This post is an extensive guide featuring the best places to stay for your 2020 Charleston Bachelorette Party. There’s no doubt that the 2 best options for bachelorette weekend getaways in Charleston SC are either the downtown peninsula, or one of the top 3 Charleston beaches which include Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, or Isle of Palms. Below I’ve included a list of resources and recommendations for the following topics:
- WHERE TO STAY: DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, OR FOLLY BEACH SC!?
- WHAT TO BOOK: HOTEL ROOM, OR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY!?
This post will be updated in 2020, I'm currently gathering more resources, feel free to connect with more if you have any useful information about accommodations in Charleston.
MAP OF CHARLESTON SC
BEACH-THEMED CHARLESTON BACHELORETTE PARTY
I wrote an entire blog post about why I think Folly Beach is the Best Beach For Your Bachelorette Bash >>Click Here>> to read it! Folly Beach has the best of all worlds- the party scene, the surf scene, a great town center with a lot of bars and restaurants, a tidal river that allows for boating and water activities, and it’s all within walking distance from The Folly Beach Pier. You can drive from Folly Beach to the heart of Downtown Charleston in 25 minutes or less, so you beachin’ babes can still swap out those flip flops for stilettos for a night on the town once the sun goes down. And when the sun comes up- you’ll be maxin’ and relaxin in the sun and the sand with a drink in your hand. Cheers Beaches!
DECISION #2: SHOULD YOU BOOK HOTEL ROOMS OR CHARLESTON SC VACATION RENTALS?
I’ve been renting out my own property downtown on platforms like Airbnb and VRBO Charleston for 2 + years now, and I can name at least 10 close friends of mine who do the same. My own biased opinion is that you should book a vacation rental property on Airbnb or VRBO!
Support the local residents of Charleston who rely on short term rentals to provide income for their own personal expenses and their families. Don’t throw your money at the huge hotel chains who have more money than the good lawd’ almighty- yet have done everything in their power to prevent us from being able to rent out our own properties short term... (Sorry for the rant, I’m still salty from the new very strict short term rental regulations that just went into effect which is strongly decreased rental earnings for us small folk…)That being said, here are the pros and cons of both vacation rental properties, and hotels in downtown Charleston SC:
Benefits of Booking Hotels in Downtown Charleston SC:
- Closer in proximity to local attractions, walking distance to Upper King Street, the Charleston Market, and the Charleston Historic District.
- 24 Hour Reception that can help you make arrangements and give you recommendations.
- Other amenities such as restaurants, bars, swimming pools & room service.
Benefits of Booking Charleston SC Vacation Rentals
- More Space and Privacy
- Amenities hotels don’t have such as a kitchen, living rooms & porches, yards, and parking.
- Could potentially be more affordable than a hotel room.
Besides the Charleston SC Historic District, and the Charleston SC Beaches there are several other options for vacation rentals and hotels near downtown Charleston. Most of these options will be more affordable than accommodations downtown, so if you and your crew are ballin’ on a budget, or if everything downtown is booked up- you’ll have to settle for one of the other nearby areas listed below. The following areas are all close in proximity to downtown Charleston, with driving times ranging from 5-30 minutes away. These include:
- Mount Pleasant / Shem Creek
- James Island SC
- John’s Island SC
- West Ashley SC
- North Charleston SC
- Daniel Island SC
- Charleston SC Campgrounds
- James Island County Park
- KOA Charleston SC (Mount Pleasant)
- KOA Charleston (North Charleston)
TOP RATED SOURCES FOR VACATION RENTALS CHARLESTON SC
Click the links below to view my own vacation rental property which is located in downtown Charleston on VRBO and Airbnb. Once you click the link you will be taken to their website where you can easily search all Charleston SC vacation rentals as well.
Feel free to contact me directly if you're interested in booking my house, and I'll give you a discount or an extra night for free! Also, if you click the button with the heart on it on VRBO Charleston SC, or that says " <3 Save" on the top right corner on Airbnb, you'll get great karma! When others like our property, it boosts our visibility.
TOP RESOURCES: WHERE TO STAY IN CHARLESTON
- Francis Marion Hotel Charleston
- Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston
- Belmond Hotel Charleston
- Renaissance Hotel Charleston
- Hilton Hotels Charleston SC
- Marriot Hotels Charleston SC
BOUTIQUE HOTELS CHARLESTON SC
- The Dewberry*
- The Vendue Charleston’s Art Hotel
- French Quarter Inn
CHARLESTON WATERFRONT HOTELS
- Courtyard Charleston Waterfront
- Harborview Inn
- Hilton Garden Inn
BEACHFRONT HOTELS CHARLESTON SC
- Tides Folly Beach
- Wild Dunes Isle of Palms Resort
- The Palms Oceanfront Hotel
FOLLY BEACH SC HOTELS
- Tides Folly Beach
FOLLY BEACH VACATION RENTALS
- Airbnb Folly Beach
- VRBO Folly Beach
- Folly Beach Vacation Rentals by Charleston Coast VA
- Folly’s Best Rentals
SULLIVANS ISLAND RENTALS
- Hunley Sullivans Inc
ISLE OF PALMS RENTALS
- IOP Vacation Rentals by Beachside Vacations
- IOP Vacation Rentals by Exclusive Properties
CHARLESTON SC CAMPGROUNDS
- KOA Charleston SC
- The Campground at James Island County Park Charleston SC
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TOP RATED CHARLESTON SC HOTELS AND VACATION RENTALS:
- VACATION RENTALS CHARLESTON SC
- VRBO CHARLESTON SC
- AIRBNB CHARLESTON SC
- TOP-RATED HOTELS IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
- BOUTIQUE HOTELS CHARLESTON SC
- CHARLESTON WATERFRONT HOTELS
- BEACHFRONT HOTELS CHARLESTON SC
- FOLLY BEACH SC HOTELS
- FOLLY BEACH VACATION RENTALS
- SULLIVANS ISLAND RENTALS
- ISLE OF PALMS RENTALS
- CHARLESTON SC CAMPGROUNDS
This post will be updated in July 2019, I'm currently gathering more resources, feel free to connect with more if you have any useful information about accommodations in Charleston.
AIRBNB CHARLESTON SC
- Check out my personal rental property on Airbnb Charleston SC!
- Rent my RV as an Airbnb in Charleston SC
- Check out my friend’s vacation rental properties on Airbnb!
- Airbnb Charleston Downtown
- Airbnb Folly Beach
VRBO CHARLESTON SC
If you’re traveling in 2019, VRBO Charleston SC is going to have one of the largest selection of rental properties in the greater Charleston area.
- Check out my personal rental property on VRBO Charleston!
- Check out my friend’s properties on VRBO!
- VRBO Charleston SC (Downtown)
- VRBO Folly Beach