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“Beautiful Inn 2 Blocks From Prime Areas” 4 of 5 stars
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Ansonborough Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Ranked #10 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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249 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Beautiful Inn 2 Blocks From Prime Areas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is one of the nicest Inns in Charleston with spacious rooms and beautiful antique furnishings. Wife wanted to buy the bed as she slept so well. Our room on third floor overlooked the bay and aircraft carry which was extremely nice. Room and bath were spotless and equipped with bar sink, frig, coffee maker and microwave. Entering lobby you are greeted by the fresh smell of leather and waxed floors along with leather sofa in front of a nice fireplace. A side parlor has an exquisite bar serving beer and wine. Love this place.
Downside is that it is 2 blocks from the Customs House and market which seems a very lonely stretch with little lighting late at night. Never felt ill at ease but paid attention to my surroundings. We walked to Husks & Cypress for dinner then enjoyed night life on Bay St.
Harris Teeter market across street with a great wine and cheese selection, buy some and enjoy a nice snack on the Inns roof top terrace. Outstanding !!
We will stay here as often as we can as Inn is very comfortable with a super staff.

Room Tip: Wide choice in rooms, ask for a nice view. We even watched the cruise ship dock from our room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of the Ansonborough Inn! I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us so immensely and that you are looking forward to a return visit. There is nothing better than knowing that when our guests check out they are already looking forward to a return visit to the Ansonborough Inn! Thanks again for the review on TripAdvisor!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Versailles, Kentucky
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70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The best of Charlston! My husband and I have stayed at the Ansonborough 7 times over the past three years and would recommend it over any hotel in Charleston. We've been on our own, with each of our adult children and with friends - always perfect. Exceptional reception/booking service, housekeeping staff is superb, breakfast hits this spot, location can't be beat, roof top renovation makes it a delightful sunset spot! Need I say more? (Oh, and we both wanted to take the mattress home)

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  • Stayed November 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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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Wow! Thank you so much for writing such an incredible review on TripAdvisor! I am incredibly delighted to hear that time and time again we have been a wonderful part of your visits to Charleston. Nothing makes me happier than to know that our guests have left not only with happy memories of Charleston, but also with happy memories of the Ansonborough Inn. We try so hard to make this the kind of hotel that is part of the destination and not "just" a place to sleep. Seeing regular guests like you, over and over again, lets me know that we are successful in that endeavor. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we can't wait to see you again!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Ansonborough Inn, and would definitely go back. We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds, and it was a nice large comfortable room. We reserved the Admiral Suite for my parents (50th wedding anniversary) and it was gorgeous! With morning breakfast, afternoon cocktails, an easy walk to lots of things in town, and fabulous folks at the front desk, we couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you so much for the terrific review on TripAdvisor! Thank you, as well, for allowing us to be part of such a special celebration. I am delighted to know that every aspect of your time with us was so pleasant and that you were able to see two very different rooms, both of which suited your needs. There is also something particularly nice about hearing that our front desk staff were able to cheerfully assist you and that they contributed to the great experience that you and your family had. Thanks again for the wonderful review on TripAdvisor!
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Suffern, New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here last week and while it was only one night, it definitely left an impression. Warm, friendly service, very homey, cozy touches. This was a nice unique inn with great service in a great location. Would definitely go back.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! Although you were only able to stay one night with us, I am glad to know that you left with such a positive impression. It is great to hear that everyone and everything you encountered made you feel comfortable and "at home." I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. Again, thanks for the great review!
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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed 3 nights in a Jr. Suite with 2 girlfriends for our annual get-away. None of us had ever been to Charleston, and this was a great place to be. The location was walking distance to so many things, and the grocery store across the street was convenient. The breakfast and wine-and-cheese happy hour were a nice bonus, too. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay there again. My only negative was the water pressure in the shower.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review on TripAdvisor! I am delighted to hear that your first visit to Charleston was a good one and that you and your friends enjoyed the Ansonborough Inn. There is nothing better than knowing that we have been a postive aspect of a fun and memorable trip to Charleston. I am glad to know that you found our hotel convenient, our complimentary offerings enjoyable, and our staff hospitable. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you again on your second visit to Charleston!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Loved this place- was in for business and loved the mini fridge and being across from a grocery store. But more than that the hotel was very nice and super comfortable. We did not have any noise problems and love the rooftop deck.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! I am glad to hear that there were many things about the hotel that you liked and that you found us to be comfortable and convenient. I hope that if business brings you back to Charleston or if you have the opportunity to come for pleasure, that you again choose the Ansonborough Inn! Thanks so much for the great review!
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed at the Ansonborough Inn for 3 nights in November and loved it. It's in a great location, 5 minute walk to the market, 10-15 minutes to the Battery.
We had a 'spacious studio room' and it was massive! The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was nice too. There was plenty of room for all of our things and it was nice to have a sofa too.

Breakfast was delicious, there was choices of cereal, pastries, fresh fruit, muffins and a hot dish such as mini omelettes. We really appreciated wine and cheese hour as well, it was lovely to come back to the Inn at the end of a busy day and relax. I didn't have any of the cheese but was told by other members of the group that it was really nice. There were crisps and dip as well.

The staff were so, so friendly and helpful. They were happy to chat to us, help with dinner reservations, directions to places, booking taxi's etc. All of them were lovely and approachable.
There is a mini pub in the hotel as well which was nice.
We were unable to get to Charleston on the first night of our reservation due to Hurricane Sandy and Carrie the manager was so helpful, we were emailing back and forth to change our reservation and they kindly didn't charge us for the missed night (they would have been entitled to, I gave less than 24 hours notice that we couldn't make it as our flight was cancelled).

Overally we loved the Inn, we would definitely return and recommend.

  • Stayed November 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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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a terrific review on TripAdvisor. There is nothing better than knowing that we have exceeded our guests' expectations in every way possible. I am so glad to hear that from the rooms, to the breakfast, to the staff everything about the Ansonborough Inn was a postive experience for you. (I am also glad to know that we were able to alleviate your concerns during what must have been a frustrating and unsettling experience with Hurricane Sandy.) Once more, thank you for the great review and I hope to welcome you again in the future!
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Additional Information about Ansonborough Inn

Address: 21 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#29 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ansonborough Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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