Palo Alto's Best and Friendliest Dry Cleaners

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Since 1985, Charleston Cleaners has been the best place for dry cleaning, laundry and alterations in Palo Alto, winning the coveted Palo Alto Weekly "Best of" award from 2005 to 2009, and then entering the 3 year "hall of fame" status. We won in 2014 when we were eligible again, and we won in 2015 and 2017 and 2018.

Located in the Charleston Shopping Center right at the corner of Charleston and Middlefield Road, there is always convenient parking nearby. Drop off your dry cleaning, do your grocery shopping (Piazza's Fine Foods), buy your pet food (Pet Food Express), eat lunch or dinner (Mountain Mike's Pizza), and enjoy a Peet's Coffee all without moving your car.

Charleston Cleaners and Alterations

Your Palo Alto Award Winning Dry Cleaners

Open: Weekdays 7:30am-6:30pm, Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Phone: 650-424-1113

3900 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303

Here's what the Palo Alto Weekly said about Charleston Cleaners:

In 2008:

You may think that all starches are created equal, and the Atkin's Diet may substantiate that, but as any good politician knows, when it comes to dress shirts, the need can be pressing. Charleston Cleaners can give you that clean, pressed look with crisp collars and sleeves that still let you raise your arms above your head, should you have the occasion to do so. The owners of this local family-owned business know their customers and, if you work it right, you'll walk off with a chocolate treat in addition to your clean, perfectly starched garments.

In 2009:

How can you keep those primary colors looking bright after a hard week of battling crime? Take your capes and tights to Charleston Cleaners, where they'll track down stains and wrinkles and eliminate the threat to your crisp, comic-book image. They'll also throw in some complimentary Hershey's Kisses while they starch and press your civilian clothes to help you maintain your disguise. The proficiency of this family-owned business isn't a secret, but the owners will keep their lips sealed about yours.

In 2014:

Dresses, coats, pants and shirts, whatever it may be, Charleston Cleaners is equipped to handle delicate clothing. Since 1985, Charleston’s has brought award-winning service to the Palo Alto area, including alterations and a laundry service. Stains, loose seams and wrinkles will be nonexistent once out the door.

In 2015:

A repeat winner in the category (and former Hall of Famer), Charleston Cleaners has provided dry-cleaning and alteration services in Palo Alto since 1985. Cleaning of dresses, pants, jackets, coats, men's and women's suits and other items is all done on the premises, using an environmentally friendly hydrocarbon solvent. So whether some daily work clothes need freshening, or a special occasion demands a pristine outfit, Charleston Cleaners has you covered.

Palo Alto Weekly Best of 2018!

Here's what Palo Alto Weekly said:

YIKES! Got a stain on your Spidey gloves? Need to alter your cat suit? Want to get rid of some wrinkles in your favorite crime-fighter's cape? WHOOSH over to Charleston Cleaners and Alterations in Palo Alto and let the staff unleash its dry-cleaning powers. If you want some extra cleaning power, know Charleston Cleaners uses an environmentally friendly hydrocarbon solvent. Since 1985, this family-owned business has starched, altered, pressed and dry cleaned garments for generations of loyal customers who have recognized it as a favorite year after year.


Contact Information:

3900 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-424-1113

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