Explore Historic District Charleston, SC

If the heart of Charleston has an address, this would be it.

Our guest rooms make the ideal home base from which you can explore all that Charleston has to offer– on foot. From the famed open-air market to world-renowned restaurants and quaint horse-drawn carriage rides, it’s all outside our front door.


When you’re at Hotel On Market, the heart of Charleston’s World Famous Historic District is home.

No other city in America can offer the ambiance, romance, history and hospitality of Charleston. From our front door, it’s a short stroll to the best of all that’s made Charleston famous.

Less than twenty steps away is The City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America and a delightful introduction to the culture and character of Charleston.

And there’s so much more. Shop King Street. Discover the Battery. Take in the scenery at Waterfront Park. Marvel at the breathtaking antebellum homes South of Broad and along Rainbow Row. Clip-clop by historical sites on a quaint horse-drawn carriage. Or simply get lost wandering the tree-lined cobblestone streets of this beautifully preserved cultural capital of the South.

Not sure where to go or what do to? Don’t worry, our warm and knowledgeable staff will help you get the best out of your Charleston experience.


The Holy City becomes a food lovers paradise.

Foodies flock here for good reason: The flourishing dining scene in Charleston continues to become more detailed, diverse and delicious. Served with a smile and a generous side of Southern charm, every meal is a memory in the making. Enjoy.

Hank's Seafood Restaurant Downtown Charleston
Hank’s Seafood

Located in a refurbished warehouse overlooking the Charleston City Market, Hank’s Seafood Restaurant features world famous seafood, an exhibition raw bar and saloon-style bar.  Indulge in southern seafood platters, seafood towers, or seafood a la carte!

Plate of oysters on table
Oyster House

Located in the heart of the French Quarter in downtown Charleston, the Oyster House Seafood Restaurant is a meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of Charleston’s original seafood locations. Delight in fresh seafood and Lowcountry favorites like fresh oysters and shrimp and grits. With a dining room and patio overlooking the downtown area, this Charleston Seafood Restaurant is ideal day or night.

downtown charleston's rainbow row at sunset
Poogan’s Porch

Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent dining establishment. They’re experts in seasonal, Lowcountry cuisine. The charming restaurant is nestled in a beautifully restored Victorian home on historic Queen Street. Stop in to try their famous buttermilk biscuit and sausage gravy or their signature buttermilk fried chicken. Visitors and tourists alike rave about this Queen Street hotspot!

Things To Do

Explore Southern Charm

Downtown Charleston
King Street Shopping

Just down the street from Hotel On Market is one of the country’s top 10 shopping districts. King Street boasts some of the city’s trendiest art galleries, upscale boutiques, designer store fronts and more.

King Street shopping is divided into three districts – Lower King Street Antiques District, Middle King Street Fashion District, and Upper King Street Design and Dining District – each specializing in a different sector of retail, making it enjoyable for everyone. Not limited to shopping, King Street also hosts a variety of events year-round like Marion Square’s weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market or Second Sundays on King Street.

Charleston city market
Charleston City Market

Charleston’s most visited attraction is nestled within walking distance to Hotel On Market. Discover what people have been talking about since its opening in 1804. Stroll through the open air market and see all that Charleston has to offer. Here you’ll find local craftsmanship, marked by green and white certified authentic stickers. Hours vary by season and day of week.

street view of downtown charleston
Downtown Art Galleries

Immerse yourself in the culture of Charleston by visiting one of many art galleries within walking distance to Hotel On Market. The downtown area is peppered with a variety of unique finds, from contemporary to fine art to modern works. Home to world-famous galleries like the Robert Lange Studios or Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston is an art destination for expert or novice.

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Hotel On Market – Charleston – Historic District

35 Hayne Street, Charleston, South Carolina
29401, USA
TEL: +1-843-577-2644
FAX: +1-843-577-2697