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“Should Be #1 in Charleston”
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Planters Inn
Ranked #11 of 62 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 14, 2012

This is my second stay at Planters Inn and it baffles me why it is not #1 in Charleston. The French Quarter Inn is a HUGH hotel with a somewhat ugly facade including an ATM machine. The Planters Inn is a small, elegant hotel oozing Charleston charm. I am sure the French Quarter Inn and the other large hotels (Charleston Place) are lovely but the Planters Inn is superb. The exquisite small details, the lovely but not intrusive service, and the outstanding food are not to be missed. it creates an authenic Charleston experience. The price is alot easier to absorb if you opt for the Simple Stay package which includes parking and the awesome continental breakfast. We are coming back next year for our third Spoleto and would only stay here yet again!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

We appreciate your comments and your assertion that we should be #1 in Charleston! We tend to agree with your observations on our property, service and location. Thank you for sharing your Spoleto experience with us once again and we look forward to seeing you next May, if not sooner.
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Planters Inn while we were in town for our son’s college graduation. While we arrived with considerable expectations regarding our stay at the highly regarded Planters Inn, those expectations were, in fact, exceeded in every way we can think of. The accommodations were simply first class. Our room was picture perfect, well appointed and flawlessly clean. Every evening, as a part of turndown, a couple of tasty dessert morsels were supplied bedside. There was a sitting area outside of our second floor room with tables and chairs which we used when visiting with our son and his girlfriend after coming back from walking the historic downtown area which surrounds the hotel. There was additional pubic space in the main hotel which we could have accessed if the weather had been less cooperative. However, as the weather fully cooperated (read walking tours, kayaking, sailing), we only used that space to have an amazing glass of freshly made lemonade, which I was told the Peninsula Grill Restaurant supplies to the hotel every afternoon. We had the graduation night dinner on Saturday night at the Peninsula Grill; the food was sublime and the service exceptional.
Seriously, however, while I could go on at length about our memorable stay at this classic boutique hotel, in the end it is the hotel staff that was the centerpiece of the hotel’s success for us. Once you have such high level accommodations, it is the staff which must know how to ensure an enjoyable visit. The staff at Planters Inn were all clearly working as a team dedicated to ensuring our visit was as special as they could make it for us in every way. That hotel team simply understands that their visitors, when traveling to the Planters Inn, consider it their home while in historic Charleston. They do whatever they can to ensure that you are assisted, even pampered, while you are there. They want to engage you; not intrusively, but just enough to ensure they are doing everything they can to attend to any aspect of your visit that they can assist with. They met all our needs, exceeded our expectations and more! From the second we stopped our car outside the front door Bo greeted us warmly, attended to our luggage, and introduced us to the front desk personnel. There we received first class assistance from Carol, Brad and Tristan. Throughout our five day stay every member of the hotel staff was unfailingly pleasant and helpful, whether attending to us, our room, our car or our luggage. We love visiting Charleston and, while Planters Inn made it very difficult to head back home, we are already looking forward to our next opportunity to stay there.

Room Tip: Our room was terrific, as mentioned in review, 2nd floor in annex
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AttorneyTim
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2012

What a superb summation of our experiences at the Planters Inn! We all appreciate recognition when our guests take the time to point out exceptional service; however, you have gone above and beyond with your individual staff mentions and the absolutely glowing review of our operation. We are honored that you selected our property to share in the graduation festivities and humbly thank you for your time and posting. Until next time, Best Wishes from all of us,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

When we arrived at the hotel, I was feeling under the weather. My husband had to dine our first night without me. Not wanting to leave the hotel, he dined in the excellent Penninsula Room where the entire hotel staff from the manager to the front desk attendant kept asking about my well being. They continued to check-up on my condition into the next day and the restaurant even prepared me special meals. We can't say enough about the caring, considerate and professional service this hotel provides its guests. Special thanks to Amanda and Alexandra.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2012

We are so pleased you were finally feeling better. On behalf of the entire team, you experienced the level of care and service our professional staff is accustomed to providing. It was our pleasure looking after you during your visit. Thank you again for sharing your comments.
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great small hotel, located close to everything. Service was outstanding - they took a personal interest. Wouldn't look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2012

From the entire team at Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill, we thank you for your gracious comments. When you have the opportunity to return, please call us directly to secure your favorite room type and location. Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

We liked it so much we stayed a few nights longer. The staff was attentive and the 'courtyard' room was very quiet. Looking forward to a return visit. Thanks Taylor. PS - Dinner at Peninsula is a must.

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1  Thank Actorious
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2012

Already looking forward to your next trip ….this is exactly what we love to hear. From each of us at Planters Inn, we thank you for the time to recognize our location, our attentive service (Taylor), and incredible location on the City Market. If you have not already, call us to secure the next set of dates!
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

As most others have stated, the location is perfect. The hotel is quite lovely and the service was top notch. I will go back and recommend it to anyone wanting to be in the middle of this charming old city.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2012

Superior location, top notch quality, and service to match…..it will be difficult to improve on your recent observations; however, we are ready and willing to assist you on your next trip to Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill. We humbly appreciate your time and comments. Come join us again!
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Hotel is in a great location, is very nice and offered us an incredible Charleston experiences. We are already looking at going back. Make sure to stop by and eat at the Peninsula. Our server, Chris Osteen, was the best!

Room Tip: Our corner room was huge and had an incredible bathroom. My only suggestion would be better wifi, h...
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1  Thank Jeffrey W
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2012

“Excellent Stay”… This is music to our ears. We offer a sincere appreciation for comments such as yours. Thank you for pointing out our staff, and specifically Chris at Peninsula Grill. We take great pride in offering guests the best possible experience while extending a sincere heartfelt approach to our service that is consistently mentioned by other TripAdvisor guests to our property. We are happy you tend to agree and look forward to your return.
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Additional Information about Planters Inn

Address: 112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3157
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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 Business Hotel in Charleston
#6 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#10 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $245 - $588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Planters Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of Travel + Leisure magazine’s #1 Best U.S. Small Hotel Award, PLANTERS INN is South Carolina’s only member of Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of renowned boutique hotels in the world’s most romantic destinations. This AAA Four Diamond Historic Hotel is beautiful to behold with high ceilings, silk window dressings, dozens of working fireplaces, and a four-poster bed with luxurious Italian linens in every room. Thanks to the best location in the very heart of the Historic District, guests do not need a car while at Planters Inn. Complimentary amenities include refreshments in the parlor throughout the day and evening, macarons delivered with turndown, Gilchrist & Soames spa-quality bath products, Pivotal Fitness Club access, and wifi. What’s more, a hidden garden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns provides an enchanting sense of arrival to Charleston's most romantic restaurant: Peninsula Grill, home of the famous 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake. ... more   less 
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