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Many small hotels, inns and B&Bs are sprinkled throughout South Carolina. Most have history behind them. Others rely on fantastic scenery, or world-class golf to pamper their guests.

Whatever your pleasure, whatever your taste, you'll find it across the Carolinas.

Here, in alphabetical order by city, are the Four- and Five-Diamond accommodations that also made our best-dressed list.

Choose from these South Carolina Luxe Inn Towns:

Hilton Head Island
Kiawah Island
Myrtle Beach
Beaufort, SC

The Rhett House Inn

Called one of “10 great places for the All-American honeymoon,” this veranda-wrapped beauty is rich in history and charm. Guests fortify themselves for a busy day with a variety of homemade treats including muffins, French toast and fresh fruit, take a break with afternoon tea, and enjoy cocktails in the evening. 843.524.9030

Bluffton, SC

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Set on a centuries-old sea island, this distinctive resort embodies an elegant, Lowcountry lifestyle, from the Plantation-style lodge to surrounding cottages and villas. Simply relax and rejuvenate, or embark on guided excursions, but always finish your day with nightly hot s'mores around the brick fire pits. 866.706.6565

Charleston, SC

The Spectator Inn

It’s the #1 hotel in the Continental U.S. and the #2 hotel in the world, according to Travel + Leisure. In the magnificent city of Charleston, this oasis provides all the comforts – plus a few more – that you can imagine. Go ahead and paint the town. With 24-hour valet parking and concierge service, you’ll be well pampered. During the day, grab a complimentary bicycle and explore at your pace. 843.724.4326

Charleston Place

Located “at the corner of heart and soul,” this beautiful hotel is ideally situated in the middle of historic Charleston, surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets, charming antique stores and sophisticated galleries. At the Charleston Grill, try the oven-roasted venison tenderloin over sawmill gravy tossed with portobellas and haricot vert in a blue oyster mushroom and Cognac jus. 843.722.4900

French Quarter Inn

With elegant, classically appointed French décor, this lovely inn is located in the heart of Charleston. Incoming guests are greeted with champagne and ladyfingers, and afternoon wine and cheese awaits the weary afternoon shopper. Finish the evening with freshly baked cookies and milk. 843.722.1900

HarbourView Inn

This modern harbor front hotel offers old-world charm in a setting filled with fine antiques and collectibles. With flavored teas and snacks available all day, and a wine and cheese reception each afternoon, guests find themselves refreshed from indulging in the serious business of shopping and exploring. 843.853.8439

John Rutledge House Inn

This is the only home that belonged to one of the 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution that’s open to overnight guests. A stay in this elegant antebellum treasure offers the opportunity to experience history as well as warm Southern hospitality. 843.723.7999

Market Pavilion Hotel

Imagine sweeping views of downtown Charleston, glistening under a star-laden sky, from the hotel’s rooftop lounge and pool. Beforehand, enjoy a filet of grouper, baked with shrimp in Grand Marnier beurre blanc, at Grill 225, the hotel’s four-star restaurant. 843.723.0500

Planters Inn

Awaken to breakfast on a silver platter, brought to your room. In the afternoon, upon your return from sightseeing in Charleston, enjoy iced tea or cocktails in the parlor. The acclaimed, four-star Peninsula Grill offers such delicacies as wild mushroom grits with Lowcountry oyster stew and benne crusted rack of New Zealand lamb . . . and don’t forget their celebrated “Ultimate Coconut Cake!” 843.722.2345

Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District

In the heart of Charleston’s downtown historic district, enjoy the convenience of taking repose just off Market Street, mere steps away from elite shops and boutiques and numerous historic sites. The hotel’s signature restaurant features Lowcountry cuisine with a southern flair. 843.534.0300

Wentworth Mansion

Awarded Five Diamonds from AAA, the mansion has been called a pristine example of America's Gilded Age. With Tiffany stained-glass windows and a thousand other details, it's a residence in the middle of downtown Charleston like no other. The restaurant includes a wine list of almost 300 bottles and a broiled filet of lobster served atop Pineapple Hopping John and finished with a caramelized ginger hollandaise from award-winning Chef Marc Collins. 843.853.1886

The Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes

With 1,600 acres of oceanfront a mere twenty minutes from Charleston, this resort has been a favorite for more than two decades, especially with its award-winning children’s tennis program. The Sea Island Grill offers guests the freshest seafood available. 843.886.6000

Conway, SC

The Cypress Inn

Twelve miles from Myrtle Beach, yet worlds away in the lovely small town of Conway, this inn features a five million-year-old river outside its door. Luxurious in decorations and amenities, guests can choose from hot air balloon rides, decadent chocolates, divine bath salts, and just down the street, fabulous dining at Rivertown Bistro. 843.248.8199

Greenville, SC

The Westin Poinsett

Surround yourself in the elegance and charm of a completely restored 1920s hotel in the heart of picturesque downtown Greenville. After a day of sightseeing, shopping and dining (in the hotel’s Spoonbread Restaurant – don’t miss the shrimp and grits!) relax with a drink in the piano bar while a guest musician tickles the ivories. 864.421.9700

Hilton Head, SC

Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort

Spend your days taking lazy strolls along the Atlantic on the beach, (Voted one of America’s Top 10 Beaches by the Travel Channel) or partake in a wide range of invigorating pursuits, from playing a round of golf to swimming laps to shopping for treasures around the island. On Sundays, treat yourself to an elegant champagne brunch. 843.842.2400

Hilton Head Marriott Beach & Golf

Prop your feet up on your private balcony and just take in the view. Whether you want to pamper yourself with massages and salon visits or challenge yourself with golfing, fishing, canoeing or biking, all is at your fingertips. When dining at Conroy’s, don’t miss the fresh grilled salmon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and a Dijon cream sauce. 843.686.8400

Hilton Oceanfront Resort

Luxurious, spacious guest rooms and stunning ocean views suggest a stay in a private beach house at this acclaimed resort. Indulge yourself at The Ocean Tides Spa after a day of world-class tennis or golf or take a cruise in a catamaran along the private beach during a day of fun in the sun. Fresh seafood is served up nightly in the gourmet restaurant, Mostly Seafood. 800.845.8001

Inn at Harbour Town

This 60-room luxury inn features 100% Italian cotton Frette linens, and a private butler on each floor! Add that to 24-hour room service, magnificent views, and full service business capabilities, and you've got a great choice for business and family vacations.843.842.2400

Sonesta Hilton Head Resort

Enjoy the charm and warmth of one of the finest hotels in Hilton Head South Carolina. Nestled along the coast with stunning 360º views and lush landscapes as far as the eye can see, the award-winning Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a premier destination for getaways, gatherings or business. 843.363.8100

The Westin Resort

Offering exquisite service in elegant, comfortable surroundings, this resort adds superior meeting amenities to its long list of pluses, including over-sized rooms, three championship golf courses and more. A number of restaurants offer varied dining experiences from casual to award-winning contemporary American in a bistro setting. 843.6814000

Kiawah Island, SC

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

A wide, immaculate beach that covers 10 miles offers a relaxing respite from everyday life. The island also enjoys its own river, meandering lagoons and pristine marshlands, all intermingling with five championship golf courses, 30 miles of biking trails, and numerous tennis courts. Guests choose from a number of restaurants including the Turtle Point Sports Bar & Grill, which features an array of well-prepared steak and seafood dishes with a variety of special sauces. 843.768.2121

The Sanctuary

The Five-Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been called the crowning jewel to Kiawah Island, a stunning oasis already recognized for its world-class golf, pristine beaches, and natural beauty. With an ocean view, enjoy the grilled filet mignon, served with a sautée of fingerling potatoes, crabmeat and asparagus, on a rich vanilla-asparagus purée with hollandaise sauce. 877.683.1234

Latta, SC

Abingdon Manor

First and second floor verandas frame this historic, Greek revival country inn near Florence. On select dates, don your Abingdon Manor apron and enroll in the manor’s renowned cooking school, where you will learn to chop and dice your way to a scrumptious, six-course dinner. 843.752.5090

Myrtle Beach, SC

Marina Inn at Grand Dunes

In the heart of Grand Dunes resoirt, which spans 2,200 ares overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the Marina Inn is a Mediterranean-style oasis. After a sunset cocktail at the waterfront, savor local grouper, grilled asparagus and creamy Anson Mills polenta in a shell fish cream. 877.913.1333

Myrtle Beach Marriot Resort at Grande Dunes

Escape to this oceanfront, 2,200 acre, plantation-style resort where luxurious guest rooms, an attentive staff and an extensive collection of both sporting and leisure activities will soothe and rejuvenate even the weariest traveler. Spectacular oceanfront views compliment fresh, seasonal entrees while dining at Ocean’s on 82nd. 843.449.8880

Simpsonville, SC

Ryan Nicholas Inn

This new Georgian mansion near Greenville is a B&B from Monday through Thursday, when guests can enjoy a romantic getaway and sumptuous in-room dining. Weekends, the Inn is home to larger events for business and entertaining. 864.286.6000