The summary first ... This is a great hotel perfectly situated in the middle of Charleston everything. From the very professional first impression to the parting well wishes, this hotel is a class act. The entire staff is very well versed and very professional. Service was simply outstanding.
Rooms are very attractively appointed and housekeeping does an outstanding job as well. "Black-out" shutters really keep the light out in the morning if you wish to sleep in. Every time we left the room someone was in freshening up with new towels, etc.. While there is no in-room coffee maker, coffee and juice are available in the mornings in the downstairs salon. Afternoon tea and lemonade are also served in the salon.
The hotel also boasts a restaurant and bar. The latter being a very important prerequisite for us. The bartender (Chris) has been there for 11 years and is a great conversationalist... A treasure trove of local trivia and information. Room service was prompt and efficient. The food was excellent.
But the restaurant? That will be a separate review, but leave it to say that it is every bit a reflection of the high standard established by the hotel itself.
OK, one slight complaint ... Wifi was a problem. The connection was great in the hall, but one step into the room and off it goes. The hotel claimed to have had their tech guy working on it, and it did improve before we checked out.
When next in Charleston, it will be Planters Inn for us!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Planters Hotel Charleston