Belmond Charleston Place
What We Love
- Fantastic Downtown location near all the sights of Charleston
- Historic charm that matches up with the destination
- The fourth-floor pool is heated year-round
- Lively weekend jazz music
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Club Level Room have access to a lounge with all day free food and beverage service
- Valet and self-parking are available for a fee with in-and-out privileges
- For a fee, you can bring your pooch
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The eight-story landmark Belmond Charleston Place is all Southern charm. At the heart of the historic district, sprawling antebellum mansions and palmetto trees surround the hotel, while an enormous chandelier and a sweeping staircase welcome guests into the lobby. All 435 rooms are surprisingly spacious and replete with Southern charm and traditional accents. The feminine gray-and-green-on-blue palette matches the patterned carpets and floral curtains, and there are modern comforts including controlled lighting and free WiFi. Guests on the top two floors have exclusive access to Club Level Room, a sort of hotel-within-a-hotel where rich cream and gold tapestries are paired with sweeping views of the city and all day free food and beverage service. Like the hotel itself, the Charleston Grill is a successful mix of old and new, serving a menu that balances modern cravings for light, fresh fare with the gusto of traditional Southern cooking. Don’t miss the heirloom tomatoes with pork belly pecan streusel, brown butter and sage, nor the lively weekend jazz. The fourth-floor pool is heated year-round and the spot to take an afternoon dip while admiring the impressive cityscape.
In the Area
Visitors can walk the cobblestone streets from the Battery to the French Quarter, immersing themselves in the city’s old world charms. Hail one of Old South Carriage Tours elaborate chariots, where you can do some virtual time travel clopping down narrow cobblestone streets lined with colonial and antebellum buildings. You’ll cover 30 blocks of the historic district in an hour. Or visit the plantations of yore, including Boone Hall Plantation, with an avenue of moss-draped oaks, or Middleton Place, for America’s oldest landscaped gardens. And with some of the country’s most beautiful golf courses designed by the who’s who of the fairways — Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones — there’s no better place to experience outdoor beauty while challenging your game. Don’t miss the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, a barrier island spanned by five stunning designer courses.
How to Get There
I found the reservation staff difficult to deal with. That should have been my first clue to find a different hotel. They have no clue how to book rooms. (We asked for a room with 2 double beds. Was told none were available. Our friends asked for a king room and was told there were none. Each of us was put in a room type we didn’t want). The front desk staff is rude and dismissive. They act like helping you is a favor to you. The management could care less if you complain. The concierge is no better. The food in the hotel is descent. I will say the place is beautiful and rooms are comfortable. However, the beauty does not compensate for the rude staff.
Beautiful rooms, great service, lovely restaurants ( fine dining and casual bar). Close to everything on Upper King. The rooftop pool, fitness center and spa was a perfect way to relax. Luxury shopping in hotel lobby.
We have stayed in the Charleston Place for years as we live two hours away and escape to Charleston often. The Belmond CHARLESTON Place is conveniently located within walking distance to great dining and shopping. From the moment you drive up to the doors the Bellmen are warm and welcoming. The front desk process is easy and with several elevators the ride to your room is quick. The Charleston Place has a variety of different room types. Even the regular King or Queen room is nicely appointed and comfortable. The Palemtto Cafe serves a lovey breakfast on the ground floor of the hotel. The Club level is worth the extra $$’s as the food and drinks are a welcome hello after a long day on King Street. We also stayed here with our family as they offer adjoining rooms.
The location of the hotel is terrific, easy walking distance to just about everything in town. The rooms are nice, the showers really good and the staff very accommodating. Would definitely recommend.
After the Belmond in Santa Barbara we had high expectations for this property. On arrival, however, we endured a dreadful experience at check in courtesy of Areatha and her colleague Lucy. Incompetence compounded by unpleasantness and management inaction left us feeling very aggrieved indeed. This feeling was exacerbated when we asked the concierge to arrange for us to speak with the duty manager in the morning and our request was ignored.
This poor start marred what would otherwise have been a good stay. We had a smashing room, the hotel is well situated and the rest of the staff seemed good. When we left though the receptionist asked how things had been, I started to explain and her attitude degenerated immediately to one of cold rudeness.
I’ve watched the Belmond promotional video a number of times (it’s hard to miss) and I feel sure that Mrs Rossi and Mrs Hamilton will, like me, choose the Four Seasons where one is available in future.