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.
- 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