Fodor's Expert Review Indigo Inn

1 Maiden La., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States, Charleston, South Carolina, USA See on Map

In 1979, this mom-and-pop B&B was built within an 1850 former indigo factory. Its 40 guest rooms are dressed in period reproductions, and at the center of the inn sits a peaceful open-air courtyard with a babbling fountain and verdant plantlings. Perhaps the biggest boon? Its top-notch location, putting you within walking distance of the historic French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods, plus the lively restaurant and bar scene on Upper King.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Décor throughout the inn is decidedly old-fashioned.


Leather couches, wooden antiques, and colorful coverlets add period charm to the carpeted guest suites, which offer one queen, two queens, or one king bed. Larger rooms have space for a sitting nook, as well.

Rooms are tight, especially if you’re a group of four. Give yourself some alone time by taking advantage of the vast inner courtyard.


French doors open to a granite vanity. A tiled walk-in shower adds a refreshing breath of modernity to the petite space.


Wooden walls, Oriental carpets, and a funky mirrored ceiling dress the quaint lobby. Lemonade, tea, and coffee are left out for guests, and leather wingbacks provide a place to sit and enjoy them.


A continental breakfast—plus a daily changing hot item like shrimp and grits—is served in the courtyard. If inclement weather strikes, you’ll want to take your plate back to your room. Vending machines are on hand, too, for snack attacks.


Toast to your fellow travelers during each evening’s wine and cheese reception from 5 to 6:30.


Getting Around

Stash your car in the handy onsite parking lot ($16 per day)—a rarity for B&Bs on the peninsula. You’re mere blocks away from the popular Charleston City Market and King Street, and are within walking distance of most historic sights and many hotspot restaurants downtown. Hail a pedicab or ride-share for a quicker or further commute.


Lucky you! You can take your pick from a handful of superb fine-dining restaurants within a five-minute walk of your hotel. May we suggest Peninsula Grill (5-minute walk), FIG (2-minute walk), or Charleston Grill (5-minute walk).


Head to the nearby East Bay Street for a lively bar scene. Listen to live jazz as you chat up the bartender at High Cotton’s bar (9-minute walk), drink al fresco at the rooftop Pavilion Bar (7-minute walk) at Market Pavilion Hotel, or sip a craft cocktail at The Gin Joint (9-minute walk).


Friendly service, well-kept guest rooms, and a tip-top location keep regulars coming back year after year. Plus, the inner courtyard is a serene reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the nearby City Market.


Historical, Pet Friendly
40 rooms
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner no
Bar no
Cafe no
Room Service no
Parking Lot


Phones: 843-577–5900

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