Belmond Charleston Place
Charleston, Georgia and South Carolina, United States of America
At a Glance
Great location in the heart of historic Charleston between Meeting Street and King Street
Indulge in light crab cakes and lively jazz at the Charleston Grill
Guests can expect fantastic service throughout, as well as a friendly concierge at check-in
Indoor swimming pool
The hotel is surrounded by high end stores, perfect for a weekend of splashing out
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Charleston is during the spring, between March and August. 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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When you think of Southern old world luxury, Belmond Charleston Place seamlessly fits the bill. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, this refined and elegant hotel is the perfect base for any couple or family to explore this fascinating city.
Belmond Charleston Place is enviably located in the centre of Charleston between Meeting Street and King Street. Charleston has been dubbed one of the most romantic cities in the United States, and the Belmond evokes the feeling of a grand 17th-century residence with its Italian marble lobby and staircase, crystal chandeliers and luxurious suites. On arrival, you are instantly transported to a magical and timeless place of old-world charm, surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, charming antique stores, fine restaurants, sophisticated galleries and spectacular antebellum homes.
Belmond Charleston Place has an obvious elegance, notable attention to detail and a clear emphasis on great service. Drop by the Charleston Grill for a crab cake accompanied by the sounds of live jazz, enjoy a cocktail at the Thoroughbred Club, or head to the spa for some serious pampering. The Spa also features a horizon-edged swimming pool with a retractable glass roof.
Giving visitors a glimpse of how the Southern elite once lived, the Belmond is the perfect place to start your day, with an early morning swim in the pool followed by a sumptuous breakfast at The Palmetto Cafe. By day, explore the sights and sounds of this lively city on an in-depth walking tour, take a carriage ride to the historic district and taste your way up King Street. After a day of exploring antebellum homes and discovering a unique and preserved history, guests can retreat to one of the fine guestrooms or suites for a restful nights sleep.
The 440 rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with traditional furnishings and marble bathrooms with luxury amenities. The top two floors of the hotel are on the club level and offer a private concierge service, all-day complimentary drinks, continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in the comfort of the club-level lounge.
Children are warmly welcomed but there are no child specific facilities at the hotel. Charleston is a great family friendly city; children are sure to delight in a horse drawn carriage ride, a visit to the South Carolina Aquarium, Magnolia Plantation and the hotel's movie library.
Charleston Grill is all about creative and uniquely presented Charleston cuisine served up to the sounds of a live jazz trio. The Palmetto Cafe offers a more casual setting, with innovation American cuisine on the menu and for tapas and cocktails and even afternoon tea, there is the Thoroughbred Club. Guests can expect live music daily.
There is 24-hour in-room dining available, and they will even prepare you a picnic lunch if you're spending the day at the beach or countryside.
The Spa at Charleston Place offers a comprehensive health club, equipped with a beautiful indoor/outdoor salt water pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and children's splash pool. The spa offers an extensive range of relaxing and invigorating skincare, detoxifying treatments and massage therapy and there is also a gym and fitness suite.
Charleston offers horse-drawn carriage rides, elegant mansions and intriguing museums. 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.
Anna Bleasdale (Staff)
A staple of Charleston, the Belmond Charleston Place has the key location of the city too. Just across from famous City Market and a short walk to both King Street shopping and the famous French quarter and stunning architecture. The largest hotel we feature, it comes complete with a shopping arcade full of designer stores and a spectacular lobby with a stunning chandelier and double sided staircase, well worth making an entrance on your way down form the first floor! The style of the hotel is definitely traditional and worthy of a prime location in Charleston. Ideal for families, they offer suites and guaranteed connecting rooms as well as an indoor pool and terraces. For facilities, service and location it really does tick all the boxes for a short stay in the city. The service is good, the staff friendly and there are enough restaurant options to keep the whole family happy. Whilst it will never offer cutting edge style or contemporary experience, it is a solid winner for the Belmond hotel brand in this wonderful low country city and probably the best option for younger families travelling here.
Bryony Butler (Staff)
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.
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 personalised 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
Charleston Place is situated in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, one of America's oldest cities. The Charleston area is located on the coast of South Carolina, midway between Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island.
How to get there
Charleston is served by Charleston International Airport, located about 12 miles northwest of historic downtown. The journey takes around 20-minutes. There are no direct flights from the UK at present. so you need to connect to Charleston via Miami. The flight time via Miami is 13-hour 25-minutes.
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