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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The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

One of Southern Living's “Best Places to Stay in Charleston” feature a living-room, kitchen & porch in each 2 bedroom cottage, water front only steps from the water's edge.

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."

John Rutledge House Inn�

Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, a signer of the US Constitution, this inn is a living landmark featuring breakfast, afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres, and evening cordials.

21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast

This privately owned bed & breakfast in what was once the stables, carriage house and slave quarters of Charleston's historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House. Newly refurbished.

Barksdale House Inn

The Barksdale House Inn, built in 1778, is your home away from home while exploring the City of Charleston. Inn offers 14 uniquely decorated rooms and complimentary breakfast.

The Ashley

Built in 1852, this antebellum mansion was converted into an upscale boutique hotel. Our "behind the scenes hospitality model' includes modern amenities & conveniences.

The Nicholas

Built in 1798, bringing history, beauty and comfort to the forefront of your stay with a combination of luxury & history. Old-world elegance meets contemporary excellence.

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