4.4 on August 23, 2009
Just returned from a 4 day Charleston visit. the Phoebe Pember house was a wonderful home-away-from home. Christina was very charming and made our stay perfect.
4.0 on August 14, 2009
I have stayed at the Phoebe Pember House a number of times over the past year and am always delighted by my rooms, the pleasant staff, the morning breakfast, and the unique amenities this bed and breakfast offers. The Phoebe Pember House is a one-of-a-kind lodging because it offers yoga, meditation, and even private counseling on-site in a calming, centered atmosphere. The bed and breakfast is attached to a nonprofit institute called the Sophia Institute and through this organization guests at the Phoebe Pember House have access to some of the most forward thinking spiritual speakers and leaders not only in this country but from around the world. This is not a place particularly well suited to those interested in partying and going out all hours of the night. It is, however, perfect for guests looking for a place to relax and recenter while still being close to all the cultural offerings of Charleston. It seems to be the perfect place in Charleston for easy access to the downtown sights (all just a couple of blocks away it seems!) while still having a quiet 'oasis' to come back to at night. I have always had nothing but the most exceptional experiences with both the staff and the owners of this bed and breakfast. They were warm, courteous, obliging, and genuinely helpful. The staff seemed genuinely interested in making sure my visit was as pleasant as possible and they went to great lengths to help my design a great deal of my trip. I have also had some great conversations with the two owners and they always stop by at breakfast to see if everything is to my liking. All of the beds have been heavenly soft, the bathrooms modern, and the furnishings beautiful and well chosen. The rooms have obviously been restored to their original splendor. Also, the outdoor piazzas are stunning and the perfect way to relax under an arbor or with the tinkling of a fountain in the background. I will definitely return to this inn! Cheers!