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20 South Battery

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Overview of 20 South Battery

20 South Battery

3.0 star property
City-center B&B within easy reach of Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal

9,6/10 Exceptional

73 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
20 S Battery St., Charleston, SC, 29401

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Charleston Historic District
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 6 min drive
  • Charleston City Market - 2 min drive
  • College of Charleston - 7 min drive
  • South Carolina Aquarium - 4 min drive
  • Patriots Point - 20 min drive
  • North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 28 min drive
  • Charleston Station - 24 min drive


  • Bull Street Gourmet & Market - 10 min walk
  • Gaulart & Maliclet Fast & French - 10 min walk
  • Husk - 12 min walk
  • Poogans Porch Restaurant - 12 min walk
  • Oak Steak House - 12 min walk

About this property

20 South Battery

20 South Battery puts you just a 5-minute drive from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast available daily. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.



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


  • 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
  • Hardwood flooring in room


  • 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

  • Desk
  • 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)


  • 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).


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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 07 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at 20 South Battery on 09 February 2023 start from R7 026, including 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.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful recently restored mansion with modern conveniences. Very helpful and friendly staff provided nice breakfast, tour of the mansion and many other extras. Perfect place to spend several days in Charleston. We would definitely stay there again.
Val, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Charleston
We had a wonderful visit, and the hotel was beautiful.
Wymond, 2-night trip
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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
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10/10 Exceptional

Shane, 3-night trip
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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
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful property close to sites. Unfortunately a few days before arriving they had a water leak in main building so didn’t get to see that . Breakfast was sub par need to make a in house breakfast buffet or find a better venue for that . Could also used some blackout curtains in rooms for the room we were in was still bright at night . But we will give it another try on our next trip there
David, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

The property is a magnificent old mansion fronting on a park on Charleston Bay, a great and beautiful location. However, the majority of the building was under construction. The staff was very pleasant and attentive when they were around, but they were always somewhere else other than the public areas. Plumbing was a problem in the shower, where the drain was exceptionally slow. We enjoyed the stay but it will be so much better when renovations are complete.
Christopher, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was super friendly and attentive to our every need we absolutely loved the property and our room. We got to briefly meet the owner Jack Schaffer who was very pleasant. The history and the work that he has done to the house or mansion I should say is amazing!
ANGELA, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything about this place is phenomenal! We broke up our stay in several locations, but i really wish we had just came here for the entirety. Abby and her trainee were above and beyond...with their hospitality and knowledge of Charleston, the mansion and everything in it. It was like staying in a living museum. Ive already started recommending 20 Battery to friends and family
Mike, 1-night romance trip
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