This luxurious and highly romantic hotel lies next door to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. The building dates back to 1838 but was enlarged in the 1880s and is today littered with period antiques and authentic reproductions. High Tea (afternoon tea) at 4pm is a special treat here, with delicious finger food (smoked salmon sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream, or Meyer lemon scones with orange butter), and teas served on an antique tea silver service (wine is charged). When it comes to the rooms, all of them are decorated in a period style, but quality differs a lot depending on price point. I’ve categorized the hotel as “very expensive” because the best, most atmospheric rooms—like Mulberry Tulips and Scarlett’s Retreat—tend to be pricey. “Low Country” is much cheaper but nowhere near as comfortable.