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Cannonboro Inn

184 Ashley Avenue , Charleston, SC 29403 USA (Show map)
4.6
45 Reviews
$109 - $250
per night

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About

A true taste of the South - this circa 1853 historic home offers beautifully decorated bedrooms with antique four poster and canopied beds. Known as Charleston's Full Southern Breakfast Place, the Cannonboro Inn is a place to be pampered-sleep until the aroma of one of our sumptuous breakfasts lures you to the piazza overlooking a low country garden and fountain. After breakfast tour nearby historic sites on touring bicycles and return to afternoon tea.

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Overall
4.6

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

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The weekend of March 14

4.8 on April 14, 2014

I and most of my family stayed here while attending my granddaughters wedding. We especially enjoyed the service of manager Lynn and her staff. Lynn made our stay at Cannonboro Inn outstanding.


charming, comfortable, and convenient

5 on January 27, 2014

My husband and I had a relaxing and very enjoyable stay at Cannonboro Inn. Our room was lovely, charming, spacious and very comfortable. We had full breakfasts every morning which were the best meals we had during our vacation. The members of the staff were so friendly and helpful with whatever need we had. The inn was conveniently located within walking distance of the historic places in Charleston.


Great find. Hidden Gem.

5 on November 19, 2013

Staff, place itself, and food was outstanding. Stay here.


Southern Hospitality at it's best

4.6 on July 16, 2013

The staff were warm & friendly and the breakfasts were excellent not your typical continental boring meals at some B/D. This was a hot cooked to order southern dish and we were served a different dish every day of our 3 nights there. The rooms were comfortable & clean. Location was excellent located directly across the medical university and only a few blocks walking distance to the historic district on King & Market streets. The staff had accurate info on dining and activities. We enjoyed are stay at Cannonboro and would defiantly return again.


Awesome place to stay!

5 on April 13, 2013

I stayed here while in town for an interview at MUSC. Our room was clean and very homely. It reminded me of my grandmother's house. The breakfast was really good and the staff was very friendly. They serve afternoon wine and snacks which were good as well. I really don't have a negative thing to say about the place. We stayed there on a half off special that they offered in the tourism off season, I suggest that you take advantage of this if you are planning a trip to Charleston. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone that visits this great city!


Beautiful Southern Inn

4.6 on April 08, 2013

My husband and I are "seasoned" B n B'ers... We stayed at the Inn in September, for a short Vacation... The room was comfortable, large and lovely, hospitality of the staff was awesome, and the friendliness and knowledge of the Innkeeper as to the local Restaurants was outstanding. The breakfasts were "to die for"... definitely worth the stay! We would definitely stay there again!


It's Real!

5 on January 10, 2013

A real B & B! Vintage house with easy walking distance to inner Charleston, and a hot breakfast. The wine and snacks in the evening were a real treat. My wife and I were there New Year's eve 2012, were warmly welcomed by the Inn Keeper and we really enjoyed chatting with the other guests. Try it.


Ron & Gail Oliver

5 on November 07, 2012

Dear Friends at Cannonboro: We spent five nights at the Cannonboro in early June of this year. I am late in sending you our heartfelt thanks for a wonderful visit. We especially enjoyed our morning breakfasts on the veranda and how you all spoiled us rotten. Marie (our host) and Barry (the owner) made our visit so plesent with spectacular breakfasts and helpful and informative conversations with Barry in which he shared a weatlh of knowledge about the house and the town of Charleston. Several local eatery's were recomended and were awesome as well. We have been to Charleston many times and brought our 18 year old daughter and our best friends and thier 19 year old son. It was thier first time to Charleston (our daughter was three last time) and the stay at the Cannonboro made our return to Charleston after 15 years truly remarkable. We plan to return much sooner than 15 years and the Cannonboro will be our place to stay, Slightly North of Broad in a quite neighborhood, we would highly recomend a stay at the Cannonboro. Ron & Gail Oliver Corona, CA


Wonderful Getaway!

5 on July 19, 2012

We needed a four day break and are so glad we chose the Cannonboro Inn B&B! My first contact was by phone with Marie. She made it easy to pick a room. Told us the scoop on each and though most were filled this weekend, offered to let us switch to another room as others opened Monday. So we got to experience two rooms in one stay! The beds were very comfortable in both. I have a bad back and am like the princess and the pea when it comes to beds. I slept like a rock in both quiet ornate rooms. When we checked in, she showed us the crackers and savory spread (which changed each day), great cran-raisin infused fudge, and two wine decanters to enjoy while she discussed restaurant plans for our evening. When it was time for Marie to leave, she informed us that Elaina, the second of four innkeepers we’d meet would arrive shortly. In the morning we met Susan speaking with Jan. Susan served our gourmet breakfasts each morning (each very different and delicious)! Trish (a housekeeper) helped serve the breakfasts with a big smile. Trish actually moved our heavy suitcase and belongings to the second room while we were out in Charleston having fun! She got a big tip from us. The Inn is well kept. There was a man outside preparing to paint the railings, calking, etc. and later I saw someone trimming the lower branches off a beautiful tall palm tree. Miss Jan (the head innkeeper) graciously walked with us a block to their sister Ashley Inn B&B to set us up with bicycles to roam the city for the afternoon. Every person went above and beyond our expectations. The Inns are convenient to everything. Directly across the street is MUSC and a few blocks away is C of C. Nearby is a free public trolley bus with multiple routes to the entire peninsula. We’ve used many historic B&B’s. None have treated us better.


Romantic weekend

5 on February 20, 2012

At the last minute we found this B&B and are so very glad we did! Room was beautiful and very comfortable (Room #4). Afternoon tea was a terrific touch. Wait staff was friendly and the inn keeper was quite helpful. She even made reservations at the 11th hour for a romantic dinner at Lana's (would highly recommend the braised short ribs & parmesan rissoto). We used the inn's bicycles to ride down to Market Street (so you know it had to be close because we're not in the greatest shape!). Would highly recommend this B&B and will be going back ourselves!


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From I-26 following Meeting St. to Calhoun, right to Ashley, right to 184 Ashley

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Plantations and gardens, Harbour Tours, Performing Theater, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Private entrance , Complimentary bicycles, Afternoon tea and home-baked goods, Full gourmet breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-5:30
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes on the piazza only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes over the age of 10.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Length of stay - gaurantee for full amount on credit card, or check for full amount.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marie

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Innkeeper's hobbies are gourmet cooking and interior decorating. During extensive travels throughout the world, the owners acquired a love for the quaint, personal service of small bed and breakfast.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Southern

  • Serving Location: Piazza over-looking the garden weather permitting, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , restricted Diet, upon request


Signature Dish

our Full Southern Breakfast
Our breakfasts vary daily. A favorite on our menu is Orange Croissant French Toast with Glazed Kielbasa. It's topped with a Grand-Marnier Walnut Sauce.


Details

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184 Ashley Avenue , Charleston, SC 29403 USA (Show map)

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