My mom used to say it doesn't cost anything to be clean and nice. But for $200 a night I am expecting both, I got neither. My first look at our room and I wanted to run, that night I was laying in bed thinking "How can I get out of a non refundable room?" In the 4 days here I hardly got any sleep, forget "romantic' which is why we flew all the way from Texas to Charleston. No sex happening in this filthy, dirty, noisy place. First its dirty, really dirty, and so noisy! We stayed in Room 11 in the back on the bottom floor, backed up next to the 24 hr parking lot, the place where drunk college kids stumble back to the college across the street. My breakfast the first morning was freezer burned waffles (did I mention $200 bucks a night????) Floor creaks, bed creaks, walls are paper thin and NO ONE respects the "Shhhhh I'm sleeping" sign I put on the door! I wasn't really I couldn't but it would have been nice if anyone tried to be quiet.
Example: 10p-11p, people above us walking around, neighbors next to us talking, TV's going, parking lot, car alarms beeping, kids screaming, college kids at 1-2 am drunk stumbling yelling to each other, then 5 am every day (except sunday) garbage trucks, beeping, tossing trash cans...noisy trunks....ALL NIGHT LONG it was something. Then in the morning you head over and are faced with a crappy breakfast. Instead of going on and on about how dirty, I'm posting pictures. This place seems to be in a great location, but with it being next to a parking lot and across from the college, and no insulation for noise, its not....keep looking. I saw a Days Inn, and a Hampton Inn, they may cost more, but I'm kicking myself for not looking harder and paying more. This place could be wonderful, but no one there seems to care to put any effort or work into it. I liked Pam the lady putting the breakfast out on the weekends, and my husband liked the fruit. They had free parking. That's all the nice things I can say about this place. It really stinks because that was our one and only trip we will ever make to Charleston. :(
- 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