The History of The Anchorage Inn
The Beginnings of Our Historic Charleston Hotel
Located in Charleston's historic French Quarter district, The Anchorage Inn was originally built as a cotton warehouse in 1840. Later, the building spent many years in various commercial roles, its last being the headquarters of a brokerage firm for a local businessman, Robertson Allen. The large threshold stone of the inn that is currently in place was added in 1959 in memory of Mr. Allen's son.
In 1991, the building was converted into a hotel and named The Anchorage Inn, both because "anchorage" means "a safe harbor", and as an homage to the Charleston Harbor, which is located just a block away, in fact the original wood on the ceiling and thick wooden support beams are still visible from our lobby area. In 2006, the hotel underwent a meticulous restoration to combine the elegance and refinement of a genteel Southern era with the modern comforts of the 21st century. In the last 3 years and as an ongoing renovation project, we are updating our bathroom area with tiled walk-in showers as well as adding hardwood floors in our rooms. This project should be completed in 2013. The Anchorage Inn still strives to be a safe harbor for each of our guests, offering exceptional accommodations and unsurpassed service in a peaceful, retreat-like setting in historic Charleston.
A Safe Harbor in Historic Charleston
Furnished in antiques, custom-made reproductions and traditional 17th-century décor, The Anchorage Inn features 17 guest rooms and two suites, perfect for those on a romantic getaway, small group tour or business trip. With amenities like a complimentary deluxe hot continental breakfast, complimentary wine and cheese reception each evening, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, Sherry nightcaps and concierge service, we offer an abundance of comforts to make your stay a pleasure.
We look forward to welcoming you to our historic little hideaway. For more information about The Anchorage Inn, please contact us, or if you're traveling with a small group, please fill in our group information request, and we'll contact you.