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Best Western Charleston Inn

Best Western Charleston Inn welcomes two pets up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $30 per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed, and well-behaved pets may be left in the room unattended. Four-legged guests receive a welcome kit at check-in, and there are two designated relief areas with pet stations on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Our great location includes proximity to historic Charleston and area attractions, and the Charleston Cruise Terminal. Whether you're on a romantic getaway, a family trip or traveling for business, you deserve a well-appointed room in a spacious Charleston hotel. Enjoy the proximity to historic sites and downtown Charleston during your stay. Affordability is a big reason why many guests choose our Charleston hotel. We're also pet-friendly, so you can bring the family pet. Our free breakfast ensures that every guest starts the morning right with a waffle station, fruits, sweet pastries, yogurt, and a variety of hot and cold cereals. Every meal is complete with endless chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Best Western Charleston Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the We Care Clean (Best Western) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Rooms are disinfected between each stay. Guests are separated from staff with a physical barrier, and contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Family Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • RV / Trailer Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Best Western Charleston Inn has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 37 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,838 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Deborah
    Jan. 30, 2023
    Great for the price

    Rooms was clean. Space to walk the pup.

  • Sue
    Jan. 3, 2023
    Convenient to city

    Very clean. Some older furniture but free of any bad odors. I would stay again if in area.

  • Idalgiza
    Sep. 3, 2022
    Never again

    Hotel was in a sketchy area and dog relief area was gross. I had to be moved once and almost moved a second time when fire alarm battery was low and kept beeping at 11:45pm. I had to disable it since no one was available at hotel to help and couldn’t move rooms again. Honestly Obviously not the safest thing, but couldn’t repack everything and drag my daughter out of bed and two dogs to move again. Dog relief area was all mud and hardly a patch of grass. I took the bat I carry in my car into the room with me since the area and some fellow guests were questionable. Honestly I’d pass on Charleston altogether (no southern charm here) but definitely this hotel.

  • Marlene
    Aug. 17, 2022
    Great location

    Rooms were nice

  • Shannon
    Jul. 8, 2022
    Comfortable night sleep

    Rather location was great, close to everything but away from the busy areas. Loved that they allowed us to bring our dogs, and the kids loved the pool.

  • Nancy
    Jun. 25, 2022
    Too much barking!

    It took 20 minutes just to get checked in only to find barking dogs in “adjoining“ room. No person was around so we reported the issue to the desk. We’re told owners would be called, but dogs kept barking nonstop. BringFido helped us find room at the Sleep Inn which was right next door and very nice.

  • Steven
    May. 27, 2022
    Decent Basic Room

    The room is just your basic motel room, no frills but it was clean and had a great area outside for your dogs with a dog station available. It is located about 20 minutes from the downtown. The front end receptionist named April was super nice!

  • Tammy
    Apr. 25, 2022
    Not quite what we expected

    This motel is still not offering housekeeping service. They said that it was due to COVID protocols, but there were a lot of people working on the grounds and in the hallways, and it doesn’t seem like cleaning rooms and bringing fresh supplies would put them more at risk. Additionally, our room was on the second floor which isn’t very convenient when you are having to take a dog in and out to do his business. It seems they should put folks who they know are coming with a dog on the first floor. I feel sorry for an older dog that might have to go up and down multiple times a day. I will say that the room was clean, and everyone with whom we interacted was very nice.

  • Mark
    Apr. 17, 2022

    Clean, pet friendly, comfy beds, nice pool and breakfast. Can’t beat it!

  • Louise J
    Apr. 12, 2022
    Fabulous service!

    This comfortable, clean, affordable hotel was wonderful. The staff is great and very caring. My room was large and very clean. My dog loved the comfort too! I highly recommend staying here and will do so again when I am back in the area.

  • Alicia
    Apr. 9, 2022
    Very dog friendly!

    I stayed for 1 night and friends had their own room with their dogs. All 3 rooms were nice. We got there late and after being in crates all day wanted to burn some energy. So we walked the parking lot. It was well lit (and has 2 dog potty areas with cans) and fenced in so you don't feel like just anyone could be parked in there. Parking for our vehicles was right in front of our rooms too which was convenient. Employees were friendly and quick to get us checked in and in rooms next to each other. The rooms were clean as well.

    Dec. 30, 2021
    Quiet in spite of being on busy road

    Not a bad place for the price. It was clean and comfortable in spite of being older.

  • Colin
    Jul. 13, 2021
    Seen Better Days

    On the positive side, we were able to check in early. Unfortunately the room was not subjected to the proper cleaning procedures, as there was a cockroach on the floor in front of the bath area sink.
    We asked for another room, which was granted. Unfortunately it was on the second floor and opened up to the smoking area. I was disappointed in clarity of the booking procedures of BringFido. I guess that you do not contact these places directly, but use Booking.com. This was explained to me by the manager when I asked for my AARP discount. You clearly advertise that the rates using your service are the same as I could expect going direct. That is completely false. I understand now why you get the money up front for all your bookings, as would have cancelled the remainder and booked them myself through Wyndham/La Quinta. I will not use your service or stay at Best Western in the future. A very dissatisfied former customer.

  • Larry
    Jul. 5, 2021
    Great location and service!

    We will return for another visit and stay here!

  • Ronnie
    Jun. 12, 2021
    Not friendly

    They did not acknowledge my dog was there except for the bill.

  • Kristy
    May. 20, 2021
    Dog friendly

    Everything was great .

  • Danielle
    Jan. 8, 2021
    Very nice for the price

    Nice hotel and good location to dining and grocery store.
    Clean and quiet

  • Cheryl
    Apr. 29, 2020
    My Idea Of A Perfect Pet Friendly Stop

    Traveling from Florida to Maine during COVID-19 pandemic. We would drive straight through except for the cat. Because we also have a dog and a lot of stuff, we prefer motels with exterior doors. We had a room that open to a courtyard with a picnic BBQ area. The room was fine. Beds comfortable. We checked in at 5am and were gone by noon. During the pandemic Best Western doesn’t enter a guest room for 72 hours after a guest leaves. That was reassuring. Tonight we will be getting the cat a room at a Best Western in Fredericksburg, VA.

  • Emily
    Sep. 23, 2019
    Go somewhere else!

    We arrived late after a full day at the beach. First of all, this is a MOTEL. The lobby looks nice, but room entrances are from the outside. We were out in the very back, bottom level. Our room was smelly and musty, most likely the very gross carpet that was in the room. The bathroom shower had leaked so upon entering the room, the bathroom floor was covered with water. There were bugs everywhere around our room. Within minutes of getting there , I had multiple visible bug bites from inside of our room. Then when the neighbors weed and cigarette smoke started creeping in, I had had enough. We went to the front desk, we were offered no help. Her response was “I don’t know what you want me to do about it”. They offered no apology or even a different room. We left and stayed at a Hyatt that was only slightly more expensive. Was also told I’d have to contact Bringfido for a refund. Do yourself a favor and spend a tiny bit more and stay somewhere really nice.

  • Freedom
    Sep. 15, 2019
    Great Experience

    Due to last min travel plans falling through, found this hotel in a pinch. Was extremely concerned given we don’t travel much with dogs (one gets too motion sick) and we typically stay with Marriott, Sheraton, and Hilton. Honestly can’t complain about a single thing. Lobby clean and smelled great, we were given a quiet room with great view, awesome dog bag full of multiple types of treats, room had everything needed, was super clean and smelled amazing. Soft comfy bed with good pillows, pool was nice, complimentary breakfast was amazing with lots of options: hot and cold. Would stay again!

  • Cindy
    Sep. 10, 2019
    One Night Stay

    We stayed one night traveling through. No issues with the pets. There is a dog area which could use alittle attention. Room was clean with exception of dust on lamps, not a big issue for me. I would stay again.

  • Dennis
    Aug. 20, 2019
    Best Western Inn Charleston, SC

    We appreciate BringFido securing The Best Western Inn in Charleston. We had a wonderful vacation and the staff at the hotel made it very welcoming.

  • Kaitlyn
    Jul. 26, 2019
    Clean and Comfy

    I'll start by saying that I am very picky about cleanliness and about where I sleep. However, I was very pleased with this motel! Despite having carpeting, the room smelled fresh and clean. The bathroom area was spotless and we could smell a trace of cleaners which always makes me happy! Housekeeping was excellent and vaccuumed/cleaned bathroom and sink areas daily. Beds, pillows, and linens were comfy. Breakfast was plentiful, with eggs/omelettes, bacon/ sausage, potatoes/biscuits and gravy, waffles and pancakes, various breads/pasteries, grits/oatmeal, yogurt/fruits, and lots of drink choices. They had an outside patio where you could have breakfast with your dog, and a couple smallish areas designated for going potty with bags and receptacles. The outside entry to the rooms made taking your dog to use the restroom a breeze. They were so kind to our Dale and went out of their way to make him feel welcome, as well as gave him some yummy and healthy treats. The area felt safe and there were several places to eat nearby, with about a 15 minute drive to the historic district and nearby beaches. Only downside was getting in and out of the hotel because the Savannah Highway is busy. Sometimes it would take us 5 minutes just to get on or off of the road, or we would have to go turn around and come back. It wasn't a big deal for us, but if you are a nervous driver it's something to consider. I am getting too long winded though. It was a great, clean, and comfotable stay. Would recommend and would stay again!

  • Tonya
    Jun. 12, 2019
    Don't Stay

    The lobby is beautiful, which is misleading. The room smelled so bad my lil guy appeared uncomfortable. The room had flies galore. I thought maybe due to the weather. The last straw was the infestation of roaches in the bathroom. There are better choices for the money. Fido should really reconsider putting them as a pet friendly hotel. Any place that would subject an human or animal to these conditions and allow them to pay for it should be charged with a crime. Totally disgusted.

  • Karen
    May. 8, 2019
    Convenient location

    Pros: Rooms were fairly clean despite carpeting, staff were nice, lobby was beautiful, complimentary breakfast, 15-min drive to King Street

    Cons: carpeting, motel style hotel not shown in pictures, complimentary breakfast on patio but was wet from sprinklers so unusable, toilet would not flush

  • Frank
    Apr. 24, 2019
    Convenient. Clean. Comfortable

    Great location and choice. Checkin was quick. Room was clean and comfortable, with access to back area to walk the dog. Would highly recommend and would stay again.

  • Angela
    Feb. 8, 2019

    I'm familiar with the area, so I was confident that I'd receive quality service. Clean and comfortable room, friendly staff, and you cannot go wrong with Bessinger's BBQ down the road!

  • Liz
    Jan. 14, 2019
    Road Trip

    Great for one night with my pup. Decent location, clean room and friendly staff

  • R.P.
    More than a year ago
    Good Doggie Place

    Stayed 2 nights, requested and got a room in the back near the 2 doggie walking areas. Got a nice treat pack with BringFido sticker on it on our arrival! Room was clean and comfortable, entire staff was attentive and very dog friendly. Only about 10-15 minute ride to downtown and many dog friendly restaurants in the area.

  • Lea
    Mar. 31, 2018

    We had a great stay at Best Western Charleston Inn. They have lots of area to walk my dog, pick up stations, and dog loving staff. They also had a great complimentary breakfast.!

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