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Located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina's famous historic district, the Anchorage Inn was originally built as a cotton warehouse circa 1840. The building spent many years in various commercial roles: its last being the headquarters of Mr. Robertson Allen's brokerage firm. The inn's large threshold stone was placed in memory of Mr. Allen's son in 1959. Situated in the French Quarter of Charleston's historic district, and just one block from the historic harbor, it seemed only appropriate to pay homage to the harbor's heritage in the name of the Inn. The definition of the word anchorage is "a safe harbor". The inn features seventeen guestrooms and two large suites, uniquely furnished with period reproductions. Since opening in 1991, The Anchorage Inn has adopted this theme in offering their distinguished guests a "safe harbor" in this historic town.
Meticulously restored in 2006, the Anchorage Inn offers guests the charm of an era gone by, while still providing the modern comforts one should expect. Guests of the inn discover a true living museum just outside the front door. Over three hundred years of history is accompanied with world renowned dining options, antique and boutique shopping, and distinguished museums - all just a short stroll from our front door.
The Anchorage Inn is a unique blend of reflective, by gone era reproductions and modern comforts. Situated between the Waterfront Park and Market, the inn is a classic getaway in the middle of history.
Each of the inn's guest rooms are furnished with period handcrafted reproductions built specifically for the hotel itself. The traditional seventeenth century English decor will be very familiar to those who are knowledgeable about local history. The hotel was built inside the walls of a nineteenth century harbor warehouse. The shipping industry is what fueled Charleston's development, which eventually established it as one of the most prominent and influential cities in our country's history.
The Anchorage Inn is tucked away on a quiet street close to Charleston's South of Broad neighborhood, famous for their grand historic homes, The Battery and White Point Gardens. Step back in time and view the history of Charleston in these charming places... all while taking pleasure in a quiet walk.
The hotel features:
- Complimentary Deluxe Hot Continental Breakfast Served Daily in the Dining Room
- Complimentary wine and cheese reception each evening
- Evening Sherry Nightcaps
- Evening Turn Down Service
- Complimentary Business Center in Lobby
- Fourteen Foot Ceilings
- Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
- Triple Sheet Bedding and Separate Vanity Areas
- Valet Laundry Service Monday-Friday
- Concierge Service
- Historic Tour Pick-Up in Front of Hotel
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Wall Mounted Hairdryers
- Remote Controlled Cable Televisions
- Luxury bath amenities from Bath and Body Works
- Direct dial telephones with voice mail
- AM/FM Alarm clock with wake up call program
- Our inn is a smoke free establishment
Steeped in over 300 years of history, Charleston, SC is America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure. Since its founding in 1670, it has played an important and pivotal role in the course of American history. The city's past is a testament to the spirit of its citizens. Throughout history, Charleston has been the scene of numerous historic "firsts"... the first shot of the Civil War, the first regularly scheduled passenger train service, and America's first golf course, just to name a few.
We are located about half a block from the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), which is the free trolley system. The hop-on, hop-off style trolley makes getting around the city and area attractions easy.
Points of Interest:
- Charleston Waterfront Park
- South Carolina Aquarium
- The Battery & White Point Garden
- Charleston Harbor Tour
- Firefly Distillery
- Fort Sumter
- Fort Moultrie
- Charleston Tea Plantation
For more information about dining and local events, please visit the Area Guide on our website.
Groups & Weddings
The Anchorage Inn is an ideal location for a wedding group, small meeting, family reunion, party or special event. Let us organize your group's itinerary and accommodations to allow you to take pleasure in all of Charleston’s treasures. The Inn is situated in the middle of Charleston's historic district which puts you within walking distance to the Battery, Charleston Market, as well as all of the famous museums, shops, and restaurants. The Anchorage Inn is also within minutes of the best beaches on the East Coast including Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. Also just outside of the historic district lies world class golf courses, historic plantations and gardens such as Middleton Place and Drayton Hall.
If your group is traveling on business and doesn’t feel like staying at a dull branded hotel, our Inn provides a Business Center. This allows you easy computer and internet access during your stay. Also, by being located in the city you can enjoy the downtown atmosphere but still with proximity to the surrounding areas.
Business Friendly Amenities:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Same day laundry service (Monday through Friday)
- Free Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) stop, half block from hotel
- Direct dial phones with voicemail
- Wake-up calls
- Available parking for $14/day
We also offer Corporate and Government rates.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free at (800) 421.2952 for more details.