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Charleston’s Best Boutique Hotels

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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Charleston’s Best Boutique Hotels

In case you don’t already know, Charleston is the perfect place for you to visit no matter when you decide to come. This city oozes class, and as a visitor, you should choose one of these luxury hotels. Hence, without further ado, here are Charleston’s best boutique hotels in no particular order. Prices range from off-season to peak in Charleston.

Barksdale House Inn

Book a night at Charleston’s Barksdale House Inn ($100-200) and go back in time with an 18th century-designed stay and the choice of 14 rooms. Meeting and King Street are right outside and promise guests with the best of downtown Charleston. This traditional hotel still has modern amenities to remind you that this is the 21st century. The $200 price tag during the peak owes itself to demand and the luxury that you’ll find at the Barksdale House Inn.

Creekside Lands Inn

Head down the Savannah Highway to Creekside Lands Inn ($60-80) and enjoy a peaceful and quiet stay in the marsh. It’s the perfect escape from the city and a favorite for families and those looking for Charleston’s quieter side. Creekside Lands Inn is dog friendly and the pool and outdoor deck will relax visitors after hitting the Charleston sights. There are 57 rooms under $100, but I’d recommend booking in advance so you don’t miss out on this special hotel.

Fulton Lane Inn

Fulton Lane Inn ($140-200) promises a classy and traditional stay in the heart of Charleston. King, Market, and Meeting Streets surround it, so you’ll be right in the middle of Charleston’s historic district. There’s a nightly wine and cheese hour at the Fulton Lane Inn, but the hotel’s rooms are quiet enough to keep privacy in mind. With an Old Southern decor, there’s a charm that keeps visitors coming to the Fulton Lane Inn.

The Francis Marion Hotel

Stay at Charleston’s Francis Marion Hotel ($130-230) across from Marion Square and find yourself within walking distance from the Charleston Museum and other city hits. It’s surrounded by College of Charleston and Charleston Music Hall, to name a couple. Any of the 234 rooms at the Francis Marion Hotel are worth your money, but if you book a King Room on one of the upper floors, prepare to sit high above Charleston and have views of the nearby harbor.

The Inn at Middleton Place

Those in search of seclusion and quiet have been booking the Inn at Middleton Place for some time. A beautiful on-site garden will give your romantic walk an added touch, and the spacious grounds outdoors are perfect for a hike, bike ride, or jog with your dog that’s allowed to come along and stay. Book a room ($180-240) with a view of the Ashley River and you’ll see why the Inn at Middleton Place tops romantic and family travelers’ lists when coming to Charleston.

Are you ready to book a hotel in Charleston now? These hip luxury hotels top everyone’s list when heading to South Carolina’s biggest and most entertaining city. Enjoy your stay and book now before everyone else finds out about Charleston’s best boutique hotels.

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Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.