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21 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401, USA    
(888) 721-7488, (843) 556-0500


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Circa 1825. Cradled within the urban compound of the historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House, this bed & breakfast includes a renovated and sequestered carriage house and servants' quarters. Enjoy off-street parking and a personable welcome from the helpful resident manager. Original beamed ceilings and heart-pine floors are accented with attractive antiques in the roomy carriage house. Gaze at the Charleston Harbor from the second-floor balcony. The two-story quarters boasts two bedrooms and a downstairs fireplace. A pre-stocked kitchen features fresh fruit, juices, pastries, and a gourmet breakfast.

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$200 to $395

Off Season: $175 to $295

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Travelers Checks, Discover, Master Card and American Express.


This property has 3 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces and 1 guest house. The types of beds available include Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Suitable for Events
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Desk
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Gym Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Seminars
    • Meetings



Inns Of Interest

    • African-American History
    • National Historic Register
    • Still in the Family
    • War of 1812

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

Under the age of 1 and over the age of 13 are welcome at 21 East Battery.


Reservations must be canceled 14 days in advance of arrival in order to get required deposit returned. A $75 administration fee will be charged on all cancellations. Deposit is forfeited if canceled within the 14 days.

Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports

Historic Interest

21 East Battery was built in 1825, one of the first dwellings constructed along the High Battery, during the tenure of the property's first owner, Charles Edmondston. Later, in 1838, second-owner Charles Alston extensively remodeled the house, adding significant Greek Revival details. The rear dependency originally served as a stable and livery for the wealthy rice planter's fine horses and handsome town carriages. The quarters once housed the servants who helped make 21 East Battery one of the city's showplaces of style and gracious entertaining. Today, the property once again welcomes visitors to the city where hospitality has always been an art.

Historic Awards:

  • State Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society
  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Edmondston-Alston House (on premises) Middleton Place (13 miles), Drayton Hall (8 miles)

Nearby College/University

College of Charleston

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Wonderful Stay!

"Kudos to the folks at 21 East Battery for a wonderful stay! I couldn't imagine a better location - the heart of the Battery in the most amazing city. With the fresh-baked treats, baby grand piano, wireless Internet, delicious quiches each morning, comfortably elegant decor and more space than I could have asked for - this very well could be the best value in all of Charleston. I can't wait to go back to places where it is done right - and this is on my list." Jay Karen, President & CEO
Jay K

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Kindness and hospitality were beyond compare!

Thank you so much for everything! Your kindness and hospitality were beyond compare – and your cooking is heavenly :) We had a fabulous time and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay while we celebrated our wedding and honeymoon. We hope to stay here again the next time we are in Charleston – and we know we won’t be able to stay away for long :) Many, Many Thanks!!!!
Trent & Jennifer V

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Described in the 2009 March/April edition of Southern Accents as having "the best address in town"!.



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