Who doesn’t want to experience one of the most charming cities in the world? With historical tours, gorgeous beaches, and delicious restaurants and bars, Charleston is the perfect destination to visit if you’re looking to get away from it all. But with so many beautiful hotels downtown, it can be difficult to choose where to stay! Whether you are visiting Charleston or planning to be a tourist in your own town, there are a number of darling boutique properties that will provide a relaxing escape. Discover some of our favorites below, old and new.
If you’re looking for a quintessentially Charleston experience, Zero George is an upscale historic hotel that you’ll adore. Within the walls of the property, originally constructed in 1802, you’ll discover sixteen spacious guest rooms and studios set across three historic residences and two carriage houses. While intimate, their on-site restaurant is world-renowned – Condé Nast named Zero George one of the Top 5 Foodie Hotels in the World! Foodies will delight at Chef Vinson Petrillo’s seasonally-inspired cuisine served in the beautiful dining room of Zero Restaurant + Bar. And while the hotel is situated on East Bay Street, you won’t be able to hear a thing at night.
Nestled on the corner of Marion Square, this five-star gem is just steps from some of Charleston’s finest restaurants, shops, and bars. Every detail has been considered in the guest rooms, from the custom-designed Stickley armoires to the soft Irish linen bedding. You can relax and enjoy your locally curated minibar in-room or head to the roof terrace bar, Citrus Club to enjoy one of The Dewberry’s signature cocktails.
On the other side of the square, you’ll find Hotel Bennett, which was recently voted the number one luxury hotel in the country by USA Today. From the plush peach champagne bar to the designer pedestal tubs in every bathroom, this unique hotel stands out in terms of elegant ambiance and exceptional customer service. You’ll delight in custom murals and Italianate opulence as soon as you step into the marble lobby.
This Charleston treasure is set within a fully restored 1860’s single house on the north side of town. It’s an adults-only property that is highly sought after by those who can’t compromise on peace and quiet while they are on holiday. The four stunning rooms each feature their own unique amenities while sharing certain design elements like mid-century furniture. With authentic Southern hospitality, 86 Cannon is truly a home away from home for every guest who has the good fortune to stay here.
If you prefer a more urban contemporary aesthetic, then consider The Restoration, which is located just off King Street in the heart of downtown. You’ll be welcomed with a wine and cheese reception and enjoy amenities like a full kitchenette, complimentary bike rentals, gym access to Pivotal Fitness, and in-room spa services. The rooms feature hardwood floors and artwork by Gately Williams.
Make yourself at home in Charleston’s newest boutique hotel, The Ryder, located by the City Market. From the lobby to the guest rooms, you’ll enjoy the stylish, yet relaxed design elements in tropical hues like coral and teal. Spend an afternoon by the pool and then grab a bite to eat at their alfresco restaurant, Little Palm. Enjoy local oysters and treat yourself to a signature cocktail because you’re on vacation and you deserve a break!
Stop by GDC While You’re in Charleston
While you’re soaking up the charm of our beautiful city, take the opportunity to stop by the downtown location of GDC Home. Our furniture store is in close proximity to some of Charleston’s most beautiful attractions and is the perfect place to find gifts to take home to your loved ones. Our team of interior designers is also happy to make suggestions on the spot to bring some Charleston charm back home with you.
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