Charleston architect Neil Stevenson designed this boutique hotel to be swank and suave to the hilt, even featuring a rooftop terrace with sleek sofas and prime views. Step inside the suites within this 1800s building and you're in a world of exposed brick, warm wood floors, and swank furnishings. With its wine-and-cheese (plus mini-kegs of beer) cocktail hour each evening, milk and cookies at bedtime, and full-size kitchens in every unit, it offers the best of creature comforts. Set above the shops on King Street, the location is ideal for those who want to explore all aspects of the city. And no worries on the noise factor: shops close by 7 pm at the latest and you're a few floors up, so any residual action is nicely buffered.