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Market Pavilion Hotel
Ranked #8 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Luxury at the right place!”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I made this reservation day of and sight/name/specific location unseen so I was a little nervous getting there. I was very happy with the outcome though. The staff was very attentive, very helpful on checkin. The room was well appointed, clean and very attractive. There were comfortable robes and slippers and cookies set out for me at day end. A lovely breakfast on the room floor was out in the morning. The view from my room was nice, not wow, but I wandered up to the top floor bar and pool area and that was wonderful....river, market, patriot's point. The location is right at the Market and across for the river. Great for walking around, running, sight seeing. Valet parking is available but street parking also worked for me.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. I am so pleased you choose the Market Pavilion Hotel, on the same day and that we had availability to accommodate you. It great that you were also able to enjoy the Pavilion Bar high atop our hotel. We do have valet for all our guests and I am glad you were able to us street parking, as you know it at times is difficult to find parking in Charleston. We do appreciate you being our guest and would hope to welcome you back again very soon.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Refined, well appointed with first class service. We felt like royalty with the exclusive little living area on our floor and dedicated staff serving up sumptuous breakfast and afternoon refreshments. The staff is impeccably professional and dedicated to attending to guest comfort. Only negative is the price.

Room Tip: we recommend the concierge floor
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us and being our guest at the Market Pavilion Hotel. I am so pleased that we were able to enjoy all the services of our concierge level. I will pass your kind comments to the entire staff as we want to continue to provide on the most professional attention and dedication to all our guest. Thank you once again and we look forward to your return.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We have been visiting Charleston for the past 35 years and have stayed in many different hotels in the area. This hotel was by far the most professionally managed and "polished" of them all. Everyone was top notch from the first welcome by the bellman to the efficient check in and the smiling and accommodating housekeeping staff. The rooms and baths are meticulously clean and well appointed, The continental breakfast available on every floor is brilliant. From only a few steps away you can bring coffee, fruit, and pastries back to your room--no having to dress and eat communally. The hotel is in a very central location, you can walk most anywhere you need to go. Not having to drive and find parking is a big plus. Do yourself a favor and go during Spoleto, the 2 weeks following and encompassing Memorial Day every year. You will have access to the most amazing art, music, jazz, and a myriad of other world-class performances all over the city. It is a wonderfully special time to be in Charleston and it will only be enhanced by staying at the Market Pavilion Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
First, I must say thank you for sharing such kind comments with us. We take pride in providing all our guests with the best possible service and guest experience. It nice to know that you enjoyed your time, music and performances all over the city during Spoleto. I will share your comments with the entire staff. Thank you once again and we look forward to your return to the Market Pavilion Hotel and being our guest.
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Spent a few nights here seeing the highlights of Charleston in mid-late May.

First things first - spectacular hotel in all respects! Fantastic location - none better for sightseeing as you can walk to everything. Rooftop bar is the best of all in the vicinity (and we hit 'em all) - gorgeous set up with beautiful pool, numerous umbrella tables, and great food. Nice view of the city also. Spent time up there at every opportunity. Popular place throughout the day for very good reason!

Rooms were clean and very well appointed as the whole property is well maintained. Many nice 'extras' like turn down service and complimentary coffee, juice, and pastries on each floor. Professional and helpful staff at every turn. I'm in the travel industry (away from home - unfortunately - over 100 nights per year) and this is one of the highest quality hotels in the hundreds that I've stayed at. We had only one room issue (toilet) that was handled immediately and appropriately by the general manager. He is a hands-on type (frequently seen ensuring all was well with everyone's stay) and oversees all aspects of the hotel.

If we went back to Charleston, there would be no decision to be made - we would stay in the same hotel. Little pricey but you get what you pay for here. Can't recommend enough.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 8 June 2013
First, thank you very much for being our guest. We very much appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. Traveling so much can take a toll and I am very happy that our entire team was able to exceed your expectations to make your visit the very best it could be. I am also pleased that you had the opportunity to spend time at the Pavilion Bar and that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I do apologize that you experienced a small issue and very glad it was corrected immediately. We would like to welcome you back again when your travel brings you to Charleston. Thank you again Peter Wright.
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

Great hotel on all points! Perfect location, happening rooftop bar...bartenders Cheryl, JR and Dave were the Best! Delicious coffee every morning. Hermes bath products! Why plan to stay anyplace else?? An amazing getaway!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Market Pavilion Hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed the Pavilion Bar, the services delivered by Cheryl, JR and Dave. It’s also great that you liked our coffee each morning. Thank you for sharing your comments and we look forward to providing you once again an amazing getaway!
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at this hotel to relax after a week-long family vacation on Hilton Head Island. Great location, park the car and walk to shopping, restaurants, art shops and historical sights. Efficient check in & out, staff always cheerful and helpful. Room on the 3rd floor was small, but tastefully decorated and quite comfortable. Nice rooftop bar however music a little too loud as it made conversing difficult.

Room Tip: Our 3rd floor room was at the front of the hotel, nice view and quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2013
First thank you for spending 3 nights with us at the Market Pavilion Hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed our location to everything Charleston has to offer. It’s also nice to know that you enjoyed the Pavilion Bar high atop the hotel. I apologize if you felt the music was too loud, we do try to control the volume and provide our guest with many seating options away from any music. I do thank you for sharing your comments and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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madison, wi
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

My husband and I treated ourselves to the Terrace Suite (incredible!) for our wedding anniversary and it was truly memorable. The location is perfect and the service is outstanding. From the friendly bellmen to the helpful and attentive hotel staff, they made our stay truly enjoyable. The Terrace Suite, if you want to pamper yourself, has all the heavenly amentities - a spacious room, comfy bed, large rain shower, an amazingly huge hot tub and a private balcony. The suite is on the concierge level and the provided a wonderful breakfast every morning, afternoon tea/snacks/delicious cookies and wine in the early evening. The rooftop bar is not to be missed either!

Room Tip: If you want to splurge - choose the Terrace Suite!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter W, General Manager at Market Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2013
Thank you for sharing your special wedding anniversary with us at the Market Pavilion Hotel. You stayed in one of our perfect luxury suites, the Terrace Suite. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations, the amenities of the concierge level. It’s also nice to know that you enjoyed the Pavilion Bar. Thank you once again for being our guest and sharing your kind comments which I will share with the entire staff. We hope to welcome you back again very soon and no need to wait for an anniversary.
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Property: Market Pavilion Hotel
Address: 225 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Charleston
#8 Family Hotel in Charleston
#8 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#9 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Market Pavilion Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston's most luxurious hotel. A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Located in the epicenter of Downtown, we're just minutes from the waterfront, tour guides, shopping and grand old homes. Set among some of Charleston's most historical landmarks, the Market Pavilion Hotel offers the most decadent guest rooms in the city and countless amenities such as Grill 225, a member of the Great Steakhouses of North America, and Charleston's most popular night spot, the Pavilion Bar, which boasts the best view in the city. Most importantly, we're redefining the Art of Southern Hospitality. So whether you join us for a leisurely getaway or company meeting, to pop the question or seal the deal, you'll indulge in The Market Pavilion Hotel's premium value and service. Welcome to the Art of Southern Hospitality. ... more   less 
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