South of Broad
On the south side of Broad Street is a great old Charleston lodging, Governor’s House Inn (117 Broad St., 843/720-2070, www.governorshouse.com, $285–585). This circa-1760 building, a National Historic Landmark, is associated with Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Though most of its 11 rooms—all with four-poster beds, period furnishings, and high ceilings—go for around $300, some of the smaller rooms here can be had for closer to $200 in the off-season.
The nine rooms of Two Meeting Street Inn (2 Meeting St., 843/723-7322, www.twomeetingstreet.com, $220–435) down by the Battery are individually appointed, with themes like “The Music Room” and the “The Spell Room.” The decor in this 1892 Queen Anne bed-and-breakfast is very traditional, with lots of floral patterns and hunt club–style pieces and artwork. It’s considered by many to be the most romantic lodging in town, and you won’t soon forget the experience of sitting on the veranda enjoying the sights, sounds, and breezes. Three of the rooms—the Canton, Granite, and Roberts—can be had for not much over $200.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition