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The Palmer Home

Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)
248 Reviews
$185 - $500
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.

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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 room4.0
  • Service4.3
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Dining4.0

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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!

Palmer Home B&B is fabulous

4.8 on June 10, 2014

We stayed in the Carriage House on the property since we travelled with our three cats. We were made so welcome and made new friends during our visit. Charleston and in particular the Palmer Home is our new go-to vacation spot!

Last week of May

4.2 on June 02, 2014

Great location, and great room...we stayed in the poolhouse and it was very nice and private. Breakfast was ok, not bad but nothing special. Location is amazing, a short walk to everything we wanted to do in Charleston. I would stay here again in the future.

Great stay -

3.2 on May 21, 2014

The Palmer House is beautiful and convenient to all attractions. The only drawback was the breakfast. We were there for 3 mornings and had the exact same thing each morning....eggs, grits and bacon. Good, but some variety would be nice

Wonderful Experience at The Palmer House

5 on May 20, 2014

Just the overall stay was deliteful. From the friendly staff, chefs for morning breakfast, to the other guests who were at the Palmer House during our stay. It really made for a wonderful weekend get away. Look forward to spending some more time there in the future.

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Location Type

Center Historic district, On the Harbour, City, Downtown


Charleston, SC (CHS) 20 miles

Directions to property:

I-26 East. Exit meeting Street. East on meeting Street to 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
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes In our Carriage House ONLY. $50 pet fee for each pet.

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.



Francess Palmer

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats , 1 Dog

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase