An imposing building just bulging with history, this B&B has oodles of charm and history. The hosts were delightful folks who were always up for a chat and the full bottle in providing adivce sights to see in this gorgeous city.
We loved the afternoon drinks and snacks on the back verandah and the chance to meet other guests. The B&B is in a terrific location, on a cobbled street just a short distance from a lovely park and the seawall.
As well, it's just a short walk to the shopping and dining district - although we indulged on a trishaw ride one night and it was a lovely way to check the city centre.
Our only quibble about our acccommodation was lugging our suitcases up three flights to our Blue Room but, of course, that was our choice so we had to grin and bear it. The positive was the lovely view our room afforded.
As a postscript, try as we might, we simply couldn't get a taste for the hominy at breakfast! Like our Vegemite, it's an acquired taste.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- 15 Church Street Bed And Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House
- 15 Church Street Bed & Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House Hotel Charleston