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Starlight Motor Inn

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Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Room, 2 Queen Beds | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Room, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds

Overview of Starlight Motor Inn

Starlight Motor Inn

2.0 star property
In the heart of North Charleston

9.4/10 Exceptional

3 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
3245 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC, 29405
For families
  • Free self-parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of North Charleston
  • Riverfront Park - 6 min drive
  • North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center - 10 min drive
  • The Citadel - 10 min drive
  • College of Charleston - 8 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 13 min drive
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 9 min drive
  • Charleston Tanger Outlets - 10 min drive
  • Charleston City Market - 9 min drive
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 13 min drive
  • Waterfront Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 3 min drive


  • Holy City Brewing - 4 min drive
  • Firefly Distillery - 3 min drive
  • McDonald's - 16 min walk
  • Bertha's Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Maya del Sol Kitchen - 12 min walk

About this property

Starlight Motor Inn

When you stay at Starlight Motor Inn, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Charleston City Market. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Also, this hotel is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from College of Charleston.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 51 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking

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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities


  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium cable channels
  • Smart television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Starlight Motor Inn Hotel
Starlight Motor Inn North Charleston
Starlight Motor Inn Hotel North Charleston

Frequently asked questions

Does Starlight Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Starlight Motor Inn 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Starlight Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Starlight Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Starlight Motor Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What's the area around Starlight Motor Inn like?
Starlight Motor Inn puts you in the heart of North Charleston. Popular attractions include Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, which is 13 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The Little Motel That Could
The Starlight Motor Inn was amazing. It's freshly renovated and has all the charm of when it first opened in 1961, but with modern conveniences like check-in via text and bedside chargers with both USB sizes. The bar is also a great time. I will definitely book again, especially when the pool is open in a few weeks!
Nicole, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Victor, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Okay. So a few things. The rooms are great! Bed (very comfortable), shower, lighting, fridge, TV all very good. They are just opening, so working out kinks like check-in and such. The area is interesting. I’m well traveled and felt plenty comfortable. Be advised, the area is in between up and coming neighborhoods and it’s not really walkable.
John, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review