The Best Hotels to Book in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, for Every Traveler

Wild Dunes is a vast resort near Mount Pleasant brimming with activities for you and your family
Wild Dunes is a vast resort near Mount Pleasant brimming with activities for you and your family | © Richard Ellis / Alamy Stock Photo
Sarah Gillespie

Originally a weekend getaway for busy Charlestonians, Mount Pleasant now attracts all sorts of travelers. Whether the golf courses on the Isle of Palms, the watersports of Shem Creek, or World War II history aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier entice you, there’s no doubt you’ll find a hotel in Mount Pleasant that’s just right for you.

1. Shem Creek Inn

Independent Hotel

Modern bedroom with a double bed, a grey carpet, a small wooden desk, a grey couch and a private balcony at Shem Creek Inn
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Right on the waterfront, this inn is an ideal base from which to try one of the numerous water-based activities in Shem Creek. Kayak or paddleboard among pelicans, take a dolphin-spotting expedition along the coast, or watch the world go by over brunch. All rooms come with at least partial views over the creek, but for something different, check into the 55ft (17m) private party yacht with an integrated stereo system. There’s also a creekside pool perfect for escaping the hot South Carolina sun.

2. Inn at I’On, Ascend Hotel Collection

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Elegant bedroom featuring a double bed, hardwood floors, an antique writing desk, a flat screen TV and a fireplace at Inn at IOn
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Among the magazine-perfect New England-style homes of the I’On community, this neat white inn features 11 individually decorated rooms with Asian rugs, pearl-inlay cabinets, and antique wooden trunks. As a guest, you’ll have free access to the I’On Club, a community center with tennis courts, swimming pools, and a fitness center. A deluxe continental breakfast is available for an extra fee. Central Charleston attractions, including the Historic Charleston City Market and Rainbow Row, are a 20-minute drive away.

3. Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

Independent Hotel

Quirky bedroom with baby blue walls, a bed with a large white headboard and red and blue bedding at Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
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Occupying a prime waterfront location near Patriots Point Links – a golf course – and many World War II ship museums, this resort makes the most of its setting with a private beach, multiple harborside pools, and a waterfront tiki bar. You’ll also have access to the Estuary Spa next door, offering massages and beauty treatments using organic Naturopathica products. The Fish House restaurant specializes in freshly-caught fish and has spectacular views over the USS Yorktown.

5. Plantation Oaks Inn

Bed and Breakfast

Elegant bedroom with a white double bed, light blue walls and a wooden dresser at Plantation Oaks Inn
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Just a 20-minute drive from downtown Charleston, this log-exterior B&B is surrounded by 300-year-old oak trees, a slow-moving tidal creek, and waterfowl-populated marshland. A front porch with rocking chairs completes the image of Southern hospitality. The five rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture, and each one has a private bath and a ceiling fan. Book the Plantation, Magnolia, or Indigo room for a four-poster bed. Breakfast changes daily and is served in the light-flooded dining room overlooking the creek.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Mount Pleasant

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Simple and modern bedroom with a large double bed, a light blue couch, a TV and writing desk at Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Mount Pleasant
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Steps from the Wando Crossing shopping mall and a 12-minute drive from downtown Charleston, the elegant Courtyard hotel combines Marriott amenities with boutique style. Each room comes with coffee and tea facilities and a mini-fridge; outside, you’ll find a palm-lined pool, whirlpool tub, and firepit for cozy post-dinner gatherings. The Bistro serves smashed avocado on toast and Starbucks coffee for breakfast, along with wings and burgers for dinner.

7. Wild Dunes Resort

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Two double beds with leather headboards in a modern room at Wild Dunes Resort
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Tee off at this sprawling Isle of Palms golf resort with two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses on your doorstep. Other facilities include several pools, tennis courts, and walking paths that will take you right to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Toddler-friendly rooms are light and bright, and some suites come with a whirlpool tub. Forget your cares at the Sand & Sea day spa, with treatments such as seashell massages and CBD pedicures. Dining options range from the casual Beachside Burgers & Bar to ocean-fresh oysters from the upscale Coastal Provisions.

8. Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston, Mount Pleasant

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Modern bedroom with a large double bed, a blue accent wall and an open bathroom at Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston
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Among the mega-stores of Mount Pleasant – and just a 20-minute drive from central Charleston – this all-suites hotel is ideal for an extended stay, with excellent access to the golf courses and beaches on the Isle of Palms. Soothing pastel suites come with full kitchens containing a dishwasher, microwave, and full-size refrigerator, as well as a dining table and two televisions. Amenities are as you’d expect from Hilton – a well-appointed fitness room and large outdoor pool, along with a massive spread of bagels and cereals for breakfast.

9. Hampton Inn Charleston/Mount Pleasant-Patriots Point

Chain Hotel

Modern bedroom with a large double bed, a writing desk and turquoise accents at Hampton Inn Charleston
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At the foot of the Ravenel Bridge – a short drive from the Charleston Historic District and moments from the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum – this three-star Hilton pad provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. Enjoy a continental spread at breakfast before returning to your room to plan your day using the free wifi. Access to the outdoor pool and fitness center is included in the room rate.

10. Post House

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

Elegant and cozy bedroom with a blue patterned wallpaper, a wicker bed frame and hardwood floors at Post House
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Blending modern teal-and-scarlet furnishings with rustic New England architecture, this seven-room B&B is a lesson in contemporary Southern style. The adjoining restaurant is a real foodie destination where you can indulge in albacore crudo. Retire to your room, featuring printed William Morris wallpaper, a Bakelite telephone, and a locally curated minibar. The surrounding Old Village neighborhood is one of Mount Pleasant’s most charming; walk one-and-a-half blocks for views of Hog Island Channel.

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