Way to go Charleston! The new January 2012 edition of Travel + Leisure includes five Charleston area hotels as part of the best hotels in the world in Travel + Leisure Magazine 10th Anniversary “T + L 500 – The Best Hotels in the World”. They bring together the ultimate collection of the top hotels around the globe selected by readers in their annual World’s Best Awards survey. The five “Best in The World” Charleston hotels are listed below.
Charleston Place Hotel – one of the city’s largest hotels with a 1-to-2 staff-to-guest ratio and a pool set under a retractable roof, restaurant Charleston Grill, lounge and shopping in the spacious lobby area and located right in the center of the historic district. One might be tempted to never leave the hotel to take in beautiful Charleston because every desire and need can be provided for within the opulent walls of this hotel. 205 Meeting Street. Rates $240 to $350. Read more about Charleston Place Hotel
Planters Inn – a 19th century building, spacious sleeping rooms,
beautiful courtyard, perfect location and modern addition with a popular restaurant, Peninsula Grill. All rooms and suites come with either a courtyard view from the piazza or Market Street balcony view. 112 North Market Street. Rates $250 – $450. Read more about Planters Inn Hotel
Wentworth Mansion – A 21 room 1886 former private residence and a small spa in the historic district in a lovely setting, restaurant Circa 1886 located on the grounds of the mansion. The Wentworth Mansion is located in the heart of downtown Charleston and is a most desirable venue for a private party or wedding in particular. 149 Wentworth Street. Rates $420 to $470. Read more about the Wentworth Mansion
The Sanctuary Hotel Kiawah Island – Stately 255 room hotel on the grounds of one of the country’s top golf resorts. This hotel resort defines luxury from its lobby to each of the guest rooms with its panoramic ocean front views, sweeping staircases, gleaming handcrafted furnishings and sparkling chandeliers. One Sanctuary Beach Drive Kiawah Island, SC. Rates $270 – $460. Read more about The Sanctuary Hotel
The Woodlands Inn Summerville SC – A 1906 Neo-Georgian mansion with 19 recently renovated rooms, a bastion of Southern hospitality. One Sanctuary Beach Drive Kiawah Island, SC. Rates $270 – $460. Read more about the Woodlands Inn