These accommodations go beyond the basic amenities one would expect when staying at such renowned and luxurious spots. Elegant and relaxing spas, impeccable customer service, and comfortable beds are no longer deemed extras – they are essentials when choosing a place to stay, especially in the Holy City. With Charleston only being a quick one-hour flight from Nashville, this is certainly a city to have on your quick getaway list- and these are the places to stay with more than your average perk. 


The Dewberry 

Atop one of the most famous and renowned hotels across the country sits a charming and preppy citrus oasis. The newest addition to The Dewberry Hotel is the Citrus Club, a sophisticated rooftop bar where one can lounge in the sun while sipping on craft cocktails, like their signature Hibiscus Mojito. The club is best enjoyed for pre-dinner cocktails at sunset, where the pillows match the color of the sky and the view of the city is unmatched. From the Dewberry Hotel, we’d expect nothing less than a first-class experience. 

The Post House Inn 

Not many will venture out from downtown Charleston or away from the beaches, but if you happen to feel like exploring the captivating outskirts of the city, The Post House Inn would be an excellent starting point. Tucked away in the streets of the historic Old Mount Pleasant, you’ll find a charming inn that has seven highly coveted, cozy rooms. Complete with its own restaurant from the owners of Basic Kitchen, you’ll find local, seasonal fare that leaves you wanting to cancel all other remaining reservations. Having just opened last year, the sensational Post House Inn is a hard to get booking, both for the rooms and the restaurant, but if you snag a reservation for either, it’s an experience that will keep you coming back. 


Hotel Bennett 

Located just a few steps away from the famed King Street lives a destination worth dressing up for. Elegantly situated inside Hotel Bennett, is Camellias, a premier champagne lounge. Offering an extensive bottle and by-the-glass list, this haven is for those who love a little bubble in their glass. The pink hue that encompasses the room is symbolic of the camellia flower, the lounge’s namesake.  With everything that this prestigious hotel does, Camellias is no exception and is the ultimate retreat for anyone looking to elevate their Charleston experience. There’s nothing we love more than a champagne nightcap before retiring for the evening, a bonus worth nothing when deciding where to book your stay. 


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The Ryder Hotel 

The most recent addition to the lineup of legendary hotels is The Ryder Hotel. What makes this spot stand out from so many others is its retro Little Palm Bar and Swim Club. This downtown oasis boasts a swimming pool for its guests to cool down in, an almost necessary amenity during the summer months. The Little Palm Bar is mixing up cocktails poolside, ready to serve its guests on demand. If you’re looking for a place that provides unique service, then look no further than The Ryder.