Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
On a quiet street in the heart of Downtown Charleston
Jasmine House Inn is located on a quiet street, half a block from Meeting Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Charleston’s Historic District. It is four blocks south of Marion Square, a six-acre park, and less than a three-minute walk to King Street, one of the busiest shopping and dining areas in the neighborhood.
This charming area looks just how it does in the movies, with colorful, porch-fronted homes, cobblestone streets, and beautiful gardens. Many of the homes date back to the early 1800s, and the area maintains its old-town feel with the city's height restriction ordinance.
One of the most coveted addresses in the South, this area (known as "Slightly North of Broad") has some of the most glamorous houses in South Carolina, and those who live there are nicknamed "SNOBs" for their chic-chic neighborhoods. It is also home to high-end shops, galleries, and restaurants along King Street, as well as the College of Charleston, which means there is a lively nightlife scene.
Housed in a beautifully renovated mansion dating to 1843, the Jasmine House Inn has all the charm of a B&B and the comfort of an upscale hotel, plus a central location in downtown Charleston. It has 12 large rooms with hardwood floors, 15-foot ceilings, flat-screen TVs and unique decor that might be a bit too much for some (think matching bedspreads and drapes, patterned rugs, and flowal wallpaper). There are a bunch of great freebies, including a continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and evening hors d’oeuvres -- but you’ll have to pay for parking.