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The Ryder Hotel

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237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1697
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#53 of 77 hotels in Charleston
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Discover a Good Time State of Mind Welcome to The Ryder, a boutique escape-meets-experience hotel in the heart of Charleston. The Ryder Hotel is a place to embrace your fun-loving, free-spirited side. A place where you can nurture genuine connections. A place where neighbors and explorers gather to celebrate what brings us all together.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Croatian
31Reviews0Q+A8Room tips
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smalltowntraveler wrote a review Jan 19
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I spent a week at this hotel. From the moment I arrived I knew I was at the right place! The front desk was friendly, the rooms very comfortable and clean, and don’t even get me started about the fun I had at the pool/bar! The food was great and with the weather I was able to sit outside by the pool! I will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Valet your car! You won’t need it since you can walk to everything!
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Ryder Hotel
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Thank you for your glowing review of your stay at The Ryder Hotel. We are delighted to see that you liked our clean, comfortable accommodations and were able to enjoy some time at the pool. Please come back and see us again in the future.
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Limerick52 wrote a review Jan 19
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We had a wonderful stay last week at The Ryder. Everyone we encountered from the front desk to Little Palm were extremely helpful. Such a cool hotel in Charleston, and rooms were fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a get away in the Low-country. Will definitely return!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Ryder Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
We are ecstatic to earn your recommendation. Whether you are looking for stellar service or amazing accommodations to relax in, you can bet that The Ryder Hotel will deliver a new Charleston experience. Come back and visit us again soon.
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Amber O wrote a review Jan 17
Las Vegas, Nevada4 contributions
Fun little hotel! Stayed solo in a king room with plenty of space to spread out. Appreciated the steamer, full length mirror and the T3 hairdryer as amenities in the room - couldn't believe such a nice hairdryer for a hotel (hey, its important to us ladies). The restaurant, Little Palm, was perfect for a quick drink prior to going out and exploring all that Charleston has to offer. Can't wait to go back when its warmer as there is an adorable pool right next to the restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Ryder Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Amber, Thank you for being our valued guest at The Ryder Hotel. Providing an exceptional experience is what we're known for, and we're thrilled you were impressed with our luxurious amenities and spacious accommodations. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to our property and charming town!
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codiebluedicus wrote a review Jan 17
Ventura, California3 contributions
This hotel is a hidden gem in the perfect location of downtown Charleston. Walking distance to many shops, restaurants, historic sites and all that downtown has to offer. The bed was so comfortable, and the staff so friendly and accommodating. They also have a pool and fantastic restaurant/bar, Little Palm! Will defintiely be back soon!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear Codie, Thank you! We are thrilled to know that you appreciated our convenient downtown location, comfortable accommodations, and friendly staff members. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Mollie D wrote a review Jan 15
Detroit, Michigan8 contributions12 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I are staying here for a long weekend. The staff is amazing - so friendly and helpful. Free coffee in the mornings in the sitting area on the second floor. Great atmosphere in the bar - Rachel the bartender is amazing! We are a close walk to everything (king street is one block away) and even for non walkers. A quick Uber ride or bike taxi to all bars and shops. The room is clean and comfy and even has a yoga mat in the room! The hotel offers a water carafe and free filtered water to drink which is huge to me as I chug water and hate buying cases of water on my trips. I would highly recommend anyone stay here and would come back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Mollie, It was a pleasure hosting you and your boyfriend at The Ryder Hotel. Our guests can depend on us for our comfortable and well-appointed accommodations, as well as our desirable location near amazing restaurants and stores in Charleston! We look forward to creating another memorable experience with you in the future!
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PRICE RANGE
$217 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western king charles hotel charleston, best western charleston, charleston best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
King Charles Inn
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharlestonDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
91
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ryder Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Ryder Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.2 miles), Escape in 60 (0.2 miles), and The 34 West Theater Company (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ryder Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ryder Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Ryder Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ryder Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ryder Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bitty & Beau's Coffee, 167 Raw Oyster Bar, and Charleston Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ryder Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Is The Ryder Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Charleston.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ryder Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ryder Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.5 miles), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.06 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.8 miles).
Does The Ryder Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.