The Beaufort Inn located in the historic district of Beaufort, SC is the perfect marriage of a B&B and a boutique hotel. It has the character of a B&B, but with the privacy and amenities of a boutique hotel. Plus, it’s centrally located near quaint shops, restaurants and the waterfront, but it’s quiet and peaceful.
I stayed there for two nights while on a press trip, and it captivated me with its charm. One of my favorite moments during my trip was when I curled up on a chair on the big front porch, and just enjoyed the early morning serenity.
I stayed in the Garden Cottage, separated from the main inn by a small courtyard, which was perfect. Admittedly, I’m not a huge B&B fan, but the cottage afforded me all the privacy I needed, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The courtyard is a wonderful place to sit and chat, and it’s nicely lit in the evenings, which made me feel really secure when returning to my room each night.
I had a beautifully appointed luxury king bedroom with a lovely little writing desk, and the enormous bathroom had a soaking tub, pedestal sinks and a walk-in rainwater shower. I couldn’t have been happier with my accommodations.
And yes, there was free WiFi!
The only time it ever felt like a B&B to me was at breakfast, which was served buffet-style in the dining room with omelettes cooked to order (and the grits were incredible, by the way). However, as of this writing, The Beaufort Inn no longer serves breakfast, but provides vouchers for guests to eat at their choice of three nearby restaurants instead.
That’s even more like a boutique hotel, so I like the change!
If you like the communal nature of a traditional B&B, ask for a historic room in the main inn, but if you’re a privacy junkie like me, the cottages are the way to go. But, definitely book a stay at The Beaufort Inn. It’s wonderful!
Visit The Beaufort Inn website to make reservations, and visit www.beaufortsc.org for more info on the area.
Comments & Reviews
I don’t think we’ve ever stayed in a real B&B before. This one looks pretty authentic!
Erlene Amat says
I’ve never been to a B&B. The Beaufort Inn looks like a wonderful comfy place to day. I would love to try it one day.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Ahh! That is fantastic! You know when I saw the pictures of the exterior and the claw foot tub, it made me imagine food that is far less fancy than what they serve. This place is the best of all worlds!
Colleen Lanin says
There is nothing like a good B&B. Their attention to detail and comfort level is so far above a hotel. You series on Beaufort has me and my husband seriously considering it for our next trip.
carissa garabedian says
I LOVE that bathtub! I have not stayed in a B&B in many , many years! This one looks beautiful. Beaufort is such a pretty place to visit!
What a BEAUTIFUL place! I would love to stay there! I am hoping that at some point we can make it over to that side of the USA! I will keep this place in mind when I do!
I love staying at B and B’s. Part of the adventure is that each one has it’s own history. I love to meet the owners, they all seem to really enjoy meeting everyone that comes to stay.
Alissa Apel says
Everything about this I love. Inns are so cute, and charming. I wish we had more here in Nebraska.
Heather Lawrence says
You had me at the claw foot tub! Totally reminds me of going to my Great Aunts place when I was a little girl. What I would give to have a soak in a tub like that !
Reesa Lewandowski says
You are really selling me on the Beaufort area! I love the charm this B&B has!! Thank you for the recommendation!
Sarah Bailey says
what a beautiful place to stay. B 7 B are my favorite way to spend a night in a new town.
This looks like such a cozy place to stay! The bathtub is gorgeous and it must have been so nice to relax on that front porch.
Beaufort is such a beautiful place. We have family there- I’ll have to look into this B&B for our next trip.
Kelly Hutchinson says
I don’t think I have ever seen a cuter B&B! The rooms are adorable!
This looks like such a cozy Inn. The attention to detail definitely stands out. I hope to visit South Carolina this Summer.
Omg what a cute bed and breakfast!!! I’m just loving that old fashioned tub!!!! Definitely gives this place some added charm!
The Beaufort Inn is beautiful and looks so relaxing! We visited Beaufort, SC several years ago and it was such a cool town to walk around.
It looks so beautiful and cozy! I have never stayed in a B&B before. Next time we travel, I will have to look into this.
This is wonderful! I love that they have both private cottages and the B&B all in one place. Truly something for everyone!
What a gorgeous B&B! I’ve never been to one or stayed at one before but this looks amazing, would love to visit this one! So adorable!
Neely (@Neelykins) says
What a darling place to stay. We stayed at a B&B once and I loved it! It was so fun and special.
The Beaufort Inn looked like such a cute place to stay! I liked that it was right at downtown, so you could easily walk anywhere.
Dawn McAlexander says
What a cute little B&B! We stayed in one in Danville, Virginia, some time back. I really enjoyed it and I would love to stay in another one some time.
Cathi Crismon says
What an absolute dreamy place to stay and relax. I love the quaint decor and vintage buildings. And… I’m with you Liz. I’ll be asking for a cottage!
Jeni Hawkins says
This looks like such a beautiful place! I would love to stay in a place this cozy.
Ash Sears says
I have always wanted to stay in an inn. This looks like it would be such a great time.
Robin Rue says
This is such an adorable place! I would love to stay here and enjoy a few days with my hubby.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a beautiful place to stay in Beaufort. I love the decor and the bed looks so comfy.
Oh how gorgeous this place is, inside and out. Can we talk about that food too?! I would get so stuffed trying everything, and it would be worth every bite!
Diana Rambles says
I have not been to South Carolina, but want to visit. This Inn is so charming.
The hubby and I stayed in Beaufort when we were traveling about in the fifthwheel. It’s such a lovely town. This B&B looks so nice. I prefer them to hotels if I have a choice.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Beautiful place. It looks so cozy and would make you want to stay for the longest time. I love that tub! Its like something you’d see in period movies. Hope to visit Beaufort sometime soon!
What a beautiful place to stay. I love the soaking tub. If I ever make it to Beaufort I will have to check it out.
That looks like a place I’d love to stay at! I’d enjoy sitting and relaxing on the porch as well!
I love how quaint this B&B looks. It looks like a perfect place for a getaway with my husband. We’ll definitely be checking it out. Thanks for sharing!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks like a great venue for our next trip to Beaufort, SC. My kids will surely enjoy here!
Autumn Reo says
What a lovely Southern place to visit.
Oh, how I wish I could visit this place one day! Adding this to my bucket list! 😀
Our Family World says
this one looks very elegant and comfy to stay! i should check this out ! thanks for posting photos!
Janell Poulette says
I only live about 2 hours from Beaufort. This looks like the perfect weekend getaway for my husband and I! I cant wait to show him!
It looks absolutely gorgeous at night time with the twinkle of the lights! I’m a huge fan of staying in bed and breakfasts or small inns like this over corporate hotels. I think it makes a world of difference in experience!
Amanda Love says
It sure sounds like a great place to visit. I don’t mind staying at their B&B or in any of the cottages. The place is peaceful, perfect for a weekend of relaxation.
Seattle Travel Blogger says
This looks like a wonderful place to visit.
Your pictures look fantastic.
Jocelyn @Hip Mama's Place says
Wow. What a gorgeous place to stay! I would love to go there one day!
This looks like such a cute place to stay! My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this summer and I am wanting to find a bed and breakfast similar to this for us to go.
Oh wow this place looks and sounds amazing! This would make for a perfect romantic getaway from my husband and I! I’ll have to check into this for our next wedding anniversary!
I’m kind of a privacy junkie too, so it’s good to know the option to have the outside Cottage. The exterior of the building is gorgeous! I don’t blame you for curling up on that front porch. ?
Karrie Truman says
I love when places are so homey and charming like that. Your room looked so bright and welcoming!
We’ve never stayed at a B&B but this is something I would totally enjoy. A nice weekend away, this place sounds so wonderful!