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Located in the very heart of the exquisite Historic District, our elegant

Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel is the place to stay in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston is called "a city set in a garden" for good reason. Did you know our flowers bloom year-round? While snow has buried many parts of the nation, Charleston's famed camellias are putting on a dazzling show right now, and you don't want to miss it. Book your February Getaway now and see these spectacular blooms for yourself.

"Staying at the Planters Inn is akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion. The hotel is also home to the Peninsula Grill, a Lowcountry institution and one of the best restaurants in town.” — Travel + Leisure, which named Planters Inn the #1 Best Small U.S. Hotel in the 2014 World's Best Awards

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Charleston's Splendid Seasons

Charleston is a year round feast for the senses. While certain aspects of Lowcountry life are constant no matter the time of year—like the rustle of palmetto fronds, crashing surf, and peal of church bells—each season ushers in unique sensations.

WINTER captivates with its acres of spectacular camellia blooms. One of the most memorable ways to experience the beauty of Charleston's mild WINTER is with a Camellia Walk at Middleton Place or Magnolia Gardens, the sprawling plantations located a short drive from Planters Inn. In 1786, during a visit to Charleston, French botanist Andrè Michaux gave the Middleton family some of the first camellias to be planted in an American garden. Today, Middleton Place is home to more than 3,500 camellias, including one of the four original Michaux plants, which is known at Middleton Place as the "Reine des Fleurs" or "Queen of Flowers." Come WINTER, pink and white camellia petals cover the ground creating a floral fantasy. 

SPRING smells like tea olive. When azaleas paint the Historic District pink, spring has arrived and scores of private residences open their doors for Historic Charleston Foundation’s annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. The sound of standing ovations says it’s late spring and Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto, the annual compendiums of acclaimed international and regional artists, are enlivening the area’s theatres, churches, parks, galleries, sidewalks and event venues with 17 days of performances.



SUMMER is synonymous salty breezes. Sand between the toes means summer is in full swing and family vacations are unfolding at area beaches. Epic sunsets paint the sky and getting on the water is a beloved activity for visitors and locals alike.



FALL tastes like slow cooked collard greens. Oysters roasted beneath wet burlap are a scent synonymous with fall. Candlelight tours of historic homes illuminate the night, while concerts and theatrical performance revive the city after summer vacation.

Come during the Christmas season to experience some of America’s most historic homes and beloved plantations illuminated by candlelight, starlight and the sounds of spiritual music.

No matter the month, there is always something special waiting to be discovered.

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