Charleston boasts many historic homes and luxury high-rises. But with our list of favorite budget finds and splurge hotels, finding a place to stay doesn’t have to be complicated.
European style gets the “y’all” treatment at Planters Inn. The intimate 64-room Relais & Chateaux property, originally built in 1844 as Honig Dry Goods Store, pampers guests as if they were taking up residence in a genteel Southern home―one with Italian marble baths, 10-foot ceilings, and an impressive collection of sweetgrass baskets. Be sure to stop into Peninsula Grill, where chef Robert Carter serves his 10-layer coconut cake. You’ll leave Planters Inn thinking you owe someone a thank-you note.
112 North Market Street; Planters Inn or 800-845-7082.