Quality Inn & Suites Patriots Pt.
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... a real mix again, forest, corn, cotton and peanuts, a few livestock places sprinkled about, and of course churches abounding. We had our picnic lunch in one spacious Baptist Church grounds, acres of neatly mown lawn around the impressive brick buildings. Some of the churches are very magnificent, others very plain, all have neat lawns.
The lawns of these states are very very extensive, huge acreages are mowed here, areas we would run a few sheep on in ...
... and had it again.
I have a pattern now to just spend my first half day to day crusing around the town I'm in, just checking out the sights and getting the feel of the place. The main reason why I came to Charleston was to see the houses, specifically the antebellum houses. I certainly had my chance now! I headed into the heart of Charleston through the main shopping district that was filled with boutique after boutique of everything you could possibly want (except ...
... my old SAIC days.
Our next trip was a boat ride out to Fort Sumter where the first shots were heard, which started the Civil War. Enjoyed the history lesson from the spot where it all started. You can feel the history all around the Fort and when it was quiet hear the canon fire!
The city has a great feel with the Southern charm, water and some great restoration of historic ...
... had a great vibe but he food and service were both just OK. We would have rather left earlier and had more time in Asheville but it was worth a try.
Maybe for another trip we can just explore Charleston and Savannah but for now we are just excited to get to Asheville.
See you in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Love, Team ...
Friday, February 25, 2011 - Daniel Island, SC
Rainy today, promises for sun and clear flying tomorrow. We leave for Atlanta at about 2:00, then a 5-ish departure for Lima, Peru, arriving just before midnight. Will look for a flat space to sleep a little before the 4:30 AM connection to Iquitos in the Upper Amazon Region of Peru. Iquitos - population about 300,000 and the largest city in the world not served by road ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quality Inn & Suites Patriots Pt. Mount Pleasant
Great hotel and breakfast!
We have stayed here twice on vacations in the Charleston area. Patriots Point (military ships to visit plus shuttle to Fort Sumter) is just down the road. This hotel is right before you cross the "big" bridge into Charleston. The room was nice and clean. The breakfast was outstanding for a hotel - hot breakfast with all the fixins. The hotel is not to far from Shem Creek for great seafood dining or the beaches.
My family took a fourth of July trip to Charleston and this was the perfect choice for lodging. I chose this hotel based on the reviews of others, and we were very pleased. It was out of the way enough to be quiet, but central to everything we did. Just over the bridge from downtown Charelston, right down the road from the Patriot's Point museum and golf course, and just a drive away from public beaches and other attractions. The fireworks at Patriot's Point from the USS Yorktown were fantastic, and we just had to walk from the hotel while others had to deal with traffic and parking. The only complaint I have is the dampness of the room. It was VERY humid in July, and that may have been a factor, and it may help to stay on the upper floors. We were on the first on the slab so that probably made it worse. The staff was great, especially Sheila, our morning breakfast hostess. She gets to know each person and makes you feel very welcome in the mornings. They also have a bulletin board at the front desk telling of area attractions, the weather for the week, and other helpful info. If you choose this one, you will come out just fine!
We have stayed at quality inns for some time, but have found that many have slipped from their usual "quality". Patriots Pointe Inn is better than many hotels in their class. When my daughter was married recently we used this hotel for the wedding guests. They gave us one of the best prices of any hotel in Charleston. The staff was so friendly--I asked if they had been given orders from management to be so friendly--they had. I have never seen someone work as hard as the lady in charge of the hot breakfast daily. One of the best experiences I have had staying at a hotel. The hotel is VERY clean and well appointed---well above average. The excellent rating is for my impression overall.
We stayed for one night at this hotel in Mount Pleasant. We booked a standard room, with 2 Queen beds. The room was ok - you can tell the property has had many guests. We were disappointed in the amount of space in our room. From the reviews we read, we expected the room to be larger. The bathroom was very small. The vanity area was in the actual bathroom. The shower felt cramped. The cleanliness was average - stray hair on the sink, dirt in the grout between tiles on the bathroom floor, a pen top and crumpled paper on the floor near one of the beds, etc. Sheets on bed were very thin and so were the bathroom towels. Coffee maker in room looked old and stained - hairdryer in bathroom had general grime on it. The room was also decorated in very dark colors, with very dark carpet and dark furnishings - not my personal taste, but someone else may not care. Hotel was packed with guests, so they obviously do not have a problem keeping rooms booked. I feel this may be because of the friendly, attentive staff. The staff was extremely cheerful and helpful, greeting you all the time with smiles and "good mornings". Cheerful front desk staff will answer questions and gladly give you maps and directions to where you need to go. Free hot breakfast is included. The woman that runs the breakfast is WONDERFUL. She was so friendly and such a sweetheart to everyone. She keeps the buffet stocked with plenty of food including hot scrambled eggs and bacon. I don't think they were "real" eggs, but heck.. they were free! Other items include Danishes, oatmeal, grits cooked in a crock pot, cold cereals, toast and biscuits. Check in and check out was easy and efficient - no problems at all. The actual hotel room itself gets a " C ", but the staff gets an A plus! We paid $119.00 a night, plus tax for the room. I felt this was a bit pricey for this sort of lodging.. but for the Charleston area, this is considered a "budget" hotel. If you are watching your pennies, there is a great budget restaurant around the corner. Nothing fancy, but they serve the best pizza, calzones and salads, etc. It is called Andolinis. The two of us ordered a lot of food for $19.00. The entrees and pizzas are served piping hot and freshly prepared.
We booked this hotel last minute for a quick trip to Mt. Pleasant to handle some business. We essentially chose it because it was the only thing available. The hotel was actually pretty nice for the price (we usually stay at 4 or 5 star places in Charleston like Charleston Place). However, when we walked in our room there was a dirty sock on the floor leftover from a previous guest! Other than that it was clean. The part that was difficult for us was the noise. It was unbearable. We spent several hours trying to fall asleep after a long day with loud noises above us (it sounded like people were running back and forth and dropping things). We called the front desk but they really couldn't do anything, the walls are just thin. We turned on the fan, etc, nothing helped. After we finally fell asleep around 3 am, we were awoken early by housekeeping staff having an argument in the room next to us. The breakfast was good, but didn't make up for the noise. Even though it was clean, I would never stay there again because of the noise factor.
I have to say that this was one of the best hotel experiences we have had! When we first checked in to our room we found that our couch was wet (evidently someone had sat on the couch with a wet bathing suit) so when I called down to the front desk they immediately moved us to another suite - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. The room was a great value for the money that we spent (I did quite a bit of research looking for the most bang for my buck) and we had plenty of room for the 4 of us. The breakfast that is included in the room rate was not your typical breakfast - it was a HOT buffet breakfast with eggs, bacon, grits, gravy, cereal and all the other things you find at a restaurant's buffet breakfast. The location was very convienent to Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and the USS Yorktownand after having had a previously rotten experience at a hotel that we found on the internet I was very excited to find that this hotel was everything (and more) that the site said it was. I strongly recommend this hotel to any one looking to go to the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant area!!
I can not express how wonderful this hotel stay was for me and my family. Although this is considered a "budget" hotel, we definitely did not get "budget" customer service. From the moment that you walk in, you feel like you are in another world. The front desk staff was exceptional. Always smiling and greeting us every time we walked in the lobby. The room was larger than most hotels in this price range. The room was very clean. In fact, the entire hotel was clean. It was evident that although the building was not new, they really tried to keep it well maintained. I also can not say enough about the breakfast and kitchen staff. I have never received a complimentary BUFFET breakfast in this class of hotels. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly and even thought enough to memorize my kids names and give us a personal greeting each morning of our stay. What a wonderful hotel...we will definitely stay there again!!
bad bad place to stay, we per booked this hotel by our travel agent and ending up to pay for it twice. We will never stay here again, the manager on duty was a discrace for the hotel bussiness..... never again ,will we stay here again
Stay there for the breakfast!
We always stay at the Quality Suites at Patriots Point when we go to Charleston. The rooms are nice and the people are nice but the breakfast is to die for. They have a lady names Brit who runs the Breakfast and she deserves a crown. They have eggs, grits(cooked correctly), bacon and everything else you can think of. We look forward to seeing her each time we visit. She makes sure that everyone has a wonderful experience there. They should feature her in an advertisement for Quality Suites. She seems to love what she is doing.
Very Good Alternative to Historic District Hotels
My wife and I were glad we stayed at this hotel located just across the river from Charleston's historic district. The one-room suite we had was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The service provided by the staff was excellent, especially, the cheerful lady who prepared the deluxe continental breakfast. We could walk to the Naval Museum at Patriot's point and it was just a few minutes by car or shuttle bus to downtown Charleston. There wasn't anything to see out the window so this isn't a hotel for anyone that wants inspiring views. We'd definitely stay here again if we make it back to the Charleston area. Restaurants were close by but the best ones were in town.