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Property entrance
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Lobby sitting area

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

1,024 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is AU$595
Price available on 23/4/2023
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 centre
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Valet parking
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Charleston
  • Charleston City Market - 1 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 6 min walk
  • College of Charleston - 7 min walk
  • Patriots Point - 39 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 1 min drive
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 2 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 3 min drive
  • The Citadel - 4 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 9 min drive
  • Riverfront Park - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) - 22 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 a short 10-minute walk of Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal. Guests can visit the fitness centre 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 upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.


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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (third-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 sanitiser 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 until 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 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site 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 reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services


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


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Doorbell and phone notifications
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Lever door handles
  • Lift
  • 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 lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Films for purchase
  • Netflix
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 specialises 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 Traveller Hot List.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 to 55 for adults and USD 15 to 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 sanitiser.

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 (third-party expert - Global)


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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 that 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Emeline?
As of 31 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Emeline on 23 Apr 2023 start from AU$595, including 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 sanitiser, 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 lb 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 centre 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 7 minutes' walk from College of Charleston. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

In the heart of it.
Much appreciated the room upgrade! Didn’t appreciate the booking fee. The room coffee process needs to be communicated better. Jimmy was great waiter. The location was wonderful.
Robert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay was great from our room to the front desk and resturant, valet. I had some issues with them over changing my credit card. Which im still waiting for them to fix and my car was slightly damage in the valet. I made a claim but still noone has contacted me.
Rosa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Not as happy as I should’ve been.
I was at the hotel for 5 nights and my room was only cleaned on the 4th day after I told the front desk that I needed the trash picked up and a few new towels. They were very surprised that it hadn’t been serviced. Also I was a little surprised when I was told I couldn’t sit outside unless I ordered food, I was just having a glass of wine. I was told to go to the other side of the fireplace. This is a beautiful facility.
Harold Joseph, 5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel in a Great Location
Cute boutique hotel in a great location. Everything within walking distance and the staff was excellent!
Angela, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Boutique Hotel
Upon check in staff was very friendly and accommodating. Check in was smooth and front desk staff was pleasant. The hotel had wonderful accommodations such as on site Coffee and a restaurant. While we did not try the restaurant during our stay, there are so many fabulous options for eating, we did walk around the entire hotel. The hotel was clean, staff was always friendly, and if you have dogs with you (like we did) the hotel made it very easy to travel! While the rooms are not large, they are clean and comfortable. Each floor has a small bar with filtered, still and sparkling water, ice, and fresh fruit. The hotel is located in perfect walking distance to everything.
Alexandra, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mitul, 2-night trip
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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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