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“Could be so much nicer...” 3 of 5 stars
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1776 Mansfield Road, Georgetown, SC 29440   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Georgetown B&B and Inns
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 hotel reviews
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“Could be so much nicer...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Unfortunately, Mansfield plantation was a disappointment. The gardens and exterior of the buildings are quite lovely, with a big lawn, live oaks covered in Spanish Moss, and all of the things that evoke the lyrical stereotype of a Southern Plantation. Our room, though nicely furnished and clean, had an awful smell of mold that just wouldn't go away; the bathroom was old and is in need of a major update. The mattress was lumpy, way too soft, and I paid for this with a terrible backache for the next two weeks. This is not really acceptable for a place that charges $200 a night. Breakfast was just ok, as was the attention and service. Some more investment to get rid of the humidity that is causing the moldy smell and an upgraded bathroom would make this a truly lovely place. A little more genuine warmth in terms service would also be welcome.

Room Tip: Avoid the Lancet room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MansfieldPlantation, Owner at Mansfield Plantation, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
We are pleased to let you know that there are all new beds and mattresses in the Lance and Izard rooms. Your feedback helps us make necessary improvements to our bed and breakfast, and we are grateful that you took the time to share your opinion.

We look forward to your return visit!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Just returned from Mansfield Plantation and found it beautiful. The innkeeper is very knowledgeable about the plantation and makes a fantastic breakfast. We plan on going back next visit to the beach area.

MG in Lake Wylie

Room Tip: We stayed in the Mann room but the kitchen house is also great.
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  • Stayed February 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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Pretoria
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19 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stayed two nights in the Lancet Room. The mansion and guest houses are very special, the location is unique, worth visiting. The owners have really invested heavily to make this place nice and the have achieved a lot, I can only imagine how much work and money this has required. B&B is children and pet friendly which is great.
A few comments. The Lancet room needs serious updating, the mattress is absolutely lumpy, my back hurts, seriously for a US$ 200 a night B&B this cannot be. The bathroom can easily take a week of serious repair, painting, fixtures changed. Moreover the room is moldy and smells unfortunately. Service is OK but nothing memorable. I was asked to settle the bill as I was having my breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MansfieldPlantation, Owner at Mansfield Plantation, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your response. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and welcome your feedback.

I am please to inform you that we have made many updates to the Lance Room, including a new, king bed and mattress set. Your comments are much appreciated, as it helps helps us make Mansfield a better experience for all future guests.

We hope you'll plan another visit soon—the changing seasons always bring about new migratory birds and changing blooms.
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and i enjoyed our stay in the upper room of the old kitchen. perfect...a view of the water out the bedroom window, breakfast was very yummy and we even managed to use up a few calories on a bike ride along the plantation dikes. ( bikes provided!)
Would recommend to others and would love to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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133 reviews 133 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My fiancee and I recently celebrated our new engagement with an overnight trip up the coast to Georgetown. We decided on Mansfield Plantation due to the positive reviews and the seeming serenity of the plantation, which was entirely confirmed upon driving up the dirt road to get to the facility.

Kathryn, the innkeeper greeted us even in the rain and showed us the room (the Rutledge Room in the School House), which appeared to be in good order. We had guests next door from Germany and everyone else staying at the plantation was kind and friendly, including at breakfast the next morning. That evening, we ate dinner in downtown Georgetown (10 minutes away) and the next day we went to Brookgreen Gardens (highly recommended).

The quality of the bed was standard, nothing to rave about, but a comfortable night's rest. The bathroom could use a bit of an update, but that can oftentimes be tricky in historic structures. Breakfast in the morning was very tasty with fresh ingredients and good coffee.

The only disappointing aspect of our trip was that some parts of the grounds were not really in the best of shape. We attempted to ride bikes while we there and found them to be haphazardly scattered in the barn near the plantation home. The barn itself appeared really trashed, and it appeared was a staging or trash area for future or ongoing improvements to the estate. The bikes themselves were a bit difficult to work with and needed to be cleaned and maintained better.

The plantation itself is a labor of love and work continues to occur to make repairs and improvements. Nowhere was this more evident in the slave cabins, in which some of them were repaired and some were perhaps beyond repair. Beyond the rough appearances of some parts of the estate, this was a really great place to stay, and one where we would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Coral, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband was skeptical as we drove down the dirt road for over a mile....but this place was magical! So beautiful and peaceful and interesting. The manager was warm and welcoming. The fire pit was amazing. The room was comfortable and charming. The breakfast was fabulous. We will be back. I can't wait!

Room Tip: They all had so much charm!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

For a nature or history lover this place is absolutely amazing. The grounds keeper was very friendly and cooks a great full breakfast. I skipped lunch the whole weekend. The rooms are retro fitted into the original structures on the plantation. I choose the upstairs room as I liked the view over over the old rice fields. Although if you have hard time going up steps stay with the downstairs rooms. The upper rooms are up narrow old masonry stairs. Each room has it's own entrance so you can come a go without disturbing others. Most of the time my wife and I stayed on the plantation itself just enjoying the peace, watching the birds swinging under old growth oak trees with Spanish Moss handing down. Breakfast is in the main house and takes you back a couple hundred years in time as you eat at main dinning room each morning. I'm already planning for a return trip in the fall of the year. One side of me hates to write this review as I think they could easily charge much much more the rooms. Head a tails above any location I've stayed before and a great value to boot. Can't wait to return again.

Room Tip: Room prices are more or less by size. The cheaper rooms (one I stayed in) are a bit smaller but plen...
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  • Stayed June 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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Additional Information about Mansfield Plantation

Address: 1776 Mansfield Road, Georgetown, SC 29440
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Georgetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mansfield Plantation (ca. 1718) is a well-preserved, antebellum rice plantation on the banks of the Black River in Georgetown, South Carolina. Today, Mansfield still retains the old world charm and elegance of a bygone era. With over 1,000 acres of property, Mansfield Plantation offers guests the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life on a Southern Plantation.A gourmet breakfast buffet is served each morning in the main house, with offerings such as stuffed French toast, poached pears, and Kathryn's always-changing egg bake. Mansfield is sensitive to guests food allergies and preferences, so just ask!The plantation has three surrounding properties with unique guests suites in each. The North Guest House has four private suites, while the School House has two guest rooms. The Old Kitchen House has two lower-level suites and one upstairs suite. All nine guests suites have a private entrance, private bathroom, as well as many amenities from a modern hotel (satellite TV, coffee maker, mini fridge, etc.)Rent a room and stay for the weekend, or rent the entire plantation grounds! And look for Mansfield in "The Patriot", which was filmed on-location at Mansfield.As seen in Garden & Gun, Charleston Magazine, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, on CNN, and more! ... more   less 

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