Charleston is such a special place in my heart, and I have the happiest memories in that city! So, when Doug got a new job (yay) and we wanted to get away for a quick trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary (four years flew, y’all) we knew where we wanted to go. First stop researching the best Charleston hotel!
There are so many Charleston hotel choices in the city, but we knew we were looking for an elegant, luxurious and classic vibe, so ended up choosing The Charleston Place! Boy did we have an amazing time!
This post is not sponsored: just my honest opinions.
TLDR: The Charleston Place is a stunning luxury hotel and I highly recommend staying there! The service is impeccable, and you’ll feel like royalty every minute of your stay.
Luxury Charleston Hotel
If you’re looking for a delightful stay: The Charleston Place is the spot for you!
It was impeccably decorated with ginger jars and blue gingham in the lobby with some of the most stunning green wallpaper behind the concierge desk. Just the lobby alone was breathtaking! A moment for the staircase, please!
The Charleston hotel takes up an entire block and is surrounded by King Street on one side and the Charleston market on the other, so it’s a central location within the city.
We were a six-minute walk to restaurants like Poogan’s Porch and Husk and a 10 minute walk to the pineapple fountain. Such a good place to stay that’s close to everything!
Our First Charleston Hotel Room
Upon being handed a glass of champagne, we were escorted up to our (first) room.
Before I go any further: this is an incredibly positive story! Moral of the story is we were so happy with the first room we were in and when there was something that couldn’t be fixed, we were moved to an even more beautiful room! Truly the care and level of attention from the entire hotel staff is unmatched.
Originally, we were going to stay in a Premier Balcony room, and I was overjoyed to see we had a balcony! We were greeted with chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine. It was so lovely! The room’s balcony was overlooking King Street and it gave me all the Parisian vibes. I wish I would have gotten photos because it was just so nice!
We had some temperature issues in the room and the hotel staff was so kind to immediately upgrade us to a Junior Suite. Y’all, when I say this was the most fabulous room I have ever stayed in: it was breathtaking! So spacious, so elegant, so perfect!
We had a marble bathroom with walk-in shower, a beautiful view, literally the softest bed I’ve ever slept in, a seating area… just the definition of living out my grand millennial dreams!
Junior Suite at The Charleston Place
When I tell you this room was stunning… there’s truly no other word to describe our stay. When you walked into the room there was a Nespresso machine, restocked every morning with the hotel’s signature sage green cups and preferred blends (regular and decaf, for folks like me that can’t do caffeine after noon.)
There was a separate hallway with a double closet, robes, slippers and a safe. The bathroom featured a light marble throughout with a walk-in shower with a rain head. There was so much space for storage on the counter and under the sink, which was perfect because I brought about four Vera Bradley makeup bags with me (they’re the absolute best!)
The main room was beautifully decorated and there was so much space between the foot of the bed and the television area, which was perfect for setting up a table for room service.
I got some of the best sleep in my life because the bed was so soft! Typically, I don’t like hotel mattresses (maybe I’m too picky) but this was like sleeping on a cloud.
A chandelier lit the space, with separate lighting for the sitting area, which overlooked our windows above the courtyard. If you love grand millennial style and classic style: this will be the stay of your dreams!
Staying in a Hurricane at The Charleston Place
Our stay overlapped with a hurricane (thankfully it was very minor with no injuries and hardly any damage to the city) and I cannot sing the praises of the hotel staff more. Everyone made us feel so safe and went above and beyond to make our stay special.
There were several closures to certain amenities due to safety concerns (we didn’t get to enjoy the pool or the Wölffer Estate pop-up) however, we still had such a wonderful time!
The spa was open and we spent the afternoon relaxing there (everything was so tranquil and I loved the hot dry sauna) and were gifted the sweetest bath salts by the staff because our anniversary coincided with the storm. Just too kind for words!
One unexpected point to having some of the restaurants closed for a portion of our stay was it became the perfect excuse to order room service! Guys, I have had room service but never like this: everything was perfection (we ordered breakfast and lunch) and I especially loved the grilled chicken Caesar salad. How was that chicken just so good?
The Palmetto Café
This is the best place at the hotel for breakfast and lunch! Like how beautiful is the sage and white color scheme they have? Everything felt so chic, and I just got the strongest 1920s sitting room vibes in the space. Just me?
After ordering, I was given a paper to read while I sipped on my coffee. Doug and I both ordered a traditional breakfast and they were so accommodating for gluten free. So relaxing and the overcast from the rain just made everything feel extra cozy.
Steps from the restaurant is the entrance on King Street so you can straight from breakfast to a day of shopping! You’re steps from Louis Vuitton (it’s inside the hotel), Gucci and Golden Goose (dangerous, I know!)
We stopped in here twice: once for a glass of champagne before the spa and once for a quick lunch before we went sailing (read all about our private charter on the harbor).
The Barbie movie was on my brain and the horses on the wall gave me all the Mojo Dojo Casa House vibes. In all seriousness: I love how this room had such classic lounge vibes and their drink menu was amazing!
The Charleston Grill
We went to dinner here on our final evening to celebrate our anniversary and it was so lovely! There was a jazz combo playing standards (the bassist had just won a Grammy) and they took our request to play “Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love” which was the song we sang at our wedding reception.
If there is a tasting menu and wine pairing on the menu, I always opt for that. It just eliminates the need to make any decisions and I love being surprised with what the next course will bring (a far cry from the picky eater I was growing up!)
The Spa and Fitness Center at The Charleston Place
I held back from photographing the spa because I wanted to fully disconnect and just relax, however this space was beautiful! You walked through the glass doors and overlooked the pool area as you were taken to the changing rooms (the dry sauna was exceptional) and the relaxation room.
My massage was amazing and Doug got a manicure/pedicure (ladies, let me tell you: find a man who loves to get his nails done. It’s so nice to go to do together.) We were given champagne (sensing a theme at the hotel) and had no idea there was a hurricane outside.
The next day when the storm passed, we explored the rest of the top floor which featured the fitness amenities. Everything was so elegant and I loved the glass ceiling over the hot tub especially; it reminded me of the Titanic!
Charleston Hotel: Overall Thoughts
This Charleston hotel was beautiful and truly made our trip so special! Everyone was so kind to us and we felt like royalty! From the impeccable decorations to the details inside the room: I cannot speak more highly of this Charleston hotel. True perfection and southern elegance!
While I will admit: this Charleston hotel was a splurge (it’s truly worth every penny), if you’re looking for a special getaway or to celebrate a big life event, please add this to your list!
Let me know if you’ve stayed here before or are planning a stay!