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Park/Stay/Shuttle or Cheap Hotel/Park at Port?

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Park/Stay/Shuttle or Cheap Hotel/Park at Port?

We cruise out of Charleston on October 1st and need opinions. In researching, I can only find a couple of hotels that offer park and stay with free shuttle to/from port. Rates are much higher than I expected. From what I've seen, it is better to stay in the historic district or downtown. However, would it be more beneficial just to stay away from the touristy parts and pay for parking at the port. I am worried about the ease of shuttles from hotels and the wait. We are traveling with 4, so taxi's to me seem they would get costly. Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Park/Stay/Shuttle or Cheap Hotel/Park at Port?

charlestoncvb.com/visitors/…

Have you looked at the link above?

I would recommend you staying in Mount Pleasant--- it is an easy drive into downtown--- a lot of hotels offer the cruise and stay package---which wil come out far cheaper than parking your car downtown. October weekends are busy--which is why the rates are high--- and a lot of them have 2 night min. at the hotels.

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2. Re: Park/Stay/Shuttle or Cheap Hotel/Park at Port?

That helps tremenously, thanks! I have not checked Mt. Pleasant, but I will now!

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3. Re: Park/Stay/Shuttle or Cheap Hotel/Park at Port?

The cost to stay in the historic district will be dramatically higher than other areas. Most do not have free parking and even those that do will not allow you to leave your car that long.

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