This is the ugliest building in SC, one travel publication says. Do you agree?


Gorgeous, historic buildings abound across South Carolina.

There are also a few eyesores here and there.

Travel site recently compiled a ranking of what it considers to be the ugliest buildings in all 50 states. The list of structures runs the gamut, from unique, artistic designs to sterile government buildings.

Coming it at 28th on the list is South Carolina’s ugliest building, the Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview in Charleston.

While the design and location does grant many visitors great views of Charleston and the Ashley River, the look of the building itself leaves much to be desired, the website notes.


“… the building itself is a real eyesore — unless you want to feel like you’re vacationing in a prison tower,” the website writes.

Built in 1971, the building is also getting up there in age. Some recent Yelp reviews complain about the aging of the building and the rooms.

Read Edward W.'s review of Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview on Yelp

According to the Holiday Inn’s website, the 14-story hotel does offer several amenities, such as an outdoor pool, a 1,200 square-foot meeting room, executive board room, a newly renovated fitness center and a 24-hour business center.

Meanwhile, nearby states of North Carolina and Georgia fared better on the list. The Biltmore Building in Asheville, NC, ranked 41st, while the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA ranked 42nd on the list of ugliest buildings.

The travel site states that the Biltmore Estate is not hideous on its own, but more that its existence makes no sense within the context of North Carolina.

“This castle seems like it would be more at home in the Old Country as opposed to the Old South,” the website states.

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium officially opened in 2017 to replace the Georgia Dome.

“The unusual roof is retractable, which might help to explain why it looks so strange, but that doesn’t make it any easier to look at,” the website reads.

But what does the website consider to be the ugliest building in the U.S.?

That ignominious honor goes to the Dick Cheney Federal Building in Casper, WY.

The federal building was named after former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was also a state representative for Wyoming earlier in his political career. The building was renamed for Cheney long after being built in 1970.

To see the full list of ugliest buildings in each state, click here.