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).

*Please note: Shem Creek does not have any overnight or temporary boat docking open to the public. Charleston Harbor Marina is the closest option located approximately 2.5 miles from Shem Creek.

Book direct benefits

  • Lowest Rate Guaranteed
  • Complimentary Drink Koozie
  • Priority for Best Available Rooms
  • Room upgrades*
  • $10 off outdoor rentals
  • Savings from $10 to 10% Off Stay

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

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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  • "Everything We Love at Our Fingertips!"

    Our stay at Shem Creek was exceptional. At our fingertips was everything we love: sunshine, salt water, shrimp boats, pelicans, porpoises, the pool, and numerous eateries. We parked the car in the covered area and had no need to drive for our entire visit. The decor and the scenery are marvelous.
    Norma C
  • "Great Place to Stay!"

    Our room was a creekside and it was very clean. We love sitting on the balcony that overlooks the water.
  • "Nice Spot to Stay"

    This was a nice spot. The staff were friendly and the service was great. A nice view too. A popular stop for tourists and visitors, by the looks of things. I would recommend this for a stop for some nice food.

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


Now available for overnight stays, our private, 55' air-conditioned yacht is party-ready with unmatched views of Shem Creek.