AC nor refrigerator worked in our first room. The staff was great in allowing us to move to a room down the hall where they had a portable AC unit and everything was fine. However, this hotel desperately needs to upgrade it's HVAC system as I doubt they had portable units for all the rooms and in Charleston heat that can be an enormous problem.
We especially enjoyed being in walking distance of most of the sites to see in Old Charleston. The staff was wonderful in answering questions about the city, restaurants, and getting around. Breakfast in the courtyard was a real step up from the typical hotel continental breakfasts.
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The hotel is located just one block off Meeting Street and one block off Market Street, so it's location is quite central. The building is clean and attractive, and the staff were welcoming and responsive. They secured us a pedicab within five minutes of our request. However, having requested an interior room, I thought this would mean interior views of a courtyard, not a room with no windows except one that looked into a hallway. I found this quite claustraphobic and you never knew if time was passing by. The room itself was very nice. (I believe we were in a wheel chair accessible room), but I would not ever book an interior room again. Perhaps this was indicated on the room description, but it completely passed me by.
We came for two nights and were so sad to leave! The second you walk into the hotel you are greeted so warmly with a glass of bubbly! The hotel is so beautiful and the rooms are equally as nice. Yummy breakfast, nice cheese and crackers in the afternoon and the close and milk are a very nice treat! We left to go to Myrtle Beach and we were so sad we left our beautiful place for what we got at the beach!
After exploring historic Charleston, I must say this hotel is in the perfect location. Walking distance to many great sites like the waterfront, city market and great restaurants. We stayed in the newer building -our room was very clean and nicely furnished. We tried their restaurant The Drawing Room for breakfast, had a good experience between food and service.
Dating back to Colonial times, Charleston, home to 120,000 people, was nearly obliterated during the American Civil War. However, some historic buildings remain and are popular destinations, including Fort Sumnter, Boone Hall Plantation, and the Old Exchange Buildings. The South Carolina Aquarium, home to 10,000 plants and animals, is another popular tourist attraction.