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The Palmer Home

5 East Battery , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)
252 Reviews
$185 - $350
per night

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Fabulous rooms with a view overlooking Charleston Harbor and Historic Fort Sumter. Locally known as the "Pink Palace" it is one of the 50 most famous homes in Charleston. The Palmer Home is in the center of the historic district. Off-street parking, hot breakfast, wine & cheese all included.

Rooms & Rates


Very large room with beautiful queen antique bedset. Audubon prints over sofa in large living room. Large bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Front Room

This queen bed was built in 1850. It is signed and dated by the carpenter. With the best view of the harbor this room is very large and has an adjoining bay window room with a double bed. The private bathroom, located five steps across a private hall, is very large (bath tub and shower).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

King Room

The King Room is very large and has a bath with shower only. This room also features a nonworking fireplace of Black African Marble and a strata of gold.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Italian Room

This cozy room is located on the third floor of the house and has a view of the Charleston Harbor through an Oak tree just to the left of our house. A beautiful queen four-post canopy bed, a decorative black African-marble fireplace, and a spacious bath give this room a romantic feel. This room does not walk onto the third floor piazza, but you do still have access to both piazzas.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.3
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Dining4.0

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Memorable stay at the Palmer House,

3.0 on October 19, 2014

We recently spent one night at the a Palmer House in Charleston & it was very enjoyable! The house is very authentic which makes you feel like you have taken a step back in time. The view from the piazza is wonderful & the perfect way to start & end your day.

Great Historic Porch

3.6 on October 11, 2014

The Palmer House has a great service staff, and try to stay on the 3rd floor rooms and enjoy the views from the porch seeing spectacular sunrises and dolphin's This house is a classic overlook the flaws and you will enjoy your stay

Getaway to Charleston

3.6 on September 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Magnolia Room of the Palmer Home for 2 nights. It was our first experience in a bed & breakfast. We LOVED the house! The location could not have been better! We parked our car when we got there & didnt move it until we left. Its a walk to the downtown area, but not bad at all! We enjoyed the walk & views, and it was so nice not having to drive & find somewhere to park. The views from the porches are well worth the trip! Our favorite place was the rocking chairs on the second floor piazza, I could have stayed there all day! Breakfast was good, we really enjoyed the wine & cheese in the afternoon. We loved the Magnolia room, at first being off the kitchen, I felt secluded. But i loved the privacy & the quietness of it! Bed was comfy, room was clean, & shower was nice! We enjoyed our stay & definitely would love to return to the Palmer Home B&B!

A step back into time.

4.4 on September 16, 2014

This was our first vacation without kids and our first B&B. It was wonderful! It was like stepping back into time with the comforts and feeling of home instead of a motel/hotel room. The Palmer Home is full of history and our rooms were large and comfortable. The views are outstanding from the porches when you are enjoying breakfast on the porch in the morning or wine and cheese at 4:00pm. There is "on premise" parking with food and shopping only minutes walk away. The staff was very friendly and our concierge was very knowledgeable of the area and restaurants to feast at. This has been one of our best stays in years and will be coming back again.

A Gem by the Bay The Palmer House

4.6 on August 14, 2014

If your looking for a B and B that is off the charts GREAT then the Palmer house is for you. It was elegant yet not stuffy,friendly yet not intrusive, and comfy shabby chic. when you can find a place to saty that feels like home you know you have struck it rich. Down to earth, casual yet old world charm in every corner. it was a feast for the eyes and spirit. It must have the best view in town as you sip your morning coffee or tea have breakfast which was lovingly prepared and watch the sailboats on the water.- what a dream come true. The staff and owner couldn't have been more friendly or helpful . It was like you were invited into their home as a special guest. I highly recc The Palmer as a special gem of a getaway in Charleston

Palmer House

3.8 on July 21, 2014

Never a disappoitment. Historic Charm. Wonderful Views. Great Location. We could have spent the entire time we were there wondering throughout the house.


3.6 on July 21, 2014

Located right on the Charleston waterfront so you are paying for the location. It was a beautiful place to stay with a great staff and great southern cooking.

June stay

2.6 on July 03, 2014

the wine and cheese in the evening was not up to standard of others BBs I have stayed at.

Best location, best view

3.6 on June 17, 2014

First off - we loved staying here for three days. The owners and staff are friendly and accomodating - the cats are too! We could have lived on the second floor porch - the view of Fort Sumtner, the sailboats and the people watching were a highlight of our trip. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. Just a few things about our particular room - the Magnolia room - prevent me from rating higher. This room is off the kitchen, so we had early morning noise and one evening had a group in the kitchen slamming cabinet doors until about 11. Not horrible but you definitely knew someone was in the kitchen. The only cleanliness issue was cobwebs on the bedroom ceiling. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful - lots of fruit - beautifully presented. I would have liked a change from bacon every day. Some people might think I'm nuts, but there it is. Everything worked perfectly - the TVs, shower. We loved having cookies and lemonade to snitch every day as we came back to change and the wine/cheese/olives tray that appeared around 4 was very, very nice and a good reason to get out on that fantastic porch to relax again. It was wonderful to be right on the harbor - very quiet at night, close to Battery Park. We would stay here again without hesitation!

Palmer: Some good, some bad

3.0 on June 15, 2014

We are used to B&B's with more sociable hosts, and we never met the owner once. The hospitality seemed a little stand-offish. But the meals were good (buffet style, come when you want), although the same every morning. But the view from the piazza was spectacular and they had wine sitting out for the guests. Within walking distance from all the shopping/restaurants, and in a safe neighborhood. Last, the beds were not comfortable and people kept slamming doors outside of our room during the night. Bring your own pillow!

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Location Type

Center Historic district, On the Harbour, City, Downtown


Charleston, SC (CHS) 20 miles

Directions to property:

FROM SAVANNAH take 17 North to Ashley River Bridge. Bear right off of Ashley River Bridge onto Lockwood Blvd. Lockwood turns into Broad Street. Go to the end of Broad Street where you will see East Bay and turn right. Go 1/2 mile and on the right is 5 East Battery (The Palmer Home B&B). FROM MYRTLE BEACH take 17 South and cross Cooper River Bridge. Take Meeting Street exit, East. Go to the end of Meeting Street. You will have to turn here on South Battery - take a left. At the end of South Battery you will come to East Battery. Turn left on East Battery. The Palmer Home B&B is the second mansion on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2-4PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes In our Carriage House ONLY. $50 pet fee for each pet.
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount if one-night stay, half of total cost of more than one-night stay.
  • Cancellations: 2 weeks notice prior to date of arrival.$25.00 handling fee per room cancelled.



Ashley Eisenhauer

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Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Piazza, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Fall Special!

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5 East Battery , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $75 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase