I'm torn because I really want to write a raving review but unfortunately nothing really jumped out at me except for the awesome location in the battery. It is about 2 or 3 blocks from the water and walking distance from the market and its many restaurants.
We stayed in the carriage house with friends of ours for the weekend. The rooms upstairs were small but adequate and shared a full bath. Downstairs had a nice living room and half bath. The b&b was clean but as another poster said earlier, we were disappointed that the rooms were not made up daily. It wouldn't be a deal breaker if we decided to stay here again but its something you come to expect (especially at $200/night).
The hosts offered breakfast tailored to your liking. The day before you tell them what you'd like out of about 3 or 4 options provided. It was a nice way to begin the day and we enjoyed their hospitality and expertise about what the city had to offer. In the evenings beer and wine was offered on the deck.
A couple other things worth mentioning are the climate arrangement and parking. The thermastat (at least in the carriage house) is to be set on 72 which wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't actually 75 (I have a thermometer on my watch). We realize that we are warm natured but we leave our AC on 70 max. If you want a cooler environment or find it difficult to sleep when its 75 I would reconsider. The other minor detail that I had was that the hosts advertise "off street parking" although it seemed like they were frustrated when I wanted to park in the driveway the last night there (and I was the vehicle all the way in the back as not to inconvenience anyone). FYI: Street parking is only 2 hours at a time although apparently not enforced at night.
My wife and I are in our 30's and might better enjoy a hotel but an older generation might be able to appreciate the decor and ambiance reflected in this B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Snowden family constructed the present Greek Revival house in the early 1840's and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 15 Church Street Bed & Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House Hotel Charleston
- 15 Church Street Bed And Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House