Holiday Inn Charleston Mills House

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

115 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

4 Reviews

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 75% more than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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  • Couples83
  • Solo80
  • Business79
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    Mills House, Downtown Charleston


    The Mills House, in downtown Charleston, is a Holiday Inn property, but you will not know it by looking. This historic hotel is beautiful and charming, nestled in a great central location, and has rooms at reasonable rates. We booked our $160 room with two beds on Priceline for about $65 (plus $20 for parking). The room had free internet, a small TV, and nice furnishings, while the hotel has a bar, restaurant, pool, and a tiny fitness center. The Mills House is just four or five blocks from the waterfront and right next door to many highly acclaimed restaurants.

    The hotel has 214 rooms and 19 suites.

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    Right in Downtown


    The hotel was pretty nice and very close to everything(within walking distance). The rooms were on the small side, but enough for us.

    Unique Quality: So close to everything in the city..Service was great too

    Directions: Meeting Street... 2 locks up from market

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    Mills House


    This was another place way beyond my budget.

    Unique Quality: Like Charleston Place, this hotel is right downtown, and is within easy walking distance of everything in the old city. If you can afford it, this is one of the best places to stay.

    Directions: In the historic old part of Charleston.

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    Not really a Holiday Inn!


    Okay, so this place is owned by the InterContinental group and is sometimes called a Holiday Inn, but don't let that run you off! The Holiday Innmanagement has actually done a nice job in restoring this century old property. The rooms are not the nicest in town, but they are clean and well furbished. The public areas of this hotel are actually beautiful. Normally, I would rather stay at the French Quarter, but I was attending a party next door that weekend... Anyway, suffice it to say that it was more than adequate.

    Unique Quality: You are paying for the location.

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Great location

by TripAdvisor Member screennamesstink

We have stayed at Mills House several times, as well as other hotels in Charleston. Mills House is not the nicest of the hotels in the most charming city on the east coast (in my opinion), but its location is fabulous. The property itself is a bit run down, just a bit. But it's got a wonderful historic feel to it.
Better porperties that I have stayed in as far as luxury (and still having ideal location) are: French Quarter, Charleston Place, Rennaissance.
If you can get a good deal on the Mills House, it's well worth it-- but if you are spending as much as the above properties, definitely stay at one of the others.

Suitable choice in Charleston

by TripAdvisor Member waynelaw78

Stayed at the Mills House mid-October, 2004. Excellent marks for customer service and location. Valet parking was always on the money. The lobby is charming. Just a a couple of blocks from the market area. Our room was well-cleaned each day.

It is an "old" hotel and, though not worn, it has all the characteristics of older properties - narrow and oddly configured hallways, much hallway and through-the-wall noise, tiny bathrooms (forget getting two people in there).

All in all, not bad for the price. You can spend more in Charleston (LOTS more!) and get more, but the Mills House will do for a bargain hunter.

Nice hotel, but not worth the money...

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have been to Charleston four times now, and have seen worse hotels (Francis Marion--never stay there!!!), but I was truly disappointed with the Mills House Hotel. The location is superb. The aesthetics are wonderful. The staff, I could take them or leave them. The bar was rather confused and wine lists didn't match the room menu. We came out to the courtyard area at 10 a.m. and beer bottles, wine and martini glasses were scattered about, and 2 of them were lying broken on the ground, most likely from the night before. I was scratching my head at the lack of order in this $200+ a night hotel. It is a very pricy hotel for just scenery.

Fabulous Location, Satisfying stay in Charleston

by TripAdvisor Member snickyla

My first trip to Charleston and I chose the Mills House because of the reviews and amazing location. Right in the historic district and within 8 blocks of walking down to the Battery via Meeting St. and it's historic residential homes. Hotel is a bit old but the service and people were great. Concierge arranged all my tours and did it with a smile. Bell desk went out of there way the night before I left to try and find out who would take me to the airport for the best price! Food with room service is just OK but who cares when the food is so great in Charleston. The rooms are "generic" but they have great TV channels and the beds were clean and comfortable. I would definitely go back to this hotel.

Mediocre Rooms and Poor Service

by TripAdvisor Member KorbinDallas

My wife and I spent the weekend there February 18-20, 2005

Some hotels (and restaurants) have a favorable reputation or image that is slow to wane. The "Mills House" was one of the premier Charleston destinations until new, better hotels were built in the 80's and 90's.

Oh yes, the public areas and rooms just ooze "Old South" and the exterior played a supporting role in the miniseries "North and South" but the real experience of a stay is below average. The heating system in the room did not work. Several items in the bathroom needed repair. The sink dripped. The sink drain stopper would not raise and lower. Some tile needed to be repaired. Worse was the service. The famed "Barbadoes" Sunday brunch staffers were overwhelmed by a normal turnout. The small amount of parking designated for loading an unloading were jammed with cars. Cars left for an hour or more in spaces marked "Towaway zone" never were towed away. No effort seemed to be made by the hotel to keep some spaces open.


Mills House Hotel in front of Hibernian HallMills House Hotel in front of Hibernian Hall

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Southern States

by usawannabe

Two women and we'll have 2 clear days to spend seeing something! We usually favor theme parks but it seems they'll be closed in December... We'll be totally reliant on public transportation (preferably NOT taxis); we want to 'experience' southern hospitality/lifestyle/something to teach us about the civil war maybe? Georgia/Memphis (not huge Elvis fans, definitely not country music at all)/Alabama??? Please, any suggestions most appreciated.

Re: Southern States

by HarmoniousBotch

Southern hospitality often oncludes renting a car to you at a very reasonable price.

However you do it, I'd recommend looking into the Georgia Aquarium ( ) in Atlanta.

Re: Southern States

by TexasDave

"Southern States" covers a lot of territory, so the options are endless!
How about Savannah, Georgia? The town is compact enough to walk most of it, plus for a reasonable fee you can get a hop-on hop-off bus for a day. Lots of activities, beautiful squares, great restaurants, and 250+ years of history.

Re: Southern States

by traveltime10

Either Savannah or Charleston would be good choices. Savannah offers a number of tours that will pick you up at your hotel, and should be beautiful in that time frame due to Christmas decorations.

Charleston has the wonderful straw market, with the hand made sweet grass baskets, the Battery, mule drawn wagon tours, the cadet review at the Citadel(depending on when in Dec. you go) ghost walk at night that teaches you a lot of local history, Magnolia's restaurant for shrimp and grits, and was very prominent in the Civil War/ War Between the States/ War of Northern Aggression ;-> and during the American revolution, due to it's status as a port city. The Mills House is an older, beautiful hotel located right in the center, and within walking distance to many great places. It also should be beautifully decorated.

Have fun

Re: Southern States

by bocmaxima

Civil War history usually involves driving, unfortunately. There are battlefields, plantation homes, forts, garrisons, batteries, etc., very few of which are accessible by public transit.
If you only have two days, then spend it in a city that's walkable or has a decent public transit system. That is not Memphis or any city in Alabama. I'd suggest either Atlanta, Charleston or Savannah. All have a lot of Civil War history.

Re: Southern States

by mikelisaanna

Savannah, Charleston. Both are walkable and have tons of history, including roles in the Civil War (the war started in Savannah, and Sherman's March to the Sea ended in Savannah). New Orleans is also a possibility.


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Address: 115 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States