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Shem Creek Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Shrimpboat Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464   |  
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Ranked #6 of 18 hotels in Mount Pleasant
Brevard, North Carolina
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“Great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband stays here whenever he's in Charleston for business. He brought me to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Great room on creekside - excellent choice of restaurants and bars all around. I know that they can't control the weather, so I'm wondering just how they provided beautiful thunderstorms each evening? Perfect for viewing from our deck!

Room Tip: Corner rooms have larger decks. A/C unit was loud, but once you get used to it, it drowns out other...
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  • Stayed June 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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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
We are delighted that your husband has found a "home away from home" with us during his business travels and congratulations on your 25th anniversary. Thank you for continued business.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed for one night at this location with my mother and mother-in-law this past spring for a "girls getaway", and had a fabulous time. My husband and I recently stayed for two nights and also very much enjoyed ourselves. We had a king room, creek side and had very easy access to the outside bar area of the restaurant next door, which worked out just fine for us! It's a great place, with a fabulous happy hour and great views. Desean checked us in and when my husband asked if they had premium channels, (no, they don't, but I wasn't there to watch television anyway!) the two of them had a "bonding moment", over a shared love of a certain show. It made the experience very personal, and I appreciated Desean's attitude and friendliness.
The room itself was very nice, I have read prior reviews about the noise and the sliding doors not working well. It would seem that these issues have been addressed, because the door locked perfectly and the noise was all but nil once it was closed.
I also love the close proximity to the water taxi into Charleston, and the beautiful walk along the Shem Creek itself. Wonderful, affordable place.

Room Tip: Creek side rooms will definitely offer a fabulous view!
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  • Stayed June 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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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experiences during your stay with us. It pleases us to know that we took care of our guests. And yes, there were several other reviews commenting on the balcony doors but we are happy to say that these were replaced in May.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

If you work in downtown the rates for rooms have gone insane! Shem creek fills the need for reasonable travel expences.ask to join the Captains Club. Not the newest but clean and comfortable.Greay tiki bar to relax after work.I plan to stop going downtown and let the tourist have it.4 great resturants within walking distance

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
That is great news! We appreciate you choosing us for your business travels to the Charleston area. With a desk in each room, free Wi-Fi and several restaurants just steps away, this is the ideal location for business and leisure travelers.
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been coming to Charleston every year for 15 years or so and always stay in Mount Pleasant. After 4-5 years we decided to try this place and we have stayed at Shem Creek Inn ever since. It is not a luxury hotel by any means. It needed some upgrading and looks like they are doing some things like new locks, sliding glass doors, and A/C. The breakfast is weak compared to places like Hampton Inns but there are many great breakfast places within walking distance. Stay here for the location to downtown and relaxing view of the creek area with it's frolicking dolphins, busy boaters, and folks coming and going to the outdoor bar scene on the creek. We love it here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
We are happy that you found us and have choose to return often. We appreciate the business and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Shem Creek Inn while we were in Charleston for a short getaway and shopping. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! We were able to walk to some of the best seafood restaurants in the area. The views of the creek, fishing boats, and marsh were fantastic from our balcony. Rooms not fancy but adequate. Reminiscent of an old time beach house. Great short stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for spending your mini vacation with us and we hope to see you again real soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We first discovered Shem Creek Inn 7 years ago, and fell in love with the place. We felt it was the best kept secret in the Charleston area. It was so restful to sit on the pool deck with a drink from the bar next door and watch the boats come and go on the creek. We ate at two of the nearby restaurants on that trip and had wonderful food. Fast forward to this year, and we discovered that the secret is out! Two of the nights we were there, the bar was taken over by some sort of corporate cocktail party, and we couldn't even get a drink and the noise level was awful. This hotel definitely needs some updating, particularly in the parking lot, which was a sea of muddy puddles from a recent rain. There is not enough parking under the roof, and there is a lot of traffic from people visiting nearby bars and restaurants. The breakfast is just bare bones - skip it and go to Locklear's Low Country Grill on Coleman Blvd. They have the best breakfast we've had in Charleston and it was relatively inexpensive. This is still a very convenient place to stay being so close to Patriot's Point and to the area plantations. It's easy to get on and off the main bridge to Charleston, and we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Stay on the marsh side if you want quiet. You can always go out on the dock to watch the boats come...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
We have used "Charleston's Best Kept Secret" as a catch phrase for many years but it does seem that the "cat is out of the bag". Indeed the creek has become a very popular spot. This is a great place though, to park your car and never have to get back it in until departure day. So many awesome things to do and see right here and just steps away.
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Wonderful bacony veiw and a wonderful resturant right next door. Cocktails on the water either in your room or at the water front bar and good food. Many more resturants with in walking distance. A short drive to Charleston historic downtown and all of the attractions. Old Mt Pleasant is a wonderful site.

Room Tip: Creek front over looking the pool
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ShemCreekInn-Manager, General Manager at Shem Creek Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for sharing this information with other Tripadvisor readers. Our balconies are spectacular and improved since we just completed installing new balcony doors in all rooms.
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Address: 1401 Shrimpboat Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Mount Pleasant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Mount Pleasant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shem Creek Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by lowcountry wetlands there is something here for everyone. From bird watching to seeing the change in the tides and watching the gracefullness of the dolphins jumping near the shrimp boats. Let our courteous staff welcome you to your home away from home. Offering you a clean and comfortable atmosphere with outstanding customer service. We are "Charleston's Best kept Secret". ... more   less 
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