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Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, SC

Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, SC

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Historic Charleston's premier hotel just minutes from famous homes, museums and churches. World-class luxurious accommodations including a full-service European spa; rooftop pool; "The Club," a private concierge level located on the top two floors; award-winning dining; 28 exclusive boutiques and the legendary Orient-Express service, all in the heart of downtown.

 

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Rating: 4.29

Address: 205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC, 29401
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1. Road Warrior D.
An absolutely wonderful hotel.  Historic and charming.  Elegant and refined.  The room dcor is warm and sophisticated.  The hotel staff is extremely friendly and capable.  The rooftop pool and spa are positively luxurious.  This place truly deserves one of my very few 5 star ratings.

05/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Jenna D.
Great place, great location and spa!

30/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Roger S.
Can't go wrong staying here.  Very nice, upscale.  But convenience is the main feature.  King Street shops on one side, The Market on the other.  That's hard to beat.  Can park your car & walk to most anything you want to do in downtown Charleston.

25/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Noah C.
One of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in, Charleston Place has great rooms, the nicest staff in the continental US, great restaurants, and a great location right in the middle of downtown touristy Charleston.

They also have free internet services, a great pool, and the room service food is some of the best I've ever tasted.

The bathroom in the suite I had was nicely constructed, gorgeously decorated, and always cleaned properly and well stocked.

The room itself was spacious, the beds were nice, and the balcony had a great view. A+ hotel all the way.

02/04/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Mary D.
A fabulously elegant hotel for a vacation or a weekend getaway.  Everything about Charleston Place is divine.  It has a beautiful lobby, well appointed rooms & great service.

23/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. H R.
Just got back from a wonderful stay at Charleston Place.  Beautfiul, elegant and perfect location.  Just steps away from Kings Street and the Straw Market.  The rooms are good size, very clean and the staff is so friendly and helpful.  We used our AMEX to book our rooms and were upgraded to Club Level which has drinks and a selection of food available throughout the day.  Always very friendly staff waiting to help anyway they can!!

Make sure you take a horse drawn carriage ride while in Charleston- very romantic and you get a nice tour of the city!!

27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Miguel C.
Charleston Place is a REALLY nice hotel, ritzy and wonderfully located. The building has a nice historic feel and is part of a larger complex that includes upscale restaurants and shops. The classical, old South amenities make it really nice for a romantic getaway. It is extremely pricey, though. As nice as the amenities and location are I'm not sure I could argue that they quite justify the price. But still I have no complaints.

05/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Steve S.
Very happy to see all the five star reviews here! I concur with the statement this is the finest hotel in Charleston! We absolutely loved our stay here, and this will be the first place we'll check for availability when next in town. Aside from the well-appointed rooms and friendly staff, the hotel boasts a great location from which you can take various walking tours of historical Charleston. Try to check it out during the off-season for a chance at discounted rooms.

18/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Matteo M.
WIthout a doubt the best hotel in Charleston.  Excellent location for starters, and the attached parking garage is only $12 a night.  The rooms themselves are well appointed and the staff is helpful.  The gym upstairs closes a bit early, but the rooftop pool is nice for hot Charleston days.

01/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Carrie B.
Our valet parking was $25 a night. Nice bed, Club floor is the only way to go other wise the price is not worth it.

30/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Meghan O.
I booked a standard room (forget exactly what they call it - but the cheapest you get) Charleston Place through Priceline for $250 per night for 4 nights in May.  I called the hotel beforehand to request an upgrade to a king size bed and mentioned that we would be celebrating my husband's birthday.  We were given the upgrade and they sent us an entire cake and bottle of champagne for his birthday.  Trip was off to a good start.  The hotel lobby was beautiful and the room was spacious and clean. Indoor/outdoor pool is nice.  The hotel pool was definitely very family friendly so could be a little bit wild. We didn't have any trouble getting lounge chairs because we went either earlier in day or later, but I did notice some people wandering aimlessly to try to find open chairs.  Had a massage at spa.  The locker rooms could use some updating and be more luxurious for the prices, but the massage itself was very good.  All in all I liked this place, but if I didn't get the deal on priceline, I wouldn't pay more than I did for it.  Definitely doesn't compare to a hotel like the Four Seasons (which Charleston doesn't have).  Oh - we did sort of leave on a sour note.  Our flight was cancelled at 5PM and we were getting on another flight at 6AM the following day.  The hotel had availability, but couldn't honor the rate we had been paying.  I felt like they should have been a little bit more flexible but I guess that's how it works when you book through a 3rd party.  Ended up going down the street to the Renaissance for the last night since we were going to be there for such a short time.

04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Ron H.
Very nice and convenient.....yet expensive.

28/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Travis P.
Loved this place. Definitely would go again and recommend.

17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Happy L.
Very nice old style hotel. Flat screen tv,rather small but with a DVD player side,very nice. Wonderful amenities and very clean,turn down service. A/C never really seems to catch up though.

31/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Matthew S.
This place made me feel important.  Of course not having to pay for it helped.

21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Bucky T.
THE finest hotel in Charleston!  

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon.  When we checked in, we were still in our wedding clothes.  When they saw my wife in her beautiful wedding gown, they upgraded us to a $1500.00 per night suite on one of the upper floors at no extra cost..  If you so stay on the upper two floors, you get a key to use on the elevators that the other guests don't get.  Up there you will find a guest lounge that serves heavy hors d'oveurs and an open bar where the bartender will serve you anything you desire.  This is all included in the price of your room.  Its enough to eat and drink that you really don't need to leave.  They serve afternoon tea.  This is the hotel that the movie stars stay in when they come to Charleston to shoot a film.

We didn't take advantage of the pool or the spa which I regret, but the next time we're there....

We got married on Christmas morning, so by the time we arrived, they were serving their Cristmas brunch in one of their restaurants.  There were dozens and dozens of people in the lobby for their Crhistmas meal.  There were no less than 8 ice sculptures and numerous toy trains running about the lobby.  I think there were 15 Christmas trees in the lobby.  There is a wide spiral stairway that comes down from the second floor, and when my wife came down everyone turned and applauded.  I felt like Rhett Buttler at the bottom of the stairs when he first laid eyes on Scarlette!  It truely was a fantastic honeymoon that the hotel made better.

When we returned from our dinner, there was a bottle of champagne on ice with some chocolate covered strawberries, waiting for us on our dining room table.  They spelled "Congratulation" with choclolate sauce on the rim of the plate.  That's the special touch that you can expect here.

There are some exquisite shops on the ground level to spend your hard earned money on Gucci, Prada and Patek Philippe and the like.

So, if you want to be treated like royalty, this is the place to be.

14/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Mark C.
The only regret I have from my stay here was that I was only in town for 48 hours. I spent two nights in the hotel and the service and staff were exceptional. Great location downtown and within walking distance of local sights and venues. If business or personal travel takes me back to Charleston I would definitely look to stay here again.

09/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Paul H.
It's hotel never disappoints me love their salt water pool. This is my winter respite cause of its awesome pool, location and service. Will always return.

18/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Catherine H.
We've been going here for YEARS for weekend get-aways.  So shocked, disappointed and amazed at the crazy spike in food prices on their room service menu. Insanity has set in at this hotel. I have seen way cheaper food at nicer hotels in NYC, LA, Miami, Portland and Raleigh in the past year. Restaurants right outside this hotel serve fantastic food at a fraction of the price of this room service but you have to leave the hotel to get it....so we did.

08/10/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
20. K T.
Their sophisticated take on a southern menu was excellent. Fish, shrimp and grits, amazing pork and beans and pimento cheese, crab , bacon grits!  Music was a bit loud from our table but Everything else was perfect!

23/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Mike B.
Very nice place and the location to most of the Charleston, SC amenities is great. The hotel is the center point for a higher end shopping center and roughly 1 block from the market and most of the main walking attractions for downtown Charleston.

Negative: Parking is a little difficult but parking anywhere in Charleston is tough.

02/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Sterling H.
It is ok.  Needs updateing.  There is no fridge or coffee pot in the room.  And the rooms have old analog TVs.  Having said that I was quite upset when working on wireless trying to get it to work.  I troubleshoot wireless for a living.  So I was thinking it was maybe an AP = Access Point issue, or the wireless card in my new laptop or the wireless protocol not working correctly.  I had just used this couple of days ago.  After 45mintues of trying to see what was going on, I called the front desk and they neglected to let their customers know that they had changed the password yesterday.  I was livid.  I gave them a solution to send a blanket phone message to everyone staying in the hotel but nooooooo they could not have done it so easily.

Won't be back.  Rooms are quite tired

08/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Matt T.
This has the look and feel of a classy place, but my experience tells otherwise.  Very pretty lobby and good service at the front desk.  They have an average fitness center, but a very nice pool and spa.

Unfortunately, my room left a lot to be desired.  Lots of space, but the furnishings were pretty outdated (for example a pretty old television set) and some dings and wear and tear were apparent elsewhere.  I still did not have too much to complain about until I saw a cockroach underfoot as I worked at the desk.  I know it could happen anywhere, but I was not too pleased about it.  I suspect I had one of the worst rooms in the hotel because I received a special rate (a rate the hotel initially refused to give me, but a travel agent secured with no problem--what gives?).  I would have been quite upset if I had paid $300-$400 for my room, but I did not, so I did not raise a fuss.

In any case, I suspect that there are much nicer hotels sans cockroaches in Charleston.

15/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
24. Bailey B.
Best hotel in Charleston.

This is a beautiful, elegant, old, established, totally lovely hotel staffed by attentive, caring, outgoing people.  They want to make your stay in Charleston both soothing and memorable, and they succeed admirably.

If you want to visit Charleston and experience the best of its charms, this is your hotel.

The club level is worth it - highly recommended.  Any room is great, though, because the people make this place work.

With Charleston Place, you cannot loose.

22/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Steve M.
Wow.  What can I say?

Amazing hotel.

I was here for a leadership conference, and so I didn't have much time to truly get a sense of all that is within walking distance of the hotel, but what little I DID see was really great.

There are multiple stores within the facility - clothes, chocolate, Pandora, that kind of thing.  Their pool and workout facilities were also amazing, and the rooms were nice (probably 4+ stars).

Service/etc also top-notch.

This place definitely knows how to run.  Yes, it was expensive, but this week, I wasn't paying! :)

14/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. H. Deborah S.
I agree with Matt T. This place has a great lobby and looks like it should be great, but once you get up to the rooms, you realize they are sorely in need of updating. We arrived late from a delayed flight and found our room without soap at the sink, a used soap in the bathtub...oh, and on the bathtub...holey kamoley...i want to save water to help the planet, but do you need a shower head air-ator so strong you have to stand under it for 10 minutes just to wet your hair. Anyway, maybe the concierge level is better. We had plenty of space, but it could use some new chintz! There is no WiFi because the walls are too thick ( -;)Never had a chance to use the spa, but the room didn't inspire me to waste my time. I spent most of my time out in Charleston enjoying this marvelous town.

27/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
27. Kim W.
Most comfy bed I've ever slept on in a hotel!! Walking distance from shops, bars, and food! Staff is so friendly

14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Krystle K.
Charleston Place is one of those hotels you go to and think, I'm really glad I spent the extra money.

First off, the location can't be beat... seriously all roads lead to Charleston Place. There were times we thought we were lost... but no, right ahead was our hotel. It's perfectly located between the bars, shopping, waterfront, historic churches, battery, rainbow row.

The room was very nice as well. We stayed on the 4th floor - same as the gorgeous pool/spa.

I didnt try the restaurant downstairs (too expensive) but have heard it is one of the best. The bar was OK - a little older/stuffy, but good drinks and good company.

28/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Isa A.
I did a hotel during my first stay in Charleston due to the fact that if you aren't staying over a week it isn't worth an apartment sublet. I'm not a fan of hotels but this one won me over! It's beautiful in every sense from the lobby to the rooms and the staff was friendly [& overloaded with great drinking spot reccomendations, cheers!] and the hotel itself had extremely good location. It made exploring on foot [for us city dwelling non drivers] extremely easy but it also had most things you'd need in the actual hotel, which is divine for those "i know this is vacation but i still don't want to move days"

I loved it

21/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Jennifer H.
I got a great rate on a room here on LastMinuteTravel.com otherwise, I probably couldn't afford to stay here. But boy am I glad I did because this hotel turned an already fantastic first time visit to Charleston into a luxurious vacation retreat.

The hotel is absolutely beautiful from the rooms, to the public spaces, to the check in area. Service is exceptional, you will never open a door yourself and the concierge gives great information on local places to visit. Including handy direction cards for popular attractions!

We loved, loved, loved the salt water pool. No stinging eyes and smelly chlorine! The pool has a retractable roof and is on the fourth floor surrounded by a lovely, outdoor lounge area,

I highly recommend this hotel for visitors to Charleston. I'm already trying to finagle another visit to Charleston and a stay at the Charleston Place Hotel!

01/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Alayne H.
This hotel was highly recommended to us by a friend of mine who travels to Charleston often. What a great recommendation. The lobby is very elegant; the room was extremely clean and tastefully decorated reflecting southern charm and the bathroom was plenty big. The hotel staff was friendly and very helpful in planning our stay.

Although I didn't use any of the spa services, I did walk through that area on my way to the pool and it looked very classy. Nice pool, hot tub and deck for sunbathing.

Louis Button, Gucci, Talbots, and St. John are just a few of the shops you will find located at Charleston Place. So, ladies have fun - guys, be prepared.

Charleston Place is definitely 5 star worthy.

23/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Christopher S.
This is one of the finest hotels I have stayed in on several continents. Very elegant, perfect location, extraordinary service, bar, food service and on and on.

We stayed in the Governors Suite on the 8th floor. This was the perfect accommodations for my rock star wife and youngest daughter.
The girls loved the place, especially the shopping. The shopping is totally focused on women. I actually enjoyed checking out all of the unique women's boutiques and helping pick out clothes. The local Charleston stores are very electic, inspiring and interesting.

The 7th and 8th floor guests are treated to an amazing concierge level with non stop food all day and  appetizers with an open bar in the evening, no charge, well actually its baked into the room prices.

Great workout facility and spa.

This place has it all and they do it exceptionally well.

22/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Brandie G.
I was in Charleston for a weekend of fun and a week of business and stayed in the Charleston Place hotel... Gorgeous with a super friendly staff; concierge always happy and willing to help (even before my trip via email), front desk, bell staff and cleaning crew all welcoming as if we were coming home! Fairly nicely appointed rooms to be expected from an almost 5 star hotel. The location is superb; in the middle of everything from bars, fine restaurants and lots of shopping on King St! (See my other bar and restaurant reviews from my Charleston experience) only negative thing was the last night, my hotel room ceiling was leaking so bc it was my last night and wasn't noticed till late, I couldn't tell you how fast they reacted. The bar inside was not very good though... Service was so so and drinks blah... So many cool places within a stones throw, don't waste your time there!! Can't speak for the restaurants, but the conference area was fantastic and very fitting for our group of about 200.

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Frank C.
I have stayed in many five star hotels and this is not one of them. Positives are the Southern ambiance and check in was very quick. That is always a plus. Did not detect smoke in the lobby which is nice especially being in the south. The pool is heated and is salt water which is nice. Work out room is adequate, but my treadmill was filthy. Spent several minutes cleaning it out of principle for the next person.
The negatives are plenty. My room is dated looking and was the last time I was here as well when it was the Omni. I just don't understand why luxury hotels forgo such obvious amenities as a coffee maker or small fridge. Was not going to drink the $3 waters left in the room, so I hiked to the local CVS and bought a gallon of water. I am paying $269 a night. Not going to give them $3 for a .15 costco water.
The hallways are noisy. In the morning the house cleaning staff have very noisy two way radios. Sounds like a homicide crime scene all morning. The air conditioner sounds at times like a semi using his jake brake going downhill. The tv also had an annoying line going through every channel.
The pillows were also poor quality. This place tries, but is nowhere near the quality of a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons.

13/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Dan B.
great hotel in a great location with great service.   clean nice suite.

04/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Pamela S.
Pretty much perfect. I can't think of a single negative. The service, the facilities, the location, the staff, the rooms, the bath products, the pool, the cocktails and bar snacks at the Thoroughbred, the breakfast at the Palmetto restaurant... sheesh, everything was great!

Oh, ok, the only thing I would say is that voices and noise carry in the courtyard which can be a little annoying if your room faces it, but it isn't open late into the evening.

21/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Brooke A.
Stayed here in the end of august with one of my friends.

Pros: hotel is absolutely beautiful, great lobby, there is a mini mall in the hotel and the restaurant in the hotel is simple, good food for breakfast. the concierge is amazing, the most helpful concierge i have ever experienced at a hotel... they give out direction cards to everywhere you want to go and literally cannot wait to help you. amazing location. this is in the center of everything- you don't need a car at all (if you're staying downtown).  

Cons: there werent many. oddly enough, we had NO cold water, it was terrible.  we called and complained and were told "We're in downtown charleston..." hmmm ok, i guess thats a valid reason?  Also, the rooms were dated... huge clunky tv in an armoire that breaks the whole room in half and a tacky huge shower curtain/drapes thing that you know has never been washed...

overall, i would come back and stay here because of the staff and location. but they need to update the rooms.

18/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Mark C.
This was our first time staying here. We usually stay at planters inn across the street. However, we thought we'd try to save money and see if CP was as nice. We arrived and upgraded to 8th floor immediately (an extra $130 a night off season... Maybe we should have stayed at planters after all) to get the bar and breakfast amenities. Our room was very nice with great views. But my only complaint was how the staff addresses guests on 8 th floor. They literally spoke down to us  telling us how to dress and behave in the common area ( we're not exactly heathens mind you! And have been to many high end resorts). The general  idea they wanted you to know is that  we should treat the common area on 8th floor as if we are in the bar downstairs. Evidently you can't wear your sweatshirt! It is full dress code! Who knew charleston place was so above itself?  What ticks me off is that this common area looks no better than the terminal at an airport but we are supposed to treat it like we are in the Taj Mahal!!! Unbelievable!!!! We'll go back to Planters Inn next time. I appreciate being treated like "I'm " the guest there.

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
39. Dorothy C.
Scott G's review made me a little envious! Charleston Place has been a Christmas tradition for my family for over ten years, and it's one we always look forward to. I've raved about the place to friends in NY where we live.
This year I decided to upgrade to a junior suite, which was a bit pricey, but I thought, worth it. We arrived, utterly exhausted, at noon, and our room wasn't ready until 4:00, which, in fairness, is the official check-in time. In fact, our room wasn't ready even then, but they ended up giving us another one after we killed 4 hours shopping. There was a minor snafu with our bags, then we couldn't get wifi; had to call downstairs, wait on hold twice, and go through a series of codes to log on....somewhat reminiscent of hotels a decade ago. The suite was fine, but I'm not sure the experience is worth $500 for one night, not counting spa services. Next year I will explore different options.

26/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Andrea H.
Since I stay in so many hotels, I don't review very many.  Most of the time, they all seem pretty similar, but I just can't help but comment on those that stand out.  Charleston Place is a beautiful hotel in the perfect location, but what really makes this place special is the service.

We operated a group travel program at the hotel and every single staff person we worked with or ran into was so warm and friendly.  I don't think I ever saw anyone without a smile on their face.  From management to banquet servers, everyone went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience.  More than one banquet server thanked me for coming and hoped that I would come back soon.  They all seemed genuinely happy to work there and it was clear that they loved their jobs.  That is unusual in today's economic climate where everyone is overworked.  I sincerely appreciate great service and these people are top notch.

If you're looking for a truly special experience, I highly recommend Charleston Place.  You won't be disappointed.

20/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Ken And Stephanie P.
Outstanding hotel and service! Great location to the city. Would definitely stay here again!

04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Kevin B.
This hotel is top notch.  From the doorman, to the lobby, to your room you know you are in a top notch hotel.  Our room was not only very clean, but very well appointed.  The only two issues I had were the TV reception was poor and the wireless internet was very slow and spotty.  If you are looking for a very classy place, the Charleston Place is the place to stay.
The location is right in the heart of Charleston, an easy walk to anyplace you want to go.  They had plenty of parking that was reasonable ($12 per day) with in and out privileges.  There is a small, high caliber mall attached to the Charleston Place and a very nice lobby lounge.  If you are looking for a very classy place, the Charleston Place is the place to stay.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Thomas B.
Stayed here for 3 nights. VERY clean, great food, great staff. Expensive but worth the cost. Amazing food and restaurants in the same building. Good and free wifi (at least in our room). Recommend!

20/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Harry P.
Finally a hotel that has china cabinets in the room! They get it! Now I can eat on my fine china when I'm in Charleston.

Really, there was a china cabinet in my room. It was a swank upgrade to a Regular Suite from a Junior Suite after a minor snafu in the online description vs the actual room's layout. Not all Junior Suites have a parlor door separating the bedroom from the sitting area. We weren't happy and the hotel staff made it right. So kudos to them. I used the china cabinet in my new room and it was spectacular.

Regardless of whether your room has a place for your fine china, the hotel is conveniently located downtown. Although the entrance is literally an alley, it has entrances on all sides of the block for pedestrians. There are trolley stops on either side of the hotel (Meeting St and King St), so it's super easy to go to the aquarium, waterfront, or Ann st without driving. It's located smack in the middle of some great shopping on King St. There's a Louis Vuitton downstairs if you need to burn some inheritance money too.

There's a great pool upstairs on the 4th floor. It has a bar and waiter service. There's a large patio with a kiddie pool. There's plenty of room to catch some sun and the views are good. There's also a hot tub. There's a gym and spa too if you need to get your sweat on or get a massage on. No Happy Endings were advertised and I didn't inquire.

They do have self-parking available for $14/day which I suppose isn't too bad. The garage kept my car safe and the trolley system made it so I really didn't have to drive at all.

All of the staff were incredibly nice and professional. From valet, bellhop, cleaning staff, turndown service, or front desk: everyone was very accommodating.

If you're not footing the bill for this place, I can't recommend it highly enough. A great place to spend other people's money!

26/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Jillian C.
This is my favorite place to stay in Charleston.

The rooms are decadent and lovely. The beds make you feel like you are floating on clouds. I want to take the pillows home with me. And the fluffy towels.

The room service is good, but pricey. You really should motivate to head out to a local restaurant instead.

Every member of their staff is polite and courteous.

I love their fitness area. Although the gym/center is a bit on the tiny side, it gets the job done. Wear your workout clothes, take stuff to relax by the pool and head to the 4th floor. Lock the relaxation stuff in the free lockers and go run a few miles in the fitness center. Then head back to the locker room and undress to stretch out in the sauna. Change into your swimsuit there and migrate over to the pool bar to grab a drink and relax in the afternoon. This was my pre-dinner routine every day after work and I loved it.

Also buy their sunscreen. It is incredible and I have never been burnt while using it. Even when I traveled to Jackson, MS mid-July!

The service is incredible, the decor is to die for, and the location can't be beat.

My room was also cleaned at convenient times and I was never interrupted. Once I forgot to take down the do not disturb sign when I ordered room service and they were polite enough to call me from outside instead of knocking on my door!

One downside: no mini fridge in your room to take home the delicious leftovers from that place the concierge recommended you try!

13/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Mary B.
We checked in and went to our room and someone was in it:(( the bellman put us in another room . Our Luxury room  that was $320. a night was very tired! We were on the 5th floor where they were doing renovation:((  Next  day I found out... Workman told me that this renovation will last 3 years! Wish we had  known... The staff is very friendly and the Lobby beautiful ! This VIP customer will not be back:(

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
47. Lexy S.
This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. Everything is gorgeous and has that beautiful southern charm. This hotel has great shopping, dining, and amentities. Spa and Pool were fantastic!

Customer service was A +++.

Everyone was absolutely amazing.

Will return next time we visit Charleston.

06/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Hospitality B.
If you are reading this review to consider whether or not to book a room at Charleston Place... STOP NOW.. And BOOK!

Everything about Charleston Place is fabulous- their restaurants, location, concierge, rooms, aesthetics, and the pool /hot tub -- WOW!

Yes, it's pricey, but you know the drill.... You get what you pay for, not to mention you are in Charleston so splurge a little- you won't regret it!

28/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. A J.
Very nice place!  Didn't get a chance to see everything the Charleston Place had to offer but I will definitely say that I will be coming back.  I also didn't expect this place to be as elegant as it was but was I in for a surprise!  Loved it

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Kevin B.
Great location, clean rooms.. The staff is awesome to. Stayed here twice this year.. First was my girlfriends birthday, they sent up chocolate covered strawberries! ( without me asking).. Stayed again in October, they sent up a bottle of wine and strawberries for our anniversary.  Great place well worth checking out!

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Daisy Y.
I've visited Charleston many times and always stayed at B&Bs or similar places. But alas,  Vendue Inn is under new management and no longer pet friendly.  So I tried my luck here.  I've walked through the lobby between King and Meeting Streets many times but never thought they would be welcoming to my four footed travel companion. The first night came a knock on the door and little voice announcing "room service".  I glared at Daisy the sheepdog and accused her of ordering prime rib from room service again.  I told the staffer she must have the wrong room but no,  there was a note addressed to me, welcoming us to the hotel, from the VIP manager, a bowl of beautiful fresh fruit for me, and a bowl of special treats for her highness, the sheepdog.  Knock me over with a tug toy!  Everyone was very, very nice and welcoming.  The room was lovely  (they were painting down a near hallway and I think our room might have just been painted).  Another reviewer suggested self parking and I agree.  Self parking was $16 a night, versus $32 for valet parking.  I had to do a lot of research to find a rate lower than the rack rate on the website but I did find a $220 rate with a one time $95 charge for Daisy and was more than happy with that.  Charleston is very dog friendly but it's not easy to find a pet friendly place as nice as this at any price.  We'd go back.

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Karolina H.
One star for a clean room and location thats's the only good I have to say.
A big hotel with no personality. Defiantly not luxurious, which price would suggest. In need of some remodeling, AC in the room sounds like a jet engine - so much for a good night sleep.

22/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
53. Marqus R.
Totally glamorous as well as impeccable in every detail. I love the double circular old time staircase even though some of the patrons were in practice, attempting a Queen of England or Scarlet O'Hara entry.

The hotel also has one of the finest restaurants as well as one of the most luxurious bars, The Thoroughbred.

As for the wait, counter and bell staff; top of the notch professionals.

The Charleston Place is really one of the grande dames of Southern hotels.

05/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Jon F.
Same terrific staff but with immaculately renovated rooms and a refusal to soundproof that champions the principle of transparency but unfortunately lets in the construction noise.

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Kristin D.
Hands-down, the best hotel I've experienced. Decided to go on a self-getaway from my family and busy life in D.C. down to Charleston. I stayed here for two nights and got a complimentary upgrade to the Club Level.

Ate at the Palmetto Cafe in the courtyard of the hotel, which was amazing as well. Get the fresh blueberry mojito and the crab sampler platter.

The spa was wonderful as well, but not the best atmosphere.

Overall, what a grand experience. I will definitely be staying here the next time I am in in town.

21/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Bob Q.
We stayed at the Charleston Place for 3 nights and thought it was very nice.  The room had been updated and looked great!  The cost was a little high ($255 per night) but the location and quality of the room helped mitigate.  The only issue we had was a lack of coffee!  There was no coffee maker in the room and the only coffee we could find was down in the lobby.  It was a small cart staffed by an outside company and charged $2.50 a cup!  A hotel with this reputation and price should consider having a coffee urn on each floor of the hotel so guests would not have to get dressed and go down to the lobby (since I was already dressed I walked across the street to Dunkin Doughnut and bought coffee and a giant muffin for $3.00).  Other than lack of coffee the hotel was great.  Staff very friendly, and rooms luxurious.  And, you can't beat the location -- between Meeting and King right next to the market.  Not a better location.  You could find a hotel cheaper but you would still end up paying $200 for some place a few miles from town.  Not worth the prices difference.  If you are staying in Charleston you want to be in the historic area close to everything.

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Tu-van L.
Stellar hotel with contemporary Southern charm in downtown Charleston.  Not like your grandmother's dowdy Southern charm but Southern Living elegant charm.  Lobby was grand and elegant and the wings had high end shops to enjoy.  Rooms were well appointed and elegantly decorated.  I loved the print of the curtain (weird of me to notice I know) - you can tell the fabric was high end.  So fortunate to have a chance to catch a last-minute HotWire deal to enjoy a stay here.

08/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. jackie j.
From the moment I pulled up to the moment I left, this place was more than charming, gracious and obliging!!! The amenities were beautiful and historically well kept, the club lounge, spa, restaurant and shops were all above expectations. I am extreemly grateful to Jake, in charge of customer services/front desk, for working magic for me. It is well situated in town and walking distance to everywhere. A must when coming to Charleston!! A worthy investment!

06/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Jason G.
Three friends and I met in Charleston and got two rooms at the Charleston Place, and after our stay, we felt that this was a great historic hotel in a very good location in downtown Charleston. We were not very familiar with hotels in Charleston when we decided to go there, but we got a very good deal via Jetsetter and kind of rolled the dice hoping that the Charleston Place was situated well. We were not disappointed.

When we got there, the valet and concierge treated us very well, and the typical Southern hospitality was in full force. Even though we made two separate reservations for the two rooms, they were able to put us together next to each other on an upper floor. The rooms were rather large compared to what I expected, and you could tell this was a historic hotel that had been there for many years. At first, the patterns on the rugs and the halls were a bit dated, but then they grew on me and I looked at the colors as more of historic charm that outdated. (The Greenbrier in West Virginia comes to mind.) I can't remember anything in the rooms that belied the age of the hotel, especially with modern amenities like an iPod docking station and a flat screen TV. Each room was large enough to accommodate for five or six people sitting around, so it wasn't a cramped room.

The location is absolutely amazing and the main reason I would recommend Charleston Place. You're really in the heart of downtown Charleston within walking distance of any of the great restaurants. I think there's a big difference between staying at the Charleston Place. with its old-world charm, and just a regular Comfort Suites or Doubletree. The Charleston Place also takes up a full square city block and has a few entrances entrances on all sides. There are shops connected to the hotel as well. The on-site restaurants are rather expensive, but I would rate them separately from the actual hotel since they're actually stand-alone restaurants.

I don't really have that much negative to stay say about the Charleston Place, and felt it was a luxurious place with good turndown service and amenities. Overall, I think that the Charleston Place is a great basis from which to explore Charleston and all its offerings!

11/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Chris S.
We were told this place was the best in Charleston and that proved to be true.  I highly recommend paying the extra cost to be on the club level.  Service and amenities were great.  The room could use an upgrade or two and better lighting, but that didn't detract from the experience.  4.5 stars.

16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Nathan W.
Fantastic facility with great amenities.  In the heart of Charleston, with the character of the south.

You need to make this a must stay place.

28/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
62. Tim L.
True southern charm.  The suite is very nice and the staff is wonderful.  Great shopping choices.

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Greg H.
This review is for the bar/lounge in the lobby. This is the best bar I have ever patronized.  They make cocktails that are incredibly good.  Best martinis, perfect. Bar staff and wait staff are impeccable.

24/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Shelly C.
Good but overpriced. The rooms are nice, and beds very comfy. The service was decent. They have a cool bar but it doesn't serve food very late at all. The hotel however is very close to a lot of great restaurants and rooftop bars. The palmetto cafe onsite is ridiculous - a $26 omelette! We only ate there during our networking function, but the food was good. The conference rooms were freezing and nobody seemed able to fix it. But Overall it was a good place to stay and attend a conference.

06/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
65. Brian K.
As Oscar Wilde once said, "nothing succeeds like excess" - and Charleston Place is no exception. I recently stayed at Charleston Place prior to embarking on a cruise out of Charleston Harbor and everything about this place is top-notch - from the staff and ambience to amenities and location. It certainly costs a pretty penny, but if you have the luxury and inclination to stay here for even one night, then I'd highly recommend that you do so.

Charleston Place is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, within a stones throw of Charleston Harbor, the CIty Market, and the King St. boutiques. Although the hotel was built in 1986, the interior is modeled to resemble a grand 17th century residence - complete with an Italian marble lobby with a signature double arm staircase and massive crystal chandelier. The hotel has about 450 guest rooms, as well as several dozen suites. The hotel also houses two first class restaurants - the Palmetto Cafe (casual) and the Charleston Grill (formal), and a full-service spa with rooftop indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center. The first floor of the hotel houses the shops at Charleston Place, which includes names like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. During our visit, we booked a single king bed room, which was very well appointed - it also included a large armoire, desk, and sitting area with a small couch. The bathroom was spacious and well appointed.

I've stayed at multiple five-star hotels across the globe, but the one aspect about Charleston Place that set itself apart from the others was the staff. I've found that the staff at these types of places generally parade around as if a stick is inserted in every orifice - much like most of the clientele. However, Charleston Place was different - everyone from the doormen and cleaning staff to the front desk and spa attendants were down-to-earth and personable. The front desk clerk even went out of his way to ensure that we had directions to our dinner destination.

The only major downside of this place is the price. The going rate for a standard double or king room is around $300 per night. However, reduced rates can be found on some discount travel sites and you can expect to pay a little less if you're staying during the week. Hotel patrons do have to pay to park ($14/day), but the rate is comparable to, if not cheaper than, what you'd pay elsewhere in the downtown area.

First time visitors may have some difficulty finding the entrance to Charleston Place. The hotel can be accessed via King St., but the main entrance for vehicles is situated at the corner of Meeting and Market Streets. This entrance is accessible via a side street off Meeting Street - just past Hayne St. (Chico's women's store is on the corner). Once you drive down the side street you'll see the hotel entrance - the parking garage, which is not owned by the hotel, can be accessed by veering to the right.

28/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Larry S.
My wife and I recently spent 4 days in Charleston SC. This is one of 9 posts that include; The Charleston Place Hotel, Johnson Limo-Taxi and restaurants Eli's Table, Fulton 5, High Cotton, Macintosh, Magnolia's, The Mezz (aka Sermets Corner) and Sticky Fingers. Read them all to get a flavor of the city and the experience. Please take the time to see the battery, see the many art galleries and shops (our favorite was the honey store!)  and enjoy the many many good restaurants.  

Charleston Place Hotel

A grand hotel! Everyone from bell stand to concierge to spa to housekeeping was friendly! Genuinely so!!  For example, a young man carrying towels to clean a room stopped and wished us safe travels as we waited for the elevator!. We could not say enough about the concierge staff who were very helpful with directions, recommendations and just good conversation!

The hotel, pool, gym, conference rooms, our room were all clean, modern but classic. We do wish they had more chairs and better use of the lobby space so we could spend more time people watching!

My wife loved the quality of food and attention at the restaurant in the hotel when she went in for breakfast and we both found the bar staff very pleasant and efficient!.

We found the beds and room very comfortable! The Hotel was central to the downtown and placed in the middle of great shopping and restaurants.   We upgraded to a room with  baloney to  enjoy the fresh air - what fun!

Did we mention everyone was very nice!

27/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Timothy B.
The staff is extremely friendly.  The rooms are beautiful.  You can't get any closer to the heart of town. Why then only three stars?  The price. The rooms are small. And the prices are equivalent to what you would pay in NY, Paris or London at far better hotels.  The "premiere" rooms are just basic hotel rooms at above average price.  I understand that Charleston is hot right now but save the money on the room and fly to Paris.

04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Eddie C.
So glad that we ended up paying the extra money to stay at this awesome hotel in the center of Charleston. The customer service is some of the best I have experienced. We did not have a single sub-spectactular experience with a staff member of the hotel. People even remembered my name if they interacted with me more than once!

The pool was amazing - heated, salt water, indoor/outdoor to let the sun through and very well kept.

Location was perfect - walking distance to King St, literally across the street from market st shops, restaurants, and carriage rides

Room - got a free upgrade to a Junior Suite, it was perfect for my family of 4, so spacious, excellent decor, and every chair/seat/bed so comfortable

Highly recommend and would definitely go back!

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. LOIS B.
I wish I could give more stars, they deserve it.

First, I must warn you, 205 Meeting Street is an alley.  It is VERY easy to miss this entrance to the hotel.

It is centrally located and a convenient walk to just about everything of interest in Charleston.  You can enter the hotel from Meeting Street, Market Street, and King Street.

The rooms are tastefully appointed and our room had balconies on 2 sides.

We were here celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers with a card to welcome us upon arrival.

Every employee we encountered was polite and helpful.  I wish we had been able to stay longer.   Extra umbrellas available for everyone on that extremely rainy Sunday afternoon.

26/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Emily R.
I stayed at Charleston Place for two nights for a work-related conference.  This hotel is gorgeous.  It is remodeled to give it a 17th century feel, with all of the modern amenities.  My room was small, but the decor was top notch and the bed was one of the most comfortable beds...  Ever!

It's a bit pricey -- even with a group rate, it was about $300/night.  If you are okay with this price, you will not be disappointed with this hotel.

All of the staff are courteous and professional and the location is great.  There are also a handful of some of my favorite shops on the first floor.  White House Black Market...  Hello!

If you're going to Charleston, I would highly recommend Charleston Place.

23/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Mattie C.
This is a little out of my own price range, but is my parents' hotel of choice when they are in Charleston, so I have stayed here with them a good 4-5 times.  It is very fancy, well-located and clean, and they also accept pets - surprising for such a luxurious place.  We have always come here with our dogs and the staff has been very nice to them.

The food here is quite good.  They have a very tasty breakfast buffet and have a very charming "tea time" in the afternoon where you can get cookies and nuts and drinks.  The lobby has marbled floors and an elegant look and it attaches to some indoor shopping corridors.  Walk outside and you are right in the market area.  Inside, they have a grand staircase leading up to a computer and meeting area as well as very nice and clean bathrooms.  Much better than the bathrooms on the first floor that sometimes has lines because of shoppers walking through.

I'm a little bothered by the parking here - the choices are valet or to park yourself in an outrageously overpriced garage.  But I guess since it is smack dab in the center of town the parking options are limited.

A good option if you want something elegant and classy in the best possible downtown location, and are willing to shell out a little extra money.

12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
72. Jill B.
I love this hotel. Perfect location for shopping and dining. The beds are uber comfortable as is the sheeting. Beautiful marble bathrooms with huge shower/tubs. Tons of counter space.
My only complaint this visit is the AC sound-LOUD! I put in a complaint this morning and it was not addressed, so I re-reported problem in the evening. I was told it could have been repaired if reported earlier- frustrating....

05/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
73. Marcia T.
Staff is AWESOME and soooo Friendly. We had a warm cheerful welcome from Mike, who is a cutie with a lot of swag. :-).  He showed us to the front desk where we got a big bright smile from ANOTHER cutie pie named Kevin. Both guys were so polite and very conversational with my 11 yr old son. Kevin was very knowledgable with questions I had. I have to say, they made my day.  Kevin directed me to Leah, at the concierge desk, who had her hands full with ppl and I thought she looked overwhelmed until she opened her mouth and gave me such a pleasant relax tone.... She had everythjng under control. She made sure our Bellman got the right luggage and made sure to direct us in the right direction. Sooooo Pleasant, thank you Leah :-).
Our Bellman Lucas was also great. He looked tired at first, but just like Leah, he was GREAT and PATIENT. We asked to look at another room and he was kind enough to walk us down. However we stayed in our room which was pretty modern and newer.

The reason for 4 stars is ONLY because I felt the rooms were a little small for $475 a night. (Due to the 4th of July weekend). Otherwise, the people who work here makes it GREAT!!

04/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Scott G.
My wife and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Charleston, SC for a few days just before Christmas. Since neither one of us had ever been to Charleston, we decided to rely on the recommendations we found on Trip Advisor and we are glad we picked the Charleston Place Hotel. Our flight arrived at 9:30 am, so we ended up at the hotel around 10:15 am. We knew that we would not be able to check in to our room that early, so we asked the front desk if we could leave our bags with the bell captain. After we checked in, we strolled around the huge lobby, admiring the elaborate Christmas decorations and the miniature Christmas Village (including a miniature train set that kept small children glued to the scene).

As we headed back over to the bell stand, the receptionist who checked us in (Natasha), came over and handed us two room keys and told us that the hotel had rooms ready on their concierge floor and that she had taken the liberty of upgrading us at no charge!

Well - Christmas came early!

The Concierge floor (normally a $100/night upgrade) was spectacular! It offers buffet meals and light snacks served all throughout the day and an open bar, including top-shelf spirits and a great selection of beer and wine, from noon on. We unpacked and went out to explore the city. When we returned back to our room to get ready for dinner, there was a knock at the door - the floor manager stopped by with a chilled bucket of Cava and a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, and personally welcomed us to Charleston! I mean, I have heard of Southern Hospitality, but this was beyond any expectations.

Beyond that, the room was clean and comfortable, with free wi-fi, a firm bed and soft, down pillows. The concierge staff was friendly and helpful, providing recommendations for tours, dinners and shopping. And the location, right in the middle of historic Charleston, simply cannot be beat. As kitschy as it may sound, I definitely recommend taking a carriage ride to get the layout of the city and learn some fun, interesting facts about Charleston. And don't miss dinner at Fig or lunch at Hominy Grill; two great dining experiences.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel. We'll be back - and even if we have to pay for the Concierge level upgrade, I will gladly do so. Thank you, Natasha, for going out of your way to make our stay so memorable and enjoyable - you have made us a loyal Charleston Place client for life!

25/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. Bread Man S.
I was there for a convention, i truly had a good experience.

5 stars it is. Not too stuffy, great southern service, wonderful character to the place, located on cemetery of town, closer to great shops, fine restaurants and many art galleries.

We love it. Will be back soon.

Gorgeous place. Well decorated and designed.

Only opportunity is fix the heater in the room, kept clicking on and off all night, would not turn on right away.

26/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. S H.
Full disclosure: I had a terrible stay at this hotel initially. BUT keep reading, because they 1000% made up for it!

I booked a room here for my husband's birthday a few months ago. The plan was to visit Charleston for the weekend, stay at a nice hotel and walk to various restaurants, shops and bars. What happened was a little different. Long story short, we were put into a room next to an all-night "conference" (aka party) for an asphalt company. They were up into the wee hours, drinking heavily and making so much noise we couldn't sleep. I complained once during the night and then again when we checked out in the morning. The manager at the desk agreed it was a terrible oversight to put guests in the room next to the conference and said he'd get in touch with me about making it right. I didn't expect to hear from him.

I was wrong. I got a lovely letter in the mail apologizing and offering us a one-night stay on the house whenever was convenient for us. I was to call a specific associate to arrange it. I forgot about it for a few months before calling to make our reservation. Luckily, the woman was as nice as could be and assured me it wasn't too late. She handled it perfectly.

Upon arrival, the front desk mentioned we'd be on the club level and were welcome to all the amenities included. We were shocked to find out what that entailed - an almost constant array of free drinks (soda, water, wine, beer, mixed drinks, coffee, etc.) as well as appetizers before dinner, desserts in the late evening and the nicest continental breakfast display I've seen yet! The lounge was very comfortable and grand at the same time. After dinner outside the hotel, we stopped back in our room and found a bottle of wine, a bottle of sparkling water, fresh pimento cheese, crackers and a large fruit bowl had been left along with a nice welcome note. (I already received another welcome note when checking in.)

We had a fabulous time at Charleston Place and I highly recommend staying there if you can! I don't care to stay anywhere else when I'm in Charleston!

10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Matt N.
This is the best hotel in Charleston. No doubt about that. Their spa is top notch and they have a pool, whirlpool and workout room that is absolutely 5 star quality.

Location is outstanding. Right in the center of the city. Tons of restaurants and shops not only in wailing distance, but actually located inside the hotel.

Incredible service that is always more than willing to assist you in any way possible. The rooms are glorious and this may not be a big deal to everyone, but the soaps and lotions the hotel provides are phenomenal! My wife and I loved our stay and can't wait to get back!

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Brian K.
I stayed here for a convention that came to Charleston and I was not disappointed with the cleanliness of my room and it was slightly elegant in it's design.  The lobby and bar felt very "warm and inviting" and seemed to call out to me to come have a drink.  Parking would be my only issue, but knowing the lack of parking in Charleston in general, there was adequate parking in the deck next door and they had valet as well.  The staff was very friendly.

18/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Nina B.
I stayed here for a conference, and had hoped for a lovely stay. Disappointed as soon as I got to my upgraded room (which I PAID for not complimentary) the ac unit sounded like an old fridge running on high. I called down to have someone to come and look at it but after 3 calls and almost 40 minutes later no one showed up. The manager Jake was unable to deal with any of it except to put me in a worse room. So disappointed an expected so much more.

20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
80. Charles C.
Beautiful hotel.  But beware of items being taken from your room.  I checked in a week ago and my IPad was taken from my room.  After working with security I became VERY disappointed as they did not seem concerned. Of course the hotel security director was out of town and could not help.  As if today still no resolution and no concern about my theft.  

My company spent THOUSANDS of dollars at this location.  

VERY DISAPPOINTED.

22/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
81. Marybeth B.
Lovely updated suite. Too bad the construction in the hallways is a tad noisy. But we love the service, the bed is divine, the new decor is very sumptuous, and the carpets are plush.

15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Veeckie G.
This review is strictly for event planning.  Beware the not-so-bright Star.  I attempted to plan an even with a specific budget.  I was told my budget would be adequate to plan my event.  After our initial conversations, she managed to miss the point twice.  I finally just sent an example of what I was looking for only get an event planned for me that was an additional $100 per person which was way out of our budget.  I'm sure the event would have been amazing.  It was disappointing to work with someone who seemed to have no clue how to plan an event.  Good luck.

01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
83. Bill M.
What a lovely hotel! Top notch shopping, (Gucci right on site), beautiful spa, attentive polite service and the updated rooms filled with luxurious comfort. Top that off with their perfect location in the heart of downtown and it would be difficult to find a better place to stay. Looking forward to returning again soon!

19/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Hailey Z.
Beautiful hotel with lovely accommodations  (if you get an updated room... My sister was not happy.)  We must have gotten 5 new key cards made since we kept misplacing ours.  Front desk staff was extremely nice.  Roof top pool was very clean and super cool with the open air glass ceiling.  

The entire staff was so friendly!  Maintenance, bell hops, room service, EVERYONE.  So nice!!!

09/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Nastassia W.
Nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. Loved the rooms, loved the bathroom and the abundance and quality of the towels (literally gave me 8 cushy towels to myself), loved the gym and was disappointed I didn't get to try out the pool or the spa while I was there. Free wi-fi in the rooms. Staff was friendly and helpful. Close to tons of restaurants and bars, and so much shopping. What a luxury!

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
86. Kat Z.
We came for Easter weekend. The hotel is absolutely perfect except for the very loud air conditioning unit in the room. (467). They sent someone up to fix it but it was the same after the fix. Bring your white noise!

05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Laura A.
Beautiful hotel, excellent service and ideal location. I stayed at Charleston Place for a work meeting and extended my stay for a short family vacation. We absolutely loved it. Although it's a posh hotel, they were extremely family friendly, and on the few rainy days we experienced, it was very helpful that this hotel is part of an indoor mall so our daughter could burn some energy walking the halls. The hotel is right in the midst of a shopping hub, surrounded by tons of great restaurants, and also a short walk to Market Street and to the waterfront. Free wifi is also a bonus.

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. John B.
My husband and I stayed here after we got married in August of 2014 and all I can say is that this hotel is magnificent! To begin with, no hotel has a better location in Charleston that this one. You are a short walk, rickshaw, carriage ride, or taxi ride from all of city's shopping, dining, and attractions. Belmond's Charleston Place is truly in the heart of the Peninsula (as the local's might say). At the time of my stay, the hotel was renovating the rooms and we were lucky enough to receive one of the completed rooms. The room appeared, to me, to be decorated in a French style with gorgeous whites and grays. Even the top to the furniture, on which the TV rested, was made from white granite. The bathroom was impeccable with white granite making up the floors and walls! This hotel was clean and the staff was wonderfully friendly (it is Charleston after all) and attentive. The renovations included an electronic panel on both bed sides that controlled every light in the room and bathroom! Of course it also had standard power outlets plus the USB plug for all Apple devices. The staff found out from some of our wedding guests staying there that it was our wedding weekend, so the hotel surprised us with champagne, chocolate strawberries, and a thoughtful congratulatory note. This attention to detail coupled with excellent service and a prime location make this hotel a MUST!

14/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
89. S M.
Have stayed here occasionally over the past four years. Love the service, the location and the beautiful newly redecorated rooms. However, the "free" in-house wifi is terrible and the upgrade is $15 a night. Not nice in a hotel where I'm paying $800 plus a night for my mini-suite. This sort of stuff really annoys me.

14/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Rebecca H.
Lovely hotel. I stayed here for a work conference for two nights.

The people at check-in were very nice, and very accommodating. The rooms are quite pretty and sizable. There were two TVs, and the bathroom was large and nice. Big sample toiletries too :)

It's great that there are stores attached- Pandora, White House Black Market, Godiva, and more. I didn't get to go to the pool or gym, but a coworker said that they were very nice. The bar area also looks beautiful.

The one bad thing about this hotel was the wifi- it was tough to get work done for the conference due to the incredibly slow and unreliable internet :(

It's also a great location- walking distance to stores and restaurants. I would love to return!

06/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Daisy D.
Gorgeous old hotel in the heart of the Charleston peninsula. They are going through some renovations in the hotel, but I think they're nearing the end of the last round. We got a really good deal - or so I'm told - based on the fact we were staying in one of the older rooms. Who knows what will happen when they're finished.

From the bellman to the front desk to the maintenance man, everyone was so nice & helpful. We had one little snag with one of the housekeepers on our last day, but other than that we loved our stay. Check in was a breeze, the suite with adjoining rooms was gorgeous. Any time we needed anything the service was prompt.

They have a spa/fitness center on the fourth floor. I didn't make it to the fitness center, but I did take a dip in the saltwater pool. It's on the roof, yet indoors with an open roof so you get the benefit of being inside, but can still get a bit of sun. And it was heated (I'm assuming) so it was easy to jump get right in. They have a bar on the roof as well so you can grab a bite or a drink if you wish.

Lots of shopping around the hotel as well. There are shops lining two different sides of the hotel leading you out from the lobby into the streets. You'll find the high end Louis Vuitton, but also some more affordable options as well. There's a little coffee window that's open in the morning with coffee & tea as well as some pastries. I became good friends with the barista as I was up before most of my party and was the one going on the morning caffeine runs.

Couple of Pointers:
- Main entrance is not on Meeting Street. It's in the alley-way with a covered turnaround.
- Opt for self parking. They lease the parking garage from the city that's next to the hotel. If you self-park, it's half the price vs. if they do it for you.

11/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Colleen D.
This is a great hotel. Especially if you get the club level rooms. We stayed on the newest floor (8th) and the room was top notch - decor, comfort, amenities. Service was exceptional throughout the hotel. Everyone was helpful and friendly. When you stay on the club level there's a lounge with drinks and food throughout the day. Definitely recommend that. Location is great - near the design district. I would go back to Charleston just to stay at this hotel.

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Fan T.
They charged me 16 dollars to mail me a pair of pants I left behind.  It only cost a few bucks to mail.  Felt gouged.  I would not likely stay there again.  There are better places to stay in Charleston.

There is s lot of pomp surrounding this place, but I think I would have better stayed at a place which was more personal.  Unimpressed.

25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
94. Michelle A.
Visited the spa in October, had a lovely experience!  The pools and lounge areas were small but relaxing and the staff was very attentive.  I got a pedicure, which was well done and my technician did a phenomenal job.  She even gave me bandaids and ointment for my blistered feet (I did a lot of walking)...  

I worked with the spa in advance to arrange for a cake to be brought in and for a table to be reserved at the pool, and I found them very accommodating and helpful.  I'd highly recommend this spa.

24/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Alan R.
Great hotel, all the high end features of a Four Seasons or Ritz

Service is great, the people have a wonderful attitude.  

Location is prefect if you want to site see or shop in old town Charleston

24/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
96. Stephanie L.
OMG, I LOVED this hotel.

It was amazing!  We were upgraded to the Concierge floor.  
Let me tell you, it was awesome.
Snacks, desserts, drinks, tea, coffee, water at your fingertips at all hours.

The beds were SOOO comfy.  I could have slept for hours.

The service was perfect.  Every single person we encountered was so nice.  Hey Y'all.  Anything I can do fo y'all.  It must be a southern thing...hehehe.

The pool/lounge area was amazing.  So relaxing.  Retractable roof, lots of lounge chairs, salt water pool, hot tub, etc.

The only complaint I have is there is a small gap by the door so if people are being loud in the hallway, you can kind of hear it.

Lastly, it is in the HEART of Charleston!  BOOM!  Walking distance to everything!

28/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Angela W.
This hotel is gorgeous and I would definitely stay here again.  We were here for two nights in early January, and got upgraded to the Club level (I can't imagine many travelers that time of the year) so my experience is for the 7th and 8th floors only.  

Rooms are very spacious, and the bathroom is HUGE.  I love large bathrooms and this one definitely did not disappoint (extra bonus, toiletries were all L'Occitane!).  My only gripe would be the bed, which sank in slightly, but otherwise I had a lovely stay.  I didn't realize Belmond was a chain until watching the video they put on during turn down service, but I will definitely keep it on my radar if I ever travel to the other cities they have a location in!

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
98. Howard B.
yes five stars from me.  staff, facility, location all top notch.  very accomodating.  Never had such attention to detail, especially from turn down service.  Hotel is up to date with USB charging stations in rooms, upgraded lighting panels, luxury shower..on and on.  I thought i was going to have an issues since i was hauling a a trailer and needed to self park..no problem.  Bell man took my keys and expertly tucked my vehicle and trailer in the self pay lot.  returned the keys to my room when done.  

The lounge was great.  Bar staff very friendly and making drinks that spot on.  This is my new place to stay.  Keep up the great work.

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Elizabeth L.
The location and the room were pretty Baller.  Three minor gripes, which could be deal breakers for some 1)the hot water in the shower was lukewarm at best (I'm a scalding shower person, so this sucked terribly); 2) you can definitely hear the hallway noises; 3) one of my towels had a definite lipstick stain on it. (I'm a stickler for quality control ;))

There is a parking garage right next to the hotel, which is reasonably priced and the attendants are incredibly nice.  The hotel pool is amazing.  The staff were polite and friendly.
Overall, I would not stay again-the hit water issue is my deal breaker.  If that's not an issue for you, I totally recommend!

08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
100. Chris S.
Staying here now and really love the hotel and location. I stay in Charleston once a month but never here. The best part is I walk out of the hotel and am surrounded by all the good restaurants, bars, shopping and a Starbucks.

All the staff are really nice and helpful. The bar is cool with couches and a piano. People staying at the hotel can sit down and play piano.

You can look up the price so I won't post it here. The rooms are nice but you are paying for hotel staff and location. If you are doing Charleston for the first time you should stay here. It will allow you to enjoy what Charleston has to offer and you are in the middle of it.

05/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0