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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Brass Pineapple Bed And Breakfast
- Brass Pineapple Hotel Charleston