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Palmer's Pinckney Inn
Ranked #18 of 40 Charleston B&B and Inns
Lake City
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Needs Refreshing and Cleaning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

This Inn has some positives and some negatives.
Positives 1) Location is excellent, close to everything, a drawback would be that you are located in the middle of the carriages and the smell of horses IS STRONG. We were OK because we accepted it for what it was. Did not smell it in the rooms.The associates were wonderful to us, we were in a big vehicle and had to park in the carriage parking lot. These people are to be commended (parking lot associates) Palmer Inn (I hope) pays them a little fee of some kind.
2) Cindy is very nice and made us feel welcome. 3) the privacy was great. The house is old,
and the floors are uneven sometimes, this is OK we expected that. Now For some negatives. 1) Shower curtain liner was very mildewed, not a little, a lot. Second night did not shower at all because the shower was too dirty, also did not look like it had been wiped down. 2) No soap for shower 3) Kitchen soap on sink in bathroom for washing hands etc. 4) Rug in room needs a shampoo, very dirty. 4) Rug in next room, old shag and dirty 5) toilet plunger by commode very used and not covered 5) Self help kitchen (OK) Husband walked to market to get enough milk to have cereal 6) Ants in several places on counter (kitchen) 7) Ice maker was not working that we could tell. This Inn needs to have a refresher and some decent soap and other ammenities. Cindy had stated that she had been very busy, maybe she could use some help. I have stayed in a lot of B&B and Inns Old is Not DIRTY, there is a difference. Everything looked like seconds. I know Cindy can only work with what she is provided. I would not stay in this Inn again unless corrections were made. A note of interest, a co-worker and I exchange reccomendations of places to stay (she travels a lot) and I told her I could not recommend your Inn (I am sorry).

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kannapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

There was confusion on our room booked months in advance..it had been double booked but innkeeper was very pleasant and worked with us to have the room most people held in high regard via Trip Advisor. You must remember that this Inn is 125 yrs old..so don't expect the luxury up scale of many nicer inns/hotels. Room was clean and comfortable. I love history, so this suited me just fine. On the 1st level the 1st night...comfortable bed, really small bathroom...could use an update on bed linens. Quiet room and we rested well.2nd night we move to Bombay Room with jetted tub! It's on the front of the Inn..jetted tub was really small, but bathroom was a little larger over all. Nice experience...but will probably not chose this location again. The Inn is situated between 2 horse barns and the smell of horse urine was very strong on the 2nd floor room. If you have a sensitive nose, as I do, do not stay here..If the Inn was located in another section away from the horse barns, I probably would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here over the weekend and had a wonderful time. Connie was so nice and very helpful. We stayed in the Bombay Room and it was great! Room was clean, bed was great and the sheets were so soft. We even used the fireplace. Don't pay any attention to the bad reviews.....you have to remember this home is over 100 years old. Also, it is one block from the market. If you are looking for a new hotel room with flat screen etc...then you need to go stay in the Holiday Inn, however, if you want to experience Charleston and feel like a part of history then you need to stay here. The house is right down town Charleston, one block from the market...you can't get any closer than that. We ate breakfast at the sister inn on East bay and it was wonderful. How many times in your life you can say you had breakfast at one of the homes on the Battery. Once I got home I found our Charleston prints and the house was actually painted in one of our prints!! How cool is that! I will definitely be staying here again and looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

My boyfriend and I recently went to Charleston for the first time together. We had such a wonderful time and a lot of that was due to Palmer's Pinckney Inn. The staff went out of there way to make sure we had an incredible time. We were late on our check in and they made sure we were still able to get into our room. The Equestrian room was so nice! The king bed had a mattress cover that heated up and the Jacuzzi tub was so relaxing after walking around all day. The location was also another huge plus. It was only a couple blocks away from the market and restaurants. We also went to the Palmar house ( which was gorgeous mostly because of the huge live Christmas tree and view of the battery) for breakfast each morning. The food was really great and looking out into the horizon while drinking our coffee was one my favorite memories of our vacation. We also went to the cheese and wine tasting to relax before going to eat. I would highly recommend this place to anyway! It was such a wonderful stay and experience :)

Room Tip: I would look online to see what each of the rooms provide. I know not all rooms have a shower and tu...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

Who knew that visiting Charleston mid week in October would be such a challenge....

We were finishing plans for a trip to Nashville - Chapel Hill and the NC Outer Banks, and my beloved husband said, "I've never spent much time in the south....never been to the Carolinas. I'd love to go see Charleston." DONE! Easy, right?? NOT....

With 3 weeks until our trip, I started searching for a place to stay. We only had 2 nights, with check-out on Saturday a.m. How hard could it be??

Can you say, "impossible?" I found one place in the Historic District: Palmer's Pinckney Inn. I booked it, Danno.

We arrived LATE....around 1 a.m. Fortunately the gal in the office left our keys in an envelope taped to the outside of the office door. We had a room on the first floor (The Parisian Room), and stumbled in. It was dark and kind of eery....as we drug our luggage over to the Inn, I heard a few loud bangs in the building next door, which was a big wooden building without windows. Creepy.....

We were asleep in minutes, and woke up the next morning to explore. It turns out the Inn is right next to several barns that house both donkeys and draft horses that pull the tour carriages around the city. Hence the banging the night before.

Our room was large. Yes, the TV is tiny and ancient, but we never even turned it on. The bed was big (king) and comfy (we have a Swedish bed system at home, so beds are usually a big disappointment.....the bed in the Inn was fine) and we slept well. The lighting is, well, difficult. The bathroom is tiny, but workable.

We found the room charming, but if you are into high security, the latest ammenities and grand accoutrements in your room, keep looking. This building is ANCIENT, and the furnishings are older too. Some antique....which doesn't necessarily correspond to high quality. But it worked for us.

The location is great....heck, you can roll out of bed and onto the carriage tour! All the restaurants and shops in the historical area are within an easy walk.

Breakfast: Toast (it's great!!)

Dinner: Wow....options galore. We drove out to The Wild Olive, and loved it. Incredible food, nice atmosphere, very casual and very busy. The bar looked like a lot of fun, too! We got in so late we missed our reservation to Fig the first night, and they had no options for us to rebook the next night. Kind of glad, as we would have missed TWO.

TAKE THE CARRIAGE TOUR if you want to get the lay of the land and find out some of the history of the area. We were told the Palmetto tour was one of the best as the guides are all very well trained. We thought it was great!

And bring your walking shoes! This is definitely a park it and walk kind of town. You won't see the town from a car!

Room Tip: The stairs to the 2nd floor are a drag if you have heavy luggage. But the upper floors probably get...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Palmer's Pinckney Inn

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 (per night): ₹ 10,614 - ₹ 16,081
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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