We loved the situation of this historic 'bed and breakfast' in Charleston, South Carolina. It was very central for the riverside and also for the sights and shops of the city. It was a lovely area in which to walk with amazing architecture and history. A great location.
The house itself felt very historic and the owners and hosts, Jack and Annaleise, went out of their way to make you feel welcome and advise you on where to visit. Unfortunately, our room, the Blue Room, was situated on the top floor (4 storey house, no lift) and our luggage presented a small problem for us. Given that we were at the start of a three week transatlantic holiday we were not travelling lightly! The house was quirky due to its age and our bedroom floor ran off at a noticeable angle. My bed appeared to do so too! However not enough to cause a real problem and is one of the memories of our holiday. We found the bedroom basic though and while clean there was no luxury or comfort there.
Would recommend the house for it's location, history and attentive hosts but two nights was long enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Yates family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts. (Rates: $225.00-325.00) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 15 Church Street Bed & Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House Hotel Charleston
- 15 Church Street Bed And Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House