Charleston, South Carolina is the cradle of southern gentility. There are stately antebellum mansions, as well as single houses on narrow streets. The city has 300 years of elegant architecture with wrought iron fences and houses painted is white and pastel shades.
Charleston gave America it’s first decisive victory in the Revolutionary War. It also fired the first shots in the Civil War.
The Historic District of Charleston has over 2,000 buildings. The Battery which is the waterfront along the Historic District offers excellent view of the harbor.
Beautiful gardens are lavishly displayed throughout the city. Plantation gardens grace the stately mansions, There are gardens of magnificent scale, as well as more modest wall gardens.
When visiting the cultured city of Charleston, visitors can step in to another era of southern charm and grace. There are fine hotels with excellent amenities to stay at in Charleston. Following are the top rated hotels in Charleston.
149 Wentworth Street
Prestigious hotel in the heart of the historic district, with it’s southern charm. The hotel is withing east walking distance to the historic homes, gardens, and churches in the City market area. The Mansion also has an award winning Circa 1886 restaurant and a full service day spa. The Wentworth mansion is one of the world’s unique inns, and a pristine examples of America’s Gilded Age. Originally designed as an opulent private residence, with hand carved fireplaces, intricate woodwork, Tiffany stained Glass windows, with lovely details. The accommodations are over a century old. Has received award from Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler and is the recipient of AAA Five Diamond.
Renaissance Charleston Historic District
Marriott Hotel in the Historic in a upscale hotel in the city’s oldest quarter. Non-smoking hotel is conveniently located near shopping and historic sites. Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room and Stella Nova Spa Salon. Dining on the premises is Wentworth Grill. AAA Four Star.
112 North Market Street
Luxury boutique hotel built in 1844 offer 64 unique rooms. The building is a restored historic building. The rooms are sanctuaries , with an atmosphere of refinement and elegance. Guest rooms have high ceilings, four poster bed and upscale period style furnishings. Recipient of award from Travel & Leisure, Mobil Travel Guide, Wine Spectator and more. AAA Four Diamond.
Market Pavilion Hotel
Located downtown, just minutes from the waterfront. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, tea service, cocktail hour, shoe shine and morning newspaper. 100% nonsmoking rooms. Cascading swimming pool Dine at Grill 225. AAA Four Diamond.
French Quarter Inn
166 Church Street
In the heart of the historic district, overlooking the famous market area. Classic,elegant French urban decor, with personalized service. Complimentary items include champagne and lady fingers at check-in, wine and cheese reception, fresh cooking and mile, evening turn down service, and gourmet continental breakfast. Dine at Tristan Restaurant. AAA Four Diamond.
Harbor View Inn
2 Vendue Range
Overlooks the historic harbor and waterfront park, the hotel is surrounded by history. Amenities include complimentary history walking tours, complimentary afternoon hot tea, fresh baked cookies, turn down service, afternoon wine and cheese. Signature Silver Service portside breakfast delivered to rooms. AAA Four Diamond.
Charleston Place Hotel
208 Meeting Street
Gracious 450 room hotel with indoor-outdoor pool and award winning Charleston Grill Restaurant. AAA Four Diamond.
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