We recently stayed at the Planters Inn for a short getaway weekend to Charleston. Being new to Charleston, I used a combination of Trip Advisor reviews and recommendations to choose the Planters Inn. We were not disappointed. We had what I'd call a standard room with a king, on the fourth floor. The room was what I'd call average size, with an above average size bathroom. Some of the room furniture did show some wear (scratches on the high-post bed and TV), however that is not unusual to see in a resort enviornment. We loved the small sitting room to the left of the entrance, with complimentary beverages available throughout the day. An oasis in sea of tourism.
The location was superior--we had a view of the market from our room, and were able to walk to everything we wanted to see or do. Please note this isn't always the case for every property--keep proximity to the market, King St and East Bay St in mind when booking.
The value was fine--the Planters Inn was in range for the class of hotel, which was probably about $100 more than the Doubletree that was literally a half block away. However the boutique feel of the Planters Inn made me feel the additional cost was worth it. One thing I'd recommend if you are considering a stay is to check travel websites--we saved $25 a night and got a better deal on the cancellation policy booking through hotels.com.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Planters Hotel Charleston