The Hampton House Bed & Breakfast

500 Hampton St. , Walterboro, SC 29488 USA (Show map)


The Hampton House is a two story Colonial Revival built in 1912, has been featured in Southern Living Magazine. The House is surrounded by beautiful gardens live oaks drapped in spanish moss, Camellias, Magnolias and Azaleas are magnificent when in bloom. We are located in the heart of South Carolina's Low Country with easy access to I-95. We offer a wonderful breakfast served in our elegant dinning room or by the pool. Our tennis court is steps from the house, and will be happy to supply balls and rackets. For the Miniaturist and Doll Enthusiast, The Forde Collection is not to be missed, a rare exhibit of 55 Doll Houses, room boxes, toy Kitchens, paper dolls and Antique Dolls all on permanent display.

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Innkeepers: Diane and Henry



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Keep those bells jingling

5 on March 23, 2017

We stayed at the B&B during Christmas 2015. We wanted to see our granddaughter open her Christmas presents and this was a great place to stay while we were waiting for the grand event. It was so nice to be able to stay in a home setting and be served wonderful breakfast meals instead of having to stay at a chain hotel for Christmas. The owners made us feel very much at home and welcome.

Enjoy this decorated gem

4.6 on March 08, 2017

We have stayed at this B&B 3 times on our way to/from Florida. The innkeepers, Diane and Harry, are like long lost friends. The home is beautiful and Diane, a former award winning interior designer, has turned this colonial into a walk back in time to different eras. There is an artistic blending of artifacts from Diane and Harry's travels. The use of screens and large painted wood panels adorn walls in the downstairs rooms. The leopard sofa with the 3 corner chair are main highlights of the family room as you walk in to the left, with a fireplace and antique curio cabinets filled with gorgeous china, glassware and figurines. You could spend hours looking at everything here and in the cabinets in the formal dining room. She has a doll museum on the first floor which she sometimes opens for display, many of the dolls being made by her. The modest artist/designer also is a talented painter. Ask her which ones were brushed by her hand. Harry has done a wonderful job restoring different parts of this home and built the columns and archway in the back where weddings take place. We love staying here and when we drive that route to Florida, we're sure to stay at this very nice B&B. Our spoiled pug, Lucy, is also welcome here in one guest room.

Wonderful surprise outside of Charleston

4.8 on October 05, 2016

A gorgeous old mansion restored and beautifully decorated with an eclection collection of furnishings and art. Traditional antiques and Eastern collections made this a treasure trove to browse, in addition to the dollhouse, a complete room dedicated to Diane's talents in creating - Gracious, wonderful hosts. We stayed on our return trip home and want to stay again this Fall and next winter.

Low Country Perfection

5 on February 09, 2016

This B&B is the sweetest place. The owners are so sweet. The rooms are pretty. The house is amazing. You must try the afternoon tea. We had a tea party with my little girl and my grandmother, and it was perfect! You must stay here if your going to visit or just passing through!

Definitely a keeper, will be back for sure!

4.2 on April 28, 2015

Cookies waiting for us right next to our room upon arrival! Very cool that they have a mini fridge that you can use to store anything in, but it's also shared if anyone else is staying in the other two rooms, so keep that in mind as far as space goes. If you want your own private, beautiful balcony, the slightly more expensive Camellia Room is the way to go! (I personally wouldn't like that room due to the clawfoot tub with only the handheld shower hose the rinse off with.) Also great is that we needed somewhere to stay with our two dogs at, and they allow them in one of their three rooms for just $25 extra a night. We stayed in the Azalea room (the only one that allows dogs) and is was super quaint! Nice fireplace in the room, spacious windows, bathroom with separate toilet and shower/tub combination. The ground are beautiful with a lovely terrace/back garden, swimming pool (which was not ready yet) ) and a (somewhat beaten down) tennis court. Walking distance to downtown Walterboro. Diane, the owner, also collects old/antique dolls houses and barbies, and gave us a free tour of the room she displays them in before we left. One of the rooms she actually uses as an art studio for her paintings and whatnot, and showed us that as well. Cons: 1) Good, but not Great breakfasts. First morning we got omelets, bacon, yogurt, mini muffins, coffee and orange juice. Second morning we got VERY egg-y French toast, mini muffins, sausage, yogurt, coffee and orange juice. None of it was BAD, just not a large selection or large portions. 2) Minor annoyances to the guest room- what may not be major to some but were somewhat more major to me: No extra toilet paper besides the one on the roll, quite dusty in the room on cabinets, mantles, etc., and it took Forever to get hot water through the sink and, many, many minutes! I get it's an old house, but still.

The Best B&B Ever

5 on August 30, 2014

I can't begin to describe the eloquence and style that this Bed and Breakfast conveys. All the decor is so lovely and inviting. You would just like to stay forever. Diane and Henry are the most gracious hosts and we felt so welcome. We stayed in The Camellia Room with the claw foot tub and a spacious balcony overlooking the pool. It was fabulous. I just don't know how they arranged for us to see two shooting stars as we gazed at the night sky! This trip had been a short respite from our daily working world and we certainly were able to relax and recharge. We will most definitely return. Thank you both, Diane and Henry. It was such a delight. - Kathy & Scott Hornbaker

Finest B&B

5 on March 02, 2013

This was my 4th stay for eight days at Hampton House during a business trip. It is not only geographically convenient to Charleston and Savannah, it is by far the most relaxing and hospitable B&B I've ever stayed at...and I've stayed at many along the Atlantic side! The plantation is breathtaking and so never want to leave. Diane and Henry are gracious and both are talented in seeing to your needs and in other areas such as arts and crafts. I learned this trip about the lighthouse Henry helped put together some years ago along Long Island, NY when he was a crane operator, and Diane is creating pencil drawings for an upcoming exhibit. It was too cold this trip to use the pool...darn, but as usual, it was another wonderful stay at Hampton House! I always stay in the Camellia that claw foot tub and the balcony view of live oaks. It just doesn't get any better.

Time To Remember celebrating my Hubby's Birthday

5 on February 17, 2013

I can not say enough about my stay at the Hampton House.. Diane & Henry are just a wonderful couple, they went beyond to make our stay a pleasant one. They are so hospitable that you can help but love the minute you meet them. They will do whatever is necessary to make your stay be a time you will remember forever. I been to quite a few B&B's but by far this one tops them all. It's the place to be whenever you need a break from it all. We truly enjoyed our stay at the Hampton House. Breakfast soooo good........ We will definitely go back. Diane & Henry, Thank you for making your place a place to call home away from home. Regards Mike & Patti R.

A beautiful place to stay! Diane and Henry are SUPER! We visited last summer and dream of going back often!

5 on July 12, 2012

Richard and Jackie Banton

Fantastic Stay for Snow Birds

5 on May 19, 2012

We travel from Ohio to Florida in Dec. This is our relaxing stop from I- I-95 10- 15 mins away... It is better staying at here... then motel or hotel... So clean and knowing you are safe!!! Hotel and Motels you don't know who stayed in room and heavy traffic coming through. Employees don't care at those places. To keep them clean. Henry and Diane put a lot of care to there home and GUESTS !!! They both enjoy what they do!!!! And I am return customer . I regret we bought a place in Florida... Hampton House , Walterboro, SC is better than Florida...

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Location Type

Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah, Ace River Basin, Edisto Beach, Seabrook Island, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village


Charleston, SC (CHS) 40 miles

Directions to property:

3 miles to our door from I-95 from either exit 53 or 57. One hour north of Savannah, 44 miles from Charleston on Route 17, 30 mins. to Summerville on Alt 17 and 75 miles to Hilton Head.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, SC Artisans Center, Slave Relics Historical Museum, Colleton Museum, Bendon-Lucas House, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Telephone , Doll & Doll House Collection, Pool & Tennis Court, Grounds available for small events., Guest Fridge in upstairs hall., Juice, water, soda and home baked treats., Two blocks to Antique Shops.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Radio, TV

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Limited to Children over 12 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the cost of the stay will be required for reservations of two nights or more. One night reservations require a deposit of full payment.
  • Cancellations: Should you need to cancel your reservation, your deposit will be refunded in full if your cancellation notice is recieved at least seven days prior to your date of arrival. Cancellations recieved less than seven days prior to scheduled arrival date will require forfeiture of the deposit.



Diane and Henry

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Parrot

About the innkeepers

Diane is an Artist and an avid collector of Antique dolls and Doll houses, Dianes Art Studio is in the house and if you are interested in seeing her paintings she will gladly show you. Henry is a craftsman not only a great carpenter but also works with iron creating furniture designed by both he and his wife.

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  • Time Served: 8am
  • Serving Location: By the Pool, Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

apple sausage