Your Waterfront Home Away From Home

Completely renovated (yet firmly focused on retaining its feel-at-home-here vibe), Shem Creek Inn is a laid-back South Carolina coastal retreat just minutes from Charleston. Featuring 51 guest rooms and suites on the banks of storied Shem Creek, the hotel is beloved by generations of beer-guzzling guests who flock here to enjoy brunch and bar-hopping along the boardwalk, sun and socialize by the pool, and savor all the pleasures of a classic coastal Carolina experience.

Your Agenda Is No Agenda
Charleston Is So Close
You Love A Fresh Catch
Front Row On The Waterfront
We Take Pride In This Place

Why stay with us?

Your Agenda Is No Agenda

Ready to come as you are and feel immediately at home? Shem Creek Inn is a true hub of coastal Carolina life, offering a chance to experience Charleston the way the locals do.

Charleston Is So Close

Shem Creek Inn is located across the harbor from downtown Charleston, just minutes from Sullivan’s Island, Fort Sumter National Monument and the Charleston City Market.

You Love A Fresh Catch

Kick start your day with our complimentary continental breakfast, then hit the Shem Creek Boardwalk for fresh seafood at favorites like Red’s Ice House, Water’s Edge and Vickery’s. There may even be an oyster roast happening while you're here!

Front Row On The Waterfront

When you stay at Shem Creek Inn, you can be on the water in minutes. From paddle-boarding to kayaking along the creek, our dockside address offers unmatched access to on-the-water thrills.

We Take Pride In This Place

Once the epicenter of Charleston’s shrimp-boating industry, Shem Creek is still a working river shared by pelicans, partiers and paddle boarders.

Hotel amenities

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Daily complimentary continental breakfast
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Complimentary parking
  • Local gym access

Room amenities

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Private furnished balcony
  • LCD TV
  • Welcome amenities
  • Microwave and mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath amenities
  • Iron/ironing board

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