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The Ryder Hotel
3 stars

The Ryder Hotel

237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
+1 843 723 7451

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based on 442 reviews

The Ryder Hotel
Thu 6/27
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About The Ryder Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The King Charles Inn is located in Charleston’s Historic District and dates back to the early 19th century. Originally the home of the Pavilion Hotel, this hotel hosted Edgar Allen Poe when he served as a soldier at Fort Moultrie nearby. The King Charles Inn was built in the same space in 1958 and has a rich history in a beautiful part of South Carolina.

Parking is entirely free for guests at the King Charles Inn, as is high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee during breakfast, tea and cookie service at night, and passes to Pivotal Fitness. It also hosts an evening reception featuring artisan cheeses and other accompaniments. There is an outdoor pool with a sundeck and terrace, along with a business center, and concierge services.

Each room is beautifully appointed, and guests can choose from a traditional double bed room, traditional queen, traditional king, and a deluxe king room. The hotel also offers king junior suites as well as two-double bed rooms for those who need the extra space. Inside the rooms, you can expect a large LCD television, Keurig coffeemaker, coffee pods, iron, hairdryer, and a mini refrigerator. Guests also have access to bottled water, an iHome iPod, and an iPhone docking station.

Guests don’t need to leave this majestic space to enjoy great Charleston dining as BREW Pub and Café is on-site. This café offers a hearty breakfast with items like chocolate croissants, homemade quiches, and egg sandwiches. Later in the day, guests can sample locally crafted wine, beer, and spirits while enjoying terrace seating overlooking the pool.

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Amenities at The Ryder Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Fishing

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Laundry service


  • Desk


  • Storage available


  • Fitness center


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of The Ryder Hotel

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10.0 Wonderful
There was no other family with children I saw but everyone was very nice and we had great stay. Location was really great too.
6.2 Okay
Pros:The bed was comfortable
Cons:The room I stayed in was outdated and dark
2.8 Poor
Pros:Location only
Cons:Room was smoky. Air conditioner would not cool the room lower than 70F even after it was inspected. Daily room cleaning was highly variable but consistently poor. Feels extremely dated. Terrible value.
8.2 Very good
Pros:The location was perfect. Could not be better to walk around town. Meeting street is there and the market is right there plus you are one block from King street. Parking is easy as well and the hotel area is safe. The pool is small but right on meeting street and has covered seatinbso you can watch the pool but be out of the sun if you want to. That was neat.
Cons:THe halls were under construction. They appear to have needed the renovation. Room was nice but it is small. We were not in it much so it was fine. If you are in the room a lot, this is a challenge.
5.1 Fair
Pros:The location was very good. I liked that they gave you 2 water bottles each day. The shower was great and the bathroom was VERY large.
Cons:The bed was very uncomfortable and the pillows were a joke. They were tiny and lumpy. The room could have been better maintained. One of the drawer pulls came loose. One day we didn't have enough towels. They usually provide 3 or 4, but we only had 2. I use 2 towels when I shower (one for hair and one for body). I didn't realize there were not enough towels. My husband got out of the shower and didn't have a towel! I had to give him one of my wet towels. When I told the girl at the front desk, she didn't even apologize. She just made a note to provide us with extra towels. We didn't want EXTRA towels. We just wanted the normal number. The AC was VERY loud! I had to turn up the TV every time it turned on.


237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

What's nearby

  • Charleston City Market0.3 mi
  • Charleston Historic District0.3 mi
  • Charleston Old Slave Mart0.4 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church0.4 mi
  • Joseph Manigault House0.5 mi
  • Waterfront Park0.5 mi
  • Charleston Museum0.5 mi
  • Gov. William Aiken House0.5 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House0.6 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium0.7 mi
  • Calhoun Mansion0.8 mi
  • USS Yorktown CV-101.5 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Top tips for your stay at The Ryder Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Ryder Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and August.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Ryder Hotel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Ryder Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $239, while the most expensive was $597.
  • How long should you stay at The Ryder Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Ryder Hotel

  • What is the best way to reach the King Charles Inn from the airport?

    There are both good public transportation options as well as driving connections to the King Charles Inn from Charleston International Airport. If you come by car, the journey will take about 20 to 30m. Take the I-26 until exit 221B. From here, continue on one of the two right lanes to merge onto Meeting Street, where the hotel will appear on the right hand side. Public transport will take about 45m with the XP3 line to Downtown Charleston. Exit at Visitors Center/Charleston Museum and walk the remaining 10m on foot to the hotel.

  • Does the King Charles Inn feature activities?

    To explore the surrounding area in your own time, guests can rent a bike from the on-site bike rental at the hotel. Bike rentals come at an additional charge of approximately $6 for the first hour and about $3 for each subsequent hour. The hotel concierges are also happy to help provide a map with bike trails or help you complete the rental booking. Guests can also enjoy a discount at the nearby fitness club EcoFitness to work out.

  • Does the King Charles Inn provide rollaway beds or cribs for children?

    Although all children are welcome to stay, extra beds cannot be accommodated by the King Charles Inn. However, the hotel features adjoining rooms if families need more space, with either a king-size bed in one and a double bed in the other, or two rooms with double beds in each. Cribs are available free of charge for infants.

  • Does the King Charles Inn hotel restaurant have any specials deals?

    The Brew Pub offers delectable pub grub and also gives you the opportunity to indulge in a selection of drinks for less. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, the pub hosts a Happy Hour where guests can get $1 off any drink they order to accompany complimentary cheese and cracker platters served.

  • Does the King Charles Inn offer packages for couples?

    Charleston counts as one of the most romantic cities in this area, so it is understandable that the King Charles Inn features an extensive couple’s program, among which are packages to enhance the stay. The Royal Engagement Package, for example, features luxurious accommodation and transfer to the Charleston Tea Plantation, where a romantic dinner awaits with champagne and musicians to serenade you during a scrumptious meal for two. A horse-drawn carriage and a romantically decked hotel room are also part of the deal for the perfect getaway to pop the question and to celebrate your love.

  • Can guests buy tickets for nearby attractions at the King Charles Inn reception desk?

    As part of the concierge services offered at the King Charles Inn, a ticket desk for attractions and tours is also part of the services. To learn more about events and available activities in the area, contact the concierge’s desk and let them help you come up with a tailored Charleston schedule.(Prices checked 10/06/19).

  • Where is The Ryder Hotel located?

    The Ryder Hotel is located at 237 Meeting Street, 0.4 miles from the center of Charleston. Charleston City Market is the closest landmark to The Ryder Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Ryder Hotel?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Ryder Hotel.

  • Does The Ryder Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Ryder Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Ryder Hotel from the airport?

    The Ryder Hotel is 10.2 miles from Charleston. The Ryder Hotel is 59.1 miles from Hilton Head Island.

  • Does The Ryder Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, The Ryder Hotel has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Ryder Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Ryder Hotel in Charleston and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Ryder Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Ryder Hotel.

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