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A Landmark Hotel in the Heart of Charleston's Historic District

Planters Inn is an acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, that combines elegant Southern style with contemporary sophistication in a central location.


The entry view of Planters Inn Charleston hotel

FAVORITE HOTEL OF TRAVELERS

Top U.S. Hotel

Readers of Travel + Leisure voted Planters Inn the #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel.

The entry view of Planters Inn Charleston hotel

THE ICONIC HISTORIC HOTEL

An Artfully Preserved Architectural Treasure

Planters Inn is the only hotel in the United States to be furnished exclusively with décor from Baker's Historic Charleston Collection including a magnificent four-poster bed in every guest room.

Outdoor dining at Planters Inn hotel in Charleston SC

Most Romantic Dining in Charleston

The Peninsula Grill

From the romantic courtyard setting to the jewel box-style Champagne Bar and the renowned Dining Room enveloped in oyster-tone velvet, Peninsula Grill offers Charleston’s premier dining experience.

Planters Inn Charleston hotel exterior courtyard view

Best Downtown Charleston Location

The Heart of Historic Charleston

Located in the center of downtown Charleston, Planters Inn is ideally located for sightseeing, shopping, and dining in Charleston.

Planters Inn Charleston hotel exterior view

The 5 C's

The Only Relais and Châteaux Hotel in S.C.

Known for sensational style and service, Relais & Châteaux properties embody the “Five C's”: charm, courtesy, character, cuisine, and calm. Planters Inn has been a member of Relais & Châteaux since 1998.

Sophisticated, Elegant Interiors

The Vision of Amelia Handegan

At Planters Inn, guests are welcomed into an intimate parlor, a jewel-box-like setting similar to the exquisite sitting rooms found in Charleston’s famed historic mansions. This sublime sense of arrival was the vision of the incomparable Amelia Handegan, the nationally-acclaimed designer known for her restoration of nationally recognized historic houses and whose imprint on Planters Inn is unmistakable.

Charleston SC hotel with courtyard

THE PRIVATE COURTYARD

Charleston hotel with complimentary fruit apples

COMPLIMENTARY FRUIT

Charleston hotel with complimentary cheese crisps

COMPLIMENTARY CHEESE CRISPS MADE USING A CHERISHED FAMILY RECIPE


Why You’ll Love It: The intimate 64-room Planters Inn luxury boutique hotel has the best downtown location in the very heart of Charleston’s picturesque Historic District. We overlook the historic Charleston City Market with the best cultural attractions, shopping, dining, and sightseeing landmarks surrounding our hotel.

We begin each day with complimentary coffee service in the parlor. Mid-morning, a refreshing blend of orange and mango tea replaces the coffee. A bowl of fresh apples also appears. Please take one with you while you explore the city.

The Planters Inn is home to the AAA Four Diamond ranked and nationally acclaimed Peninsula Grill, the foremost culinary experience in Charleston. We are the only luxury boutique hotel in Charleston to serve dinner in a spectacular private courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns.

We are the only hotel in the United States to be furnished exclusively with Baker Historic Charleston Collection decor including a magnificent handcrafted four-poster bed in every guest room. Retreat to your guest room or suite after evening turndown service and discover delicious macarons waiting beside your bed, a sweet bite courtesy of Peninsula Grill's talented pastry chef.

The Planters Inn is housed in a meticulously restored and exquisitely furnished 1844 building described as “akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion” by Travel + Leisure magazine. In 2014, readers of Travel + Leisure voted Planters Inn the #1 Best Boutique Hotel in the United States.

The Planters Inn parlor is an airy enclave of understated elegance, a vision brought to life by acclaimed designer Amelia Handegan.

Our downtown Charleston hotel features a beguiling hidden courtyard created by Sheila Wertimer, the landscape architect behind some of Charleston’s most elegant gardens. 

The Planters Inn is locally owned and a longstanding member of Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of beautiful boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world’s most romantic destinations.

For added ease during your stay, Planters Inn offers complimentary wireless internet access as well as 24-hour valet parking for a per night fee.


We want your stay to be perfect in every way and are pleased to offer you these amenities:

COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE & TEA
EVERY MORNING.

COMPLIMENTARY ICED MANGO TEA & ZESTY
CHEESE CRISPS EVERY AFTERNOON.

COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE & FRESH BAKED
COOKIES EVERY EVENING.

COMPLIMENTARY MACARONS DELIVERED
TO YOUR ROOM WITH NIGHTLY TURNDOWN.

CONCIERGE SERVICES.

COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI.

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO PIVOTAL FITNESS CLUB.

A LUSH PRIVATE GARDEN COURTYARD ILLUMINATED BY FLICKERING CARRIAGE LANTERNS.

A HANDCRAFTED FOUR-POSTER BED FROM THE BAKER HISTORIC CHARLESTON COLLECTION.

HOME TO PENINSULA GRILL, CHARLESTON'S MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

RARE & SOUGHT AFTER VINTAGES SERVED EVERY EVENING AT THE CHAMPAGNE BAR.

THE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED 12-LAYER ULTIMATE COCONUT CAKE SERVED EVERY EVENING AT PENINSULA GRILL.

VOTED #1 BEST U.S. SMALL HOTEL.