4.5
Very Good 1647 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 1647 Reviews
Lived up to be billing
Reviewed 20 hours ago

We loved our room. The atmosphere at the hotel was great and the service was wonderful. Great bar scene, great restaurant and it was all decorated for Christmas. The location was truly great it’s across from the Customs Building and next to the market.

Southern Charm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed one night but will definitely return for a longer visit. The hotel was filled with southern charm and nice amenities (e.g., turn down service, and light complimentary breakfast on each floor). The staff was very helpful and sought to make my stay as perfect as possible. Dining experience at the Grill 225 was just average (maybe because I did not have the steak, and the hostess asked if I had a reservation even though the place was empty). However there are several nice restaurants within walking distance.

Vacation
Reviewed 1 month ago

I thought the hotel was terrific. The staff were welcoming. Eleanore was a star. She arranged a couple of tours for me and they were wonderful. Thank you to the staff for a wonderful stay. The rooftop bar was beautiful and fun.

Amazing hotel & customer service was second to none
Reviewed 1 month ago

My wife and I were there during our 27th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago and this stay has set a new standard for customer service. From the first minute we walked into the lobby the professionalism of the staff was obvious. Everyone was friendly and helpful. What a beautiful hotel with all the charms of Charleston within steps of the hotel. Beautiful room and amenities. When we get back to Charleston this will be the place we stay.

Beautiful and elegant
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is an elegant hotel with attention paid to almost every detail. It seems like an opulent old-world property, but I was told it's only 5-years old. Everything is spotlessly clean. Parking is very limited so valet parking is almost a necessity. The Pavillion on the 11th floor should not be missed. The views are amazing and the food and drinks superb. The gorgeous pool is a focal feature of the Pavillion but note that the pool is not heated. Our room was spacious, artfully decorated, included a separate tub from shower and we had a doorbell. Amenities included a welcome plate of pastry chef goodies and shortbread cookies each evening along with turn-down service. The hotel is directly across the street from the very grand looking U.S. Customs House and the Marketplace. The only thing that wasn't up to the highest possible standard, in my opinion, was the lack of friendliness. A few staff members were exceptional in this regard (Miranda, for example in the Pavillion), but on our recent 4-night stay we didn't feel very welcomed by the hotel desk staff and didn't think they were as responsive to certain basic requests as we would've liked. They need to step up their game to make guests feel at home and make them want to return.