Elliott House Inn

78 Queen Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
  • Summary


    On Queen Street in Charleston, South Carolina, hidden beneath the shade of oak trees over three centuries old sits downtown Charleston's favorite inn, The Elliot House Inn.

    Located in Charleston's historic district, the inn is a great jumping off point for exploring the rich history of the city. Walking tours leaving from the inn with a licensed tour guide are provided daily exclusively to Elliot House Inn guests and many other famous and historic sites are within walking distance of this Charleston historic hotel. Complimentary bicycles are also available for guests to explore the city.

    The famous King Street shopping district is only a few steps away from this Charleston boutique hotel. Peruse centuries of antiques from multiple dealers all over the world, cruise through the fashion boutiques from Market Street to Calhoun Street, and discover the shopping, galleries, and nightlife of the up-and-coming Upper King district.

    Back at the hotel, wind down from your busy day with a nightly wine and cheese reception or relax our newly renovated courtyard surrounded by charming statues and fountains. If you prefer, room service is available from the historic and popular restaurant, 82 Queen, right next door.

  • Introduction

    The Top Bed and Breakfast in Charleston, SC

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    In the heart of the charming historic district in Charleston sits The Elliott House Inn, one of the most beloved historic Charleston hotels. Nestled beneath centuries-old oaks, this Charleston bed-and-breakfast is a welcoming respite from everyday life that is beloved by visitors and locals alike. Cozy guestrooms open to a delightful courtyard that is buzzing with guests who are mingling, enjoying continental breakfasts, or enjoying the complimentary wine & cheese hour. The Elliott House Inn is one of the most beloved inns in Charleston and it’s not hard to see why.

    Meticulously Restored Bed-and-Breakfast in Charleston, SC

    The Elliott House Inn recently underwent a meticulous renovation and remodel that solidifies it as one of the most authentic historic Charleston hotels. Guests will enjoy cozy rooms with remodeled bathrooms, flat screen televisions and new furnishings that maintain the Inn’s historic Southern charm while catering to the most discerning of travelers.

    Elliot House Inn Bedroom

    Enjoy One of the Most Historic Charleston Hotels

    What better way to enjoy the history of Charleston than by staying in one of the most historic Charleston hotels? Built as a private home in 1861, the Inn surrounds guests in living Charleston history. It has survived natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, and it even withstood the Civil War. History buffs and lovers of Charleston alike owe it to themselves to experience one of the most historic and unique inns in Charleston.

    From the Inn’s welcoming courtyard you can stroll to art galleries, boutique and antique shopping locations, several of Charleston’s world-renowned restaurants, and the famous Charleston Market area. To truly explore the city, our gracious staff will be happy to arrange tours of antebellum homes, horse drawn carriage rides, harbor tours, dinner reservations and more.

    If you want a true Charleston experience, choose to stay at one of the most historic inns in Charleston, The Elliott House Inn.

    Elliott House Inn-Wine and CheeseAmenities

    Guests of The Elliott House Inn awaken to the aroma of an elegant continental breakfast featuring assorted pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, and juice and rich coffee, all delivered on a silver tray to guestrooms or enjoyed in the lush tropical courtyard. If you’re seeking an upscale yet relaxing bed-and-breakfast in Charleston, SC, The Elliott House Inn is sure to please.

    Surrounded by quaint statues, fountains and lush tropical plants, the Inn’s secluded courtyard is the perfect place to relax and mingle with other guests. As the gentle Carolina sun slowly slides behind the church spires, enjoy the nearly built pergula nestled in the center of the lush courtyard. Few other inns in Charleston, SC offer such a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere.

    Beautifully appointed guestrooms welcome travelers after a long day of Charleston exploration. Guests who prefer room service for lunch or dinner can order from 82 Queen. Located directly next door to The Elliott House Inn, 82 Queen is one of historic Charleston's oldest and most beloved restaurants. The Inn’s combination of location, atmosphere, and accommodations truly helps it stand out as one of the top historic hotels in Charleston.

    This Bed-and-Breakfast in Charleston, SC Features:

    • Complimentary continental silver service breakfast delivered to your room or served in the lush tropical courtyard
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Room service available from 82 Queen restaurant
    • Valet laundry service
    • Concierge service
    • Historic tour pick-up
    • Daily wine and cheese happy hour.


    Elliot House Backyard patio

    The History of The Elliott House Inn

    Built as a private residence in 1861, the remarkably preserved Elliott House Inn is an architectural treasure that has weathered hurricanes, earthquakes and even the Civil War. The Inn is built in the quintessential Charleston style with welcoming piazzas built to catch cool sea breezes on a warm Carolina day overlooking a private courtyard.

    After over a century as a private home, The Elliott House Inn began to welcome guests in 1981. In 2009 the Inn closed for an extensive two-year renovation and is reopening in the Fall of 2011.

    The Elliott House Inn recently underwent a two year renovation and was proud to reopen in the fall of 2011 with twenty-five remodeled guest rooms that feature delicate wall coverings, rich hardwood floors, armoires, and oriental rugs.

    As a historic Charleston hotel, The Elliott House Inn maintains the charm and sophistication that hotels in Charleston’s historic district should have while blending in elements of modern luxury such as flat screen televisions and high-speed Internet access. If you want to experience Charleston as it was meant to be, you owe it to yourself to try the best historic bed and breakfast in Charleston.

    Room Amenities Include:

    • Luxury bath amenities
    • Flat-screen cable television with HBO
    • Iron and ironing boards available
    • Hairdryers in all rooms
    • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
    • Direct dial telephones with data ports
    • AM/FM alarm clock with wake-up call program
    • Daily housekeeping
  • 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 Ashley Fitzgerald for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Leisure/vacation travelers take up a huge piece of our business. The amenities that we provide set us apart from some of the other boutique properties in the downtown/historic district area. We provide the following:

    • Complimentary continental breakfast delivered to their room each morning at their specified time and provided with menu options that they've selected.
    • Complimentary bicycles to explore the city
    • Complimentary wireless
    • Rooms feature one king bed or one queen bed.
    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our attention to detail and customer service set us apart from the other properties. Our hands on approach with front desk/concierge ensures that every guest is provided with the attention they deserve. Our inn was completely renovated in 2018 providing state of the art bathroom fixtures while still providing that historic/antebellum feeling of staying in an inn.

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

    Charleston is a city rich in both history and architecture. it's a must see!

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

    We love compliments, but the one we love to hear most is how attentive our staff was in providing the best possible vacation.

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

    For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest  they visit the plantations, historic homes, beaches and go on the walking tours all located within walking distance or a short 5-11 mile drive from downtown. Some of the best shopping in the southeast is located right on King Street, which is just 1/2 block from the hotel.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything is within walkind distance including walking tours, carriage rides, ghost tours, church tours, art galleries, antique shopping; you name it.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We love 82 Queen restaurant. It has been a Charleston staple for over 25 years now, providing some of the best in low country/southern cuisine. The she crab soup is some of the best you can find in town.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau provides timely and accurate tour information and city wide events: www.charlestoncvb.com/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 25 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.

  • Groups & Weddings

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    Group Accommodations in Charleston

    With its 25 cozy rooms in Charleston’s historic district, The Elliott House Inn is the ideal location for small group accommodations in the area. Mingle with your group in the Inn’s courtyard over continental breakfast and stroll to nearby restaurants, shops, and sites. Arrange your group accommodations in Charleston at The Elliott House Inn for a group getaway they will never forget.

    Charleston Weddings at The Elliott House Inn

    With its southern charm, sophistication, and sheer natural beauty, The Elliott House Inn is one of the most highly sought-after Charleston wedding venues. Celebrate your special day surrounded by 150 years of historic Charleston at The Elliott House Inn. Whether for an intimate ceremony or hosting your guests, this wedding venue in Charleston offers a beautiful courtyard with quaint statues and lush plants that will serve as the perfect backdrop for your Charleston wedding celebration.

    Weddings at The Elliott House Inn must book the entire Inn, allowing your guests the quintessential Charleston stay and wedding experience. Use our beautiful courtyard for your wedding day celebrations, all just a short shady stroll from most of the most popular Charleston wedding venues. The Inn’s ideal location allows your guests to enjoy the best of Charleston as they celebrate your marriage.

    For more information about group accommodations and weddings at The Elliott House Inn please email us at [email protected] or call (877) 727-0369.