Very Good 1679 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


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


4.5 Very Good 1679 Reviews
The rooms, property and staff were exceptional
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a room at the last minute on a drive from Raleigh to Charleston. We found the Market Pavilion and we were lucky to get a room as hotels were fully sold out because of Easter vacation. We were impressed with the hotel personnel. During our trip the valet Sean was courteous, helpful and provided wonderful recommendations for dinner. Our room was lovely and beautifully maintained. The linens were lovely. The housekeeping staff were very courteous and did a wonderful job. The hotel provides wonderful pastries, coffee and juices in the morning. Additionally the hotel is in proximity by walking to many Charleston sights. I recommend this place.

Very nice stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at MPH post Masters Tournament
Solid higher end lodging in great location near all...

Pro’s... 225 Restaurant is a local gem
providing consistent upscale fare
with excellent service by all staff.

Especially nice for dessert and
late nightcap...!

Attentive valet & bell staff.

Con’s...Rooftop Bar a bit tired.
No other issues

Would definitely recommend to all!

Luxury in Charleston
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go wrong with this hotel! Book the concierge level for best value and luxurious service! Fabulous morning breakfast, afternoon tea, and 6 pm wine hour that offered great California wine. This hotel is absolute treat for all ages, the roof top offers pool and bar served with the best vista in Charleston. The 225 restaurant offered tasty gourmet menu for both lunch and dinner. Enjoy and anxiously wait for your return travels. Luxury was offered in the rooms with fine linens , toiletries and beautiful decor! What was missing -NOTHING, book your week vacation or weekend getaway knowing the hotel will accommodate your needs! A forever in your heart place waiting to serve you!

In the heart of historic district
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wound up in Charleston on a busy weekend. The annual race over the big bridge was going on the weekend we were in town. So hotels and restaurants really filled up. The result is that pricing for rooms over that weekend were jacked up to meet the demand, which resulted in our paying double the rate on some nights than on others. But I know this was true for other hotels as well.
But as for the hotel and staff, it was very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms were of a nice size and well appointed. Every morning, a selection of pasteries, with coffee and tea, is set up in the hallway. A copy of the New York Times is also stacked up at the same location. There is only one dining room in the hotel due to the relatively small size of the hotel, and their focus is primarily on dinner service. The lobby bar was a regular stop for us in the late afternoon so we could have a glass of wine before going out to dinner. Although small, it was staffed with as good a set of servers as I could imagine. I don't know if it is a regular feature of the hotel or not, but we had a $50 voucher for each day that could be used in the lobby bar or the restaurant. A rooftop bar/restaurant gives great views of the city. Just accross the street is the Market, which is several blocks of a roofed but otherwise open air facility where all variety of crafts, clothing, food, and the like are sold on a daily basis, both during the day and at night. There is often a turnover of the booths and the offerings can change between daylight and nighttime operations. The location of the hotel is in the historic district and is a convenient base to walk from. Usual amenities are provided, such as turndown service with a few cookies or brownies provided. Good choice if you are there without a festival or other event.

Great trip!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated our 40th anniversary. Beautiful hotel! All employees super nice and helpful. Roof top bar is an amazing view of Charleston and the river.
Centrally located allowing easy access to the entire City by foot. Lobby and restaurant are elegantly furnished with lots of wood accents and construction.