Explore Black Charleston

Where To Stay

Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant history and heritage, with a curated selection of hotels offering comfort and genuine Southern hospitality.

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French Quarter Inn

Charleston’s most awarded luxury inn sits within one of the city’s oldest districts. Offering unparalleled personalized service and attention to every detail.

Andrew Pinckney Inn

Within walking distance to the City Market, shops, historic sites and acclaimed restaurants. The rooftop terrace, valet parking and refreshments add to the allure of the inn.

Indigo Inn

An oasis of quiet luxury in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. Our secluded courtyard offers a comfortable respite after a busy day of sightseeing.

Elliott House Inn

Located in the heart of downtown, The Elliott House Inn offers an intimate Charleston experience, charming guests with its southern charm and chic, boutique style.

HarbourView Inn

Introducing the newly refreshed HarbourView Inn, an intimate retreat in the heart of historic downtown that sets the stage for unforgettable adventures in the Holy City.

Meeting Street Inn

Located near all the best restaurants, shops and visitor attractions. Charming guestrooms with period furnishings and four-poster beds overlooking our garden courtyard.

The Spectator Hotel

The Spectator Hotel, located in historic downtown Charleston, reflects the opulence of the 1920’s. Butler service, on-site lounge and gourmet breakfast delivered to your room.

The Restoration Hotel

The Restoration translates Charleston's vibrant local history and culture into a casually cool, luxurious hospitality experience.

Zero George

Award-winning luxury boutique hotel featuring contemporary design, Zero Restaurant + Bar, cooking school, concierge, and amenities. Hospitality refined, down to Zero.

Planters Inn

Travel + Leisure’s #1 Hotel Award Winner! Charleston’s iconic historic hotel with spacious rooms & four-poster beds. Phenomenal location. Exquisite dining at Peninsula Grill.

The Inn at Middleton Place

Overlooking the Ashley River, The Inn features delicious breakfast, riverside pool, in-room fireplaces, and complimentary admission to Middleton Place (an $86 value per day).

20 South Battery

A luxurious, historic Home. Elegant Small Hotels says: “This is definitely the right spot for a gracious, relaxing, European-style getaway south of the Mason-Dixon line."

Fulton Lane Inn

Tucked in quietly on charming King Street, Fulton Lane Inn features luxurious rooms, complimentary breakfast in bed, and an afternoon wine & cheese reception.

Wentworth Mansion�

Wentworth Mansion®, located in the historic district, exemplifies splendor with Italian crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble fireplaces, and luxurious amenities.

John Rutledge House Inn�

Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the US Constitution, this inn offers guests equal parts celebration and luxurious restoration. Breakfast and afternoon tea included.

Kings Courtyard Inn

Kings Courtyard in is located in the heart of iconic King Street and charms visitors with three intimate interior courtyards and beautifully furnished guest rooms and suites.

86 Cannon Historic Inn

A boutique inn nestled in the heart of Charleston. An adults only historic property offering luxurious accommodations, curated concierge service, and top-tier amenities.

Ansonborough Inn

A delightful AAA 4 Diamond Boutique Inn located near City Market and Aquarium Wharf. Originally a stationer's warehouse. Continental breakfast and wine & cheese included.

Post House

A neighborhood landmark in the Old Village, Mt. Pleasant, built in 1896 and offering seven cozy hotel rooms upstairs and a seasonally inspired, coastal tavern downstairs.

The Jasmine House

Jasmine House is one of downtown Charleston’s iconic mansions in the Ansonborough neighborhood, offering romantic interiors, a garden courtyard, and complimentary experiences.


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