Enough Charm, Luxury for Two at Charleston's Most Romantic Hotels

You don't really need a reason to visit Charleston, South Carolina, but a romantic getaway isn't a bad idea. Here among the centuries of American history, stately waterfront mansions, and fantastic restaurants and nightlife, you'll have no problem creating an unforgettable itinerary for you and your special someone. 

A romantic weekend means something different to each couple, so be sure to research the unique amenities of each hotel option before making your reservation. Belmond Charleston Place, for example, is ideal for couples in search of a hotel in on bustling King and Meeting streets with shopping and restaurants on the ground floor of the property. The opulent bar at The Spectator, Wine Blending Experience at The Grand Bohemian, and the rooftop pool at Market Pavilion all add spice and flair to your romantic Charleston hotel experience. 

You could be looking for a more intimate stay, set back from the beaten path and crowds. For those lovebirds in search of peace and quiet, make your reservation at the charming Zero George Hotel, only 16 rooms (each with veranda access looking out on a private courtyard), or the Planters Inn, tucked into a Secret Garden-style leafy courtyard. 

Wherever you choose, aim to fully indulge in a romantic walk through the French Quarter at sunset. Your luxury hotel room awaits afterward–with some champagne, perhaps?



This fresh, new star of the Charleston luxury hotel scene is located in the heart of the historic Charleston City Market area of downtown. Its proximity to King Street shops, City Market vendor stalls, and more delicious restaurants that you can...  Read More



You know it's a classy hotel when you walk in through golden rotating doors past a dignified bellman with a top hat. But that's just the beginning of the intricate details at Market Pavilion Hotel. Rather than a lobby as the hotel's focal point,...  Read More

Belmond Charleston Place
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The Charleston Place Hotel, an exemplary Belmond luxury property and AAA Four Diamond hotel, maintains true Charleston elegance through exceptional service and elegant accommodations. Award winning restaurants Palmetto Cafe and Charleston Grill,...  Read More



Nestled into quiet yet centrally-located Queen Street in downtown Charleston, the pinkish-orange Elliott House Inn practically begs you to step into its private courtyard. This small inn is less commercial than larger nearby accommodations, and...  Read More



This spectacular luxury hotel may be a newcomer to Charleston, but the Marriott Autograph Collection is world-renowned for it's unique properties and impressive amenities. The Grand Bohemian Charleston is no stranger to that high standard, and...  Read More



You'll be hard-pressed to find a more convenient location in Charleston's historic district than this refined Relais & Chateau property that occupies a restored cotton warehouse on the corner of Market and Meeting streets. Ten-foot ceilings,...  Read More

John Rutledge House Inn
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Like the feel of a historic bed and breakfast? The John Rutledge House comes through on every front. Spacious rooms? Check. Hospitality? Check. Great breakfast? Check. Period décor? Check. Oh, and a little romance? Check. The John Rutledge...  Read More

Northwest Charleston


You may think a modern-style set of guesthouse buildings would be out of place in such a historical setting as Middleton Place Plantation, but you'd be wrong. The Inn at Middleton Place, sharing grounds (and free access!) with the beautiful...  Read More

Zero George Street
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Zero George Street is a collection of five restored historic residential buildings set in a private landscaped courtyard just outside the city center, making this a fairly quiet and secluded stay in an elegant setting. No wonder most of the...  Read More



For the most luxurious yet still truly historic experience in the "Holy City," book a stay at Wentworth Mansion downtown. You won't regret a week or weekend spent here in a quiet residential neighborhood of the Charleston peninsula, just a short...  Read More


Meet Clare Sweeney

A South Carolina native and avid locavore, Clare also ventured abroad to Spain and north to Boston before returning to Charleston and her beloved Lowcountry. 

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