21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast Reviews


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

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This HAS GOT to be the best!!!!!

5 on July 19, 2012

Although there are other rooms that are connected to the main house, we stayed in the back carriage house. And this is truly a house! If you are looking at these pictures thinking this is too good to be true.....you're thinking right! After traveling all over America in recent years, this may be the best place we've EVER stayed in! It has it all......in fact, it is so perfect and so well kept, you are almost afraid to touch or dirty anything! Julie...the hostess.....is outstanding and will do ANYTHING for you. I'm not saying anymore because the more people that find out about this place......the more the chance that when I want to stay there again.....the house will have been taken! :)

Perfect Anniversary Getaway

5 on February 20, 2011

This has to be the best location of any B&B in Charleston! The history of this residence is just incredible – one of the most historic homes in Charleston. With a breathtaking view of the harbor and Ft. Sumter, it’s no wonder the wealthiest 19th century plantation owners chose to live here. Julie, our innkeeper, was absolutely superb. Her homemade breakfasts were fantastic – on par with the high culinary standards of the best local restaurants. She took care of our every need, surprising us on more than one occasion. It was the perfect setting for our anniversary weekend!

Fabulous Stay at 21 East Battery

5 on November 11, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed 3 lovely nights at 21 East Battery in the section called the Quarters - Charleston, SC. WHAT AN AMAZING LOCATION! The bedrooms and baths were beautiful and immaculate, as was the living area and kitchenette. I cannot say enough good things about the innkeeper, Julie Lucas, who saw to our every need and provided us with delicious breakfasts, along with a stocked fridge and daily homemade pastries - wow. Our stay was Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2010. If you love strolling through all of the residential area south of Broad and viewing gorgeous sunrises over the Battery, touring a mansion such as the Edmonston-Alston House, plus being served and attended to daily, I highly recommend 21 East Battery. Thank you, Julie - we had a wonderful time.

Ft. Sumter each morning

4.8 on November 09, 2010

Visiting Charleston in the fall combines great weather with lower than usual tourist population. Two weeks at the carriage house at 21 E. Battery was simply the most relaxing way to see South Carolina's most charming city. You can view the images on this website and immediately recognize that the 2001 renovation to the early 19th century carriage house/stable provides the discerning traveler with an authentic southern experience on a narrow peninsula that embodies grace, history and hospitality. The antiques, the art, the cross beams with wooden nails are enhanced by a grand piano, great music system and up to date amenities. Each morning, innkeeper, Julie Lucas, provides freshly cut fruit, still warm bake goods and a breakfast quiche for two. Brew a fresh cup of coffee and sit on the balcony of the carriage house and feel the warm harbor breezes arriving from Ft. Sumter. Every morning presented a varied view of the ships and boats that cruise Charleston waters; mammoth auto carriers from Europe, cruise ships from the Caribbean, the fleet of sailboats from the nearby Charleston Yacht Club, and the ubiquitous luxury yachts from the City Marina. Oh my... Couple that picture with the stately presence of the Edmondson-Alston House, on site, and there is not another B and B in the city that can compare. One last thing; when the daily tours of the main house are finished for the day, pour a glass of pinot and sit on the piazza of this Battery landmark and ask yourself if life can get any better.

Special 25th Wedding Anniversary

4.2 on November 02, 2010

My wife and I decided to come to Charleston to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Luckily, we chose 21 East Battery as our place to stay. Our accommodations in the "servants' quarters" were wonderful and quite in keeping with the typical Charleston area's decor. The fireplaces were an especially pleasant and useful feature. However, what really made our stay outstanding was the effort made by Julie (our innkeeper) to make our anniverary special. She went the "extra mile" to add little anniversary touches and provide good advice. We would readily stay there again, especially if Julie is still our innkeeper.


5 on October 23, 2010

We stayed in both the Quarters and the Carriage House and were thrilled with both. Loved being on the grounds of the historic Edmondston-Alston House which is on the Battery and a short walk to everything. The inn keeper Julie, could have not been nicer or any more helpful and is an amazing cook. We would come home after touring Charleston to find a delious bunt cake, or a jar of freshly made cookies waiting for us. We hope to return very soon!

Very Nice

4.4 on October 21, 2010

The location was great – we were able to walk to all of the activities we did in Charleston. The city is very interesting and walking allows you see things that you simply miss when you drive to your destination. In addition, there is a wonderful view of the sunrise across the street along the waterfront. Our accommodations were on two levels. The downstairs had a sitting area and a galley kitchen that included a table. The upstairs had the bedroom and bath. All areas were nicely decorated and clean. The total space was much more than we expected and much larger than we have experienced in other B and B’s where we have stayed. The breakfast was self-serve. The items, which included homemade banana bread and quiches (all very delicious!), were prepared for us in advance and placed in our room the day prior. We warmed the items that required heating using a microwave and made our own coffee. This arrangement allowed us to set our own morning schedule which we liked. Our innkeeper was very friendly and provided us nice suggestions on what to do during our two-day visit to Charleston. Her wonderful personality was a bonus and added to the great experience we had at this Inn!

Wedding Spectaular

5 on October 06, 2010

My wife and I wanted to stay somewhere special on September 18th, 2010, our wedding night in Charleston. We looked around for a cozy bed and breakfast and none compared to 21 East Battery's carriage house; a private single guest home that is absolutely breathtaking. It's a 2000sq/ft apartment located in the back of the main house complete with a full kitchen, dinning area, living room, second floor study and cozy bedroom. It even has a Steinway piano. It exudes everything that makes Charleston so charming ie: it's historic and old, but completely restored, modern, and tastefully decorated. The food was great and Julie the in-keeper was fantastic. She went well beyond the call of duty for us. One of our guests left with our room key! Julie met us at nearly 2am to let us in. we arrived in our room to find campaign, chocolate covered strawberries, and rose pedals on the bed. We will never forget our stay there and plan to return for sure. Kelly & Michael

Highly Recommend!

4.8 on September 19, 2010

Just spent a couple of nights in the carriage house on the property for our anniversary. Julie (Innkeeper) was just fantastic. Out of many Bed and Breakfast stays this has become our new favorite. We'll definitely be coming back.

Julie Lucas Inn keeper was outstanding!!!

5 on September 09, 2010

We found this inn to be incredible!!! Love Inn Keeper, and her baked goods! We will definatley return ASAP! Thanks Julie Neena & John

Back in Time

5 on July 21, 2010

We just returned from a 2 night stay at the 21 East Battery B&B. We had wonderful accommodations in an old home from the 1800's. The furnishings were authentic antiques and the service was fabulous. Julie was great!

A very private and quiet experience

4.4 on March 03, 2010

A beautiful secluded apartment in the best area of Charleston. Close to everything. A class act. Very friendly and accommodating mangement. Good value.

Great Place/Great Location

5 on February 28, 2010

Located near a lot of attractions. Nice place to stay. Great staff. Highly recommend.

Great Historic City Experience

4.0 on February 07, 2010

Perfect Location. Julie, the innkeeper is charming. The Inn was spotlessly clean. Exactly what we had hoped for for a first visit to Charleston.

I'll be back!

5 on January 22, 2010

When we arrived at the Inn, Julie greeted us before we could even walk inside. She was very pleasant and accommodating. She gave us a tour of the suite, which was AWESOME, and explained how to light the fireplace, where all of the food was located (there was a fully stocked kitchen!), and then gave us brochures and a map of downtown Charleston so we could get started on our sight-seeing. The suite, which used to be the slaves' quarters, was absolutely beautiful. It was two stories with lots of exposed brick, beams, and antiques. The location of the inn is very convenient to all of the restaurants and shopping, and is right on the water. I will definitely return to 21 East Battery again. This was one of the best Bed and Breakfast experiences that I have had.

Lovely Place

3.0 on December 13, 2009

Nice rooms and a good location near the Battery.

Historic Charm, Modern Conveniences

4.2 on November 10, 2009

It's hard not to fall in love with the carriage house at 21 East Battery. Excellent accommodations offer enjoyable space, comfortable amenities, luxurious privacy and easy access to historic downtown Charleston, SC. It's a wonderful place to stay that will live long in your heart and memory.

Most Memorable Getaway in Years

5 on October 24, 2009

My wife and I were guests at the Carriage House at 21 East Battery 3 weeks ago. We have only stayed at a B & B one other time in Gatlinburg, TN and had a very unpleasant experience. The 21 East Battery property is breath taking. Very private and within walking distance of the Market and the best restaurants in town too. Julie the Innkeeper is gracious and kind and she would sneak in daily to tidy up but also to leave a stash of home baked goodies. My wife didn't want to leave and I had to bribe her with another trip to the open air Market before we left town. "If I ever disappear this is where you will find me" were her words as we begin the trip back to Atlanta.

Fabulous Wedding Night Stay!

5 on October 14, 2009

My husband and I stayed in the Quarters on our wedding night. Julie was there to greet me when I arrived prior to the wedding. She was very helpful in giving a little tour and overview. The accommodations were comfortable and lovely. Especially the beautiful exposed brick and hardwood floors. We really enjoyed the homemade coffeecake and quiche for breakfast. Such a nice touch! We plan to return!

Beautiful Historic House

4.8 on September 18, 2009

Julie the innkeeper made us feel most welcomed and catered to our every need. We couldn't have been better taken care of. You'll love it too.

Gorgeous Historic Inn

5 on September 18, 2009

Convenient to Historic Charleston sites and variety of restaurants. Julie, the Innkeeper was warm and friendly, quite accomodating and hospitable. The rooms and living spaces felt like home. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Great Place!

4.6 on July 15, 2009

What a fun place and a great location! Two girlfriends and I stayed overnight in the Quarters and the hospitality was much appreciated. Great accommodations included two spacious bedrooms, two sparkling clean bathrooms (one with a double sink), and a downstairs sitting area. Kitchenette was well-stocked with breakfast foods, including juices, fresh fruit, cereal, and yogurt, as well as fresh-baked muffins and a yummy egg casserole prepared by Julie, our helpful innkeeper. Julie also provided tips for navigating around town and she kindly printed out my friend’s boarding pass for an afternoon flight. Included in the price is a fun, free tour of the historic Edmondston-Alston House next door. The sofa-sleeper was not very comfortable for an adult, but we enjoyed everything else about the Quarters!

One of the Highlights of our Trip!

4.8 on July 11, 2009

The innkeeper is wonderful and fixed us a great breakfast and cookies for the road. The location is spectacular. More than enough room for my husband and I. We couldn't have asked for better.

charming historic B&B

4.6 on June 30, 2009

The restored and renovated carriage house is simple and spacious (2,000 SQ FT!) Location is terrific. the art hanging on the walls (original Audubon prints) of 1st edition old books are available for your pleasure.

Superb in all areas

5 on June 12, 2009

This is a wonderful place to stay, from the picturesque battery location--quiet yet close to the center of town--to the caring, attentative innkeeper and pristine, historic accommodations. We highly recommend it!

Julie is a star!

4.8 on June 09, 2009

Our first B&B won't be our last! 21 East Battery is a wonderful way to cut your teeth on a B&B. Wonderful atmosphere, convenient and easy access to all Charleston has to offer, but the real star is Julie, her cooking, and her hospitality!

wonderful experience

4.8 on June 04, 2009

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation in Charlston. Julie, our hostess, prepared delicious quiches, muffins, and cookies for us to enjoy. The inn is lovely. We can't wait to return next year!

Incredible Location

5 on May 25, 2009

My husband and I recently stayed at 21 East Battery and LOVED it! We have stayed at several Charleston B&B's, but the location and the view made this stay extra special. We have toured the house on several occasions, so it was a treat to be able to "live" in the Dependency for a few days. The bed was so comfortable and the spinach and mushroom quiche was impecable!!!

Charming Carriage House

4.6 on May 13, 2009

The carriage house at the historic Edmonton – Albton house on East Battery is perfect in almost every respect. Beautiful stone and hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, lots of light, privacy and beautiful courtyard with live oak - only improvement would be cooking utensils, butter and jam, and robes!

Ultimate Old Charleston Experience

4.8 on April 21, 2009

We were looking for the ultimate old Charleston experience, and we found it here. For a few days, we could imagine living on the Battery in Charleston. The carriage house is a little oasis behind a historic Charleston landmark house. The views from all of the windows, especially at dusk, were breathtaking. The carriage house has every amenity and lots of room. It is great for a "special" getaway or for a family as it has two sitting areas, a dining area with kitchenette, a bedroom and a pullout couch. We went for a special occasion, and Julie had decorated the entire carriage house with balloons and streamers. There were flowers and a cake waiting--well beyond what my husband had requested. The breakfasts were excellent, and we had fun anticipating what would be there next. One pet peeve of ours in bed and breakfasts is the unavilability of extra towels. You have no worries here as they are right there for your use. If you are looking for the ultimate Charleston experience, look no further than here. You can park the car and roam the city. You will not want to leave! We will be back.

Great as always!

5 on March 11, 2009

Once again, we had a fantastic stay at East Battery. The location is great. The accommodations are wonderful. And the freshly baked banana bread was an added bonus! Thanks!

Amazing Place

5 on February 27, 2009

What a wonderful place to experience Charleston. Having never been to the area before we had no idea where to stay. We could not have been more pleased. We wanted privacy and atmosphere and this place provided both. You have the entire carriage house to yourself. It was spacious and full of interesting little details. The location was awesome! We watched the dolphins in the harbor from our balcony. Having planned a weekend escape we were so pleased and rejuved after our stay! Plan on going again!

A wonderful place

5 on February 20, 2009

We stayed Friday night - Monday morning over President's Day weekend, with a group of seven. Five were in the Dependency and 2 in the Carriage House, where we gathered. The rooms are spacious and nicely furnished with antiques. We greatly enjoyed the fresh banana bread, shortbread and quiches delivered every day. The microwaves and small refrigerators were handy for breakfasts and munchies. The location is great - 5 minute walk to downtown and all those great restaurants, and just across the street from the seawall walk. The staff was great. We took advantage of the 'free to guests' tour of the main house and enjoyed that as well.

A Fine Place

4.2 on February 17, 2009

absolutely lovely 2 floor, former slave quarters, brick walls, fireplace, original floor boards, high ceilings...mmmmm....also quite confortable bed, exellent bathroom.....and did I mention the fabulous location? .....on the East Battery, at the Edmonston-Alston House, heart of Charleston

Worth every penny

5 on February 07, 2009

What a beautiful house. My husband & I enjoyed every minute. Check out is not until 1:00 so we were able to take our time leaving which we hated to do. I think we could have just move here...this was the highlight of our trip. We would highly recommend as it exceeded our expectations.

Beautiful B&B

4.8 on September 26, 2008

My daughter, her friend and I visited Charleston last week. It was the week of my birthday so it was very special to me. We loved 21 E. Battery and it was more than we expected. The B&B has been beautifully restored and the furnishings are lovely. There was even a Steinway piano in the living room. It was close to the Market Place and great restaurants. The upstairs balcony and charming courtyard gave us a chance to enjoy the lovely yard. Christine, the innkeeper, was very helpful and took good care of us. The breakfast was enjoyable. All in all, I would be happy to spend my next birthday at 21 E. Battery.

Our stay at the Quarters

3.8 on September 05, 2008

My husband and I traveled from Charlotte to Charleston to celebrate our anniversary - we were looking for a cozy bed/breakfast to rekindle romance - we found it at 21 East Battery! The Quarters were spacious and adorable..... the ONLY two things I would change would be the size of the television in the living room (I think it might have been a 9 or 12 inch - but VERY small) and the size of the bed in the master bedroom - (I think it was either a full or a queen).... otherwise, aside from the pesky mosquitoes (all over the Charleston area this time of year), our stay was VERY enjoyable. I also agree with the last reviewer, our hostess, Christine provided everything we needed and knew how to disappear when we didn't need her! Definitely encourage you to check it out for yourself!

Simple Elegance

4.0 on August 20, 2008

What an enjoyable experience we had at 21 East Battery. We were able to enjoy our first cup of coffee on the Battery & our second in the privacy of the courtyard. Truly an ideal Charleston location. The accommodations were more than we expected (the pictures don't do it justice) a wonderful mix of antiques & simple elegant furnishings all in a beautifully restored Carriage House. The house had everything you could possibly need. The kitchenette even had Champagne glasses, which tickled us because we are kind of particular about the wine we drink and the glass we drink it from. The breakfast provided was over the top and fed us for 2 meals each day. We also appreciated our hostess Christine, who had a gift for being there when we needed her and being invisible when we didn't. Thank you so much for helping us have a wonderful stay. Mr & Mrs Gardner

A Delight for Certain!!!

4.0 on October 01, 2007

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely weekend with some friends in Charleston recently and had the pleasure of staying at the 21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast. What a delight and "oh so charming." Fabulous accommodations and beautiful surroundings allowed us to escape the race of our everyday lives. We enjoyed drinks on the porch overlooking the sailboats passing by, walked to dinner and had a relaxing morning while enjoying a stocked pantry of fresh fruit, quiche, coffee and yogurt. We hated to leave and look forward to returning. Would highly recommend 21 East Battery for a secret weekend retreat or a chance to visit with friends in the charm of quintessential Charleston.!! Oh, we also met the lovely couple who own the property and they are truly gracious.

Jewel in Charleston!

5 on September 29, 2007

I recently rented the carriage house at 21 East battery as a surprise for my husband's birthday. What a wonderful stay we had. The location couldn't have been better. Located right on Charleston's Battery, we were in the heart of the historic district and just a short walk to dozens of fabulous restaurants. Mindy the innkeeper was very nice and made our stay very enjoyable. I highly recommend this quaint bed and breakfast. Trish Kennedy

Our Honeymoon

4.4 on August 20, 2007

My new wife and I stayed at 21 E Battery after two nights at the Inn at Middleton Place. 21 E Battery was ideally located in Charleston. We parked our car upon arrival and never started it until we departed. We stayed in the Quarters, a delightful room. We loved the private sitting room which offered a romantic place to share a glass of wine. The bed was comfortable and the a/c kept the room cool, despite the 95+ temperatures outside during our stay. We will return again soon. Perhaps we will stay in the Carriage House next time.

Charming B&B in Charleston

4.6 on January 16, 2007

I've stayed in most of Charleston's grand historic inns, but 21 East Battery B&B remains one of my favorites--and I have stayed there several different times. My husband has also stayed at 21 E. Battery and plans to stay there again. The location is ideally located in Charleston's historic district, the decor and amenities are impressive, and off-street parking is available (a real plus in downtown C'ston). Breakfast (along with a round of Brie) is left in the refrigerator for guests--usually a delicious quiche, over-sized muffins, fruit, yogurt, etc.

21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $295 - $495
  • Reviews (42) 4.7
  • Rooms 3
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-8435560500
  • Toll free 1-8887217488
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