Your Waterfront Home Away From Home

Completely renovated (yet firmly focused on retaining its feel-at-home-here vibe), Shem Creek Inn is an intimate 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 laid-back 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.

*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.

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

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.

Hotel amenities

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Complimentary parking
  • Local Gym Credit
  • ADA Accessibility & Features, Learn More

Room amenities

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

For a limited time, enjoy 15% OFF plus a $20 Dining Credit to Water’s Edge.

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