Located right in the heart of the enticing Old Village section of Mount Pleasant, surrounded by beautiful old homes and just a short walk from the Cooper River, the Post House started life as a 19th-century clapboard general store, and retains its gorgeous white-wood exterior. It’s primarily known as a first-class restaurant and tavern these days, but staying in one of its six lovingly restored rooms is a real treat, all tastefully decorated but maintaining worn pinewood floors for added atmosphere. Though the neighborhood is itself a charming place to explore, the inn is only a short drive from all the major attractions in and around the city, but at much cheaper rates than hotels of a similar quality in Charleston; if you have a car, this is a real bargain.