Hotels in Charleston

Charleston hotels offer everything you’d expect to find in a top-flight hotel, distinguished by the beauty of its antique architecture. Hotels in Charleston boast spas, fine dining and high-end amenities, plus unparalleled service. The French Quarter Inn in Church Street (T+L ‘s #4 Top Small City Hotel) is right next to City Market, one of Charleston’s major attractions. The rooms are bright and spacious, with European bedding, Blu-Ray players and Wi-Fi. At this gorgeous historical building, you’ll be treated to a welcome glass of champagne, cookies and milk every evening, and complimentary bike rental services to explore downtown Charleston.

Nearby, Planters Inn is a lovely 64-room hotel where the rooms are furnished with handcrafted four-poster beds (with an adorable teddy bear sitting on top) and prints by John James Audubon on the walls. The hotel also houses the Peninsula Grill, one of Charleston’s most celebrated restaurants. The Inn Place Charleston Airport Hotel goes beyond standard airport accommodations, offering comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi, a free airport shuttle, plus a fitness center, a bar, indoor and outdoor pools and a restaurant.

If the walls at Woodlands weren’t so discreet, they’d tell a tale of antebellum grandeur, party-giving as civic duty, and romantic skullduggery.

Staying at the Planters Inn is akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion.

Grand hotel with Georgian staircases and a 1-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio, in the heart of Charleston's commercial district. It's a family-friendly spot and one of the city's largest hotels (don't miss the magnificent spa).

Charleston's newest luxury hotel, with the best skyline and harbor views in town, plus a charming rooftop bar and pool from which to take them in.

Room to Book: Even-numbered rooms on the second floor with balconies.

Located in downtown, Andrew Pinckney Inn has 37 guest rooms and four suites near the city’s historic market.

Stay at this unassuming inn in the heart of Charleston’s downtown.

Though less ornate than some of Charleston’s other top inns, the Restoration on King epitomizes Southern hospitality: fresh muffins, fruit, and bagels are delivered each morning in a picnic basket, wine and cheese are served in the lobby, and the nightly turndown service leaves behind cold milk a

The ornate 21-room Second Empire–style mansion turned hotel dresses in subdued Victorian finery for the holidays with magnolia wreaths, old-world Santas, and two grand Christmas trees in the foyer. Nearly every room has its own fireplace. On your pillow at turndown: chocolate truffles.

The Inn at Middleton Place is located along the banks of the Ashley River near the historic, 1755 Middleton Place Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Guests at the inn have access to both the plantation’s house museum and gardens, established in 1741.

Dating back to 1843, the Battery Carriage House Inn is located along the city's famous area known as The Battery and offers views of Charleston Harbor and historic Fort Sumter.

It’s a bit tucked away, but you’ll know you’ve arrived when you see this inn’s buttercup-gold facade just a stone’s throw from the dining tables at Hank’s Seafood.

This hotel is the epitome of hip, urban comfort. Each of the apartment-style suites here has a full kitchen, exposed-brick walls, separate bedroom(s), and windows overlooking King Street and Wentworth Street.

This place has a terrific location: It’s right beside the City Market, just down Church Street from plays and music at Dock Street Theatre, and in view of the Tuscan porticoes and iconic steeple of St. Phillip’s Church.

This property’s Tiffany glass and tall magnolias let you know you’ve entered the grandest house in the neighborhood. If you’re lucky enough to stay here, ask to see the rooftop cupola for a rare view of the city in all directions—most locals haven’t had the chance.