Shem Creek Inn ★★★

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$99
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
88%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8
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Overview

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.

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.

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.

 

Property 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.

Highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Huge pool and sun deck overlooking the waterfront
  • Free Wi-Fi

Nearby 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

Transportation

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

Policies

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.

Recommendations for you

Guest score 3.9 / 5
$109
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$99
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$118
Guest score 3.6 / 5
$93
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$89
Guest score 3.4 / 5
$67

Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

88% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.1/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 4.1/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 3.8/5

Hotel overall was disappointing esp for the $

Would not recommend Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Although location was decent and the staff was friendly (Mona Lisa really tried to be accommodating), we were disappointed with the ramshackle appearance in and around the property, our room's hairdryer, coffee maker and heater didn't work. And upon requesting an additional blanket for warmth, none were avlbl. No housekeeping or maintenance personnel were avlbl after 5pm. There was no business center for computer or printer usage and the pool is not heated. Breakfast was very simple and mediocre. For $129-, Shem Creek Inn was way overpriced. I wd not have pd over $79- for this room overlooking the marsh/parking lot.

| N/A Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Nice stay

Would recommend Mon, Nov 23, 2015
Great location. Staff was very helpful. Room was adequate. AC was noisy.

| N/A Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Sun, Oct 11, 2015
This is a place you can just park your car and walk to some great restaurants and bars. I think the creek side rooms are a bit over priced. Great are with plenty to do. The bathrooms need to be updated.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

family trip

Would not recommend Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Friendly staff and good Location. Hotel is very old and in need of renovations. Small breakfast area.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Nice place

Would recommend Sat, Sep 27, 2014
I recently spent 5 days here with my sister on a ghost-hunting tour of Charleston. The room was very clean; beds exceptionally comfortable with lots of pillows. Had private balcony overlooking the marsh, which I love because I am a birdwatcher and I enjoyed walking on the boardwalk. The hotel is only 5-10 minutes outside of Charleston and an easy drive. Staff, especially Christopher, was very polite and helpful. The bad points were that the breakfast was minimal; nothing hot. The coffee pot in our room did not work. The remote for the TV did not work, but staff replaced it quickly as well as the battery that ran the air conditioner. Biggest problem was the ghastly parking lot. Not paved; rained for a few days and there was a gigantic puddle right where you had to drive your car (parking garage only holds a few cars). Plus the lot is full of very large potholes that would easily damage a car if you aren't very careful. Also noticed that people visiting one of the restaurant/bars on either side of the hotel were taking up what was left of the parking spaces in the evenings and no one was enforcing the Reserved for Shem Creek signs. But all in all, a pleasant stay and if my husband and I visit the area again, we will definitely stay there; just hope the parking lot gets fixed before then!

Attractions

Do the evening ghost tour of the USS Yorktown. Excellent tour guide; great time; and SPOOKY!!!

| Uniontown, Ohio Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place, great staff.

Would recommend Thu, May 8, 2014
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

| Chesterfield, MI Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Beat The Bulldozer And Stay Here (Once)

Would not recommend Sat, Mar 15, 2014
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.

| rtp, nc Business

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Pleasant

Would recommend Fri, Mar 7, 2014
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.

| South Carolina Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great spot!

Would recommend Sat, Mar 1, 2014
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..

| Marshall, NC Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Relaxing getaway

Would recommend Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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.

Attractions

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

| Fremont, Ne Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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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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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016