The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
What We Love
- A charming stay at an elegant 19th-century estate in Charleston's Historic DistrictThe old-world charm and elegance of the hotel, located on a historic estate
- The proximity to beloved fine-dining establishments and clam shacks
- Sipping a glass of wine or cocktail in the courtyard
What To Know
- It's a quick stroll to Charleston's museums, restaurants and shops
- The staff exudes Southern hospitality
- Free WiFi can be spotty
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A gracious estate built in 1853 is the present-day site of The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, a property rich in the Southern charm of its storied Charleston surroundings. You’ll receive a warm welcome in this bright-pink building in the Holy City’s Historic District, which has a stunning façade, lush courtyard and outdoor pool – the hotel’s 214 rooms, as well as drinking and dining areas, couple the elegance of a 19th-century luxury hotel with the style of old-school hospitality unique to the American South.
With its proximity to Museum Mile and downtown restaurants and shops, The Mills House fits in perfectly with the city’s antebellum architecture that feels almost suspended in time. And as a guest here, you’ll also feel right at home among these old-fashioned establishments; Charleston was hailed by Condé Nast Traveler as the friendliest city in America for two years in a row and has been Travel + Leisure’s number-one city in the United States and Canada for three years running.
The 214 rooms at The Mills House are individually decorated in a modern, coastal style. Each offers a 36-in. LCD TV, a work space, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee-making facilities. Have your pick of one kind or two double beds – either room you choose will come with a pretty city view.
Enjoy Southern cuisine, prepared by esteemed Chef Jonathan Hawks, at the hotel’s own restaurant, Barbadoes Room. Sip a cocktail in the legendary Fountain Courtyard or the First Shot Lounge, both right on the hotel property. If you choose to stray off into the city, you’ll also find that Charleston is home to many restaurants, from fine-dining establishments to classic clam shacks, and that you’re in a prime spot to reach these restaurants easily.
Charleston is truly a gem of the American South, and Mills House’s central location places you in an ideal spot to admire the city’s idiosyncratic beauty. From the hotel, you can get to the shops and restaurants at City Market, the South Carolina Aquarium, and Patriots Park, all on foot. If you’d rather take to the waters, you can simply hop on a harbor cruise to historic Fort Sumter.
How to Get There
Don't let yourselves misled by the exterior and location. This iconic building deserves better rooms. There is no value for money, too expensive for what it offers. No minibar, old bathrooms, old décor, old furniture. Otherwise no other complain.
Super nice and friendly staff and great location. Charming facility with great character. Easy walking distance to restaurants and historic areas. The offer of water or a glass of champagne upon arrival was a nice touch.
This review is for the hotel bar only. Small little bar within the Mills House off Meeting Street. We popped in while waiting for our table at Husk around the corner. Ok selection of beer and liquor. 6 cocktails on the menu and a tv playing college sports. Was not staying at the hotel but it looked very pretty. Both lobby and bar were extremely quiet and we did not encounter any other people but the bartender.
This hotel is in a great location. We found it to be within walking distance of so many great places. And the amazing smell of that lobby...
All of the employees we encountered were super accommodating and friendly. Our room was great. Nothing bad to say about our weekend stay. A great way to be welcomed back to Charleston after 22 years.
We loved our stay at the Mills House. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The fountain in the courtyard is beautiful. The location is perfect. You can walk to many restaurants, to the market, to lots of shops, and to the water. It was a wonderful visit and we would love to visit Charleston and the Mills House again soon.