We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful inn. I liked it because it was different from being in a chain hotel as it had its own personality, kind of nautical/pre-revolutionary with original oil paintings everywhere. The check in area is in an atrium lobby, but only 3 stories high, so not echo-ey. Lovely fireplace and couches for hanging out, and easy access to our room on the second floor. We did have a little noise the first night - someone with high heels walking back and forth in the room above ours, it seemed on bare wood floors, but didn't hear a peep the rest of the trip. Got a beautiful suite for our 4 day stay - after requesting to be moved from the first room we were shown, on noisy street level. Host couldn't be more accommodating and professional. Wine and cheese varied night to night - some nights better!, same for breakfast, but all nice touches, and something to look forward to. Deck on top of hotel looks promising, (adding a bar soon?) nice view of port and bridge to Mount Pleasant. Would definitely stay there again, but request a room off of the first floor, or at least away from the main roadway. Being next to high end grocery store a bonus!