Charleston's Oldest and Most Elegant Inn!! The beautiful Queen Anne mansion, given as a wedding present and completed in 1892, has welcomed guests for over 70 years. Filled with family antiques, oriental rugs, and heirloom accessories, the INN offers the finest in the Charleston tradition. Exquisite Tiffany stained glass windows and intricately carved oak paneling throughout, give the INN a mellow ambience. Beautiful arched piazzas with rocking chairs, provide complete relaxation and a panoramic view of the Historic Battery and waterfront.
The premiere master suite, the Spell Room, features the internationally photographed hallmark turret overlooking historic Meeting Street. This retreat showcases 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors with Oriental rugs and a queen four-poster bed with an arched canopy. The generous sitting area with full size sofa is centered around an original 1890 working fireplace and period antiques. The second floor verandah epitomizes a classic Southern porch with wicker furnishings and Southern rocking chairs. This expansive porch is shared with just one other couple . Ideal for honeymoons and celebrations.
From the private balcony, guests of the Williams Room enjoy a colorful view of red azaleas in the Southern courtyard. A queen four poster bed with canopy, sitting area and grand window seat give travelers rest and comfort. A working Victorian fireplace highlights the room with twelve foot ceilings, hardwood floors and Oriental rugs. The private bathroom offers a ball and claw antique tub with a European shower attachment. A honeymoon favorite.
The Carr Room is a sophisticated guestroom highlighted by access to the grand veranda of the second floor. On the interior, a queen four poster bed with canopy as well as a sitting area of wing chairs provides comfort. Outside, the spacious porch provides a personal area with classic white rocking chairs and wicker sofa. Due to its generously appointed size, the veranda is semi-private, being shared with one other room.
Distinctive in its perfectly oval shape, the Queen Anne Room easily accommodates two queen four poster beds among twelve foot ceilings, hardwood floors and Oriental rugs. The generous proportions of this second floor guestroom allow for a sitting area of wing chairs among three double hung curved windows. A perfect refuge. The private bathroom features a claw-foot tub with standing shower.
The Carrington Room, a spacious second floor Victorian guestroom, is classic in furnishings and style. A queen four poster canopy bed sits among twelve foot ceilings, hardwood floors and Oriental rugs. Above the ornamental fireplace hangs a traditional Audubon print. The sitting area with two grand wing chairs is delightfully refreshing. The private bathroom offers a modern shower/tub.
Located on the first floor of the Inn, the Music Room offers 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors with Oriental rugs, and an ornamental fireplace. The queen four poster bed with canopy along with a curved sitting area of wing chairs reflects a refined period of Charleston history. Originally, this area was the music room hence its name. The private bathroom is a standing shower.
The beautifully appointed Canton Room reflects the calming theme of blue and white Chinese porcelain. The gracious entry foyer allows for a spacious room while the bedroom features a queen poster mahogany bed and picturesque window. Located on the third floor of the Inn, this intimate guestroom has a private bathroom with a modern shower/tub.
The Granite Room, a third floor retreat, offers value in a chic, casual and comfortable setting. A traditional queen pencil post bed is nestled among a mahogany chest, antique dresser and wing chair. Sunlight fills the room through the window seat area while the breeze from the ceiling fan relaxes you. The private bathroom is a modern shower/tub.
The Roberts Room, an elegant third floor option, highlights a handsome queen bed with deeply carved mahogany posts. Along with eight foot ceilings, plush carpeting and ceiling fan, this guestroom features framed watercolors by local Charleston artists. For your quiet relaxation, a window seat and Southern rocker awaits you .The private yet detached bathroom has a footed ball and claw tub. A European handheld shower attachment for the tub is provided.
4.2 on May 23, 2013
This is a fantastic place to stay if you want to feel like you are really part of historic Charleston. The staff and service were fantastic
5 on July 31, 2012
Just spent our Honeymoon in this Inn last wkend. I fell in love with this place. It was Perfect !!! Everything I wanted in a bed N breakfast. It was our first time in Charleston and we couldn't have picked a better location. I didn't see anywhere else I would want to stay. Absolutely LOVE the front porch. Cant wait to visit again. Thanks to the wonderful staff ! and It was a pleasure meeting the Inn Keepers also !
5 on May 02, 2012
I rate this B & B outstanding all the way around. Three ladies (now officially known as Senior Citizens) one widowed, one married and one divorced took a road trip during azaelea season and by chance decided to give this inn a try. Staying there was the best experience of the entire trip. We loved the City, the room, the food, the view. No wonder it made the top 100 things to do list!
5 on September 01, 2011
We recently had the opportunity to visit Two Meeting Street for our anniversary. It was a most delightful experience! We are big B&B fans and this staff was the most knowledgeable and courteous we have ever encountered. We almost felt guilty letting them take such good care of us. We actually over scheduled ourselves and didn't allow enough time to drink in the beauty and charm of this rare gem. We would highly recommend a stay and this lovely, historical B&B. You will not be disappointed. Do take a sail boat tour if time allows.
5 on March 28, 2010
On steeping foot on the property, it was apparant that our stay would be full of old time charm, without being stuffy. The staff was exquisate in asking and being able to supply us with things to do , how to get to different place on time, use of different methods of transportation, making sure our earlier than normal departure was orderly and packed a road trip lunch so we could meet our deadlines and included a "to go" breakfast and coffee. Housekeeping staff outstanding, rooms unbelievably clean
Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Bicycle rental, Boating, Golfing, Kayaking, Lowcountry Afternoon Tea, Historic Homes, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports
Amenities Basket, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone , Concierge, Verandah
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Boating, Golfing, Kayaking, Lowcountry Afternoon Tea, Historic Homes, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports
Pete and Jean Spell
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Sage sausage, water chestnuts, pimientos, cheddar cheese and mushrooms in puff pastry topped with a hollandaise sauce and fresh, local tomato