Market Pavilion Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Historic Downtown, Charleston, South Carolina

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Pros

  • By City Market, in the heart of Charleston’s Historic Downtown
  • Large, elegant rooms with old-world decor and modern amenities
  • 600-thread-count linens
  • Decadent bathrooms with separate showers and tubs, plus Hermes toiletries
  • Upscale steakhouse and a rooftop bar with city views
  • Great pool with bar service and nice views
  • Free breakfast and Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Fee for valet parking
  • Tiny fitness center with four (modern) machines
  • No iPod docks

Bottom Line

This luxurious property is located across the street from the City Market, in the heart of the most upscale area of the Historic District. It seems there’s been more effort put into some of the gorgeous bathrooms (with Hermes toiletries as well as separate showers and tubs) than into the elegant but somewhat plainer standard rooms (the striped comforters in particular could use an upgrade). The Concierge Level is definitely worth the extra dollars, with more opulent rooms and wonderful amenities. The great pool area, the solid rooftop bar and the fine steakhouse are some of the highlights of this classy property.

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 Location

In the heart of the Historic Downtown, across the street of the City Market

The Market Pavilion has one of the most coveted addresses in the South. It is next door to the City Market (one of the major attractions in Charleston), in the area called Slightly North of Broad. This neighborhood has some of the most glamorous houses in South Carolina and those who live there are nicknamed "SNOBs" for their chic quarters.

The Historic Downtown area looks just how it does in the movies, with colorful, porch-fronted homes, cobblestone streets, and beautiful gardens. Many of the homes date back to the early 1800s and the area maintains its old-town feel with the city's height restriction ordinance.

This area is also home to high-end shops, galleries, and restaurants along King Street, as well as the College of Charleston, which means there is a lively nightlife scene.

  • 22-minute drive to Charleston International Airport
  • Across the street from the Charleston City Market
  • 7-minute walk to Gibbes Museum of Art
  • 10-minute walk to King Street, lined with high-end restaurants, art galleries and shops
  • 12-minute walk to the College of Charleston
  • 15-minute walk to Aiken-Rhett House, the former governor's home built in 1818
  • 15-minute walk to Marion Square
  • 16-minute walk to South Carolina Aquarium
  • 18-minute walk to the Charleston Museum, the oldest museum in the US
  • 18-minute drive to the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
  • 15-minute drive to Charles Towne Landing, the birthplace of America
  • 25-minute drive to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • 25-minute drive to Drayton Hall, a beautiful plantation
  • 30-minute drive to Middleton Place, America’s oldest landscaped gardens

 Bottom Line

This luxurious property is located across the street from the City Market, in the heart of the most upscale area of the Historic District. It seems there’s been more effort put into some of the gorgeous bathrooms (with Hermes toiletries as well as separate showers and tubs) than into the elegant but somewhat plainer standard rooms (the striped comforters in particular could use an upgrade). The Concierge Level is definitely worth the extra dollars, with more opulent rooms and wonderful amenities. The great pool area, the solid rooftop bar and the fine steakhouse are some of the highlights of this classy property.

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Address

  • 225 E. Bay Street, Charleston SC 29401

Room Types

  • Concierge Level Guest Room
  • Corner King Jr Suite
  • Luxury Level Room
  • One Bedroom Presidential Suite
  • Terrace Suite
  • Two Bedroom Presidential Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 70
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Historic Downtown, Charleston
Address: 225 E. Bay Street, Charleston SC 29401
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