Featuring studio and one-bedroom suites with a living area and full kitchen, this contemporary Hilton property is perfect for longer trips to Charleston. An outdoor pool and weeknight socials are pleasant perks, and the location is notable, too: you’re a block over from King Street and will have a quick walk to some of the city’s best restaurants.
Traveling to Charleston in the winter? Opt for the One Bedroom Fireplace Suite for added hygge (they have a deep soaking tub and walk-in shower, as well).
Overall, the spacious suites are clean and comfortable. Stereotypical hotel furnishings mingle with more modern lighting and décor. The kitchen holds a full-size fridge, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, and basic cookware, allowing for proper home cooking while you’re on the road. There’s also a living space for lounging.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Sensitive sleepers, beware: depending on who your neighbors are, you might hear some noise from next door.
A well-lit, minimalistic space, you’ll have no trouble primping here. Suites have either a shower-tub combination or a walk-in shower and stand-alone tub. Given the hotel’s youth, bathrooms feel fresh.
Exposed brick, velvet furnishings, a modern fireplace, and gauzy drapes cast a comfy charm on the spacious lobby.
A small outdoor pool will help keep you cool during summer trips.
With a few pieces of cardio equipment and free weights galore, the onsite fitness center will get the job done.
A complimentary breakfast buffet—with continental staples and hot foods, too—is set out each morning in the lobby’s dining room. On weeknights, guests are treated to an evening social featuring free drinks and food.
Ask for a schedule: offerings range from nachos night to Asian cuisine.
Monday through Thursday, toast to your fellow guests during the evening socials, held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Valet park at the hotel. If you’re up for long walks, take off by foot, or hop aboard the complimentary DASH trolley to tour the historic district. Drive or ride-share to sights off the peninsula.
You’re in a primo spot for eating out. Just south of you is SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar (3-minute walk). For top-notch seafood, head to The Darling Oyster Bar (5-minute walk), and for Southern fare, try The MacIntosh (6-minute walk).
A bevy of bars are within a quick walk, too. Sip swanky cocktails in a speakeasy-type setting at The Belmont (5-minute walk). For a rowdier scene, try Stars Rooftop & Grill Room (6-minute walk) or Republic Garden & Lounge (6-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Those looking for a contemporary vibe and chain-hotel rates will be pleased with the design and location of this Hilton property. It’s also a safe bet for folks heading to Charleston for a week or longer, given the in-room kitchens.