Yes I know, a little "o c d" for just a weekend getaway... but hey, it was worth it! After going back and forth with the top hotels of this site, I chose the Planters Inn mainly because of the great reviews it already had, also because it was in the Conde Nast Traveler Mag.
We chose the Land and Sea package (fantastic price) It was the best package of all the hotels/inns I researched.
I booked online (very skeptical about things like that) they had everything in order when we arrived at the inn. I should mention we arrived 3 1/2 hours earlier then checkin time....they had no problem getting us into our room early. Great Service.
Very clean, felt right at home. (I am a clean freak) I actually got in the jetted tub, and felt comfortable. (A big no no for me in public bathrooms like that)
The bed, linens, and pillows were fantastic. (We stayed in the kings deluxe)
The only down-side I can think of, was that you could hear a certain amount of noise from the outside. Although taking into consideration we checked in early Fri (thats when it was the most noticable) that may have been why (cleaning and what not)
All in all it was beautiful and relaxing. I would highly recommend Mercado, and Charleston Grill, for a fantasic culinary experience and buba gumps for lunch. Hope your stay (wherever it may be) be as great as ours!
PS. If you want to see a beautiful plantation home Boone Hall Plantation blew me away. (They filmed "The Patriot", as well as "North&South" there...)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Planters Hotel Charleston