Rate based on Check-in: Aug 27, 2014 Check-out: Aug 28, 2014

Planters Inn

4 stars
112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
38 reviews
Tybeelite Charleston

From the time that we arrived until the time we left, the staff was exceptional. Bellmen William... See full review

  • Tybeelite
  • Aug 4, 2014
Wonderful Inn

Our room was very large and the bed was very comfortable. We were in room 404 and had a nice view... See full review

  • foppy
  • Sep 29, 2013
Award-winning hotel in The good life and Southern elegance in Charleston historic district offers fine dining
The Planters Inn stands out in a city known for its charm and aesthetic delights. The 64-room hotel combines the charm of old world hospitality with 21stcentury amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the property. The antique decor helps create an illusion of staying in one of Charleston's great mansions in the heart of downtown.

 

 

Highlights
  • Planters Inn is the recipient of numerous awards in the past decade from Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Traveler, Departures and others
  • Awarded 4 stars by Mobil, 4 diamonds by AAA
  • One of the city's top restaurants is on-site
Rooms
The original building, built in 1844 to house a dry goods store, has 43 rooms and suites, including two penthouse king suites with private rooftop terraces. All boast high ceilings, four-poster beds, oversized bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers, umbrellas, electronic safes and Wi-Fi. Some rooms at the Planters Inn have gas fireplaces. The 21 rooms in the hotel's 1997 addition are characterized by king-sized four poster beds, marble bathrooms with soaking tub and access to breezy loggias overlooking the Inn's courtyard, as well as 21st century communications.

 

Features
The Planters Inn has 24-hour concierge service. Complimentary orange spice tea is served daily in the parlor with fresh apples. Complimentary coffee is served in the parlor each morning and evening. Valet parking is available (fee apply).

 

Dining
Breakfast and dinner are served daily in the 100-seat Peninsula Grill, rated 4 stars by Mobil. It has been named "Best Restaurant" every year since 2001 by Charleston City Paper's Annual Best of Charleston Readers' Poll. The same team also operates two other restaurants nearby.
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (11.7 mi/18.8 km)
  • Amtrak station (8.4 mi/13.5 km)

 

Attractions
  • Charleston Visitor Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (0.9mi/1.4km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (9.6 mi/15.4 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation (12.6 mi/20.3 km)

Business
  • The Charleston Room accommodates up to 36 guests for meals or meetings
  • The Garden Room handles up to 200 people, and opens onto the courtyard
  • Both have wireless and wired Internet
  • A custom-made tent encloses the courtyard for as many as 75 guests
  • The business center is fully equipped

Policies and fees
Smoke-free facility. No pets.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Planters Inn Rooms

Junior Suite - 1 King Bed
Junior Suite/Plantation King is an oversized accommodation offering a full living room ensemble within the bedroom. A fine four poster king bed from Baker Furniture is featured in the bedroom, while the period furnishings and generous square footage lend to these rooms an extraordinarily comfortable atmosphere. The attention to detail and thoroughly residential feel of the room has placed our Plantation King easily among the most preferred rooms in the city.
Grand Guest Room
One king four-poster bed hand-carved from mahogany, with triple sheeting. 300-350 square feet. View of the historic district or garden courtyard. Sitting area. Reproduced period furnishings. Bathroom with Italian marble counters, telephone, scale, and bathrobes and slippers, and Dorothy Prentice toiletries. Complimentary wireless Internet access. TV with cable. CD clock radio. Nightly turn-down service.
Superior Guest Room
1 queen bed. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. Individually decorated. Television - Cable service. Cable/satellite TV. Television. Multi-line phone. Telephone. Voice mail. CD player. Clock radio. Shower/tub combination. Makeup/shaving mirror. Bathroom telephone. Designer toiletries. Bathrobes. Slippers. Bathroom scale. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper (M-F). Turndown service. Refrigerator (on request). Air conditioning. Climate control. Non-smoking rooms only.
Superior Guest Room
2 queen beds. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. Individually decorated. Television - Cable service. Cable/satellite TV. Television. Multi-line phone. Telephone. Voice mail. CD player. Clock radio. Shower/tub combination. Makeup/shaving mirror. Bathroom telephone. Designer toiletries. Bathrobes. Slippers. Bathroom scale. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper (M-F). Turndown service. Refrigerator (on request). Air conditioning. Climate control. Non-smoking rooms only.
Luxury Guest Room
One king four-poster bed hand-carved from mahogany, with triple sheeting. 375-500 square feet. View of the historic district or garden courtyard. Sitting area. Reproduced period furnishings. Bathroom with Italian marble counters, telephone, scale, bathrobes and slippers, and Dorothy Prentice toiletries. Complimentary wireless Internet access. TV with cable. CD clock radio. Nightly turn-down service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.7812 -79.9314
Area served
Historic District, South Carolina,United States of America.
Nearby airports
Charleston International Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of downtown historic Charleson on the corner of Market and Meeting Streets.

Nearby points of interest

  • The Black Fedora: 0.1 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.2 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.3 mi
  • Theater99: 0.3 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.3 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.4 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.4 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.4 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.4 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.7 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.1 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.2 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.3 mi
  • Theater99: 0.3 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.3 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.4 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.4 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.4 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.4 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.7 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 0.7 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 0.8 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.3 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.7 mi
  • The Citadel: 1.9 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.8 mi
  • American Military Museum: 5.9 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 6.2 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 10.7 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 11.4 mi
  • Middleton Place: 14.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Garden Room -1475 sq. ft. 11' ceilings Seats 80 in rounds,120 Theater Style, 70 Classroom. Charleston Room- 437 sq.ft. 10' ceilings seats 32 in rounds, 50 Theater, 20 Classroom.

Dining

Penisula Grill
The Peninsula Grill at the Planters Inn captures the true essence of Charleston in both ambiance and cuisine. Enjoy four-star, four-diamond dining in the heart of the City Market. Acclaimed Executive Chef Robert Carter and staff combine a passion for the culinary arts with the freshest, finest ingredients available. From celebrated chef and unparalleled fare to each and every scrutinized detail of restaurant's decor, deliver the finest dining experience in Charleston. The Peninsula Grill offers both indoor and alfresco dining. Indoor diners will be delighted by Amelia Handegan's stylish and sophisticated design, dubbed a study in subtle luxe. There is a captivating vibrancy to the ambiance that seamlessly blends the rich elements of world-class fine dining and the laid back air that permeates the region. The bordering-on-rustic bar, with spacious booths, gives way to the understated opulence of the dining room, surrounded by cypress wainscoting.
Hank's Seafood
Hank's, overlooking the historic market, is located in a turn-of-the-century warehouse now designated as a national historic landmark. New York-based architectural firm Bentel & Bentel, famous for designing some of New York City's most popular restaurants, set the stage for local interior designer Amelia Handegan to create a convivial atmosphere. Authentic details abound with mahogany frames, hand-blown leaded glass windows, and custom-distressed stained pine. Antique tiling accents the pine plank floors and zinc and copper encase the exhibition raw bar, which serves as a focal point within the restaurant. The menu at Hank's offers Southern specialties such as Fried Seafood Platters, Low Country Bouillabaisse and She Crab Soup. Specialties include Oysters Casino, Shellfish Cocktail with Lobster, Charleston Oyster Stew, Hank's signature pan fried crab cakes, Roasted Grouper, Rare Seared Tuna, Shrimp and Grits and much more.
Mercato
MERCATO provides the colorful setting for Executive Chef Eddie Moran's intriguing blend of Italian regional culinary styles. Richly hued Venetian plaster walls frame the restaurant's two levels, and the banquets and chairs are covered with Italian leather in the same browns and Tuscan reds. A 1950's Italian chandelier hanging from the dramatically-domed second-floor ceiling illuminates a menu designed to appeal to those in the mood for specialties of the house including: ~ Potato Gnocchi with slow braised short rib, cipollini onions & oven dried sweet tomato - - Tagliatelle Bolognese with classic hearty veal meat sauce - - Pork Osso Bucco with Anson Mills creamy polenta, citrus gremolata & rosemary pork sauce - - Grilled Pizza with tasty toppings such as prosciutto and arugula.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (38)

Ratings and reviews for Planters Inn

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 38
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tybeelite
Tybee Island, GA
Aug 4, 2014

Tybeelite Charleston

From the time that we arrived until the time we left, the staff was exceptional. Bellmen William was most helpful, getting us moved in and parking our car. The registration and check out could not have been easier. Our room was taken care of and was immaculate. We highly recommend this Charleston gem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

225 rooftop bar

Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
foppy
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Sep 29, 2013

Wonderful Inn

Our room was very large and the bed was very comfortable. We were in room 404 and had a nice view down Meeting Street and was very quiet. The staff were very pleasant to talk with. They gave us good directions to take a Harbor Boat Tour and a carriage ride. From this Inn you can walk all through the historic district. It was nice to come back to the Planter's Inn in the afternoon for Lemonaide. Maid servie was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roberto.
Dublin,Ireland.
Sep 8, 2013

Hotel with a Sparkle.

Not as good as they think they are,however a beautiful hotel,good location,hotel staff had a bit of an air about them,no inroom movies aithought at least 100 tv stations,no swimming pool and one of the phones in the room did not work.lacked the warmth,smile,and the personal touch in my opinion.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

fantanstic restaurants in charleston,and good shopping. highly reccomend grill 225 restaurant.all food and there nitrotini cocktail served at -320 deg.

Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DOUGLAS FOSTER MOODY
AIKEN SC
Aug 19, 2013

breakfast and parking charges

Hotel was above average in all areas except charges for parking and breakfast. These charges should be included at your current rate.This was a great experience and this was our second or third trip to your beautiful hotel.We'll be back!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

YOU CAN WALK TO EVERYTHING, VERY GOOD GETAWAY.

Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donpatch
Maryland
Jul 24, 2013

Great place

Wonderful location, walking distance form all the fun downtown stuff and restaurants. Very nice continental breakfast for only $10!! Peninnusla grill in the hotel is fabulous restaurant. Staff was more than helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
married with grown kids
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Apr 20, 2013

beautiful inn in a great location

one of the nicest places we have stayed....everyone was very cheerful and helpfull

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reichert
Virginia
Mar 10, 2013

Nice place to stay for exploring the historic district and King Street.

Would have been perfect had the restaurant not been closed for breakfast due to remodeling. The second morning the room they were using was full and we were told there would be a 20 minute wait. I requested a lamp be put in the room by the chair for reading and was assured it would be there when we returned. It was not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
patriot55
Business
Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 27, 2013

First class all the way!

The entire experience is an absolute dream. I loved every minute of the ripe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RossCLT
Charlotte, NC
Feb 25, 2013

Weekend getaway

The Planters Inn is delightful B&B located in the heart of downtown Charleston. The hotel is right across the street from the market and ideally situated to many of the cities best restaurants. The restaurant in the hotel is also one of my favorites especially if someone else is paying. We found the beds a little uncomfortable, but we are spoiled as we sleep on a memory foam mattress at home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Planters Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Happy wife Happy life
Connecticut
Feb 23, 2013

Anniversary Celebration

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location was perfect to really get to know Charleston. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Magnolia's on East Bay Street.

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