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Planters Inn
Ranked #11 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 19, 2010

The Planter's Inn Hotel was the height of our vacation to the Carolinas this fall. Charleston was a really interesting city to visit, both to explore its rich history and to take advantage of the unique shopping and amazing restaurants, and Planter's Inn was a perfect location as a base. There's lots to see and do within walking distance, and what you can't walk to is an easy drive. Parking was easy, valet with unlimited in/out privileges and very little waiting, so no problem there. The service was impeccable, we felt pampered the whole time. The room, though, was the best part. Pictures do not do it justice! The furnishings are beautiful, bed is comfortable and georgeous, plenty of space, spotlessly clean, beautiful big bathroom, etc, etc. I could say more, but just go experience it yourself. The price is admittedly more than your basic Motel 6, but oh so worth it, and is in line with similar quality urban hotels without the corporate feel. And call room service for a slice of coconut cake as you settle in for the night - it's delicious.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Charles M
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2010

Thank you for your great comments, and the pictures you took are great. We hope to have you soon with us.

Emmanuel Gardinier
Managing Director
Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed November 12, 2010

Never having visited Charleston, my husband and I dove into researching hotels, restaurants and things to see for our annual anniversary trip. Planter's Inn was just what we were looking for! Talking with the hotel about our room preferences, they suggested we stay the historical, original part of the hotel and oh, what an absolutely beautiful room we had waiting for us. Absolutely beautiful linens, window treatments and upholstered antique furniture. Service was splendid and all the staff very helpful in recommending restaurants, carriage tours, etc. We chose the restaurant located in the hotel for our anniversary dinner and could have not been more pleased with our choice. Being a gourmet cook and caterer, I tend to be very critical of food. I will have to say the dinner was truly superb and wait staff extremely professional. We would highly recommend this hotel and restaurant to anyone visiting the Charleston area. We will certainly visit again. Charles and Rae Merritt

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank golddust4488
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2010

Dear Mr and Mrs Merritt, it was a pleasure to have you with us and the whole team would like to thank you for your wonderful comments.

Emmanuel Gardinier
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Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed November 6, 2010

Spent 2 nights at this wonderful charming boutique hotel. The accommodations were wonderful as well as the staff. The hotel is well worth the price and the staff very attentive. Hats off to the manager. We will definitely look forward to staying in Charleston again at this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank zaydeboy
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to have you with us, and we all hope to see you back soon in our wonderful city.

Emmanuel Gardinier
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Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed November 1, 2010

We reserved multiple rooms for our son's wedding weekend in Charleston. I did not see the rooms in the annex, but all of our group's rooms that I saw in the main building were charming, clean and fairly spacious. The front desk and valet personnel were very friendly and helpful, especially Bertha at the front desk. The restaurant is fantastic -- we had both breakfast and dinner there and were very impressed at both meals. You can't beat the location, either. It seemed to be within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go. I would definitely stay here again and again, if I'm lucky enough to be able to return to Charleston.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank AOKAnnie
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to have hosted you for such a great occasion, and please pass our congratulations again for the newlyweds.


Emmanuel Gardinier
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Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed October 30, 2010

Great room, giant bathtub, perfectly located in downtown Charleston. Five - star service. Walking distance to many things. Bertha at the front desk was very helpful and so pleasant. When ever I come to Charleston, I know where I'm staying!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Thank driftermusician
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind review, Bertha is indeed a gem, and we all hope to have you back with us soon.

Emmanuel Gardinier
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Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Reviewed October 29, 2010

The hotel is lovely, the garden exquisite, the staff gracious. We had a very good time at the inn. However, for a Relais & Chateaux establishment, "little balls" were dropped during our four day stay, and the comments below are intended as constructive criticism. The first room we were shown to, on the ground floor, smelled very strongly of mildew; luckily (for all) another, perfect room was available. Twice during our four day stay the room was not turned down in the afternoon. I would gladly go back, but would try to make sure I was not in a smelly room.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank nmwechsler
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2010

Please accept our apologies for the less than perfect experience, thanks to your remark about the humid smell in that first room, we actually found a leak in a water pipe that was the cause of the issue. It is now fixed. Thank you again for your comment and I can guarantee that your next stay will be perfect.

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Reviewed October 12, 2010

My boyfriend and I both found this hotel to be perfect for our stay in Charleston. It was in a great location for walking to everything and the southern charm and hospitality was impeccable. We found our room to be very comfortable, clean and quiet. The service was also amazing-everyone we encountered was very polite, professional and knowledgeable. I found the hotel to be decorated beautifully, just as I had imagined and had hoped. The hotel's restuarant was also wonderful- pricey, but absolutely delicious.
I will definintely stay at this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank melissa1321
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Planters_Inn, General Manager at Planters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind comments, it was a pleasure to have you here. We all hope to welcome you back soon.

Emmanuel Gardinier
Managing Director
Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill
Relais & Chateaux

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Additional Information about Planters Inn

Address: 112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3157
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
#10 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $285 - $603 (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):
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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