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Perfect Loaction, Perfect price
I have stayed at many places in/around Charleston and Mt Pleasant...The Andrew Pinckney Inn is by far the best value for the money. No it is not some 4 star resort. What it is is the best location in Historic Charleston for $109/night. It one block from the Market, one block from about everything really. Hank's (great seafood although a bit pricey) is on the same block. The many bars and resturants of Bay and Meeting Street are steps away. The hotel is decorated in West Indies (think palm trees) which is done w/o the tackiness of many other hotels. Our room had a queen bed, and was more than spacious enough for us. Be forewarned though...this is not a new hotel. It is actually quite old. But that is part of the charm (hardwood floors, crooked steps). The top floor breakfast/drinks area is wonderful. Breakfast is served with the normal staples of a continetal breakfast with the addition of biscuits and gravy. The view from the outdoor breakfast is great (unless a big barge is docked in front). It looks out over the harbor as the sun is coming up. The people of the hotel were very nice, especially the people working breakfast. If you are looking for a 4 star resort with spa...this isn't your place. If you are looking for the best location in Charleston without the 4 star prices...you can't beat the Pinckney Inn! Trust Me!!! - PS - There is a Harris Teeter Supermarket about two blocks away which is a great place to pick up a bottle of wine to enjoy on the outdoor porch for the evening or some pick up some snacks on your way to the beach.
Cant beat the deal!
The Inn itself is a charming and to be honest, a gem in the city. You get all of the charm of the city without the high price. The room is comfortable and quaint. We parked the car and could walk everywhere. I was impressed with the staff and the cookies in the afternoon were a nice touch. I will stay here again next time I am in town!!
Great deal but.....
We've stayed in several inns and hotels in Charleston and stumbled upon this one quite by accident. After reading reviews here, we decided to give it a try. First and foremost, the location is phenomenal. You don't go on vacation to be in your room. You want a clean, neat, affordable, convenient place. This was all that. What it wasn't, was quiet! If you want some peace and quiet, do NOT agree to take a room on the street. We listened to the folks from Hank's dumping bottles first thing in the AM, taking deliveries, laughing and joking under our window.....all with no ill intent, but you don't want to be on the window side facing the side street. While checking out the rest of the hotel, we asked a woman coming out of another room if it was quiet and she said she could have slept all day it was so still. So that is the trick! Also be aware that the hotel is actually two buildings that are across from each other. Regular rooms are in the building across from the main office while the studios are in the same building as the office. No big deal, just an FYI. The patio for breakfast is delightful and the food was adequate for a free meal. We went up to the patio one evening when we got back and watched a gorgeous lightening storm over the city. Had the place all to ourselves and the view and peacefulness of watching the city was lovely. It was very disconcerting on our last day to have breakfast cleared almost 30 minutes prior to the scheduled end time. Also, be aware that in the main lobby there are fresh cookies in the afternoon. No one told us about it and it would have been nice to meet other guests there as we have at many inns we've visited. The room itself was adequate. The bathroom is small but serves its purpose, tv is small but I'm not there for that anyway, very clean, hotel room staff were just delightful! Their grins are contagious! lol The level of friendliness is amazing in the whole city! When we told the front desk attendant about the noise, the breakfast and the jerk roaming the hall in his cowboy boots at 6 AM (no it wasn't a ghost!!!! lol) when we were leaving she was very apologetic and asked us to please come again. We had hoped a note might come from the hotel manager apologizing him/herself but nothing. We will probably go back again because for the money, you just can't beat it and Charleston is truly one awesome city!
Very Pleased! Nice place to stay!!
I was very pleased with the Andrew Pinckney Hotel, the rooms are as described on their website, the staff was very friendly, location was great! The continental breakfast on the 4th floor rooftop was average, and my only complaint is they need somewhere for the guests to sit and eat when it is raining and you can't sit on the patio outside. The breakfast room is very small, no sitting in there, and the only place to eat is outside on the rooftop patio, but it rained while we were there and there is no place to sit inside, a couple of chairs, but they need a better arrangement for rainy times. The lobby offers coffee, tea, and cookies around the clock. The Hotel has history, and much nicer than just a cookie-cutter hotel. I would stay there again, and would definitely give it a thumps up. The rooms were very clean, and decorated nicely in antiques. Coffee maker in bathroom, which is a MUST for me to have that first cup of the day. Very nice place!
Great location, but choose your room carefully!
Be wary of the queen sized rooms here. We arrived late in the evening and were given what must have been the worst room in the inn. It was very small and had no exterior windows. The room and it's one small window opened onto a stone floored courtyard with tables and chairs set up there for people to congregate - very noisy! Additionally, there was a fountain it the courtyard which we could hear quite distinctly from the room - not unlike chinese water torture when you are trying to sleep. I unplugged the fountain myself to be able to get some peace. We complained immediately but were told there were literally no other rooms available for the night. The young overnight staffer wasn't able to do anything for us or give us any assurances that a change could be made the next day.
At 7:30 the next morning, we got a call from a manager that we would be moved to a much larger, quieter room for the remainder of our stay. The staff took care of moving our luggage for us and we were charged our original rate for the king room they moved us to - although we would have happily paid more to get out of that awful room!!
What started out as a really bad experience was turned around for us. The new room was more than adequate. It is not a fancy place, but quite a good value. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location just can't be beat - very easy access to anywhere you'd like to go in Charleston.
There is not restaurant, but they do serve a free continental breakfast on a rooftop terrace in the morning. There are so many great restaurants within walking distance that we didn't miss having one in the inn a bit.
We really enjoyed this inn - was recently renovated, nice furniture, nice
soaps, shampoos, etc. We booked a queen room and were given
a king. Coffeemaker in room. Location was GREAT.
Right in middle of historic district - one block from Market, close
to many restaurants, etc. Only complaint was breakfast.
The rooftop terrace, where breakfast was served, was full (and overflowing) when we arrived around 8 AM. We carried bkfst
to our room. Get there early if you want a seat! We will definitely stay here again if traveling to Charleston.
You can't beat the price for a really nice room in a great location.
Queen-sized rooms not royal treatment....
We'd booked a queen room for a long weekend, but when we arrived found that our room was not at all what we'd expected - or hoped for. The description in the review below is spot on: small internal room, "window" to the hallway, and needless to say no natural light. Very disappointing.
Ended up in a much nicer king-sized room - if I'd known the difference when booking, I definitely would have ponied up the small price difference to avoid the hassle!
All told, the staff was helpful and accommodating and in the end we had a very pleasant stay. Would certainly recommend this hotel - just avoid anything with a queen bed....
This place is in a great location right off the market. It is easy to get in and out and from the roof top patio (where breakfast is served) you can see the docks where the cruise ships are located. The rooms are small but well appointed. Everything has been renovated and is well done. Its a keeper!
Good value, great location
We got a great deal on a room through AAA. There was nobody around to take our luggage up to the room and I had to do it myself. Unfortunately, I did not know that the Queen rooms were windowless! A surprise at first, but the room was quiet and comfortable. Very nice toiletries from Bath and Body Works! There was a decent breakfast buffet included in the price. Unfortunately we had nasty, rainy, windy weather and could not eat outdoors on the rooftop. The Inn does not really have a solution for this. There is a very small sitting area (2 chairs and a lamp table) outside the breakfast room, but that was very insufficient for all those wanting breakfast. We brought some of the patio furniture inside, but it was a tight squeeze. Perhaps they should consider converting one of the rooms to a breakfast room for bad-weather days. The location of the Inn cannot be beat. We were one block from Market Street and easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Despite our problems, I would still recommend the Inn for the location and rates.