My husband and I stayed at the Old Village Post House in mid-October for 2 nights.
We had intended to stay elsewhere, but had to change our plans due to a sick dog, and when we went to rebook our original choice was sold out.
All I can say is boy did we get lucky. We drove by our original choice during our stay, and although it looked nice enough, the location was much less attractive as far as what it offered - much less.
Everything at Old Village Post House is top notch - from the location, to the inn, to the staff, to the rooms, to the food.
Location - This is IT. If you want to experience a charming Mount Pleasant and be within walking distance to lots of things, look no further. In the quaint "old village" part of Mount Pleasant, where there is a Rexall, a great Bakery that is more than a bakery, and a few other cute shops, the inn (itself a beautiful old building that has been fully and tastefully renovated) is surrounded by beautiful old homes, and the water. We spent much of our first day just walking around the Village, looking at the homes, and walking to the water. Shem Creek is just a short bit away to have lunch/dinner/drinks on the water. Pitt Street Bridge is also a very short distance - a great spot for a beautiful view of downtown Charleston. You are also only minutes from downtown Charleston by car and easy access to the rest of Mount Pleasant and Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms.
The Inn/rooms - The inn has been renovated top to bottom, and is extremely tasteful and comfortable. One of our favorite spots was the outdoor courtyard, where we had breakfast every morning, and dinner one night. Our room, even though one of the least expensive, was very tastefully done with every comfort we could have wanted. We loved the guide that was provided with the history of the inn, and information on the area. We loved the wine glasses that were provided, the comfortable bed and the beautiful wallpaper in the bathroom and most of all that it was clean (pet peeve of mine). Being on the second floor, there was a bit of noise form the dining room, but nothing we couldn't sleep through. I wouldn't hesitate to book this room again as it's great value, but for anyone sensitive to noise at night, I would book the third floor.
Restaurant - We loved that there was a restaurant as part of the inn. And not just any restaurant but a highly regarded one. Great commute to dinner. There is a dining room, plus a tavern area, which is great if you'd like to be a more casual, as well as the courtyard. Breakfast is included in the room, and Sunday offers an outstanding brunch, included as well. We ate dinner here one night and everything was perfect. Really great food and service. We never felt rushed.
Staff - I always say that staff makes a place - that is if the room and location are also up to par. But a beautiful place with non-responsive or dismissive staff can really spoil what could have been a great experience.
The staff - every one of them - at the Old Village Post House are friendly, professional and superbly on top of their game. This is one well-managed inn/restraurant. Nothing was too big a deal for them - or if it was, it was never evident. They were there to take care of us, and twe felt very well cared for there.
Details count, and it's the little things that make a difference and that you remember. We ate dinner there on my birthday, and they surprised me by putting and candle in and paying for my dessert. Although not a big expense to them, it was the gesture that mattered, and that is so lacking in most places these days. I had not told the wait staff it was my birthday, I had mentioned it to the person who took our dinner reservation, who had passed it on. You feel special staying here.
The young woman who checked us in and made our dinner reservation, (who is from Salisbury, MA and whose name escapes me!) who I believe is the manager - is wonderful. Excellent at her job. Polished, warm, and professional. She is a real asset to Post House. I hope she never leaves!
My husband and I have stayed in Charleston, and many places around the world, and the Post House is at the top of our list for overall experience. The prices compared to Charleston are astoundingly less expensive, and the service much better and friendlier.
Now that we have found the Old Village Post House, we will not stay elsewhere when visiting the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful inn offers travelers gracious accommodations set in the heart of a quaint, historic fishing village. Only minutes from downtown and the beaches, guests can relax and enjoy in the peaceful surroundings of a harbor side neighborhood. The inn features six tastefully appointed guest rooms, and a fine dining restaurant that includes a tavern and courtyard. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Village Post House Hotel Mount Pleasant