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.