Hotel Guide

Hotels in Charleston

Siena Hotel

1505 East Franklin Street
Charleston, SC, 27514
(855) 297-1423

Just down the road from UNC-Chapel Hill, the Tuscan villa-styled Siena Hotel is where southern Italian cuisine meets supremely hospitable southern (American) service. At The Siena, everyone really does know your name, because the staff takes the time to talk to their guests. Having undergone a massive renovation that began in 2013,  the Siena is newly polished and fresh. The location, as always, is convenient to bustling downtown Chapel Hill, with is many shops, bars, and restaurants.

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Charleston Place

205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC, 29401
(843) 722-4900

Watch sailboats in the harbor, stroll out onto the best shopping blocks in Charleston, and step downstairs to premier fine-dining restaurants—all at Charleston Place, a bedrock of Southern hospitality. An Orient-Express property in the heart of downtown, Charleston Place boasts all the creature comforts a traveler craves: bright, classically styled rooms; a full-service, onsite spa; rooftop swimming pool to soak in Southern sun; a business center; and shops like St. John and Lacoste. Hospitality is central to the Charleston Place experience with big smiles greeting guests at check-in and impeccable service and food at its flagship restaurant, Charleston Grill.

High Hampton Inn Hotel

345 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC, 29403
(304) 746-4646

The High Hampton Inn and Country Club harkens back to a simpler time—a time when the historic Inn was thriving, just as it is today. The Inn first opened on 1,400 acres of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains in 1922; it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Couples, families, and golf enthusiasts have been coming back the Inn’s welcoming bungalows for ages. In the massive grand dining room formal attire is recommended and whole families have sat round the same tables for decades. All the properties cottages are within walking distance of golf, tennis, hiking trails, private Hampton Lake, and children’s activities, such as the llama parade.  

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Planters Inn

112 North Market Street
Charleston, SC, 29401
(843) 722-2345

Planters Inn feels like Charleston should: gracious, luxurious, storied, and full of Southern character. The only Relais & Chateaux property in South Carolina, the hotel’s building evolved from a cotton warehouse (set across the street from the city’s slave market) into dry goods emporium and finally a luxury hotel in 1994. The 64-room property now accommodates cotton of a more finished sort: Italian hemstitched Mascioni bedding that shares room space with four-poster beds, 10-foot ceilings, and soak-worthy travertine tubs. Morning juice and coffee and nightly turn-down service are just a few of the amenities guests can count on, not to mention a luxurious, local-flavor-inflected meals at Chef Graham Dailey’s Peninsula Grill.

Renaissance Hotel

68 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC, 29401
(843) 534-0300

The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is classy, contemporary, and conveniently located within walking distance of the quirky mountain city’s downtown, packed with shops, restaurants, bars, and breweries. Elegantly appointed rooms offer views of the beautiful Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. The staff is friendly, informed, and attentive, as you would expect in this charming southern city. There’s ample parking and valet service to help your transition from driver to guest. The lobby is loft and modern with coloroful, comfortable seating. The Renaissance has high-speed wireless internet access, 32" HDTVs, dining options, concierge services, a 60-foot indoor pool, whirlpool, and a fitness center, as well as elaborate banquet facilities

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