Market Pavilion Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
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 has extensive services for business travelers hosting conferences, including catering, digital projectors, and LCD monitors.
Francis Marion Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Still considered one of Charleston's grand dames, the historic Francis Marion Hotel has lost some of its luster -- the decor is a bit dated, the bathrooms are small, and the restaurant is only so-so. But it remains a popular choice for business travelers thanks to its conference center, 14 meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, business center, and convenient location in historic downtown. Rooms come with comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs.
Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Across the street from Marion Square, the upper-middle-range Embassy Suites Charleston is a good choice for business travelers due to convenient Historic Downtown location and its large suites, which come with separate living rooms, wet bars, mini-fridges, and microwaves. It'shoused in the original Citadel Military College, which looks like an aged fortress.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport/Conv. Center Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The 128-room Homewood Suites is a solid mid-range chain option for business travelers who need to stay near the airport. It's an airport hotel in all aspects (minus the noise): It has large, generic rooms with fully equipped kitchens, a decent-sized pool, a small but modern fitness center, and a couple of nice freebies, such as free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast. The main downsides of this otherwise adequate chain hotel are the parking lot views and its distance from the tourist attractions.