After reviewing the many lodging options in Charleston, we selected Two Meeting Street Inn based on Trip Advisor feedback as well as several other factors such as location and ease of access to points of interest within the city. We were not disappointed with our choice and found much to enjoy about this venerable B&B. Dating back to the 1890s, the property is immaculately maintained inside and out. The grounds are highlighted by several majestic live oak trees, and the house has an enormous porch on the lower level for all to enjoy, while our room (#3) had direct access to a smaller shared (but still spacious) porch on the upper level. Once greeted at the front door upon check-in, we stepped into what impressed us as another version of the historic Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut: Beautiful woodworking and paneling, period furniture, several Tiffany windows, and all the accoutrements one would expect to see in a home of Victorian era opulence. Modern conveniences such as wifi access, in-room safes, flat screen TVs, and a large refrigerator on the second floor (for guests' beverages and/or leftovers) enhance the comfort of the rooms. Breakfast each morning consists of a hot entree such as creme brulee French toast, quiche, or (our favorite) sausage casserole, served with an array of fresh fruit. The portion was not overwhelming, which works to better advantage because one doesn't feel weighed down by a huge meal and leaves a little room for lunch while out and about the town. Those who choose to revel in the afternoon tea are also in for a treat, with selections such as shrimp spread or olive cheese accompanied by an assortment of crackers, to say nothing of sweet offerings like "hay stacks" (pretzel sticks and cranberries clustered with white chocolate), lime pound cake, cookies "du jour", etc. All of this can be washed down with iced tea or lemonade, ably poured in fine fashion by the friendly staff of innkeepers who are most accommodating to attending to your requests for dinner reservations, calls for cabs, and recommendations for items you may wish to place on your itinerary. With this trip being our first ever to South Carolina, we did very well in selecting an inn where we always felt at home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Circa 1890. In the center of the historic district overlooking prestigious South Battery, this turreted Queen Anne was built as a wedding gift from a father to his daughter. It is one of the area's oldest bed & breakfast inns, offering Southern hospitality and a romantic heritage. Tiffany stained-glass windows, crystal chandeliers and English oak woodwork are accented by fresh flowers, Oriental rugs and family heirlooms. Traditional antiques furnish the elegant guest bedrooms. Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast in the courtyard or oval dining room. The famous arched piazza features rockers that invite relaxation while gazing beyond the century-old live oaks to the harbor. Low country afternoon tea is served with sherry and regional delicacies. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 2 Meeting Street Inn
- Two Meeting Street Hotel Charleston