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Location...Best Place to Stay...geographically speaking...

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Location...Best Place to Stay...geographically speaking...

As I am looking at various hotels for my visit to Charleston, I was wondering if someone could help me out by telling me what are the differences in the areas of downtown charleston, mt. pleasant, and north charleston....say that I were to stay at these places...in the areas of beach access or closeness, shopping, site seeing (attractions), parking, dining, what are the advantages disadvantages of these locations....any help is appreciated.

Also, any suggestions on accomodations for 6 people....wanting to pay for one room or house/condo, etc. to lodge 6 people.....wanting to be comfortable, but not wanting to book two hotel rooms....

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1. Re: Location...Best Place to Stay...geographically speaking...

In terms of site seeing and dining, Charleston is the place to be, although if you have a car and arrive early (for parking) you should have no problem with any of the places you mention.

I will be very hard to find a hotel in Charleston that will accommocate 6 adults in one room. Even the all-suite hotels seems to max out at 4 people.

The most comfortable way to house 6 together would be to rent a cottage or condo at one of the beaches, and then drive into Charleston for the big day. Unfortunately, most of the beach resorts have minimum rental periods - often one week - at the high season. July 4th is the HIGHEST season.

What about getting two adjoining rooms so that you can go back and forth between the two?

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2. Re: Location...Best Place to Stay...geographically speaking...

Check Isle of Palms and Folly Beach for house/condo rentals. A simple google search will bring up leading companies who handle rentals. I agree you will probably not find the lodging you seek downtown or even in N. Charleston. But, you could check a site like vrbo.com ( owners who rent out homes). Best wishes.

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3. Re: Location...Best Place to Stay...geographically speaking...

Check out the Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector.

They have one room suites with 2 queen beds and a pull out sofa for 2 for $139.00 a night on the 4th. You even get free breakfast of eggs and sausage. Won't find much better than that. Heck, that deal is good enough to make me want to book a room! I wouldn't wait though, I'm sure they go fast.

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4. Re: Location...Best Place to Stay...geographically speaking...

The post about the Comfort Inn suites is a great idea. That is a good location, but note that you will have to drive to beach and dowtown Charleston, but techincally could walk to the grocery store and some restaurants and some shopping (Mt .Pleasant Towne Center). I don't think that North Charleston is a place for a visitor to this great town to stay; there is a lot of travel involved in that location and is a typical american suburb with lots of chain stores and traffic. Mt. Pleasant is a sprawling surburb of supposedly mid-upper class folks, which is close to Sullivan's Island and it's beach and Isle of Palms and it's beach. It's a good location to visit. Still some car travel, but probably cheaper than staying dowtown. Dowtown Charleston you basically park you car and walk everywhere, it is easy to do. But, you will need a car to get to the beaches. I don't know if there are anyhotels dowtown for 6 people to be close together. As suggested, the Comfort Inn suites is good, and also try renting a beach house on Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island. If you stay on the IOP or SI than you can walk to the beach and some shopping and restaurants. SI has only a small grocery/conv store and IOP actually has a small grocery store, but from both SI and IOP need a car to get dowtown.

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