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The Ryder Hotel

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Ryder Hotel

The Ryder Hotel

3.5 star property
Art Deco hotel with outdoor pool, near Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal

8.6/10 Fabulous

390 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $252
Price available on 4/9/2023
237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, 29401-1609
Main amenities
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beach towels
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Valet parking
For families
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Rollaway/extra beds

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Charleston Historic District
  • College of Charleston - 3 min walk
  • Charleston City Market - 3 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 10 min walk
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 2 min drive
  • Waterfront Park - 5 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 6 min drive
  • The Citadel - 9 min drive
  • Patriots Point - 13 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 13 min drive
  • Riverfront Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 22 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 16 min drive


  • Hyman's Seafood - 1 min walk
  • Clerks Coffee Company - 3 min walk
  • Hank's Seafood - 4 min walk
  • Meeting at Market - 2 min walk
  • Callie's Hot Little Biscuit - 5 min walk

About this property

The Ryder Hotel

When you stay at The Ryder Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar, a 24-hour fitness center, and free bike rentals are other highlights at this Art Deco hotel. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.



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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 91 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 2 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 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 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 88 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Covered onsite valet parking (USD 45 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Poolside bar

Traveling with children

  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beach towels
  • Concierge services
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Built in 1985
  • Communal living room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Elevator
  • Hardwood flooring in room
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

The Ryder Hotel is listed in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 29 per accommodation, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6–18 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day


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


  • Covered 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<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 and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

King Charles Inn
King Charles Inn
The Ryder Hotel Hotel
The Ryder Hotel Charleston
The Ryder Hotel Hotel Charleston

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ryder Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Ryder Hotel 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 The Ryder Hotel?
As of Mar 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Ryder Hotel on Apr 9, 2023 start from $252, 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 The Ryder Hotel?
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.
Is there a pool at The Ryder Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Ryder Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 88 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Ryder Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 45 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Ryder Hotel?
You can check in from 4 PM - 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Ryder Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near The Ryder Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The Ryder Hotel like?
The Ryder Hotel is a short 10-minute walk from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and 3 minutes' walk from Charleston City Market. Travelers love the hotel's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Boutique Hotel Graces Meeting Street in Charleston
Another Meeting Street motel renovated with class and charm in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. The rooms boast a cool, clean minimalist yet cozy design, the front desk staff during our March 20-23 stay were beyond compare, and the house-designed welcome cocktail and nice surprise. We'll be back!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

RODNEY, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

It was nice. Wasn’t expecting the extra “resort” charge of $30. Plus $45 a night to park the car.
Dana, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Go to different hotel
Great location. Bed was comfortable. No frills room. Lacking in extra blankets and pillows for room. Ac was off temperature so my husband checked the filter. It was digusting. Probably had not been changed in over 6 months and wrong size. When we told the front desk he said he would tell someone. Noone ever came to replace filter. Their destination/amenities fee of $29 a day is a joke. We never received the "cocktail upon arrival" were not told their was a cocktail hour, so never went to it. Did not use the yoga mat in room, which is actually gross. I was told by desk clerk the fee pays for the coffee bar daily, we did not use, the pool, it is February, and the $10 daily credit to the restaurant. So they never had to issue us $40 in food credits, yet were charged 129 in amenities. Total joke. Not worth the 338 we were charged daily. Would not stay again. Better hotels that offer more for cheaper.
Stephanie, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Nice
Great hotel and an outstanding location.
William, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location and wonderful staff! However, we felt the resort fee and $45 parking fee was excessive.
Mark, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jacki, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the location and the decor was lovely. The welcome drink was delicious and such a nice treat along with the 24 hr coffee bar. Highly recommend this hotel. Staff was warm and friendly!
Anne, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Molly, 2-night family trip
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