A dockside hideaway where oyster roasts and beer koozies reign supreme, the Shem Creek Inn radiates coastal South Carolina’s laid-back vibe. Located in Mount Pleasant just minutes from downtown, Shem Creek is Charleston’s backyard paradise; casual, low-key, good-natured. From paddle boarding to ice-cold buckets of beer, fried seafood to dolphin sightings along the dock, the Shem Creek Inn is a local secret that we can’t wait to share.

Choose one of 51 guest rooms and suites (all with private balconies) or opt for the ultimate escape aboard our own luxe 55' private yacht, conveniently moored just steps from the action. (This beauty is also available for day trips with your own captain!) 

Book direct benefits

  • Room upgrades*
  • $10 off outdoor rentals

Why stay with us?

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.

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.

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  • "Best place to stay!!"

    We loved Shem Creek Inn! The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are totally clean. The beds are extremely comfortable. This is the best location!
  • ""Fall Visit""

    Ideally situated in Mount Pleasant next to the creek, this hotel has a high standard and very good service. There was plenty of space in the king size bedroom and it had a good sized bathroom. Close proximity to bars and restaurants along the creek, it was a great place to spend the weekend. We would certainly recommend it!
    Karen K
  • "Great Location!"

    The room was spacious and comfortable. Each room has a private balcony which is nice for watching the sunset or the marsh. Plenty of nice restaurants within walking distance.
  • "Relaxing & Romantic Weekend"

    Sitting on the balcony offers a spectacular view of the creek, dolphins and all of the boat activity. The rooms offer plenty of space and are well appointed and the Inn offers a fantastic breakfast.
    Fawnda S

Around the creek

Make Shem Creek Inn your home base for exploring Charleston and the surrounding area. From wildlife to nightlife, there’s something to satisfy everyone.

Shem Creek Offers

Wine Down Weekdays

  • 15% off on weekday travel (Sunday - Thursday night stays)
  • $20 gift card to Water’s Edge