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Rating System Explained

Our GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

See an explanation of GAYOT's stars here.


Charleston Place
Litchfield Plantation
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Market Pavilion Hotel
Planters Inn
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Woodlands Resort & Inn

Aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center

Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa
Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
Embassy Suites - Historic Charleston
HarbourView Inn
Lookaway Inn
OnDeck Charleston
Pawleys Plantation
The Restoration on King
Rosemary Inn
The Sea Pines Resort & Villas
Wentworth Mansion

From turrets and moats to spas and golf courses, GAYOT's Top 10 Castle Hotels blend the best of past and present.
Whether you are in the mood for zingy Creole or fresh Hawaiian, you will find the perfect place to settle in for Sunday morning hedonism.