I've stayed here twice. Once last year, and again recently. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon here last year (Oct 2012), and we came back this month (Oct 2013) to recreate memories. Bad Decision. We tried to check-in early to see if our room was available, but it was not. That's totally okay, but the one female staff member greeted us very rudely, and stated that we could not check-in, and did not even let us walk through the entry way. There was no "Welcome to the Inn, we are glad you are here, although sorry, but check-in is not for a few hours, do you need any information for the city?". The lady was very rude, and my wife actually ended up apologizing to her (which she really didn't need to, but thought this would help to lessen the intensity), and received no apology back, other than a flippant, "thanks for your feedback."
Needless to say, we were very disappointed. Also, there are some security issues. We walked into the bathroom to change, since we couldn't get into our room, and wanted to put on some clean clothes, and there was a little closet inside the bathroom, that had spare keys of all of the rooms - outrageous! I was a little scared to leave my stuff in the room. The place is very charming, and has a great location, but cleanliness is a big issue. The fan in the main public bathroom downstairs has mold/dust falling out of the fan, and our room (which was the nicest room in the place, room 2), had a tattered shower curtain, and lots of rough patches. This place would be a gem if they simply cleaned and painted a little better.
Last year, we came and stayed on a Monday, and the main Inn Keeper, who was a very nice woman was amazingly kind and gracious, however, this year, we stayed on a Sunday night, and seems like other staff runs the place on the weekends.
Overall, we wanted to love this place, and keep coming back to relive old memories throughout our lives, but sadly to say, this will be our last stay. There are some other amazing B&B's in the city, and for an extra $100, we will try one of these.
- 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