What We Love
- Rooms decorated with replica furnishings and four-poster beds define Southern romance
- The lush interior garden courtyard is a popular venue for outdoor wedding ceremonies
- Charleston’s famous tourist sights, nightlife and dining are all within walking distance
- Choice of three restaurants: Peninsula Grill, Hank's Seafood and Brasserie Gigi
What To Know
- Couples abound, as the hotel is a big honeymoon and wedding night destination
- Valet parking costs a $25 per night, and there’s no self-parking
- The decor is very Old World — not right for design aficionados
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Antebellum elegance. Yawning fireplaces, four-poster beds, oil paintings and Audubon prints on the walls amount to a rich and formal look that’s at the same time cozy and welcoming. The brick building used to be a dry goods store, and its understated awning-covered entryway among the stately buildings of Market Street only hints at the layered elegance inside.
Bed and Bath
Housed in a circa 1844 brick building, the inn has 64 guestrooms that envelop you in Old World elegance. The 18th century–inspired decor extends from the heavy floral drapes and gilt-edged picture frames to the handcrafted four-poster beds and marble bathrooms. All have carpeting and cozy armchairs that invite you to curl up and read. Bathrooms are sleek, with white Italian marble and either tub/showers or deep soaking baths. The aromatherapy bath products are by Dorothy Prentice.
The hotel’s Peninsula Grill, known for seafood and steaks, is always on the lists of the city’s best restaurants and has a loyal following among local foodies. Book your table well in advance. The restaurant’s bar, rich with dark woods and managed by mixologists who are among the best in the business, is an exquisitely classy place for a cocktail or after-dinner drink. There is no spa or gym, but the concierge can direct you to a sister property for a workout or recommended a nearby spa for services.
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
we just got back from a wonderful trip to Charleston sc.
we stayed at the Planters inn. AWESOME location and wonderful property.
Marcus along with the entire staff took great Care of all of us (6 including rented bikes)
we will be back
My husband and I stayed at The Planters Inn this weekend looking for some R&R in a 4.5 stars hotel. The location is perfect and the rooms are spacious. Unfortunately, we were highly disappointed as we ran into several issues during our stay (they were brought up to management’s attention during our stay). When we arrived to the hotel my husband had to help the bellman bring the luggage in and our room was not ready until after 3pm (3pm is the promised time for check in). The next morning we had to call in when we got back to our room after having been out all morning (at almost noon time) to have our room made up. Later that afternoon we noticed that our room had been made up half way and that the toiletries had not been replenished as we did not have shampoo or a shower cap. We had to call the front desk, twice, to have them bring toiletries. By the time they came to our room with the toiletries we were done with our showers. This morning we went to shower and noticed that still we did not have any shampoo and that the little bottles that were inside the shower were body wash, conditioner and lotion... yes, lotion...my husband had to call the front desk, once again, for someone to bring some shampoo to the room. As we checked out there was no one to help us take our luggage out and help us put it in the car. The lack of service that we experienced at The Planters Inn is nothing that you’d expect of a Relais & Chateau property that costs over $500/night. What a disappointment!
This was our first visit to Charleston and we couldn’t have chosen a better hotel. Small, historic, with a really warm and friendly staff. We were in the Governor’s suite which was great for the three of us. Location was central. Didn’t care much for the hawkers on Market Street but that was the only downside. Highly recommend!
I would have given an overall "Excellent" for cleanliness, but as I stated in my survey my room wasn't vacuumed it clearly had food, candy crumbs on the floor & wasn't vacuumed my entire stay. I cannot give a higher score for the value because for that reason it wasn't worth the money I spent if you cannot get someone to vacuum?
It was a great pleasure to stay at this Inn and I would give it a 10. The staff was very helpful and kind. We enjoyed the location especially. It was close to the Market and shopping. We love the atmosphere and our room was so special. Thank you for having us.