Lavender and Lace

136 Tradd Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)


Come and be pampered! Welcome to this grand 1870's Victorian painted lady that has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored to create the inviting ambience of past splendor and elegance. Fresh baked cookies and pastries abound. Located on a quiet residential street in the heart of the Charleston Historic District and within easy walking distance to great shopping, fine dinning, museums and the famous Battery and Market. At the end of the day come back and relax in antique filled rooms or snuggle in your four-poster Rice Bed. The two story carriage house has it's own entrance, private bath, kitchen,dish washer, washer, dryer and second floor balcony.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Spring getaway

4.2 on May 02, 2016

The front garden suite was spacious and comfortable, the breakfast foods plentiful and varied and the location could not have been better. All of the historic district was within a pleasant walk out the front door. Judy gave us terrific advice on attractions and restaurants and the highlight of our trip was the walking tour with Ed Grimball. Thank you Judy for a great visit to your amazing city.

The House on Tradd St

5 on September 25, 2013

My daughter, son, and I stayed in the Front Garden Room to celebrate my 65th birthday. Best kept secret - this location is surreal....graveyards in back of homes, the ocean at either end of the street, pedicab (aka rikshaw) vs car, mansions to tour around the corner, quiet, peaceful, serene. We had an EPIC time! Ronnie Osko, Wheaton, IL

Historic B&B

5 on April 19, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights in the Front Garden Room. The apartment - like room was roomy and very comfortable..the bed was amazing! It was nice to have our own entrance. Judy brought in good breakfasts every day with assortments of fruit, muffins, hot egg dishes and wonderful cookies, brownies, juice and milk. She provided complimentary bikes and we enjoyed 2 days of touring Charleston by bike. The house is in a great location and within biking or walking distance to most shops and restaurants. It was a great place to stay and discover all the charms of Charleston! Thanks Judy for all your wisdom and recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing! Bill and Donna, Sioux City, Iowa

This is the REAL DEAL!!! My wife and I spent a wonderful vacation in October, 2012. The B and B is located in a great QUIET area. It's close to many sites and it's wonderful to walk around to see the beautiful homes in the neighborhood. You can walk to many museums, shops, etc. We did a walking

4.8 on October 26, 2012

tour offered by the Preservation Society. Do it! We stayed in the Carriage House and we would do it again in a heartbeat. We were skeptical of all of the good reviews when we read them, but it is a great place to stay.

Feel at Home at Lavender and Lace

5 on July 02, 2012

My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary in Charleston, and I'm glad we chose Lavender and Lace as our B&B. Unfortunately, we didn't get the full experience of our first B&B with Judy, as she was out of town for good reason. Fortunately, she gave us a discount and had a wealth of information already available on the coffee table—including menus and maps. She also gave us some nice tips over the phone. Judy was very pleasant to deal with, and I'm sure she would only add to the already great experience Charleston and Lavender and Lace provide. We stayed in the Front Garden Room and enjoyed every minute of it. Judy equipped this room (and I'm sure all of the others) with everything you need. There was a kitchen, a laundry room, living room with TV, wireless internet access, a tool kit, and a ceiling fan in the bedroom. All of this for a lower rate than most B&B's that just give you a bedroom and bathroom! We also enjoyed the private entry. My wife and I like to socialize and meet new people, but sometimes you just want to be—especially on our anniversary. The private entry allows you to get to your room without running through a gauntlet of people that want to stop you and have a conversation. What we enjoyed the most, though, was the bikes Judy so graciously provides. We rode our bikes along The Battery and through the city. She also mapped out what areas are biker friendly and which aren't. She was 100 percent correct on the areas you want to avoid on the bike. Take her advice! We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in Charleston, and Judy and her lovely Lavender and Lace had a lot to do with that. If you want to be comfortable, have everything you need, privacy, a great location and a great nightly rate, look no further than Judy's Lavender and Lace! Thanks, Judy! We will be back!

An Awesome Place to Stay!

5 on June 07, 2012

My boyfriend and I made our first trip down to Charleston this past weekend. I had scoured the internet trying to find a place for us to stay that had everything: affordability (I'm in between college and medical school and am on a budget), cleanliness, location, and the ability to offer an authentic Charleston experience (aka not the Best Western). I was about to give up on getting all of these things when I found the Lavender and Lace Bed and Breakfast. It was absolutely everything I wanted and more! Judy is the embodiment of southern hospitality and was so helpful both before and during our visit. The rooms are very clean, the food is well-stocked and delicious, and the location is unbeatable. I recommend using the bikes she provides to see the neighborhood--it's a great way to relax and get a feel for life in historic Charleston. If you're planning a trip to Charleston, this is definitely the place to stay!

Stop searching any further!

5 on May 27, 2012

We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights in the carriage house at the Lavender and Lace bed and breakfast. Often times pictures make places look their best but the pictures you'll see of this bed and breakfast, though beautiful, do not truly do the place the justice it deserves. My expectations were high but the experience far exceeded. The room was so clean you'd think you were the only person to ever stay there and having worked in the hotel business, that's the goal. The shower...ahhh! so nice and relaxing, great water pressure. Lots of nice ammenites too.Her baked goods and breakfast dishes were awesome. Great coffee, amazing hospitality. I could go on and on but if you're searching for that special, charming, clean, friendly, cozy b&b I would suggest to stop searching and make the reservation! I don't know what else I could have wanted in a b&b.


5 on May 22, 2012

This was our first visit to Charleston and the first time staying in a B&B. We LOVED Lavender and Lace and when we return to visit Charleston, we will definitely stay there again. We stayed in the Carriage House for a week and it was like having our own little apartment in a Victorian house, but with all the modern conveniences such as a washer and dryer and dishwasher. The house was located on a quiet residential street right in the best section of Historic Charleston, conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, the Battery, and many historical sites. Judy was wonderful. She greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a map to help orient us to the area and she gave us several recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit. We ate at many of the restaurants she suggested and we were very happy with her suggestions. Everyday Judy brought us homemade food for breakfast such as quiche, several varieties of breads, bagels, cookies, brownies, fresh fruit, juice, and milk. The kitchen always was well stocked with other items such as cereal and coffee. A microwave and dishwasher made reheating and cleaning a breeze. The accommodations were very nice and every day it was cleaned and the bed was made. Everything we could possibly need was provided, including shampoo, a hairdryer,, umbrellas, TV and wireless internet. Lavender and Lace far surpassed our expectations and we will recommend it to all our friends who visit Charleston.

Great place to stay in Charleston, SC

5 on April 07, 2012

We had both the front and back garden rooms and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Lavender and Lace B&B. We loved Judy's sweet treats and breakfasts, but also enjoyed the privacy of having our own kitchen area and eating space. We used the bikes to see the historic district and that was a big hit with us. Judy was also very helpful suggesting things to do and places to eat. Our stay was delightful.

First Visit to Charleston

4.8 on March 21, 2012

My husband & I met friends from Virginia in Charleston for a long weekend in early March. It is our first visit (second for our friends), when our friends who stayed elsewhere saw Judy's accommodations, they said next time they come back they'll stay here! Judy is a wonderful host, full of GREAT information. She really listens to her guests' individual interest & caters her suggestions to that. Thanks for the great advice for lunch: Fast & French! The place was perfectly located for safety, quiet & privacy, while being close enough to spend the entire weekend walking the city. We'll definitely be back!

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Rooms & Rates

Front Garden Suite

My front garden suite contains a living room, dinning room, full kitchen, washer, dryer, bedroom and private bath. The living room has a queen sized sofa bed and a twin sofa bed, cable TV and Internet access. There are bikes available for your use. I am located in the historic district, in quite neighood, within easy walking distance to all of the major attrations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $160 - $195

Back Garden Room

A comfortable accommodation, with a queen sized four poster bed, kitchenette, private bath and private entrance with off street parking. Room amenities include telephone, TV with cable, and internet access. Located on a quite street right in the heart of the historic district.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $160

Carriage House

My two story carriage house is located at the back of the property with its own private entrance and off street parking. The first floor contains a living room, full eat in kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The second floor contains a queen sized four poster bed, bathroom with a shower, and a balcony with table and chairs. Beautiful, quite location to relax in after a busy day walking through the beautiful streets of Charlston. There are bicycles available for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

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Location Type

historic district, On peninsula,South of Broad, Downtown


Charleston, SC (CHS)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Washer/dryer , Off street, on site parking, Bicycles, beach chairs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night low season; 2 nights high season
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is returned if you cancel with a 10 day notice.
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  • Serving Location: Stocked in/Self served, Guest room

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