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Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Riverview welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $100 per stay. Both dogs and cats are allowed, and crated pets may be left in the room unattended. There is a dog walk with a pet station on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
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Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview is just 1.5 miles from the Historic District and is minutes away from SPAWAR, Boeing, Joint Base Charleston, FLETC, The Citadel, College of Charleston and MUSC. Your next business meeting will be a success in our Ashley Meeting Room, perfect for board meetings. Conveniently located near I-26 and I-526, this downtown Charleston hotel will prove to be your home away from home. From breathtaking views of the Battery and beaches to the historic homes and plantations, guests will fall in love with all this Southern City has to offer. Charleston will leave you in awe with its unique culture, low-country dining, arts and recreation.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Commitment to Clean (Marriott) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Outdoor Grills


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 15 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 741 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Joyce
    Jun. 29, 2022
    Not very enjoyable.

    They were renovating the hotel and tearing off wallpaper and ripping up carpeting; practically got thrown out of the hotel when someone knocked on our door a 9am and asked when we were leaving. They should have let everyone know that this was going to be going on as it is very stressful to dogs hearing strange voices yelling and pounding and ripping. I am really hoping our next reservation at the Daytona Oceanfront Hilton is better and that we have the room we requested.

  • John
    Mar. 23, 2022
    Not so great

    This place is an absolute filthy dump. Housekeeping service is only on request and must be ordered before 8 AM each morning. I especially enjoyed the grout dust all through the bathroom, the masking tape on the mirror, the light fixtures, and the heat vent that spewed out black dust all night long over the bed. There was enough dust on the window sill to plant winter wheat. Room furnishings are marginal and there is no water pressure in the sinks. Language barrier made it very difficult to communicate with staff, who were very cooperative when able to communicate. Other than that, it was OK, but not Marriott standards. I have stayed here in the past and it was top of the line. Great location.

  • Paul
    Feb. 10, 2022
    Fun location

    If you do not mind the 10 minute drive to the attractions, it is a great place. As I do not it was fine. Easy parking for a large vehicle. Lots of area to walk dogs, though by the hotel itself people do not clean up well. Marina was fun. Clean. Friendly staff. Adequate breakfast.

  • Jason
    Jun. 27, 2021
    Very pet friendly

    Our first hotel stay with our two Labs couldn’t have gone better. Plenty of room for our dogs in our suite and the dog area next to the hotel had ample space for the dogs to do their business. The dogs were even welcome on the pool deck (in a fenced-in area with tables and chairs) so we could watch our kids swim while our furry kids were with us.

  • John
    Mar. 6, 2021
    Super location close to downtown

    Just across the Ashley River from downtown and very pet friendly. Great brief stay visiting family

  • Mark
    Feb. 26, 2021
    Very small suite for a Residence Inn

    Overall very good stay. Very dog friendly. There is a HUGE grass lot next to the hotel. I was surprised at how small the suite was. We have stayed at other Residence Inns and the rooms are typically much larger.

  • Stephanie
    Jan. 12, 2021
    Dog friendly

    The hotel itself isn't really by anything within walking distance which is unfortunate. There is a nice open area right next to the hotel to be able to let your dog do their business. There were 2 dog waste stations, one in the back parking lot and one by the field. There's a private marina at the end of the street, but no sidewalk heading that way, and there is a sidewalk heading towards the main road, but it ends at the main road. There's no crosswalk to cross the street. Don't expect to stay here and be able to walk your dogs to go do things or even have a decent walk. You can absolutely still get in your car with your dogs and park somewhere else to walk your dogs like I did. I did appreciate having a nice sized outdoor balcony for some fresh air. I unfortunately had a smoker across the hall, so the door slammed constantly and kept my younger dog alert and more vocal than she would have been without the constant slamming doors. I always feel guilty having my dogs bark at a hotel. That's not the hotel's fault by any means though. I usually prefer to stay at Marriott Residence Inn because they do allow big dogs. I have 2 black labs, and it is sometimes difficult to find a hotel that allows two large dogs. Only reason for 4 stars is because of the location and lack of ease of walking my dogs anywhere.

  • Johanna
    Jan. 4, 2021
    Not the best

    It was a little disappointing for a Marriott chain. Took forever to check in. Had to change rooms a few times because the first 2 didn’t have hot water (we let it run for a few mins to check). The 3rd room they put us in had hot water, but the room itself wasn’t in the best shape - stains and tears on carpet. Price is reasonable, but still a little disappointing considering this is a Marriott. We’ve stayed at Marriott hotels before, and this one just did not have Marriott quality.

  • Daverine
    Feb. 21, 2020
    Great space

    Stayed here for two nights on our trip from NH to FL. Very clean and quiet. Beds were comfy, nice breakfast buffet. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Lynette
    Jan. 7, 2020
    Fantastic Hotel, Very Dog-Friendly

    We stayed 3 nights at the hotel and everyone was very welcoming to our dog. The location is excellent and very close to everything. There is a large pet-relief station right next to the hotel and they provide bags as well. We had a 2 bedroom suite which worked very well for us and our two teens, as well as our pooch. They provide a very good hot buffet breakfast every morning and you can leave your dog in the hotel room unattended which was great for going out to dinner. The room was very quiet and very clean. If you let the housekeeping staff know that you will be out for the day with your dog, they will come in and clean the room. Our room was cleaned every day we were there and all we had to do is let the staff know as we were leaving. Excellent hotel - would definitely stay here again.

  • Claibourne
    Sep. 19, 2019
    I wanted to move in and stay!

    The staff here was phenomenal - so helpful and friendly - every single staff member. We knew there would be breakfast every day, but did not know there would be dinner/wine/beer/ every evening. There was a shuttle to historic Charleston every day (every 1/2 hour all day to/from). My dog was comfortable and we were safe in a quiet clean room. What could be better?

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Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Downtown