Authentic Charleston Bed and Breakfast Inns
If you think back to colonial days in Charleston, bed and breakfast inns were the standard for travelers. Because there were no hotels, locals would open their homes to visitors providing them with a comfortable room, a good meal and a healthy dose of southern hospitality. When you want to recapture that old world charm in Charleston, SC; bed and breakfast inns will give you an authentic experience.

You'll walk in your forefather's footsteps (and sleep in their rooms!) when you opt to lodge in antebellum homes, many of which are centuries old. You'll enjoy 12-foot ceilings to period d├ęcor and those famous front porches perfect for capturing the afternoon breeze while sipping on a glass of sweet tea. Book your stay at an exceptional Charleston, SC bed and breakfast today.


Andrew Pinckney Inn - Located in historic Market area, a boutique inn combining old world charm with sophisticated amenities. Meticulously restored rooms, whirlpool and townhouse suites. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the City Market, afternoon fresh baked cookies. 24-hour beverage station and HSI. 40 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Market Street Inn - Located in the heart of historic Market Street each of the 5 oversized rooms features oversized private baths, sitting areas, wireless internet, and deluxe continental breakfast. Pet friendly. 48 North Market, Charleston, SC 29401.

Elliott House Inn - Restored to perfection and centrally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Decorated in the 18th Century reproductions. Offering period charm along with contemporary comforts, the inn is within walking distance to the famous market, shopping and world-renowned dining. 78 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Ansonborough Inn - This beautifully-appointed, all-suite inn is centrally located near the Market and Aquarium Wharf. Originally a stationer's warehouse circa 1901, it features exposed brick walls, heart pine beams and a three-story attrium. Continental breakfast, wine & cheese, and guest business center. High-speed wireless internet. 21 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401.

The Jasmine House - Centrally located in a quiet historic neighborhood, the Jasmine House offers ten well-appointed rooms which provide the comfort and feel of a traditional bed-and-breakfast coupled with the amenities and service one would expect in a fine hotel. 64 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Elliott House Inn - Restored to perfection and centrally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Decorated in 18th Century reproductions. Offering period charm along with contemporary comforts, the inn is within walking distance to the famous market, shopping and world-renowned dining. 78 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401.

1843 Battery Carrige House - Stay in the carriage house of this romantic and highly popular inn located at "The Battery" next to Charleston Harbor. Robes. Turndown. Silver tray breakfast to your room. Easy parking. Concierge service. Close to restaurants. Enjoy being in Charleston's most elegant historic district. 20 South Battery, Charleston, SC 29401.

Planters Inn - This Relais & Chanteaux member is the only historic inn on the City Market. Spacious rooms and suites have high ceilings, 4-poster beds and marble baths. Award-winning dining at Peninsula Grill. Voted a top hotel by Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. 112 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Governor's House Inn - National Landmark boutique inn reflecting Charleston's romance and grandeur. Majestic former Governor's mansion in the Historic District features luxury accommodations, elegant living rooms, fireplaces, canopied beds, marble baths, secluded suites, sensational Southern verandah. Walk to the Battery, Market, restaurants and Spoleto festival events. 117 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Vendue Inn - A boutique style hotel adjacent to Waterfront Park in the Historic District. Sixty-five elegant rooms and suites, individually decorated with antiques and fine art. Fine dining in The Library Restuarant. Spectacular views from the Roof Top Bar. Banquet facilities. 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401.

Meeting Street Inn - Distinctive lodging located near all the best restaurants, shopping and visitor attractions. Period decor with 4-poster canopied beds and oriental rugs on hardwood floors; walled garden courtyard with relaxing jet whirlpool. Upscale amenities include breakfast, afternoon refreshments and evening turndown. 173 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Fantasia Bed & Breakfast - Classic Charleston single house circa 1813, within walking distance of area attractions. College of Charleston and market area. Accommodations in main house include whirlpool bath and lovely piazzas. Full gourmet breakfast. Carriage house accommodations available with continental breakfast. 11 George St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Rice Hope Plantation Bed & Breakfast - Eighteenth century rice plantation overlooking the Cooper River near Mepkin Abbey. 1929 hunting lodge featuring five guest rooms with private baths and breakfast. Live oaks, spectacualr sunsets, rare birds and a formal garden. Private party facilities. Great getaway 40 minutes from Charleston and the beaches. 206 Rice Hope Dr., Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

The Lodge Alley Inn - One of Charleston's best known landmarks. Dating back to the 1700's, this charming hotel exudes the warmth of a more gracious age. Oiled pine floors, thick Oriental carpets and intimate parlors with fireplaces welcome guests and reflect Charleston's European heritage. 195 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

John Rutledge House Inn - Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the U.S. Constitution, this elegant home contains original parquet floors, Italian marble mantels and plaster molded ceilings. Afternoon tea in the ballroom, evening turndown with chocolates at bedside. AAA Four Diamond, Historic Hotels of America. 116 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

King George IV Inn - Historic Freneau House is a four-story Federal-style house with three levels of side porches. Original hardwood floors, Oriental rugs, decorative fireplaces, antiques and 11 foot ceilings with plaster moldings. Full breakfast, Free off-street parking. Walk to historic market. 32 George St., Charleston, SC 29401.

21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast - This privately owned bed and breakfast is nestled within the urban compound of Charleston's historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House. Here, in what was once the stables, carriage house and slave quarters, is a sequestered guest lodging. Newly refurbished. 21 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401.

Church Street Inn - Located at the corner of Church and Market Streets where Charleston's famed Market area hums with activity. Our 3 one and two-bedroom suites include complete kitchens, dining areas and living rooms. Renovated in a style reminiscent of a time gone by. 177 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Woodlands Resort & Inn - South Carolina's only Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort. Featuring a restored 1906 revival mansion set among 42-wooded acres. Eighteen elegant guestrooms featuring fireplaces and lavish baths. World-renowned dining room offering new American cuisine with a Lowcountry flair. Outdoor heated pool, tennis, croquet, and Day Spa. 125 Parsons Rd., Summerville, SC 29483.

Indigo Inn - Centrally located and only steps away from the City Market, Indigo Inn features 18th Century charm and 21st Century amenities. Experience the best of both worlds as you relax in our courtyard. Our "Hunt" Breakfast and afternoon refreshments are included in all tariffs. One Maiden Lane, Charleston, SC 29401.

The Broad Street Guesthouse - Charleston's Kosher Bed and Breakfast, located in historic downtown Charleston, is within walking distance to the Orthodox Synagogue, harbor and shopping. Full breakfast is served as well as Sabbath meals. Luxurious family accommodations. Cable, DVD & VHS. Wireless internet connection. Under Rabbinical supervision. 133 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Kings Courtyard Inn - Located in the historic district, Kings Courtyard Inn offers 41 rooms that surround two inner courtyards. Guests receive afternoon wine and sherry in the lobby. Continental breakfast and newspaper are delivered to the room each morning. Charter member of Historic Hotels of America. 198 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

32 Charlotte Street Cottage - Elegantly restored 1820 carriage house in the heart of the Historic District. Behind gates, with an acre of lush gardens, this 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage has the feel of a European villa. Full kitchen, luxury linens, washer/dryer. Rents as a single unit. Nightly/ weekly. 32 Charlotte St., Charleston, SC 29403.

Historic Charleston Accommodations - Designed for families and small groups seeking a "home-like" atmosphere in a superior location, our newly renovated luxury apartments are spacious, private and truly comfortable. Walk to all Historic District attractions, fine dining, art galleries, shopping and more. 19 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Victoria House Inn - Located in the Historic District across from Saks Fifth Avenue, offering 18 luxurious rooms and suites. The Inn's friendly, professional staff exemplifies Southern hospitality and charm. Continental breakfast is delivered to the room and wine and sherry are served in the lobby. 208 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Wentworth Mansion - Charleston's only AAA Five Diamond Hotel located in the heart of historic Charleston, featuring hand-carved marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and intricate woodwork from 1886. Twenty-one rooms and suites of unparalleled drama and beauty, accompanied by personalized service and attention to detail. 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Anchorage Inn - In the heart of the historic district, near Waterfront Park and a block from the City Market. Enjoy the romance of an Enlish Coaching Style Inn with period reproductions. Amenities include afternoon wine and cheese, turndown, nightcaps of sherry, concierge services and more. 26 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401.

Historic Charleston Bed & Breakfast - Experience the unique charm of 18th and 19th century private homes and carriage houses. Walled gardens, patios, beautiful views from piazzas are available at various locations in the residential area of the Historic District-others are closer to shops and restuarants. 57 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

John Rutledge House Inn - Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the U.S. Constitution, this elegant home contains original parquet floors, Italian marble mantels and plaster molded ceilings. Afternoon tea in the ballroom, evening turndown with chocolates at bedside. AAA Four Diamond, Historic Hotels of America. 116 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Belvedere Bed & Breakfast - Stately Southern Mansion on Colonial Lake in downtown Historic District. Elegantly furnished with beautiful antiques, heirloom family collections. Three rooms with Queen canopied beds, private baths. Lovely garden, sherry, etc. Small, elegant, intimate, for honeymoons, anniversaries, special occasions. 40 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29401.

Fulton Lane Inn - Totally non-smoking inn. Nestled among the city's finest antique shops, across from Saks Fifth Avenue. One of Charleston's best kept secrets. We offer luxorious rooms, king-size beds, large whirlpools and fireplaces. Continental breakfast delivered to your room and complimentary wine and sherry. 202 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Phoebe Pember House - Architecturally and historically distictive, Phoebe Pember House is an "oasis" in the heart of historic Charleston. Enjoy beautifully appointed guestrooms, private walled gardens and spa amenities, including massage and yoga. Join us to relax and recenter. Complimentary parking. Wireless internet. 26 Society at East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Governor's House Inn - National Landmark boutique inn reflecting Charleston's romance and gradeur. Majestic former Governor's mansion in the Historic District features luxury accommodations, elegant living rooms, fireplaces, canopied beds, marble baths, secluded suites, sensational Southern verandah. Walk to the Battery, Market, restuarants, and Spoleto festival events. 117 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Antebellum Bed and Breakfast at the Thomas Lamboll House - Located 1/2 block from the battery, this 1735 Charleston Single House offers two large bedrooms with private baths and French doors leading onto the piazza with distant harbor views. Cable TV and telephones. House is furnished with antiques and has off street parking. 19 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Zero Water Street Bed & Breakfast - The 3rd floor of 31 East Batter, a stately mansion overlooking "High Battery", the historic Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. Features: family heirlooms, private entrance, parking, private piazza with rocking chairs and a hammock, views of the sunrise and the sunset. 31 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401.

1837 Bed & Breakfast/ Tearoom - Featured on The History and Travel Channels. Historic home and carriage house. 23rd year of providing intimate accommodations featuring canopied rice beds and heart of pine floors. Gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea on inviting piazzas. Walk to everything, off street parking. 126 Wentworth St., Charleston. SC 29401.

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