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Lathers Suite - Grand | Premium bedding, in-room safe, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Lathers Suite - Grand | Premium bedding, in-room safe, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
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Lathers Suite - Grand | Premium bedding, in-room safe, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of 20 South Battery

20 South Battery

3.0 star property
City-center B&B within easy reach of Charleston City Market

9.6/10 Exceptional

66 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $383
Price available on 9/28/2022
20 S Battery St., Charleston, SC, 29401
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Charleston Historic District
  • Charleston City Market - 15 min walk
  • College of Charleston - 17 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 5 min drive
  • Medical University of South Carolina - 4 min drive
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 4 min drive
  • The Citadel - 11 min drive
  • Patriots Point - 17 min drive
  • USS Yorktown - 17 min drive
  • North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 27 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 23 min drive

About this property

20 South Battery

3-star bed & breakfast in the heart of Charleston Historic District, rejuvenated in 2020
Near Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, 20 South Battery provides free continental breakfast, a terrace, and a garden. Free in-room WiFi and a fireplace in the lobby are available to all guests.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • A gift shop, a front desk safe, and concierge services
  • Smoke-free premises, luggage storage, and tour/ticket assistance
Room features
All guestrooms at 20 South Battery feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Showers and hair dryers
  • Smart TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping, electrical adapters/chargers, and phones



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Keys will be left with Security
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Offsite parking within 0.9 mi (USD 18 per day)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1843
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 34.20 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Business center/computer access
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water
    • Concierge service
    • Housekeeping
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)


  • Parking is available offsite and costs USD 18 per day (0.9 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Battery Carriage House Inn Charleston
Battery Carriage House Inn
Battery Carriage House Charleston
Battery Carriage House
1843 Battery Carriage House Hotel Charleston
1843 Battery Carriage House Inn b&b
Battery Carriage House Inn
20 South Battery Charleston
20 South Battery Bed & breakfast
20 South Battery Bed & breakfast Charleston

Frequently asked questions

Does 20 South Battery offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, 20 South Battery does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at 20 South Battery?
As of Sep 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at 20 South Battery on Sep 28, 2022 start from $383, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at 20 South Battery?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at 20 South Battery?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at 20 South Battery?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at 20 South Battery?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at 20 South Battery and nearby?
20 South Battery has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near 20 South Battery?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bull Street Gourmet & Market (10-min walk), Gaulart & Maliclet Fast & French (10-min walk), and Husk (12-min walk).
What's the area around 20 South Battery like?
20 South Battery is in Charleston Historic District, a short 19-minute walk from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and 15 minutes' walk from Charleston City Market.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay!
Excellent stay! The hospitality is amazing and the staff is very knowledgeable of the history of the property. Can’t wait to return!
Michelle, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend
We love this hotel. Southern hospitality. Great rooms. Beautiful. Love the wine hour. Would highly recommend.
Yelena, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend
Excellent position on the battery for walking and driving. Beautiful place to stay with very friendly, welcoming and accessible staff. Very comfortable.
Steven, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a painstakingly restored mansion and carriage house attended by the most gracious staff.It is most conveniently located across the street from Battery Park with easy access to all the sights of Charleston. Highly recommend.
Steve, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Birthday vacation
The house was beautiful and we enjoyed the stay. The room was very comfortable.
Jennifer, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

You truly feel like a friend lucky enough to stay at your buddy's beautiful Charleston home in a prime location away from the crazy touristy part. Your friend is out of town but left his staff in charge of looking after you and making sure you have a lovely visit. You have access to exquisitely restored rooms, which complement sightseeing of historic mansions, plantations, gardens and museums. But most of all, you enjoy gracious hospitality in pretty, comfortable rooms. The extras such as delicious breakfast and evening wine and cheese are a treat. Would definitely return when I want a dose of the real Charleston, not tourist Charleston, and am not able to stay with friends.
Martha, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quintessential Charleston place to stay! No question about it!
Paul, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property and excellent staff
Chance, 1-night romance trip
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