But we won't be staying there again.
The Barksdale House certainly does have a number of things going for it. The house, built shortly after 1800, has all the antique charm of old Charleston. There's a nice porch overlooking a private courtyard with a fountain. There's afternoon cookies, ice tea and sherry in the common area downstairs. The rooms are spacious.
But our mattress was hard as a rock. And the Continental breakfast they serve during the week was, in our eyes, pretty much what you'd get at Holiday Inn Express: Bagels, English muffins, pre-made waffles, some cut-up fruit, cereal. Nothing homemade or even special.
We've stayed in a good many bed & breakfasts, and just about all of them have put out far more effort than the folks at Barksdale House.
- 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