On Queen Street, near the best shopping and dining in Charleston, this coral-colored inn is full of atmosphere. Built in 1861, it has kept the original hardwood floors, and while the 26 rooms feel sleek and modern, there’s heritage in the white plantation shutters and soothing blue walls. Standard rooms are comfy cocoons, with king- or queen-size beds, crisp white bedding and blue-patterned throw pillows. Step out and you’re close to Rainbow Row, a photogenic strip of vivid historic homes, as well as Cooper Riverfront, a picturesque waterfront park. If you’ve got the energy, the hotel has free-to-use bikes to help you explore the rest of Charleston.