December 11, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina

The South is known for its genteel hospitality, and Belmond Charleston Place is a prime example why. Understated service is ever-present. Under a 12-foot hand-blown Venetian chandelier, a grand open-arm staircase leads to rooms decorated in refined neutrals. Next door, an Art Deco theater restored by the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and at the Charleston Grill nightly live jazz accompanies a AAA Four-Diamond dinner menu of gourmet Southern classics.

Step out onto your Juliet balcony to watch Charleston wake up. Wander through narrow cobblestoned streets, tripping across eclectic local boutiques and history markers dating from the Civil War. Take a picturesque countryside drive to America’s only tea plantation. After a soul-warming plate of buttery grits and shrimp, snuggle up in a horse-drawn carriage as it ambles on Southern time.

Location of Belmond Charleston Place

Belmond Charleston Place
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina

Nearest Airport: CHS

Amenities for Belmond Charleston Place

  • General Information
  • 440 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Spa Cuisine
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Afternoon Tea
  • On-Site Amenities
  • On-Site Car Rental
  • Concierge
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Indoor/Outdoor Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Valet Parking
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Satellite Television
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Fitness Classes
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Amenities
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Antique Shopping
  • Monuments
  • Interests
  • Golf
  • Luxury Hotel Games
  • Spring Getaways

Reviews for Belmond Charleston Place

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Arriving in early afternoon, we went to the Palmetto Cafe inside the hotel. The service was prompt. Thank you, Kevin. I've posted a separate review for the cafe. We went to registration at 2:55, allowing for a 3 p.m. check-in. There were no suites available, but the travel club agent who booked our stay did say she couldn't get one. We received great attention from Amber at check in. The hotel is blessed to employ her. We had 2 rooms, but Amber was able to get us next door to each other, with a view of the horse fountain and Ravenel Bridge. We looked at the pool, which is quite nice, the hot tub, and rooftop terrace. I’m sure we would've enjoyed the terrace on a longer visit. It seemed comfortable, w/a friendly attendant. However, we opted to spend time in the historic district. We saw a Harris Teeter grocery store within walking distance, if you need something unavailable in the hotel. Our rooms were well-appointed and clean. There was one small spot of dried-on soap in a corner of my shower, but that was all. There were bath robes, slippers, and a nice umbrella in the closet. There were plenty of towels and the usual hotel amenities. There was helpful reading material w/information about the hotel and surrounding area, as well as about other Belmond properties. As far as I could tell, every light could be controlled from the bed or door. The desk lamp didn't appear to work. There was no coffee pot. Some full-service hotels have them, some don't. Also, there was no minibar. There were a few drinks in the mini-frig – Gatorade and Coke; I don't remember seeing bottles of water. There's a bar in the lobby. Both feather and foam pillows are available. My room had foam pillows, the other room had a mix of foam and feather pillows. I'm sure housekeeping would have brought a feather pillow; I didn't want to call, I was ready to sleep. The air conditioner was quiet, the thermostat worked well. My room was next to the elevators, but I heard only one small group talking in the hallway as they strolled to their room/rooms. We didn't hear the elevators or any noise from outside the hotel. Next morning I ordered room service. We were impressed. Sierra did a great job in taking the order. She was friendly, helpful, and accurate. Breakfast arrived just as though it had been ordered in the Palmetto Cafe, with flowers on the table. I don't remember the server’s name, and I am sorry for that, as he did an excellent job. If you are looking for a less expensive breakfast, there's a Starbucks across the street from the hotel. In fact, there are quite a few dining options near the hotel, including for breakfast. However, we'd order in the hotel again without hesitation. Yes, it’s more expensive, but we believe we received value. Please note that a 22 percent gratuity is included in the bill. I could see people in the exercise room. The hotel seemed to be renovating the spa, but we didn't ask. If you're interested in the spa, you might want to ask before booking. The only complaint I have has been mentioned by other reviewers, and that is being rushed to check out. It's annoying. A member of housekeeping was at our door before 10 a.m., as I was finishing my second cup of coffee and my husband was packing up. She said, "Oh. You ARE checking out today?" Housekeeping behaved, to my mind, almost like vultures as we packed up. It felt as if we were being evicted. As we were scheduled to fly out of Charleston by 1:30 p.m. and needed to return a rental car, we would've been out of the hotel by check-out time. As I turned in the room keys, I did see people trying to check in. I can understand people wanting to start their weekend; however, really, that isn't the problem of the current guests. Therefore, I believe this is a management failure. If our check-out time was noon, as was printed on our bill, then it was noon, not 9:54. If the hotel wants its guests out by 10 a.m., it needs to make that the policy. Up to that point I would've said the stay was just about perfect, and we were looking forward to future stays at various Belmond-owned properties. After checkout, we simply took a walk around town and did a little shopping right in Charleston Place The hotel has a little shopping mall. I ended up buying an outfit at Chico’s. We left at 11:05 a.m., according to the time on the Chico’s receipt. We did note that Christmas decorations seemed to have sprung up overnight. Other tidbits --Yes, there is a privacy sign. It's that cotton-looking bag hanging on the inside of the door. A few people seem confused about that. The self-parking is half the cost of valet parking and is in a parking garage, not to be confused with the open lot parking on the other side of the street. The corner turns in the garage are narrow for 2 vehicles passing in opposite directions, particularly if either is large. Spaces are a bit narrow. We found more room with a space along an outer wall; just a heads up. I did speak briefly with 2 of the concierges… “How long is the walk to the harbor?”; “How long should we allow for the museum?” Both were helpful. Would I stay in the Belmond again? It’s a qualified “yes”. The check-out situation needs to be addressed. Other than that, it’s an absolute, unequivocal “yes”.

EastCoastMember - Northern Virginia, Virginia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I'll begin by saying this hotel is beautiful and plush. Everyone we encountered during our stay was friendly and accommodating. Our rooms were comfortable and clean. It was the pre-stay events that soured me on this hotel. This was a trip with my wife and her octogenarian parents. I made reservations months in advance of our trip through Priceline, as they had the best price for two "Premier King Balcony" rooms. A couple of months before our stay, I emailed the hotel about securing an ADA compliant room for my in-laws. The customer service rep responded promptly with news that, unfortunately, "Premier King Balcony" classed rooms did not exist with an ADA option. However, for $170.00 extra a night, she said my in-laws could be upgraded to a "One Bedroom Suite" which did have an ADA option. I declined that offer, not wanting to add what would be about an extra $1000.00 (with added taxes and fees) to our bill for 4 nights. I decided that, if that was my only option, we would just deal with our already-booked rooms. Thinking the issue dead, I was a bit surprised to receive a follow-on email after declining. In that email, the rep offered to downgrade my in-laws' room to a "Premier Double Room" which could also be ADA compliant. However, there would be no price adjustment because I had made my reservation through Priceline, and "they owned the booking." I questioned why the hotel could modify my reservation and charge me more if I upgraded, but if I chose to downgrade they were helpless to charge me less because I had booked with a third party company (Priceline)... that just didn't make basic sense to me. I was also disappointed that an offer for an ADA compliant room that wouldn't cost more wasn't offered only until AFTER I had declined an offer to upgrade and pay more. The explanation was that she was only trying to help me. I left our room reservations as they were, and they proved to be fine. When we did arrive at the hotel for our stay at 2:00, our rooms weren't ready. 2 hours later, at the 4:00 check-in time, only one of the two was available, We were tired and ready to get into a room, and so were offered the option to downgrade one of the rooms (one without a balcony) and go ahead and check in. I was told that we would have a price adjustment on check out. I also discreetly asked the clerk NOT to have the bill for my in-laws room slid under the door the last night because it was a gift from us. He assured me that both rooms were in my name and on my credit card, and that that wouldn't happen. The non ADA room proved to be fine for my in-laws. We just left the wheelchair outside the door in the hall when not using it because there wasn't room in the room for it. The last night, they slid the bill under my in-laws door (:(, and my father-in-law gave it to me at breakfast. And, of course, there wasn't any price adjustment on our bill at check out for the downgraded room we had accepted at check-in, but after speaking with an assistant manager, the bill was indeed adjusted. We have stayed at Belmond properties out of the country on several occasions, and the service is always impeccable. Not sure why a 5 Star property in US can't better address simple details like these, as they do at their international properties. It really detracts for the physical splendor of the hotel.

love2travel2802 - Nashville, Tennessee

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful hotel in Charleston in a great location right by downtown and the waterfront. Welcome and friendly staff, beautiful clean rooms, great pool and nice bars both on the rooftop and near the lobby. Will definitely be coming back!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

The Staff has excellent Customer service, very attentive and flexible. Always willing to work with us and make changes when we needed! The check in and out process was seamless! The Location of the hotel is right in the middle of the downtown Charleston which made shopping and site sighting walkable. Our experience was Fantastic!

Trudi M

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Can not say enough wonderful things about the Belmond Charleston Place. From the moment you walk in the staff are welcoming and friendly. The hotel itself is beautiful with elegant decor both in the rooms and public spaces. The location was excellent right in the heart of Charleston, a short walk out either entrance puts you next to several bars, restaurants, and historic sights. Above all we were thankful for Abi in the sales office. We were forced to move our outdoor wedding inside due to bad weather. She made it easy and hassle free to find a space inside the hotel that was amazing. In the end we were so happy with the space that we were glad to rain forced the change of plans. We will absolutely be coming back to the Belmond Charleston Place at least once a year for the foreseeable future.

DCA1312 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

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