South Carolina offers the best of landmarks and beauty. Mountains on the west, beaches on the east and farmland sprinkled in between South Carolina has natural scenic views.
Here are some of the best hotels in SC.
Rhett House Inn
Dating from 1820, this upscale bed-and-breakfast is set on landscaped grounds in the Beaufort Historic District, and is a 3-minute walk from Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park.
Elegant, antiques-filled rooms are split across 3 separate buildings, including an antebellum mansion. They include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Some have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces or private veranda access.
Free perks include Southern-style breakfast, afternoon champagne and cheese, and after-dinner desserts, plus bike rentals and entrance to a nearby golf club. Public areas include a grand living room, a veranda and a courtyard with a fountain.
Set in a federal-style redbrick building opposite the University of South Carolina, this hip, retro-inspired hotel is a mile from the Columbia Museum of Art and 2 miles from Columbia train station.
Featuring vibrant, decorative furnishings and Gamecock-themed headboards, the vintage-style rooms have designer toiletries, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Suites add separate living rooms and wet bars; some provide fireplaces, 4-poster beds and/or whirlpool tubs.
Loaner bikes are included. Other amenities consist of a trendy lobby cafe/bar, a 24/7 gym and a furnished terrace. Breakfast and parking are available (fee). Pets are welcome.
Set on a downtown street, this unassuming boutique hotel in 2 adjoining historic buildings with an annex around the corner is 1 mile from the South Carolina State Museum and 3 miles from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. I-26 is 5 miles away.
Stylish rooms offer handcrafted beds, free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and kitchenettes, as well as turndown service. Some rooms feature distinct touches such as graffiti murals, exposed brick walls and/or tin ceilings. Extended-stay rooms add skylights, sofa beds and kitchens.
Freebies include continental breakfast and a welcome drink, plus daily evening socials with snacks and drinks. There’s also a fitness center.