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Planters Inn
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Ranked #6 of 58 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Key West, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

A fine quality hotel in every aspect. The rooms are large, light and perfectly appointed and comfortable in every aspect, spotlessly clean without any odor of chemicals, fine linens and soft bath towels. The guest services are professional and personable. The hotel restaurant is one of the top in the country. Stay here! It's a jewel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, November 21, 2013
Dear Mary H,
Your comments are very complimentary across the board from our superior location, lovely guest rooms, to our attentive staff, and the award winning Peninsula Grill. We take great pride in providing warm and thoughtful guest service while welcoming guests into the charm and character of our circa 1844 Relais & Chateaux property. We are pleased you were able to experience firsthand what many repeat guests have come to look forward to on each and every visit. From all of us, we are ready to assist you in planning your return visit to Planters Inn!
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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Fearrington Village
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were very happy with our choice of Planter's Inn due primarily to inn's location and the comfort of our room. Although our room was located on the ground floor (facing Meeting Street) it was very quiet. The lounge was always stocked and ice and vending machines were readily (but discretely) available. The only issue was the timing of our wake up calls. They always came at 8:30AM, no matter what time we requested.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, November 21, 2013
Dear Gil Axlander,
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience and selecting the Planters Inn for your recent visit to Charleston. We appreciate your comments and especially enjoy hearing your view point regarding your “…ground floor room (facing Meeting Street) it was very quiet”. This comment reinforces our efforts to sound proof our guest rooms and we are pleased to read you enjoyed a restful stay in what are some of our largest and most beautiful rooms. We researched your wake up difficulties and offer a humble apology for the call coming prior to your requested time.
On behalf of the entire team of Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill we look forward to assisting you on your next visit to Charleston.
Kind Regards,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Fort Myers, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My wife and stayed at the Planters Inn for 2 nights. The first night wer were in room 107, which faces the street. At 5 am a service truck parked directly outside the window and for one hour unloaded supplies and created load noise. We were kept awake for over an hour. The front desk did not seem surprised, as this seems to be an issue with this room The staff was very kind and apologetic and ultimately switched our room to the second floor or the second night of our stay. However, the hotel should warn guests of this issue if they rent this room or should offer this room at a deeply discounted rate. The property is great and the front desk staff extremely accommodating. Nonetheless, the primary function of hotel is for sleep and this was a problem.

Room Tip: stay away from room 107 which faces the street
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nick S, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear highendfun,

We have reached out to the city regarding the abnormally early noise derived from your recent restless morning. As you mentioned, we were happy to promptly address your concerns and find an alternate room for your second evening. In our urban setting, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, we benefit from the best location to experience all the city has to offer. We take our location in consideration and take great strides to soundproof our guest rooms in order to provide our guests with the a comfortable, calm and peaceful setting.

Thank you for your comments and we are pleased to hear you appreciated our efforts to make you more comfortable.

Kind regards,

Nick Saltmarsh
Managing Director
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Napa, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had room 305 a corner room, very spacious & quiet..well kept property. Little things like beverages & goodies in the lounge, loved the cheese crackers! minor housekeeping issues..nothing to spoil our stay. VERY VERY helpful staff...front desk & bell staff..
We opted for the dinner package/breakfast package...don't bother...we had 4 breakfasts there and were very disappointed with the poor quality of the food, eggs benedict were tasteless, basic scrambled eggs were watery...shrimp & grits awful...the dinner experience was excellent..our waiter Patrick was the best, food delicious...what a contrast to morning service. We would return but perhaps go out for breakfast....

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Nick S, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Napafoodlover,

We are pleased to read you enjoyed your accommodations, our superb location, and the charm of our property. Thank you for acknowledging our bell and guest services staff; as their warm smiles and knowledge make the Charleston experience at the Planters Inn most enjoyable.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Peninsula Grill and your server Patrick. We appreciate your comments and look forward to accommodating you on your next visit to Charleston.

Sincerely,

Nick Saltmarsh
Managing Director
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Leawood, KS
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116 reviews 116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Planters Inn is one of two five- star hotels in Charleston that satisfies the lodger who likes things on a smaller, more intimate scale. We spent two nights at each and I will review the Charleston Place Hotel in a separate review.

The Planter's Inn has everything you could ask for:
Attentive service
Spacious rooms with every amenity (except a refrigerator)
Wonderful bath products
Top of the line restaurant (The Peninsula Grill)
Perfect location across from the market and at the center of everything

This hotel is part of the distinguished European Relais Chateau chain and does not disappoint.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from Market Street to avoid any street noise. An inside room is best as there i...
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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, November 11, 2013
Dear Mr. Suddrethks,
As you mention, we are proud to provide our guests with “…everything you could ask for” as a member of the esteemed collection of Relais & Chateaux properties. Our award winning Peninsula Grill, offers the ultimate in service and superior regional lowcountry cuisine in one of Charleston’s most coveted dining rooms. Our high service standards, warmth, and professionalism from the staff continues throughout the hotel from the valet, guest services and room attendants. We are pleased you enjoyed your recent visit and appreciate your time and comments. Please join us on your next visit to Charleston and allow us the opportunity to serve you again.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Wonderful hotel which captures the essence of old southern charm, warmth and friendly service. Spacious rooms and baths, beautiful appointments and a comfortable bed. This was our first visit to Charleston. Next time we visit, we will definitely return to the Planters Inn.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Gary P,
Your time and patronage is appreciated and we humbly accept your compliments. Our team offers the personalized and professional service which is found at the world’s best hotels; however it is our “southern charm”, warmth and sincerity which allow us to stand above the rest in Charleston. We thank you again for joining us and sincerely look forward to assisting you again on many return visits to the Planters Inn!
All the Best,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a lovely, first class hotel with the most helpful, courteous staff. Our room was very pretty and clean. The bed was comfortable. And the bathroom was spacious, until you went looking for the tub/shower. It was tucked behind a wall that covered the first part of the tub so that you had to get into the tub to turn on the water (and get soaked with cold water) or reach all the way in to turn on the water (only worked if you have long arms). I would ask to see the bathroom before I accepted a room. Otherwise we loved it there. The location is perfect, right in the middle of everything a tourist would want to see.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, November 9, 2013
Dear Fran B.
Thank you for sharing your recent experiences and complimenting our “helpful and courteous staff" as well as recognizing our “very pretty and clean rooms”. We are proud to offer a vast array of room choices and categories within our 64 room property. One of the greatest appeals to staying in our circa 1844 Relais & Chateaux property is the character and charm of our individual guest rooms. Unlike many properties, each of our rooms offers a unique layout which our repeat guests find most appealing when returning. Should your travels find you returning to our beautiful city, please allow us to assist in finding you the perfect room at the Planters Inn.
Kind Regards,
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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#6 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#7 Family Hotel in Charleston
#11 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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