My wife and I are 30 and 28 years old, respectively, and we recently stayed at 15 Church Street for three days.
We thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations (we stayed in the Blue Room) and the company. Probably the most important thing to recognize before you book is what you're getting. This isn't a new-construction Ritz Carlton; it's a 170 year-old home in the heart of Charleston that survived four cannon shots during the Civil War. Yes, there is evident settling; yes, you can find a chip here or a crack there if you're searching for blemishes; and yes, the house is probably decorated exactly as it was when the owners' three children grew up in it: family photos, childrens' paintings (along with other local art), and similar quirky odds and ends.
You must be ready for this if you book 15 Church Street for your Charleston trip. That said, we wouldn't change anything about the house or our hosts, which we felt became our friends by the end of our trip. Every room we saw was spacious, clean, and comfortable. We looked forward to every personally prepared breakfast and the tasty treats and copious drinks we enjoyed each evening from 6-7 p.m. The home is charming, beautiful, and well-maintained. Overall, this was a terrific experience, and we hope to return someday.
Finally, I should mention that my wife was slow to accept BNBs. She typically goes for modern accommodations and contemporary decor. But through great experiences like our trip to 15 Church Street, she's turned a corner on this issue. She thoroughly enjoyed this stay - rustic, traditional, and all!
- 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 Snowden family constructed the present Greek Revival 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 ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons. ... 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