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Palmer Home Bed and Breakfast

5 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401
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Ranked #22 of 44 Charleston B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the Palmer House. The staff is so friendly and courteous, and we were given an extra welcome by Yin, one of the resident kitties, a total lap cat. We stayed in the Italian room, which has windows facing the water in the southeast corner. The A/C unit was large and powerful, so we were quite comfortable in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved staying at this lovely b&b for the weekend with my friends. Best breakfast ever!! The staff couldn't have been any nicer. Loved the pool . Francess , you have the best vacation spot ever! Love your hair!!! Thank you for your hospitality & kindness. Can't wait to return. Brett Bishop

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the 4th weekend and had a grand time. Location,view, and home all a perfect fit. Slept great and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Then to the pool for a relaxing morning. Walking distance to a lot of fun adventures. I will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palmer House holds a special place in my heart! I've been here to stay a few times and have yet another visit planned in a couple weeks. I can't wait to get back and see the place and Frances (the owner, who has been nothing but pleasant, inviting and just all around lovely)! I'm taking my mom with me... More 

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Macon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

A historic money-pit struggling to provide upscale lodging that has a great location, nice view of the harbor and a friendly staff. Don't let the online images and nice Web page deceive you. The price does not equal the amenities.

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I booked a two-night stay at this charming bed and breakfast as part of an anniversary trip. We arrived late and there was an envelope with our name on it which contained parking info and the keys. We had the Front Room (3rd floor). This room has a private bath but it's across the hall from the... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We loved our stay at this lovely home. Warm and inviting, the Palmer Home is filled with interesting antiques and family memorabilia. Ashley, Angie and William were attentive and friendly, the homemade southern breakfasts were scrumptious and the afternoon wine service was the perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing. Frances Palmer is an excellent hostess, who made... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Some friends and I booked a weekend getaway at the Palmer House and we were extremely disappointed. As soon as we entered the front door we were overwhelmed with an intolerable musty odor, which was prevalent throughout the entire home. I noticed dust on everything in the house. We stayed in "the Front Room" located on the third floor. The... More 

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Boblingen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After reading the reviews on this site we felt like there were much more positives than negatives so my girlfriends and I decided this would be a nice place to stay. I suppose that one' mans trash really is another man's treasure because this place was a dump and a farce! You could clearly tell which furnishings were antiques and... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed one night in the Palmer Home as part of a weekend get a way. Very disappointing for the price we paid. Upon entering the home in the main foyer, experienced a strong, musky smell. Stairs contained loose and creaking boards. Our room, known as the Front Room, is on the third floor. No one to assist with luggage.... More 

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