Marriott Hotel in Palmetto Dunes (host hotel)

One Hotel Circle
(Two-night minimum stay required)
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Deposit: $492.80 (two nights’ room rate - $448 plus taxes and fees)

Omni Hotel in Palmetto Dunes

23 Ocean Lane
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Deposit: $ 278.10 (one night’s room rate - $239 plus taxes and fees)

Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation

130 Shipyard Drive
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: Noon
Deposit: $ 328.90 (one night’s room rate - $279 plus taxes and fees)

Holiday Inn Express (One block from ocean)

2 Tanglewood Drive
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Deposit: $ 207.90 (one night’s room rate - $189 plus taxes and fees)
Includes breakfast


  • Although hotel deposits are nonrefundable, call Ken Ivey (803.933.1205) at the Municipal Association to cancel hotel reservations. This will allow the maximum number of municipal officials to be accommodated in their preferred hotel.
  • Room types are not guaranteed and are not assigned until arrival.
  • Regardless of payment method for hotel charges, all guests must present a credit card at check-in unless the hotel receives a credit card authorization form prior to arrival. Hotels will send each guest an email confirming the reservation. After receiving the confirmation, those needing to file an authorization form should contact the hotel directly.
  • Failure to check in on the date reserved for arrival will result in the guest’s room being cancelled and the deposit forfeited.
  • If a guest checks out early, there is an early departure fee of one night’s room rate plus taxes.

Shuttle Service and Satellite Parking

Only guests staying at the Marriott or villas inside Palmetto Dunes may park at the Marriott Thursday through Saturday due to limited parking. Security will turn away attendees who are not registered at the Marriott or one of the villas.

Follow the instructions below for information about satellite parking and shuttle service:

Omni guests

The Omni will shuttle guests to and from the Marriott. Contact the Omni front desk (843.341.8000) for service. 

All other hotel guests

Free satellite parking is available at Christ Lutheran Church for guests staying at the Sonesta, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn. The church is located at 829 William Hilton Parkway. Two shuttles will be provided between the church and the Marriott during the following times:

Thursday, July 20                 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 21                       7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22               7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.