38 Broad Street.
A real find in the nightlife district near the Old City Market.
Live music and a casual menu from the Four Corners Cafe next door
make this former speakeasy a favorite with Charleston insiders.
412 King Street.
Monday-Friday 9am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-2pm.
"Novel"breakfast and lunch menus served at tables set up in a
bookstore create a very unique dining experience. You can browse
the shelves while you eat. $
Dreaming Restaurant and Bar
One Ashley Point Drive.
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.
Large menu features a variety of popular casual fare, including
ribs and seafood, served in a fort-like building with a stunning
view overlooking the Ashley River. This family-friendly spot is
one of the most popular eateries in the area. $$
10 Hayne Street.
Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-11:30pm.
Classic Charleston fish house serves recipes from a famous restaurant
of the 1920s. The she crab soup is something special at this local
Planters Inn, 112 North Market Street.
Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11pm.
At this AAA Four Diamond and Mobil Four Star restaurant, you can
order from a traditional steak and chops menu or the trendy Champagne
Bar menu, heavy on the seafood cocktails. Coconut cake here is
41 Center Street, Folly Beach.
Carolina coastal cuisine, such as Frogmore stew and Crab Cake
Benedict, served is a retro diner with large patio on Folly Beach,
a short drive from downtown Charleston. $
130 Market Street.
Tel: 843-722-4900 or 800-611-5545.
The city's premier hotel, an Orient Express property, consistently
ranks among the world's best. Pass through the elegant marble
lobby to the gas-lit patio where you'll find the Charleston
Grill, one of the city's most celebrated, and most romantic,
restaurants. Other amenities include indoor pool, hot tub, European
spa, concierge floor, retail shops, marble tubs. $$$$
Guest Suites on the Market/Historic Charleston
181 Church Street.
All-suite hotel surrounds a courtyard where you can relax in a
large whirlpool spa. Spacious units combine Charleston style with
full kitchens, living rooms and separate bedrooms. Complimentary
breakfast buffet, afternoon reception, fitness center.
Marion Hotel Westin
387 King Street.
Tel: 843-722-0600 or 800-433-3733.
Relive the Roaring '20s when Charleston's local dance went international
at this 12-story 1924 landmark. Restaurant, lounge, fitness center.
301 Savannah Highway.
Tel: 843-556-7100 or 800-465-4329.
Located across the Ashley River Bridge from the historic district,
this local favorite is known as the "Round Holiday Inn"
thanks to its unique architecture. A roof-top restaurant and bar
provide award-winning views. Even the pool here has a view. Complimentary
shuttle to downtown.
Inn: Charleston On the Beach
1 Center Street, Folly Beach.
Tel: 843-588-6464 or 800-465-4329.
The area's only oceanfront hotel overlooks the beach just south
of Charleston. Restaurant, two lounges, pool.
115 Meeting Street.
Tel: 843-577-2400 or 800-874-9600.
Robert E. Lee and Teddy Roosevelt both enjoyed stays at this famous
antebellum inn. Actually, this is a reconstruction on the original
site, but a good one, nicely appointed with antiques from the
period. Restaurant, lounge, pool. $$$$
112 North Market Street.
Tel: 843-722-2345 or 800-845-7082.
1844 inn is beautifully renovated with four-poster beds and marble
Penisula Grill, in the garden court, is one of the city's
most popular eateries. Concierge, business center, room service.
Rutledge House Inn
116 Broad Street.
Tel: 843-723-7999 or 800-476-9741.
Once the home of John Rutledge, a signer of the U.S. Constitution,
this fully renovated 1763 beauty could as easily be a museum as
a hotel. Afternoon tea (or sherry) in the ballroom is a Charleston
tradition. Business center, data ports. $$$$