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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is right in the middle of all the action of the historic town of Charleston. We were able to walk EVERYWHERE, from tours to museums to breakfast and dinner. Fantastic location.
The room was clean and average sized. The bed and pillows were comfy. I personally HATE the new barn door style of bathroom doors, and that would probably be my only complaint. It is like you are in a closet with a light curtain separating the rest of the room. It's not really a door.
Lobby was always booming with life. We did not have an opportunity to enjoy the courtyard because we were constantly on the go. In addition, they were setting up for a wedding on Saturday and breaking down the set up on Sunday. (There were at least 10 weddings nearby Saturday night.)
There was a lot of noise early Sunday morning. For a quiet little town with very little movement, I was surprised.
Stopped by for lunch on Saturday and what a pleasant surprise. We sat at the bar and watched some football. It was busy as they were preparing for a wedding however the food and service was excellent !! Melanie was absolutely divine, next time I come in to Charleston I will definitely stay at the Millshouse and I hope Melanie continues to work there because she’s an asset to your company.
The good: friendly staff, reasonable pricing, good location, beautiful lobby, decent amenities, quiet on the upper floors.
The bad (and ugly): small worn out bathrooms, old mattresses that have huge human size divots in them, rug stains, noisy when when you have a lower floored room.
Overall an OK place to stay, the bed isn't very comfortable, and the bathroom could use a redesign and new fixtures. But overall good to slightly above average.