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Old Village Post House Inn
Seattle, Washington
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“Delightful”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Old Village Post House in April on a visit to Charleston. It is like staying at the home of a grandparent you didn't know you had. The rooms are old fashioned and charming. Our room, I forget what it was called but it had twin beds, was more roomy than it looked on line. Plenty of room. The bath is definitely dated and could use some updates. Everything is clean and well cared for. We were more than merely comfortable, I wished that we had more time at the Inn and in this neighborhood. Do take a chance to walk to the street end to see the view, beautiful, stately homes along the water. The area is beyond charming. You feel like a local. The breakfast was just fine, nothing special. Considering the prices for hotels and Inns in Charleston proper, this is an excellent value and a solid choice. Quieter I am sure than in Charleston proper, and of course the parking is free. I would absolutely stay again if we are lucky enough to be in Charleston again soon.

Room Tip: We were just above the restaurant and we did hear some noise, mostly in the morning, but it was usua...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Stafford VA
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The location is very convenient to the islands and Charleston. When we arrived the room temperature was very warm but we decided to give the A/C time to cool the room. We left to do some sightseeing and when we returned the room temp had actually increased. When I went to the front desk I received an alarming look when I mentioned that the A/C was set to 69F as apparently the unit is known to freeze up when set below 70F. There were no signs in the room warning that it should not be set that low and, in fact, it was set to that temp when we arrived. Fortunately the maintenance manager arrived shortly and the room was cool when we returned from dinner. We booked the Maverick suite for 3 adults but the suite is really not suitable for 3 adults as the pull-out sofa's mattress is in very poor shape and needed to be replaced. Additionally, while the website states "separate bedroom" there is no door separating the sitting room with pull-out sofa from the bedroom. Having stayed at Inns with similar room rates, we expected more comfortable beds and higher-quality linens. The restaurant was closed for repairs during our stay so we weren't able to try it. We were disappointed that they only served a continental breakfast and not a hot breakfast as most Inns with restaurants do. The website did not indicate a continental breakfast either. Finally, we did not see any staff at breakfast either morning to welcome guests, ensure they were taken care of, and to clean off the tables.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Old Village Post House. My wife and I wanted to experience Charleston, but didn't want to stay in the city proper, as all the hotels in town were either outside our desired price range or rumored to be rowdy.

Staying here in Mount Pleasant worked perfectly for us. It was a quiet and beautiful neighborhood. The inn itself was delightful. The inn had historic charm, but everything was extremely clean and comfortable. The staff was delightful and friendly.

The accommodations weren't deluxe or elegant but always extremely comfortable. Their tag line rang true: like staying at your best friend's house. This ran very true, but only if your friend keeps an impeccably clean and comfortable house!

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor. When we told the staff how nice and quiet it was, they said the third...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Our experience was nothing short of exceptional. It’s an older building, which presents some challenges, all met and overcome by a wonderful staff from the manager Katie to the housekeeper Elizabeth and everyone in between. This inn is very clean and is efficiently run. Everyone made us feel welcome and special.

It’s a very popular and busy place, so make your reservations well in advance. The rooms are priced well for the market and are a good value for your money. A quality continental breakfast comes with the room and on Sunday you get a lovely brunch (entrée + non alcoholic beverage).

The location is super convenient to the airport, downtown and beaches. The neighborhood is gorgeous and quiet and a great place to go for short or long walks. Parking is on the street and free. Despite the popularity of this inn, we had no problems parking. There are plenty of alternatives for eating close by if you so choose, just not so much within walking distance.

We did the triple play – stayed at the inn, got married there and ate a number of meals there. Our friends were treated like royalty by a well-trained staff, offering a genuine hospitality that is rare today. Management exceeded our expectations and accommodated all our requests, to include preparing original and unique vegetarian meals for one of our party. Catering is handled by a very capable young lady named Bonnie, who will work with you no matter if your budget is unlimited or more modest. Our wedding reception was small and was handled flawlessly. These people are very flexible.

There is privacy when you want it, but be mindful there are frequently dinner events and parties, so if you want total seclusion, this likely isn’t the place for you. You must eat at least one meal at the restaurant and have a cocktail at the tavern for the total experience! The food is absolutely delicious (see separate review).

The beds were comfy and the showers/bath had plenty of hot water, which can be a challenge in older buildings. The rooms could use a little updating, but there is plenty of charm in this old house, which more than made up for it for us.

Check in and out were effortless, the workers polite and helpful always.

We are now loyal customers who will be back again and again! What a great experience.

Stay – April 12-17

Room Tip: 3rd Floor rooms are quietest during functions.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We were headed to Charleston for the Spring Home & Garden tours and usually stay in town but wanted to try something different this year. We think the Maverick group does a great job so decided to stay at their inn just 15 minutes or so from downtown in Mt. Pleasant. This is a lovely old inn and we had a wonderful room & bath with heart pine floors but do be prepared to do a couple of long flights of stairs. Not a problem for us but maybe for some. They do have an elevator but request you use that for luggage only. We also judge an inn by how comfortable the beds are and we compliment them on their great mattress. We say that as we both have bad backs and walked at least five miles each day & awoke refreshed & ready to go each morning. The staff was friendly & accommodating and we look forward to a return trip.

By the way the Inn has a restaurant. We had dinner there our first evening. I just love Beef Carpacio but am very careful where I order it - again knowing the Maverick restaurants, I decided to try it -Wonderful!! I followed that up with their Veggy dish and that was superb as well!! My husband enjoyed a soup and hamburger.

Lastly, we stopped by the bar late one evening on our return from Charleston & enjoyed a cocktail before bed.

Only weakness was the breakfast. We were excited to see scones our first morning but they were stale & enedible. The fruit was fresh & good as well as the yogurt - but by our third morning their was no yogurt and little else - disappointing.

Room Tip: Believe we were in room # 5 and it was so quiet!! Although others were there we never heard a sound.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

My husband and I stayed in Charleston two weeks ago to celebrate his birthday and we were extremely pleased with the Old Village Post House. The neighborhood that the Inn is located in is so beautiful and a short walk to the water. The staff was very pleasant and our room was terrific! We would love to stay at the Inn again on our next visit to Charleston.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We did not stay, but ate at the restaurant and this was by far my best trip to the Post House. I had the pork trio appetizer special and the CAB Bistro steak, both were amazing. My table also tried the flounder which was a substitute for tilefish, and the Thai curry butternut squash soup, both of which were outstanding. We split the red velvet pudding cake for desert which was really good too. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere in the front dining area was really nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Village Post House Inn
Address: 101 Pitt St, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-5318
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Mount Pleasant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Pleasant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful inn offers travelers gracious accommodations set in the heart of a quaint, historic fishing village. Only minutes from downtown and the beaches, guests can relax and enjoy in the peaceful surroundings of a harbor side neighborhood. The inn features six tastefully appointed guest rooms, and a fine dining restaurant that includes a tavern and courtyard. ... more   less 
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Old Village Post House Hotel Mount Pleasant

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