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An Insider’s Travel Guide: Inn Love With Charleston


Welcome! We are delighted to debut Inn Love with Charleston, an insider’s travel guide to Charleston, South Carolina. Bookmark this blog and follow along as we share some of our favorite things—amazing products, local tastemakers, recipes, and traditions—that set the standard for beautiful style and gracious living in Charleston. 



In a city defined by gentility and exquisite beauty, the award-winning Planters Inn Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel is no exception. Uniformed doormen welcome every arrival, ushering guests into a sanctuary of understated elegance. Once a fashionable dry goods emporium favored by Charlestonians in the late 1800s, the Planters Inn celebrates its history as a popular gathering place in the very heart of Charleston’s exquisite Historic District.

Unlike many modern hotels, the Planters Inn is an unapologetically authentic homage to the city’s spectacular historic mansions. To stay at the Planters Inn is to be swept back to a period of discovery and grandeur. It’s a world of civility, sumptuous cuisine, and cultural pursuits.

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Planters Inn guest rooms reflect this heritage and are decked out in a 19th century Southern Antebellum style, with rich hues and magnificent four-poster beds. Tones of buttercream, grassy greens, and powder blue define most of the guest rooms, as do stately furnishings from the Baker Historic Charleston Collection, ten-foot ceilings, and dozens of working fireplaces. Other highlights of the intimate hotel include the charming parlor, sweeping piazzas, and hidden courtyard oasis designed by the acclaimed landscape architect behind some of Charleston’s most elegant gardens.

The Planters Inn is located in a pretty and pleasant neighborhood populated by the city’s top cultural attractions, shopping, dining, and sightseeing landmarks. In fact, you’ll find everything you need to experience the best of Charleston proper within strolling distance from the hotel. By day, the neighborhood has the bustling vitality of the city’s center, and twilight ushers in a slightly more relaxed and residential feel.

On any given evening, people pause to peek beyond Peninsula Grill’s wrought iron gate, debating whether to wander inside the beguiling hidden urban oasis. This moment of delicious trepidation has unfolded nightly since Charleston’s foremost restaurant first introduced its sophisticated Southern cuisine and resplendent setting nearly twenty years ago.



Peninsula Grill was always intended to be an alluring destination unto itself, starting with the entrance at the end of a meandering historic brick path illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns. Inside, velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones lend a luxe supper club ambiance to the acclaimed dining room. Dedicated to serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced daily both locally and globally, the AAA Four Diamond-ranked Peninsula Grill is the foremost culinary experience in Charleston.

With their flickering carriage lanterns and a patina of understated elegance, both Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill are a delightful reflection of their provenance. We hope you will take some time exploring our new website and our new blog to get a sense of the hospitality that awaits your arrival.

Make plans to visit Charleston and discover the charms that inspired artist Alfred Hutty in 1919 to send a telegram to his wife with the succinct, evocative message: “Come quickly, have found heaven.”

Come quickly, Planters Inn awaits.



Inn Love with Charleston blog, an insider's travel guide to Charleston, South Carolina.

Inn Love with Charleston blog, an insider's travel guide to Charleston, South Carolina.

Inn Love with Charleston blog, an insider's travel guide to Charleston, South Carolina.

Inn Love with Charleston blog, an insider's travel guide to Charleston, South Carolina.


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