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Planters Inn
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Kendall Park, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Staff was very attentive. Room was clean and bedding was very comfortable. This is a first class hotel. There is a room off the lobby where you can sit and relax. Drink coffee or tea, eat a cookie or have an apple. I definitely will back to this first class hotel! Carrie, one of our housekeeper's, was the best. Very friendly and made sure everything in our room was perfect. The hotel location could not be any better.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear J,
Many thanks for your recent posting! We love to read such praise and appreciation of our property, location, and service and special thank you for recognizing Carrie, as she is truly an asset to our operation and offers the friendliest and most efficient service. As you mention, the Planters Inn has a superb location that only compliments the quality of our guest space, beautifully appointed rooms and superior service. We are always ready when you are prepared to make your next reservation and look forward to having you back again soon.

Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Planter's Inn is expensive and offers only smaller rooms. Even the penthouse suite, which we had, was disappointing in size. But the hotel wins good marks for decor and for location. Many antiques. As for walking, its the only means of transport you'll need. You'll be smack dab in the center of shops and restaurants. But if the price here is too steep for your wallet, and you want to be just as centralized, try the nearby Double Tree, however we didn't look inside.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Rchard PB B,
We respect your appreciation of our location and location. As a historic 1844 property we are known to offer some to the most spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms in the city. We offer guests a vast array of options and unique character that is second to none in the city. Our Penthouse King offers a spacious sitting area and bedroom, but additionally includes one of city’s only private outdoor terrace decks from the top floor of our centrally located property. Should you desire a larger internal square footage for your next visit, we suggest the Governors Suite for your consideration. A spacious 600 square foot suite that offers a full living room and gas fireplace and separate bedroom and bathroom. Please call on us to discuss our other various options should you elect to try us again as we are sure to find a choice that suits your needs and preferences.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The location is perfect for touring the historic district by foot or carriage. A wide varierty of fine restaurants and shops are also near at hand, with an excellent restaurant in the hotel. The turn-down service sometimes leaves something to be desired, but otherwise, the staff is courteous and efficient. The rooms are conservatively but well appointed, including the public rooms. The feel of the property is that of a retreat from the bustle on the street and in the adjacent market.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Jim L,
As you mention, our location is “perfect”. Planters Inn sits at the corner of Meeting and Market, directly across from the historic City Market and conveniently located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. We appreciate your description of the feel of the property as a “retreat from the bustle”. We take pride in offering the calm and charm as the only historic Inn on the city market and are always pleased to read when guests have the relaxing feel of home when they return from a day of shopping, touring, or sightseeing our amazing city. Your comfort is our priority and look forward to having you join us again soon.
Best Wishes
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location for staying in downtown Charleston; you can walk to everything. From the attentive staff to the details of the room, The Planters Inn is full of charm. It offers what you would expect from a Relais and Chateau hotel. The main building is a bit old but has been updated, the rooms are unique and occasionally an odd shape; I have stayed here many times for business. There is a newer section that is more "expected" and boasts bigger bathrooms. I usually go with the charm of the historic rooms, but it's a personal taste situation. It is a bit pricey to stay here but it is very nice!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear La1268,
Thank you for your recent review of our property and recognition of our attentive staff and superb location We are pleased to hear you point out it is “what you would expect from a Relais and Chateaux hotel”. As South Carolina’s only member, we are very proud our Relais affiliation as one the premier properties of the world. Our Deluxe King rooms you reference over the piazza courtyard are a favorite to many. For an even larger room and sitting area you may consider the spacious Plantation King in the 1844 building for your next trip. We appreciate your time and we look forward to assisting you on your next visit.
Best Wishes
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Perfectly situated at the beginning of the Market area, and well within walking distance to most of downtown Charleston. My wife and I had a lovely time and the staff was very friendly. The staff is very friendly and knows all the best restaurants around. Found it delightful that one of the staff spoke fluent French, which was an unexpected surprise.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Prince Tristan,
We can see from your recent reviews from various other properties and cities, the Planters Inn has been awarded a much appreciated 5 star billing. As you mention, our location is prime, at the corner of Market and Meeting Streets, we offer the center of Charleston’s historic district. Our 64 room luxury boutique hotel and award winning dining room Peninsula Grill are the ultimate combination in the city. We are pleased you enjoyed our multilingual service team and thank you for taking a moment to share your recent experiences. Please call us when you are ready to reserve your next visit to Planters Inn!
Best,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at the Planters Inn. We were treated like a royalty by the staff. Wonderful! The hotel lobby is old-world Southern charm to a T. Rooms are clean, yet not uxurious (but this may be because we had a room in the building across the way.) It was super fun to know that we just missed Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on our visit. Tea, coffee and drinks served throughout the day in the stunning lobby. A special place

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear YogiFoodiePA,
We are pleased to read of your pleasant experience. Thank you for acknowledging our staff and their ability to make you “feel like royalty”. With the many options for accommodations in Charleston, we are proud to offer guests the ultimate in service. This fact, combined with our superior location and historical character, make Planters Inn a unique blend of old world charm and modern luxuries. On your next trip, call us to discuss the numerous room categories found in our 1844 building for yet another experience. We look forward to assisting you find the perfect choice on for the next trip.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Let me preface this review by saying that I have never taken the time to write a review about a hotel before, but the Planters Inn was a such a pleasure I had to take the time to let everyone on TripAdvisor know! The accommodations were beautifully furnished! The staff brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "southern hospitality" and the location was perfect! The rooms had a historical ambiance. They were comfy but large. Spotless and very romantic. The linens, pillows and towels were all luxurious.

In addition to the superb rooms, they have a cozy fireplace in the lobby and a quietly elegant sitting room for their guests. The sitting room had fresh coffee each morning and hot mulled cider and cold Mango Tea each afternoon.

The Peninsula Grill was extraordinary! I would give this whole experience 10 stars if I could!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear TJO63,
“10 STARS” and “Perfection! I wouldn’t change a thing” are terrific feedback that we love to hear and share with our entire team at Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill. Thank you for taking the time to write your very first Trip Advisor review as this is a true testament to your experience at our property and we are grateful for your time and comments. Southern hospitality, charm and service are alive well in Charleston, SC and we look forward to assisting you on many future visits.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Address: 112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Charleston
#5 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#6 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Planters Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the very heart of historic Charleston, Planters Inn is a reflection of its unique location. From flickering carriage lanterns to locally woven Gullah sweetgrass baskets, the intimate 64-room Inn harmoniously blends Lowcountry inspiration and understated elegance. With its piazzas, palmetto-shaded courtyard, and distinctively residential details, Planters Inn is a polished homage to an authentic antebellum Charleston mansion and a AAA Four Diamond ranked property.Planters Inn is a member of Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of hotels and restaurants located in romantic destinations around the world. The Inn’s blend of Southern hospitality and world class service extends to the acclaimed Peninsula Grill, where the award-winning cuisine, 17-year legacy of being “the” place to celebrate a milestone event, and famous Ultimate Coconut Cake® have made it a Charleston institution. ... more   less 
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