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Bed and Breakfast Charleston SC

There is something quintessentially charming about Charleston, South Carolina. When you stroll the streets, you feel like you have been transported back to a bygone era. However, don’t let Charleston’s historic district fool you into thinking that the city is only about history. It is also a  thriving urban hub with modern conveniences such as upscale shopping  and fine dining.

Bed and Breakfast Charleston SC

Welcome to the Elliott House Inn. Intimate. Romantic. Indulgent. With its tranquil cobble stoned courtyard, original hardwood floors and breezy piazzas, the Elliott House Inn invites a fresh, yet historically rich, Charleston experience. Once a private residence, our Queen Street inn effortlessly pairs the comfort and intimacy of an inn with the chic style and contemporary services of a boutique hotel, delighting first-time visitors and charming returning friends.

Enjoy warm Southern hospitality at our historic Charleston, SC inn.

The Governor’s House Inn, a pre-Revolution National Landmark located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina welcomes its guests with a southern hospitality unlike any other. Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening wine and cheese tasting, along with many other amenities such as on-site guest parking, wireless Internet, bicycles, and in room telephones. The Governor’s House Inn is located within close proximity to the Battery, Charleston Waterfront Park, Old Market, and many downtown shopping and dining attractions.

This Charleston bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and free wifi, and free parking.Our bnb in Charleston Set in an elegant Victorian home on a tree-lined residential street, this genteel B&B is less than a mile from the long-standing City Market, 2 miles from South Carolina Aquarium and 11 miles from Fort Sumter.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a complimentary gourmet Continental breakfast, and an iron and ironing board are provided in your room. Our bnb in Charleston provides Gourmet french press coffee and complimentary Wireless Internet without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next romantic escape in Charleston, South Carolina.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a Continental breakfast, and Evening wine & cheese reception . Our BnB in Charleston provides Fireplaces and the 24 hour concierge without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Charleston, South Carolina.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, include morning paper, 24-hour concierge, In-room iron and ironing board, a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, complimentary continental breakfast, evening wine, and cheese reception, and evening sherry.. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Charleston, South Carolina.

Located in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic district, The Meeting Street Inn offers a hospitable southern charm to its guests unlike any other. This historic bed and breakfast is directly across from the City Market, and within close proximity to all downtown Charleston has to offer, including Charleston colleges, shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Described as having the best address in town" by Southern Accents magazine

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a full breakfast, and organic soaps, and TV. Our bnb in Charleston provides HVAC and free wifi without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next historic escape in Charleston, South Carolina. The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House c. 1842 15 Church Street (A Brief History) Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Snowden family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts. Interesting facts:  The ceiling height is 12 feet  There are 10 fireplaces, one in each room, all functional  Part of the Carriage house dates from 1759 (the brick kitchen)  The footprint of the garden was designed by Loutrell Briggs in 1946 (it was put on hold due to the birth of Dr. Simmons) and not executed until 1992 (by Dr. Simmons). The landscape plans are displayed in the hall.  Dr. Simmons has lived here all of his life, first for 1 1/2 years in the carriage house before his parents occupied the main house.  Annelise Ware Simmons lived in the carriage house for 1 1/2 years before marrying Dr. Simmons, then she occupied the main house! The current decorations are of her design.

Built in 1843 as a private mansion and having recently undergone a multi-million dollar restoration, this grand but intimate eleven-room boutique hotel of 20 South Battery is a singular way to experience history in modern luxury accommodations. Join us on the broad and breezy front porch across from White Point Gardens, or in the parlor for complimentary wine and cheese each evening. Stroll our splendid grounds and take in our lush gardens. True Southern hospitality is on display at this gem of the Historic District, and we can’t wait for you to stay with us.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, and 32″ flat screen HDTV, and Complimentary Wi-Fi internet. Our bnb in Charleston provides Signature Luxurious Waffle Robes and the views into the three story atrium without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next elegant escape in Charleston, SC.

Two Meeting Street Inn is a picturesque Charleston Bed and Breakfast that exudes the romantic charm and elegance of the South of Broad neighborhood. Sitting on the Charleston Battery waterfront, this historic inn offers porch views of tree-lined streets, antebellum mansions, lush gardens, and graceful arches. Rated “Best in the South” by Southern Living Magazine, we pride ourselves on gracious Southern style, romance, and hospitality. Each of the nine guestrooms holds true to the inn’s romantic elegance with four-poster canopy beds, 12-foot ceilings, ornamental fireplaces, and classic furnishings. We serve a full plated breakfast made in-house each morning , and a sumptuous Lowcountry tea each afternoon, featuring iconic local desserts, cheeses, and cold and hot beverages. We offer personal concierge service with unparalleled knowledge of the Charleston historic district. We are happy to help you plan your Charleston adventure.

BIJOU, formerly Palmer's Pinckney Inn, is located at the City Market. Walk out the front door to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. You are just minutes away from the airport and all the beautiful beaches! We have five beautifully decorated and spacious rooms. Four of our rooms have comfortable king size beds with a working gas fireplace and our fifth room has a comfortable queen size bed. We serve a free continental breakfast every morning.

The Jasmine House is located in the historic district of Charleston South Carolina.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Charleston, South Carolina.

One of Charleston's most unique hotels and hidden treasures. An all-suite inn within the Historic District.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a complimentary full breakfast at Circa 1886 and full spa in the mansion's restored stables.Our bnb in Charleston provides rooms and suites with charming historical details and 24-hour concierge for assistance planning private historical tours without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next {type} escape in Charleston, South Carolina.

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a nice breakfast, and historic home. Our bnb in Charleston provides large bathroom, and the TV/internet without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next historic escape in Charleston, South Carolina."

This Charleston, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, and Seasonal wood burning fireplace, and Wi-fi or wired high-speed internet. Our BnB in Charleston provides In-room Get Fit Kit rentals and the Outdoor pool (seasonal) without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Set in the Historic District, this elegant bed-and-breakfast housed in several 19th-century buildings is a 15-minute walk from the Forsyth Park, 1.2 miles from City Market and 1.7 miles from the Savannah Golf Club. Accommodations range from from 19th-century to contemporary, and include private entrances and baths, stocked kitchen facilities, cable TV, DVD players and free WiFi; some have 2 floors, living rooms, fireplaces and/or courtyards or gardens. In addition to complimentary hot breakfast, guests receive a free bottle of wine on arrival, as well as snacks, desserts and sherry.

The Lighthouse Inn in Tybee Island will lure you into its quiet and peaceful atmosphere – where you can relax and renew, while being pampered with true Southern hospitality. Each of the three rooms at the lighthouse are decorated with elegance and artistic sensibility, and includes a private, DVD Player, and wireless internet access.

This Mt. Pleasant, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Enjoy a full breakfast, and FREE Parking, and FREE Wireless Internet. Our bnb in Mt. Pleasant features a beautiful view of Boone Hall Creek without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

The Linwood Inn Bed & Breakfast just 15 minutes from the Charleston airport, is a beautiful sanctuary nestled away from the hustle-bustle, and cares and concerns of the world offering you rest, retreat or recreation in the heart of Summerville, South Carolina.

Enjoy Savannah’s southern historic urban lifestyle at the Azalea Inn and Gardens in Savannah, Georgia. Affordable southern-themed guestrooms feature modern comforts of southern food and convivial spaces, including rear deck with swimming pool, waterfall, hidden gardens and fishpond. Cozy guest suites may include private balconies, Jacuzzi whirlpool, and vintage window-doors leading outdoors. Savor beautiful Forsyth Park … within 2 walking blocks of the inn.

This Savannah, GA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Georgia. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, and The gardens offer an indulgent setting, rich in vegetation and fountains. You will see lush blooming vines and flowers, smell the in season citrus and fig trees laden with fruit and hear the soft songs of birds throughout. Relax with the peaceful bubbling water from several fountains or enjoy the swing on the porch giving you a gentle breeze. A quiet space beautifully set for your unique wedding ceremony. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Savannah, Georgia.

Our Beachview Bed and Breakfast has eight graciously appointed guest rooms, each with their own distinct décor and personality. Just 45 minutes from Savannah International airport and 30 minutes from Savannah’s Historic District, our location on the south end of Tybee Island, GA is the perfect place to call home during your holiday.

TwoSunns Inn Bed & Breakfast is located on the coast of South Carolina between Charleston & Savannah, and offer upscale accommodations and a magnificent bayview from most rooms. This romantic bed & breakfast inn received the 2008 Best of Beaufort award from the US Local Business Association and a 3 Palms rating from the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce.

The Eliza Thompson House is an exquisite 1847 Inn located in historic Savannah, Georgia. Known for superior service, this historic Savannah Inn is private, peaceful, and just a short walk from Savannah's best-loved historic attractions.

This award-winning Savannah property blends the warmth and charm of a small inn with the services of a grand hotel.

Mansfield Plantation is a historic rice plantation dating back to the 1700s. Spanning almost 1,000 private acres, Mansfield is considered one of the most architecturally significant antebellum plantations in the USA. Nine private guests suites are located in three guest houses next to the main house. A gourmet plantation breakfast is served each morning in the main dining room and included with your stay. Each guest suite includes a private entrance and bath, as well as satellite TV, coffee/tea maker, a mini fridge, and period-appropriate furnishings. A fleet of bicycles is ready to be used to explore the plantation's forests, fields, and wetlands. The slave village, chapel, and winnowing barn have been restored and are available to tour. Mansfield is a wildlife preserve with hundreds of species of migratory birds and an abundance of Lowcountry wildlife year-round. Situated on the Black River, Mansfield is also a great place for fishing. Others prefer to sit back and relax with a book (or friend) in the many rocking chairs, hammocks, and swings that adorn the property. The quaint town of Georgetown, SC is less than four miles from Mansfield's entrance. Pawley's Island is less than 15 minutes away, Myrtle Beach is only 30 minutes to the north, and Charleston/Mount Pleasant is only a 45 minute drive to the south. Mansfield has been featured in numerous television shows and national publications, and most notably, was one of the locations where Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" was filmed. Mansfield has also won many awards, including being listed as one of the top ten "most romantic inns" in America.

Beginning from our top-tier Savannah bed and breakfast inn, The Presidents’ Quarters invite discerning Savannah travelers to embrace all that is exclusively Savannah, GA. Overlooking Oglethorpe Square, the sixteen spacious Savannah hotel rooms (king, queen or dual double) feature character-rich and contemporary decor, all new private baths with retro black and white flooring, granite counter tops, and amenities tailored for the most discerning of Savannah travelers. Luxury with a Legacy.

This Beaufort, SC bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in South Carolina. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The McMillan Inn, located in the heart of the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia, is the perfect peaceful retreat for guests staying in Savannah. This bed and breakfast is convenient to many downtown Savannah attractions such as Forsyth Park, City Market, Davenport House Museum, plus many others.

A magical Sea Island Bed & Breakfast located in Beaufort South Carolina at the end of a winding country lane on Cat Island. Enjoy Beaufort's finest accommodations with five comfortable, air conditioned guest rooms, great views and decorated in Caribbean colors.

Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Charleston SC

Most bed and breakfast Charleston SC establishments are in downtown Charleston,  but you can also find lodging choices on the outskirts and even in the  close by countryside which boasts numerous plantations. The iconic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is open to the public and offers the flavor of the Old South to visitors. The Boone Hall Plantation has the reputation of being America’s most photographed.

When staying at a Charleston SC bed and breakfast, you’ll also want to explore the city and everything it has to offer. Check out Alex Radin Fine Art. Explore the lovely Nathanial Russell House and Museum.

After the sun sets, Charleston comes alive. Kick up your heels at the local Pavilion Bar with its rooftop lounge that overlooks the cityscape. The Republic Garden & Lounge is another nightlife hotspot in the city. An additional after-hours choice is the Ghosts of the South haunted ghost tour of the city and local cemeteries.

    History

  • The history of Charleston, SC can be traced back to 1669. Captain Joseph West led three ships, the  Port Royal, the Albermarle, and the Carolina headed for America, but a  storm caused the ships to separate and become lost. The Port Royal  wrecked, and the Carolina ended up landing in Bermuda. By 1670, only 150  English colonists along with their slaves and servants made it to the  area of present-day Charleston.

    In 1860, Charleston was a bustling city, but the Civil War was about to start which divided the town. The Ordinance of Secession was signed, and the state of South Carolina broke away from the U.S.. On April 12,1861, troops with the Confederacy fired upon Union soldiers at nearby Fort Sumter which launched the civil war. Today, when visiting Charleston, you can still tour Fort Sumter to learn more about the area’s history and the Civil War.

  • Activities

  • Charleston is a magical, romantic city that makes you feel like you stepped back  in time. The brick-walkways and statuesque oaks that line the streets of  downtown Charleston add to the ambiance. Embark on a walking tour to truly soak up the atmosphere and learn about the city. The Two Sisters Tour takes you throughout the area and teaches you about the local history. Explore Drayton Hall to learn about the region’s 18th century. You’ll also want to stop by the lavish Edmondston-Alston House which was once home to a local shipping merchant.

    Head for the Charleston City Market explore a bevy of retailers. The areas were once the site of the weekly slave sales, a grim reminder of the area’s pre-Civil War history when Charleston was a major port in the slave trade. You can then stroll to the Charleston Historic District or shop in downtown Charleston.

    Take a walk through the lovely Joe Riley Waterfront Park which  spans eight-acres. It is located a half mile from the Cooper River. In  2007, the park was awarded the Landmark Award from the American Society  of Landscape Architects and the National Trust for Historic  Preservation.

  • Natural Features

  • One of the must see-locations when visiting Charleston is Angel Oak. The towering tree is reputed to be over 400 years old. Congaree National Park covers 26,276 acres. The park is the keeper of the oldest growth  bottomland hardwood forest in the U.S. Many of the trees are over 300  years old and stand a towering 150 feet plus. Nearby Chatooga River  offers whitewater adventures for those who enjoy rafting and kayaking.  Hunting Island spans 5,000 acres and is a semitropical barrier island  with the classification of state park.

    One of the greatest natural features around the Charleston area is the beaches. Head to the Isle of Palms or Sullivan’s Island. Folly Beach is another popular place for sunbathing, seashell hunting, and playing in the water. Kiawah is another choice for water sports, boating, and swimming. The Kiawah’s Beachwaler Park is often touted as one of the best beaches in the world.

  • Things to do

  • The lovely College of Charleston offers self-guided walking tours to enjoy the grounds and the  picturesque buildings. Without a doubt, the grounds are key component of  Historic Charleston that appeals to history buffs.

    No trip to the city is complete without stopping at the Charleston City Market in downtown Charleston. The location was once the site of the city’s slave markets but today is is a hub for a variety of shops.

    The heart of Charleston is a great place to grab a bite to eat, shop the many stores, soak up the historic architecture and explore the Charleston Historic District. Head to the Waterfront Park for a picnic or to take a few photos by the iconic park fountain.

    If  you are a fan of old residences that exude charm then be sure to tour  the Edmonston-Alston House. Be sure to book the tour in advance.

  • Weather

  • In Charleston,  the summers months are humid and hot. Winters are often windy and cold.  It is not uncommon to have wet or cloudy days throughout the year.  During the summer months the temperature averages around 89 degrees  Fahrenheit and in the winter it can dip down to 43 degrees Fahrenheit.  The temperature rarely tops 94 degrees Fahrenheit or falls below 30  degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to visit is from April to late May or  from September to October.

  • Food and Drink

  • Downtown Charleston is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat. In 2019, the area was home  to about 200 restaurants, so your choices are endless. Grab dinner at  the award-winning Fig. Try the Marina Variety Store where you can dine on novelties like gator and grits or fried green  tomatoes. The local favorite of shrimp on hash browns is also a must-try  for anyone visiting the area. Lunch at Nana’s Seafood & Soul serves up a hearty amount of food. The Ordinary is a great location for fresh seafood choices. If you are in the mood for savory wings then try out the Home Team. Babas is a great pre-dinner drink location where you can gather with friends.

Bed and Breakfast Charleston SC FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Charleston SC?

    Are you planning a romantic getaway? Then why not pick a bed and breakfast in Charleston SC?  Even a weekend getaway to escape work and the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be a wonderful respite. Stay in the historic district where you are walking distance to shops, food, and attractions. Soak up the southern hospitality of the various b&bs. Head for the Charleston City Market to buy a few keepsakes to remember your trip. After dining at a local restaurant, head for the Waterfront Park for an evening stroll. After breakfast, take a tour of the lovely  Edmonston-Alston House. The potential seems endless when it comes to Charleston activities.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Charleston Bed and Breakfast?

    When booking a Charleston Bed and Breakfast you can expect modern conveniences like Wi-Fi in the guestrooms and free Wi-Fi in the common areas. . One of the great things about staying at a house inn is the southern hospitality. From the minute you check in you’ll be impressed with the welcome that you receive. Many even offer a cheese reception and afternoon tea. Depending on the establishment, you can expect either a continental breakfast or a full breakfast. Stay in the historic district, on the outskirts of the city, or along the waterway for unparalleled views and tranquillity.

  • How can I get around Charleston SC?

    Without a doubt, the best way to get around Charleston SC is on foot. Everything is within walking distance of the iconic historic district. When you first fly into the Charleston International Airport (CHS) you can rent a car but once you reach downtown Charleston then you’ll want to leave the car parked either at the B&B or in  one of the many parking garages and then just walk the area. If you do  go to the beach then a car comes in handy and you’ll find ample public  parking. Also, within the city you can use city buses or trolleys to get  around. The airport is located about 12 miles from town and many  lodging establishments offer a free shuttle. There is also a shared  shuttle bus service the departs the airport for the city every 15  minutes and vice versa. The cost to ride the airport shuttle is $15 per  person which is cheaper than a taxi.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Charleston?

    Are you seeking a bit of southern hospitality in historic Charleston? Then why not stay at the lovely Battery Carriage House?   A luxurious boutique hotel, the statuesque establishment was built in  1843 as a lavish private residence. Although the home is historic, it  recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation to create a truly  opulent Best Bed and Breakfast Charleston SC choice.

    The Barksdale House Inn can trace its roots back to 1778. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district, the B&B is within walking distance of tourist attractions, Market Street, shopping, and dining. The  establishment is home to 14 rooms, and each has its own private bath. It  is the perfect getaway if you are seeking a quiet location in historic Charleston.  Enjoy iced tea every afternoon on the porch that overlooks the serene gardens.

    Located in the Charleston Historic District downtown, the Jasmine House offers a variety of guest rooms and a carriage house. It is the perfect bed and breakfast in Charleston for families who require ample room because the euro cottages provide  the perfect space. Every evening, you can enjoy a wine and cheese reception with other guests and hosted by the innkeeper.

    The Andrew Pinckney Inn is a downtown hotel that is in the hub of everything. You are steps away from dining, shopping, and tourist sites like Charleston’s historic City Market. Enjoy the rooftop solarium and the amazing views of the city and the nearby harbor