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“Curiously unfriendly reception desk” 4 of 5 stars
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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
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Curiously unfriendly reception desk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Enjoyed our stay but found front desk reception to be strangely unfriendly. Thank goodness for Carl and Jerome (fantastic and friendly valet/bellmen) and a wonderful breakfast each morning. Pick room carefully for quiet

Room Tip: Watch out for street-level rooms in the older building; very noisy
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This hotel has the most wonderful employees across the board. We love staying at this place. The only real complaint I might have this visit is that the beds are far too high in the traditional double rooms and it was uncomfortable getting in and out of bed for my family members of average height. The rooms are very nice, the breakfast is FAR above average, the price is right on the money and the location is prime!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Can't beat the location, just steps from City Market. Friendly staff. Stayed in the Church Street building. Can get noisy in the open atrium area if people congregate there, and the bathroom was a bit tight and could use some updating, but for the price it was well worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Couldn't have picked a better spot for our weekend trip to Charleston! The hotel is beautiful, the staff is WONDERFUL, and the location can't be beat. We were in walking distance of everything. We were completely wowed by the kindess of the staff and their attention to details. We will definitely be returning and will be recommending to our family and friends who visit Charleston.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Our stay at the Andrew Pinckney was outstanding!! Everyone was extremely friendly, the rooms were great, breakfast on the roof top was very cool, and you definitely cannot beat the walking distance to the town market. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the trip and will absolutely stay with them again on our next visit. I see others have mentioned how awesome the staff is in their reviews, but that doesn't say it enough. While we were walking down to the market on the second day of our stay, we ran into our Bell Hop from the previous day and he recognized us, and stop to say "hi". You can tell that they enjoy what they do and go out of their way to make sure the customer comes first.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor and had two rooms. One with a double bed and one with a single queen. The...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

My wife and I spent our 16 year wedding anniversary with the folks at Andrew Pinckney. I was incredibly impressed with the level of attention given towards my wife and I. From the front desk managers, to the bell hops, and every member of the staff, I encountered the absolute best in terms of professionalism and courtesy. The Inn was in excellent condition and very clean. I felt as if I were staying in a $1,000 a night room for only a fraction of the cost. The view from the terrace and the close distance to Market St., made our trip very memorable and easy. Also, when my wife and I checked in, we had a bottle of champagne waiting (in ice) with a personal, handwritten note. This small thing spoke volumes to me about how much these folks care about their guests. You will not be disappointed in the world class attention to excellence that you will experience at the Andrew Pinckney Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Barnesville, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was our first trip to Charelston and our hotel choice made it wonderfull. The staff including Andrew at the front desk and the Bell Hop Drew made our check in and entire trip a pleasure. All of the staff there take pride in their jobs and it shows every day. The facilities are top notch and couldn't find any problems. The breakfast bar is above average and well done. They even had umbrellas available for our use when we wlaked to dinner and it was raining. All aspects of your visit are taken care of here. The location is within a 10 minute walk of all destinations in the downtown area.

Room Tip: The breakfast bar is in the 4 story building.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Andrew Pinckney Inn

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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