Founded in 1670, Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest and largest city. Distinguished by its ease and elegance, this coastal community is a confluence of history, architecture and cuisine. Think: Cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and Lowcountry fare—everything from locally-caught oysters to slow-cooked pork. Add to that its enduring hospitality, laidback sensibility and walkability and it’s no wonder Chucktown is a tremendously popular travel destination—particularly for romantic getaways. And the lodgings, much like the city itself, echo its warm and welcoming spirit. Wondering where to stay? From the classical allure of the French Quarter Inn to the modern grace of The Spectator Hotel, scroll on for six properties that epitomize southern charm.