The Grande Dame of Hotels in Charleston
175 years in the Heart of the Historic District
When Planters Inn was built in 1844, it secured the absolute best location of all Charleston hotels. Today, the beloved Relais and Chateaux boutique hotel is widely-known for its prominent address at the corner of Market & Meeting streets in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
Planters Inn also holds a delicious secret: A hidden garden courtyard illuminated by candles and lanterns serves as the enchanting entrance to Peninsula Grill, one of the South's the most romantic dining experiences. No visit to Historic Charleston is complete without a taste of their famous 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake.
Much more than a luxury hotel in Charleston, Planters Inn is a cultural experience that combines 19th-Century splendor with modern comforts. Sleep in an exquisite four-poster king bed. Wake up in the heart of the Charleston Historic District. Walk everywhere. Welcome to Planters Inn!
Planters Inn has earned Four Diamonds every year since 1995 and remains the sole Relais & Châteaux luxury hotel located in South Carolina.
Winner of Travel + Leisure magazine's #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel Award.
Your Charleston getaway awaits.
When you book with us directly, you receive the best rates for your travel dates. Our reservations are made by on-site at Planters Inn Charleston by knowledgeable staff who will happily assist you in selecting a room that suits your style and needs.
YOUR HOME IN CHARLESTON
Fabulous New Hotel Suites
The Planters Inn is more glamorous than ever. We recently ushered in a new era of style and sophistication with the debut of 11 suites that are among the largest suites offered by any hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Be among the first to discover these new luxury Charleston hotel accommodations.
The St. Philip Suite
One Charleston's best-kept secrets, the new St. Philip Suite is situated on the top floor of the hotel and designed to feel like a private 1,460-square-foot pied-a-terre in the heart of the Historic District.
Reading Room - Living Room - Bedroom - Dining Area and Kitchen - Spacious Bathroom - Three flat screen televisions - Dining Table with Seating for 10 People - Full-Sized Refrigerator - Dishwasher - Microwave - Coffee Machine - Plush Sofa - Four Poster King Bed
The City Market Suite
A majestic suite with a distinguished Southern style that perfectly blends the present with the past and offers views of America's oldest public market.
Reading Room - Living Area - Bedroom - Dressing Room with Dual Closets - Spacious Bathroom - Two Flat Screen Televisions - Plush Seating - Four Poster King Bed - Coffee Machine
The Proprietor's Suite
An opulent and stylish residence in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District.
Living Room - Powder Room - Spacious Bathroom with Shower and Tub - Bedroom - Wet Bar and Bistro Table - Leather Chesterfield Sofa that Converts to a Bed - Mini Refrigerator - Coffee Machine - Four Poster King Bed
The Governor's Suite
Spacious, elegantly furnished one-bedroom suite where refined Charleston splendor is brought to life.
Living Room - Bedroom - Recently Renovated Bathroom - Flat Screen TV - Four Poster King Bed - Fireplace - Coffee Machine - Plush Sleeper Sofa
Amenities & Services
It is our pleasure to provide the following complimentary amenities throughout your stay at Planters Inn Charleston.
★ coffee, tea and newspapers every morning ★ iced mango tea and southern cheese crisps every afternoon ★ coffee and freshly baked cookies every evening ★ peninsula grill macarons delivered with turndown service ★ access to pivotal fitness club ★ wifi
THE BEST LOCATION OF ALL CHARLESTON HOTELS
You will soon discover that Planters Inn is the best place to stay in Charleston thanks to our premier Charleston Historic District location. Ask the concierge for a map of Charleston. You will see that the most scenic neighborhoods, the most popular attractions, and the best things to do are within walking distance of the hotel.
As a point of reference: Planters Inn overlooks the Charleston City Market. King Street is one block away. If you are looking forward to Charleston's best restaurants and celebrated Lowcountry cuisine, you’re in luck! We'll introduce you to one of the most famous cakes in America, and you don’t even have to leave the hotel to discover this delicious dessert.
STAY IN STYLE
Spacious Charleston Hotel Accommodations
Step inside our sanctuary of relaxed elegance to de-stress & unwind. Our boutique hotel in Charleston is beautiful to behold with high ceilings, silk window dressings, and premium décor reflective of the tasteful furnishings found in private residences throughout the Charleston Historic District.
Experience refined Southern style in our historic hotel’s spacious accommodations. Every room at Planters Inn features a luxurious four-poster bed.
Enchanted Charleston Evenings
There’s also more to Planters Inn than meets the eye: A garden path illuminated by flickering lanterns provides the resplendent, one-of-a-kind arrival to the renowned Peninsula Grill, the most romantic restaurant in Charleston.
ART DE VIVRE
Southern Charm, Cuisine, Character, Calm & Courtesy
Established in France in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of privately-owned landmark hotels and renowned restaurants located in the world’s most romantic, most cultured, and most memorable destinations.
Planters Inn is the only Charleston SC hotel to be a member of Relais and Châteaux. Fellow members include Blackberry Farm (TN), The Surry Hotel (NY), Daniel (NY), Eleven Madison Park (NY), The Wauwinet (MA), Ocean House (RI), Auberge du Soleil (CA), The French Laundry (CA), and The Little Nell (CO), among others.
DISCOVER WHAT AWAITS
See & Be Seen
Want to see photos of our hotel in Charleston? Take a tour of our gallery to discover some of the lovely Lowcountry traditions that permeate the historic hotel, including sweetgrass baskets, four-poster plantation beds, Audubon prints, sweeping piazzas, Baker Historic Charleston furnishings, carriage lanterns, and more!
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