Best Western Charleston Inn

1540 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407-7845
Phone: +1 843-571-6100   |   Fax: 843/766-6261   |   87 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

If you're looking for a clean, comfortable, 100% smoke-free Charleston hotel with close proximity to the area beaches, we have you covered.

Our great location includes proximity to historic Charleston and area attractions, and the Charleston Cruise Terminal. Whether you're on a romantic getaway, a family trip or traveling for business, you deserve a well-appointed room in a spacious Charleston hotel. Enjoy the proximity to historic sites and downtown Charleston during your stay.

Affordability is a big reason why many guests choose our Charleston hotel. We're also pet-friendly, so you can bring the family pet. Our free breakfast ensures that every guest starts the morning right with a waffle station, pancake station, omelets, sausage, fruits, sweet pastries, yogurt, and a variety of hot and cold cereals. Every meal is complete with endless chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee.

Historic Charleston has incredible shopping and fine dining options, along with special events happening year-round. Enjoy the sights at USS Yorktown, or tour one of the many local plantations for a touch of culture and history. Folly Beach is a favorite destination to relax, soak up the sun and try out some water recreation.

With the largest outdoor pool in Charleston and 37-inch flat panel television, staying at our Charleston hotel is relaxing and peaceful. Free parking and free Wi-Fi make it convenient, whether you need to keep in touch with clients or park an RV while on a road trip.

The College of Charleston is nearby, and we regularly host visiting faculty and students. Other business-minded travelers include employees of Tanger Outlets, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Citadel. No matter what brings you to Charleston, let our southern hospitality make your stay even better.

Reserve a room at the Best Western® Charleston Inn today and enjoy a great value and location!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, including omelets, sausage, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, bagels, Danishes, juices, cold cereals, fresh fruits, and coffee.
  • Outdoor pool largest outdoor swimming pool and pool deck in Charleston!
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat washer and dryer available for guests
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television available in all guest rooms
  • Business center two computer available to access the internet, print your boarding passes or email your family.
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy services
  • Dataports
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking All parking is free
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Express check out
  • Late check out
  • Outdoor parking All parking is outdoors
  • Truck/RV parking We have parking for RV's
  • Exter corridor
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • 24-hour complimentary gourmet coffee and tea in lobby
  • Complimentary newspaper in lobby
  • City bus stop located within one block of front door
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Car rental service available close by
  • Free local calls
  • Taxi pick-up available

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Cruising out of Charleston? We have the package for you. Spend the night before your cruise in one of our deluxe rooms, receive parking for one vehicle and transportation to and from the port.

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Best Western Charleston Inn

Conveniently located, the best western charleston inn in Charleston, South Carolina is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 32.786405  /  Latitude: -80.010245

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: north. Cross the Cooper River Bridge and continue on Highway 17 through downtown Charleston. The road turns into Savannah Highway. The Best Western® Charleston Inn is on the right, three miles from Ashley River Bridge. Look for the palm trees and our famous tower.

From: south. Entering Charleston area on Highway 17, go underneath Interstate 526. After the overpass the Best Western® Charleston Inn is three miles on the left side of the street. Look for the palm trees and our famous tower.

From: west. When entering Charleston area, take Interstate 526 exit towards Savannah in North Charleston, continue to the end of Interstate 526. Go through the first light and make a left at the second light which will be Savannah Highway. The Best Western® Charleston Inn is three miles on the left side of the Savannah Highway. Look for the palm trees and our famous tower.

Best Western Charleston Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Check Out the Charles Town Landing Visitor Center

One of the more unique ways to experience Charleston is the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Open year round (minus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) the Charles Towne Landing is found just outside of downtown Charleston along the Ashley River

Preserving the site of the very first and permanent English settlement in South Carolina, Charles Towne Landing is a popular and fun attraction along the SC coast.

Measuring in at 664 acres, Charles Towne Landing was created in 1970. At the Charles Towne Landing you'll find a zoo, hiking/walking trails, and the Experimental Crop Garden

Charleston Museum

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Tour the Joseph Manigault House at the Charleston Museum

Enjoy historical insights in South Carolina. Founded in 1773, the Charleston Museum is as much a piece of history as the artifacts contained within.

America’s first museum is located in the historic city of Charleston, and features exhibits like the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House.

The museum in Charleston contains something for everyone with attractions such as an armory, civil war artifacts, Kidstory and the Loeblien gallery of silver to name a few.

Children and parents alike can enjoy the museum, which offers educational programs, tours, field trips and summer camps. America’s most historic city has plenty to offer by way of this incredible museum, a must see on the South Carolina Coast.

College of Charleston

College of Charleston

Enjoy a Campus Tour at the College of Charleston

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public university is located in Charleston on the South Carolina Coast.

Set specifically in Historic Charleston, the sea and space grant university has an enrollment of over 10,000 students.

Covering 52 acres, the C of C campus is home to the College of Charleston Complex – consisting of Randolph Hall, Towell Library, and Porters Lodge and a U.S. National Historic Landmark found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. CC is also home to the College of Charleston Cougars.

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Opened in 1960, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is found within the city of Summerville – a charming and fun destination near the South Carolina coast. Locally known more simply as Colonial Dorchester, the historic site preserves archaeological remains of Colonial Charleston, with dates as far back as the Revolutionary War. 

Many visitors to Colonial Dorchester enjoy geocaching with friends, walking the many trails, or stopping to the side for some excellent bird watching. Be sure to explore Fort Dorchester on your visit for even more historical insights. As you explore the sights and sounds of the coast, drive in from Charleston and enjoy the history.

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall in South Carolina

Visit Drayton Hall

History buffs in the coastal region of South Carolina have a treasure waiting for them in Charleston. Drayton Hall, built between 1738 and 1742, is a beautiful Georgia-Palladian plantation house, located across the Ashley River in North Charleston.

This National Historic Landmark survived the Civil War, as well as the Revolutionary War, becoming the only plantation home along the Ashley River to do so. This exquisite home sits on 630 acres of land, that was once a rice plantation.

This beautiful historical plantation stayed in the Drayton family for seven generations, beginning with John Drayton. He built the home adjacent to his birthplace, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, one of the oldest remaining plantations in America's southern region. Seven generations of the Bowens Family also lived and worked at the Drayton Hall.

By 1974, Charles and Frank Drayton sold the home to the National Trust. Enjoy a guided tour this incredible plantation home, as well as walk along the River Walk and the Marsh Walk to see the remains of the 18-century rice fields.

Edisto Beach State Park

With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Edisto Beach State Park is one of the top summer destinations in South Carolina. On your next trek across the coastal region of SC, be sure to plan some time for a visit to Edisto Beach State Park. Make the short and scenic drive in from nearby Charleston

Created in 1935, Edisto Beach State Park is stretched across more than 1,200 acres of pristine coastal South Carolina parkland. A mix of marshes, woodlands, open expanses, trails, and plenty of trees fit for bird watching makes Edisto Beach State Park a top destination. You can explore six different trails for hiking, or visit the Edisto Interpretive Center which hosts a number of events throughout the year. 

Folly Beach

Set appropriately on Folly Island, Folly Beach is located on the South Carolina Coast near Charleston. A lively coastal city, Folly Beach features everything from family-family attractions to outdoor recreation and festivals.

Hit the beach at Folly Beach County Park, or take your rod and reel over to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Check out plenty of boutique shopping and seafood restaurants throughout town, or visit nearby James Island County Park – home to Splash Zone and events like Lowcountry Cajun Festival and the East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival.

Fort Sumter National Monument

The site of the civil war battle between North and South Carolina on April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter National Monument is a must-see. Located in the Charleston harbor, the monument is home to one of the best collections of 19th century seacoast artillery found in America.

Upon arriving on the island, listen to a brief recorded National Park Service ranger history talk before continuing your self-guided tour of the fort. There are few better ways to experience coastal SC.

After ferrying back to the mainland, visit the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in Charleston for further education on the fort and the events leading up to the battle. Stroll through the museum exhibits to learn more of the fort's rich history. Visit the bookstore to browse the interpretive items. 

Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests

You'll find an abundance of outdoor recreation in South Carolina. The Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests encompass more than 629,000 acres of land in SC. Located twelve miles from Charleston, these forests provide excellent recreational opportunities. Bring along your canoe to paddle in the lakes or your fishing pole to find a great spot for fishing.

Lace up your hiking boots for exploring the forest trails. Bring your camera to capture a great shot of one of the waterfalls. Hunters and horseback riders also enjoy time in the trees. No matter the season you visit, you'll find a wealth of things to do and see within these forests – make the most of your next visit to coastal South Carolina

Gibbes Museum of Art

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Tour the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston

First opened in 1905, the Gibbes Museum of Art was originally endowed by art lover James Shoolbred Gibbes Sr. Through the original endowment of $100,000 left in his will, the museum has grown and flourished into a collection of more than 10,000 works of art.

Featured works primarily originate from Charleston and surrounding areas throughout the state, each telling their own story with its place in the rich history of the city.

Visitors are offered several different means of experiencing the collection from various tours to educational programs.

The Gibbes Museum is also an ideal wedding venue with its gorgeous architecture that features a large courtyard as well as beautiful, historic rooms with which to hold events and ceremonies. A premier site, rich in the history of the South Carolina Coast, the art museum offers much to the community.

Givhans Ferry State Park

With 988 of the most charming and pristine acres in South Carolina, Givhans Ferry State Park is a premier destination for visitors. Found in Ridgeville, a pleasant city just north of Charleston, Givhans Ferry State Park was one of the original parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

Named in honor of Phillip Givhan, a former Edisto River ferry operator, Givhans Ferry State Park is home to the 1.5-mile long River Bluff Nature Trail. Givhans Ferry State Park is open year round with varying times of operation depending on the season. The majority of parkland at Givhans Ferry is pet friendly, so fee free to bring your little critters – and your pets, too. 

Historic Charleston

Nighttime view of Historic Charleston

Explore Historic Charleston 

Attracting more than three million visitors a year, Historic Charleston is a premier destination in South Carolina. Learn about the city's namesake, King Charles II – "The Merry Monarch," and the town's rich history during a tour.

The preserved historic buildings nestled along the coast provide a look into the eventful past of this Holy City. The church steeples dotting the Charleston skyline add to the character of this city.

The Aiken-Rhett House built in 1818, showcases the urban life of antebellum Charleston. Tour this townhouse to see original fine art purchased by William Aiken, Jr., who became governor of South Carolina in 1844.

The house remained in the Aiken family until the 1970s. Create your own memories during your time in this exciting city.

Historic Charleston City Market

Historic Charleston City Market

Historic Charleston City Market is an Ideal Stop

A U.S. National Historic Landmark, the City Market located in downtown Charleston is a major historic sites and attraction along the South Carolina coast. Centered around the iconic Market Hall – a Greek Revival-style structure built in 1841.

Found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Historic Charleston City Market features over 100 vendors along with the Daughters of the Confederacy Museum.

Be sure to pick up the famed sweet grass baskets along with crafts, art, snacks, and jewelry.

Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park

Opened in 1997, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park is a minor league baseball stadium located in the coastal city of Charleston.  The ballpark is primarily home to the Charleston Riverdogs, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

When the Riverdogs aren’t in season, the Citadel Bulldogs of the Military College of South Carolina take the field for Southern Conference baseball. Seating over 6,000 fans, the ballpark is the annual site of the Southern Conference Tournament.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Visit the Magnolia Plantation Home

A U.S. Historic district, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is located in Charleston on the South Carolina coast.

Constructed in 1850 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the grounds cover a total area of 390 acres.

The Magnolia Plantation & Gardens features a historic home museum, a nature train, and a boat tour of the marsh.

Bring the kids to the Magnolia Zoo & Nature Center, and be sure to grab lunch at the Peacock Café.

Poinsett State Park

Dubbed as the "mountains of the midlands," Poinsett State Park covers over 1,000 acres of the South Carolina coastal region. Located just outside of Columbia and northwest of North Charleston, the park is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts year round.

Poinsett State Park was established in 1934, and has since become a prime location for hiking, biking, fishing, and boating along the coast. The park is surrounded by the Manchester State Forest, lending to the natural beauty and wildlife. The park also houses amenities like wireless internet, a gift shop, and picnic shelters.

South Carolina Aquarium

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See Marine Life at the South Carolina Aquarium

Opened in 2000, the 93,000-square-foot South Carolina Aquarium is set on Charleston Harbor along the South Carolina coast.

The three-story Charleston aquarium is home to over 10,000 reptiles, plants, and aquatic animal life.

Be sure to see the 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank, tour the Sea Turtle Hospital, or pet horseshoe crabs and Atlantic stingrays in the Touch Tank. Open daily at 9 a.m., the SC Aquarium also features a 4-D Theater.

TD Arena

Opened in 2008, TD Arena is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue set on the College of Charleston campus in the city of Charleston. During the winter, the arena serves as the home court of Charleston Cougars men and women’s basketball teams, as well as the Cougars volleyball team.

Notably, the arena also hosts the annual ESPN Charleston Classic; an invitational basketball tournament held in November. The arena seats over 5,000 fans, and is conveniently nestled near a ton of great restaurants and bars in downtown Charleston

The Citadel

The Citadel in Charleston, SC

Tour the Grounds at The Citadel

Established in 1982, the Citadel – the Military College of South Carolina – is a public university located in Charleston on the South Carolina Coast.

A United States Senior Military College, the Citadel has an enrollment of nearly 7,000 students.

The Citadel features 19 major and 35 minor programs across five colleges within 17 academic departments.

The 30-acre campus yields landmarks like the Checkerboard Quadrangle, the Howie Bell Tower & Carillon, and the Citadel Ring Statue – plus the Citadel Bulldogs athletics.

The Medical University of South Carolina

Established in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina is a public institute set in Charleston on the South Carolina Coast. MUSC is one of the nation’s oldest continually operating schools of medicine.

MUSC is home to the public MUSC Medical Center, and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. The Medical University of South Carolina spans across six colleges – including the College of Pharmacy, College of Dental Medicine, and the College of Health Professions.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Charleston Landing
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Fort Sumter
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Gibbes Museum of Art
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Historic Charleston
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Ghost Tours
  • 3.00 mile(s) from The Hunley
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Charleston Port Passenger
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Patriots Point Naval Museum
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Charleston Museums
  • 5.00 mile(s) from South Carolina Aquarium, The #1 attraction in Charleston
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Southeastern Wildlife Festival
  • 7.50 mile(s) from North Charleston Coliseum
  • 7.70 mile(s) from Charleston Area Convention
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Magnolia Plantation
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Middleton Place
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Boone Hall Plantation
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Shem Creek
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Atlantic Ocean
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Air Force Base
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Naval Weapons Station
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Citadel Mall
  • 3.00 mile(s) from King Street Shopping
  • 3.00 mile(s) from King Street Antique Mall
  • 4.00 mile(s) from East Bay Street Shopping
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Historic Market
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Tanger Outlet Shopping Mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Patriot's Point Links
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Charleston National
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Shadowmoss
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Wild Dunes
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Kiawah Island
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Seabrook Island
  • 19.00 mile(s) from Dunes West
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Coosaw Creek
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Folly Beach
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Sullivan's Island
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Isle of Palms
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Kiawah Island
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Seabrook Island
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Edisto Island
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Myrtle Beach
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ashley Marina
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Charleston Yacht Club
  • 2.00 mile(s) from City Marina
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Charleston, Harbor Resort & Marina
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cooper River Marina
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Bohicket Marina

Nearby Restaurants

  • Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Charleston, South Carolina hotel.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Bessinger's Bar-b-Que
  • 0.50 mile(s) from George's Sports Bar and Grill
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Olympic Restaurant & Bakery
  • 1.40 mile(s) from Quiznos Sub
  • 1.50 mile(s) from China Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Senor Tequila Mexican Restaurant
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Nakato Japanese Steakhouse
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Savannah's Low Country & Seafood Restaurant
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Ocean Garden Chinese Restaurant
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Famous Joe's Bar and Grill
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Wally Gators
  • 3.00 mile(s) from La Fontana Authentico Restorante Italiano
  • 3.00 mile(s) from all downtown restaurants, Hank's, SNOB, Charleston Grill, Hyman's, High Cotton, Magnolia's, Blossom, Cypress, McCrady's, Peninsula Grill, AW Shucks, Vickery's
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Charleston Crab House

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