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“Location and Personnel are the only thing to recommend it” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Indigo Inn
Ranked #16 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario
Level Contributor
63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Location and Personnel are the only thing to recommend it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

The location of the Indigo Inn is prime in Charleston, which probably accounts for the price per night. The service was impeccable. However, those two things don't make up for the things that drove us batty.

Breakfast was okay, not great. You take your food out to the courtyard, as there are no tables inside. That's great when the weather is great, but if it is cold, or raining, would not be workable.

The bed was comfortable, but the room small. There was no table, or desk in the room, so no place to put things down - like watches, jewelry, or phones. Or a place to eat if you bring breakfast back to your room. No plugs either to charge our phones, etc.

The bathroom was weird. It had a long counter, which had french louvered doors opening into it, with a long counter, sink in the center. Then, at one end of the sink area, another door, with the toilet and shower (no tub) behind it. But that area was SO small that you had to step into the shower to close or open the door to the toilet. We had to take the toilet paper off of the roll, because it was so tight, you would literally have the toilet paper pressing into your side while sitting on the toilet.

We had planned to stay for two nights but checked out after one, and moved to another, less expensive, more spacious hotel which was not walking distance to the core. However, there is lots of public parking in Charleston, and you'll need the car anyway to get to the plantations.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Michele F
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indigoinnsc, Manager at Indigo Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

My husband and I traveled to Charleston for a wedding and stayed at this hotel/inn. The best part of the inn is the location. It is steps away from great restaurants and shops. The staff was also very very friendly. They went out of their way to call cabs, recommend restaurants, helps us order delivery food late at night, and hold our luggage before check in.
The room was spacious and clean. There was also a small breakfast in the morning and some snacks in the afternoon available in the lobby.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mango_Trees
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indigoinnsc, Manager at Indigo Inn, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Thank you for your feedback!!!
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Bluffton, SC
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

This is a great little place that looks like it may have once been an old motel and has been nicely transformed into an inn. I cannot say enough about its strongest point - location! It is within walking distance of most of the wonderful sights and tastes of historic Charleston! The city market is only two short blocks away, Hymans Seafood is across the street, Fig restaurant is on the same block, and King Street is a block away! The breakfast is very nice as well as the afternoon wine and cheese. The courtyard is a great area to sit in while eating or just relaxing after an afternoon of walking the city. The rooms are nicely decorated and the beds are comfortable. The staff at the desk was friendly and helpful. I came across only a few negatives to the inn. The parking spots are small and difficult to maneuver a minivan and you have to pay $10 per night to park. The room itself is small especially when you have 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids.) But I was able to unpack and put things away in an orderly fashion to keep us from feeling cramped. The last negative is that the price is high, but I believe you are paying for the location. It is wonderful to be able to walk to everything and not worry about driving and trying to find a parking spot. That said I would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The third (top floor) seemed very peaceful.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank theballowes
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indigoinnsc, Manager at Indigo Inn, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Thank you for taking your time to write a review. Historically the Indigo Inn was a warehouse for indigo, a chief export of Charleston; the Limehouses made the purchase with the intent to turn
the building into an Inn. I do apologize about the parking lot; there are future plans to develop it
further.
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Wellsburg, West Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

We recently stayed at the Indigo Inn. The Inn is in a great location! Everything is within walking distance..great restaurants and all the sites of historic Charleston. The breakfast was nothing overly fancy, but served its purpose. The wine and cheese in the afternoon is nice. The courtyard, where you can eat, is very beautiful and relaxing. The room was not overly spacious, but was just fine for what we needed, sleeping and showering! The only complaints we had was that the AC unit in our room was very loud, you definitely heard every time it kicked on. Also, the area where breakfast is served is not very spacious. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, we were pleased with our stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WVchick421
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Lakewood, Colorado
Level Contributor
124 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We chose the Indigo Inn based on Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. The location could not be better, with all of historic Charleston within walking distance, as well as a remarkable number of excellent restaurants. The courtyard, for breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese, was very beautiful and peaceful. The room and bathroom were a little small, but we don't spend much time in a room, and they were comfortable. The only drawback to our room was that it was situated in a corner, and our window looked onto a corridor instead of the courtyard.

Room Tip: A window on the courtyard would be nice.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mike_in_CO
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indigoinnsc, Manager at Indigo Inn, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thank you for allowing us to meet your lodging needs; we appreciate your business.
We apologize that you were less than pleased in the mini-suite room with the sitting area.
When you make your future reservation, please ask the Front Desk agent to be placed
in a room with a courtyard view. We look forward to your seeing you again.
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Additional Information about Indigo Inn

Property: Indigo Inn
Address: 1 Maiden Ln, Charleston, SC 29401-3103
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Charleston
#5 Business Hotel in Charleston
#15 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,916 - ₹ 21,781
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Indigo Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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