Best Hotels in South Carolina

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in South Carolina based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    #1 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 659 reviewsTripAdvisor (659)
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    The stunning Harbour Town area is a great place to station yourself during a Hilton Head trip. And its standout accommodations, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (part of The Sea Pines Resort), is certainly one of the most popular resorts on the island. Guests who choose to make the (somewhat long) trek here delight in the lush scenery, the luxurious rooms and the professional, approachable and welcoming staff. Rooms come with large flat-screen TVs, blackout-lined window treatments and spacious bathrooms with soaking tubs and Molton Brown toiletries. Visitors like to venture out of the hotel to eat (particularly at The Quarterdeck, one of Hilton Head's favorites), but most insist that you stick close to home for Sunday brunch. Harbour Town rests in the bottom boot of Hilton Head Island.

    Hilton Head Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 659 reviewsTripAdvisor (659)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Wentworth Mansion
    Charleston, SC
    #2 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 973 reviewsTripAdvisor (973)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Guests rave about Wentworth Mansion, applauding its long-standing commitment to the building's history and its ability to deliver on contemporary luxury. Constructed in the late 1800s, the Wentworth Mansion exudes old-world charm, meaning it's also the perfect Charleston home base for history buffs. Lodgers particularly praise the elegant decor, fantastic customer service, on-site spa, evening brandies and sherries, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Rooms include spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces or outside porches and, in some suites, sunrooms. Though guests say the rooms and overall atmosphere are relaxing, they note that the luxury doesn't come cheap. However, its location is another feather in its cap; The Battery is nearby, as is the South Carolina Aquarium. Also, keep in mind that this hotel is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which means that members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and redeem points here.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 973 reviewsTripAdvisor (973)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Dewberry Charleston
    Charleston, SC
    #3 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 833 reviewsTripAdvisor (833)
    Free WiFi

    Named after John Dewberry, one of the South's most polarizing and powerful real estate developers, The Dewberry Charleston is the result of an almost eight-year renovation of a former federal building. Designed to exude old-world Charleston, South Carolina, charm, all of the property's 155 guest rooms and suites feature hand-painted wallpaper by a local artist, chandeliers, queen- or king-sized beds dressed in Irish linens, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers. Recent visitors raved about the beautiful and clean accommodations, although some bemoaned the lack of coffee makers and work desks. Should you need to conduct business while staying here, three event venues, including a ballroom and its adjacent pre-function space, are available. Fitness buffs, meanwhile, can work out in the fitness studio, borrow a bike for a ride around town or participate in rooftop yoga classes. Once you've worked up an appetite, sit down for a meal at Henrietta's, where international dishes are served in a mahogany-paneled dining room with Roaring '20s-themed artwork. After filling up on gourmet fare, reserve The Dewberry's Volvo house car to reach sights like The Battery and the Charleston City Market.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 833 reviewsTripAdvisor (833)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    Kiawah Island, SC
    #4 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1430 reviewsTripAdvisor (1430)
    Free Parking
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    If you want a quiet, stress-free getaway, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort might be just the place. Sitting right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel is a destination unto itself. Sun-seekers will feel right at home here with five championship golf courses and plenty of outdoor recreational activities, while on-site amenities like the spa will make your stay on Kiawah Island rejuvenating. When it's time to sleep, rooms include Italian linens and robes, marble walk-in showers and a balcony with ocean or dune views. Recent guests recommended splurging on an ocean-view room to fully appreciate the hotel's idyllic setting. But if you're hoping to explore Charleston, be warned this hotel is located approximately 25 miles south of the city. Keep in mind that members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Kiawah Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1430 reviewsTripAdvisor (1430)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Spectator Hotel
    Charleston, SC
    #5 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 712 reviewsTripAdvisor (712)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    For recent guests, The Spectator Hotel's distinct style and unbeatable customer service are what sets this Charleston property apart from its peers. Situated just one block from the Charleston City Market and a short walk from the popular Waterfront Park, The Spectator Hotel offers a convenient home base for sightseers. Aside from the location, recent visitors raved about the rooms, particularly the comfy beds and spacious bathrooms. Accommodations also come equipped with minifridges, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi access and personal butlers – perhaps the biggest delight among lodgers. While the property doesn't have its own on-site restaurant (though it does offer a free continental breakfast each morning), recent visitors didn't seem to mind; travelers said their butlers and the front desk staff were quick to offer suggestions and advice for guests. But after you've explored the Charleston dining scene, consider heading back to The Spectator to sample some of the handcrafted cocktails at its bar, which is designed to look like a 1920s-era speakeasy. The Spectator also lacks a fitness center, but you can get in your exercise with the hotel's complimentary bikes.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 712 reviewsTripAdvisor (712)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    French Quarter Inn
    Charleston, SC
    #6 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3317 reviewsTripAdvisor (3317)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Surrounded by some of Charleston's favorite attractions – including the Old City Market and the Nathaniel Russell House – this boutique hotel is a convenient and luxurious home base for leisure travelers. It features carved beds in spacious rooms equipped with 40-inch flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray DVD players, free wireless internet and a private veranda (in some rooms). Additionally, the French Quarter Inn offers complimentary breakfast and a variety of free snacks (like a bedtime plate of cookies and milk) throughout the day. Past guests have nothing but praise for this property for its prime location and the kind and welcoming hotel staff.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3317 reviewsTripAdvisor (3317)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Charleston Place
    Charleston, SC
    #7 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3614 reviewsTripAdvisor (3614)
    Free WiFi

    The City Market sits right outside the lobby and attractions like the Old Slave Mart Museum, numerous art galleries and the Nathaniel Russell House are just a stone's throw away. So in other words, Charleston Place makes a great home base for sightseers visiting this city for the first time. Plus, the hotel's decor  complete with exquisitely carved furniture, sweeping staircases and bright, cheerful colors  add a taste of Southern comfort. Inside the rooms, guests will find minifridges, marble bathrooms with walk-in showers or soaker tubs, and Belmond Charleston Place toiletries. Along with the hotel's furnishings, Charleston Place also boasts a spa and an infinity-edge, saltwater indoor/outdoor swimming pool (the glass roof retracts). But what keeps customers coming back is the excellent quality of Charleston Place's customer service.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3614 reviewsTripAdvisor (3614)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Planters Inn
    Charleston, SC
    #8 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2158 reviewsTripAdvisor (2158)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting smack-dab in the heart of downtown, this beautiful hotel claims to be the "heart and soul of Historic Charleston." And guests agree, citing the homey atmosphere and Southern charm as major reasons to stay here. Decked out in beautifully carved furniture accented by rich neutrals and cozy curtains, Planters Inn exudes an Old World aura, but it also embraces modern standards of luxury. The hotel offers nightly turndown service (with macarons and a weather card to help plan your next-day activities) and spacious Italian marble baths. And you can enjoy some true low country cooking at the on-site Peninsula Grill. Because Planter's Inn is a Relais & Châteaux outpost, Club 5C members can earn or redeem complimentary perks here.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2158 reviewsTripAdvisor (2158)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Montage Palmetto Bluff
    Bluffton, SC
    #9 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 838 reviewsTripAdvisor (838)
    Free WiFi

    Some see Bluffton, South Carolina, as the gateway into Hilton Head Island, which is just 8 miles farther east. But this quaint town is also rife with opportunities to explore the South Carolina low country. And for recent visitors, there's no better place to make your home base than the alluring Montage Palmetto Bluff. You don't even need to leave the resort premises to enjoy the culture – the property's screened-in shabby-chic porches are a prime setting to enjoy a Carolina sunset. You can dine on the area's freshest seafood at the inn's Canoe Club and experience some of the South's trademark charm from the ever-present and accommodating staff members. Guests can choose to stay in a room within the main house, or within a private cottage. There's also a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on-site, as well as alligator-spotting excursions, day trips to Daufuskie Island and marshland kayaking in the surrounding area. (Though the resort also charges a $40 daily amenities fee.) The Montage Palmetto Bluff sits on Village Park Square, right along the May River (about 95 miles south of Charleston and around 20 miles northeast of Savannah).

    Bluffton, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 838 reviewsTripAdvisor (838)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    HarbourView Inn
    Charleston, SC
    #10 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2367 reviewsTripAdvisor (2367)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Just as its name suggests, this hotel sits right along the coast, boasting spectacular views of Charleston Harbor. And it's just a short walk from some of the city's best things to do, including the Old Slave Mart Museum and the City Market. However, according to recent guests, location isn't the only thing the HarbourView has to brag about: People rave about the hotel's handcrafted furnishings (the four-poster beds, complimentary wireless Internet and 42-inch flat-screen TVs are nice touches) and the inn's relaxed, homey atmosphere. They also say that the complimentary breakfast alongside waterfront views from the rooftop terrace and the impeccable customer service are worth returning for.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2367 reviewsTripAdvisor (2367)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Market Pavilion Hotel
    Charleston, SC
    #11 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1658 reviewsTripAdvisor (1658)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Sitting just down the street from the historic Charleston City Market, this hotel is ideal for anyone who prefers all things luxury. Many guests find it hard to believe that Market Pavilion only dates back to 2003; intricately carved furniture and elaborate decor evoke a sense of history, while the hotel's rooftop pool and Pavilion Bar add contemporary flair. Recent guests rave about the hotel's friendly staff and top-tier room amenities, which include two-poster beds, plush robes, oversized marble baths and Hermès brand toiletries.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1658 reviewsTripAdvisor (1658)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    The Restoration
    Charleston, SC
    #12 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1167 reviewsTripAdvisor (1167)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    According to recent guests, The Restoration is more than just a hotel. Spread throughout five buildings in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the property offers a bevy of unique amenities. Visitors and locals can wander through The Port Mercantile retail store in search of one-of-a-kind goods; soak up the sun on the rooftop or by the Indigo Pool; indulge in a treatment at The Amethyst Spa; or enjoy farm-to-table eats at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits. Other on-site amenities exclusively available to guests include a fitness center and complimentary bicycle rentals. Travelers also rave about the property's location, which puts lodgers within walking distance of many popular Charleston attractions, including the Charleston City Market and The Nathaniel Russell House Museum. Additionally, recent guests said they weren't disappointed when they retired to their rooms. The all-suite accommodations are described as spacious, comfortable and stylish. Ranging from 500-square-foot studio suites with kitchenettes to two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, rooms are equipped with Smart TVs, personal iPads, complimentary Wi-Fi access and made-to-order breakfast baskets, among other amenities. Aside from the standout facilities, reviewers were most impressed with the exceptional service. 

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1167 reviewsTripAdvisor (1167)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    The Vendue
    Charleston, SC
    #13 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2602 reviewsTripAdvisor (2602)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled in historic downtown Charleston's French Quarter, The Vendue offers unique lodgings that exhibit distinct Southern charm. Due to the age of the property (the hotel is a combination of old warehouses that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries), no two rooms here are the same. While the specific design of each room varies, the historical theme of the property remains central across all accommodations, each boasting antique furnishings as well as modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and in-room Wi-Fi. Aside from the room accouterments, The Vendue also boasts complimentary bike rentals, two restaurant, rooftop bar and top-notch customer service, according to guests. There is also a rotating art gallery in-house as well as an afternoon wine reception and evening milk and cookies, creating for an utmost cozy stay. 

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2602 reviewsTripAdvisor (2602)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    #14 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1954 reviewsTripAdvisor (1954)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This Westin rides the middle – it's not so luxurious that it out-prices visitors, nor is it in any way a downgrade from the other island resorts. It's not flooded with children like some of its competitors, but there are still plenty of kid-friendly amenities to make young families feel at home. And guests say the service they received was ideal, and that the restaurants all offer tasty fare. When it comes to rest and relaxation, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has three swimming pools and a whirlpool, plus the brand's Heavenly Spa. For youngsters, the hotel hosts movie nights and offers a kids club day camp and excursions the whole family can participate in. The resort is located on the northeastern tip of Hilton Head. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Hilton Head Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1954 reviewsTripAdvisor (1954)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    #15 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 300 reviewsTripAdvisor (300)
    Free WiFi

    The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, which is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is separated from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston by the Cooper River. The property’s unique setting gives guests access to everything South Carolina has to offer. Visitors have direct access to a private beach, while The Beach Club also provides quick transportation to all the shopping and dining available in downtown Charleston. If you'd rather lounge by the pool, the resort has a 30,000-square-foot pool deck where a variety of games can be found. For those seeking more serious rest and relaxation, a tranquility pool is available for extra peace and quiet. Plus, while kids participate in organized activities at the Mini Mariners Camp, parents can indulge in a treatment at the on-site Estuary Spa. When it's time to dine, guests can enjoy harbor views and seasonal fare at the Charleston Harbor Fish house. The property also includes four bars and lounges for travelers to take advantage of. Recent guests gave mixed reviews of the on-site cuisine and some recommended venturing into the city for more delectable options. Travelers were most pleased with the accommodations, though, which offer either waterfront or harbor views and have standard amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and minifridges. If you opt for a suite, you'll also receive additional perks like fireplaces, balconies and multiple bathrooms. And while some guests reported minor snafus with the staff, most commended the resort for providing personalized customer service. 

    Mount Pleasant, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 300 reviewsTripAdvisor (300)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    #16 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3630 reviewsTripAdvisor (3630)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has 28 luxury and oceanfront suites with extra large balconies, but recent guests say that the 295 basic rooms are jumbo enough and thankfully cheaper. These rooms, which got a new look after a $17 million renovation, feature kitchenettes and private balconies. The staff needed no renovation, however – travelers unanimously praise their attentiveness. As this hotel's name implies, you're right on the waterfront, but you also have access to adult, family and wading pools and a fitness center. The grounds also host a well-received day spa. And for golf or tennis, lodgers have access to the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, where you'll find Hilton Head's most-coveted golf courses and tennis courts. Plus, members of the Omni Select Guest program can enjoy complimentary perks by choosing to stay here.

    Hilton Head Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3630 reviewsTripAdvisor (3630)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
    Hilton Head, SC
    #17 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3253 reviewsTripAdvisor (3253)
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    Spreading out across 11 acres on Hilton Head Island's east coast, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head invites visitors to take advantage of its prime location and top-notch amenities. Thanks to a $30 million facelift in 2013, the resort now features a heated lagoon swimming pool and the full-service Arum Spa. After you're feeling replenished, retire to your digs and admire views of the ocean, gardens or Shipyard Plantation grounds from your private balcony or patio. Each room also comes appointed with an iHome docking station, a coffee maker and a small refrigerator. When your stomach starts to rumble, recent guests recommend sampling the delectable low country fare served at Heyward's Restaurant. If you'd prefer to dine outdoors, you can enjoy lighter fare and creative cocktails at Seacrest Terrace and Patio, or venture to Bayley's Bar and Terrace for a quick bite. Ordering a la carte meals at Sweet Cane Bar and Grille is another dining option. Apart from the tasty cuisine, previous visitors highlight the hotel staff's genuine Southern hospitality as a compelling reason to plan a future stay.

    Hilton Head, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3253 reviewsTripAdvisor (3253)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection
    Charleston, SC
    #18 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    Free WiFi

    If location is a make or break factor for you, there are fewer properties that can provide a more convenient home base in Charleston, South Carolina, than the Grand Bohemian. Some of the city's biggest attractions, including The Battery and the Charleston City Market, sit less than a mile from the property. Along with its address, another standout aspect of this boutique property is its funky, upscale decor. Accommodations feature mustard-colored accent chairs, velvet upholstered headboards and glass-top desks, among other features. Rooms also come equipped with flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, minifridges and windows offering views of the city's historic area or hotel atrium. Though some guests had mixed feels about the unconventional decor, many agreed that the on-site dining is top-notch. Élevé Restaurant specializes in farm-to-table fare, and the rooftop bar by the same name is described as a must-visit. Guests also strongly recommend visiting the Bohemian Wine Blending & Tasting room, but if you're looking for something more casual, the Maison Café will likely do. Travelers were pleased with the hotel and its amenities, but said room rates are expensive, especially considering the property lacks additional hotel facilities, such as a pool or spa.   

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
    Charleston, SC
    #19 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3959 reviewsTripAdvisor (3959)
    Free WiFi

    Most recent guests praise The Mills House Hotel's quaint accommodations, ideal location and delicious food. Sandwiched between some of Charleston's most intriguing museums and galleries on Meeting Street, Mills is also an easy walk to The Calhoun Mansion and the Nathaniel Russell House. Besides the rooms featuring coffee makers, nightly turndown service and complimentary daily newspapers, this hotel also has an outdoor pool, a well-dressed courtyard and the visitor-approved Barbadoes Room restaurant. Several guests express disappointment on having to pay up to $32 a day for parking. One other thing to keep in mind: This hotel was originally built in 1853, meaning its rooms and bathrooms are smaller than its contemporary counterparts.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3959 reviewsTripAdvisor (3959)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Rhett House Inn
    Beaufort, SC
    #20 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1098 reviewsTripAdvisor (1098)
    Free WiFi
    The Rhett House Inn is a 4 star hotel located at 1009 Craven St in Beaufort. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1098 reviews.
    Beaufort, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1098 reviewsTripAdvisor (1098)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    North Beach Plantation
    North Myrtle Beach, SC
    #21 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3612 reviewsTripAdvisor (3612)
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    Free WiFi

    Sitting pretty on a 7.5-acre island (tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and White Point Squash North Beach Plantation), this Myrtle Beach retreat attracts visitors with its impressive ocean views. But according to recent guests, that's not all North Beach Plantation has going for it. Guests laud the luxury villas and oceanfront condominiums; one-bedroom condos boast spacious balconies, furnished kitchens, flat-screen TVs and Jacuzzi tubs. When you and your crew aren't unwinding in your roomy digs, seek solace at Cinzia Spa, which offers nourishing body treatments and couples massages. Craving more activity? Swim a few laps in one of the resort's pools or arrange a tee time through the resort's golf department for one of the nearby golf courses. When dinnertime rolls around, refuel at 21 Main Prime Steak House, which offers an extensive wine selection, sizzling sirloins and a sushi and sashimi bar. You'll find North Beach Plantation about 10 miles northeast of downtown Myrtle Beach.

    North Myrtle Beach, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3612 reviewsTripAdvisor (3612)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    #22 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2241 reviewsTripAdvisor (2241)

    According to recent guests, this Marriott is one of the premier hotels to book for a Hilton Head vacation. For one thing, there's delicious local cuisine served steaming in one of the resort's best restaurants, Blue. For another, the hotel has a whopping 513 rooms and suites, many of which have balconies that look out on the Atlantic Ocean. But before you reserve your room, know that that the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa is usually crawling with kids – which could be good or bad for you, depending on whether you're planning on bringing your own. This property sits on a sandy strip on Hilton Head's east-central coast and if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member you can accrue or cash in points by choosing to stay here.

    Hilton Head Island, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2241 reviewsTripAdvisor (2241)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Willcox
    Aiken, SC
    #23 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 301 reviewsTripAdvisor (301)
    Free WiFi
    The Willcox is a 3.5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 301 reviews.
    Aiken, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 301 reviewsTripAdvisor (301)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Poinsett, Greenville
    Greenville, SC
    #24 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1572 reviewsTripAdvisor (1572)
    Free WiFi

    The Westin Poinsett is popular among Greenville, South Carolina's business travelers. For one, it's right on South Main Street in the city's downtown area, so it's not too far from the city's main thoroughfares, quaint parks and quality eateries. There are on-site facilities for business meetings and audiovisual equipment is available for presentations. Recent lodgers describe the front desk staff as friendly and readily available to respond to guests' needs. Visitors also praise the hotel's ability to preserve its historical integrity (it's been around since 1925), while offering contemporary touches. Rooms include Westin's signature Heavenly Beds, iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the WestinWORKOUT Gym. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Greenville, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1572 reviewsTripAdvisor (1572)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    #25 in Best Hotels in South Carolina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1929 reviewsTripAdvisor (1929)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    In-room spa treatments and pristine grounds make the Marina Inn the ideal getaway for leisure-seekers. Guests report the rooms are spacious with well-appointed amenities like private balconies, 47-inch flat-screen TVs and Tommy Bahama toiletries. Many also pinpoint the unobstructed views of either the golf course or the Intracoastal Waterway (offered in almost every room) as the hotel's main allure. But beachgoers should note that the Marina Inn is not an oceanfront property. To get to the beach, you'll need to drive a few miles down Grand Dunes Boulevard. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to get to the beach. If you get tired of spa treatments, leisure activities and plentiful dining on the resort premises, you can also take a 10-mile drive south to downtown Myrtle Beach.

    Myrtle Beach, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1929 reviewsTripAdvisor (1929)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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