Old Academy Bed and Breakfast

904 Hampton Street , Walterboro, 29488 USA (Show map)


The Old Academy was originally built and used as Walterboro's first school house. It is now a charming, fully restored Georgian style home which received the William Lowndes Award in 1998 from the Colleton County Historical Society for the preservation of an historic building. Located in Walterboro's historic district and within walking distance to the downtown area and many antique shops. Enjoy an old fashioned fountain coke at the corner drugstore on Main St. Only an hour away from Charleston, Savannah and Hilton Head. Each room has been carefully decorated to reflect warmth and comfort and Jean's award winning gourmet breakfast is sure to delight.

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Innkeepers: Don & Jean Sterling



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Old Academy B&B

5 on April 21, 2015

Excellent service, excellent accommodations, and excellent food. A great B&B and one you don't want to miss. The innkeepers are the most wonderful people.

Clean, Comfortable & Congenial

5 on February 25, 2015

We have been staying here for several years on our way home from Florida, and it is always a quiet, relaxing place to settle into any one of their rooms. With Carmine's Italian Restaurant nearby for dinner, it makes for an easy off/on to I-95 for bed, breakfast & dinner. It is immaculate, the beds are comfortable, the breakfasts are excellent and the hosts, Don & Jean, are very nice people. We look forward to seeing them every year.

A wonderful B&B

4.6 on October 01, 2014

Carol and I were taking a trip to see our son and wanted to stay the night at a halfway point and this turned out to be Walterboro, SC. We have stayed at a number of B&B’s and this one was the most elegant one that we have stayed in. It has been fully renovated by its owners and it shows how wonderful a B&B can be to stay in. I wish we could have stayed a few more days but we were on a time schedule and could not. The owners were very attentive to our every needs and the breakfast was wonderful. We recommend the Old Academy B&B and plan on returning when we can stay longer and enjoy the hospitality of the owners Don and Jean.

Thank god for this!

5 on August 28, 2013

We ended up here unexpectedly and had a wonderful night!

Wonderful experience!!

5 on November 26, 2012

We normally stay in hotels on our drive to Florida and had never stayed at a B&B because of privacy concerns. This entire experience was wonderful. We did book the largest room which also had a very large bath, a king size bed with a great mattress and lovely quality linens that had actually been IRONED!! The house was beautiful and immaculate. Breakfast was DELICIOUS. Best coffee ever, home made pecan rolls ( I am still salivating) and eggs Benedict. What more can I say except the Sterlings were gracious and lovely. Look forward to returning.


5 on October 08, 2012

So clean! Even the end of the toilet tissue roll was folded in a triangle. Everything was well thought out and items to feel like home. Very peaceful and restful. Loved it! We are celebrating our 50th anniversary and a night in this wonderful B&B was just an awesome addition to our anniversary vacation.

Southern Hospitality at its finest!

5 on July 26, 2012

Charming, elegant, & outstanding service!

Wonderful Stay

5 on July 09, 2012

Don and Jean were gracious friendly hosts for our two nights in Walterboro. Breakfast was delicious both mornings. My wife raved about the wonderful sheets. A great place to stay for any occasion in Walterboro, or a good "halfway" stop for those traveling north or south on I-95. They iron their sheets, which really makes them crisp and comfy!

Attended a wedding in Walterboro and stayed in this beautiful, quiet place.

5 on June 07, 2012

So much better than a hotel or motel. Innkeepers were most hospitable and freindly, accomodations were immaculate, beds were comfortable, atmosphere was quiet, breakfast was superb. Would recomend 'Old Academy' to anyone looking for quality accomodations, the price was most reasonable. Thank you.

Southern Hospitality at its Finest

5 on May 06, 2012

This is a hidden gem tucked away on historic Hampton Street. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and quiet. The owners are warm and charming hosts.

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Rooms & Rates

Nancy's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Susan's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

Dawn's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Robin's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Charleston, SC (CHS) 50 miles

Directions to property:

from I-95 south,use exit 57 turn left on Bells Hiway,proceed to Jeffries Blvd,turn right,go to fourth traffic light,turn left on Hampton St,we are .9 of a mile down on right.From I-95 north,use exit 53,turn right,go to second traffic light,turn right.We are .9 of a mile down on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, South Carolina Artisan center, Great Swamp Sanctuary, River, Ruins

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Internet Service, Library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night deposit
  • Cancellations: 72 hours



Don & Jean Sterling

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About the innkeepers

Collectables and gardening

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  • Time Served: 8am/9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Honey pecan french toast