The Andrew Pinkney Inn maintains the quaint looking exterior with a hint of wrought iron and some eye-catching window boxes, bursting with a variety of blossoms and a riot of color. When one enters the lobby, the greeting is warm and the fragrance of coffee and cookies, that are served all day, entices further investigation. Perhaps it is those scents that I associate with my grandmother's kitchen that immediately made me feel comfortable but it was the friendly and welcoming staff that sold me on the "attitude" of the Inn. The impressive three-story atrium ceiling and travertine flooring in the fire-placed lobby hints at the treat one might expect in taking a room at the Pinkney Inn, but ease with which the staff at the Pinkney Inn offers solicitous service that makes their guests feel comfortable and truly at home in the boutique style inn.
The Inn contains 37 guestrooms in various sizes and amenities with a soothing palette in hushed tones, plantation shutters, select botanical art and some interesting features that bring to mind sultry evenings on the beaches of the West Indies. From the standard room to the bi-level suite, one can expect extra little touches in the fine details such as luxury bathroom accoutrement and in the greater comforts such as large flat screen televisions in every room. The well designed yet unpretentious decor speaks of the level of comfort one is afforded at this inn. The Andrew Pinkney strikes a perfect balance of meticulous attention to details and maintenance while providing the ease of casual elegance and unfussy comfort.
The rooftop terrace cafe at the Andrew Pinkney Inn is where continental breakfast of gourmet coffee, muffins and pastry or fresh fruit is served. The cafe, lined with topiary trees and blooming window boxes, offers a lovely view of the city and the water and a fine point to begin one's day whether in town for business or pleasure. A business traveler will be well equipped at the Pinkney, which has a state of the art business center and free wireless Internet service. There is also meeting space and business hospitality available at the inn.
Leisure travelers will be equally pleased that the inn is located only steps away from Meeting Street, Market Street, the waterfront and all the action on East Bay Street yet with the quiet, side street location of the inn, street noise and traffic sounds will not interfere with a sound night's rest. Since one can walk to many of the sites of the city, the parking garage right next door to the inn is also a handy addition to the list of conveniences enjoyed by guests of the inn. The restaurant guide offered by the inn has complete menus of all the area restaurants so one can select a restaurant and time their reservation so he or she assured of a pleasant dining experience.
The Andrew Pinckney Inn was meticulously restored from a double tenement built sometime around 1840 adjacent to lands belonging to the Pinckneys, one of Charleston, South Carolina's oldest and most prominent families. The building was built by two of the four Charleston businessmen who comprised the City Lands Company and purchased part of this area in 1836. With a common wall between the new and finely finished units, they served as well to do residences for the two prominent men for many years. You'll enjoy modern amenities while keeping the splendor of the old south. Plan an evening on our Rooftop Garden Terrace and view spectacular sunsets silhouetting our enchanted Charleston.
The comfortable decor and extra amenities in the rooms and suites make the Andrew Pinkney Inn an excellent value. Fastidious maintenance, improvements and upgrades are also commendable facets to the Pinkney personality but it's the down-to-earth, outgoing, friendly management and staff attention to the minute details and guest's needs that earn the Andrew Pinkney Inn a 3-diamond *** rating.