The Most Luxurious Hotels in Charleston

Molly Ramsey | February 06, 2018

From their design (marble floors, elegant linens, velvet) to their amenities (complimentary bike rentals, pools aplenty, an actual personal butler), a room at one of these Holy City hotels will deliver luxury in spades. So go on—treat yourself.


Market Pavilion Hotel

Why it made the list

In the lobby, you’ll wine at dine at Grill 225, one of the city’s most lauded steakhouses. On the roof, you’ll sunbathe by the pool while sipping on craft cocktails. And in your room, you’ll sleep in a four-poster antique dressed in pristine linens and freshen up in a bathroom dripping with Italian marble, accented with gilded mirrors, and boasting Hermes bath products.

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Planters Inn

Why it made the list

As South Carolina’s sole Relais & Châteaux property, you can expect delicious dining (the onsite restaurant Peninsula Grill even features a champagne bar) along with a luxurious room. You’ll also enjoy a nightly turndown complete with freshly baked macarons, rich period reproductions by Baker Furniture Company’s Historic Charleston Collection, and marble-clad bathrooms.

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Zero George

Why it made the list

You will feel luxurious indeed when you return to your room post-turndown with the lights dimmed, a sound machine emanating waves crashing, and plush slippers waiting to cushion your feet. The inn’s nightly wine reception—offering a first-rate cheese board and impressive vintages—adds a sumptuous touch to any day.

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The Dewberry Charleston

Why it made the list

For some, luxury is synonymous with spa time. Indulge yourself at The Dewberry’s handsome spa—which is scented by cypress wood walls—then retreat to your pristine and impeccably dressed guest room, where original art hangs and a marble and brass bathroom shines. Book a Charleston Flat for an opulent soaking tub.

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The Spectator

Why it made the list

The aforementioned butler? That was a shout out to The Spectator, where a personal butler’s on call throughout your stay to draw your bath, arrange your transportation, and more. Add a daily breakfast in bed—served in your artfully designed room—and you’ll feel like a royal.

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Wentworth Mansion

Why it made the list

The Grand Mansion Suite—the most decadent room in this 19th-century manse—boasts two Italian chandeliers, original Tiffany stained glass, a pair of working marble fireplaces, and an oversized whirlpool tub. An afternoon spent at the on-site spa will add extra ease to your trip.

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Belmond Charleston Place

Why it made the list

Feel uber-luxe in this boutique hotel’s spa and fitness center, where a mineral-water pool awaits, or while dining in the ground floor’s famed Charleston Grill restaurant. Guest rooms boast velvet loungers, bedside light controls, and marble bathrooms, adding to the lavishness. Feeling extra swank? Book a room on the concierge level, where complimentary hors d’eouvres and cocktails are at your disposal.

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