The Palmetto House Inn

140 Civitas St , Charleston, SC 29464 USA (Show map)
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The Palmetto House Inn is located in the award winning Ion community located only 7 minutes from Charleston's downtown Historic District and 10 minutes from the beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island. We are a small Boutique Inn with only 4 suites all of which have King beds and full kitchens. Although our architecture is Historic Charleston our building was constructed in 2016 so we feature all the best of modern amenities with historic charm. Our guests also enjoy full membership in the exclusive Ion Tennis Fitness and Swim Club. There are 4 full service restaurants within steps of your front door.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5


3.6 on August 21, 2018

Nice area, convenient to downtown Charleston

My new home in Charleston!

5 on August 20, 2018

Everything was great. Lovely room, nice walkable, bikeable neighborhood. Convenient access to downtown Charleston. Looking forward to going back!

Amazing B&B!!

4.8 on August 15, 2018

My husband and I stayed at the Palmetto House Inn in July. We had some friends meet up with us who stayed at the main house and we stayed in one of the ground floor units at the Palmetto House. We loved everything about it! The owner, Jennifer, was incredibly professional, generous and accommodating. We were trying to get into Hall's Chophouse for Gospel Brunch on my Birthday and although we tried to book almost one month in advance, they were completely booked. Jennifer worked her magic and was able to get us in. She also helped us with recommendations for Shem Creek - so glad we asked. At first we were a little bit nervous about staying outside of Charleston as it was our first time visiting. I was so glad we chose to stay there. First, it is a very easy car ride or uber to downtown Charleston. Second, we got to explore many more places on that side of the bridge. We loved going to Saltwater Cowboy and Tavern and Table for drinks and dinner in Shem Creek - don't miss it. The building is new, the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast each morning was fantastic. My husband loved the homemade biscuits and gravy and bacon and cheese croissants. I loved the greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola ever morning. The prices were so much less than staying in Charleston with all the benefits of the city. Oh, and there is a super fun pub literally right across the street. The main thing that got us to book the room was the access to the private tennis club - the Ion club. We love playing tennis and we were able to get out there a number of times. We really enjoyed their cardio clinics and it was a great way to connect with the locals. I can't say enough about the Palmetto House. We will definitely be back!

Midweek Getaway

4.4 on July 07, 2018

The room was clean and comfortable. It was perfect for what we were looking for. The breakfast was also excellent. The only improvement item was a lack of back up toilet paper; easy oversight. We look to Inn at Ion or Palmetto for our Mt. Pleasant getaways!

Nice place off the beaten path to stay

4.2 on May 27, 2018

We enjoyed our stay at Palmetto House. Jennifer was very helpful in getting us set up there. The room was nice and comfortable. The bathroom wasn't quite as clean as my wife would prefer, and compared to other places. The breakfast provided wasn't too exciting either, but it was nice. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there and would definitely go back again..

Wonderful Accommodations

4.8 on May 20, 2018

The Palmetto House was ideally located in a quaint area very close to Charleston. The room was very well appointed for either a few nights or a weeks stay. The furnishings were very comfortable and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

Great Little Inn

5 on May 09, 2018

We stayed in "D" Suite on the second floor. No Elevator, but we knew that when we booked. the room is spacious and well-appointed with quality furnishings, including stainless steel appliances. The included breakfast next door was fabulous, with made-to-order eggs and several other offerings. We would gladly stay here again. Pay close attention to their check-in hours, as they are limited.

Great location, Great room.

5 on April 14, 2018

The biscuits and gravy breakfast is the best I've had! Very nice room in a wonderful neighborhood.

Best Overnight Stay Ever

5 on April 03, 2018

The room was beautiful and well equipped. A good size kitchen, large bathroom and a comfortable living room. The breakfast that was made to our order every morning. I cannot recommend this place enough. The staff was friendly and attentive. I will be coming back.

Very Nice

5 on April 02, 2018

We stayed in Suite D and were very pleased with everything. The room was gorgeous, the people very friendly and helpful and it's located in a quaint neighborhood with things to do only walking distance away. We'd go again.

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Rooms & Rates

Suite A

King Bed suite with Full kitchen and a twin day bed

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

Suite D

King Bed suite with Full Kitchen

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

Suite B

King Bed suite with Full kitchen and a twin day bed

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

Suite C

King Bed suite with Full Kitchen

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

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Location Type

Village Square


Charleston, SC (CHS) 12 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Pool, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: After 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited They are only allowed in suite A and B
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Fri/Sat require a 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Single night stay 100% multiple nights 50%



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  • Time Served: at your leisure
  • Serving Location: In room breakfast, Guest room