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!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Palmer`s Pinckney Hotel Charleston