In 2008 and 2009, my husband and I stayed at this hotel while visiting his mother at a nursing home nearby. While visiting Mount Pleasant with a friend this last weekend, I decided to stay here again since we enjoyed it before. If anything, I have to say it has gotten even better!
This is a good, basic, hard-working hotel with a terrific, dedicated staff. While things could use some refreshment, it doesn't creep you out at all. In fact, you feel like you're staying in the spare room at Aunt Martha's -- you know, the aunt who just doesn't see the dirt in the back of the room any longer but is so welcoming you're always happy to stay with her.
We had the room behind the elevators (which we NEVER heard) which is probably the coolest room on the floor. It is huge, with two windows and therefore two comfy window seats. The two beds are on the wall farthest from the door and there's a sleeper sofa along the wall. The TV is on the far far far side of the room which is a bit funny but we could see it fine from the bed. The bathroom is large and semi-handicapped (tub but with a sink you can roll up to and a toilet with large handrail).
While the beds were very comfortable with lots of pillows, the duvet cover on one had a 5" tear and someone had a very hard time putting on the wrinkled dust ruffles so they were both very crooked. We had plenty of towels but the shower knob was difficult to use; it felt loose but once you got the hang of it, it worked okay.
On each floor the wall around the elevator is painted with a mural of a Charleston attraction (like the bridge at Magnolia Plantation), very charming! And a vine and lacy thing has been painted around the windows at the ends of the halls. These are the things we enjoy about Best Westerns!
The breakfast is standard fare -- scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy, sausage, bread for toast, bagels, sweet rolls, cold cereals, instant oatmeal and grits, juices, whole fruits and fruit cups, yogurt, etc., etc. All kept filled and cleaned up by the friendliest voices you will hear any morning of your life!
The staff really makes this hotel. Friendly, interested, helpful, really great! less