My sister and I spent a fun weekend in Charleston recently at Merhaven. When searching for hotel accommodations, we struggled to find something affordable within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants. Merhaven was the perfect solution. Their rates are affordable, and the room couldn't have been any nicer. We stayed in the Cypress Room, which was very cheery, clean, and comfortable. Our bathroom (shared with another couple staying at Merhaven) was very clean and stocked with plenty of fresh linens.
Parking was a cinch, as there is a small driveway/parking lot for guests. If you've ever been to Charleston, you know this is a blessing! If you're up for walking, the main shopping/eating drag of downtown Charleston is about a 1 mile walk.
Merhaven is more of a "hands-off" lodging quarters in that they do not serve breakfast/high tea or have any social hours. But for me, this is actually very preferable, as I am more interested in getting out and seeing the city anyway!
I would definitely recommend Merhaven, and would certainly consider staying here again in the future. Thank you for a lovely weekend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come relax in this appealing, home away from home atmosphere, in charming downtown Charleston, SC. Located in the historic Harleston Village, Merhaven Bed no Breakfast has been described by our guests as "casualy elegant", "highly affordable", and "a lovely place to stay". A 1920s arts and crafts bungalow, our Bed no Breakfast offers two spacious rooms with 10' ceilings, lots of windows, hardwood floors, and beautiful, comfortable decor. The shared bathroom offers a choice of a tub or a shower. Our large, open courtyard and lush gardens offer the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the soft coastal air after a delightful day of touring, shopping, or playing on the beach. Tables, benches, and comfy chaise lounge chairs are situated near the old pecan tree, which will shade you while you sip your favorite drink, or enjoy a midday snack. A short, ten minute walk finds you in the heart of the historic, downtown Charleston shopping district. You are within close proximity to the Battery, several city parks, and numerous breakfast cafes and gourmet restaurants. We are near the Medical University of South Carolina and just down the street from the College of Charleston, and a mere twenty minute drive to one of three area beaches: Folley Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan's Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bed, No Hotel Charleston