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.

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.

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).