Friday, November 12, 2010
Hotels and inns on the peninsula are generally more expensive than those in outlying areas of the city. Rates tend to increase during festivals, when reservations are essential, and on weekends. From December through February some rates drop by as much as 50%. Nearby world-class accommodations include the Kiawah Island, Wild Dunes, and Seabrook Island resorts.
Charleston Place: This graceful, luxurious hotel, an Orient-Express property has rooms with period reproductions, French bed linens and fax machines. It’s near upscale shops in the historic district. The Charleston Grill, with its mahogany-paneled walls, provides an elegant dining experience.
John Rutledge House Inn: An ornate Main house, built in 1763 by a signatory of the U.S. Constitution and two carriage houses, make up this luxury B&B. Rooms have plaster molding, wood floors, antiques and four poster beds.