This understated yet elegant inn, circa 1843, is located in the Ansonborough district of downtown Charleston and is within walking distance of all the city's attractions. The main house features six oversized rooms furnished with antique reproductions, and some are graced with Italian marble bathrooms. The carriage house behind has four English-country style rooms. Each room a name such as the Mandarin Room and Chrysanthemum Room that reflect the character of the furnishings. The quaint courtyard makes a nice place to sip a glass of complimentary wine.
South Carolina Governor Edward Rutledge was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. He lived with his wife at this house on Broad Street, which has since become a National Landmark. Built around 1760, the building houses the quintessential bed and breakfast in Charleston. Innkeepers Karen Spell Shaw and Robert Hill Shaw are continuing three generations of lodging excellence. The Governor's House Inn is located in Charleston's historic downtown just a short stroll away from many of the city's attractions.
4 Unity Alley combines the character of an 18th century warehouse exterior with contemporary rooms and modern amenities. Literally hidden in an alley, this bed and breakfast offers antique reproductions, beautiful gardens and huge rooms. The bed and breakfast caters to business travelers as well as families. Swimming, jogging, golfing and tennis can all be located within a short distance from the inn. A full breakfast is served in the formal dining room. A few credit cards are accepted but cash, personal check or traveler's checks are preferred.
This stately antebellum home, circa 1836, is the only Bed and Breakfast establishment that overlooks beautiful Charleston Harbor. Both suites have 12-foot ceilings and private piazzas with rocking chairs and a hammock where guests can lounge and enjoy cool bay breezes and a view of Fort Sumter. The Guest Room overlooks the garden and has a porch on which to enjoy the full continental breakfast provided each morning. The elegantly appointed rooms feature rich fabrics and lovely furniture accented with tasteful antiques and family heirlooms. Natasha Lawrence
Climb this hotel's grand staircase beneath a mammoth chandelier, past amazing palladium windows and into the lap of luxury. The beautiful lobby, the site of afternoon tea and after dinner coffee and liqueurs and the Lobby Lounge, is a quiet place for a nightcap. Offering historic southern charm with all the modern comforts and conveniences, including fine dining at the Charleston Grill and Palmetto Café, Charleston Place has 40 luxury suites available. The exclusive Club Level has concierge service and provides hors d'oeuvres and desserts in a magnificent drawing room.
Battery Carriage House Inn is an eleven-room bed and breakfast with one additional suite located near The Battery in historic downtown Charleston. Each room is individually decorated and has its own private entrance. Samuel Stevens constructed the original building in 1843; the ballroom, library and mansard roof were added later. The bed and breakfast faces White Point Gardens and Charleston Harbor. Rates are higher during the spring and fall. Weekends require a two-day minimum stay.
The Harbour View Inn is billed as Charleston's finest hotel. The rooms are furnished with four-poster beds, wicker chests and rattan chairs. The rooms have a view of the harbor and the lobby is steeped in nautical mystique. A continental breakfast is delivered to your room and there are snacks, wine, cheese and flavored iced teas available throughout the day. In the evenings, the inn serves fresh-baked cookies with milk and the turn-down service includes candy on the pillow. Rates vary by season.
George Barksdale, formerly of the South Carolina House of Representatives, built his home in 1778. After his nephew, Thomas Barksdale, sold the property in 1817, the house's condition slowly deteriorated until it was painstakingly restored in 1985. Today, the Barksdale Inn is a 14-room bed and breakfast. Each room offers comfort and intimacy with a blending of modern luxuries and traditional furnishings. Tea and sherry are served on the back porch each afternoon. In season rates are higher.
One of the city's most esteemed accommodations, the John Rutledge House Inn carries the honor of being the site of countless gatherings leading to the formation of our country. No expense is spared to provide the guest with amenities. The rooms are decorated beautifully with antique fixtures, and the upstairs sitting room showcases a marble fireplace and ornate molding. The inn's builder was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Located just 30 miles from downtown Charleston, this hotel is the perfect getaway. As its name suggests, it is truly haven-like. The Sanctuary ironically offers state-of-the-art contemporary amenities in the midst of the wilderness of Kiawah Islands. Located along the shores of South Carolina, the hotel is suitable for both corporate travelers as well as tourists. It has an in-house shopping arcade with several retail shops, and its grand ballroom is quite popular for banquets and weddings. Visit the hotel's Luxury Spa for a refreshing experience.