Planters Inn

Charleston, Georgia and South Carolina, United States of America

At a Glance

  • Fantastic location just steps away from the city's main attractions

  • Exquisite Relais and Chateaux restaurant, Peninsula Grill

  • Nightly macarons at turndown

  • Luxury Planters Inn teddy bear placed on the bed in each guestroom

  • Leafy hidden garden with seating areas for a la carte dining

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

The best time to visit Charleston is during the spring, between March and May. The blooming Magnolia trees make for a picture-perfect city landscape and the temperatures are warm. The summer months of July and August can be incredibly hot and humid, so a few days in the city should be rounded off with a trip to the coast. Winter can be pleasant, but there is a slight chill in the air that deters most tourists.

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Insider's View

Make sure you try their incredible twelve-layer coconut cake! It is so delicious and creamy, it's no wonder Planters Inn are famous for it

Opt for a room in the garden wing, where the hotel's signature suites are located

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Planters Inn or take a look at our itineraries to Georgia and South Carolina

Description

The luxurious Planters Inn offers a serene retreat in the heart of Charleston's picturesque and bustling historic district. Timeless and elegant in every way, the inn offers spacious suites and a beautiful well-renowned Relais and Chateaux restaurant.

Perfectly situated between King Street and Market Street, the Planters Inn is a luxury landmark hotel, oozing sophistication and a relaxed southern style. With just 64 rooms, this romantic and historic inn is architecturally stunning and has been beautifully preserved to elevate guest experience. Offering fantastic southern hospitality, Planters Inn ticks all the boxes for a sensational stay.

Guest rooms are wonderfully well-appointed with historic four poster beds in each room, accompanied by a luxury Planters Inn teddy bear. Respecting the inn's mid 19th-century heritage, every suite and guest room has been independently decorated with hand selected antiques and ornaments, giving each one a beautiful classical style that can be appreciated by all who visit.

Featuring high ceilings, delicate silk window dressings and original artwork and tapestry, the common areas of the Inn encourage guests to take a step back in time to old-world Charleston. Cosy and inviting, these areas are perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the city and in the afternoon, sweet mango tea and cheese crisps are served in the lobby living room. In the evenings, complimentary coffee and freshly baked cookies can be found here - a lovely addition to the hotel's exceptional culinary offering.

The hotel's Relais and Chateaux restaurant, Peninsula Grill is right on your doorstep and breakfast here each day is the perfect way to fuel up for the day ahead. Sample home-made pancakes, classic eggs benedict or the avocado terrine at this unique culinary destination. Dine in the evening for a romantic meal under candlelight, try rare and sought after vintage wines and admire the chefs behind an open kitchen - a really special way to begin or end your stay in charming Charleston.

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Accommodation

Decorated with exceptional attention to detail, Planters Inn offers a great variety of guest rooms and suites and each one is different from the other. Queen, Double Queen and King Rooms are extremely spacious and offer views of either the city market or the piazza. The premier rooms have views of the lush garden courtyard. There is also a fireplace with seating and a desk.

The Suites have multiple rooms, plush sleeper sofas, historic fireplaces and a fully furnished living area. Planters Inn Signature Suites are the best in house, with custom designed dressing rooms, spacious living areas and stunning walk in rain showers.

Childcare

Planters Inn welcomes children but there are no child-specific facilities.

Activities

Planters Inn is within walking distance to the city's main attractions and is well located in the main historic area of Charleston. Charleston offers horse-drawn carriage rides, elegant mansions and intriguing museums. The shops and restaurants of King Street are just a short stroll away, so guests will never be short of dining options. Nearby, historic monuments such as Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, make for a fascinating visit. A few miles from the city are a number of magnificent old plantation houses, such as the eighteenth century Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation or Boone Hall.

Reviews

5

Bryony Butler (Staff)

Situated within a minutes of Charlestons iconic King Street, the Planters Inn immediately struck me as a hidden gem.  Upon entry you are greeted with friendly southern charm, the dcor is traditional and sophisticated, the walls adorned with antique oil paintings of the area and figures from the past. The Peninsula Grill within the hotel houses an exceptional original kitchen and the food is delicious, in fact the hotel is a long-standing member of the Relais & Chateaux an exclusive group of gourmet restaurants and boutique hotels which explains the incredible food.  Outside there is a quaint secret courtyard garden, the individual rooms are based around this feature which gives the inn a homely feel.  The rooms themselves are incredible spacious and are some of the biggest Ive seen in Charleston, make sure you dont leave without one of the handmade teddies, unique to the inn and a resident on the bed in all the guest rooms- a great way to remember your stay.

Experiences

  • Ghosts and Dungeons of Charleston

    Wander Charleston's historic district and discover the city's ghost stories on a two hour walking tour. Explore the back alleys and haunted churches of the city with a licensed tour guide who will bring the stories to life in a fascinating way.

  • Plantation Visit

    Spend a day exploring the beautiful Plantations of South Carolina. Lying just outside Charleston on the banks of the Ashley River, there are many plantations well worth a visit to learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Old South.

  • Private Carriage Tour of Charleston

    Experience Charleston in a beautiful private carriage with your own expert guide. The intimate setting allows guests to interact with the guide more frequently and gives a more personalized insight into the charming and historical city of Charleston.

  • Private Dining Experience in Charleston

    Take an introductory culinary and history walking tour of Charleston, before heading to a James Beard award-winning chef's home to sample Lowcountry cuisine. With local ingredients and family recipes, guests will love tasting traditional dishes.

Location & directions

Charleston, Georgia and South Carolina, United States of America

Planters Inn is located on North Market Street, just steps away from the shops of King Street and the Charleston City Market.

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