The Best Hotels in Charleston for Families

Molly Ramsey | February 01, 2018

The key to a peaceful family vacay? Keeping the kiddos amused, of course. These local hotels go above and beyond when it comes to catering to young travelers. They're the best family friendly hotels in Charleston, hands down.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston–Historic District

Why it made the list

For families wishing to crash in the heart of historic Charleston, this DoubleTree’s a smart choice. The warm chocolate-chip cookies you’ll get upon arrival will cheer up even the surliest of young travelers, and hotel employees are known to dote over children, providing cribs and high chairs, and even arranging babysitting services, when needed.

Sought out by many for its ideal historic location, the Doub Read More


The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Why it made the list

Another good option downtown is the Mills House Wyndham Grand, where an open-air pool provides entertainment for hours. Tip: opt for a Pool Side Room, which comes with a private patio overlooking the pool.

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The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Why it made the list

You and your family will have ample room to spread out in these spacious cottages with sprawling back porches and a private beach area right on the harbor. Plus, there’s a family-friendly pool for fun in the sun.

On the southwestern edge of Mount Pleasant—just minutes from Read More


Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Why it made the list

Your little ones will love building sandcastles in this hotel’a beach area and scoping out boats docked at the marina. If that’s not enough, they can join the resort’s Mini Mariners day camp during summer months.

Tucked on the southwest corner of Mount Pleasant—right acros Read More


Wild Dunes Resort

Why it made the list

On rainy days, “Recreation Room Service” brings all the makings of a crafty afternoon to your rental. Otherwise, out of-the-box adventures will keep kids occupied (think a private treasure hunt, kayaking clinic, LEGO class, and Kids Night Out). The whole fam will enjoy the resort’s movie nights and corn hole and Spikeball rentals; plus, you’re literally feet from the ocean.

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Seabrook Island

Why it made the list

If the island’s miles of coastline and handful of pools don’t wear out the kiddos, enlist them in Seabrook Island Club’s daily and weekly summer camp sessions (they’ll partake in arts and crafts classes, sports workshops, mini-lessons in wildlife, and on). Pony rides at the Equestrian Center and—for older kids—horseback riding on the beach will yield memories that last a lifetime.

Roughly 45 minutes southwest of downtown Charleston is Seabr Read More


Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Why it made the list

You’ll have a hard time luring your kids away from the Night Heron Children’s Pool, which features a pair of open-flume waterslides and elaborate splash zone. There are also plenty of kids’ programs offered throughout the summer, from T-shirt tie dying to Kamp Kiawah adventure camp. Activities geared toward teens—like laser-tag and ping-pong tournaments—will keep your older offspring properly entertained, too.

Golf fanatics will be in heaven at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Read More

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