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“Felt like home in this charming quaint little b&b in the heart of everything Charleston has to offer!!”

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Palmer's Pinckney Inn
Ranked #18 of 40 Charleston B&B and Inns
dkirk05
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“Felt like home in this charming quaint little b&b in the heart of everything Charleston has to offer!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2009

My husband and I just spent 2 nights at the Pinckney Inn over this last weekend. We could not have been more satisfied with our choice. I am a person who searches and searches for just the right place at just the right price when we go to visit and stay some where. After much search and comparisons, I found the Pinckney. I read other reviews and we were a bit nervous, but we were not disappointed after arriving there. The Equestrian room was on the first floor and it is lovely. Nicely decorated with antiques, gas fireplace, beautiful king bed and tiled bath with jacuzzi tub. And free wifi was available too in our room. We fell in love with the ambiance and old colonial world feel of the Inn. The Inn is such a great representation of the Charleston charm and feel you get when visiting there.
Cindy met us upon arrival, took us to our room, explained everything to us, made sure we were satisfied with our room and answered any questions we had with a smile and friendly conversation. After leaving on Sunday, we feel like we've made a new friend.
As for the Inn, yes, it's next to a horse barn, but you could not smell anything inside the Inn. There was always a pleasant smell in the room. The room was clean and bed very comfortable. Yes, the parking was tight, but in the city, it's expected and we felt lucky to have the free parking compared to other places we've stayed in Charleston, we paid from $12-$19 a night. Cindy made sure we got our truck in without problems and once we parked, everything is in such close walking distance, we never moved the truck again till we left. We loved having free run in the kitchen. We didn't have to wait till a certain hour to eat and food was always available if we got hungry for a snack at any hour. There was plenty to choose from for cereal, fruit, muffins and cookies (baked every day by Cindy), cottage cheese packages, a variety of breads and spreads, juice and milk, even wine if we had wanted a glass. Coffee was ready every morning by 8am and if you couldn't wait, there was a pot to fix our own in the foyer by our room. As if all that weren't enough, we could also have gone to the Palmer House on the battery for a full breakfast for a small fee if we chose. We felt very safe in the area, there were two locked doors to get into our room and a lock on the inside as well. There was some morning noise, but come on, you are in the middle of a city. We have stayed at several places in downtown Charleston and they all have their outside noise that is heard in the mornings. Yes, the rooms are a bit drafty, but it's a 200yr old building! There are bound to be some issues! This problem was addressed by the Inn with the gas fireplace, furnace was also running and there was also a portable heater in the room which we put in the bathroom to heat it for our showers. Cindy told us and showed us where the thermostat was if all that was not enough so we could turn the heat up if necessary. Cindy was there all day to help us and when she left, she made sure we had emergency numbers.
One of the best parts about our stay was being invited by Cindy and Ms Palmer at the Palmer House to join them for the Harbor boat parade party she had at the Inn on E. Battery. It was so much fun watching the decorated boats from the veranda and seeing the beautiful house with it's history.
We will be staying at the Pinckney Inn whenever we visit Charleston again. It is the best value we have gotten there for the price and all that's offered. If you are expecting 5star accommodations and need to be waited on then this may not be the place for you, but if you are looking for a place with charm and that homey feeling then this is it!
Thank you again Cindy for all you attention and hospitality. You truly help to make the Inn the great place that it is!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2009

I thought this place was lovely - very comfortable, charming without being over the top, clean and cozy. It was walking distance to everything, and we loved exploring the town on foot, then coming back to the room for afternoon naps. The walls were very thin, but we weren't bothered (still not good for light sleepers). We booked an extra room for a friend who became ill and couldn't come to Charleston - Cindy was very helpful in canceling the booking. We really appreciated her ensuring that our friend's illness didn't affect our weekend vacation.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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charlotte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

After reading the reviews we knew exactly what to expect, so had no problem with the few things that others complained about. Cindy had everything ready for us and we thoroughly enjoyed 24 hour kitchen priviledges without having to worry about intruding on the owners of a regular B&B. Our rooms were pleasant with everything we needed. Roosters crowing across town at 4 AM were part of the charm, as were the amazing horses in the stable next door. If you get the chance to go to the main Palmer house on the Battery be sure to enjoy a glass on wine on the second floor porch overlooking the water. It was a wonderful look into one of the great old homes of Charleston. Be aware that there are no entry signs as it is still a private home and signage is not allowed.

The Pinkney house is certainly perfect if you like a central location with every kind of restuarant and bar just minutes away. We went from live Dixieland jazz at Duffy's Tavern to accoustic guitar at the church converted to a bar (Mad River?). Great fun and yummy pecan samples all along the market square! Don't miss King Street, the farmers market on Marion Square, Jestine's, Hyman's Seafood and Deli.

Thanks Cindy.
Dearsley, Bob and Ann

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

My fiance and I stayed here this past weekend. Although tempted to change our reservations due to bad reviews, I was glad I didn't. We stayed in the Cottage Room. It is very clean, quaint. We arrived late, let the inn keeper know ahead of time, and had no trouble getting our keys upon arrival. Cindy was wonderful. She was courteous, helpful -even arranged for our transportation to the airport at the end of our stay. Although we did not partake of the breakfast offered, we did help ourselves to snacks and beverages in the evening. You couldn't have wanted for more in the kitchen. The only negative thing I could find was that if you are a light sleeper like I am - a rooster woke me up at 6am every morning and you do hear the dumpsters being emptied. But that would not deter me from staying there again. I did not smell the horse barns inside the room and the smell outside was not enough to deter us from sitting on the porch in the evening. The inn definately gave me a feeling of the old south! I believe it truly is a great value, cozy room and fantastic location!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2009

We first stayed at Palmer's Pinckney Inn in Feb. 2009. We immediately fell in love with its charm, location and staff. It is the most reasonably priced room in Downtown Charleston and only 1 block from the City Market, Restaurants and Bars. We were invited each morning to breakfast and each evening for wine for a nominal fee at the Palmer House, just a short walk along the Battery. If a full breakfast wasn't what we craved, Palmer's Pinckney Inn had a full kitchen with a continental breakfast in the morning and beverages/snacks available all day. The rooms were immaculate and very private. The decorations were most charming and the beds are so comfortable. Cindy at the Pinckney and the staff at the Palmer were so helpful and friendly. We felt like guests in their home! We won't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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charleston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2009

This is our 2nd trip to Palmer's Pinckney Inn to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have also stayed at the other Palmer Inn on the battery but prefer the location of this inn much better. We live in Charleston and LOVE visiting at this inn to be a tourist in our own city! It is a great location and the inn provides parking which is a nice bonus. You can walk to all shopping, nighlife and restaurants. The rooms are all unique and classy and the beds are comfortable. The innkeeper Cindy has become a friend of ours. She is so helpful and is always baking something good to eat. She makes the best coffee, too. We are so glad we found a little paradise away from home to visit any time we like. LOVE the Cottage Room, so quaint and cozy!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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pinckney, Inn Keeper at Palmer's Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2009
I am so glad you choose The Palmer's Pinckney Inn for your anniversary. You are a pleasure to have here. I'm glad you enjoyed the goodies and the coffee. I feel a forever connection has taken place. Hope to see you again soon!
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Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2009

While it is conveniently located, Palmer's Pinckney (spelled three ways on signage and literature) is a fairly rickety structure located between carriage tour horse barns which have daily dumpster pickup at 7 to 8 a.m. complete with clanging and loud back-up signal beeps. Since the heat for the entire upper floor is controlled by a single thermostat and the doors have no weatherstripping, the experience can approach sleeping on the street, albeit on a soft mattress.
The rocking chairs on the landing foreshadowed the rocking toilet and sink in the bathroom which had a useless, drafty door opening to the small foyer for two rooms.
If your definition of "Continental Breakfast" is drawn from stays ay Holiday Inn Express, expect much less selection and DIY convenience. The breakfast offerings were not restocked as the week progressed, so if you ate the last serving of Frosted Flakes on Wednesday, don't expect have Frosted Flakes on Thursday. The attendant did, however, bake cookies and brownies daily.
The return air vent was encrusted, so a working HVAC was not necessarily a good thing.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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pinckney, Cindy/Inn Keeper at Palmer's Pinckney Inn, responded to this review, 10 April 2009
On behave of all of the staff here at The Palmer’s Pinckney Inn, I, Cindy, the Inn Keeper, would like to state that we try to make every guest feel at home when they arrive and do every thing in our power to make a stay at The Palmer’s Pinckney Inn as comfortable as possible.
We clearly state on our website we are right next to the horse stables. It would only make sense for the garbage pick-up to be an everyday occurrence. We have since spoken to the parties involved to have pick-up later than 7:00am and are diligent on getting this matter taken care of.
It is an old structure, as it was built in 1868. The Inn, as most old homes do, certainly does have an “old charm” and feel to it, as most old homes do. That “old charm” is part of the experience in staying at The Palmer’s Pinckney Inn. The house, being built over 100 years ago, had to have bathrooms placed in them as not to interfere with the unique structure of the interior of the house.
When staying at the Inn, all guests have an extra key to have access to the kitchen for their convenience. We like our guest to have that “at home” feeling, that is why we offer our continental breakfast as self serve. We keep on hand at all times freshly made goodies, including breakfast items such as muffins,(or cinnamon pull apart rolls, which must have been enjoyed, as most of it was gone by the end of breakfast), bagels, breads of different variety and cereals of different variety. If we run out of items, we replace them as soon as time allows.
As it is so busy at times, I (Inn Keeper), do my best to keep the rooms clean, but as in any household, sometimes things get overlooked. The vent has been taken care of and I will take more care in the future.
We want everyone’s stay to be as comfortable as possible, but for some, a typical hotel setting that they are familiar with would be more suitable for them.
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Property: Palmer's Pinckney Inn
Address: 19 Pinckney St, Charleston, SC 29401-2005
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located right in the heart of downtown Charleston! Convenient for walking to shopping and dining spots. Pet friendly in every room! 4 rooms with kings size beds and working fireplaces. All private baths, 2 rooms with jacuzzi tubs. Access to kitchen, continental breakfast, refreshments available. Plus, homemade muffins, cookies and other goodies. ... more   less 
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