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Andrew Pinckney Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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“Great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I had a wonderful stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn during a mother/daughter trip to Charleston. The hotel is in an ideal location, right in the center of the Historic District; even without a car, we were able to travel all around town without issue at all. We stayed in the yellow portion of the hotel and the room was a nice size and very clean. The only issue with the room was that the WiFi was very slow and almost unusable. It was free, which was a nice touch, but unfortunately it was difficult to use. There was also a business center available to guests, and that was a helpful alternative.

The free breakfast was nice, and the rooftop eating area was perfect for warm days. A few suggestions/recommendations of the front desk were not so helpful, but overall the hotel staff was friendly and attentive.

It was a clean hotel in an ideal location, and I would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Andrew Pinckney Inn to be a part of your special Mother/Daughter Getaway. It is a delight to know that you enjoyed our Rooftop Terrace for breakfast and the fine guest service provided during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager
Andrew Pinckney Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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manassas, va
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I would stay at this hotel again. It is in a fantastic location and the service is phenomenal. It is a little tattered around the edges (window fixed with duct tape) and there was no closet in the room, just a rack.. It is an historical building with quirks and some exterior repairs are impossible to make without a lot of red tape and expense. The front desk personnel were incredibly helpful with every request. My room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had updated fixtures. The woman who serves in the breakfast area is an absolute gem and very charming. She grew up in Charleston and has plenty of stories to tell! She also is very attentive to her work. I'm not sure I would pay the full rate for the room, but I would pay the rate I got on expedia again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post comments of your recent stay. Our staff takes great pride in providing the finest service for our guest. We hope that you will return in the near future to experience the continued enhancements and renovations of the Andrew Pinckney Inn.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager
Andrew Pinckney Inn
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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I picked this inn for our sisters' annual reunion this year. The location could not have been better, but there are other hotels within walking distance of the historic district. What set this hotel apart and miles above any we've stayed at is the service. From the moment we approached the hotel, we were met with the friendliest, most helpful employees, from the valets Carl, Keith and Drew, to the managers and front desk, Sandy, Eddie, Jeff and everyone in between. After our first night, we were moved to a fabulous townhouse with so much room, an outdoor patio on the second floor, 1 1/2 bathrooms, two televisions, etc. And the price is really terrific for the area, considering the pluses of this inn. A complimentary breakfast is on the roof top, and weather permitting, it's lovely. We were given great advice regarding places to eat and tours. T-Bonz was our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We loved this inn and could go on and on, about cleanliness, details like coffee and cookies in the lobby, enough towels for each of us, umbrellas for the one night it rained, such a relaxing, fun vacation! Thank you.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Thank you for the kind words of your recent "sister's reunion" at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. It is a pleasure to know that our staff provided for a most memorable stay. We hope that you will return for another gathering in the future.

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Barry Hutto
General Manager
Andrew Pinckney Inn
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Northport, Alabama
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here with little notice after being forced to travel to Charleston from NYC when our cruise ship couldn't dock there due to damage by hurricane Sandy. We love Charleston, but it was supposed to be a port stop, and not a place to spend two unplanned nights until we could board our cruise ship.
We selected the Andrew Pinckney inn after considering several others. Since we were doing this with only a smart phone while we waited for our flights to Charleston.
The reviews of this hotel were great and combined that with the superb location and fantastic corporate rate, it was an easy choice. Upon arrival at the inn and after staying here, the only reason I'm not rating as a 5 is because it's in a historic buildings, there are creaky wood floors and the walls are thin. Otherwise it is everything you'd expect from a luxury 5-star boutique hotel-except the high price tag is not present here.
Service is excellent and love the homemade cookies in the afternoon.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you for selecting the Andrew Pinckney Inn. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us prior to boarding for your Cruise. We hope that you will be back again to enjoy our beautiful city and the Andrew Pinckney Inn.

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Barry Hutto
General Manager
Andrew Pinckney Inn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I spent several days in Charleston, and would stay again at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. The buildings were historical and charming, the beds were super comfortable, and the staff was cheerful, helpful, and mannerly truly showing that Old Southern Hospitality that makes you want to come back again. The free breakfast on the upper terrace overlooking the harbor was more than adequate even with biscuits and sausage gravy and an egg and cheese casserole. My husband left something very valuable to him in the room, and they found it and sent it to him!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
We are delighted to hear that you had a most enjoyable stay with us at the Andrew Pinckney Inn.
It is great to know that we were able to retrieve your lost valuable items and have them shipped to you promptly. Thanks again for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor.com. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Barry Hutto
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

You can walk to anywhere downtown from this location. The hotel is split between three buildings (two on one side of the street and the other directly across the street). The check-in is at the main building in a small great room. No checking in at some huge high countered front desk but at a regular desk. Located in the main building are complimentary hot drinks, water, lemonade, and cookies. The cookies are only available at a certain time of the day.

Sandy and his crew at Andrew Pinckney were so friendly and helped us with arranging a private carriage ride that picked us up right outside the inn.

We stayed in the main building upstairs on the back side of the building. Our room was small but nice and plenty of room for just two people. I would try to avoid a room on the first floor of the yellow buildings as they didn't look as if they had any type of view at all.

There is a free continental breakfast at the building across the street. We loved sitting outside in the mornings overlooking Charleston waking up. We were always early and never had any problem with finding a table outside. There is more seating downstairs in the atrium area. One suggestion I would make is to have a complimentary beer and wine reception in the evenings for guests in the outdoor seating area and atrium.

We will definitely recommend this inn to anyone we know going to visit Charleston.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post comments of your recent stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. We are delighted to know that you found our staff to be most friendly and accommodating. As you mentioned, what a wonderful way to begin your morning in Charleston with our breakfast and a cup of fresh hot coffee on our Rooftop Terrace overlooking the Market. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager
Andrew Pinckney Inn
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was one of the nicest, quaintest hotels in the beauiful city of Charleston. It is centrally located and within walking and/or biking distance to all of the sites, restaurants, and places of interest.

There are several great features about this hotel. First, is its rooftop veranda where our friends met every evening for cocktails while overlooking a beautiful view of the city (* note, the hotel bar does not have a bar so we brought our own alcohol). Second, is the veranda is where a full complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Breakfast consists of everything from Southern fare to fruits, bagels, and other breakfast items (* despite not having a restaurant, the hotel does bring in a full complimentary breakfast). Last, but not least, the staff is wonderful. Every person we interacted with was warm, cheerful, and completely accomodating.

You will not go wrong staying at the Andrew Pinckney Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewPinckneyInn, General Manager at Andrew Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
It is most rewarding to receive comments such as yours from guest staying at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. We pride ourselves in taking good care of our guest and appreciate the opportunities you give us to do so. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Regards,
Barry Hutto
General Manager
Andrew Pinckney Inn
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Address: 40 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#17 Business Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Andrew Pinckney Inn 3*
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