Rate based on Check-in: May 10, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

3 stars
View map of 1540 Savannah Highway, P O Box 32037, Charleston, SC 29407-7845

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
104 reviews
Family Vacay

Our experience was awesome! The staff was super nice! The rooms were clean and the bed were very... See full review

  • Laurie pourie
  • Aug 6, 2014
Solid

Good choice, convenient to beach and the historic area. Good value for the area. See full review

  • Wanderer1985
  • Sep 4, 2014
Accessible hotel three miles from downtown Charleston
With the largest outdoor swimming pool and deck in Charleston, the Best Western Sweetgrass Inn offers newly renovated rooms with microwaves, refrigerators and new beds. This hotel serves a free continental breakfast and offers free wireless Internet service. The Charleston Tours shuttle picks up and drops off guests right outside the Best Western Sweetgrass Inn, for easy trips into downtown Charleston. The exterior corridor allows easy drive-up access to rooms. The Best Western Sweetgrass Inn also offers free parking.
Highlights
  • Charleston Tours shuttle stop right outside the Best Western Sweetgrass Inn
  • The Best Western Sweetgrass Inn has the largest outdoor pool and deck in Charleston
  • Free wireless Internet service
Rooms
The Best Western Sweetgrass Inn has 86 rooms and one junior suite. Some smoking rooms are available and three rooms are engineered for accessibility.

 

Dining
The well-known Bessinger's Barbecue is walking distance (0.2 mi/0.3 km).

 

Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (9.1 mi/14.6 km)
  • Amtrak station (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
  • Charleston Tours shuttle (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Charleston Visitor Center (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (7.6 mi/12.2 km)
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • Patriots Point Park/USS Yorktown (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
Business
  • Business center with free use of computer and printer
  • Fax and photocopy service available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
  • Pets allowed (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn Rooms

1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,POOL AREA,HI SPEED NET,MICRO FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,SMOK,HI SPEED NET,PILLOWTOP BD,MICR FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PLOTOP,MICRFG,HISPD,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,HISPD,PLOTOP,MICRFG,POOLVW,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HISPD,PLOTOP,MICRFG,POOLVW,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,PILLOWTOP BD,MICR FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,SMOK,HI SPEED NET,PILLOWTOP BD,MICR FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,PILLOWTOP BD,MICR FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,PILLOWTOP BD,MICR FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,SMOK,HI SPEED NET,PILLOWTOP BD,MICR FRIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,POOLVW,DELUXE,MIC RFIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,HI SPEED NET,POOLVW,DELUXE,MIC RFIG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PET FRIENDLY,MICRO,REFRIG,HI SPEED,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,HISPD,SEP LIVING AREA,SOFBED,MICRFG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Hotel Map

32.7871 -80.0103
Area served
Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Summerville, North Charleston
Nearby airports
(CHS), 7.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • American Military Museum: 1.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 3.1 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 4.2 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 4.3 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 4.3 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 4.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 4.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 4.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 4.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 4.5 mi
  • Theater99: 4.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 4.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 4.7 mi
  • American Military Museum: 1.5 mi
  • The Citadel: 3.1 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 4.2 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 4.3 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 4.3 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 4.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 4.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 4.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 4.5 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 4.5 mi
  • Theater99: 4.5 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 4.6 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 4.7 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 4.7 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 4.7 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 4.7 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 4.7 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 4.8 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 4.9 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 4.9 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 4.9 mi
  • Port Charleston: 4.9 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 4.9 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 7 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 7.8 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 9.5 mi
  • Middleton Place: 10.7 mi

Dining

Charleston Crab House
8.00 mile(s) from Charleston Crab House
Bessinger's Bar-b-Que
0.50 mile(s) from Bessinger's Bar-b-Que
Savannah's Low Country & Seafood Restaurant
2.70 mile(s) from Savannah's Low Country & Seafood Restaurant
Nakato Japanese Steakhouse
2.60 mile(s) from Nakato Japanese Steakhouse
George's Sports Bar and Grill
0.50 mile(s) from George's Sports Bar and Grill
Wally Gators
3.00 mile(s) from Wally Gators
Ocean Garden Chinese Restaurant
3.00 mile(s) from Ocean Garden Chinese Restaurant
all downtown restaurants
3.00 mile(s) from all downtown restaurants, Hank's, SNOB, Charleston Grill, Hyman's, High Cotton, Magnolia's, Blossom, Cypress, McCrady's, Peninsula Grill, AW Shucks, Vickery's
Olympic Restaurant & Bakery
0.80 mile(s) from Olympic Restaurant & Bakery
Famous Joe's Bar and Grill
3.00 mile(s) from Famous Joe's Bar and Grill

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
104 out of 104
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Szuting C.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Okay in general

Room: It was a little dent when we first arrived(went away when we left the AC open for couple hours), and the building seems a bit old. In the morning I smelled some trash odor. Nothing seems to bother me tremendously, but I guess i was wishing a little bit cleaner/brighter environment in general. It may be because we were located the very back so we don't get much sunlight and fresh air. Location: pretty convenient to Folly Beach and downtown, both within 20 minutes when no traffic. The staff told us traffic could be bad over the weekdays during rush hour. There are plenty of restaurants in the area which is very easy to get food. Breakfast: simple breakfast food, mostly serve yourself kinda thing. the dining area was pretty clean in general Service: very friendly an attentive :) Everyone greet you and smile which makes the overall experience enjoyable. I wouldn't mind staying here again next time. I guess we booked the hotel very last minute, so the fee was a bit high. Overall it was a pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jeffrey C.
Business
Wilton
Jan 5, 2015

Meh

OK but a bit down at the heels. Nothing great except perhaps the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If you are driving and just need a room near Charleston this will do.

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderer1985
Business
Atlanta
Sep 4, 2014

Solid

Good choice, convenient to beach and the historic area. Good value for the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Carriage Ride in Historic Charleston is worth doing.

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Melku
Business
Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 3, 2014

Stay somewhere else

I would not stay at this hotel again. The room was fine and the bathroom was old and outdated. We stayed there 6 nights and our room wasn't cleaned two of the days. We left the hotel at 9am. There is no excuse for it not being done. Our phone wasn't working so I had to walk down to the front desk to get some towels. I told the lady at the desk the phone wasn't working and never sent someone up to fix it. And just an FYI, the doors to the rooms are on the outside of the building. The supposed big pool wasn't all that big. I wouldn't recommend this room to anyone. Spend a little more money and stay somewhere nicer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is some dining close to the hotel. You can drive downtown in about 10 minutes.

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Laurie pourie
Business
Kershaw, sc
Aug 6, 2014

Family Vacay

Our experience was awesome! The staff was super nice! The rooms were clean and the bed were very comfy!! Our kids enjoyed the pool, and the toys that were provided for them to play with in the pool! The only bad part was there was no elevator. But, we didn't mind it to much! Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay and get away for a few days! We had a blast!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Nurse from Africa
Business
Africa
Feb 27, 2014

Personal bussines trip.

As a first time traveler to the USA, I have got the first impression about this country influenced also by my stay at Best Western Hotel, which still has room for improvement on customer servicies. The bathroom was the most unpleasant part of the entire room.Also, the fact that the door of the room is directly into the street, with no "protective" coridor, gave me a sense of insecurity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

King street shops on down town.

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gzork the Martian
Business
Earth
Feb 2, 2014

Good for Stop Over

Easy to find, well situated on Nat'l hwy 17. Rooms large and comfy, nice pool/patio area for warmer times. Decent restaurants nearby, not gourmet, but the buffet barbecue place has good quality and quite reasonable for what you get. Very popular with old folks and 300 pounders.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Practical Traveller
Business
Columbia
Aug 17, 2013

Clean room, good location, friendly staff

The Sweetgrass Inn is near to fun consignment and thrift stores and only about 12 miles from Folly Beach. The staff was courteous and helpful and the room was fine. It's not for those who want a pampered stay, but clean and friendly with a free breakfast (waffles, cereal, sweet rolls, apples, bananas and yogurts)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nirlep Indian restaurant has fantastic food for fans of ethnic restaurants.

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dezology
Business
Charlotte, NC
Jul 22, 2013

Beach Trip

Check-in/out was easy and the rooms were exactly as pictured. Super comfy beds and pillows!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Sweetgrass Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BKGuy
Business
NYC
Jul 14, 2013

You get what you pay for

Decent hotel for the money. The sink didn't drain, the faucet leaked and there was hair on the bed. What really disturbed me was that the police were at the hotel at least 3 times in my 3 day stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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