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.
Hotel compound that melds European luxury with Southern hospitality on the first tee of the famed Harbour Town Golf Links.
Like a super-sized Tara, the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island belongs to a fictional plantation family. In the morning room, a portrait of the “Mistress” presides over moss-green brocades, floral drapes, and porcelain bibelots. The “Master” hangs his hat in the lobby bar.
The four quirky rooms and a tiny backyard garden are only three blocks from the Atlantic. There’s a 70’s crash pad with tie-dye décor and a tree-house room with a canopied twig bed. But the best digs are in a private bungalow that has tongue-and-groove paneling and vintage mahogany furnishings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in downtown, Andrew Pinckney Inn has 37 guest rooms and four suites near the city’s historic market.
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.