My wife and I stayed in the Carriage House on the first floor for two nights in April. Every other hotel room in this area (i.e. easy walking distance to the lower peninsula attractions) was at least $50/night more expensive so I decided to give this place a shot. The building and room have an old-world feel with hardwood floors (even in the bathroom) and antique-style furniture. The bathroom was clean and the tile in the bath/shower appeared to be fairly new. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, which was served at reasonable hours and included fruit and English muffins. It was great to be able to walk just a few minutes to food and sightseeing, and the free parking was a nice perk. I was disappointed by the noise of the building door slamming a few times. Even the staff did this on at least one occasion. When I went in and out I used the key to turn the knob - not sure why no one else was capable of this. The other guests were older folks who were otherwise very quiet so we had no trouble getting enough sleep (even an afternoon nap). If you plan on getting freaky or bringing kids then you might want to consider a newer hotel that is more soundproof. If you and your significant other want to stay at a great location for a fair price and can deal with a quirk or two then the Barksdale Inn is worth a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barksdale House Inn, built in 1778, is your home away from home while exploring the city of Charleston. Located within the historic district of downtown Charleston, we are within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and Market Street. This Inn offers 14 rooms with en suite bathrooms, complimentary breakfast, newspaper, wireless access and complimentary parking to get you ready for your day exploring our beautiful city of magnificent homes, gardens, and parks along with Charleston's unique southern hospitality and history.All rooms are non-smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barksdale House Hotel Charleston