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Andrew Pinckney Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The bed, sheets, towels were high quality. The lobby/check in is across the street from the hotel rooms. If you want hot water/coffee you have to go there to get it.

We enjoyed being right in the heart of Charleston.

Old but very clean hotel- for price it was great for one night. Morning breakfast on terrace was good. Only issue was noise level, our room was on street side and we could hear everything early morning!

Short stay, but very pleasant. Room temp was a bit of an issue.

Very quaint. We found the place warm and inviting. Morning breakfast on the terrace was picturesque. Food was good but not great. We would come back.

The staff could not have been more helpful or more professional. The location is perfect for seeing things in the historic district. The continental breakfast was also very good. the only two negatives are noise issues from outside and with the ventilation unit but that's part of staying in a historic structure.

We only stayed for 1 night, but walkable to lots of restaurants and shops. The staff was very helpful, and free cookies in the lobby!

Staff was amazing. Location perfect. Clean beautiful inn.

I stayed at the Andrew Pinckney Inn for the first time this past Christmas Eve. Upon arrival I found the Inn to be centrally located to the heart of the city's historic district with world class shopping and dining mere steps away. The entire staff was gracious, smiling and happy. A pleasant surprise was the bountiful breakfast served on the rooftop patio.

I was looking to book our honeymoon and was questioning whether or not to stay downtown. I am so glad that I found Andrew Pinckney! It was great not having to worry about parking or driving during our stay because everything was in such close proximity. Our room was amazing - just enough Charleston charm with both period and new furnishings, plus a super cozy bed. The breakfast had many choices, and wine and cheese was served weekday afternoons. I would come back in a heartbeat!

We had booked a regular room, but they placed us in a handicap accessible room with no windows and it was extremely small. It was awful!!! Even though our room stated it was a standard room, they still refused to move us or let us cancel our room. They claimed it was because we didn't book directly through them. Our online company on the other hand, had amazing customer service and worked with us to quickly get a refund.

I just spent 3 October days and nights at the Pinckney Inn and had a wonderful time! The hotel itself is a lovely historical gem and the staff were very accommodating. The location allowed for very quiet nights of sleep and I really enjoyed breakfast served on the 4th floor veranda. My only complaint, if I have one, is that the windows in my room didn't open forcing me to deal daily with air-conditioning even though the air temps outside were a delightful 65-75 degrees. There's no reason why a little fresh air can't be gained. Otherwise, it was really a nice stay.

Very clean, courteous staff, pleasant extended continental breakfast, and close proximity to city market and dining areas.

This hotel is in the perfect location. To one side you have the Charleston Museum and King Street and all the shops, restaurants, music,etc. To the other side you are STEPS away from the water, the market, the carriage rides, more restaurants, art galleries, and more. The decor is amazing, breakfast and happy hour in the roof top just tops it off. Can't get any better!

Hotel does not offer coffee in room(only in the lobby 24/7) or refrigerator and, for the price, the room is relatively small. They also do not carry premium cable channels (missed Game of Thrones...thank goodness for HBO on demand when we got home). Also, try to get a room that DOES NOT face Pinckney Street since the restaurant across the street takes deliveries during the night and trucks do not turn their engines off. That said...all the rest is better than 5 stars, especially convienience. Did not need a car since most restaurants and things to do were within walking distance. Beds/pillows are extrordinarily comfortable and staff is most accomodating. Breakfast is weak though. Could be improved by providing local jams and jellies instead of just Smuckers.

The Andrew Pinckney is one of the few Charleston hotels located on a quiet street within easy walking distance of The Market and other sites. We walked from the hotel to the South Battery and all around. It could be more female friendly. If you wear make-up, you will need to bring a make-up mirror, and I did not find a full length mirror in our room or common areas. Breakfast is a full Southern gravy & biscuits breakfast, or you can select from the usual continental fare. The breakfast area is lovely, but fills quickly. There is a second eating area in the atrium on the 2nd floor. We had one of the less expensive rooms with a window to the atrium. Worked for us. The room was quiet and with a little ingenuity...dark. If we return to Charleston, we will stay here again.

Within walking distance of old town Charleston and great reataurants. On a quiet street. Never had to use the car. Hotel staff was very accommodating. The full breakfast was a bonus.

First of all, the Inn changed to "valet" parking and added a $20 fee per day to its overall charges, something that those of us who've stayed with them before were not expecting. Secondly, we got to our room and the staff was still in it, so we had to wait for a few minutes, even though the Lobby/Front Desk staff told us the room was ready. Then, I found that there was sand in the bed on the fitted sheet and that it was stained, which indicated the sheets had not been changed! Once reported, they moved us immediately, but the room we got had its issues as well. They told us we'd have a window, which was true, but the faux wood blinds were broken, so you couldn't open them properly to see out. The bathroom tiles were cracked and the grout was dirty. The carpet was dirty. No extra pillows. No where to plug in anything other than the bathroom because the outlets were hidden. I suppose that I could go on and on, but I just wish that the management would overhaul the Inn, make repairs, and alert the staff that going through the motions is not enough. I hope that the Andrew Pinckney will revive that "special something" that made them a great place to stay again.

I have stayed here a few times, and all of my experiences at the hotel have been great. The staff are very helpful and accommodating, and the room was clean and comfortable. I really like the original wood floors in the rooms, and the continental breakfast on the roof terrace is hard to beat.

Service was great, especially the woman who checked us in, gave us good information on where to go. Couldn't have asked for a better location, walking distance to the market and all the shopping and restaurants. As noted in other reviews, rooms and bathroom were small, not as bothersome as the low water pressure, which was a little frustrating. Walls were thin, you could hear people coming and going & I would recommend your own ambient-noise maker or something similar if you are AT ALL a light sleeper. The rooftop area was awesome for an evening drink if you have your own beverages.

40 Pinckney St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to College of Charleston
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Historic Charleston, Andrew Pinckney Inn is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Charleston City Market and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. This 41-room, 4-star inn has free in-room WiFi along with a fitness center and a rooftop terrace. In the historical district, it's also near College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

Andrew Pinckney Inn's 41 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Safes and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Andrew Pinckney Inn, guests have access to a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 25.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Traditional Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Andrew Pinckney Inn

Everyone (4) Couples (48) Business (6) Family (15) Friends (8) Other (6)
3

in the heart of charleston

Everyone

The bed, sheets, towels were high quality. The lobby/check in is across the street from the hotel rooms. If you want hot water/coffee you have to go there to get it.

By on Feb 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2017

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the terrace! With the historic nature of our property as you saw, there are some quirks such as being located in two different buildings. This does lend to some confusion, for guests, but also adds to the charm. Thank you again and do come back soon.

4
Everyone

We enjoyed being right in the heart of Charleston.

By on Jul 9, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Thank you so much for staying with us! We're glad you were able to take advantage of our location and we do hope that you'll be back soon to stay with us again!

3

great price and friendly staff

Everyone

Old but very clean hotel- for price it was great for one night. Morning breakfast on terrace was good. Only issue was noise level, our room was on street side and we could hear everything early morning!

By on Apr 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2016

Thank you for choosing the Andrew Pinckney Inn on your recent trip to Charleston. We understand that periodically you may experience urban noise so please request a room away from street on your future visit. So nice to know how much you enjoyed our wonderful Rooftop Terrace Breakfast. Thank you again for your business and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Barry Hutto General Manager

4
Everyone

Short stay, but very pleasant. Room temp was a bit of an issue.

By on Feb 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2016

Thank you for choosing the Andrew Pinckney Inn on your recent visit to Charleston. We appreciate your taking the time to submit your review. Please keep us in mind when traveling to Charleston in the future. Barry Hutto General Manager

4

couples trip

Couples

Very quaint. We found the place warm and inviting. Morning breakfast on the terrace was picturesque. Food was good but not great. We would come back.

By on Sep 15, 2015

4

perfect location

Couples

The staff could not have been more helpful or more professional. The location is perfect for seeing things in the historic district. The continental breakfast was also very good. the only two negatives are noise issues from outside and with the ventilation unit but that's part of staying in a historic structure.

By on Apr 6, 2015

4

great location

Couples

We only stayed for 1 night, but walkable to lots of restaurants and shops. The staff was very helpful, and free cookies in the lobby!

By on Mar 11, 2015

5

wonderful short trip with my son

Couples

Staff was amazing. Location perfect. Clean beautiful inn.

By on Jan 12, 2015

5

christmas eve

Couples

I stayed at the Andrew Pinckney Inn for the first time this past Christmas Eve. Upon arrival I found the Inn to be centrally located to the heart of the city's historic district with world class shopping and dining mere steps away. The entire staff was gracious, smiling and happy. A pleasant surprise was the bountiful breakfast served on the rooftop patio.

By on Jan 5, 2015

5

best value for downtown charleston

Couples

I was looking to book our honeymoon and was questioning whether or not to stay downtown. I am so glad that I found Andrew Pinckney! It was great not having to worry about parking or driving during our stay because everything was in such close proximity. Our room was amazing - just enough Charleston charm with both period and new furnishings, plus a super cozy bed. The breakfast had many choices, and wine and cheese was served weekday afternoons. I would come back in a heartbeat!

By on Nov 21, 2014