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Ansonborough Inn
21 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Ranked #12 of 54 hotels in Charleston
San Diego, CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a Gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

So glad we found this hotel! Great rooms in awesome location for very resonable price! You can get twice the room for your $. A lot of the hotels inthe area have small cramped rooms due to the age of the buildings. But Ansonborough Inn is an old converted stationers warehouse so the rooms are very spacious. Loved all the brick and pine...gorgeous!
We stayed in the Anson Suite which is one of the Premium Plus rooms. About 750sq feet with sitting area with sofa, wet bar with sink, coffee maker, small fridge and microwave. Large bathroom with dual sinks and shower/tub combination. One entire wall was giant windows covered in plantation shutters so you can get a lot of light or block it all out.
The location is within walking distance of everything...Historical district, shopping, restaurants...and costs less than many other hotels of lesser quality.
There is a Grocery store right across the street so we were able to stock up on snacks for the room.
Would definitely stay here again !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for the fanatastic TripAdvisor review. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time and loved so much about the Ansonborough Inn. The Anson Suite is one of the staff's favorite rooms, so it's great to know that you loved it, too! I am also pleased that you found our location to be convenient and the our rates reasonable. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor--I hope to see you again in the future!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

My husband and I just enjoyed the Ansonborough Inn for a delightful weekend. We arrived a bit early and our room was already waiting for us. Jake at reception was so helpful and personable. Our room was comfortable, with a couch and sink within the bedroom. Incredibly high ceilings and a very comfy king size bed were the highlights!! We spent some time on the roof top deck during the afternoon. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and the complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon was quite enjoyable. From the Inn you can walk the entire historic district of Charleston and then return and you feel like you're miles away from all the tourists. We did have to pay for parking ($12), but to be able to be so close to everything and not need your car, the parking fee was totally acceptable. We can highly recommend this quaint inn to everyone!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie H, Manager at Ansonborough Inn, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you were pleased with so much about your time with us! I am also glad to know that you were able to explore the hotel and take in the great views from the rooftop terrace. I am also pleased to hear that the staff, the room, and the complimentary offerings all surpassed your expectations. Thank you again for the great review--I hope to see you in the future!
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My family (2 girls and my wife) enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It's a great location, we were able to walk to all the main downtown sites. We stayed in a premium loft room. It was enormous across two levels. Our girls loved having their own space (as did we). The only strange thing is the kitchenette in the room has no cutlery or crockery (rendering it pretty useless). There's a bit of noise in the mornings with trucks coming and going from the supermarket opposite. The windows don't seem to be properly sound proofed. The staff are so friendly and helpftul. The building's magnificently restored and full of character. We enjoyed being in a small intimate hotel. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The premium loft rooms are excellent for a family. Plenty of space for all and great value.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review on TripAdvisor! I am so glad you were able to experience one of our premium lofts. They are among our newest rooms and are perfect for families sharing a room. It's great to know that our staff were friendly and welcoming and that you enjoyed your time with us. Although we don't have kitchen items in the room, we are always happy to bring silverware and plates to our guests. Thanks again for the terrific review and I hope to see you and your family in the future!
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Clemson, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Nice old Inn, helpful staff, nice breakfast, and afternoon wine and cheese all part of the package. At the "end" of Charleston, and within walking distance of most everything. Comfortable. We had a double bed suite, large bathroom. In good weather you can take afternoon drinks to the roof seating area and enjoy a fine water view, and area view of Charleston itself. In the past I have stayed in a ground floor suite and that was great, separate sitting room and bedroom.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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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 nice review on TripAdvisor! It's great to hear that you have stayed with us more than once and that you have enjoyed your time with us on each occasion. I am also happy to hear that you found breakfast and wine & cheese to be pleasamt and our location to be convenient. Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your visit to Charleston--I am so glad that you had a great visit. Thanks again for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor--I hope to see you again in the future!
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Paramus, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Our stay at this beautiful inn was wonderful. We were there to attend my daughter's wedding on the cruise ship. Everything is conveniently located. Jake, Ben and the staff were warm, friendly, and helpful. The rooms were spacious and immaculate. Planning to come back in the spring.

Room Tip: Suites on the third floor are amazing
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us TripAdvisor! I am so glad to hear that you chose to stay at the Ansonborough Inn on such a special occasion as your daughter's wedding. It's great to know that everything about your stay was pleasant and the staff was able to assist you with anything you might have needed. We can't wait to welcome you back! Thanks again for the great review!
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BELMONT, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I've lost count of the number of visits to the Ansonborough Inn, it must be at least 15, but each trip is better than the last. We have chosen this inn for about 10 of our anniversaries. The staff is pleasant, professional and most have been there a long time, and this speaks volumes about the quality of the management and owners. The accomodations are excellent and no two are exactly alike. We have stayed in about every type and level of rooms and have been well pleased with all of them. Having never experienced any delay or confusion in our reservations at check-in, we are confident that when we arrive there will be no surprises and we will get exactly what we reserved. The property and amenities continue to improve. The rooftop lounge has been upgraded and is a nice place to relax. Hopefully the staff will consider having the afternoon receptions there when weather permits. The breakfast offerings have been increased and there is a very nice selection. If you have never tried the Ansonborough Inn, try it, I'm sure you will like it.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 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 wonderful review on TripAdvisor! Nothing pleases me more than hearing from our regular guests that we have become part of their "Charleston Experience." It's great to know that you have enjoyed the changes and improvements we have made over the years. One of the most rewarding parts of this job is seeing our regular guests time and time again--nothing makes me happier than seeing a familiar face walk through our doors! Thanks again for the great review on TripAdvior, for your continued support of the Ansonborough Inn, and for sharing us with your friends and family!
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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My brother stays there frequently for business so my wife and I stayed there on a recent weekend visit. We had three rooms with my two brothers staying there as well. Great room with high ceilings, very friendly staff, grocery store right next door and walking distance to anywhere we wanted to go in Charleston.

  • 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, December 31, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you and your brothers enjoyed your time at the Ansonborough Inn and that you found our staff to be accommodating and pleasant. It's great to know that one of our regular guests is so fond of us, that they are "sharing" us with their family. Thank you so much for choosing the Ansonborough Inn and for the great review on TripAdvisor! I hope to see you again soon!
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Address: 21 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Charleston
#14 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#17 Family Hotel in Charleston
#26 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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