4.5
Very Good 1721 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Prime cuts at Grill 225 steakhouse
  • A rooftop, waterfall pool and bar serving up mango mojitos
  • Italian-marble bathrooms and Hermes toiletries

What To Know

  • Valet parking is available
  • The rooftop is open daily from 11:30 am until midnight
  • Reservations are encouraged for Grill 225

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Gilded Southern belle in Charleston’s historic downtown with a clubby steakhouse and rooftop pool

The Lowdown

Marble floors, ornate wainscoting and gilt-framed antique paintings offer an Old South welcome at this gentile abode in Charleston’s historic district. There’s an old-boys club vibe to the Grill 225 steakhouse, where USDA-certified cuts are wet-aged for 42-50 days. Also on the menu? Straight-up martinis and a menu of sustainable seafood. Ascend to the roof for panoramic views, a waterfall pool and small-bite-paired cocktails that range from tropical signatures to speakeasy staples. Pillowy mahogany beds and Italian marble bathrooms with Hermes products feel refined yet inviting.

In the Area

Surrounded by time-tested tributes to the Old South, Charleston’s historic district colors the present with shades of the past. Take in 1,000 feet of Charleston harbor views along paved strolling paths at the Waterfront Park, or trot through 2 ½ miles, 30 blocks and 300 years of Antebellum charm with the Old South Carriage Company. Sift through more than 150 American artisans’ work (think: blown glass and handmade jewelry) at the One of a Kind Gallery. When you’re ready to refuel, take a day trip and head to Cucina 24 in Asheville for Southern Italy meets the Deep South cuisine. Then take a brewery tour to drink in Asheville’s microbrew scene.

How to Get There

Market Pavilion Hotel
225 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401-2608 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1721 Reviews
Service beyond expectations
Sissythegreat

When you walk into your hotel and have no idea what to do and where to start. Find a Megan. Megan was at the Concierge Desk and guided us all the way! We stopped by really early in the morning and she pretty much had our entire day, meals included, mapped out by 930am (great follow-through AND spot on suggestions)! The hotel’s cleanliness was immaculate and don’t forget to let Megan book you at Grill 225... just perfect!

Little Details Make The Difference
metrombley

We just returned home from a wonderful stay in Charleston at the Market Pavilion. Working in the industry myself, I can not recommend this place more. All of the little touches the provide really make the difference. When we checked in, Viva at the desk told us that we had been upgraded to their lounge level on the 4th floor. As if the nightly wine and treats plus daily breakfast weren't enough, the hotel staff was also thoughtful enough to bring us nightly baked goods from their kitchen-- SO thoughtful. I had mentioned that we were visiting for my husband's birthday when I booked months ago, and they even remembered and gave us a special "Happy Birthday" plate that night! We had one tiny maintenance issue in our room, but when we told the staff at the desk (Viva again), she got it taken care of promptly and followed up with us to make sure it was resolved. All of the staff you encounter greet you warmly-- they all make you feel instantly at home. This will definitely be our new "go-to" in Charleston!

Wonderful hotel and great staff
Rita K

July 14- 17. My husband & have stayed here in the past and again it did not disappoint. You cannot beat the location and the property is gorgeous. Upon check in, we were upgraded to a corner suite. Absolutely beautiful and comfortable. Rebecca, at Grill 225 bar in the lobby went above and beyond, very friendly and she makes wonderful cocktails. She had great recommendations of local places to explore. The front desk staff was always courteous and helpful. They even helped me locate a local bakery item that I couldn't seem to find on my own. The porters were very courteous and helpful. The rooftop bar/pool area is a MUST. We enjoyed the pool and lunch during the day and cocktails in the evening. The music during the day was a little loud but that didn't keep us away. Coffee and pastries were at our disposal every morning in the hallway on our floor. No need to go downstairs or to a restaurant. Coffee was available all day until 4:00 or so. The bar/pool staff at the rooftop bar are very helpful and even in the 95 plus degree heat, worked quickly to make sure we had everything we needed. This hotel is a MUST and well worth it. This is definitely a hotel we recommend to everyone.