Great cities have always left an indelible mark on those who visit them. The author Patrick Conroy has said of Charleston that “wander[ing] through its streets can be dreamlike and otherworldly…fragrant and mysterious, as haunted as time turned in on itself.” This magical quality, of something remarkable preserved through time despite its inevitable progress, lingers in the neighborhood of West Ashley, SC. Hotels, stately homes, and winding waterside paths entwine to form the picture of a coastal Southern town still rich in the bygone wonder of Conroy’s days.
Bordered on either side by the waters of the Stono and Ashley Rivers, this neighborhood contains in its boundaries a wealth of art and design that will inspire you to explore. Storefronts and galleries awash in color blur together as you pass in one of our rental cars. In West Ashley, you’ll see the rich vibrancy of manmade paintings, murals, and installations give way to the lush brilliance of nature at Charles Towne Landing. Here, the canvas of sky and land are ablaze with fiery azaleas and sweet yellow evening primroses in the public gardens. With the sun on your face and the perfume of fresh exotic blooms, you’ll savor another of the city’s perpetually unfolding charms. The scent and feeling of weightless relaxation will follow you to nearby hotels in West Ashley, SC as you sip a cool glass of wine and watch the sunset paint everything in view with buttery golden light.
Adventures of literary proportions await you at West Ashley hotels. Book your reservations with Travelocity today to explore this iconic neighborhood and other pockets of history and culture in Charleston. Hotel deals, rental cars, and activity packages are available day and night through our online booking system, so you can plan a trip any time the inspiration strikes.