8 Best Kid-Friendly Resorts In Charleston, South Carolina - Updated 2024

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Charleston, South Carolina is a historic city, first founded in 1670. History buffs will enjoy exploring the city’s cobblestoned streets of the Battery and the French Quarter, gazing at the antebellum houses, and watching horse-drawn carriages go by. Take the kids to Waterfront Park, with its views over Charleston Harbor and explore Fort Sumter, where the initial shots of the civil war were fired. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a pleasant spot for the whole family with its lush gardens and a zoo to enjoy. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants in Charleston as well. Alternatively, head to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens to explore the scenic farmland with its historic structures. While staying in this historic city, the family can stay in comfort as there are many resorts around. For the best kid-friendly resorts in Charleston, South Carolina, check out our recommendations below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to kid-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (from USD 314)

This family-friendly resort in Charleston is the ideal place to enjoy a family vacation with an array of things to do. The children can enjoy the outdoor pools, play soccer on the seaside court and generally have fun on the private beach, while the parents can relax and enjoy the services of the Estuary Spa. The children can also join Mini Mariners Kid’s Club for various craft and sports activities and film viewings. Take the kids on the fun Charleston Water Taxi from the resort’s marina to explore historic downtown, the South Carolina Aquarium and more. Dining is available at the Charleston Harbor Fish House and adults can enjoy a drink in the Bridge Bar. Some of the rooms and suites offer a harbor view and all have flat-screen TVs and a coffee-maker. Free Wi-Fi is available.

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Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

Wifi Available

Address: 20 Patriots Point Road
2.18 km (1.4 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (from USD 373)

This family resort in Charleston has direct harbor access in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The property features an outdoor pool, sun terrace and hot tub. There is a gift shop on site. A Kid’s Club is available for the children at an additional charge and younger kids can stay with their parents in a Harbor Deluxe with two queen beds. Rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels to keep the kids amused. The family can enjoy the free trolley to the beach on Sullivan’s Island, which is a 15-minute drive away. Other activities in the area include golfing and cycling and the hotel provides guests with bicycles on loan. Dining is available at the Bridge Bar and Charleston Harbor Fish House on the waterfront.

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The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

Wifi Available

Address: 28 Patriots Point Rd
2.18 km (1.4 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

Kid-friendly hotels

3. Hampton Inn Charleston (from USD 194)

If you are going on a family vacation in Charleston, the Hampton Inn Charleston presents an array of family-friendly offerings. The primary concern is ensuring your family’s utmost comfort by providing additional beds and cradles for your little ones, accompanied by an inviting outdoor pool where they can revel in delightful splashes.

Guests are privileged to enjoy the convenience of a complimentary wireless internet connection, along with air conditioning and a satisfying breakfast. The surrounding area also hosts a multitude of family-oriented attractions, including Marion Square, Charleston Music Hall, and Charleston City Market.

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Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Address: 345 Meeting St
1.02 km (0.7 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Dry cleaning

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean and very comfortable
Host:
the people at the front desk were friendly
the staff were fantastic and very accommodating
Location:
the location was perfect for walking around the main area
perfect location right next to 3 free shuttle services incredible staff very clean
really enjoyed our stay here hotel was in a great location very walkable to attractions and restaurants
there’s also a free bus right across the street that goes around the city
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4. Market Pavilion Hotel (from USD 323)

Located within the heart of Charleston’s historic district, the Market Pavilion Hotel stands as a bountiful haven of family-friendly indulgences. Immerse yourself in the joy of an outdoor pool where the kids can swim around, make use of the convenience offered by the laundry facilities, and find reassurance in the readily available childcare services.

The hotel further boasts a 24-hour fitness center, an assortment of dining options, and inviting bars, all tailored to help you unwind. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to explore family-oriented attractions such as Charleston City Market and the Port of Charleston, both a mere few minutes away.

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Market Pavilion Hotel

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 225 East Bay Street
143 meters (469.5 ft) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
when we checked in they asked if we wanted someone to come clean the room
Host:
wonderful service staff was super friendly
accommodations were nice but the staff were even better
the staff is well trained friendly and helpful
everyone was super friendly
Location:
great location centrally located to most areas of interest
were premium) amazing location
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5. Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown (from USD 277)

While Charleston has plenty of accommodations from vacation rentals to the best cabins, there are also plenty of kid-friendly hotels. Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown is perfectly placed in the heart of downtown Charleston, close to all the historic attractions and a 9 km (5.6 mi) drive from Sullivan’s Island. Kids can have fun riding in the free public trolley which stops outside the hotel and takes visitors on a trip through historic Charleston. The property features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed at the Meeting room Restaurant and Tapas Bar, with its healthy farm-to-table cuisine. There are several room types available for families, including the Queen Room and Queen Room with Balcony, both of which feature two beds. The One-Bedroom Suite offers two double beds, one large double bed, one single bed and a sofa bed, giving plenty of accommodation for the whole family.

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The Limited Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 425 Meeting Street
1.56 km (1.0 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

6. Embassy Suites Charleston Historic Charleston

Posted by Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District on Monday, 20 August 2018

Embassy Suites Charleston Historic Charleston is an ideal hotel for families with children. The property has a swimming pool and fitness center and there is a golf course close by. Kid-friendly dining options close to the hotel include Sticky Fingers, Jason’s Deli and Taco Boy and there is also an onsite restaurant and room service available. This historic hotel in Charleston offer suites that are ideal for families, each featuring a kitchenette with microwave and fridge, separate living areas and adjoining rooms.

Embassy Suites Charleston Historic Charleston

Address: 337 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Price: from 162 USD

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: 4/5 Very Good (from 640 reviews)

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7. The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel (from USD 639)

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is nestled in the historic district of Charleston, a five-minute walk from the Charleston City Market and a 1.6 km (1 mi) drive to the White Point Garden on the Ashley River Waterfront. The hotel features the Barbadoes Room restaurant serving Southern fine dining cuisine. Guests also have the convenience of room service. The hotel features an outdoor pool and a pretty rooftop bar for outdoor relaxation. Families with children can have a comfortable stay in the double rooms with two double beds or the King Room or Junior King Suite, both of which can sleep five guests. Each room features a TV with cable channels and a coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

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Mills House Charleston, Curio Collection by Hilton This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 115 Meeting Street
525 meters (0.4 ft) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

8. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor (from USD 599)

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are perfect for a family vacation. The property is located on the waterfront in Mount Pleasant and features a private beach area. There is also an outdoor pool and a hot tub. While each cottage has a kitchen, a continental breakfast is served each morning and there is also an afternoon and evening reception held for guests with snacks and beverages on offer. Cottages also have a living area with TV, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. They also feature a spa bath and a screened-in porch. Bicycles are available on loan for exploring the area. For those wishing to visit the city center, a water taxi is available close by.

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The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Wifi Available

Address: 16 Patriots Point Road
2.29 km (1.5 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre

Enjoy everything this city has to offer on a family vacation!

There are plenty of reasons to visit Charleston. Have fun visiting all the various attractions of this fascinating and historic city, hanging out on the beach and around the harbor. If you wondering where to stay as a family, choose a resort for families in Charleston.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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