The Best Hotels for a Night Out on the Town in Charleston

Molly Ramsey | February 01, 2018

Sure, Charleston’s no Miami. But we’ve still got a handful of bass-bumping clubs and raucous bars. Upper King, Calhoun, and Market streets house the rowdiest establishments in town; with that in mind, here are the downtown hotels that make post-party crashing oh-so convenient.

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#7

The Dewberry Charleston

Why it made the list

For those who like to let their hair down while keeping things classy, there’s The Dewberry, the ground floor of which holds one of Charleston’s best bars. You’re also an easy walk from dozens of water holes on upper King.

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#6

The Vendue

Why it made the list

One of the city’s most popular rooftop bars is right above your room at The Vendue. You’ll also be mere blocks from The Blind Tiger—a rowdy sports bar with a charming back patio—and Market Street’s late-night scene.

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#5

Market Pavilion Hotel

Why it made the list

Market Street houses a few lively bars, like Henry’s House and a dueling piano bar. Your room at the Market Pavilion will be feet from it all; plus, the hotel has a rooftop bar that gets rather raucous itself.

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#4

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District

Why it made the list

Upper King Street’s where the party’s at. It’s also where your comfy bed will be should you stay at the Hyatt Place.

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#3

Hyatt House Charleston/Historic District

Why it made the list

Bachelor and bachelorette groups should try booking one of Hyatt House’s two-bedroom suites, which sleep up to eight. After closing upper King bars down, you’ll have the shortest of walks home. Once there, use the full kitchen to satisfy those late-night cravings.

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#2

Courtyard Charleston Historic District

Why it made the list

Stay at this Courtyard and you’ll be uniquely situated across the street from Trio Club and Mynt—two of Charleston’s most sought-after dance clubs. You’ll also spend less than you would at boutique hotels nearby (meaning more money for shots, of course).

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#1

Francis Marion Hotel

Why it made the list

Tucked on the corner of King and Calhoun Streets, the Francis Marion’s in the epicenter of Charleston’s nightlife scene. For DJs and late-night dancing, try Trio Club, Mynt, or Republic Garden & Lounge (they’re literally feet from your room). For less dirty dancing but equal amounts of booze, head to one of upper King’s bars, like The Cocktail Club or Stars Rooftop & Grill Room.

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