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    About The Ryder Hotel


Our Story

Our passion for great food and drinks, culture, and authentic connection is what drives us to create a hotel experience you’ve never had—but always wanted.

At the Ryder, we’re channeling Kerouac’s sense of boundless adventure and Thoreau’s commitment to inward exploration to make something special. The buzz of creativity, the hum of conversation, the breeze through the bougainvillea—it’s all music to our ears and inspiration for all we do.

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Safety Measures

The health and wellbeing of our guests and team are incredibly important to us. With that top of mind, we’ve implemented thorough, thoughtful cleaning and safety measures around The Ryder Hotel.

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA at the Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain.

Getting Here. Getting Around.

We’re 20 minutes from Charleston International Airport, and a stroll away from the very best of the city. Get directions and tips for getting here and navigating the city, plus inspiration for what to see and do when you arrive.

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Check-in time at the The Ryder Hotel is at 4 p.m. and check out time is at 11 a.m. We try to accommodate late check outs whenever possible, however, there may be an additional fee. Early check-in time will be extended with no extra fee when available.

Cancellations at our hotel in Charleston, SC must be made 72 hours prior to the day of arrival. Guests who do not cancel within this time will be charged for a one-night stay. Early departures without notice will result in a charge of a one-night stay.

The Ryder Hotel accepts all major credit cards.

The Ryder Hotel has a daily resort fee of $12. This includes: 

  • a welcome beverage offered at the front desk upon arrival 
  • drip coffee offered each morning 
  • Pivotal Fitness access 
  • Public bicycle rental (first come, first serve) 
  • Wi-Fi

Generally, we cannot guarantee any room number or location, although we make every effort to grant special requests.

Four-legged friends are welcome! The Ryder Hotel is pet friendly. A pet cleaning fee of $150 per stay applies with a pet weight limit up to 50 lbs. Limit two pets per guest room, additional pet is $50 per stay.

Valet parking is offered at $40 per day with in and out privileges. Self parking is not offered and off street parking in the area is limited.

For your comfort and safety, our hotel is a 100% smoke-free and vape-free establishment. Smoking in a designated non-smoking area is subject to fine. A $250 cleaning fee will be applied to guest rooms showing signs of smoking.

No. We do not offer transportation services, but when arriving at the airport, you will find a multitude of transportation options including taxis, vans and Ubers.

The Charleston International Airport is 12 miles away, about a 25-minute drive.

Both Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach are located just 10 miles from the hotel.

There are select ADA compliant rooms which can be viewed here. Plus, most spaces around the hotel are accessible for guests with disabilities.

Yes, we are one of the few Charleston hotels with a pool in the area!

Included in Every Stay


  • 55-inch flat-panel TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Electric Charging (valet parking)
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows
  • In-room safe
  • In-Room Wellness Equipment
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxe bed and bath linens
  • Peloton Bike Rental
  • Wifi Internet

Our Social Circle. @theryderhotel

The ocean breeze puts your mind at ease. 🌊  Take a stroll to one of our favorite nearby beaches for a little change of scenery during your stay.
Let the beat rock 🎶 How can you not love Mondays when they include live music by @goodtrouble_843? Get down with us at @littlepalmbar from 7 - 9 p.m.
Casual comfort. 🤍
Long weekends are just our style. Make a splash at The Ryder Memorial Day weekend 🌊
Long leisurely lunches. It's the @littlepalmbar way. They are now open for lunch! Delight in your favorites daily beginning at 11 a.m.
A tranquil sense of summer, that only locals feel. ☀️ Lowcountry residents, we're looking at you. Receive 15% off your stay and start sipping in those Holy City vibes.
If the world is your oyster, then @littlepalmbar is your pearl. Savor a sea-to-table dinner paired with tropical cocktails while taking in the Charleston breeze.
Rise and shine in style at The Ryder. ☀️
Wellness your way. On-demand yoga, complimentary bikes or in-room fitness equipment, we've got you covered. 🚲
Monday mood 😎 @littlepalmbar knows how to start the week on a high note...Jam along to @good_troublee843 while sipping crisp cocktails. 

Photo: @the.lone.aussie_ranger
To all the mamas out there who will forever be our guide to care-free coolness... Happy Mother's Day from #TheRyderHotel. ⁠
@iamcelinejolie @theryderhotel
Under the palms sipping lush cocktails, that's where we'll be. 🍊 Join us to delight in @littlepalmbar's all-new cocktail menu.
Just the sign you were looking for. @LittlePalmBar opens at 4... see you there! #TheRyder #LittlePalmBar
BIG NEWS 🎊 We are thrilled to share that we have been named in @cntraveler’s “Hot List 2022: The Best New Hotels and Industry Openings in the World” in 4 categories! ⁠
+ Best New Hotels in the World⁠
+ Best New Hotels in the United States and Canada⁠
+ Best New Affordable Hotels in the World⁠
+ Best New Hotels for a Domestic Getaway⁠
Make your reservations now to come and see what all the fuss is about.
Join us Sunday, May 15 at 7 pm at @hotelemeline for a culinary experience that only Charleston could deliver featuring a collaborative menu created by Chef Tim Richardson of @hanksseafood and Chef Tim Morton of @frannieandthefox⁠
Start your evening with a cocktail reception featuring drinks from @littlepalmbar, and enjoy a five-course family-style dining experience highlighting local fishmongers and wine pairings from @ghmumm_us followed by live entertainment and revelry at Emeline’s Greenhouse.⁠
With acclaimed Charleston-based planner, @taraguerrard, as the official event planner, the evening will offer a true celebration of thoughtful partners and new and old friends, all assembling to give back to their community. A portion of the proceeds will support @bensfriendsnational, our local community partner.⁠
Visit the link in our bio to purchase your tickets today!
Because she's not just a regular mom. ⁠
Take a tip from us, give mom good vibes this year with a staycation at the Ryder ☀️ #GoodTimeStateOfMind
For sun lovers and shade seekers alike. 🌊 Dip your toes or dive on in.⁠
Book your stay today to enjoy our pool.
Discover space to have a brainstorm with your team that isn’t a boring boardroom, or make The Ryder home base for your bachelor(ette) party so you can hit the town. 🎉⁠
Out of town or out of state. Around the corner or around the world. The Ryder Hotel was made to bring people together.⁠
Visit the link in our bio to learn more about our private event offerings and book today.
The best time to begin exploring Charleston is now. ☀️ Stroll the coast, shop 'til you drop and savor delicious bites all in one place. Book your stay now to be a part of it all.
Sundays are best spent at The Ryder. Fend off the end-of-weekend blues with a shaken (or stirred) cocktail, complimentary of @littlepalmbar when you book our "Sunday Shake" offer. We'll cheers to that. 🍋