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The Inn At Middleton Place

Charleston, SC, US (CHS)

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Come and experience the beauty of this modern marvel and see for yourself why the Inn at Middleton Place is hailed a National Historic Landmark.
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Grand Room

Non-Smoking Room that offers either one king or one queen. These rooms are the largest rooms at the inn and offer a breaktaking view of the beautiful Ashley River or the scenic woodlands. Each room is furnished with handcrafted furniture, hardwood floors. warm cypress paneling, marble baths with European style tubs, wood burning fireplace and dramatic floor to ceiling windows. Grand rooms incorporate a comfortable sitting area which includes a sofa and offer upgraded amenities such as CD players, VCR/DVD players, and upgraded toiletries.
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River View GuestRoom

Non-Smoking Room that offers either one king or one queen. These room are the most popular rooms at the inn and offer a breaktaking view of the beautiful Ashley River and surrounding marshland. Each room is furnished with handcrafted furniture, hardwood floors. warm cypress paneling, marble baths with European style tubs, wood burning fireplace and dramatic floor to ceiling windows.
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Woods View GuestRoom

Non-Smoking Room that offers either one king, one queen, or two twins beds. Each room is furnished with handcrafted furniture, hardwood floors with braided rugs, warm cypress paneling and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
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The Inn At Middleton Place
4290 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC US 29414

FREE Admission To Intriguing On-site Venues
Your stay at The Inn at Middleton Place includes free admission to these three exciting venues where you will learn the history and culture of this great area and even see it acted out as it was back then.

The Gardens at Middleton Place, the oldest landscaped gardens in the United States, sit just outside the doors of this beautiful inn. Established in 1741 by Henry Middleton, the garden reflects grand classic early 18th century European and English style with geometry and symmetry as the rule. Employing great reasoning skills in the art of aesthetic balance with careful attention to the woods and water, it is no wonder the gardens are so breathtaking!

The Middleton Place House Museumwas originally part of a three building residential complex that once overlooked the Ashley River and was composed of a gentleman`s quarters, library, and conservatory. Originally the gentleman`s quarters known as the South Flanker, it is the only surviving portion of the triad after a fire in February of 1865 claimed the other two buildings just two months before the end of the Civil War. Restored from the flames, the building weathered earthquakes and homeowners, and even housed slaves and freedmen who served the Middleton family before finally becoming the House Museum in 1975.

The Middleton Place Plantation Stableyards, which has existed since the Civil War, has continued to breed the same buffalo, sheep, goats, poultry and guinea hogs over the last two centuries. Skilled workers who demonstrate the skills practiced by the artisans who formerly maintained the facility can still be found there today and will gladly explain Plantation life from the Emancipation to the Reconstruction and through the twentieth century.

Notable Accommodations
The Inn at Middleton Place`s presence has been recognized nationally on more than one occasion. Not only has it been featured as a Last Minute Getawayby the TODAY Show but it has also received awards and recognition from such organizations as the American Institute of Architects and the SC Wildlife Federation.

This Inn has also been honored in National Geographic Traveler`s first ever Stay List (2008) and was published in Zagats 2009 Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas.

Its beautiful modern architecture and amenities wonderfully compliment the history and culture that flows through this inn and its entire property surrounding. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the simpler side of things, as they once were, and as they remain today only in places like this.

Grand Amenities

  • Wood burning fireplace (seasonal)
  • Access to Middleton Place Gardens, House Museum, and Stableyards
  • Nature tours
  • Labyrinth
  • Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
  • Kayak and Bicycle Rentals
  • Wireless Internet and Data Port
  • Coffee Maker, in room snack and chilled water
  • Natural soaps, shampoo and conditioner
  • All rooms Non-Smoking

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • AAA Approved
  • Banquet Facility
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Services
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Cocktail Hour
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1183 reviews
from Kannapolis, United States
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Beautiful river views from room (be sure not to get a courtyard room). Stairs (no elevator) so if you can't carry bags up a long flight of stairs, get a bottom level room RIVER SIDE room. Don't pay extra for packages. Very old squeaky bed.... not restful. Dated bath room but nice soaps. Nice wood floors and wood chairs. Consider getting a sofa bedroom (wish we had...). There is No microwave. Great grounds and great views. Loved the big Oak trees and Magnolia trees which were in bloom. ... Read more
from Starr
Submitted on 21-05-2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the Middleton Place Inn. The staff was wonderful in all areas. Stacey and Matt in the Lodge were so welcoming. The room was a treat to stay in with ceiling to floor windows that allowed a beautiful view of the Ashley River. Outside we could sit on comfortable chairs or lay in a hammock while enjoying the wildlife. We saw deer, alligators, turtles, birds, squirrels, jumping fish, swans and the farm animals at the plantation. Kayaking on the Ashley River is alwa... Read more
from Walterboro
Submitted on 22-05-2016
We love staying at Middleton Place every year. The Inn is quiet and peaceful. Very nice accommodations. With just a short walk , you can view the gorgeous plantation grounds . Very neat to see the different historical places!
from fountain inn, sc, United States
Submitted on 23-05-2016
we'd planned to see the plantation, so staying there just added to the experience. Rooms are spacious, clean and nicely unique. Well worth it. So much of seeing the plantation was included in the room rate that we felt it was an excellent value. Very authentic.... Driving into Charleston from Middleton was easy....just do it outside of rush hour.
from .
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Rooms where tiny compared to the photos supplied when requesting reservation. Slight odor as well in room. Stayed 1 out of 3 nights. Have yet to receive my reimbursement as promised. Was told 3-5 business days, now here we are at 2 weeks. Grounds where beautiful as well as an amazing restaurant.
from Pompano Beach, Florida
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Unfortunately we only stayed one night due to the forecast of a tropical storm. Everything was fabulous so I will be returning in the near future to see the tour and the Charleston area. The breakfast offered a great variety of cereals, yogurt, fruit and muffins.
from Charleston
Submitted on 02-06-2016
This is a historic plantation with included admission to the home, gardens, and stableyards. Breakfast is included and they even offer fun little activities like cow milking! I have never stayed at a better place with so many things to do. The value was spectacular. I can't wait to come back and stay longer.
from Greenville, North Carolina
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Excellent views and staff was super friendly and helpful! We had to leave early due to bad weather and the front office staff was very accommodating. We spent some time in the lodge and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. You can't beat the views!!
from Louisville
Submitted on 03-06-2016
After a scenic drive down Ashley River road, we turned onto the rough sand road to the Inn. Set completely in the beautiful woods is the seventies style Inn. Quiet, peaceful and serene is the atmosphere. We brought our two standard poodles and it was perfect for them. Complimentary continental or full breakfast is available. The free one was great with oatmeal bar with several toppings, Greek yogurt and muffins. The coffee was good and my enjoyed the tea from the nearby Tea plantation. We a... Read more
from Pendleton
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This was a good place for a quiet getaway. Not overly fancy, but private and surrounded by natural beauty. I would especially recommend this for cooler weather when the fireplace could be used. The tile bathtub needs updating, and the dirt paths outside aren't for everyone, but otherwise it is nice to be able to walk to Middleton Place and enjoy the gardens and restaurant. Next time, we plan to spend more time on the plantation and less time traveling to downtown!
from Charleston
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Great time at the spoleto finale. Middleton is a nice place to stay. Rooms very comfortable but not plush. A little rustic. Nice pillows. Not lumpy foam. Had a great time. Will be back next year ­???­???­???­???
from Mercer Island
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Good place to stay for experiencing some history of the South and Middleton family. Hotel needs some upgrading and maintenance. We had the suite which I would recommend for sure. Good place to stay for one or two days. About 25 minutes from Charleston.
from Bell, FL
Submitted on 20-06-2016
I did not originally book the Inn when we were planning our anniversary date to Charleston mostly because it's about 15 miles outside of Charleston (or an hour+ into Charleston we learned during peak season). Through a series of turning down (AirBnB) places, we ended up with our last minute pet friendly reservation at the Inn. I was impressed with the doggie goodie bag presented at check-in; complete with toys, biscuits, gift for doggie and of course convenient doggie clean up bags. What a nice... Read more
from Ormond Beach, Florida
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The Inn was the perfect place to stage the celebration of our 50th Wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful Dinner at the Middleton Plantation restaurant and a delightful trip on the Ashley River with the Charleston Kayak Co. Downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant , only minutes away ment that members of our party never lacked for things to do!!
from Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We had a very nice first stay at Middleton Place. The Inn was lovely - secluded, clean and comfortable. The staff was excellent at the inn, restaurant and gardens. Be prepared for a lot of walking. The garden grounds are fantastic - probably even more so in the spring when the flowers are blooming. We will return again.
from Powder Springs, Georgia
Submitted on 24-06-2016
From the outside, the buildings look a bit odd, but the actual rooms are great...lots of wood. The grounds are beautiful, the food was great and the trail ride and kayak tour were awesome! The outside pool was very nice and open late.
from Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Great layout in room and buildings in general. Great views of Ashley river from our room. Evening cocktail reception was excellent, great choice of beers and the food was good. Breakfast was also on point.
from Pawleys Island
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Middleton Place is beautiful! The gardens are fabulous and the architecture of the hotels is really cool. The rooms need updating and they are not very clean. The rooms have beautiful windows to look out, but very dirty. It could be really nice.
from Birmingham
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Plantation is beautiful. Very relaxing. The entry to our room had cobwebs and did not provide a good first impression. The room was fine. It could have been cleaner and updates are definitely needed. Matt at the Lodge where the nightly reception was held was not friendly at all. The girls at the front desk were wonderful. There was a staff member who came onto the property every night in a very loud truck really late and woke us up and shined his head lights in our window. This was resolved once... Read more
from Louisville
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We were visiting our son who lives in Goosecreek South Carolina and wanted to see a little bit of the area. So happy we discovered this place to stay and tour the Middleton Place. It was a wonderful time!
from Bellingham
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We had a great stay at the Middleton Inn we went to the area to visit Magnolia Plantation. The convenience getting to our destination. The room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good with many choices.
from Lexington
Submitted on 07-07-2016
I rate the overall stay as very good. The service & staff were excellent , especially at breakfast & the front desk. The tour of the south wing was excellent, enjoyed it immensely. Having to ask for towels on several occasions and a couple of days, the last two, the room was not cleaned as well as expected.
from Jacksboro
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Great plantation grounds with lots of activities and historical info. Room accommodations and amenities were good. Only downfall was the free breakfast freshness and selection. Worth the visit just plan on breakfast away from the plantation.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 08-07-2016
The room was beautiful, and we really enjoyed access to the plantation, taking advantage of multiple tours. The only hiccups (including logistics for a late check in and receiving a cheese plate instead of the champagne and strawberries that I ordered) were quickly addressed by inn staff.
from Pompano Beach
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We had a wonderful stay at the Middleton Unn. The hospitality could not have been better. From the manager's gathering to the morning Buffett, they bent over backwards to make our stay as pleasant and worthwhile as possible. We look forward to our next visit..
from Palmetto
Submitted on 10-07-2016
The overall stay at The Inn at Middleton place was awesome! The grounds were nothing short of beautiful, there was a sense of camping but with A/C a mattress and a working bathroom of your own. Breakfast was lovely every morning at the lake house enjoying the trees. The first day in Charleston we just relaxed at the Inn, the pool is in such a great location overlooking the Ashley river, very peaceful, about half way through our day we decided to take a kayak trip down that same river and what... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 11-07-2016
The Middleton Inn was an exciting find when we decided to visit Middleton Plantation. The award-winning architectural inn was beautifully situated in the woods off the Ashley River and was a short walk to the Plantation itself. What amazed us was the fact that the cost of visiting the Plantation was included in the price of the Inn. Every facet of the visit oozed class and friendliness and value. We would definitely visit Middleton Inn again and urge everyone to give this beautiful, bucolic site... Read more
from Charlotte
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Charleston is one of my favorite cities to visit. I was craving a short getaway and was very happy to find this hidden gem where I could also bring my dog! The rooms were a little more dated than I anticipated but the overall Inn and amenities were fantastic. Great place if you want to see more of Charleston than the historic downtown. It's not a far drive at all to go into town either.
from Fort Myers
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Great place to have a wedding. Grounds absolutely beautiful. Lake house and Lodge ....great food and service. The staff was friendly and helpful. Visited Charleston..... absolutely breathtaking. Restaurants had great food !!!!
from Muskegon, Michigan
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Though I have not personally stay here, I did converse withe them on the phone and both women that I dealt with were very kind, and very helpful, Tania (hope I got that right) was super friendly and went overboard to help me out, so I just want to extend a positive response, at some point in our travels to Charleston we will definitely stay here.
from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Submitted on 16-07-2016
A delightful find on Tripadvisor! We wanted to be close to Middleton Place and the Inn was a perfect location. The rooms are huge with walls of Windows. Ours overlooked the Ashley River. The interior of the room was exactly as pictures on the website for the inn. The exterior of the buildings reminded us of a college dorm in the '70s. Bed was super comfy. Had a great night's sleep. AC was great and kept up with the 100 degree, humid temps. Complimentary breakfast with homemade muffins and gou... Read more
from Lewes
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Enjoyed our stay very much. Our only disappointment was the Monday nite dinner offering. Our Architect daughter recommended the Inn and we were glad that we followed her advice. The staff was excellent and the room was clean and impressive. Thank You
from Lake Wylie
Submitted on 19-07-2016
This place feels like a private getaway. The staff from check in to housekeeping is tip notch. There are many things to do and see on site. We felt like we were important to everyone there. I can't wait to stay again
from Portland
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The setting was amazing the rooms were tired and in need of a deep clean. Sadly the rooms do not livevupbti the beautiful grounds. I was looking forward to a relaxing visit but instead found the bed lumpy and old. The bathroom fixtures were in need of repair. Overall not what I expected for my stay.
from Boynton Beach, Florida
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The Inn at Middleton Place reminds me of a retreat in the woods, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The staff were very accommodating, especially the young woman, at the registration desk, Tanae`. She personally made sure our needs were met. The room was lovely but could use a paint job and a little updating. Breakfast included was adequate and presented well. Best of all, admission to Middleton Place is included, a $42.00 saving per person!
from Rockville, Maryland
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The Inn provides a torch light each room in case of need, e.g., walking at night on the ground. There also is an umbrella at each room door.. Flat screen TV is small and Internet is slow, but you do not come here for these. Go to visit the plantation with you kids, enjoy the garden, the sun rise and sun set. Grab a book and a bottle of wine take a site on the ground surrounded by trees and enjoy nature and its ambience.. The architecture is still beautiful after all these years!
from Canton
Submitted on 21-07-2016
My wife and I have stayed at the Inn every year for almost thirty years. This site is truly great if you want peace and quiet and staying in a natural environment. The manager's daily reception is a good way to meet people. The grounds are maintained very well and complementary access to the associated gardens and historical house is an added plus. If you want a slower pace of activity in a historical environment this is the place for the Charleston area. They have miles of trails to walk and a ... Read more
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Minutes from downtown Charleston SC, the Inn at Middleton Place proved to be a quiet, relaxing retreat from the hectic bustle of daily life. With the accommodations nestled in wooded clearings, the rooms, if a bit dated, were very comfortable. Activities include kayaking, nature walks, and swimming in the pool. In the evening, appetizers are provided at the Lodge. The Inn's restaurant serves evening dinners which focus upon Low Country favorites. The food was delicious and the service attentive.... Read more
Submitted on 23-07-2016
I have never stayed at a hotel that had better value for money! The rooms are beautiful and big, they feel more like little appartments and are spread out over different buildings on the very large property. There are beautiful old trees and lawns everywhere, there are hammocks in the trees, and the buildings and the swimming pool look out on the Ashley river. It was very quiet and restful. Guests are allowed on the hotel grounds even after checking out, so we used the beautiful swimming pool in... Read more
from Portsmouth
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Serene convenient place to stay in Charleston. You may not want to leave once you check in. I had no idea that a relaxing location like this was anywhere available in Charleston area, but now when I visit again, I will return to middleton.
from Copenhagen, Denmark
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Exceptional place. Fantastic rooms in beautiful style. Lovely bathroom. Fantastic lay-out of the entire resort. Excellent service. Lovely pool area. Free access to neighbouring historical plantation. Easy to reach from Charleston.
from Lauderdale
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Our stay at Middleton began as a convenient destination, close to newly located family. Our stay was truly a unique experience. Quality of staff, room, and dining were top notch! Natural, healthy food.
from Charlotte, North Carolina
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Our second time staying here and it was as romantic as the first! Managers wine and cheese reception overlooking the Ashley River under the great oaks and walking along the lit path to dinner at the Plantation after. This place does it right in the romance department! Will be going back again this fall!
from Charlotte, North Carolina
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The experience was great, the service was wonderful and the place is beautiful, i hated to leave. The food was great expecially the hot morning breakfast and dinner. I would definitely do it again. I had a lovely time.
from Charlotte, North Carolina
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Breathtaking gardens/trails, peaceful, savory foods with attentive staff. Don't miss taking a bike ride of the grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed middleton place. There was so much history, entertaining carriage ride, beautiful gardens and fun animals to view.
from Oakland
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Had a vacation- within-a vacation while visiting Charleston. Full windows facing the nearby river, beautiful walks to great included breakfast, included evening reception to chat with other guests if you like. Just a few rooms, very peaceful. Included tours at Middleton Plantation, a short walk down the path! Good for families, couples and solo!
from Folly Beach
Submitted on 29-07-2016
This is a very scenic place to relax for a few days. The setting is natural and the gardens are beautiful. Looking around the plantation area is great for people with an interest in history. The Inn is clean and comfortable. Eating at the restaurant is convenient and the food is good.
from Doylestown
Submitted on 30-07-2016
A great place to have a romantic getaway. Middleton place has a beautiful mix of experiencing intriguing architecture, nature, history, and relaxation. I would highly recommend staying here. The customer service was great and very accommodating.
from Saint Petersburg
Submitted on 30-07-2016
always wanted to stay at a plantation. found a wonderful place and spent some great time at midleton place. everything around there is top notch and the plantation is very well maintained. service was outstanding.
from Denver
Submitted on 30-07-2016
This place is magical! The team here has turned a rice plantation into a serene nature reserve - I can only describe it as Gods country.... The best of Charleston, SC is offered here. Classical music at breakfast overlooking birds swooning in the river bed; sleeping inside, yet amongst the trees and waking to the sun rising over the lake; walks in the garden; 100 year old trees; kayaking; horses; praying; meditating; and finally reading that book in the hammock near the lake... You will find... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 01-08-2016
The rooms are showing some wear and tear but the staff overall was very friendly and helpful with the only exception being the breakfast staff which seemed as if they were all hired by a different manager or something. Breakfast crew - dour and frumpy in attitude. Everyone else on staff (lodge, cleaning crews, grounds folks - excellent and sunny attitudes). Being able to walk to the garden tour and the restaurant was a nice plus and with a hammock just outside our building, it made for a great ... Read more
from Brussels, Belgium
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We stayed 1 night at the Inn at Middleton Place. The rooms are modern, very spacious, and clean. Personnel was great. The surroundings are beautiful and quiet. The breakfast buffet was fresh and delicious. The swimming pool and lodge were great. Free access to Middleton Plantation was a big plus. We strongly advise you to stay at this hotel.
from Summerville
Submitted on 03-08-2016
First time staying at the Inn at Middleton Place was a bit of a disappointment. The pillowcases, sheets & towels had stains on them....yuck!!!!! Toilet problems all evening. Room was not ready, so our plans had to change from dinner to barely making lunch at the restaurant. For the short visit that we wanted to put was a bit discouraging to say the least. Their meet & greet welcome get together was a nice presentation and much appreciated. The staff was very friendly and conside... Read more
from Atlanta
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Stayed at The Inn to celebrate my wife's birthday. Didn't want the usual Hotel experience. This was absolutely perfect. It is secluded. More than I expected, frankly. It's a good drive to get to the city, in part because of the one lane roads. But my wife and I got comfortable with the distance and would gladly trade the experience at the Inn for the drive. It was extremely comfortable. Great beds, rustic romantic feel, every room has a fireplace. And although we didn't use it the smell of the f... Read more
from Mc Lean
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Beautiful surroundings and trails to walk. Unique rooms that were nice and comfortable. Great breakfast included each morning. Loved that admission to the plantation was included. Approximately 20 minutes to drive into Charleston. Would also recommend recommend going to Summerville. Quaint downtown area.
from Gaithersburg, Maryland
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We decided to stop at the Inn so we could visit Middleton Place. The design is gorgeous and fits the environment beautifully. However my husband walks with a cane and found the far away parking difficult to maneuver. I told the ladies at the desk if we ever returned they would have to make some accommodations for handicapped access. Meeting ADA requirements only enhances the visit for many more visitors. If you have special needs this is not the place for you until they make some changes. ... Read more
from Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted on 11-08-2016
My girlfriend and I were looking for somewhere to get away from Edisto and Columbia, SC for a few days. I was basically over looking for places because nothing we found was really blowing my hair back. Finally, we stumbled upon Middleton Place and booked a room. The rooms were nice, we had a queen size bed suite that looked out over the Ashley river and marsh. The 125 gallon tub was cool because the water gets super hot and steamy. Makes for a great bubble bath. There was free beer and wine... Read more
from Bryn Mawr
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Our stay there was an experience of elegant southern hospitality. We were there in August and would like to experience the Plantation and Inn during the other seasons. Especially when the azaleas and camellias are in bloom.
Submitted on 12-08-2016
As we where exploring it became obvious we'd want to be back. Plenty of space for kids, lots of love in the farm. Delicate flavors in the restaurant. Did we just discover a reception and had a great cheese samples with grapes (plus my coffee) just because? It happens every day 5 to 7. This place is as close to a paradise as it can get and we are not in love with it.
from Durham, North Carolina
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Beautiful Low County plantation with great food and even better service. The staff is friendly, well trained, and eager to make you feel at home.Carry comfortable clothes and especially good walking shoes.
from Righmond Hill
Submitted on 18-08-2016
We went to Middleton for a long weekend, just to get away and relax. It was perfect! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the people we met. The breakfast food at the Lake House was good, but we really enjoyed the manager's reception each night. Rooms are very stark and modern, but clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend a 2nd floor if you have no problem with stairs, as the view of the river is amazing. We had a wonderful time!
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 02-09-2016
We are Charleston locals who live on Folly Beach, and although we'd visited Middleton Place dozens of times for weddings, events and just to tour the gardens, we had never stayed at the Inn. We booked a one night visit for our third anniversary and were so impressed with the entire experience, from the quiet, private rooms with views to the river to the idyllic pool to the evening happy hour to the amazing breakfast at the Lakehouse in the morning. We ate dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant... Read more
from Charlotte
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We enjoyed a brief getaway to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. The Inn and the gardens at Middleton Place made this a very special celebration. The staff couldn't have been any nicer or accomodating. We ate at the Middleton Place Restaurant, and the meal was delicious. We would recommend this to other couples celebrating an anniversary.
from North Charleston
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We are Charleston locals and still enjoy a night away at Middleton Place Inn. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston and then in 20mins retreat to this prime location on the Ashley River. The complimentary breakfast and free access to Middleplace, including the house tour and other tours totally make the stay worth it! We biked around some of the grounds and it is just beautiful. It is worth noting that the Inn itself is somewhat rustic in style, so if you are looking for... Read more
from Naperville
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Overall it was convenient for the wedding. Have a better breakfast as part of the price. Same thing each day with no eggs. Just give the rooms an overall spruce-up. Better lighting on the road at night to get around easier.
from Weddington, North Carolina
Submitted on 09-09-2016
I had never been to Charleston before and we decided to do a spontaneous road trip from Charlotte. I went on trip advisor and found this spot. What a beautiful area! We got a room that could sleep our family of 4 one king bed and a pull out sofa. It was great because it provided a living area for us. :) not that we were in the room much but a nice option. Hammocks were hung in several trees outside of our room to relax in these beautiful surroundings. It was a short walk to the pool or the kayak... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Stayed here for just a night with my wife. Wish we had another night or two to spend here. Admittedly, the architecture was different than I expected when booking an inn but the rooms were beautiful and spacious with great views. Katie who was our hostess at the evening reception was pleasant and very friendly. Sam who served our breakfast was extremely helpful and we enjoyed chatting with him. The food was great and the chef even gave us a fig brul├ę to share, going above and beyond. There are... Read more
from Alachua, Florida
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Middleton Place Inn is a beautiful setting. Sound structure. Large bathroom and comfortable bed. Excellent for any short or long stay and close to all areas of Charleston. The hospitality hour and breakfast were truly lovely and fun to meet other people !
from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Submitted on 12-09-2016
The staff at the Inn does a great job of quickly and efficiently meeting your every need. The grounds are terrific. The breakfast that is part of the package has a good assortment of items and the cooked to order menu (not part of our package) is all very well prepared.
from Haymarket, Virginia
Submitted on 14-09-2016
We stayed at the grand room. Very beautiful room but the customer service was poor. I also used this room to get ready prior to my wedding but it was not ready and I ran late all day. There was a miscommunication
Submitted on 14-09-2016
My husband and I spent our wedding weekend at Middleton and it was the most disappointing hotel experience either of us have ever had. We are locals, we live in Charleston and just wanted a nice luxurious weekend getaway to celebrate our joy. We asked three friends to join us on the grounds to share some wedding cake and photos with us, as we had been married earlier that afternoon. My husband and I arrived at the inn right around the same time our three friends did and since it was a beautiful... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 15-09-2016
The setting of the Inn at Middleton Place is unique. The hotel rooms/cabins are nested in the middle of ancient trees in the bank of the Ashley river. However, some rooms in the lower levels are very humid and the view is not great. We asked for a different room and the hotel accommodated our request, although it took more than 2 hours. The walk to the restaurant building is very pleasant and there is a happy hour in the main lodge with local beer and a good wine selection.The hotel also offers ... Read more
from Rancho Cucamonga
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Our stay was too short to be able to take advantage of the many activities available. The rooms were a bit"tired" but I enjoyed the unique qualities and setting. The staff was friendly and helpful. Close enough to Charleston to enjoy the city but far enough away to escape the crowds.
from Charlotte, North Carolina
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The rooms were quaint, the grounds beautiful and the restaurant at the Plantation was amazing. We went when the Plantation wasn't in bloom and I look forward to going back in the Spring. We will definitely be staying here.
from Mount Pleasant
Submitted on 17-09-2016
This place was awesome. The employees were extremely helpful and nice. The grounds were immaculate and the rooms were spacious and clean. We will definitely be going back to stay there for more than just a night!
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Wife and I had a great time at this hotel. We arrived late on a Friday night. Staff was very friendly taking the time explaining the different activities, locations of the lodge and other things to do and see. Room was clean and clutter less. Breakfast was excellent. Muffins where extremely fresh and oatmeal had plenty of items to add to it. The lodge happy hour was nice and relaxing. Plenty of beer and wine choices to go along with a comfortable setting. We will be back.
from Summerville
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Needs major updating and with so much competition in the area needs to revisit food and service quality and cleanliness. Food cold and quality not good. That's on several visits. They need more to the lodge. Cleaner rooms cleaner grounds. Updating needed badly!!!!
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at Middleton Place and would highly recommend staying there. It was so relaxing and peaceful we really hated to leave. The employees were all very pleasant and helpful. The distance from the Inn to downtown Charleston was only thirty minutes away and very direct.
from Durham, North Carolina
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Stayed here the the weekend of Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Upon checking in, noticed that there was a leak in the bathroom ceiling, coming from the can light directly above the toilet. Given this, every time you used the rest room, water would leak on your head - leak was big enough to have noticeable amounts of water on the floor and toilet. I called to inform the front desk on Friday night, they said they would send someone. Returned from dinner, noticed it was not fixed so called again on Saturday... Read more
from Hilton Head Island
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Architecture of the hotel is wonderful. However maintenance standards don't exist. Cobwebs, mold/ mildew affecting almost every surface of the hotel. Staff are very pleasant and helpful, but the condition of the property was unacceptable.
from Orangeburg
Submitted on 05-10-2016
This location and architecture is second to none. The plantation is beautiful and the peace you find here is grand. The only draw back to the facility is that the rooms with dramatic floor to ceiling Windows need to be updated. They are showing their age...some can ignore this because you literally feel like you are in a tree house when you are surrounding by trees and the river.
from Clarkston
Submitted on 05-10-2016
The best way to enjoy Middleton Plantation is to stay at the Inn. A back path (dimly lit at night) allows you anytime access to the property. Along the way, you are treated to wide sweeping vistas of the Ashley River as it meanders through the tidal marshes. This river was the main thoroughfare to Charleston back in the day. At dusk the property takes on a mystical aura as you cross over the bridge and climb the hill up to the restaurant. Scarlett O'Hara might appear at any moment. Middle Place ... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Great place to have a wedding! Everything is on site and beautiful backdrop. The event staff is amazing and well organized! Food is good, rooms are nice and unique. The only issue we had was with registration charging our room block the wrong pricing and charging rooms to the wrong cards (very disorganized) I suppose if you had only one room this wouldn't happen but it seems that nothing went smooth with our registration. Other than that I absolutely loved the place and would recommend for a wed... Read more
from Leland, North Carolina
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Staying at the Inn at Middleton was very relaxing. We had a wonderful dinner at the Restaurant and we enjoyed our breakfasts each morning at the Lakehouse. You have all the modern comforts available And yet when you are outside you are surrounded by beauty and serenity.
from Hurrican Mathew
Submitted on 08-10-2016
Nice stay - great place for a home base to do day trips in the southeast/Charleston/Savannah area - very dog friendly :) would recommend to all me friends - great area for photography - food most excellent - the bath tub is huge, room for the whole family, come on in the water is fine :D
from Hendersonville
Submitted on 09-10-2016
This is a wonderful and very special place. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing get away, and enjoy nature, this is great! The staff and guides are friendly and knowledgeable. This place is a bounty of natural and man made beauty, as well as history. What's great about staying at the Inn is unlimited use of the property, including gardens, house and stable tours, and even kayaking (for an additional fee). We cannot wait to go back! Oh, and the GM arranged for a birthday cake (it was my birt... Read more
from Redwood City
Submitted on 09-10-2016
The Inn at Niddleton is a magical place! It is an escape unlike any other. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with amazing views. The easy walking access to the Plantation is a special added bonus that makes the stay even better. Great service, wonderful surroundings, and. A magical ambiance make this a must stay. Highly recommend cocktails and dinner at the Lodge at Middleton as well!
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Beautiful grounds, great people at the check-in, Lodge, stables, gift shop ...anywhere you visit at Middleton and at any hour. Stunning sights everywhere you turn. Plan to stay and soak in the whole place! Love how the Inn's privacy by design was created.
from Colorado
Submitted on 23-10-2016
This was a most difficult review to write as we were looking to get out of the tourist old town area for some peace and quiet. The Inn at Middleton sure offered's location along the river is wonderful, the evening happy hour in the lodge is nice...take your wine outside and sit on a river-side bench. However, the Inn was built in '87 in what they refer to as a "minimalist" style and we found that way out of character for the wonderful setting. The walls are poured concrete and when yo... Read more
from Bluffton, South Carolina
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Absolutely love the architecture but in need of face lifting and bathroom renovations. Staff is absolutely great. The room had some discoloration due to old water damage and bathroom fixture were worn so appeared unclean though I believe they had been cleaned well. Location and view was beautiful and exceptional!
from Evans
Submitted on 24-10-2016
The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and very peaceful. The rooms were nice and the staff is always courteous and helpful. The rates are reasonable for such a nice place and the location is excellent. Just 15-20 minutes away from downtown Charleston and minutes away from other historic sites that are open for tours. The stay includes free admission to Middleton's museum and grounds.
from North Wilkesboro
Submitted on 25-10-2016
Excellent service and absolutely beautiful room and views! The room had a fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and it was large enough to feel like home. The grounds were beautiful and the plantation was amazing. Would highly recommend Middleton!
from Palm Harbor, Florida
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Stayed twice at Middleton Inn, both stays were enjoyable. So long as you don't have noisy neighbors this is a restful place away from all the commotion of Charleston. The staff are helpful and friendly. The restaurants serve a good variety of food. The chefs are great the food presentation & taste are fantastic.
from Mattapoisett
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Wonderful weekend visit to hear Alice Ravenal Huger Smith Lecture and visit Exhibit. Highly recommend. Dinner at the Plantation and breakfasts at the Inn are highly satisfactory. Walk around grounds in good weather was wonderful.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Great getaway weekend! The Inn was pleasant and the grounds were beautiful! The rooms are rustic but nice. Our room had a wall of windows. We had lunch at the Plantation and enjoyed our entire visit. The staff members were pleasant and helpful.
from Appleton, Wisconsin
Submitted on 30-10-2016
We were there 2 weeks after hurricane Matthew. Lots of standing water around the Inn which is in the woods. Make sure you have bug repellent with you. Beautiful place but swords of mosquitos was an issue in the walk to plantation and to meal locations.
from Niceville, Florida
Submitted on 31-10-2016
If you are looking for a retreat away from it all the Inn at Middleton Place fits the bill. Situated on the grounds of Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens overlooking the Ashley River, the only sounds you hear come from nature. Rooms are comfortably furnished with a rustic feel. Food is available on site. We plan to stay here again when we visit Charleston for a wedding at nearby Magnolia Plantation.
from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Great place to spend a few days and relax! The accommodations at The Inn are really comfortable, well designed, with a lot of windows to enjoy daylight. The plantation is beautiful, really to have a long walk. The restaurant is good an cozy, really affordable for dinner. Special thanks to Chandra, who make our stay perfect, she solve the mistakes that the travel agency made with our reservations
from Zionsville, Indiana
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We stayed at Middleton Inn for a trip to Charleston for a half marathon that took place across the street from the inn. It had a really high rating and that is how I choose where I stay. The people who work there couldn't be nicer. The breakfast was really good. The lunch and people at the lodge were really good. The room was really a disappointment. It is in desperate need of an update. My husband and I were speculating when the last time they even updated the linens and were guessing th... Read more
from Clarington
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Must eat at the Middleton restaurant, excellent food and service. The hotel is unique by design and fits in the landscape well. The Middleton Plantation is a must see and is included in the overnight charge.
from Cleveland, Georgia
Submitted on 08-11-2016
We were there for three days as a family outing. (Sisters weekend). Mosquitoes were horrible. No air in one of our rooms. Cots extremely uncomfortable We had to go to store for bug spray. One of our rooms did not get cleaned the first day. The people working there were very kind, helpful, and friendly. The appetizers were disappointing as we had great food on previous visits. On this visit only a bit of cheese with a few grapes were offered. Three in each room yet only two washcloths offered. To... Read more
from Tampa
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Visit once a year and always enjoy the stay. Kayaking trip and experience at the Plantation restaurant was very enjoyable and highly recommended. Will also highly recommend the Inn to friends and family.
from Cumming
Submitted on 10-11-2016
Very impressed with this beautiful plantation. Very friendly staff and gorgeous views every where you turn. The restaurant had some of the best food around. The history as you walk around is very intriguing as well
from Clarington
Submitted on 11-11-2016
Must eat at the Middleton restaurant, excellent food and service. The hotel is unique by design and fits in the landscape well. The Middleton Plantation is a must see and is included in the overnight charge.
Submitted on 11-11-2016
This is our 2nd stay at Middleton and we love it. The property is very in theme with the plantation and pays homage to the grandeur of the surroundings. Do a Charleston Kayak tour from the inn and bust the estate restaurant, both make the stay memorable.
from Delray Beach
Submitted on 11-11-2016
Destination wedding was magical!!! Weather was absolutely perfect for our 'destination wedding', as were the accommodations, food and friendly service! Awesome, lifelong memories were made. Thank you!
from Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 13-11-2016
Guest services? excellent. Check in? Excellent. Knowledge of staff? Excellent. Accommodations? Beyond excellent! Food service? Excellent. A "Bed and Breakfast" on steroids. Not one complaint....about anything! Clean. Beautiful. Relaxing. Quiet. Fireplace in every room. Outdoor activities available. Perfect.
from Brunswick
Submitted on 15-11-2016
This plantation is stunning. The history and legacy is amazing. We enjoyed staying at the Inn right on the property and taking our time to see the grounds. The wing that still stands even after the civil war is moving.
from Starr
Submitted on 16-11-2016
We love the atmosphere of the Inn at Middleton Place. Always a great time! Plus the value of free admission to the Middleton Place home and grounds make it the always choice for a stay over in Charleston.
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Just stayed at the Inn for five nights. Have stayed there a number of times before. The architecture is spectacular: regional Modernism, designed by noted Charleston architect W.G. Clark. Wonderfully integrated into the local environment; fire places in all rooms; simple but comfortable furnishings. From other reviews, it seems that people are sometimes surprised by the place, so check the photos. But after so many cookie cutter hotels it is always a special pleasure to stay here. The serv... Read more
from Mount Pleasant
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Excellent. Beautiful property. Warm hosts. Our room with functional fireplace was excellent, especially the surrounding porch and spacious accommodations. Foot paths were well illuminated. The view of the river was superb, the gardens were spectacular.
from Point Pleasant
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Great location right next to the plantation. Rooms were rustic. King size bed was comfortable, rollaway bed for our son was very uncomfortable. Fireplace was a nice touch. Will go back in the spring to tour the plantation when in bloom.
Submitted on 18-11-2016
I was really looking forward to a great stay at the Inn at Middleton Place. The plantation is beautiful and the Inn won many awards in the day when it was built. But it was built at about the date of the "Spoleto Festival 1969" poster on the wall of our room (easy to spot, it was the only wall decor). The "brutalist" (raw concrete) exterior construction style has not aged well and the Danish modern furnishings and interiors have deteriorated without maintenance - the floor was more corrugated ... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 20-11-2016
We recently stayed at the Inn at Middleton Place during our visit to Charleston, South Carolina. We found it on our Hotel Tonight app and we were pleasantly surprised at the value for such a beautiful location Our stay included breakfast and full access to the grounds (plantation) which includes stables, a gorgeous garden and breath taking views. The only draw back was the furnishings in our room. Very pretty and quaint but uncomfortable. No comfy chair in sight.
from Norton
Submitted on 22-11-2016
The location was very nice. The gardens were beautiful and added to the experience. The person who checked us in was slightly rude and checkout wasn't much better. Chocolate covered strawberries come with 5 and was not worth the cost; however, the breakfast was very good.
from Shady Spring
Submitted on 24-11-2016
This made our third year in a row staying here and we always love it. It's really and peaceful place to go out away from all the noise of the city. It's very peaceful to walk around the grounds of the Inn as well as the plantation. The worst part is having to go home!
from Tampa, FL
Submitted on 26-11-2016
What you may think of this Inn will depend a lot on what you are looking for in your stay. If you are looking for a quiet, off-the-beaten-path place to relax in a beautiful setting for a few days, and a cozy room with a fireplace, you will love this place. If you are looking for a more typical hotel experience or just passing through for a night, it's probably not the right fit. We arrived at dark and it was a bit difficult to see your way around - the trade off being a sky filled with visible... Read more
from Tuckahoe
Submitted on 29-11-2016
If the weather cooperates, this is a beautiful property to get married at. The grounds are peaceful. The staff tries to accommodate your needs...even if you want a cup of brewed coffee from the restaurant they will bring you one (since there is no room service). I did a lot of walking, which is not a bad thing in my opinion.. I found the property serene and the wedding was picture perfect. I loved the fireplaces in every room and wish we had the time to light a fire since everything was pro... Read more
from Montgomery
Submitted on 29-11-2016
Middleton Inn sure missed the mark for evening relaxing on the grounds. I would suggest some outdoor living spaces with fireplaces for families to gather. Some transportation to the Thanksgiving luncheon for older/handicapped people would have been nice. No service for assisting guests to room with bags and all those funky stairs... Have you tried caring handfuls of luggage up and down those stairs? I had to make more trips than necessary because I needed to use the handrail to ensure my sa... Read more
from Townville
Submitted on 30-11-2016
We always enjoy coming back to The Inn at Middleton. Service is excellent. Staff is helpful and friendly. The food is outstanding. Always something to do here. Rooms are beautiful and open and view is awesome. Charleston is not far from the Inn and a day visit to Charleston is always a lot of fun. We enjoyed having our Thanksgiving here and the Thanksgiving Buffet was great. We look forward to our next visit. The General Manager is an awesome lady and always happy to answer any question... Read more
from Brooklyn, New York
Submitted on 30-11-2016
While my husband and I were comfortable in our room, my father had issues with his room. He walked in to find a giant beetle roaming around on the floor (he had to dispatch it himself). He was unable to connect to the wifi from his room so had to come to ours to connect. His TV was also exceedingly full of static to the point of not being able to watch. I would have given a "Good" as an overall rating if it weren't for the breakfast. The continental breakfast was so limited (the muffins were und... Read more
from Stanardsville
Submitted on 30-11-2016
Calm, peaceful, and serene with wonderful amenities. Staff was very gracious and friendly. The Spanish Moss on the Live Oaks took my wife back to her childhood in Florida. The kayaking service provided there is excellent. We took the guided tour and also did a trip by ourselves.
from Myrtle Beach
Submitted on 05-12-2016
7th Annual Palmettos historical group gathering, to soak in friendships, fun, history and natural beauty! Middletton Place and the entire Ashley River district delivered true joy in an amazing setting! We will be back.
Submitted on 06-12-2016
I loved the plantation. But the Inn fails to deliver at everything. The room war dirty and not well kept. I understand the problem of tracking in dirt from outside. But the room hadn't been thoroughly cleaned in quite a while. Dirt and hair from previdous guests in the bathroom, the floor wasn't only dusty, but grimy. I wiped it with wet wipes a few times and the tissues were black... Coffee wasn't refilled 2 days in a row. Breakfast was ok for oatmeal lovers. Other than that it was as spartan ... Read more