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“Weekend Getaway”

Motoryacht Southern Comfort
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Motoryacht Southern Comfort
Ranked #57 of 62 Hotels in Charleston
1 review
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“Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My wife and I had been married about 4 months, and we went down in January to get out of Charlotte for the weekend, the weather was a little cold, but the boat was so nice. We took advantage of the free taxi into town and went and walked around the shops. The boat was clean and a great spot to escape to. It was quiet and peaceful. We can't wait to get down there when the weather is warmer next time.

Kelly and Dane Robinson

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

My daughter just turned nine while we were on vacation in Charleston and we stayed on Southern Comfort for her birthday. It's a gorgeous vessel with lots of amenities and a great view! Chris, the owner was very accommodating with our scheduling and booking and promptly answered any questions I had. We had a WONDERFUL time! (My daughter even watched Jaws for the first time onboard thanks to the extensive media library!) Thanks again to the McIntires for sharing this beautiful boat with us and helping make lifelong memories! I plan to make this an annual event! We will definitely be staying again!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We booked the yacht for my friend's bachelorette party for the weekend of July 4th. We've had the reservation for quite awhile and just a few days ago they informed us that we could not use the yacht because the last group caused too much damage to it. We are now stuck, 2 weeks out, trying to find a new place to stay in Charleston for the 4th of July which is basically impossible. I think Southern Comfort handled this situation horribly - terrible customer service.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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10 Thank Gretchen K
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Let me start by saying that we did truly enjoy our stay on the Southern Comfort, and had plans to return. However, the memory of our trip has been tainted by Chris, the boat owners after charges.

Our trip coordinator works in vacation rentals, and had the due diligence to contact Chris is advance to make sure our balance was paid in full before check in, to which he replied "yes we are all set and ready for your arrival". Which apparently was not the case by any means.

We had arranged to set up for a surprise bachelorette party prior to our entire party arriving, and when we got there we discovered the prior guests were still on board. We had to leave the decorations and come back with the rest of the group, and still realized that Chris was still cleaning and not ready for our stay. He did not finish cleaning until 3:30 pm, over 3 hours past our check in time.

That could have been overlooked, if it wasn't for Chris contacting us the day after check out saying that we owed a balance due to an extra guest and not paying in full upon check in. Neither charge was mentioned when our party checked in, or when we contacted Chris in advance. He was notified that we would have an additional guest, and did not mention their being a charge per guest per night, only the total charge for the rental of the weekend.

Bottom line, we enjoyed our stay and hoped to return but clearly this is the boat owners end game. If you would like this experience I suggest renting through a company and not directly through the owner as he seems to fraudulently charge his guests after their stay for erroneous charges and damages.

  • Stayed May 2014
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9 Thank Hatkeyes
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MotorYachtSoCo, Owner at Motoryacht Southern Comfort, responded to this review, 13 June 2016
As anyone knows there are charges for "extra guests" when staying at a hotel, bed and breakfast or even a resort. Every now and then someone with try to "sneak" aboard extra guests. The usual excuse is "they only stayed one night" or they just took a shower. In this case the excuse it "we didn't know we would have to pay extra".

Our confirmation clearly states the total number of guests and it didn't include the "stowaway".

Housekeeping is our biggest non-fixed expense, and for some reason two guests are fairly easy to clean up after, four guests create nearly five times the work load, so when this becomes 8 guests when it was supposed to be less it puts a strain on our crew.

Had we known they had more people aboard than they had told us they would have been removed from the property.
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Rochester, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We loved the ship and had a wonderful time until the owner charged our credit card for charges more than a month after our stay and confused us with prior visitors. we had such high hopes for a return stay once our daughter goes to college in Charleston but will know have to find different lodging.

Please beware and make sure that all is explained to you before and after your stay .

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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8 Thank Alexis T
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MotorYachtSoCo, Manager at Motoryacht Southern Comfort, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
The guests requested additional food items, which were delivered to the guests. The additional items were charged to the mother-in-law's credit card after Alexis T's departure. As with any hotel, outstanding charges not paid at check-out are processed when the account is settled.

The $100.00 charge remains in dispute.

We encourage everyone to search the reviews on Southern Comfort. Ten years, more than 1000 guests have produced more than 100 reviews that give Motoryacht Southern Comfort the highest possible rating. Many of our guests return year after year.

In Alexis' own words "Wonderful Stay" spoiled by guests that try to rob property owners.
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Property: Motoryacht Southern Comfort
Address: 17 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401-1190
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #57 of 62 Hotels in Charleston
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The Motoryacht Southern Comfort is a great way to see historic Charleston from a totally unique perspective, aboard your own private yacht. ... more   less 

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