Fodor's Expert Review Aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center
4875 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston, South Carolina, 29418, USA See on Map
As its name suggests, the Aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center is a convenient spot for travelers wanting easy access to the airport or a concert at the North Charleston Coliseum. With an open lobby, a lively lounge and bar, and indoor pool, the brand aims to deliver the experiential delights Millennials crave during travels. A sleek, minimalist design and high-tech touches like concierge iPad kiosks and smart TVs drive home the hotel’s hip vibe.
YOU SHOULD KNOW While the accommodations are convenient to the airport (and even provide a complimentary shuttle), they’re miles from downtown, with a cab running about $25 one way.
Natural light fills the European-style (read: Spartan) spaces, which offer window-facing king or queen-queen beds, a 42-inch flatscreen, and a one-stop-shop charging station for devices.
Tiled walk-in showers (in some suites; others have tubs), vessel sink vanities, and Bliss Spa bath products made for Aloft fill the simple spaces.
Bright wall panels, lights, and pillows add pops of color to the large, industrial-style lobby. Ample seating and TVs invite groups to gather, while the re:mix lounge area holds a billiards table.
Take a quick dip or get a few laps in at the fair-sized indoor pool.
Complimentary coffee is set out in the lobby every morning; grab-and-go continental breakfast items and other snacks are available for purchase, as well. Light bites can be ordered at the W XYZ bar.
A complimentary shuttle makes transport to and from the airport a breeze. If you have a car, park it for free in the lot out front. Drive a hybrid? You'll score premium parking.
After an afternoon spent shopping at the outlet malls, order a delicious pie from Community Pizza House (3-minute drive). For locals’ favorite seafood in the area, head to The CODFather, Proper Fish & Chips (12-minute drive).
Find a top-notch bar scene in North Charleston’s nearby Park Circle neighborhood, where you’ll want to stop by Stems & Skins (11-minute drive) wine bar and Madra Rua Irish Pub (10-minute drive).
WHY WE LIKE IT
For younger travelers looking for airport-convenient accommodations, the Aloft is a budget-friendly option. The lively bar, lounge, and indoor pools are enjoyable perks, as is the hotel’s proximity to the Tanger Outlet malls.