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The Inn at Middleton Place

The Inn at Middleton Place Rating: 4.0 Pearls

The Inn at Middleton Place is an upscale hotel situated on the historic Middleton Place Plantation with beautiful gardens, landscaped lakes, and a scenic river. The hotel’s 55 rooms have rustic, cabin-like interiors with hardwood floors, wooden shutters framing floor-to-ceiling windows, and wood-burning fireplaces. There’s plenty to do on the property including free tours of the plantation's House Museum and stable yards, and the hotel has a restaurant with an outdoor deck for alfresco dining with a view. The property attracts many couples seeking a peaceful getaway immersed in nature, and the secluded location is about 40 minutes away from historic downtown Charleston. Guests looking for a more central location should consider the Ansonborough Inn, a rustic, mid-range hotel with a small English pub on-site.
Planters Inn

Planters Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Planters Inn is an intimate 64-room, luxury boutique hotel with historic charm and antique-style furnishings. Situated across from Charleston’s City Market, the Planters Inn, part of the Relais & Chateaux chain, is within walking distance of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Rooms feature hand-carved mahogany beds and custom mattresses, and bathrooms have Italian marble counters. Those looking for more features, such as a pool, may want to consider the nearby Market Pavilion Hotel.
Harbour View Inn

Harbour View Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Harbour View Inn is a historic landmark, and the only waterfront hotel downtown. Original structural elements such as brick walls have been preserved, and the rooms have southern style (four-poster beds and white quilted coverlets). A gorgeous rooftop offers some of the city's best harbor views, and tons of shops, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance. Free extras such as breakfast, Wi-Fi, weekly skyline tours, and treats throughout the day add value, but the hotel lacks a fitness center, pool, and restaurant.
French Quarter Inn

French Quarter Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This stately historic boutique is one of Charleston's best-known hotels, and has plenty of charming southern details (such as a grand wrought-iron staircase) and a location near Historic Downtown's popular tourist sights. Rooms are spacious and have French-inspired decor, and free extras such as breakfast, daily wine and cheese receptions, and freshly baked cookies add value. But there is no pool or fitness center, unlike at the Market Pavilion Hotel.
The Restoration on King

The Restoration on King Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, The Restoration on King is a 16-suite boutique property surrounded by upscale shops, restaurants, and museums. The hotel blends modern furnishings with history, featuring exposed brick walls and restored original wood floors. While rates are high, they aren’t outrageous for a small, luxury venue with only a handful of spacious rooms. Lots of little perks abound for guests as well.
21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast

21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This historic boutique hotel only has two units (which sleep up to 10 people total). It is within easy walking distance of the High Battery waterfront, shops, and award-winning restaurants, yet secluded within the oak trees of private grounds, giving guests the best of both worlds. Rooms have a sophisticated country decor, stocked kitchens, and feel more like private residences (but with the personal service of a B&B). Not ideal for guests seeking a social atmosphere, the B&B is a perfectly private option for couples and (some) families (kids above age one and below age 13 are not allowed). Nearby hotels either don't match 21 East Battery's style or personal service, or lack its intimate and historical vibe, making this property unique for the area.
Zero George Street

Zero George Street Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Perfect for a romantic getaway, Zero George Street is an upscale boutique hotel near Charleston’s Historic District made up of five historic buildings surrounding a picturesque courtyard. The 18 rooms are stylishly appointed with chic furnishings and soft, creamy colors. Foodies are drawn by the culinary offerings which include a renowned restaurant that serves seasonal and local fare as well as a cooking school offering various classes; there's also a delicious free homemade breakfast that includes quiches, granola, and biscuits. Rates can get pretty steep during busy seasons, however, and guests might want to compare rates with The Restoration on King, an upscale hotel with a roof terrace and spacious rooms.
The Jasmine House Inn

The Jasmine House Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls

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.
Ansonborough Inn

Ansonborough Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Situated on the outskirts of Charleston's historic district, Ansonborough Inn is an upper-middle-range boutique hotel with charming interiors that hark back to its industrial past. This former stationer's warehouse blends rustic details, like exposed brick walls and wooden ceiling beams, with elegant antique pieces. Its 45 rooms are spacious and homey, and some even have fireplaces and soaring 16-foot ceilings, though travelers should note that street-side rooms might pose noise issues. The hotel offers a free breakfast with freshly baked breads and various hot items, as well as a free afternoon cheese and wine reception and cookies throughout the day. There’s also an atmospheric nautical-themed pub on-site, as well as a rooftop terrace and tiny fitness center. Guests who don't mind staying outside of the downtown area should also consider the Inn at Middleton Place, a mid-range hotel on a beautiful former plantation that has an outdoor pool.
Francis Marion Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Still considered one of Charleston's grand dames, the historic Francis Marion Hotel has lost some of its luster -- the decor is a bit dated, the bathrooms are small, and the restaurant is only so-so. The hotel's location in historic downtown remains the highlight, and rooms come with comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.


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