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.
Evidence of The Vendue’s history as an 18th-century warehouse can still be seen in many of the property’s 84 guestrooms, such as original wood beams and historic Charleston brick. The otherwise modern hotel, only a year old, has a strong dedication to the city’s arts.
Flanked by grand white pillars and big oak trees, The Willcox is filled with historic southern charm.
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).
Spend the night in Beaufort at the 190-year-old antebellum plantation manse one block from the Intercoastal Waterway.
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.
Five hundred vacation villas that share the same barrier island and amenities as the Sanctuary (No. 6).
Hotel compound that melds European luxury with Southern hospitality on the first tee of the famed Harbour Town Golf Links.
The 25 pine-paneled rooms are beach-rental basic: think patchwork quilts, ceiling fans, and half-baths (caveat: you’ll be sharing the showers, which are scattered throughout the property).
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 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.
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.