The Inn at Ion

148 Civitas Street , Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 USA (Show map)


The Inn at I'On a seven room Boutique Inn. The Jacob Bond House is a "French Quarter" style stucco carriage house complete with a beautiful walled courtyard with fountian, wrought iron gates, balconies and all the charm of a bit of New Orleans right here in Charleston. Located right across the street from the main Inn it features 4 separate rooms one of which is a 2 1/2 room suite. The Inn is located in the award winning I'on community in Mt Pleasant SC only seven minutes from historic downtown Charleston and ten minutes from the beaches of Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms. Although the look and feel of the Inn will remind you of an Inn that is decades old the building has just been completed in 2009. Unlike most small intimate boutique Inns where you sacrifice amenities for charm rest assured this is not the case at the Inn at I'On. Complimentary full service gourmet breakfast is included with your room Tues thru Sunday, there is no breakfast served on Monday. Preferred seating in the dining room for dinner is also available. Our Inn guests are also members for the day at the private I'On Club featuring three swimming pools, seven lighted clay tennis courts, fitness center, club house and many special services.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Beautiful Room, Poor Food

4.0 on June 08, 2015

Beautiful room in Jacob Bond house. Super clean, weak wireless, had to hotspot from my phone. Nice courtyard to sit and drink and ION is great setting for nightime walks. Obinions is a very cool pub on the square. Breakfast was consistently bad all three days. Obvious frozen waffles, biscuits, and sausage, and the eggs were cold and rubbery. Deep fried potatoes can't go wrong. Probably the worst biscuit I've ever had. Biscuits are easy, why not make fresh! Should have something like bagels and lox too. Great servers but food is poor. Each day we got something that was still frozen in the center. Man that runs/owns? place seems chilly and uncaring. All over good value and would return but probably skip the breakfast and instead get closeby Hardee's for the courtyard.

Our Favorite happy place!!

5 on May 27, 2015

Beautiful Inn, nice surroundings, delicious meals... But most of all GREAT people! Home... Away from home!!

May Vacation

3.6 on May 26, 2015

Upon arrival the employee at the front desk checked us in but didn't seem very knowledgeable about the area. He did offer us a brochure that he appeared to just discover behind the desk. Later as I came down the stairs I saw a map behind the desk that hadn't been offered to us, so I helped myself to one. The building appears new and clean. Once we got to the 3rd floor where our room was located, I noticed a strong smell. I later put two and two together and realized it's from the large wool rugs in the rooms. Wool emits a smell when wet, and the location is very humid. The room was spacious and clean. The vent in the restroom was broken, and I was told not to worry about it even though the paper you receive upon check in says if you do not turn the vent on during showers you risk setting of fire alarms...The vent was never fixed, and I was under the impression it has been broken for some time. Luckily the fire alarms were never set off. The shower was the biggest negative. The temperature would either be really cold or really hot no matter how I turned the handle, and the water pressure was poor. The best part of staying here was getting the delicious breakfasts. The bed was comfortable, but there were only 2 pillows. I would suggest providing 4-5.

Will stay again

4.8 on May 24, 2015

My wife and I went to charleston South Carolina area for the first time to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. We were not sure what to expect when booking a room at the Inn at I'on but we're were pleasantly surprised at everything we found. We hav already decided that we will be returning to stay here again

Our 2-night stay

4.0 on May 23, 2015

The room and the breakfast were fantastic. Unfortunately the internet was not available in our room even though we were told it was working. There was no microwave or refrigerator in our room, and there was not always someone available to help. It was not a typical bed and breakfast, but the location was good for enjoying Mt. Pleasant and convenient for going into Chrleston.

Will stay again if visiting Charleston in the future

4.6 on May 22, 2015

We had a family trip to Charleston and our experience with the Inn at Ion was overall great. The room was surprisingly spacious and clean. Surrounding area was nice and safe. We had no problem driving to downtown Charleston in a couple minutes, and the Inn was also minutes' drive to the murine museum. The only disappointment was that the wifi at Bond house was not working during our whole stay and the inn didn't further communicate with us after we report the problem to them.

Lovely room and great breakfast!

4.0 on May 18, 2015

Our room was very private and very nice. The area was all newish construction including the bed and breakfast which we actually thought was nice. Good restaurants in very close walking distance. The breakfast was excellent. We will definitely think about going back!

Soputhern Comfort

4.8 on May 14, 2015

Our stay was great and this is our second experience at the Inn. The rooms are beautiful and very well kept. One small issue. There were several water bugs in the bathroom. I guess that happens in the South with the extreme humidity and heat.

Fabulous stay!

5 on May 11, 2015

We loved this inn. So clean and full of character. Large room and spa-like bathroom. The only issue we had was running out of hot water in the morning while showering. This Inn is like home, but better! Super friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious, too. Nice area in a quaint upscale neighborhood. Just minutes away from downtown. Will definitely stay again on our next trip to Charleston.

Checking Out Mt Pleasant

5 on May 09, 2015

Loved our stay at the Inn at Ion. The room was unique/clean/comfortable. Breakfast was great and provided an opportunity to meet the other guests. Great location-beautiful area and good proximity to Charleston.

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic Plantations, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Parking, Pool, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , Swimming Pools (3), Clay Tennis Courts (7), w/ clinics, Fitness Center (2), Spinning, Yoga Classes, Walking Trails, Fishing Piers, Wedding / Banquest facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, 2009 Coastal Living Idea Cottage, August 14 - October 11, Thurs. - Sat. 11 -5 & Sun. 1-5, For more information to to :,, Tickets: $10 each, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3PM - 9PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weeks require minimum stay, call for details
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit Policy: A deposit is required to secure all reservations. A valid credit card number must be provided and a deposit of 50% of the total stay will be charged to secure reservations.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Schedule: 1. Cancelled 30+ days prior to arrival: 2. Cancelled 15-29 days prior to arrival: 3. Cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival: 4. If rooms are re-booked, you will be refunded, less a booking fee Fees Charged: 1. Deposit refunded in full, less $65 rebooking fee 2. 50% of the total remaining reservation cost, + $65 rebooking fee 3. Charged in full for the entire reservation (no rebooking fee charged)



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Except on Monday when Kitchen is closed.

  • Time Served: 8-10AM Tues. - Sat. & 9AM Sun.
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Brunch on Sunday 9AM