$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 17, 2014 Check-out: Aug 18, 2014

Shem Creek Inn

3 stars
1401 Shrimp Boat Lane, MT Pleasant, SC 29464
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
103 reviews
Great place, great staff.

My wife & I recently went on a vacation to South Carolina and spent a week at the Shem Creek Inn in... See full review

  • Chuck and Carol
  • May 8, 2014
Great getaway

This place was perfect for what we needed. We wanted to visit Charleston but didn't want to pay the... See full review

  • drsnobiz
  • Jul 4, 2013
Southern hospitality rules at Charleston hotel by downtown, attractions
On the waterfront overlooking Shem Creek (the home of Charleston's shrimp boat fleet), the Shem Creek Inn is surrounded by restaurants, shops and wildlife. Some rooms face the waterfront, others the nearby salt marsh. The Shem Creek Inn is just across the harbor from historic downtown Charleston and just minutes from Patriots Point Park, the USS Yorktown and cruises to Fort Sumter.
Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Huge pool and sun deck overlooking the waterfront
  • Free Wi-Fi
Rooms
All 50 rooms at the Shem Creek Inn have private balconies. The rooms, decorated in a casual tropical style, also have refrigerators and microwaves. Guests enjoy free wireless Internet service. Some rooms have waterfront/creek views; others provide views of the salt marsh.

 

Features
The Shem Creek Inn has three floors with interior corridors. The entire hotel was recently renovated. Parking is free. Guests enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. The hotel staff recommends saltwater and freshwater fishing cruises, golf outings and hunting excursions.
Dining
Guests at the Shem Creek Inn enjoy a free continental breakfast. Restaurants and bars are within walking distance, including Water's Edge seafood and burgers (with an excellent wine list and rates 3 diamonds by AAA) and Vickery's Bar and Grill (which features American and Cuban cuisine). Other nearby restaurants include the Wreck of the Richard and Charlene's seafood restaurant, Shem Creek Bar & Grill and RB's Steakhouse.

Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (13.7 mi/22 km)
  • Amtrak station (11 mi/17.7 km)
  • Just off U.S. 17

Attractions
  • Patriots Point Naval Museum/USS Yorktown (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Fort Sumter and dinner cruises from Patriots Point Park (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Charleston Visitor Center (5 mi/8 km)
  • Charleston Museum (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • Children's Museum (5.2 mi/8.4 km
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (6.3 mi/10.1 km)
  • Boone Hall Plantation (7.2 mi/11.6 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center/Performing Arts Center/Coliseum (11.6 mi/18.7 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (16.8 mi/27 km)

Business
  • Two meeting rooms for 15 and up to 60 people, depending on set up
  • Admiral's Quarters is a large meeting room, 910 square feet, which includes a large wall mounted screen and can be used as a reception/serving area for outdoor events

Policies and fees
No smoking. No pets.

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

Shem Creek Inn Rooms

Standard
Designed in sand and sea colors with private balcony micro/fridge in-room coffee and flat screen T.V.s
Standard
Designed in sand and sea colors with private balcony micro/fridge in-room coffee and flat screen T.V.s
Standard
Designed in sand and sea colors with private balcony micro/fridge in-room coffee and flat screen T.V.s
Standard
Designed in sand and sea colors with private balcony micro/fridge in-room coffee and flat screen T.V.s

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Activities
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Overhead projector
Projector
White board
Conference suite
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

32.7927 -79.8823
Nearby airports
Charleston AFB/Intl Airport, (CHS), 12.00, MI, W; Hilton Head Airport, (HHH), 63.00, MI, N; Myrtle Beach AFB/Intl Airport, (MYR), 82.00, MI, N;
Area description
Suburban

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (103)

Ratings and reviews for Shem Creek Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
103 out of 103
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chuck and Carol
Chesterfield, MI
May 8, 2014

Great place, great staff.

My wife & I recently went on a vacation to South Carolina and spent a week at the Shem Creek Inn in Mt. Pleasant, just outside of Charleston. Situated right on Shem Creek, the location, the view and accommodations were great. The Inn was centrally located to all of the sights we wanted to see, we couldn’t have picked a better place to stay. The only thing better than the previously mentioned items, was the staff. Ashley, Chris & Robbi (the general manager) were fantastic. So helpful, they couldn’t do enough to make sure that our stay there was memorable. We would highly recommend the Shem Creek Inn to any & all that want an awesome place to stay, where you will be treated like friends & family instead of just patrons. Thanks for a great week, we will be back. Chuck & Carol

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
boy called baby
Business
rtp, nc
Mar 15, 2014

Beat The Bulldozer And Stay Here (Once)

Dirt entrance is moon-cratered, motel is threadbare, bathroom a 60's throwback. Not staff's fault-- facility is obviously a teardown. Good place to stay for your first motel visit -- everything will look like up after checking out.

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

Business

Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Srbbb1
South Carolina
Mar 7, 2014

Pleasant

The Shem creek gives a very rustic and homely feel sort of a throw back to child hood crossed with young adulthood in a grown up relaxed environment. thats hard to imagine but if you are over forty and visit here you will understand. Charleston is not on my regular visit list untill now, Shem creek makes Charleston a place i will visit again. The breakfast is nill to nothing and this is by no means high end but the surroundings and staff certainly give it a touch of that type of feel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PJ McCown
Marshall, NC
Mar 1, 2014

Great spot!

We stayed at the Shem Creek Inn prior to leaving out of Charleston on a cruise and we were very happy with our decision to do so. Easy access to Charleston and a number of good restaurant choices near by. The breakfast was minimal but the service by the desk staff was really top notch. Rooms were clean - but nothing fancy, Perfect for a 1 night stay..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gene Kay
Fremont, Ne
Oct 11, 2013

Relaxing getaway

The Shem Creek Inn was in a perfect location to explore Charleston and the surrounding plantations by day and then retreat to a quiet relaxing area at night. The breakfast is adequate, and the coffee is good. Several excellent restaurants surround the Inn. Guest laundry was not available, but there is a laundry mat available just a few miles away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Rent a car and drive into Charleston. It's an easy city to drive and park in.

Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler PDS
SC
Oct 10, 2013

Nice location and close to Charleston

Older building but clean. Nice staff. A great alternative to Charleston or the beach. Marsh side is quieter tha creek side

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
J D R
Spartanburg, SC
Oct 3, 2013

Comfortable Stay

My first impression was this place is old and outdated! Great location, affordable price, comfort, and great staff quickly changed the way I felt about things. Would stay again at the rate I received. Would not if charged the summer rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several places to eat within walking distance.

Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kawika
Honolulu, HI, USA
Aug 16, 2013

great place to stay!

"Charming" is an overused word, and yet it describes this place perfectly. I wish I had spent more time here -- I was only there for a day and one night. The location is really nice. You have beautiful views of the marshes and the creek, and the room is very comfortable. There is no restaurant at the hotel itself, but there are a few really good places right there on either side of the hotel. Although it's located in Mt. Pleasant, it's a short easy ride into Charleston. There is no business center, which was one of the only down sides to a really great place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lady Service Expert
Atlanta, GA
Jul 8, 2013

Beautiful Views

Even though I was only there for one night I very much enjoyed my stay at the inn. While the elevator was full of sand from the many beach goers and the parking was extremely limited (the only other complaint I had was the complimentary breakfast did not offer a lot of options), the room was very nice and the bed was excellent. When I finally did sleep after all the activities, it was soundly. The porch was definitely the highlight of the room. I had a creek view which overlooked the water and the many restaurants/ bars that surrounded the hotel. (Don't worry about the noise the sliding door is sound proof!) I enjoyed watching the many boats and kayaks and other water activities that were passing by. Lots of activities and only a few miles from Folly beach. Will definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Shem Creek Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
soccermom121
Orlando FL
Jul 5, 2013

sad creek

food on floor in hallway, mildew around tub Average to below average room WAY WAY overpriced when arrived at room felt ripped off This hotel prices itself like a high end Charlestown fare

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Charlestown is awesome, stay elsewhere.

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