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The Cabell House

8 Church St. , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)
39 Reviews
$185 - $255
per night

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Your stay at The Cabell House puts you at the heart of the Old South just steps away from the High Battery and views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. A stroll up lovely brick paved Church Street to stately Broad Street and on to the famous Market Street area offers a variety of unique shops, unforgettable restaurants, and lively night spots. Inside this charming Charleston family home, the antique furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and broad verandas create an elegant restful environment. Large guest rooms have king size beds, private baths, small flat screen cable TV's and Keurig coffeemakers in every room (for coffee, chai tea, green tea, cocoa, etc..). There is plenty of free parking available and a soothing garden to rest in at the end of the day. Native Charlestonian, Randy Cabell, will help you with recommendations and reservations, for restaurants, tours and entertainment. We serve a full breakfast every morning; eggs as you like them, bacon or sausage for most breakfasts, always a variety of fresh cut fruits, melons and berries, hot croissants and muffins, locally canned preserves, fresh squeezed orange juice, etc... A glass of wine or iced tea is available in the afternoon either by request or serve yourself.

Rooms & Rates

The Nathaniel Room

The Nathaniel Room has hardwood floors, a Georgian mantle, ceiling fan, 2 floor-to-ceiling windows, and a King size Charleston Rice bed made with Egyptian cotton sheets. Views are (west) of Church St., an ancient narrow brick street with 18th c. houses and (south) of the trees-y white-columned piazza (porch). The private bath (tub/shower) offers handmade herbal soap. A dressing room combines with the bath & bedroom to form a private semi-suite. The room has a flat-screen cable TV, coffeemaker, central heating and AC. (Twin bed doubles as a daybed - addtional person $50/night.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

The Witsell Room

The Witsell Room opens onto the main hall upstairs, has hardwood floors, a Georgian mantle, two floor-to-ceiling windows (one that is a door to the upstairs porch) and a king size mahogany four-poster bed. The room faces south onto a white columned porch ("piazza" in Charleston). It has a small digital flat screen cable TV, a Keurig coffee (and cocoa, various teas (chai, green, Eng. Breakfast, etc..) maker, central heating and air conditioning. There is a small private bath accessable from the room that has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Claiborne Room

The Claiborne Room has hardwood floors, a Georgian mantle, floor to ceiling windows to the south and a window to the east. It has a king size sleigh bed. There is a private bathroom with a shower accessible from inside the room. There are views out the windows to the east and to the south, of a white columned porch. The bedroom has a flat screen cable TV, a coffee maker, central heating and air conditioning as well as an overhead ceiling fan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Randolph Room

The Randolph has hardwood floors and 3 windows that look out to the north and east. It a queen size mahogany four-poster bed. Our smallest room, it is approximately 11’ x 14’ and another door that opens onto the end of the upstairs porch. It has a private bath beside the room. A folding wooden screen is placed across the width of the hall blocking off view of this end of the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.3

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5 on November 02, 2012

My wife and I live in Charleston and come here when we need to get away. We love the rooms and the hospitality. No complaints, everything is great!

Past Prime, but nice

3.4 on September 15, 2012

We stayed three nights. The furniture is noticeably worn and the piazza out our bedroom had broken furniture so you couldn't use it. The first level piazza is nice so we used that instead. The room was nice and the cleaning gal did a great job. There is individual coffee servers in the room which is great because I need my coffee first thing. Breakfast was good, but not great. Had fresh fruit and yogurt every morning and a meat/eggs/bread. No special recipes or homemade breads....The front yard was dug up and have to walk across the dirt to get to the front steps....overall a good value for the area.

Very pleasant stay!

4.8 on February 27, 2012

We stayed three nights and did not want to go home. Pleasant clean rooms and great B&B atmosphere overall. The bathroom sink in our room was on the small side, but it worked out well once we got used to it. The breakfasts were fabulous and offered a welcome opportunity to visit with both the B&B staff and other guests. The location is an easily manageable walking distance to historic downtown Charleston. We hope to stay here on future visits to Charleston.

Oh-la-la! Adore Cabell House!

5 on July 30, 2011

In such a competive market, this place is stellar on every front. It's relatively inexpensive (one would expect to pay much more for such amenities). The accommodations are plush and filled with ambiance (ours was a large corner room with dressing room, anteroom, and gorgeous bath). Were the other culinary offerings in Charleston not so enticing, one could almost exist for the day on Ms. Cabell's copious breakfast. This spotless auberge is a short pedicab away from Charleston's prime offerings, provides parking, encourages pets, and shelters an extremely friendly staff. You can't find any better in the Low Country. Book early as these precious rooms go quickly!

Couldn't be in a better location if you tried!

4.0 on June 05, 2011

This was our first time in Charleston and we could not have picked a better place to stay! The location is perfect, right across the street from battery park and the water! We rode our bikes every! The room was wonderful! We actually had a door to go out to the upper deck and were able to go sit out there and drink our coffee in the morning; it was really lovely. Randy and Nikki were wonderful, very accommodating. We will definitely stay there again! Beautiful house, huge breakfast; you will love it as much as we did!

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Location Type

Close to Beaches, East Bay St., High Battery, Steps to Charleston Harbour, The Battery Park, White Point Gardens, City, Downtown, Oceanside


Charleston, SC (CHS) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Start out going EAST on INTERNATIONAL BLVD toward AIR CARGO Lane. Turn LEFT onto W MONTAGUE AVE. Merge onto I-26 E toward CHARLESTON. From I-26, take the MEETING ST exit- EXIT 221B- on the LEFT. Turn RIGHT onto MEETING ST / US-52. Continue to follow MEETING ST almost to it's very end. )You will see the Battery Park ahead of you.) Take the last possible Turn: LEFT onto ATLANTIC ST. At the next corner, Turn RIGHT onto CHURCH ST. Go almost to the end of the street. On the Left you will see a yellow house with the number 8 on door. Pull into driveway on either side of the house (Left side as close to the house as you can get. The Cabell House, 8 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-2744

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, 4 Historic Houses on Tour only 1-3 blocks-WALK!, The Battery Park - steps away (get married there!), WALK TO EVERYTHING-tours,galleries,carriages,shops, Tour the 4 Plantations Nearby- just a short drive., Take the Boat to Fort Sumter!, Only 15 to 20 mins to the BEACHES!, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Chilren are allowed at the discretion of the innkeepers.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Some pet acceptance. Little quiet dogs are often accepted

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A 2 day minimum stay is required for most weekends (check with innkeeper).
  • Deposit Amount Required: A fifty percent deposit is required to hold a reservation. All credit cards are accepted or please call to arrange another type of payment.
  • Cancellations: For Reservations Held Longer Than 1 Month(even 1 day): the deposit is forfeited upon cancellation. Within 2 weeks of the approaching arrival date, the entire amount of the reservation is forfeited. For Reservations Held Less Than 1 Month: Cancellations forfeits the deposit. [Innkeepers note: Please consider that we have 4 rooms. A 1-room cancellation is 25% of our income. From the time you make your reservation, we turn away all comers for that room.]



Randy Cabell, Manager

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

We do accept pets at our discretion (i.e. only if we think they would be appropriate for the house). We love discussions of restaurants and crefully consider our selection of which ones to recommend for each guest.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Downstairs Porch (weather acceptable: ask kitchen), Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Request Specia Needs

Details Diamond Collection

8 Church St. , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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