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
The hotel was lovely but the front desk staff seemed like they are all brand new to customer service. Checking in was a nightmare, checking out even worse. When we tried to leave keys so late arriving guests could get into the rooms they lost the names. When I asked a question about my room rate I was just yelled at by the staff. I’m unclear why my honest question was greeted with hostility but I was greatly disappointed in the level of service especially when we were paying over $500 a night. The bell hop lost my luggage and did not seemed concerned at all that it was missing. I would not recommend this hotel.
3 night stay. Beautiful hotel. We somehow were put in an ADA room and thought that it was a bit small overall and while it was adequate it didnt really match the elegance of the lobby. It was clean and comfortable but not anything special.
Drive around the corner and park in the public parking on the 4th level and you walk right to the hotel connector . Small annoyance was at breakfast outside at 9:00am service was extremly slow and the hostess/mgr was no where to be found. But most annoying was that they started to set up tents and tables for an event scheduled later that day, while we and others were still trying to enjoy breakfsast. One guest tripped over a tent pole on the ground (we all saw that coming) . Nice hotel for the value all in all.
The mills house is one of my favorite hotels in Charleston. Probably the best located out of all the many fine hotels. While the guest rooms may be on the smaller side (not uncommon in older hotels), the common areas (indoor and outdoors) are excellent. two great bar areas and a great place to start the day with breakfast.
We enjoyed our stay here and chose it because it is very central to the main areas of interest and within easy walking distance.
Our bathroom in room 338 is in need of refurbishment, is at the back of the hotel overlooking part pool area part car park.
The reception staff couldn’t do enough for us. We didn’t eat at the hotel but the food looked great and I overheard lots of positive comments.
We were lucky and were upgraded to a Junior Suite for our overnight stay here. While the view from our room wasn't the best, the room was very nicely appointed and clean. Lovely garden seating for afternoon drinks, had breakfast in the hotel restaurant. both yummy. can be pricey but your in the center of historic Charleston. Great location as restaurants, shops and historic areas are all within walking distance.