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Charleston Hotels

William Aiken House Cottage and Lowndes Grove


  • Both are true Charleston experiences in historic treasures
  • Ideal for those who crave privacy


  • Neither is for guests who want or need a lot of attention
  • You'll need a car if you opt for Lowndes Grove
  • There's no kitchen there

Updated 12/03/2012

Fodor's Review

Two of the most picturesque, historic, and popular wedding sites in Charleston (operated by the same company) also have overnight rooms and suites on-site. In the Upper King area, the William Aiken House's carriage house sit on the back corner of the gated garden protected by towering ornate wrought iron and presided over by 200-year-old magnolia trees. There's a petite maze of Japanese yews and a koi pool within site of the carriage property, which comprises two two-story

suites with exposed brick walls, reproduction and period appointments, fine artwork, and stunning Gothic windows. About five minutes north, near the Citadel and Hampton Park, sits sister property Lowndes Grove, the only remaining plantation on the Ashley River downtown. Expect grand architecture, live oaks, and a sprawling piazza.

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Hotel Information


William Aiken, 456 King St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29403, USA

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 7 suites
  • No meals

Updated 12/03/2012

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