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Palmer Home Bed and Breakfast

5 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you are a person who would like to take a step back into the past of lovely eccentric Charleston, SC, Stay Here. It is a very old house with character and sites that are not available to you, no matter how many antique stores you visit. You must remember that you are staying in the 2nd house from the... More 

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Folly Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were given a weekend stay at the Palmer home from some dear friends as an anniversary gift. We are native Charlestonians and truly were impressed with the décor and friendliness of the staff. Growing up in Charleston, we have a place in our heart for preservation and history. This home will really give you an understanding of Charleston's charm.... More 

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PalmerHome, Manager at Palmer Home Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Randy and Charla, We were so glad to have you stay in our home, and are thrilled that you enjoyed it as well! We do our best to provide a memorable and pleasurable experience for our guests. We hope to see you back in the future, and look forward to hearing from you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a celebratory birthday (2 night stay) at The Palmer Home in March 2015. It was wonderful. The view is spectacular and the owner is delightful! We had the King Room and it was beautifully decorated. The porch was a wonderful addition. We also enjoyed the owner's dog and cat. The cat seemed to take a liking to us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for three nights at the Palmer House. Had a wonderful stay. Our room was the king room on the third floor. Antique furnishings, lovely bedding, a beautiful fireplace in the room. We had a small shower only bathroom but hey when the house was built it didn't even have barrooms. We had a door from our room leading... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If your looking for JUST location it is excelant. If cleanliness, comfort or ease of use don't stay here. Don't trust the pictures. Bed was co concaved....horrible, evrything bathroom in particular was filthy, can not believe we spent that much $ for this room.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A stay at the Palmer Home B&B offers not just the ideal base from which to explore Charleston but also a first hand taste of Lowcountry manners and mores. Miss Francess Palmer is the real thing: a Southern lady, whose family has owned the Palmer Home for generations, and a born raconteur, who delights in telling stories, about the city,... More 

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