$74 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 1, 2015 Check-out: Jan 2, 2015

BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

3 stars
1540 Savannah Highway, P O Box 32037, Charleston, SC 29407
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
102 reviews
Family Vacay

Our experience was awesome! The staff was super nice! The rooms were clean and the bed were very... See full review

  • Laurie pourie
  • Aug 6, 2014
Good Location for Charleston Vacation

Everything was good with this hotel with exception to the Air Conditioner. Throughout the night it... See full review

  • tpea10
  • Jul 13, 2013
Accessible hotel three miles from downtown Charleston
With the largest outdoor swimming pool and deck in Charleston, the Best Western Sweetgrass Inn offers newly renovated rooms with microwaves, refrigerators and new beds. This hotel serves a free continental breakfast and offers free wireless Internet service. The Charleston Tours shuttle picks up and drops off guests right outside the Best Western Sweetgrass Inn, for easy trips into downtown Charleston. The exterior corridor allows easy drive-up access to rooms. The Best Western Sweetgrass Inn also offers free parking.
Highlights
  • Charleston Tours shuttle stop right outside the Best Western Sweetgrass Inn
  • The Best Western Sweetgrass Inn has the largest outdoor pool and deck in Charleston
  • Free wireless Internet service
Rooms
The Best Western Sweetgrass Inn has 86 rooms and one junior suite. Some smoking rooms are available and three rooms are engineered for accessibility.

 

Dining
The well-known Bessinger's Barbecue is walking distance (0.2 mi/0.3 km).

 

Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Amtrak station (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
  • Charleston Tours shuttle (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Charleston Visitor Center (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (7.6 mi/12.2 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • Patriots Point Park/USS Yorktown (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
Business
  • Business center with free use of computer and printer
  • Fax and photocopy service available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
  • Pets allowed (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn Rooms

Double Bedded Pool View
Double Bedded Pool view room featuring two Double beds with premium pillow top mattresses. Room amenities include: Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, work desk, cable television, free local calls, clock radio, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board
Queen Pool View
Queen Pool view room featuring one Queen Bed with a premium pillow top mattress. Room amenities include: Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, work desk, cable television, free local calls, clock radio, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board.
Traditional Queen
Traditional Queen Room featuring one Queen Bed with a premium pillow top mattress. Room amenities include: Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, work desk, cable television, free local calls, clock radio, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board.
Traditional King
Traditional King Room featuring a King Bed with a premium pillow top mattress. Room amenities include: Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, work desk, cable television, free local calls, clock radio, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board.
Traditional Double
Traditional Double room featuring two Double beds with premium pillow top mattresses. Room amenities include: Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, work desk, cable television, free local calls, clock radio, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Free breakfast
Services
Business center
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • American Military Museum: 1.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 3.1 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 4.2 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 4.3 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 4.3 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 4.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 4.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 4.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 4.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 4.5 mi
  • Theater99: 4.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 4.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 4.7 mi
  • American Military Museum: 1.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 3.1 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 4.2 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 4.3 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 4.3 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 4.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 4.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 4.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 4.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 4.5 mi
  • Theater99: 4.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 4.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 4.7 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 4.7 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 4.7 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 4.7 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 4.7 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 4.8 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 4.9 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 4.9 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 4.9 mi
  • Port Charleston: 4.9 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 4.9 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 7 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 7.8 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 9.5 mi
  • Middleton Place: 10.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (102)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderer1985
Business
Atlanta
Sep 4, 2014

Solid

Good choice, convenient to beach and the historic area. Good value for the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Carriage Ride in Historic Charleston is worth doing.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Melku
Business
Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 3, 2014

Stay somewhere else

I would not stay at this hotel again. The room was fine and the bathroom was old and outdated. We stayed there 6 nights and our room wasn't cleaned two of the days. We left the hotel at 9am. There is no excuse for it not being done. Our phone wasn't working so I had to walk down to the front desk to get some towels. I told the lady at the desk the phone wasn't working and never sent someone up to fix it. And just an FYI, the doors to the rooms are on the outside of the building. The supposed big pool wasn't all that big. I wouldn't recommend this room to anyone. Spend a little more money and stay somewhere nicer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is some dining close to the hotel. You can drive downtown in about 10 minutes.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Laurie pourie
Business
Kershaw, sc
Aug 6, 2014

Family Vacay

Our experience was awesome! The staff was super nice! The rooms were clean and the bed were very comfy!! Our kids enjoyed the pool, and the toys that were provided for them to play with in the pool! The only bad part was there was no elevator. But, we didn't mind it to much! Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay and get away for a few days! We had a blast!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Nurse from Africa
Business
Africa
Feb 27, 2014

Personal bussines trip.

As a first time traveler to the USA, I have got the first impression about this country influenced also by my stay at Best Western Hotel, which still has room for improvement on customer servicies. The bathroom was the most unpleasant part of the entire room.Also, the fact that the door of the room is directly into the street, with no "protective" coridor, gave me a sense of insecurity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

King street shops on down town.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gzork the Martian
Business
Earth
Feb 2, 2014

Good for Stop Over

Easy to find, well situated on Nat'l hwy 17. Rooms large and comfy, nice pool/patio area for warmer times. Decent restaurants nearby, not gourmet, but the buffet barbecue place has good quality and quite reasonable for what you get. Very popular with old folks and 300 pounders.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Practical Traveller
Business
Columbia
Aug 17, 2013

Clean room, good location, friendly staff

The Sweetgrass Inn is near to fun consignment and thrift stores and only about 12 miles from Folly Beach. The staff was courteous and helpful and the room was fine. It's not for those who want a pampered stay, but clean and friendly with a free breakfast (waffles, cereal, sweet rolls, apples, bananas and yogurts)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nirlep Indian restaurant has fantastic food for fans of ethnic restaurants.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dezology
Business
Charlotte, NC
Jul 22, 2013

Beach Trip

Check-in/out was easy and the rooms were exactly as pictured. Super comfy beds and pillows!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BKGuy
Business
NYC
Jul 14, 2013

You get what you pay for

Decent hotel for the money. The sink didn't drain, the faucet leaked and there was hair on the bed. What really disturbed me was that the police were at the hotel at least 3 times in my 3 day stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tpea10
Business
Louisiana
Jul 13, 2013

Good Location for Charleston Vacation

Everything was good with this hotel with exception to the Air Conditioner. Throughout the night it seemed as though it was on a timer. The desk clerk allured to the fact that they have some on timers but the manager assured us that it wasn't. I believed the desk clerk. Awoke about every 45 minutes to an hour hot and after jiggling controls the compressor would run for about 20 minutes and then go off again. Aside from this everything was great. Nice breakfast that was available later than most hotels. Would stay there again, only after checking that air conditioner worked right.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Triangles

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Babeedoll
Business
Charleston
Jul 9, 2013

Bad weather deal or so I thought

The only thing this hotel has right is the location and great friendly staff. Woke up to roaches scattering in the bathroom. My room was changed but it did not look fresh, I could not sleep. I was told the shuttle was not available, ice machine upstairs was broken, the gym was not much bigger than my room, Breakfast choices were very limited. And the pool stayed full of kids. Don't know how they ever got a 3 star I wouldn't give them 2*. Spending 20 $ more next time! you get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Charlestown shopping district has a FREE trolley every 12 minutes that will drop you off in the market area. Most meters only hold a two hour time limit. You can also get a bike taxi for 5$ a person will take you back to your car or wherever you want to go.

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