The Best Hotels to Book Near Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, South Carolina
Stay close to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens to make the most of your time at this historic attraction | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
One of the oldest plantations in the United States, Boone Hall Plantation has centuries of stories to tell. Now one of the official African American Historic Places in South Carolina, the grounds outside of Charleston are a popular spot for visitors to learn about the enslaved people that worked the land and to view the mansion’s intricate architecture. If you’re looking to stay by Boone Hall Plantation, read on for our top picks – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
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Just across the river from downtown Charleston and a short drive from Boone Hall, the Hyatt Place in Mount Pleasant is part of a complex filled with shops and dozens of restaurants. All of the hotel’s 92 rooms are sleek, and many offer views of the shopping center below and waterfront across the road. Once you grab a bite in the lobby for continental breakfast, you’re ready to head out for the day, zipping along the highway to Boone Hall or downtown Charleston.
Cambria Hotel Mount Pleasant – Charleston
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Check into the Cambria in Mount Pleasant if you’re looking to recharge. Cozy beds and spa-inspired bathrooms are matched by amenities like the outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center – and the hotel’s restaurant, 17 North, serves up classic American meals with locally brewed craft beers. Conveniently located at the intersection of several highways, you’ll be able to get around town easily, whether you’re trekking out west to downtown Charleston, the rest of the city to the north or to Boone Hall to the east.
Inn At I'On
Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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Try out a community destination, like the Inn At I’On in Mount Pleasant, for exclusive access to local amenities like tennis courts, swimming pools, a gym and neighborhood club, all while on vacation. This B&B-style hotel has 13 guest rooms, each filled with nods to historic structures like beadboard, crown molding and cozy fireplaces. The community is easily walkable, and dotted with small restaurants, coffee shops and even a wine bar. When you decide you’re ready to leave, both Boone Hall and Charleston are just a short drive away.
Shem Creek Inn
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Right on the water, you’ll find the locals’ hidden secret: a small Mount Pleasant inn on a laid-back dock, tucked away from the water traffic on the Charleston side. And whether you head out on the water or just dip your toes in the inn’s crystal clear dockside pool, there’s nothing else like it along this inlet. Local restaurants and shops are close by, as well as Shem Creek Park, with a stretching boardwalk.
Plantation Oaks Inn
Bed and Breakfast
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This log cabin-style inn was built on land that was once the Snee Farm Plantation, right next to Boone Hall. Now, the five rooms provide a quaint and cozy respite from the city, surrounded by centuries-old oak trees and a shady marsh. Just down the road from the inn, the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site was the house of the man – and US Constitution signer – who founded the Snee Farm Plantation.
Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant/Isle of Palms
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If you’re stuck having to choose between seeing Charleston, chilling out in Mount Pleasant or venturing down to the beachy Isle of Palms, pick this reliable Hampton Inn. You’ll be close to all three – and the Boone Hall Plantation – along with a number of shops, restaurants and the waterfront, all with a cushy bed to lay your head on at night.
Hyatt House Charleston/Mount Pleasant
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In the heart of Mount Pleasant, the Hyatt House is the perfect option for anyone wanting an in-room kitchen, chic cocktail bar and patio with a fire pit and spacious pool. Restaurants are aplenty in this area, and you’re close to a major highway intersection. And after a busy day exploring the town or the plantations to the east, bed down in one of the hotel’s 128 brightly lit blue and white rooms.
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You’re sure to feel right at home in downtown Charleston’s French Quarter Inn, just a block from the Historic Charleston City Market. The luxury inn knows how to pamper guests, from evening turndown service to the pillow menu, where you have your pick from seven types – including down, hypoallergenic and Swedish massage. It’s also a stunning space, from Italian marble to the Spanish-style patio filled with fountains, with some rooms offering the perfect view of Charleston’s churches downtown.
The Governor's House Inn
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The oldest spot on this list, the Governor’s House Inn was built in 1760 as a traditional Georgian-style double house. Today, the house is full of history – from a sweeping dark staircase, intricately carved fireplaces and the wide, polished wooden boards covering the floor. No matter which of the 11 suites you end up in, you’ll want to make your way downstairs in time for the afternoon wine and cheese reception. And once morning hits, claim your breakfast voucher to eat at one of the restaurants nearby.
The Jasmine House Inn
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Just a few blocks north of Charleston’s French Quarter, the Jasmine House is a romantic 1843 mansion, plastered with fine floral wallpaper and stuffed with antique furniture like four-poster beds, 19th-century vanities and carved-bamboo settees. Don’t miss the continental breakfast or evening reception – we recommend enjoying your meal in the back garden – then head out to explore the rest of downtown.
These recommendations were updated on September 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.