Tired from my drive, I was excited to finally get into bed. The inn had called me on my way down, and right off the bat it was very pleasant, I had high hopes. When I arrived, all the directions were very clear and easy, the room was a refreshing temperature, and was clean and simple. Not a lot of junk and clutter, not dusty, musty or smelly. I slept like a baby. Let me tell you about these beds, OH MY. I could have slept for days. OH! and the sound machine, I can’t sleep without noise so that was wonderful. Overall, I loved it. I felt welcomed and appreciated. If a room is available, make a reservation. Great spot, and a great host. Nicely done.
I stay at Palmer's Pinckney Inn as often as I can when I travel to Charleston. It is just 1 block away from the Market and easy walking distance to pretty much anything I want to do. It is family owned and operated and everyone has always been welcoming. This is a converted old home, so has a lot of the charm including an original hand painted mural in the entry to the Equestrian and Parisian Rooms. I would recommend to couples and single travelers that want to be close to the action.
We stayed in the Charles Rice Room (not sure if this is the correct name) for 2 nights and the Cottage Room for 1 night, both at the top of the stairs. Nothing bad to say about this b&b at all! It's incredibly charming/lots of character, clean, comfortable and with an amazing central location that is walkable to pretty much everything! The staff are beyond friendly and helpful. The actual facility and staff (Carla, Martha, Angela) made our first trip to Charleston really memorable and we'll definitely make a point to stay there again when we come back! It's also a really great deal in the area at a good price point. All in all, if you want a less commercial, more 'authentic' experience in Charleston, stay here!
I think when you come to a charming city like Charleston you’re looking for a charming experience, and Palmer’s Pinckney is exactly that. Located a block away from Charleston City Market, the neighborhood is fantastic for wandering. The rooms are a little bit twee in a good way - my Paris-themed room had lovely touches like an in-room gas fireplace, a sound machine, a comfy king bed, and robes in the bathroom with a rainfall shower. There’s a super cute Carribean bar/restaurant called Cane’s Rhum Bar a block away, lots of historic homes and churches and shops on the surrounding blocks, and your next door neighbor is a horse stable for carriage tours. This is not a 5 star luxury resort but it’s lovely, comfy, and cost $99 on Christmas weekend. Highly recommend.
We knew we were getting the smallest room, but wanted to be downtown and the price was right. The last part was our own fault because you get what you pay for. The bathroom had a layer of dust on the baseboard, the shower was mildewy and the shower door stuck often. The door to the bathroom squeaked so badly, that any night time visit would certainly wake your partner. Oh, and there are no curtains (just a tiny valance) on the window so any resident in the apartment right across the way gets the benefit of a free show. The bed that everyone described as wonderful was also a big disappointment. The mattress felt like it was 30 years old with sagging in the middle that reminded us of the poor bedragled horses next door that need to drag around all the tourists in town. The people there are super sweet, but the stay was less so. The door had a deadbolt but were we advised that it doesn't always work so we probably shouldn't use it. The expectation was a charming B&B, but instead it was just an old house with furniture that looked like it was picked up on special.…