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“Past gem marred by poor upkeep”

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Brass Pineapple Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Charleston B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 May 2011

I stayed at the Brass Pineapple several years ago when I was in Charleston for work and I loved it so much that when I returned to Charleston recently for vacation, I decided to stay there again. I found the place much changed, and not for the better.
On the positive side, the common areas are beautiful, with gorgeous oak doors and paneling. The cheese plate, beverages and deserts out in the late afternoon are a real plus. The dining area is lovely, although the lace tablecloth was worn clear through in a number of big patches. The breakfast was fine. However, one morning my place mat had crumbs on it.
The Hearts and Flowers Suite was dark. The curtains are not designed to open, so I had to wind the cords around the curtains and drape them over chairs to get outside light and air into the room. There was a quiet floor fan, which I appreciated, and I kept it on the whole time. There is also an AC unit and I kept the fan on that, also. The lighting isn’t adequate and the room was dark at night, as well.
The armoire was musty, but there was another place to hang clothes and so I used that.
The bed and pillows are extremely soft. Personally, I was quite comfortable, but if you need a firm mattress, this would not work for you. The beds were remade and towels refreshed every day, which is something that you don’t often see in B&Bs for short stays.
The desk is too small to work at comfortably; you can’t even push your chair in under it.
The worst of all: the lack of maintenance to the room was appalling. Providing bathrobes in a B&B conveys elegance. But these bathrobes were worn thin in places and the belts completely frayed, so what is the point? The bathroom sink was cracked. There were water stains and bubbles on the ceiling and walls, peeling wallpaper, and holes in the skirt at the sink in the bathroom. The bedroom ceiling was covered with patches of paint, like you would see when a room is primed before it’s painted. The amenities were a hodgepodge of different brands. In and of itself, that wouldn’t seem like a big deal, but taken with everything else, it reflects a general lack of care that I wouldn’t expect in a low-priced hotel, let alone a mid-range B&B. The room did appear very clean, but given the lack of upkeep, I had to wonder how clean it really was. I did not feel like the owners cared about having the place be nice for guests.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Great hostess looks after all your needs. We were welcomed along with our Standard Poodle. Nicely appointed, comfortable, clean rooms. Within walking distance of the capitol building and very nice restaurants. Enjoyed evening happy hour and home made hot breakfast with the other guests. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank dalawon
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

I had a wonderful weekend stay at the Brass Pineapple with friends. My room was very cozy and unique (claw foot tub in room), the front porch was relaxing, the food was delicous, with lots of attention to detail (cinnamon sticks provided for tea). Great location near the capitol building and restaurants. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank misoo
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

I met friends for a weekend stay at this bed and breakfast. The breakfast was delicious, the room cozy and comfortable (I stayed in the English Gentleman), and the surrounding area very charming. Sitting on the front porch for a morning cup of coffee in the quiet, pleasant surrounding was wonderful. There is a nearby running/walking path along the river, and shopping and dining were very close by.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

This is our second stay at the B&B. Laura and Lisa catered to our every need. Great breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Conveniently located 1/2 block from capital. Great for walking, site seeing and close to many restaurants. We will be back again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Thank mawbell62
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Address: 1611 Virginia St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2113
Region: United States > West Virginia > Charleston
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Price Range: €167 - €208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brass Pineapple Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brass Pineapple Inn-Historic Stately Accommodations with Modern Amenities. Rooms have 12 foot ceilings, beautiful lighting, sturdy wood beds, private bathrooms. Breakfast Included with Room Rate. Meals and Room Service Available. Award winning accommodations. Guests include Good Morning America, Arts & Entertainment Television, PBS, Mountain Stage, Delloitte & Touche, MeadWestvaco, Bayer, Toyota, Producers from Oprah Winfrey Network. Conveniently located only 3 blocks from I-77/I-64, 3 Miles from Yeager Airport, 1/2 Block from State Capitol Complex, 1 Mile from Downtown, 3/4 Mile from Clay Center, 1.5 Miles from Civic Center. ... more   less 
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Brass Pineapple Hotel Charleston

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