Fodor's Expert Review Embassy Suites Historic Charleston

337 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29403, USA

A courtyard where cadets once marched is now a soaring atrium—complete with a glass ceiling, frilly palm trees, and a babbling fountain—in this 1822 building that once served as the Old Citadel. The restored brick walls of the breakfast room and some guest rooms contain original gun ports. Handsome teak and mahogany furniture and sisal rugs in the common areas recall the British-colonial era. Guest rooms are not nearly as chic, but are comfortable and serviceable. The wall of the tiny pool literally backs up to Marion Square.

PROS

  • located directly on Marion Square
  • free made-to-order breakfast
  • complimentary drinks nightly in the lobby bar

CONS

  • the suites lack charm
  • some rooms have little or no natural light
  • it's overshadowed by flashy newcomer neighbors Hotel Bennett and The Dewberry

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Lively
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 843-723–6900

HOTEL DETAILS

153 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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