Belmond Charleston Place
From the outside, the Belmond Charleston Place blends tastefully into the historic surroundings. Yet, as soon as you step through the door, you are met with chic, contemporary luxury and a selection of the best services and amenities that Charleston has to offer. Enjoy a dip in the rooftop pool, browse the boutique shops which are accessed directly from the lobby, and sample the superb menu at the renowned Charleston Grill.
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Rooms range from Deluxe, Premier and Suites, up to Club rooms and Signature suites. All rooms are spacious and modern, with Italian marble bathrooms, plush bathrobes and slippers, Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerator and a daily newspaper. The top tier rooms sit on a higher floor and offer a better view of the Charleston skyline, some also have a small balcony. Guests staying in the Club rooms or Signature suites have private access to The Club Level, an exclusive lounge which has a full bar and serves complimentary food throughout the day.
The Belmond Charleston Place is situated in the historic heart of Charleston. All of the attractions are on the hotel’s doorstep which makes exploring the city on foot a pleasure. A ten minute stroll south will bring you to Broad street with its restaurants and bars. The waterfront park lies a further five minutes to the east. The Belmond is also opposite the Charleston city market, which offers arts and crafts and boutique clothes and food.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in the Palmetto Café, either alfresco in the courtyard or inside in a ‘garden-style setting’ surrounded by giant windows and plants. The Palmetto Café is open for lunch and dinner, but you may want to try the Charleston Grill, one of the most highly rated restaurants in the city. The Charleston Grill offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, with live jazz in the evenings. Club level guests have access to a complimentary all-day food service at The Club Lounge.
This hotel is child-friendly. Please note, only the suites have sofa beds.
Facilities and activities
The Belmond offers 24 hour room service. There is a luxury spa and modern fitness facility on site and direct access to a small, upmarket shopping mall from the lobby. The rooftop saltwater pool is heated and features a retractable glass roof.
The hotel is fully wheelchair accessible.
Environmental and social responsibility
The Belmond runs two social programmes in support of the local community. One provides hot meals to a local homeless shelters, in partnership with several other Charleston restaurants. The other is a programme designed to teach high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds the skills necessary for getting a job in the hospitality and catering industries.
Charleston Tea Plantation- only one in North America, roughly 30 minute drive from downtown Charleston. Check out Angel Oak on the drive back, estimated to be 1500 years old, giant oak tree, signposted from the main road.
Horse-drawn carriage tour is also well worth doing in Charleston, roughly $20 per person.
If you are looking for luxury, then the Belmond Charleston Place is a good choice. It offers all the services and amenities, all at a very high standard, and all within walking distance of Charleston’s main attractions.