A Grande Dame Hotel

A Polished Homage to Classic Charleston Style

In 1994, The Holliday Companies/Incorporated purchased 112 North Market Street and embarked on a multi-million dollar restoration and renovation journey with the sole goal of creating the finest historic hotel in the city of Charleston. Upon its completion, Charleston’s esteemed Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. wrote, “I am very pleased you have been able to so quickly renovate the Planters Inn... you have reestablished the project’s reputation as one of the finest inns in Charleston... Again, congratulations. You are part of what makes Charleston a truly alluring and unique place.”

The former late 1800s dry goods emporium with a fanciful inventory that included harmonicas, sailor caps, whalebone petticoats, and paper doilies has been transformed into an intimate 64-room inn with sweeping piazzas, a palmetto-shaded courtyard, and distinctively residential details such as soaring 10-foot high ceilings, custom crown molding, four-poster beds, and handsome fireplaces. Today, Planters Inn is a reflection of its location in the very heart of Charleston’s Historic District with flickering carriage lanterns and a patina of understated elegance.

  • #1 Best U.S. Small City Hotel, Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • AAA Four Diamond Award
  • Andrew Harper’s Top 20 U.S. Hideaways and Readers Choice Award-winner
  • Top 100 Hotels & Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 
  • Departures Top U.S. Boutique Hotel Award-winner
  • Forbes Top U.S. Hotel Award-winner
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel in the United States Award-winner
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence


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“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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