Welcome to Planters Inn
Welcome to Planters Inn
The Grand Dame of Inns in Charleston, SC
Planters Inn is the grand dame of Charleston’s historic hotels and the only Relais & Châteaux establishment in South Carolina. The intimate 64-room inn is a reflection of its unique location—from flickering carriage lanterns to locally woven sweetgrass baskets, Planters Inn is where understated elegance meets Lowcountry inspiration. Situated on the recently restored City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America, Planters Inn welcomes well-heeled guests from around the world to the very heart and soul of historic Charleston.
Planters Inn is perfectly situated for strolling through tree-lined South of Broad streets, shopping on King Street, meeting sweetgrass basket weavers at the City Market, watching a play at the Dock Street Theatre, touring antebellum house museums, sailing on the harbor, and much more.
Planters Inn has earned accolades from Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, Esquire, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, and Travel + Leisure, as well as many other esteemed editors and travel publications:
“Originally built in 1844 as a dry goods store, Planters Inn offers high-ceilinged rooms with mahogany beds modeled after historical designs. Don’t miss the decadent coconut cake served at the hotel’s Peninsula Grill restaurant.” – AFAR
“Experience ‘Southern hospitality at its best’... built in 1844 and situated ‘within walking distance of everything in Charleston.’ Guest rooms are ‘spacious and elegantly appointed’ and follow a traditional Southern design scheme with high ceilings, hickory furnishings, Audubon prints, and four poster beds.” — Conde Nast Traveler
“It’s said that in the late 18th century, nine of America’s wealthiest men lived in the Charleston area. This Southern city is no longer one of America’s riches, but it may well be the most seductive… Check in at an inn with some character… Planters Inn is one of the plusher options, with graceful, traditionally furnished rooms and a notoriously good 12-layer coconut cake.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Just across the street from Charleston’s historic market buildings, in a converted 1844 dry-goods storehouse, Planters Inn feels intimately connected to the past and the present. The 64-room hotel, with its cozy lobby, shaded courtyard, and beloved restaurant, The Peninsula Grill, has a residential style and décor that evoke Charleston’s colonial past without overdoing it.” —Departures
“Planters Inn: Classically elegant rooms in the historic district.” —Travel + Leisure
“The Peninsula Grill in the Planters Inn, popular for steak and lobsters, is deservedly famous for its scrumptious coconut cake, said to be a Charleston specialty.” —Vogue
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