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Planters Inn
Ranked #8 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Everything to make a stay perfect was taken care of. The rooms were lovely, clean, and comfortable. The staff was exemplary. They were gracious, friendly, and most helpful. Of particular note is Tristen. He is professional, friendly, and makes you feel like you have known him for years. He is a great face for The Planters Inn.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Janey K
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Janey K,
We agree, Tristan our resident Frenchman, is a welcome addition to our team and make our guests feel right at home during their time at our Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we thank you for acknowledging our service, clean comfortable rooms and the consistently pleasant and professional service you experienced during your visit. We look forward to assisting you on many trips in the future.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

So our room was on the corner which was slightly noisy at times, but other then that slight criticism I have nothing negative I can say. Over delivered for the cost, lovely place, perfect customer service every interaction. Even the restaurant was very good. The best feature of all was the location, perfectly central to everywhere we wanted to go, we walked almost the entire time and it was great. highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PEinbund
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear PEinbund,
We appreciate all your positive comments and are pleased to hear you enjoyed our amazing city during your recent visit. Charleston is a “walkers” paradise with history, shopping, and dining just steps from our front door to keep you busy for days. Although we offer the city’s premier location, our interior guest room storm shutters are very beneficial to the occasional street sounds one might anticipate in such an urban setting. Please call on me directly for assistance and selection of a prime interior courtyard location for your next visit to Planters Inn.
All the Best,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Greenville, South Carolina
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173 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed here with a business meeting for 3 days. the location is fantastic right next to the outdoor markets and a few block from the harbor. Room are very nicely appointed, and comfortable. This is a high end hotel with impeccable service. Inside the hotel is the Penninsula restaurant which is excellent, and within a short walk is a very wide range of other places to eat and see. The only complaint I had was that the housekeeping was understaffed. My room was not made up at 3pm in the afternoon and I was inconvenienced as a result. The housekeeper had the poor habit of throwing away my reading material on my bedstand. This is a "no-no". I was surprised for such a high priced, luxury hotel. Otherwise great place to stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nonnino
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Mr. Nonnino,
We are thankful for you positive comments and recognition of our team and the many areas of our property you enjoyed. It is also unfortunate and inexcusable for us to dispose of you personal belongings without your consent. Although this may have been an honest oversight, we do offer our sincere apologies once again and have reviewed this critical step and the timeliness of cleaning our in house guest rooms with our entire housekeeping department. We take all recommendations and suggestions under advisement and use this to improve our operation for betterment of all future guests. We thank you for your feedback and hope you have the opportunity to join us again from Greenville one day in the future.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed here for one night in September, as a treat, having spent most of our trip staying in more budget accomodation. It was wonderful. The service was friendly and helpful, and the room was beautiful. We had a terrace where we could sit out and enjoy the atmosphere, and the outdoor area where we ate breakfast was very pretty and relaxing. The location is very central and near to lots of bars and restaurants, and the valet parking was useful in a town where parking is hard work.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beth S
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Beth S,
I’m glad to hear we were your choice for a little treat after staying at a few other properties. The fact that we able make you feel welcome, comfortable, and worth a few extra dollars is a nice compliment to our team and property. Our Market and Meeting location is second to none in the city and allows for the best of Charleston’s shopping, historical wonders, and awarding winning culinary delights. Thank you for allowing us to take care of you during your trip to the States. Please join us again upon your return.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have stayed at several hotels in Charleston including French Quarter and Harborview which are rated higher on Tripadvisor. I don't know why. Both the room and service is superior to any other place I have stayed in Charleston. Couple that with the Penisular Grill and it's hard to find a better spot to be in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank scbwino
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Scbwino,
Thank you for your review, comments, and sentiment. We are proud to be consistently ranked among Charleston’s finest. However, we believe you may have pointed out the best compliment…. Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill are truly the best small hotel and restaurant in the City. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated by all of us.
THANK YOU!
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Planters Inn had been recommended to me and more than met my expectations both before arriving and during my visit. You could not find a better place to stay in Charleston. From the warm and welcoming ambiance, the superb quality of the food and service and the very personal interest and attention from the concierge staff in helping me plan special sightseeing and restaurant reservations based on my OWN taste and interests. My room had all the appointments and comfort that I was led to expect. The hotel management went out of their way to make me feel welcome, I so enjoyed the charming library/living room and I was in walking distance to virtually every place I chose to wander. The Planters Inn represents the finest of services expected today with the charm and courtesy of Historic Charleston. I would definitely wish to return to this hotel in future. It truly epitomises what Charleston is supposed to be!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carole b
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Carol B,
Your comments and sentiment are truly appreciated by the entire team at Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill. It is rewarding when a guest is pleasantly surprised by our service, ambiance, location, and amenities, however it especially noteworthy when we live up to the recommendations of your friends and our past guests. You have offered the many readers of TripAdvisor a thoughtfully worded description of our southern hospitality at work. Charleston is a city unlike many and we are thrilled you were able to experience the Planters Inn. Please join us again whenever you are ready for another getaway.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Planters Inn is absolutely lovely. The Plantation King room was spacious, beautiful, and extremely comfortable. Request to stay in the main building. The staff goes out of their way to please you. This is definitely the place I will return to on my next visit to Charleston.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lil21
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Lil21,
We offer you a simple thank you in response to your concisely worded review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Plantation King room. By far the one of the largest guest rooms of its caliber in the area, this bedroom and sitting room combined are a welcome respite after walking, touring, shopping, our simply enjoying the sites of Charleston. Your acknowledgement of our staff is much appreciated and we are pleased you already planning a return visit.
Until then, Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#6 Business Hotel in Charleston
#7 Family Hotel in Charleston
#8 Luxury 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):
Holding court in the very heart of Charleston's famed Historic District, the 64-room Planters Inn Relais & Châteaux is the city's iconic grande dame hotel. Uniformed doormen welcome every arrival, ushering guests inside the gloriously restored circa 1844 building to a sanctuary of elegant style and genteel service. Voted #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, Planters Inn is a world of civility, sumptuous cuisine, and cultural pursuits. Soaring ten-foot ceilings, dozens of working fireplaces, and a stunning collection of antiques and Baker Historic Charleston décor, including a sumptuous four poster bed in every guest room, create a luxurious ambiance described by Travel + Leisure as "akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion." Hushed tones of buttercream, Lowcountry greens, and pale powder blue paint the walls, while raw silk fabrics frame the windows. There's also more to Planters Inn than meets the eye: A hidden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns provides a beguiling entry to Peninsula Grill, the city's foremost dining experience. Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill are longstanding members of Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of luxury boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants located in the world's most romantic, most cultured, and most memorable destinations. Are you excited for your getaway to Charleston? We are excited to welcome you to Planters Inn. ... more   less 
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