Elliott House Inn
What We Love
- Free breakfast with fresh seasonal fruit delivered to your room or served al fresco
- Chatting with other guests in the lush courtyard
- Free bike rentals, perfect for zipping around historic Charleston
- Nightly wine and cheese receptions
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- While there’s no onsite eatery, in-room dining is available from nearby 82 Queen restaurant
- Concierge services and a historic tour pick-up spot are available
- This is a historic B&B; rooms vary in size and decor
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This southern belle, a peach-tinged mansion with black shutters and gracious white balconies, has been laying on the charm since the 1860s. Regal fountains, tropical plants and an outdoor hot tub encourage guests to relax Low Country style. Rooms romance with elegant armoires, hardwood floors and four-poster beds. And after an afternoon around frozen-in-time Charleston, perhaps on a free hotel bike, nearby 82 Queen restaurant will deliver gourmet eats like pistachio and parmesan-crusted scallops to savor in-room.
In the Area
Located on historic Queen Street, it’s easy to get lulled into the sweet tea pace of Charleston’s genteel charms. Historic promenades, stately colonnaded homes and streets lined in palm trees and Spanish moss make it a perfect city for strolling. Shop for 18th and 19th century furniture and décor at Tucker Payne Antiques. Tour gracious Civil War–era plantations like Drayton Hall, Middleton Place, and Boone Hall or take in a show at Dock Street Theatre, America’s oldest playhouse. Charleston has led the way in the renaissance of Southern food. Taste your way through its innovative kitchens by scoring tables at the James Beard chef-helmed McCrady’s, the hip locavore FIG and Bon Appetit favorite Husk.
How to Get There
The Elliott Inn is in an excellent location and our 3rd Floor Courtyard King room was spacious but with slightly noisy AC. The Continental breakfast is quite basic and you pick 2 items from a small list. It’s delivered from the hotel at 82 Queen next door. Incidentally a good place to eat. The wine and cheese held daily from 5-6pm in the Courtyard was very good.
The staff were helpful but did not give info in advance of restaurants many of which are booked up well in advance. Also took about 6 emails to organise a private transfer from the airport to the Inn.
It’s very pricey for what you get but it’s central downtown location was important for us.
Overall I’d rate it as 3.5 / good.
Loved this B&B - didn't love our room. This is a charming place - wonderful courtyard with fire pit, great wine and cheese hour and a nice breakfast served either in the courtyard or delivered to your room. And the location is amazing - just where you want to be and sandwiched between two good restaurants.
The downside is that we had a street front king room on the first level. It was extraordinarily noisy. We sleep with a noisemaker and never hear anything. But the restaurant next door started some sort of cleaning at 6:00 am. And the trash collection seemed to happen every morning with a terribly loud sound of banging bottles. Management recommended that we book a courtyard room next time to avoid the noise as they have no control over it. Take that advice. We couldn't change rooms because there were no other kings available. I think the rooms are just OK at this B&B but the location and other amenities make up for their sparseness.
Kudos to the management for the great advice on restaurants and how to get in to the extremely popular Husk restaurant next door. It worked.
Enjoyed our time in Charleston but experience at the hotel could have been better despite its excellent location. Check in was a debacle as shown to a room on 3rd floor which contained other peoples' suitcases and a wheelchair with plastic bags with items in them. We were then moved to a smaller room (effectively downgraded) before another room of same level of our booking became available on the ground floor. Problem resolved but moved twice and we ended up on the ground floor.
Breakfast is very average for price of rooms and one option with fruit ended up being a small pot of fruit in a plastic container - not fresh and not eco.
On a more positive note, the staff were very friendly and helpful after the check in issue and the free 5pm cheese / wine hour is excellent and a great touch.