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Image for Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District
2 out of 5
155 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
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$87
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.4/5Good! (2,165 reviews)

"I had to book a last minute reservation because my husband had been admitted to MUSC. I had my dog and needed a place that accepted pets. The staff was awesome!! I cannot give them enough kudos! They were so helpful and nice!! Service definitely exceeded any expectations I could of had!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Charleston Historic District
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2.5 out of 5
259 McGrath Darby Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC
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$86
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.8/5Good! (1,194 reviews)

"All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel when visiting My. Pleasant, SC."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Best Western Patriots Point
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2 out of 5
2058 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
$60
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.2/5 (388 reviews)

"We enjoyed we got to bring our pup, and staff was nice. Our ac didn't work night 1, had to change rooms for night 2. Again staff was really cool about it and made the switch. We were a little uneasy about all the people just hanging out right out our door.... And it really drove our dog up a wall. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Motel 6 Charleston South
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2 out of 5
261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Hwy. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC
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$79
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
3.2/5 (1,851 reviews)

"I like the pool. The location was near enough to Charleston, but not in Charleston."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Mt Pleasant-Charleston-Patriots Point
Image for Econo Lodge Coliseum
1.5 out of 5
4725 Saul White Blvd, North Charleston, SC
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$76
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.9/5Good! (292 reviews)
Works for me!

"Young on site couple who are very friendly and helpful. Old property but remodeled and extremely clean updated rooms. Excellent wi-fi too. Centrally located to the N Charleston Coliseum and a large shopping center with restaurants. I really recommend this place!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019

Econo Lodge Coliseum
Image for Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point
2.5 out of 5
301 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC
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$85
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.6/5Good! (1,833 reviews)

"Reasonably priced, great location, truly dog friendly. Large room with great channel selections. Dont expect luxury here but the basics at a good price. Have stayed here twice and would again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point
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1.5 out of 5
2551 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston, SC
$50
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3/5 (839 reviews)

"I loved everything it was nice but couples who has little kids if ur on the 2nd floor tell them no running the room below u they can hear that"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Motel 6 Charleston North SC
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2.5 out of 5
144 Bee St, Charleston, SC
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$93
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.7/5Good! (1,668 reviews)

"Crowded , natural for downtown... Everyone nice and helpful ...very near destination."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston
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3 out of 5
2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
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$119
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,001 reviews)

"A very good place to stay if you have a car to get around and just want somewhere to use as a base. Helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Town & Country Inn and Suites
Image for SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston N./Ashley Phosphate
3 out of 5
7535 N Forest Drive, North Charleston, SC
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$75
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,142 reviews)

"Very nice hotel. Very clean. Excellent breakfast selection. Very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston N./Ashley Phosphate
Image for Best Western Charleston Inn
2.5 out of 5
1540 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
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$85
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4/5Very Good! (1,374 reviews)

"didnt like having problems with the toilet stopping up all the time. had to call maintennce twice and still had to baby the toilet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Best Western Charleston Inn
Image for Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
3.5 out of 5
560 King Street, Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$146
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,088 reviews)

"Staff was extremely polite and accommodating. Will be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District
Image for Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston/West Ashley
2.5 out of 5
2455 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
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$84
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.7/5Good! (1,519 reviews)

"We felt it had plenty of space for our party of 5."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston/West Ashley
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2.5 out of 5
4475 Leeds Pl W, North Charleston, SC
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$72
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
2.8/5 (176 reviews)

"The property was clean and attractive. There were no "frills" but it had what was needed."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

WoodSpring Suites North Charleston
Image for Days Inn by Wyndham Ladson Summerville Charleston
2 out of 5
119 Gateway Drive, I-26 Exit 203, Ladson, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$76
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.5/5Good! (627 reviews)

"The room was clean! Staff was very friendly and helpful! The only con I have is the blankets on bed needs to be a little thicker! My overall stay was great and I have no major complaints! I would recommend staying here!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Ladson Summerville Charleston
Image for WoodSpring Suites Charleston Airport
2.5 out of 5
4835 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC
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$70
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
2.8/5 (287 reviews)

"Certain things needed repairing. The AC was leaking into the room, the shower faucet almost came out of the wall, and the sink faucet was loose. I don't like the limit on pets."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

WoodSpring Suites Charleston Airport
Image for Suburban Extended Stay Hotel North Charleston I-526
2 out of 5
4620 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$68
per night
Oct 5 - Oct 6
2.1/5 (133 reviews)

"Bathroom door would not shut, clear wear and tear, no breakfast available or nearby"…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel North Charleston I-526
Image for Hyatt Place North Charleston
3 out of 5
2455 Prospect Drive, North Charleston, SC
Free Cancellation
$98
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (1,756 reviews)

"I think the carpet could be replaced. The bathroom did have a little mold in it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

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Cheap Hotels in Charleston

Charleston offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like USS Yorktown, this destination is home to Waterfront Park and Charleston Waterfront Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for places to stay in Charleston that won't break the bank, the 94 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty to choose from. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Best Western Patriots Point - 2.5-star golf hotel. You'll find free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its convenient parking and overall condition.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charleston N./Ashley Phosphate - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its proximity to shops and central location. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Days Inn by Wyndham Mt Pleasant-Charleston-Patriots Point - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the proximity to shops and comfortable rooms.

Econo Lodge Coliseum - 1.5-star motel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and overall value.

Red Roof PLUS+ Mt Pleasant - Patriots Point - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its helpful staff and proximity to shops. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

Planning Your Trip to Charleston

Still deciding on travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average rainfall of 5.62 inches
  • Driest months: May, November, February, and April, with an average rainfall of 2.35 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Charleston

Charleston attracts visitors with its historic landmarks and stunning churches, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as USS Yorktown, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like The Powder Magazine, or enjoy the outdoors at Waterfront Park and Charleston Waterfront Park.

Charleston is also notable for its:
  • Tours
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • University life
  • Museums

Getting Around Charleston

The closest airport is in Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), situated 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away from the city center. If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Charleston Station.

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