Very Good 1660 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 1660 Reviews
Fantastic ++++
Reviewed 1 day ago

It’s been a while since I visited but as always greeted and treated like I never left. The Perspex is back for the winter but it doesn’t spoil the views & the modern Art Deco style space heaters take the chill off when the sun goes down. Dave & Junior just make the place - friendly & courteous to everyone & really make me feel at home.

Third Stay and Still a Great Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third time staying at the Market Pavilion Hotel. The staff is still professional yet friendly with valet and check-in being a breeze. One of the reasons I return is the great staff. It was wonderful seeing Suzanne, the concierge, was working at the hotel even though it had been a few years since I had stayed in Charleston. With her "Southern charm" Suzanne seems to always be able to make suggestions that make my romantic getaway special for me.

The Grill 225 restaurant has one of the best steaks I've ever enjoyed and the rooftop bar has great views and great food. If you are going to Charleston this is a must place to stay on your trip.

Always lovely to stay here
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stay here every time I go to visit my Citadel cadet, and love this place. They cater to you, and really the ambience of an old world hotel with service is beautiful. The restaurant on the first floor is divine, and they provide you with a $50 coupon to use there. It's worth it. Enjoy.

What a Gem!!
Reviewed 1 month ago

This was our first time staying at the Market Pavilion and it was a wonderful experience. Our rooms were beautiful and updated. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom spacious and elegant. The staff at the front desk were pleasant, helpful and very accommodating. Grill 225.the restaurant in the lobby was amazing!! A must if you stay at the Market Pavilion and the rooftop bar was magical. You will not be disappointed if you stay here!! You won't want to leave.

Multiple visits, same great place
Reviewed 1 month ago

Having stayed at Market Pavilion several years ago, shortly after opening, and again in November - I want to visit more frequently. The boutique hotel is lovely with pleasant, professional staff. The rooms are very comfortable, the location is outstanding to enjoy the history and culture of Charleston.