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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Planters Inn

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Planters Inn
Ranked #10 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
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“check the shower”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank fran b
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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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Juno Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

The location is perfect for experiencing downtown Charleston but the accommodations as well as the service were top flight. Will make this our stop in the future. A special thanks to Roger who fixed an electrical problem we had. Not only did it get fixed but the whole experience was a real plus. You don't expect the pleasant disposition and over the top helpfulness from the maintenance department !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BobBuenting
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Bob Beunting,
It is with great pleasure that we share your comments with our Chief Engineer, Roger and his team of dedicated maintenance technicians. The Planters Inn staff routinely is recognized by our guests for superior service from our desk and concierge, bell and valet, and housekeeping and evening turndown members. Your compliments of the maintenance team’s response, prompt resolution, and overall “disposition” is very much appreciated. Our circa 1844 property requires a dedicated crew to maintain this old grand hotel and we are proud to work alongside Roger and has crew to provide the service our guests expect and deserve.
On behalf of the entire team, we wish you well and look forward to assisting you on your next visit to Planters Inn!
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 310 on the market in the piazza and were delighted with the quiet, considering we were downtown. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Excellent breakfast - spotless room - they have thought of everything. What a treat!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pedro L
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Pedro L.,
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. Our Deluxe King rooms on the historic City Market offer a peak into the heart and soul of Charleston just outside your window. The shared piazza this fall season offers a superb location to relax and enjoy a beverage or afternoon read overlooking the courtyard. We appreciate your time and acknowledgement of our breakfast and housekeeping teams; as they help make the entire “Planters Inn experience” possible each and every day. Please call on us to reserve that next visit to Charleston.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

I can't say enough about The Planters Inn. It was our first time in Charleston, and staying there was just wonderful. The staff was very accommodating. I even met the owner and he found staff to get me a pot of coffee before it was set out in the living room!!!!
The hotel was very centrally located to everything to see in downtown Charleston. We walked to all the historic landmarks we wanted to see. We also decided to see the Midland Plantation one day. It was a car trip,so Planters called us a car to drive us there. It was all first class and reasonably priced as well. I love Charleston and will return to stay at The Planter's Inn!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cynthia H
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Cynthia H,
Southern hospitality from the owner to the entire staff, we are pleased to read you were able to experience our genuine attention and thoughtful service. Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill offer the best location, accommodations, and dining; which make it the preferred home away from home to many returning travelers to Charleston. It is without coincidence, that our service garners the highest marks from our guests that long for such friendly, efficient, and attentive service at other locations they visit around the world. We are proud to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again on many future visits to Planters Inn.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

My friends who had visited Charleston, South Carolina, simply loved their stay at the Planters Inn. Wanting to take a vacation with my sister, without the family, we decided to take a week's vacation and stayed at the Planters Inn. We loved being in the heart of Charleston, the place "where history lives". The hospitality and friendly individuals working there made us feel not only welcomed, but like family, which has left a lasting impression on us. The room accomodations were good and room service was excellent. Our stay was wonderful and everyone we met both in and on the outside of Planters Inn were absolutely wonderful. We loved "you all" tremendously!!

Lorraine S.

Room Tip: Our room on the 2nd Floor was great. Our room was quiet, sunny and cool!!! We have no complaints e...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank lorraine s
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Loraine S.,
We are happy to read you took a suggestion from friends and elected to join us on your recent first visit to Charleston. It is true that the Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill make for an enjoyable and memorable occasion for many; however it is your feeling of “family, which has left a lasting impression on us…” that truly defines our genuine commitment to superior service. We are pleased you join us in your appreciation of this terrific city and thank you for taking time to share your experience with all.
When you are ready for your next trip to Charleston, please call on your “extended family” at Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill.
Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed at the Planters Inn earlier this month to visit our son and loved every moment of it. As soon as we arrived the bellmen were very friendly and handled our luggage promptly. As first time guests, we were delighted with our Deluxe King room and their beautiful courtyard area. Not to mention the location is within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in Charleston. For all four days we stayed there, the staff was fantastic. A young man named Sam was very cordial and informative about the local ongoing events. We had a wonderful experience and I look forward to staying there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Kenneth G
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Kenneth G,
We are pleased to read you found the Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill on your first visit to Charleston. Your appreciation of our dedicated team of professionals that helped you feel welcome, kept you informed on the events in the area and allowed you to relax and enjoy our amazing city is noted; as our TEAM is what helps make this property the best small luxury boutique hotel in the City! Thank you for taking time to acknowledge Sam specifically and sharing your comments. We too look forward to your return!
Until the next trip, Best Wishes,
Bradley Dickerson, Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We spent one night last week at this charming hotel. We arrived early but they had our room ready and we were checked in and led to our room in a matter of minutes. Fronting on the street, we had great light through the big windows on two sides, a four poster king bed, comfortable club chairs as well as seating at the end of the bed. It also put us within a few yards of our ultimate goal, the Peninsula Grill, right downstairs. I can't imagine a nicer place for an overnight in lovely Charleston.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David F
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Planters_Inn, Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear David F
We are pleased to read of your recent experiences and happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill. Our small luxury boutique property offers the premier location in Charleston to enjoy the best of the areas shops, dining, and attractions. Thank you for taking time to describe the comfortable and spacious living space found in your Plantation King room; as this room category is by far one our finest and best values. With ten foot ceilings and beautiful Baker beds in every room; we are sure to offer the area’s finest accommodations.
Combined with the thoughtful and attentive staff of Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill we sincerely agree“...can’t imagine a nicer place for and overnight in lovely Charleston”.
Until next time, 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 Business Hotel in Charleston
#6 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#7 Family Hotel in Charleston
#9 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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