Planters Inn in a Nutshell:
An elegant inn located at the crossroads of Charleston, SC's tony Market and historic Meeting streets, Planters Inn is an intimate Relais & Chateaux property ideal for lovers. Originally built in 1844, the 64-room inn resembles a stately private house. It wraps around a private courtyard with palm trees and fountains for guests to enjoy. The lobby where afternoon tea is served is filled with handsome 18th-century reproduction furniture that evokes Charleston's grandeur before troops fired on Fort Sumter and the Civil War began.
Guest Rooms at Planters Inn :
Four-poster king-sized beds in high-ceilinged guest rooms at Planters Inn will make you want to sink in and stay for a while. Especially if you book a room with a gas fireplace. But there's much to explore in the city, so don't let the inn seduce you into a state of languor. We especially liked the teddy bear left for us at turndown, a signature amenity from the Planters Inn.
Destination Weddings at Planters Inn:
Planters Inn can accommodate up to 200 guests for an on-site wedding. The elements in the hotel's popular all-inclusive weddingmoon package for a party of 25 are an officiant, bouquet and boutonnière, live music (a string trio or quartet), photographer, three-hour reception with food and beverage catered by the Peninsula Grill, and a wedding-night suite for the couple. There's also the option of a private carriage ride for the bride and groom.
Nearby Planters Inn:
The antique shops of King Street are a block away. And it is just a four-block stroll to Waterfront Park, The Battery, the theatre district, and the Old City’s antebellum mansions. On your visit to Charleston you also ought to visit the South Carolina Aquarium despite the fact it's a kid magnet. And a narrated cruise of Charleston Harbor provides both historical context and a fresh breeze.
What Could be Better at the Planters Inn:
All it takes is one bad piece of shellfish to ruin a meal, and that's what my husband encountered at the much-ballyhooed Peninsula Grill. Soon after ingesting a raw oyster, he became ill, which ended the meal and the evening early for us. That said, the Peninsula Grill has won many dining awards and many diners consider it one of the city's top eateries. The next time we're in Charleston, though, we'll eat dinner at Hank's Seafood Restaurant instead. Also, couples who are not accustomed to southern heat and humidity are advised to visit Charleston during the fall and winter months. Summers are brutal.