1837 Bed and Breakfast

126 Wentworth Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)


Our 35th year of providing intimate accommodations to Charleston's most discerning visitors! Our charming B&B is located in the heart of downtown Charleston and within 10-20 minutes walking distance to everything the vibrant downtown Charleston has to offer. A small 9 room Bed & Breakfast owned and operated by owners, the 1837 Bed and Breakfast features open piazzas, rockers, and plenty of Southern hospitality. Share and enjoy our intimate accommodations in a circa 1800 cotton planter's home and brick carriage house. All of our rooms are individually furnished and decorated with canopied poster beds, antiques, period pieces, local artwork, and oriental rugs. We have been featured on the History and Travel Channels. We are centrally located in Charleston's Historic District. Enjoy walking to the old market, antique shops, boat tours, restaurants, main attractions, and the finest dining in Charleston. The beaches and plantations are easily accessible, and concierge services are provided. Our full gourmet breakfast, served in the formal dining room or the outside piazza, features such specialties as sausage pie, raspberry stuffed French toast, ham frittata with mornay sauce, and home baked breads or sweets baked daily.




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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Can't wait to come back

5 on August 14, 2014

Just returned from our 3 night stay. We were a party of 7 occupying 4 rooms and I have to say the rooms were immaculate, spacious, and the bed was very comfortable. The property had plenty of room to socialize and meet new friends. The staff was very friendly and saw to our every need. And I don't want to end this review without mentioning the scrumptious breakfasts. we even took home the recipe to their unique french toast. They also served special gluten free meals for my wife and another guest. I would highly recommend this B&B and will be sure to visit there again in the future. Thank you Erin and the rest for a fantastic stay.


5 on November 03, 2013

Comfortable and delightfully historic room! Fabulous food at breakfast and at tea time! Staff and owners very helpful, warm and friendly, full of energy! Highly recommend!

First time in Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 25, 2013

This was my first time staying in a bed & breakfast and I could not have enjoyed it more. Everyone we met was so helpful and friendly. The breakfast was fantastic!! Charleston has always been one of my favorite cities to go to and I know this will be my first choice in where we will stay next time.

Great room, fantastic host.

4.4 on July 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed at 1837 this past week for three nights. We completely enjoyed the time at this B&B. The bed was comfortable, the place was very quiet. Enjoyed discussion among the other guests about things to do. Joan was fantastic telling us about the best things to do based on each guest's personal interest. Em was also very willing to help upon check-in and in the afternoons. The breakfast was very good too. Easily recommend to anyone.

Great Bed & Breakfast

5 on April 30, 2012

Our reservations got messed up but the staff assisted in finding another B&B for our first night. We had a wonderful time. The food was great & the staff went out of their way to accomodate us. Amanda made dinner reservations for us and answered questions with ease. The owner gave us a history lesson which we thoroughly enjoyed.. I would definitely return to 1837 Bed & Breakfast

Great Location Great Accomodation

4.0 on August 11, 2011

We stayed four nights during a very hot spell in April, but the room was cool and the owners and staff were great, even providing an early breakfast the last day so that we could get to the airport. Great dining tips as well. Charleston is a great walking city with plenty going on.

Lovely Little Place!

5 on June 05, 2011

I truly enjoyed my short stay at this sweet little B & B in Charleston. I loved! my little room in the carriage house with the canopied bed, exposed bricks, and beautiful antique furnishings. But what stood out the most were the incredible breakfasts made and served by a very talented and hard working young woman named Amanda. Thanks for everything!

Our Trip's Highlight!

5 on March 01, 2011

This charming historic home was the highlight of our December 2010 vacation to four southern states! It's wonderful! Our room was lovely & the cozy living room replete with beautiful Christmas tree "invited us" to make ourselves at home with a fabulous tea time delicacy freshly baked. It was so enjoyable to visit with the friendly owner and staff who made us feel very welcome. We didn't want to leave! The Mellingers

Hated to leave

5 on July 01, 2010

Very nice - went over the top to make us feel welcome.


4.0 on November 02, 2009

Forget everything bad you have read about the 1837 B&B. My wife and I stayed there Halloween weekend 2009. Very quaint, cozy, beautiful & full of rich history. Very clean room, courteous & helpful staff, and very close to everything you want to do in Charleston. Breakfast was great, fresh and hot. We had hoped to see George, but he didn't visit us!

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Location Type



Charleston, SC (CHS)

Directions to property:

I-26 to Meeting Street exit (visitor center exit)to Wentworth St. (@ 1 1/2 mile) Right on Wentworth 3 traffic lights (Coming St.) 6th house on right past intersection. 17N to Ashley River Bridge bear right off bridge to Lockwood Blvd. Two streets past City Marina light. Left onto Wentworth. Six blocks to Pitt St. 5th house on left after Pitt St. 17S over Cooper River Bridge, Meeting Street exit. Same directions as from I-26.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic plantations; Fort Sumter, Spoleto Festival; MOJA Arts Festival, Family Circle Tennis Tournament, Spring & fall house tours, Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3PM - 8PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 7 years and above accompanied by parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min on week-ends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: depends on length of stay. 1 night dep. minimum ***Unfortunately while we do not accept BedandBreakfast.com gift cards we do offer cards through our personal website that can be used towards your stay.
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled up to 7 days prior to arrival will get refund of their deposit less $25 cancellation fee. If a reservation is cancelled within 7 days of the arrival date, the deposit is forfeited unless the cancelled room is sold at which time the deposit will be refunded less $25 cancellation fee.



Erin Cockfield, Manager

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  • Time Served: 8:30a-9:30a
  • Serving Location: Open Piazza, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Dietary restrictions, available with a 48 house notice.

Signature Dish

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast