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
- 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
Beautiful, impeccable inn located in a perfect location! The staff was most gracious and accommodating to make certain all your needs are met. Rooms are beautiful, spacious and clean. We slept great because the bed was very comfortable, the linens were luxurious & our room was extremely quiet. A perfect stay in a beautiful city!!
Stayed at the Planters Inn in early December 2018. Check in was fast. My car was parked and I was assisted with my bags. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect – walking distance to everything- no need to get my car during the entire 3 night stay. I felt very safe in the hotel and the city area. You needed to swipe your key in the elevator to go up to your room. I booked the Premier Grand King guest room - #217 in the main building. Beautiful large room – spotless- one window overlooking the courtyard. It had a gas fireplace that I had on the entire time of my stay. The bathroom was large and spotless as well. The shower head was amazing and the water was strong and as hot as I needed to relax after a long day of site-seeing. Bathrobes provided during our stay were so comfy and cozy. Not sure what kind of mattress or pillows are in this room but it was so comfortable - slept like a baby and the linens were luxurious. Housekeeping service was great – always cleaned in the AM and also provided turn-down service with the yummy macaroons. The living room on the first level was decorated in Christmas cheer and always had coffee, teas and some sort of snack or fruit. I will be returning with my family soon and will recommend this hotel to my colleagues and friends.
Staff, room amenities and atmosphere were outstanding. The bathroom was large in comparison to other hotels in Charleston that I have stayed in and the beds were very comfortable. The location was very convenient.
This was one of our finest trips. The historic hotel is carefully maintained and served by an excellent team. The pace can be relaxed. Response to your needs is excellent. It could not be better placed in Charleston to shop dine, stroll or sit and enjoy. We will go back. Probably again and again.
For our first visit to Charleston, I decided a smaller boutique hotel would be a nice change for our visit. Everything about the Planters Inn was outstanding.
We were greeted at the door immediately as we drove up and felt the southern hospitality from that moment and forward. The front desk staff was engaging, funny and professional and quick to provide recommendations and directions to all the nice restaurants and attractions.
The room was clean and well appointed. We had an issue with the shower splash guard leaking water and the issue was fixed when we returned even leaving the piece of splash guard on the counter so we could see it was addressed (or they accidentally left it there).
We have already recommended this hotel to others and we will be back for another stay.