South Carolina

Hotels in South Carolina

From all-inclusive beach resorts to boutique inns crafted from historic mansions, hotels in South Carolina cater to every type of traveler.

For accommodations in the middle of Charleston's vibrant city center, opt for South Carolina hotels with a little history of their own. The Wentworth Mansion's Victorian heritage stretches through its 21 guest rooms, each equipped with its own fireplace, and its turndown service is as traditionally decadent as ever.

Nearby, the Belmond Charleston Place offers attentive service in the heart of the city's commercial district. Book a Club Room for private concierge service, and set aside time for the hotel's afternoon tea service, which is accompanied by live music.

Some of the best hotels in South Carolina along the coast include the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. The luxury digs are conveniently located on the first tee of the Harbour Town Golf Links near a buzzing pedestrian mall and are the perfect jumping-off point for island exploration.

Hotels in South Carolina don't get much more quintessentially southern than The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a plantation-style resort in Bluffton that boasts its own Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a full-service spa and opportunities for fly fishing and naturalist-led alligator "hunts." Guests say in cottages with gas fireplaces and private, screened porches.

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.

Located minutes from the interstate, this 1920s Victorian mansion has romantic appeal thanks to flowered grounds, featuring multi-colored camellias, that can be viewed from the full porch’s swing and sitting table.

Mediterranean-style hotel, the area's most luxurious property, on a 370-foot-wide stretch of private beach.


With Spanish moss dripping from low-lying oak branches and egrets soaring overhead, life at this plantation-style luxury resort seems to move at the pace of a deep-southern drawl.

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.

This informal antebellum beach house sits just south of Myrtle Beach. All nine of the simple rooms have ceiling fans and screened windows to make the most of the salty sea breeze (there is air-conditioning, too). The Southern-style breakfast includes biscuits, grits, and crab salad.

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

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

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.

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

The resort occupies 1,600 acres of private oceanfront property, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other.