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Overview of Emeline

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4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal

9.0/10 Superb

1,004 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $319
Price available on 3/27/2023
181 Church St, Charleston, SC, 29401-3122
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Communal living room
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness center
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Valet parking
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Charleston Historic District
  • Charleston City Market - 3 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 6 min walk
  • College of Charleston - 6 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 4 min drive
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 6 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 8 min drive
  • The Citadel - 11 min drive
  • Patriots Point - 15 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 15 min drive
  • Riverfront Park - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 24 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 18 min drive


  • Henry's House - 2 min walk
  • Hyman's Seafood - 3 min walk
  • Clerks Coffee Company - 1 min walk
  • 5Church Charleston - 3 min walk
  • Tempest - 3 min walk

About this property


Emeline offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal. Guests can visit the fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Clerks Coffee Company, which serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 212 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, up to 75 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 45 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 6:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Golf lessons nearby

Working away

  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (3354 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1852
  • Communal living room
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Doorbell and phone notification
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Thin carpet in room
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Pay movies
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Clerks Coffee Company - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
Frannie and The Fox - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Emeline is listed in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15–55 for adults, and USD 15–55 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay


  • Valet parking costs USD 45 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards on site. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Frequently asked questions

Does Emeline offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Emeline does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Emeline?
As of Mar 20, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Emeline on Mar 27, 2023 start from $319, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Emeline?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Emeline?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Emeline?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 45 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Emeline?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Emeline and nearby?
Emeline has a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Emeline?
Yes, Clerks Coffee Company offers American cuisine.
What's the area around Emeline like?
Emeline is a short 6-minute walk from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and 3 minutes' walk from Charleston City Market. Travelers love the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Laine, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Historic Charm!
This hotel is in the heart of everything Charleston! Location, amenities, services were all great! Will definitely be back! The one and only thing we were unhappy with is the hotel didn’t offer CBS tv station, during March Madness season. Thankfully there were plenty of sports bars nearby!!
Debra, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The service from valet to housekeeping are top notch!
Billie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charleston Charm with a few caveats
The terrific hotel was accommodating, and the deal was excellent, with complimentary valet and a meal discount. The rooms were spacious; we were upgraded. Three minor points- the lobby's music borders on the tortuous - could make a person crazy. The restaurant was great but, again, too loud. And, at checkout, I had to check the bill because the discounts were not included - otherwise, I liked the location and the place.
James, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great location. Friendly staff. Room service was convenient. Price was ok. Hotel is getting a little outdated. The bed was amazing!
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emeline offers the comfort of home
Emeline is a lovely hotel. My family and I loved the location, the room was so comfortable, clean and very inviting. Attention went in to the design and the experience including the records and record player, the shower toiletries and the stations outside the elevators for fruit and water refills. I came to Emeline after a poor experience at another location and Katie at the front desk graciously understood we felt unsettled and in need of a place to put our belongings. She was able to arrange for a room much earlier than expected which was such a welcome relief. If you want to feel like you are staying in a place that offers the comforts of home, Emeline is your place.
Catherine, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful customer service!!! Clean and cozy hotel. Relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely tell my family and friends about this place. Can’t wait to go back.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible stay in Charleston
Clean, comfortable and centrally located. The hotel is great and less than half a mile from most places you want to be. The staff absolutely everywhere is incredibly friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Katherine, 3-night trip
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