This place is truly the best kept secret in Charelston! I found it on line while researching places to stay for a September wedding. I just didn't want to stay at a chain hotel and found the Inn at I'on randomly and took a chance. I even talked another couple into taking a chance, too. Boy... am I ever glad we did. I will never forget this place, and neither will my friends. I can still taste Fernando's (their chef) breakfast shrimp and grits and his cherizo, pepper and egg wraps...mmmm. Mike and his staff provided friendly, curtious service. An evening glass of wine in the rocking chairs on our deck off our room.priceless. I could go on (and on) but I'll let you go make your reservation and find out for yourself! Ps the neighborhood is amazing...walk around shopping, and don't miss the Irish pub across the street and the Belgian Gelato place a couple of blocks away!! I
Annelise and the house manager, Martha, made my husband and I feel right at home and as welcome as personal friends. Our room on the lower level was lovely and the first floor dining and living rooms are beautiful examples of a traditional Charleston home. We enjoyed the afternoon social time that allowed us to learn more about Charleston as well as enjoying the company of the other guests. 15 Church Street is an excellent location as it is close to the Battery and within easy walking distance of the city trolley system. We hope that we'll be able to return to see more of Charleston and, if so, we'll certainly plan on staying with Jack and Annalise.
We stayed here for our 20th anniversary weekend and had lovely time. Jack and Annelise are the most wonderful hosts. We felt like longtime friends! Our room (the blue room) was clean, spacious, bright and had wonderful views. Sitting on the porch in the morning and getting to know the other guests and talking with Jack and Annelise was our favorite part! Breakfast was delicious and the cocktail hour was just perfect. If you want to experience Charleston and meet some fabulous people, stop researching and book here. You won't be disappointed! Thank you Jack and Annelise! We hope to be back soon!
My husband and I stayed at The Inn at Ion while we were helping our granddaughter move in to her dorm at The College of Charleston. We loved it!!!! After all the hustle and bustle of busy Charleston (which we loved) it was wonderful coming to The Inn for some peace and quititude!
What a great B&B to get away and rest but....it's still in the middle of the historical district with tons of things to do. The breakfasts were very nice, afternoon social hours great with tasty treats. The staff was so accommodating with great ideas for dinning and sight seeing. I really loved the Victoria Room, so spacious and well appointed, with a wonder river view. I definitely recommend a stay at the Cuthbert House!
We were recently in the area for a wedding, and the location was ideal, so we decided to give it a try. From the moment we checked in until departure, we were very impressed. Very comfortable, very clean, safe and very friendly. We enjoyed having a cup of coffee out on the dock overlooking the tidal marsh after breakfast the first morning. We will be back anytime we are in the area.
We were only able to stay one night while heading home from a NC beach vacation, but may have to return! Gracious hospitality, a real knack for bringing guests together over complimentary wine and hors d'ouevres and an outstanding breakfast - just what a B&B should be - but all too often isn't!
This was our first bed & breakfast stay and we truly enjoyed it. We were looking for a relaxing weekend and we found it here. The inn has a great porch with views of the water and easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The owner took time to talk to us and the staff were both friendly and helpful in their suggestions for restaurants, etc. We stayed in the Oak room which was a good mix of historic and modern -- had a big walk in shower that was really nice. Breakfast both days was delicious and the afternoon social/snack hour was a fun experience too.
Jack, Annelise, Martha, Drifter, Franny, and Clarence were all wonderful hosts. From the moment we arrived, they made us feel like we had known them for many years. We were even afforded an impromptu Harbor tour on Jack's boat on a wonderful Sunday afternoon. We hope to return for many years to come.
Dr and Mrs. Simmons take great pride in their home and wish to share it with their guests. Not only is the home magnificent but the warmth is evident in everything. By choice, my breakfast was typically Southern but the menu was varied and wonderful. They were helpful to help me plan my days to absorb the Charleston history. Providing local information was invaluable. The stay could not have been better. I would return to 15 Church Street: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House in a minute, Jo Skibby
The Inn is lovely! The room we stayed was beautiful. It had a private a large bathroom with a very large tub. The room was in pristine and the beach themed decor instantly put you at ease. There's even an elevator for luggage and wheelchairs. The Inn also gives you a pass to the club across the street that has a 24hr gym, 3 pools and tennis courts! The breakfast was scrumptious! You placed your order the night before and came down the next morning and Sat at your personal table in the sun room. It was such a wonderful romantic stay that we can't wait to come back!
I was less than happy with the traffic at street level and the pace of the location, I generally expected a more quiet and slower traffic at the doors and found it just to busy and noisy. room was very good and loved it ...but in a different location
Our stay at the Plantation Oaks Inn was terrific. The Inn was located about 15 minutes away from Historic Downtown Charleston and the Staff was great. They helped with locations and places to see while we were there. Wished they had an evening get together with snacks, but all was good.
The Inn at Ion was comfortable and well appointed. The only problem we had was with noise. The walls are very thin and there is a lot of traffic on the road our room faced. Each room has a designated parking spot. Very nice and convenient. Also breakfast is $15 a person extra. The pool was just down the street at a country club and was wonderful.
We always love staying at the Inn at Ion. Everyone is so friendly. The breakfast is very tasty and the rooms comfortable and very attractive. For the price and the location, you cannot beat it. I highly recommend staying there!
Visiting Charleston for a few days. The Inn at Ion provided a great quiet location for our family of 4. Close to beaches & a short drive to Charleston. Access to a pool was a bonus. The breakfast provided was delicious! We enjoyed placing our order the night before & having our breakfast ready for us. We would highly recommend staying here.
Jack and Annelise made us feel like welcomed guests in their home. Their home is beautiful and they are very gracious hosts. They helped us truly experience the Charleston culture and learn her history. We will definitely go back again!
Located across the bay in a quiet neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant, this is a wonderful relaxing place to stay within walking distance of a great restaurant, Langdon's, and easy driving distance of its sister restaurant, Opal, which is also outstanding. And there are lots of other great places to eat in Mt. Pleasant. The Club at Ion privilege is fantastic -- you won't find a better swimming pool anywhere.