Located in a vibrant neighborhood in the center of downtown Charleston, 86 Cannon offers a residential retreat for those looking to be in the heart of the action.
Our spacious common areas, private piazzas and gardens, and luxurious guest rooms offer tranquility mere steps away from some of Charleston’s award-winning restaurants and nightlife.
Our deliberate interior design incorporates original architectural features with fresh furnishings of the highest caliber. Every detail was carefully selected in order to deliver a uniquely memorable guest experience.
From the moment you step onto our sumptuously landscaped grounds, you’ll feel as if you are a resident of one of Charleston’s most distinguished homes. 86 Cannon has been meticulously restored to provide you with modern conveniences while maintaining the original architectural details of the home.
In addition to the spacious rooms and suites, the Cafe, Library, and Salon provide guests space to linger and enjoy the hotel. The first and second floor piazzas, in addition to the courtyard garden, provide relaxing outdoor spaces year round.
For the most important meal of the day, you will enjoy homemade and locally-sourced breakfast items that will prepare you for an exciting day on the town. From 5-6 PM each evening, we invite you to unwind and reflect on your day’s adventures with complimentary wine + cheese pairing.
Curl up with a good book or your favorite person and enjoy our cozy library. Located on our third floor, the library features an array of vintage books and an honor bar with wine, beer, and tasty locally-sourced snacks.
Our concierge team is here to assist you with planning a special itinerary. Allow us to share our expertise and curated knowledge of the Charleston area with you throughout your stay.
Take a break on one of our two welcoming piazzas, each with comfortable seating areas that are perfect for a leisurely morning, afternoon, or evening. Wheel around town on one of our Linus bicycles, available for complimentary use throughout your stay.
Rooms & Suites
The décor of 86 Cannon provides a refreshing twist on traditional Charleston elegance. Rooms combine mid-century finishes with classic French elements, and throughout the property, there’s an ambiance of updated Southern luxury.
Each 700 sq ft Garden Suite boasts high ceilings with original exposed beams and heart pine wood floors. Enjoy a spacious sitting room with a wet-bar, beautifully decorated bedroom with a king-size bed. The large ensuite bathroom includes a double vanity, floor to ceiling marble shower, and a stunning built-in armoire.
This 310 sq ft room has hand-stenciled walls, high ceilings, a fireplace, heartwood floors, and a king-size four-poster bed with a slender iron frame. There’s an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in marble shower.
This bright 290sq ft room opens onto the verandah and has dove-grey Farrow & Ball wallpaper, natural heart pine floors, and high ceilings. The king-size bed is dressed in Frette linens, and there’s an ensuite bathroom with a fireplace by the marble shower.
This 420sq ft room at the top of the house is full of character, with exposed beams and brickwork, along with views over the neighborhood from the eaves-set windows. The king-size bed is dressed in Frette linens, and there’s an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in marble shower.
What you’ve heard is true! With Charleston’s historic cobblestone streets, secret allways, lush gardens, endless charm and an unmatched culinary scene, you’ll find out quickly why Charleston has been voted #1 City in the U.S. by Conde Nast and Travel + Leisure. Our team is eager to offer our insider expertise and help you uncover the best of our city.
Must Do in Charleston
- Grab a biscuit from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
- Explore South of Broad
- Lunch at Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop
- Visit the Aiken Rhett House
- Grab a latte from Second State
- Take a carriage tour
- Shop on King Street
- Dinner at Chez Nous
- Have a drink at Vintage Lounge
- Take a pedicab ride at night (South of Broad)
Nathaniel Russell House
Built by slave trader and wealthy merchant Nathaniel Russell in 1808, it is recognized as one of America’s most important Neoclassical houses.
Built in 1820 by merchant John Robinson, the Aiken-Rhett House is nationally significant as one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes in the nation.
Vastly expanded by Governor and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. in the 1830s and again in the 1850s, the house and its outbuildings include a kitchen, the original slave quarters, carriage block and back lot.
The house and its surviving furnishings offer a compelling portrait of urban life in antebellum Charleston, as well as a Southern politician, slaveholder and industrialist.
Edmondston – Alston House
Edmondston-Alston House commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. Constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838, the house was ideally situated to provide a vantage point from which General P.G.T. Beauregard could observe the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War.
French Huguenot Church
The Huguenot Church, also called the French Huguenot Church or the French Protestant Church, is a Gothic Revival church located in Charleston’s historic French Quarter.
St Michael’s Church
St. Michael’s Church is the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston, South Carolina. It is located at Broad and Meeting streets on one of the Four Corners of Law, and represents ecclesiastical law. It was built in the 1750s by order of the South Carolina Assembly.
An Afternoon in the Lowcountry
In addition to the peninsula of downtown Charleston the surrounding Lowcountry has many beautiful historical sites and beaches. Here are a few of our suggestions.
The iconic 18th-century estate in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture and the oldest preserved plantation house in America still open to the public.
A National Historic Landmark and home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America.
The Angel Oak
The is thought to be one of the oldest living oak trees east of the Mississippi River. Estimated to be 400-500 years old, this Southern live oak has survived a number of hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. It was damaged by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 but recovered and continues to grow.
Its name comes from the Angel Estate, owned by couple Justus Angel and Martha Waight Angel. However, local legends say the ghosts of former slaves appear as angels around the tree.
Sullivan’s Island is a two and a half-mile long barrier island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor. The island was settled in the late 17th Century by Captain Florence O’Sullivan while he was stationed as a lookout.
It has a strong military background having been the site of a major Revolutionary War battle, The Battle of Sullivan’s Island, as well as being involved in the first shots of the American Civil War.