The 10 Best Cheap Hotels
in Charleston SC 

Hotels in Charleston SC

Low-priced hotels in Charleston are popular with budget conscious travelers. These hotels are a cheaper alternative to full service hotels, averaging about $125 a night. Most of these hotels, located in the West Ashley area, are only about a 15 minute drive from the downtown historic area. 

 The Best Cheap hotels in Charleston SC

1. Town and Country Inn and Suites
From $139
2008 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29407

Town and Country Inn and Suites Charleston SC

Located about 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, the Town and Country Inn and Suites feature modern amenities including Egyptian cotton sheets, soaking tubs, and Keurig coffee makers. Enjoy Lowcountry cuisine at the hotel's on-site restaurant. 

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2. Sleep Inn
From $98
1524 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29407

Sleep Inn Charleston SC

Located about 15 minutes from the historic district, the Sleep Inn is a stylish oasis in this bustling city. Modern amenities include free Morning Medley Breakfast, free parking, seasonal outdoor pool, free Wifi, and rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. 

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3. Best Western Charleston Inn
From $95
1540 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29407

Best Western Charleston SC Inn

Located about three miles from the historic district, it gives guests the ability to quickly access historic plantations, pristine beaches, and award-winning restaurants. Guests can enjoy a large outdoor pool, free parking, and complimentary continental breakfast. 

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4. Holiday Inn Express West Ashley
From $145
1943 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29407

Holiday Inn Express West Ashley Charleston SC

The Holiday Inn Express, located next to the Medical University of S.C., is in close vicinity to Charleston's historic district. The hotel features an outdoor pool, views of the Ashley River, and a complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar. 

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5. Comfort Suites West of Ashley
From $140
2080 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29407

Comfort Suites West of Ashley Charleston SC

The Comfort Suites West of Ashley offers spacious suites with modern amenities including flat-screen TVs, Wifi, and an indoor pool. The historic district, with lots of shopping and restaurants, is just a short drive away. This hotel is a great value compared to nearby hotels.

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6. La Quinta Inn & Suites Riverview
From $116
11 Ashley Point Dr
Charleston SC 29407

La Quinta Inn & Suites Riverview Charleston SC

Located ten minutes from beautiful beaches and the downtown historic district, the La Quinta Inn has spacious rooms and suites with modern amenities. Guests will find pillow-top beds, free Bright Side Breakfast, free parking, outdoor pool, and free Wifi. 

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7. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
From $150
2455 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29414

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Charleston SC

Designed for your comfort, The Hawthorn Suites has spacious rooms with kitchenettes and thoughtful amenities. Guests will enjoy free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, fitness center, laundry facilities, and free parking. 

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8. Motel 6 
From $66
2058 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29414

Motel 6 Charleston SC

This no frills motel is a great value for travelers visiting Charleston on a budget. The hotel is about a fifteen-minute drive from the historic district and offers amenities including Wifi for a fee, a free outdoor pool and free morning coffee. 

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9. Quality Inn
From $85
2237 Savannah Hwy
Charleston SC 29414

Quality Inn Charleston SC

The Quality Inn Charleston is just a short drive from downtown Charleston. Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn Charleston Gateway hotel, with amenities including free continental breakfast, on-site parking, and spacious guest rooms with cable TV.

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Cheap Hotels in Charleston SC - Mount Pleasant and North Charleston 

Depending on the time of the year, it may be hard to find available hotel rooms in the downtown Charleston area. A couple of good alternatives are North Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Both are a 15-20 minute drive from downtown and you can always drive to the downtown area and use on-street metered parking or park in one of the many parking garages. If you are budget conscious, the rooms in North Charleston are normally cheaper than the ones in Mount Pleasant.

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