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Wake to the sound of the ocean or to the sight of sailboats gliding across the harbor. To complement the impressive views and convenient locations, Charleston hotels present you with amenities that include world-class spas, roof-top pools, award-winning dining and a helpful staff that can point you to everything.

Top 10 Hotels in Charleston, S.C

 

Belmond Charleston Place << 440 Rooms - 205 Meeting St, Charleston South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

 

The Italian marble lobby at this eight-story building has a 12-foot crystal chandelier and a Georgian Open Arm staircase that "recall a grand seventeenth-century home." All rooms, decorated with period fabrics like tapestries, lace, chintz, and damask, also come with wood-floor foyers stenciled by local craftsmen, bathrooms with Botticino marble, and free Wi-Fi. Book a Club Floor room for the private concierge. Enjoy an evening of contemporary Southern cuisine at Charleston Grill as live jazz plays. The infinity swimming pool sits under a retractable glass roof. (Show me)

 

Elliott House Inn, Charleston << 24 Rooms - Charleston South Carolina, United States >> (Visit website)

Built as a private home in 1861, this "wonderful inn" is in the city’s historic district and close to the Battery and the City Market. Rooms, which open onto a courtyard, have flat-screen TVs, hardwood floors, and Asian rugs following a two-year renovation completed in 2011. "It has the perfect mix of being in a great location and having a very quiet patio area." Staff can arrange tours of antebellum homes, horse-drawn carriage rides, and harbor tours. Though there is no restaurant on-site, a continental breakfast of bagels, fruit, yogurt, granola, and more is delivered to guests each morning, and there’s a complimentary cheese reception each evening. "It’s like you are at home. That’s a wonderful feeling." (Show me)

 

French Quarter Inn << 50 Rooms - 166 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

"Relish the sights and smells that Rhett and Scarlett experienced" at this Charleston mainstay in the Market area, blocks from Charleston Harbor. "Southern hospitality at its finest" includes "many little extras" like fresh-baked cookies and milk at bedtime, cheese reception, and complimentary breakfast. Expect "spacious, cheerfully decorated, and spotlessly clean rooms" and an expansive lobby with a dramatic spiral atrium. "The staff are the crowning touch. They will bend over backwards to make you feel welcome and special." Thanks to its location in the historic district, "you’ll never need to take your car out." (Show me)

 

HarbourView Inn << 52 Rooms - 2 Vendue Range Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

"Southern charm, cheese in the afternoons, fresh-baked cookies with milk in the evenings, and a friendly smile at night welcoming you back—couldn’t ask for a more perfect hotel!" Opened in 1998, this property on the harbor is steps from City Market, Rainbow Row, and the Battery. Rooms have warm wood tones as well as four-poster beds, custom-made armoires, original artwork, and oversized baths. Historic wing rooms include 14-foot ceilings, an original brick wall from the 1830s, large plantation shutters, and ceiling fans to create an historic ambience. "Words can’t describe the level of excellence you experience here. Staff nailed every detail of your trip to make it one of the most memorable ever." While there is no restaurant on-site, complimentary snacks and flavored iced teas are available in the front lobby all day. (Show me)

 

John Rutledge House Inn << 19 Rooms - 116 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

This "wonderful small inn with loads of charm" was built as a private residence by a signer of the Constitution. Located near King Street’s restaurants and shops, the "classic elegant antebellum" design includes original plaster moldings and inlaid wood floors, ironwork, and Greek Revival porticos around the front door. The "spacious rooms" have Italian-marble fireplaces, period furnishings, and canopy or four-poster beds, creating a "very romantic ambience." As a concession to modern times, flat-screen TVs were added. Although there is no restaurant on-site, guests take "the exceptional breakfast outside in the quaint courtyard" or delivered to their room. "From check-in to departure, we were treated like family." (Show me)

 

Market Pavilion Hotel << 70 Rooms - 225 E Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

Opened in 2002 one block from Charleston Harbor, this four-story granite hotel has gas lanterns, mahogany foyers, and crown moldings that recall the late-nineteenth-century South. "Supremely decorated rooms" have oil paintings and dark mahogany furniture, and intricate patterns cover the comforters, upholstery, and curtains. The "outstanding Grill 225 serves the best steak." beautiful views of the historic district and the harbor. Hotel staff "perform flawlessly." The pool is on the rooftop. (Show me)

 

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel << 214 Rooms - 115 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

Experience the ultimate southern charm hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston. Opening in 1853, The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a unique hotel close to the Museum Mile and many historic downtown sights. Our hotel is a full service hotel with warm hospitality and friendly services, concierge staff and valet parking. (Show me)

 

Planters Inn << 64 Rooms - 112 N Market Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

Experience "Southern hospitality at its best" at this former dry goods store, built in 1844 and "within walking distance of everything in Charleston." Guest rooms are "spacious and elegantly appointed" and follow a traditional Southern design scheme, with high ceilings, hickory furnishings, Audubon prints, and four-poster beds. "It’s warm, comfortable, hushed Southern elegance." The velvet-lined Peninsula Grill serves up sophisticated interpretations of Southern fare and offers "a charming ambience." "Do not forget to order the Ultimate Coconut Cake for dessert!" (Show me)

 

Restoration on King << 16 Rooms - 75 Wentworth Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

Opened in 2010, this "one-of-a-kind, beautiful hotel near Museum Mile and right off the King Street shopping district" comprises four buildings, the oldest of which dates to 1921. Interiors mix the "historic exposed-brick look with modern decor" and include "out-of-this-world rooms" with wood floors, dark-wood furniture, contemporary art, and stainless steel washers and dryers. "Great amenities, great views from the rooftop, it’s perfect!" Caveat: "Stay on the top floor if you can. We didn’t. There’s not a lot of sound insulation, and we heard footsteps from the floor above." Dinner is not served, but a continental breakfast is delivered to the room each morning in a picnic basket, and there’s cheese reception in the lobby each evening. (Show me)

 

Wentworth Mansion << 21 Rooms - 149 Wentworth Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States >> (Visit website)

"A beautifully restored historic mansion," the Wentworth was built in 1886 as the private home of a wealthy cotton merchant. "It was as if we had traveled back in time to visit relatives at their grand estate." "The most amazing B&B experience from start to finish. You feel like royalty for a weekend, having someone waiting on you hand and foot." The staff "can’t do enough for you." Sick? They’ll all sign a get-well card and send it with a plush robe. The rooms and suites are "large and period-decorated" in Charleston green, dark reds, and gold; all have huge whirlpool tubs, most have working fireplaces. Breakfast in the garden is "a treat fit for a king." The only drawback: "hearing the footsteps from the room above"; sensitive sleepers should book a top-floor room. (Show me)