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“Beautiful home, wonderful hosts, fantastic breakfast, felt like home!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 15 Church Street Bed & Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

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15 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 43 Charleston B&B and Inns
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful home, wonderful hosts, fantastic breakfast, felt like home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

My husband, brother and I stayed in the carriage house. It was one of the most comfortable places we have ever stayed. Jack and Annelise Simmons were the most gracious hosts and we felt like family. We are looking forward to our next visit to Charleston just so we can visit with them during breakfast and happy hour. They offered the best suggestions for tours and restaurants, which really added to our total enjoyment of this trip.

  • 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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Everyone at 15 Church Street was wonderfully welcoming. The room had its own fireplace that we used a few nights when it was cold. It was very clean, and the location couldn't have been better. It's right in the historic district, a stone's throw from the battery, down a quiet brick lane. Just an amazing time, with lovely people. The evening happy hour was a highlight. We were welcomed like family, and there was lovely wine and little snacks to eat. Nice breakfast too!

Room Tip: The Rose room, where we stayed, has a lovely view right out the ocean.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Annelise and Jack and their family, friends and feline and canine charges. We felt like family, immediately welcomed into their home, joining in with other guests at breakfast which was ample and served to suit our tastes and schedule. The room we stayed in was comfortable and spacious. Their home is beautifully furnished and the walls are filled with wonderful art ( some of it by their very talented precocious children, who are now full grown). Parking was not a problem, and Jack was able to help us out when it was necessary to move from the street. The location is excellent- you are very close to the park at the end of the peninsula and a pleasant few blocks walk away from many of Charleston's attractions. We had wonderful conversations, learned some Charleston history, and received excellent tips on where to dine and how best to make the most of our time. We also appreciate their eco-friendly policies. We intend to return and are so grateful to have found such warm, kind, gentle hosts whom we now happily count as good friends.

Room Tip: The top room where we stayed provided a view of the grounds and fountain of the not-to-be believed C...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Columbia, Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I stayed at 15 Church St in early November and cannot imagine a warmer or more gracious welcome. I spent 5 wonderful nights in the Cypress room which was immaculately clean and very large. The king size bed was extremely comfortable and while being located on the ground floor surprisingly quiet.

For me visiting Charleston, SC isnt just visiting, its coming home and I could not have made a better choice to enhance that experience than 15 Church Street. Honestly, you cannot imagine a nicer group of people than those that you'll meet here. Often times when staying at smaller inns and B&B's you feel as if you are visiting old friends, but here you actually feel a part of the family! Even the two resident "fur children" do a wonderful job in making you feel at home.

Because they were preparing for a family wedding I was actually privileged to meet several family members, friends, and neighbors. Social hour is a very nice time and gives you the oppty to chat with the other guests, Jack and Annelise and the delightful Martha. It's a very friendly, warm environment without being intrusive.

I can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting Charleston! Thank you for a wonderful visit!
J. Elliott

Room Tip: For a great dining experience check out High Cotton on East Bay St and Hominy Grill up past Colonial...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We chose this B&B for a number of reasons. Location, off street parking and good reviews on tripadvisor. Our room was HUGE. We stayed in the Cypress Room which, while not on the top floor offered a private entrance and much privacy. We only had to walk up the stairs for breakfast. The parking is a bit tight but this IS Charleston and that's the way it is. The B&B's location was close to the Battery and within walking distance of the entire historical district if you are even remotely fit. For instance, we walked from the B&B to the water taxi that takes you to the USS Yorktown. We also walked to dinner every night, not concerned about distance or safety.
If there is any downside to 15 Church Street it is the breakfasts. Every day you are given a menu with the same items on it for the following day. I believe there were about 4 dishes to choose from with an additional one added for Sundays. This was a bit of a letdown for us as the choices were very basic and the portions were small. I would equate the breakfasts with what we were served in Fairfield Inn's while traveling to Charleston.
If you are driving to Charleston, please give this B&B a look.

Room Tip: I highly recommend the Cypress room. You are alone on the bottom floor and have your own entrance...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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JackandAnnelise, Owner at 15 Church Street Bed & Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
We thank these very nice guests for their thoughtful review. Regarding our breakfasts, we would like to remind future potential guests that while most Charleston B&B’s serve only a continental breakfast, we just do not “throw a doughnut at you” but offer a daily hot breakfast. Being a small B&B and not a commercial hotel or inn, we do have what we consider to be a comprehensive menu of eggs, bacon, homemade crustless frittatas, a Hominy Surprise casserole (Jack’s Mother’s recipe) as well as craft bread (sourdough and whole wheat from California), croissants, bagels, grits, oatmeal, and cereals. Fresh fruit is available with every meal and Jack cooks homemade fluffy Virginia Pancakes every Sunday. He, being a physician, and Annelise, being into good nutrition, do not use processed foods or sugar in the recipes. Instead we substitute honey and serve pure maple syrup as the substance to go with pancakes. While portions are in the eyes and appetite of the beholder, we try to be sensible and can always accommodate a guest who desires more. Please ask. Now, we need to check out those Fairfield Inns!

Jack & Annelise Simmons
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California
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The property is owned by a very hospitable couple and they do a lot to make you feel at home. We stayed 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our room, the other guests and our hosts. The location is perfect and located on a quiet street but within walking distance of the entire historical district. The "cocktail" hour is a very nice touch and wine (hosted) is served and converstation is encouraged. We made all of our dinner reservations for 7:30 or later to be able to enjoy the visit each evening and we recomend that you consider doing likewise.

  • Stayed November 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
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Charleston (our first) for a belated 25th anniversary celebration. After reviewing several B&Bs online, we chose the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House because of all the excellent reviews. Those rave reviews are spot-on for good reason. This beautiful house is located near the south end of Church Street in a picturesque residential area with period homes - the live version of what so many artists have captured on canvas. Our third floor room, the Rose Room, even had a view of boats sailing in the harbor. Jack & Annelise were wonderful hosts, giving us tips and recommendations for things to do and see, as wells a history of Charleston and their home. Breakfasts were excellent - fresh fruit, coffee/tea, juice, and fluffy Virginia pancakes & maple syrup one morning and a delicious frittata & croissant the next. Happy hour speaks for itself - a glass of wine or craft beer, snacks, and great company & conversation on the porch of a beautiful home. Needless to say, we had a fantastic time and we're already thinking about when to take the next trip to Charleston - of course, we know where to stay! Jack & Annelise, Martha, and Leanne were so gracious and made our stay very relaxing and comfortable.

  • Stayed November 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
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Address: 15 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Charlestowne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Snowden family constructed the present Greek Revival house in the early 1840's and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons. ... more   less 
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