A statue of a leaping, blue-green marlin crowns a bubbling water fountain in front of the hotel lobby at Charleston Harbor Resort. The piece is a tribute to an 881-pound blue marlin that was caught in the resort's private marina—the largest fish its kind ever caught in South Carolina. From its floating dock and numerous slips, the harbor looks out to Fort Sumter and the city skyline as sailboats, schooners, and yachts sidle up to the full-service facility, which is endowed with its own concierge service and access to a private beach.
A solid-teak bar made from the wood of an old sunken ship sits on display at The Reel Bar at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, which serves casual bar fare amid old-fashioned tackle gear and antique dinner bibs made of fishnets. Guests can pick up their included s'mores kit for two at the bar and then head to the hotel fire pit to roast marshmallows and assemble the treats. Meanwhile, the companion restaurant, Indigo Grille, serves up a seafood-centric menu with a southern twist.
In the deluxe queen room, guests can share a bottle of white or red wine on the room's balcony, where Adirondack chairs look out to the harbor; back inside, an electric fireplace resides beneath the mounted flat-screen TV. Bright, tropical colors intermingle with a nautical spirit with in all of the hotel's deluxe rooms; in the deluxe king accommodations, this takes the form of floral bedding and plaid carpeting set amid touches such as seashell molding and sand-dollar curtain-clip rings.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Shallow Saltwater Bays and Naval History near Charleston
Situated across the water from downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant is lined with shallow bays and creeks. On guided saltwater tours, passengers can set up shop on Patriots Point Road and then paddle through on kayaks to see the remnants of 4,000-year-old Indian civilizations. Elsewhere, 2-mile hiking treks through forest trails and blackwater swamp elucidate the area's rice plantations.
A half-mile from the hotel, the Patriots Point Maritime and Naval Museum houses the antisubmarine aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. Visitors can explore the flight deck, engine room, and wardroom of this 888-foot centerpiece or check out 1 of 25 eclectic aircrafts.
What You Get
Two-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a deluxe maritime-view king or queen room
$269, valid for check-ins Sunday–Wednesday
$319, valid for check-ins Thursday–Saturday
Included in both options:
S'mores kit for two
Bottle of red or white wine
Breakfast for two each day, either buffet or à la carte at Indigo Grille
Private beach and harbor
Onsite restaurant and bar
Pool and jacuzzi
Trolley and water taxi
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Thursday-Saturday check-in option not valid 3/18/12-3/31/12
Must complete travel by 3/31/12
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
48hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
Subject to availability
Must be 21 or older to check in
Valid for maritime-view king or queen room
Credit card required at booking
$12 resort fee and 12.5% tax not included
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.
Choose a date prior to 3/31/12.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
In All Included Rooms
Deluxe King Room
One king-size bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed
Deluxe Queen Room
Two queen-size beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for guests aged 17 and older; guests 16 and younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: wireless Internet access, bike rental for four hours, trolley service, free parking, coffee in the lobby, treat of the day, and other activities
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.
What It's Worth
$269 for a two-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a deluxe maritime-view king or queen room, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $398 average value)
$319 for a two-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a deluxe maritime-view king or queen room, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $424 average value)
Included in both options:
S'mores kit for two (a $30 value)
Bottle of red or white wine (a $50 value)
Breakfast for two each day, either buffet or à la carte at Indigo Grille (up to a $70 value)
Total value: up to $574
By plane: About 15 miles from Charleston International Airport (CHS)