Voted Best Boutique Hotel in America

Charleston's Award-Winning Hotel


Best Hotel For Historic Southern Charm

Top 15 Hotels in Charleston, SC
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

#1 Best U.S. Small City Hotel
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Top 100 Hotels & Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 

AAA Four Diamond Award

Top U.S. Boutique Hotel Award-Winner

Top 20 U.S. Hideaways
Andrew Harper

Top U.S. Hotel Award

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Top Hotel in the United States Award
U.S. News & World Report

Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator 


“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

"When you walk around Planters Inn, you’ll find subdued old Southern elegance, including a leafy interior courtyard and a parlor with patterned armchairs, gold chandeliers and an orange-mango tea station. What you may not notice — at least right away — is the eager staff. But you’ll start to see it throughout the 64-room charmer. Whenever you pass the front desk, a receptionist greets you by name.  But beyond a cordial and attentive staff, the property offers other attributes as well. A fantastic location on Market Street is one of the draws to Planters Inn (it’s across the street from the popular City Market), but you won’t have to worry about the crowds at night. When it’s time to retire to your fluffy, Baker Historic Charleston Collection king-sized bed, the soundproof windows keep out the pedestrian noise mere feet away." — Forbes 

"Sitting smack-dab in the heart of downtown, this beautiful hotel claims to be the "heart and soul of Historic Charleston." And guests agree, citing the homey atmosphere and Southern charm as major reasons to stay here. Decked out in beautifully carved furniture accented by rich neutrals and cozy curtains, Planters Inn exudes a colonial aura, but it also embraces modern standards of luxury." — U.S. News & World Report 

"Part of the Relais & Châteaux group, this boutique property with well-appointed and beautifully maintained rooms is a stately sanctuary amid the bustle of Charleston's Market. Light streams into the front parlor with its rich velvets and Asian antiques. Rooms in the historic main building (versus those in the newer Piazza Building, which overlook a tranquil garden courtyard) have more atmosphere and a more residential feel. Service is genteel and unobtrusive but not stuffy, and the hospitality feels genuine. The best rooms have fireplaces and verandas; all have four-poster beds. Top-tier suites are suitably over the top in terms of comfort." — Fodor's

"A member of upscale Relais & Châteaux collection, this exquisite, 64-room hotel lives up to its A-list reputation. Peninsula Grill is a hot ticket for a romantic dinner; book at least a month in advance." —

"You’ll feel like you have been transported back to the 19th-century at this elegant 1844 inn. Now a Relais & Châteaux property, the structure started life as a large cotton warehouse, just across from the City Market. The spacious, bright rooms feature comfortable four-posters, large flatscreen TVs, upholstered chairs, and beautiful furnishings. Free coffee, tea, and fresh fruit are always available in the lobby, which features a welcoming fireplace in the winter." — Frommer's 

"This ultra luxury hotel has a fleet of concierges and white-jacketed bellboys ready to meet your every need, whether it's a chartered fishing boat or another glass of champagne." Lonely Planet

"The décor here is wonderfully subdued. In one common space, a painted portrait takes up an entire wall; across from it, a tasteful collection of plates have been arranged in two elegant rows. There is something about the careful placement of each treasure that makes you want to whisper as you walk through the halls. The rooms and suites are decorated with period-style furnishings. This is the kind of place where your breakfast is delivered to your door on---literally---a silver platter. Of course, you can also enjoy it in The Peninsula Grill, where the dinner menu is equally sumptuous, featuring such signature dishes as oyster stew and coconut cake." —

"Both locals and tourists look to Peninsula Grill, located inside the Planters Inn on Market St, to either celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy an upscale evening out. The menu is full of great steaks and seafood dishes such as the grilled swordfish, sea scallops, or the classic rib-eye (and an array of sauces to accompany each one). It's an unforgettable experience heightened only by the outdoor dining area." —

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