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25 Best Cheap Hotels in Charleston

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Comfort Suites West of the Ashley Slideshow
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#17 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "We got a great price for the room, military discount was nice. There was a minor issue that was immediately handled by the front desk. We got the king size bed room (jacuzzi room..."
  • "Other than the entrance being a tad difficult our stay was beyond expectations. The staff from the front desk to the ladies who clean the rooms always had a smile and were always extremely pleasant t..."
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BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn Slideshow
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#36 of 59 hotels in Charleston
4 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget motels" when describing this hotel.
  • "I haven't seen a pool like this at a budget hotel in a long time if ever. Overall it was a great experience and we'll stay there from now on when we go to Charleston...."
  • "I have stayed in nicer budget motels. And the check in clerk got in a dig about the website through which I made my reservation. Didn't check the breakfast buffet. Room was on..."
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Andrew Pinckney Inn Slideshow
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#15 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "Problem was significant and truthfully warranted a room discount and none offered. Concierge very helpful with hints of where to go and how to get there. Overall a very pleasant..."
  • "perfect location, great help on selecting dining, great breakfast, great bed. tough to beat..."
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#28 of 59 hotels in Charleston
2 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "Compared to B&Bs in Charleston, the rates at Fulton Lane Inn are more affordable but the tradeoff is a stay which feels more like a budget hotel than a B&B. The rooms are basic and..."
  • "Odd white lint balls on carpet resulted in conclusive evidence cleaner's rule of thumb (per Marriott) 20 minutes per room, was under budget. Bathroom toilet was difficult as handle..."
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Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown Slideshow
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#18 of 59 hotels in Charleston
5 travelers mentioned "affordable hotel" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was really just looking for a clean, convenient, and affordable hotel. We never stay much time in the room so I wasnt looking for 5 star. I was pleasantly surprised when we..."
  • "The location was very convenient to everything, and the rate was affordable... just the thing for a little staycation with my fiance'! The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the..."
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Town & Country Inn and Suites Slideshow
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#5 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "The room rate with AARP discount was $75.00. Considering the rates of the in town hotels this was a real bargain and you are only five minutes from the downtown area. There is bus..."
  • "We were very satisfied with the room, except the pillows were too big. They had no smaller pillows, so if you can not sleep on thick pillows bring your own. We enjoyed the location. Just minutes to..."
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Charleston Riverview Slideshow
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#51 of 59 hotels in Charleston
4 travelers mentioned "budget hotel" and "budget place" when describing this hotel.
  • "LaQuinta is a budget hotel which does not offer valet service. I never expect to have any help when I am loading and unloading the car, but Julius, who I believe works with the..."
  • "Great budget place to base yourself for Charleston. Beware of taxi companies though, book through the front desk only, and avoid "express taxi" like the plague. Very unreliable..."
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Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston /  West Ashley Slideshow
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#29 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "People were nice and the rooms were clean. wish they would have honored the discount from my son's Junior Golf Tournament - Nike Hurricane Tour. Other than that everything was OK..."
  • "Rooms were very clean. The location of the hotel is perfect, its off the road so that there is not much chance of traffic being backed up and not hearing the roar of traffic. Friendly staff and very h..."
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Indigo Inn Slideshow
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#10 of 59 hotels in Charleston
3 travelers mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "The inn offers charming, affordable B-and-B type luxury in the heart of the historic downtown, just a couple short blocks from the Market, yet extremely quiet. Our room on the..."
  • "My husband and I were on an impromptu road trip with our dog and luckily found this gem! Not only is it dog friendly, but affordable and in an amazing location. Once you park your..."
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Inn at Middleton Place Slideshow
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#23 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "We found the Inn at Middleton Place via an on-line Living Social discount offer. However, when I called the Inn at Middleton Place to inquire about specifics of the deal, (such as..."
  • "In October of 2004 my husband and I spent two nights at the Inn. Overall, it was a lovely experience - peaceful, interesting setting. My one regret is that we did not stay there when it was new. It i..."
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Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront Slideshow
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#41 of 59 hotels in Charleston
3 travelers mentioned "affordable place" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is a very nice and affordable place we are likely to stay again. We usually stay at different places for new experiences, but this one is worth a second visit...."
  • "The rooms were super affordable and we had a nice room with a balcony, fridge and king bed. Staff was very wonderful and there is a restaurant on site for breakfast and cocktails in..."
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Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River Slideshow
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#38 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "Rooms were clean, access to the hospital easy, and the rates reasonable (even have a hospital discount). Best was the service. Every single staff member we encountered was..."
  • "I booked a room at the Holiday Inn Express for a weekend visit to take my college student daughter to visit her beau who is a student at the near by Citadel Military College during her fall break. I o..."
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Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston Slideshow
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#46 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
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King Charles Inn Slideshow
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#12 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "All in all, a great place to stay in Charleston for a very reasonable price - and with our AAA discount, a great price! Oh, and parking was free!! Very unusual for Charleston...."
  • "I'm so greatful to Tripadvisor for helping me find this hotel. I didn't/couldn't spend a fortune on what was to be a short stop over on our way home. I did my homework and based on the reviews decided..."
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#49 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "Wonderful hotel, great staff and all the bells and whistles. Perfect location surrounded by wonderful restaurants and shopping. Great tour carriage rides right outside the door. Roof top bar was pe..."
  • "Living only an hour away from Charleston, I visit frequently. This is my favorite place to stay. The value is great! Walking distance to everything, beautiful rooms and friendly staff. Owner even sho..."
Hampton Inn Charleston - Historic District Slideshow
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#16 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "I recommend this hotel to anyone who is budget conscious. There is an awesome outdoor pool which we didn't know about. The only downside was no bar, but there are plenty around..."
  • "Me and my girlfriend stayed here to celebrate her birthday. The room was very nice and clean, particularly the bathroom. I think it was around $130/night (including tax) when I booked it through price..."
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Hampton Inn Charleston - Daniel Island Slideshow
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#22 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "affordable place" when describing this hotel.
  • "The price was affordable. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Like most Hampton Inns, they serve a decent complementary breakfast. There is a pool, but it was not heated. The..."
  • "Second stay. Clean, friendly. Great for a quick trip when visiting family...."
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Residence Inn Charleston Downtown/Riverview Slideshow
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#30 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "If on a tight budget, this inn on Ripley Point is the place to stay. It is clean, has free parking, all suites, and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. The hot..."
  • "A great place to use as a base to travel out from! Two room suite suited our purpose to a T. VERY comfortable beds and room was clean. Good bath in each bedroom with fluffy towels and shampoo..."
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Elliott House Inn Slideshow
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#37 of 59 hotels in Charleston
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Elliott House Inn for its awesome hospitality, renovated and clean rooms, great location, and what we hope will stay "affordable" rates...."
  • "Our stay was memorable thanks to the staff, the accommodations, and location. Situated in the heart of the historic district, the Elliot House is ideally located for all those wishing to explore all ..."
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#11 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "We loved Charleston and especially the Ansonborough Inn. The location was great, as well as, the staff. The breakfast was more than adequate and the wine and cheese reception in the afternoon was a ..."
  • "We felt so welcome at the Asonborough Inn during our first trip to Charleston. Everyone on the staff was most helpful and friendly, always assuring your needs were met. The lovely roof top terrace w..."
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Kings Courtyard Inn Slideshow
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#21 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "This is a location in the heart of everything. You can walk to the market and since it is on king street, good shopping. They have breakfasts delivered to the room, night time sherry and four poster b..."
  • "When going to Charleston you want to stay downtown. You also want to be able to walk to everything since parking is a premium. This hotel has the best location. Park your car in the lot right behin..."
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#6 of 8 Specialty lodging in Charleston
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  • "We attended a wedding recently and the property is exceptional for a reception! There are many rooms utilized, in addition to the tent that was set up so it never seemed crowded. The pier was fun to w..."
  • "We were there last evening for a wedding, It was awesome except they didn't have the fan thing down, Way to hot...food great..service great... We did not stay here, didn't think you could Very nice p..."
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#39 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "This is a great place to stay in Charleston. It is in a very convenient location for all the shopping and restaurants. It is a short walk to the Waterfront Park and for younger people would be a bea..."
  • "My husband and I had a one bedroom, one bath with a full kitchen. Our room had nice furniture, the bed was comfortable and it had a fireplace in the main room. The inn is beautiful and there is a love..."
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SpringHill Suites Charleston Downtown/Riverview Slideshow
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#31 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "We found this hotel after another hotel in downtown messed up my reservation and I just started searching on internet for a room nearby. I can say that was one of the best searches ever. We were in ..."
  • "the 3rd leg of our tour brought us to this hotel. Only issue maybe is the location is on the other side of a bridge and to get downtown you should either drive or take the shuttle provided by the hote..."
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#47 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "My husband and I stayed in the Soho Suite for 3 nights the week after Christmas 2005. The suite was awesome. Very spacious with nice decor and what an awesome location. We parked the car in the parkin..."
  • "We stayed at Meeting Street Suites for several nights in August 2003, been meaning to write this ever since. We were visiting during the week and got an amazing price. Our 1-bedroom suite is the nices..."
Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview Slideshow
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#42 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "This hotel was booked through priceline.com. My wife and I were a little worried when we saw some of the other reviews that people had written. Some of the points are valid. The hotel is a little date..."
  • "This hotel is conveniently located from the Medical University of South Carolina(MUSC) Hospitals directly across the connecting bridge. Room was good but hot water was lacking, and could only get warm..."
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston Slideshow
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#44 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "I enjoyed my stay here. The service was great and everyone was friendly. We enjoyed the full breakfast. The rooms and hotel was clean. We had no complaints on this hotel. ..."
  • "Family stayed 1 night in preparation for departure on Carnival Cruise out of Charleston Port. This was a clean facility, nice priced and the hot breakfast was acceptable to the family. Would stay ag..."
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#52 of 59 hotels in Charleston
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  • "My daughter just turned nine while we were on vacation in Charleston and we stayed on Southern Comfort for her birthday. It's a gorgeous vessel with lots of amenities and a great view! Chris, the ow..."
  • "Let me start by saying that we did truly enjoy our stay on the Southern Comfort, and had plans to return. However, the memory of our trip has been tainted by Chris, the boat owners after charges. ..."
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