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Top 5 Boutique Hotels in South Carolina

Written by Carl Hedinger

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Top 5 Boutique Hotels in South Carolina

Charleston and Columbia are very special places and home to some of the best entertainment and food found anywhere in the South. Of course, you already know about that and are just trying to find a great place to stay in and around both cities. Well, it turns out that the top five boutique hotels in South Carolina are found in Charleston and Columbia, and we’ve got them right here. Let’s have a look at the state’s best!

Kings Courtyard Inn, Charleston

Kings Courtyard Inn is perfect for visitors who want to see the real Charleston. It’s very close to highlights such as Market Street, Church Street, and Waterfront Park. This colorfully decorated hotel is nice on the inside, but its outdoor courtyard is perfect for a relaxing evening in the South’s finest city. They offer breakfast in the morning and wine in the evening at Kings Courtyard Inn. so if you’re tired, there’s no need to leave!

Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston

Placed perfectly between North and South Market Streets, Charleston’s Market Pavilion Hotel takes southern charm and throws on the accelerator. The hotel’s rooftop pavilion offers views of the markets and nearby ocean, where you’ll probably go next after looking. Spend a little more for the concierge level and you’ll get breakfast, afternoon tea, and nighttime cocktails in a private room.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Charleston Riverview

If you’re looking for a quieter stay in Charleston, then La Quinta Inn & Suites Charleston Riverview is your best option. It’s just a short drive from Downtown and all the big hits and is especially perfect for families and travelers with pets. Choose a Two-room King Suite and you’ll get access to the upper floors with a beautiful marina view.

The Inn at Claussen’s, Columbia

When in Columbia and looking for a mix of action and relaxation, stay at The Inn at Claussen’s. This place will really make you feel at home, with breakfast served to your door, and wine and cheese service throughout the evening. Tucked perfectly into the heart of Columbia’s Five Points area, this inn is the best way to enjoy the city’s most interesting collection of shops and eateries.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbia NE Fort Jackson

We can’t forget about budget travelers who might pass through Columbia and those who are seeking a room away from the action. You’ll get that and more with La Quinta Inn & Suites in Columbia NE Fort Jackson. This pet-friendly hotel will help you relax after a long day out in the city and without the hefty price tag that comes with quiet. Chill out by the hotel pool and forget that a wonderful city is just a short drive away. So now that we’ve laid out South Carolina’s best boutique options, it’s your turn to get out there and book a hotel! Enjoy your stay in the Palmetto State! You will always look back with a smile, so you better take advantage of these wonderful finds while they’re still available!

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About the author

Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.