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The Only Downtown Charleston Hotel with a Waterfront Address

The HarbourView Inn is in the center of Charleston’s historic district and overlooks the beautiful Charleston harbor. This City Market hotel makes for an ideal location to place you in the midst of boutique shopping, award winning restaurants, and historically significant sites. Enjoy the ambiance of downtown Charleston while shopping around the famous market, or by taking a stroll out onto the pier at Waterfront Park. We are sure that the HarbourView Inn will provide you with everything you need during your stay as you discover one of the world’s top destination – Charleston, South Carolina.


Things to do in Charleston, South Carolina

The HarbourView Inn overlooks Charleston Harbour in the heart of the city’s world-famous Historic District.

Waterfront Park - Charleston, SC

“From the picturesque pineapple water fountain to the nearby piers and views, this is truly one of the highlights of Charleston.”

Waterfront Park

Located just steps away from The HarbourView Inn, this eight-acre Waterfront Park provides breathtaking views of Charleston Harbour. Splash in the famous fountains, relax on a swing on the pier and enjoy the shade of intimate garden “rooms” in this public park.

The Batter - White Point Gardens

The Battery and its Historic Homes

The most iconic images of Charleston come from the South of Broad neighborhoods. See the multi-colored homes of Rainbow Row, stroll past centuries-old architecture and admire beautiful Charleston gardens. White Point Gardens, or The Battery, as it’s locally known, features a bandstand, several memorial monuments, and artillery from the Civil War.

A Cannon at The Batter - Charleston, SC

King Street Shopping and Antique District

Charleston’s famous King Street shopping district is a mecca for fashion lovers and antique collectors. South of Market browse centuries of American, European and world antiques from multiple dealers.  Shop Charleston’s celebrated fashion boutiques from Calhoun Street to Market Street. Venture north of Calhoun Street to the hip and up-and-coming Upper King district for shopping, galleries and nightlife.

King Street Shopping - Charleston, SC
King Street Shopping - Charleston, SC

“Unique boutiques, restaurants and many high-end shops run along King Street… You will find everything you need, everything you want, and then some.”

Explore Historic Downtown Charleston

A casual stroll through Charleston reveals centuries of well-preserved architecture. Admire iconic Charleston single-style houses and visit notable locations such as Calhoun Mansion, Edmondston-Alston House, Nathaniel Russell House, and the Aiken-Rhett House.

Historic Charleston South Carolina

The Old City Market

Recently renovated, the Charleston City Market is a symbol of Charleston. See artisans weave Charleston’s famous Sweetgrass baskets and wander past over 100 vendors selling artisanal items, art, delectable treats, quilts and many other treasures that are unique to this area.

Sweetgrass Basket - Old City Marketing - Charleston, SC
Charleston City Market - Charleston, SC

“There are so many different crafts, foods, types of art and just about anything you are looking for here. A great way to get a glimpse of Charleston culture.”