Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the living history preserved in the culture of Charleston. What better way to fully experience the rich history and traditions of Charleston than to stay in the city's oldest historic hotels and B&B's? Enjoy the stomping grounds of Charleston's legends while staying in the home of Edward Rutledge, youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, or in the original residence of John Rutledge, a signer of the U.S. Constitution. Enjoy B&B lodgings just steps from Charleston's Battery Park and White Point Gardens at the Battery Carriage House, or enjoy a carriage house all your own at the 21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast. Historic hotels in Charleston often tell the tales of much different beginnings, with some lodgings built as cotton and indigo warehouses, as well as wealthy family residences like Wentworth Mansion.
Unique features such as antique furnishings, private courtyards, and shady porch verandas add the charm and tranquility enjoyed by Charleston hotel guests for centuries. All nestled within downtown Charleston's Historic District, these historic hotels and B & B's are as interesting on the outside as inside, with Charleston-style wrought ironwork facades and elegant marble and luxurious interior decor. Above all, it is the age old tradition of providing special amenities as an inclusive part of the guest experience. As a guest in Charleston's historic hotels, you'll experience the traditional Southern bounty style breakfasts, afternoon wine and cheese receptions, and evening sherry and treats that have become lowcountry hospitality traditions.