The Most Romantic Hotels in Charleston

Molly Ramsey | February 01, 2018

If there’s one thing the Holy City knows well, it’s romance. After all, weekend after weekend, starry-eyed couples flock here for engagements and honeymoons, anniversary celebrations and babymoons. So where should one stay when love is in the air? Here, find a roundup of Charleston’s most romantic getaways.


Inn at Middleton Place

Why it made the list

You could send your love a dozen roses. OR you could whisk her away to this bucolic inn plopped in the middle of Middleton Place, where one of the nation’s oldest landscaped gardens overflows with brilliant florals. Your choice!

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The Dewberry Charleston

Why it made the list

If your suite isn’t romantic enough (rooms hold beyond-comfortable beds dressed in Irish linen and stunning bathrooms with stand-alone soaking tubs, in some), take a trip to The Dewberry Spa for a sumptuous couple’s massage.

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Zero George

Why it made the list

From within your well-appointed guest suite—in which all lamps are dimmable, the bathroom’s dripping in marble, and original architecture stuns—you’ll feel blissfully secluded from the rest of the world. Even so, outside you’ll find a private lantern-lit piazza, manicured courtyards, and a fine-dining restaurant well suited for special occasions.

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Two Meeting Street Inn

Why it made the list

Love is etched into the foundation of this historic bed and breakfast: the Queen Anne manse was built in 1892 as a wedding gift from a father to his betrothed daughter. Today, couples covet the Victorian home’s breezy wraparound porch, traditional rooms, and idyllic location along White Point Garden.

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86 Cannon

Why it made the list

Play house in this beautifully modern bed and breakfast in the trendy Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood, where some of the city’s most intimate eateries are just a walk away. For extra privacy, book room number five: you’ll be in the only suite on the top floor and right across the hall from the red-walled library—a sexy setting for a nightcap.

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Belmond Charleston Place

Why it made the list

Start your day with a couple’s massage and a dip in the mineral water pool. Continue with a pre-dinner cocktail snuggled up in the swanky Thoroughbred Club bar then wine and dine yourselves at one of the city’s most romantic establishments, the Charleston Grill. Retreat to your well-appointed room and operation romance will be complete.

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Planters Inn

Why it made the list

All the makings of a romantic getaway are at your fingertips at this boutique hotel, like a secluded courtyard with a bubbling fountain and bistro lights overhead, a top-rated restaurant with velvet walls and a champagne bar (Peninsula Grill), marble-clad bathrooms with stand-alone soaking tubs, and luxurious suites with beyond-comfortable beds and a fireplace. (Tubs and fireplaces are available only in some rooms). See what we mean?

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Why it made the list

Though you’ll be staying on the perfectly remote Kiawah Island, you and your beau will be mere feet from a full-service day spa, a premier steak house, and an adults-only pool. Add in sunrise or sunset walks along the Atlantic shore and your bases will be covered.

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Wentworth Mansion

Why it made the list

Romance is the name of the game at this luxury boutique inn, where historic architecture and genteel touches like an evening wine and cheese reception reign. The comfortably clad suites—where you can order breakfast in bed, of course—boast Jacuzzi tubs and plush robes, plus the inn’s top-notch day spa and fine-dining restaurant, Circa 1886, make celebrating a special occasion oh-so easy.

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