Two Meeting Street Inn

2 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Innkeeper(s): Pete & Jean Spell and Karen Spell Shaw
 
  • Summary

    Lovely Lowcountry

    Among the historic mansions facing Charleston’s South Battery, Two Meeting Street Inn invites you to leave the hustle and bustle of life behind and relax.

    Built in 1892, the Queen Anne mansion is adorned with Tiffany stained-glass windows, carved English oak woodwork and crystal chandeliers. Amenities in the nine guestrooms include eight- or ten-foot ceilings, private baths, claw-foot tubs, mahogany queen-sized canopy or four-poster beds, classic furnishings, antiques, hardwood floors, oriental rugs, a Victorian fireplace, window seats, a private balcony, a shared veranda, Wi-Fi, iPod docks and ceiling fans.

    A hearty Southern breakfast in the oval dining room, courtyard, veranda or your guestroom sets you up for your day. Depending on your mood, you can walk the gardens under the shade of live oaks or settle into a seat on the piazza and enjoy the view of White Point Gardens and the Charleston Harbor beyond. Voted the number one city in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers from 2010 to 2013, several Charleston sights are within walking distance: White Point Gardens (where you can see Civil War-era cannons, mortars and a great vantage point of Fort Sumter), the Battery waterfront, fine dining, the Old Market (offering unique items from a variety of vendors), museums, antique stores, antebellum home tours and all the venues of the Spoleto music festival. The Two Meeting Street Inn’s staff can make arrangements for tours, entertainment and restaurant reservations.

    After being out and about, sweet and savory bites from iconic Charleston cookbooks await at afternoon tea. Later, toast with evening sherry.

  • Introduction

    Experience the Most Admired Charleston SC Inn 

    In historic Charleston, South Carolina, a romantic location unrivaled by other cities, imagine an escape to the oldest and most recognized Charleston inn, Two Meeting Street. An elegant historic Charleston bed and breakfast in the heart of the stunningly beautiful South of Broad neighborhood, Two Meeting Street Inn is unique in its appeal. So enchanting is the Charleston SC inn’s location and architecture, it is the focus of photographers and artists from around the world.

    With an allure unlike other Charleston inns, it’s not surprising that Two Meeting Street inevitably catches the admiring eye of virtually every visitor to the historic Charleston Battery. For visitors seeking exemplary Charleston hospitality and a premier location in their selection of Charleston SC lodging, this exquisite Meeting Street inn offers luxury Charleston accommodations and a rich Charleston bed and breakfast legacy.

     

    Of all the Charleston SC inns, Two Meeting Street is “the jewel in the crown of Charleston bed and breakfast hotels.”  - Hemisphere Magazine

    As you approach the Charleston Battery and the picturesque waterfront mansions for which Historic Charleston is famous, you will experience a profound sense of time and place, the perfect setting for a romantic Charleston bed and breakfast experience. You might glimpse the sails in historic Charleston Harbor just as you detect the fragrant salt air of the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the “gem” of Charleston inns invites you to imagine a place that surrounds you with elegance the moment you arrive, and place where the pace slows and the mind rests. Two Meeting Street Charleston inn invites you to discard your stress and relish the exquisite civility and romance of this exquisite Charleston SC bed and breakfast.

    Among Historic Charleston SC inns, Two Meeting Street Inn offers sophisticated comforts, the Battery’s romantic allure and a 50-year legacy of Charleston hospitality.

    In the sanctuary of historic Charleston's South of Broad neighborhood, you are engulfed by tree-lined streets and historic antebellum mansions. When your eyes fall upon the graceful arches, signature turret and lush gardens of the exquisite Charleston inn with the celebrated address - known to local residents as Number 2 Meeting Street - you will be thrilled to learn that you have reached your prestigious Charleston SC destination, the most enchanting and acclaimed Charleston SC inn.

    We're honored that many consider Two Meeting Street Inn to be the most romantic bed and breakfast in Charleston, SC. We invite you to tour our website to learn more about our luxury Charleston accommodations. As you do, you will see why so many choose our Charleston inn as their preferred bed and breakfast in Charleston SC. 

    About The Romantic Charleston SC Inn 

    Overlooking historic Charleston’s prestigious South Battery at White Point Gardens, Two Meeting Street Inn is a Charleston SC inn that proudly invites you to share the romance and heritage of the celebrated Charleston bed and breakfast. When you experience this romantic inn in Charleston, South Carolina, you will discover why one writer proclaimed  "On a scale of one to ten for elegance, Two Meeting Street is at least a twelve.”

    Here are just a few representative accolades from visitors to our Charleston SC inn:

    “Wonderful, magnificent Charleston bed and breakfast. The view from the porch is the best in Charleston.” – Guest from Houston, Texas May 2008

    “Our only problem was that Two Meeting Street was so lovely, we had to force ourselves out onto the streets of Charleston.” – Guest from Michigan, July 2009

    “Of all the Charleston inns, Two Meeting Street is our favorite. Just a special experience.” – Guest from Asheville, North Carolina, April 2009

    Among Charleston inns, Two Meeting Street Inn has received the coveted "Readers Choice" Designation of Southern Living Magazine more than any other.

    When it comes to romantic experiences in historic Charleston, Two Meeting Street Inn is without equal. When it was completed in 1892, this lovely Queen Anne mansion became a father's generous wedding gift to his daughter. From Southern rockers on the famous arched piazza, guests at Number 2 Meeting Street Inn enjoy the sea breezes while gazing upon century-old live oaks and the historic Charleston Harbor beyond. The Charleston inn's sweeping vista is perfect for an intimate conversation, a garden courtyard breakfast or sumptuous afternoon tea with friends.  Summertime in Charleston, South Carolina is the ideal time to enjoy peach iced tea or lemonade and spend the day relaxing on the porch and gazing at the water just beyond the park, captivated by your home away from home, Two Meeting Street Charleston bed and breakfast.

    Of all the Charleston SC inns, only Two Meeting Street  was named "Romantic Hideaway 2009" By Discerning Traveler.

    Located in the heart of the Charleston historic district, the Inn is ideally situated a few steps from the Battery waterfront, and just a few blocks from fine dining, the Old Market, museums, antique stores, and all Spoleto venues.Guests are enticed by Tiffany stained glass windows, ornate carved English oak woodwork, crystal chandeliers and the Spell family's unparalleled Southern hospitality.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kay for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We have earned a wonderful reputation for being the most romantic B&B in Charleston and the entire country. Travelers looking for a way to reconnect with their mate love staying with us.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for being a romantic getaway. Our guests usually visit us to celebrate their anniversaries, honeymoons and special occasions.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    People visit Charleston for its rich history, cultural arts, and thesheer  beauty of the area.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We provide everything and know what our guests want before they ask for it. Our guests feel like we can “read their mind”.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    People are often surprised by how friendly people are and how so much in town is within walking distance.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    When we have guests planning to stay for more than just a weekend, we recommend a visit to one of the plantation homes in the area.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    You can walk to everything here! Charleston is a wonderful place to explore on foot.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    If they have never been to the area, we usually suggest that our guests try Magnolia’s which offers Low Country Cuisine.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We don’t refer our guests to any web sites or references. We plan everything or refer them to anything they need during their stay.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have a 9 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.

  • Guests At Our Charleston Bed And Breakfast Say...

     

    “Absolutely beautiful Charleston inn.  This place was phenomenal.” – Guest from Los Angeles November 2009

    “I don’t want to let the secret get out. This is quite simply the best (Charleston bed and breakfast).  It made us feel GRAND.” - Guest from Florida 2007

  • Amenities at the Elegant Charleston Bed and Breakfast

    Two Meeting Street Inn’s nine elegant guestrooms, beautifully furnished living areas and spectacular Charleston lodging provide the perfect setting for a romantic celebration or a tranquil retreat from everyday life. Whether you choose a magnificent honeymoon suite or an inviting third floor room, your Charleston bed and breakfast experience will be memorable. Our Charleston, SC B and B offers the perfect combination of luxury Charleston hotel amenities and the special, personal touches one expects from a grand Charleston bed and breakfast inn.

    Guests at this Charleston inn enjoy many gracious extras, included in their room rate:

    • A bountiful, hot Southern breakfast served in the oval-shaped dining room, the courtyard, the fresh air of the veranda or delivered to your guestroom
    • Daily local, national and financial newspapers
    • Knowledgeable concierge to share with you the secrets of the city.  The owners are Charlestonians
    • Lowcountry afternoon tea featuring sweets and savories from the iconic Charleston cookbooks
    • Evening sherry to finish the day in style
    • Gilchrist and Soames toiletries
    • Luxury cotton waffle-weave bathrobes
    • Complimentary wireless internet throughout the mansion and on the veranda
    • iPod docks available in each guestroom
    • Secure safes for your valuables
    • Complimentary parking

     

    At Two Meeting Street Inn in historic Charleston we can handle all your arrangements for dining, tours and entertainment.

    The sweeping view at Two Meeting Street Charleston inn is the ideal setting for an intimate conversation, a courtyard breakfast or sumptuous afternoon tea with friends.  The warm seasons in Charleston, South Carolina are an ideal time to enjoy peach iced tea or lemonade and spend the day relaxing on the porch gazing at the water just beyond the park, captivated by your beautiful surroundings at Two Meeting Street Charleston bed and breakfast.

     
  • Christmas Magic at Two Meeting Street Inn