8 Charleston Hotels with “Park and Cruise” Packages

It’s one of the best-kept secrets in cruising. It can help save you hundreds on your next trip, and make it much easier come cruise day. That said, so few people take advantage of this tip that it’s seemingly criminal.

If you are driving to the Charleston for the cruise and plan to park your car for the trip, expect to shell out plenty of cash. Parking at the port costs $17 per day. In other words, if you are sailing on a week-long trip, you’re going to pay $119 for parking before you even set foot on the ship.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Charleston is a tourist mecca, with an industry that caters to out-of-towners. That includes hotels.

And since the competition for your business is fierce, many hotels will go out of their way to offer perks to entice you to stay. The best one in our opinion? Free or discounted parking at the hotel during your cruise.

Below, we’ve rounded up a list of hotels in the Charleston area that we’ve found to offer park and cruise packages. This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list, but a good starting point. If you want to stay at a different hotel, simply give them a call to see if they will allow you to park.

Keep in mind that if you aren’t planning to stay at a hotel, then it’s not worth simply staying at one just to save on parking. But if you plan to stay anyway, definitely look into a hotel with a parking package to save some serious money.

Rates below are from a recent search for a Saturday night stay. Expect them to vary based on your specific dates. Click each hotel’s name to read reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

Charleston Hotels with Cruise Parking

Best Western Sweetgrass Inn
Normal Rate: $160
Parking Package: $180
Distance to Port: 5.5 miles

Parking package includes one night’s stay and free parking for your cruise. Also includes a shuttle to and from the port.

Andrew Pickney Inn
Normal Rate: $399
Parking Package: $414
Distance to Port: 0.4 miles

Includes accommodations before or after your cruise, with free parking, two tickets for a walking tour of Charleston, deluxe breakfast, and fresh-baked cookies.

Wyndham Garden Charleston Mount Pleasant
Normal Rate: $209
Parking Package: $249
Distance to Port: 7.9 miles

This package includes accommodations, round-trip transportation to the cruise ship terminal, and breakfast for two.

Courtyard North Charleston Airport/Coliseum
Normal Rate: $154
Parking Package: $154
Distance to Port: 10.5 miles

Package includes accommodations, free parking for your trip and free wi-fi.

Holiday Inn Charleston-Mount Pleasant
Normal Rate: $182
Parking Package:$182
Distance to Port: 4.9 miles

Includes deluxe accommodations, parking for your cruise, continental breakfast, and transportation to and from the cruise port.

Holiday Inn Express Mt. Pleasant
Normal Rate: $154
Parking Package: $154
Distance to Port: 4.9 miles

Package also includes parking for the duration of your cruise. No shuttle provided. (For details on port transportation, visit this page.)

Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/West Ashley
Normal Rate: $199
Parking Package: $161
Distance to Port: 7.3 miles

The package includes overnight accommodations and round trip transfer to and from the port for two adults. (No word for cost if you are traveling with a larger group.)

North Charleston Inn
Normal Rate: $99
Parking Package: $99
Distance to Port: 9.6 miles

Cruise package includes breakfast and free parking. Guests must arrange their own transportation.

More on Cruising From Charleston

Getting to the Port of Charleston — Transportation options from airports and the Charleston area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Charleston Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.

Charleston Cruise Hotels Near the Port — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.

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