Where to Stay

East Side

For

Quiet area, non-touristy, close proximity to Historic District attractions, restaurants and bars.

Against

Options for midrange and budget accommodations are nonexistent.

NoMo

For

There were no options here at the time of research, but if there were they would be close to interesting new restaurants.

Against

Far from downtown, no known options here yet.

Hampton Park

For

Quiet, lots of green space, close to neighborhood restaurants and bars.

Against

Far from Historic District attractions and nightlife, very limited options.

Harleston Village

For

Quiet, with access to a lovely park and some good restaurants.

Against

Not close to major attractions or the main clusters of restaurants and bars, very pricey accommodations only.

Upper King

For

Near all the shopping and restaurants, close to all main sights.

Against

All options are pricey, the neighborhood can be loud, and it feels a bit touristy.

Cannonborough Elliotborough

For

Quiet area, non-touristy, with options suiting all budgets, walking distance to favorite local restaurants and bars.

Against

A bit far from Historic District attractions, restaurants and bars.

South of Broad

For

Great location, near most sights and restaurants, a thoroughly Charleston experience.

Against

Not many options, all are pricey, and residents prefer to keep their awesome neighborhood local (they'll be nice, though).

French Quarter

For

Right in the middle of everything, very close to all attractions, very pretty hood.

Against

Midrange and budget options nonexistent, fairly touristy, can be loud.