South Carolina is a destination that offers something for everyone in the family – mountains, beaches, rafting and more. Some of the most beautiful historic cities offer great food, amazing tours and welcome visitors with wide open arms in the most amazing ways full of southern hospitality. Charleston, SC is a city full of history, culture, shopping, night-life and more ~ A city everyone should visit at least once! If you plan to visit soon, here are 3 perfect spots to experience southern hospitality in Charleston:
A 21-room tribute to Charleston grandeur, The Wentworth Mansion is a downtown Charleston inn that exemplifies splendor with Italian crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble fireplaces, gracious hospitality, luxurious amenities – all just steps from award-winning dining, art, history, and shopping.
True to its original role as a private residence, The Wentworth Mansion embraces guests with warm, intuitive service. Like the greatest family traditions, it preserves its original intrigue and ensures that each guest is not a mere witness to the magic, but integral to it.
Built by a cotton baron in 1886, the palatial private home welcomes guests seeking a personalized and decadent touch to their Charleston visit. The rooms are spacious, come with free WiFi, king-sized whirlpool tubs and some are dog-friendly with direct lawn access. Enjoy breakfast (included) on the porch each morning and come back after a day of exploring for sherry and hors d’oeuvres in the historic paneled parlor each evening.
Made up of five buildings that offer a look and to what traditional Southern living might have been, the easy going and relaxed nature of the staff remind you that you couldn’t be anywhere but South Carolina. The rooftop terrace offers fantastic views of the city. Included in every room at The Restoration is a curated assortment of Beekman 1802 soaps and lotions, all handmade on the Beekman farm. The luxurious rooms blend modern decor like stainless steel appliances and leather headboards with exposed brick and authentic historical elements that reflect the building’s 100 + year history.
At The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits, The Restoration’s very own farm to table restaurant, it’s all about celebrating the bounty of local ingredients, sourced directly from nearby purveyors, and enjoying one of the best views in the entire city. Charleston’s architectural history, from 350 year old church steeples to Greek Revival period buildings that inspired Edgar All Poe will be your view while dining. Classic low country food served along with fresh seafood picked up at the docks just hours before you order will leave you wanting more and more!
French Quarter Inn
Comforting amenities and friendly service are offered to all who stay at this Charleston boutique hotel. With a perfect location in the heart of historic Charleston, the French Quarter Inn is close to many of the city’s famous shops, world-class restaurants and event sites. French Quarter Inn is the perfect combination of luxury and location that is unrivaled by other hotels in Charleston. Upon check-in, you’ll be greeted with champagne to toast your arrival ~ there’s that southern hospitality again! The Inn is located among the old cobblestone streets and just a short walk away from the horse carriages, art galleries and restaurants of Charleston.
A nightly wine and cheese reception invites you to mix and mingle with other guests and the nightly turn-down service includes a glass of fine port wine (or milk if you prefer) and fresh baked cookies. Continental breakfast is served each morning in the lobby or can be delivered to your room.
If a visit to Charleston, SC is in your plans, be sure to look at one of these great locations that will welcome you with southern hospitality!