A December 2001 trip
to Charleston by marcopolo
Quote: My wife and I took advantage of the upgraded travel option offered to igougo guides and were delighted.
The house was completed in 1886. It was built in the Second Empire style, and it was and it remains, one of the finest architectual jewels in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
I cannot imagine anyone finding fault with the location, ambiance, furnishings, or the staff. Our room was magnificiently furnished and luxurious enough to house royalty. The bathroom design was the best I have ever run across. It had acres of space, a huge enclosed glass shower, an oversize whirlpool, and a private toilet room within the bathroom. The king sized bed was out of Gone With the Wind. There was a comfortable lounge for reading, two televisions, a CD music center, magnificient high ceilings, and a sense of history and comfort that permeated throughout the mansion.
The weather was spectacular and the thermometer hit 75 degrees. The mansion boasts at least ten large air conditioners and our room had an adjustable temperature control which I kept on 68 degrees. The history of the mansion can be read at www.wentworthmansion.com. I will mention the fourth floor had a winding staircase that led to a cupola with huge glass windows that offer one of the finest views of the city. Go to their website to learn about the mystery of the cupola''s purpose. Strangely enough my wife''s father had worked in this mansion nearly fifty years ago when the mansion was used as something else. Experience this wonderful and historic location if you have the chance.
The mansion offered a wonderful continental breakfast, free daily hors d''oeves, and complimentary cordials throughout the day.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2001
149 WENTWORTH ST
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Hotel | "The Westin Francis Marion"
Our first impressions were very positive as we were greeted by a highly motivated staff at the front door. Valet parking was available and I recommend that you take advantage of it. Next up was the revamped lobby. This spacious area was tremendously improved since our last stay. After a truly restful night we went downstairs to be greeted by the doorman who suggested a half dozen nice places to eat breakfast. After a stroll through the Farmers Market past the Old Citadel we returned to the restaurant at the Francis Marion for a course of Eggs Benedict which were moderately priced, well prepared, and more than ample.
In short, our stay at the Francis Marion was a smashing success and our hats are off to the igougo staff member (Paul) who set it up for us.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 15, 2001
Francis Marion Hotel
387 KING STREET
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Attraction | "American Theater"
The pop corn was three dollars with free refills. The seats were not traditional movie theater style but I found mine to be very comfortable. Where was this place when I was young and still dating? We tried the nachos with cheese, chicken strips, pop corn shrimp, and Amstel Lite Beer with a coke for the little man. On a scale of one to ten I would give the food a seven, the service a nine, and the novelty a ten.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2001
American Cinema and Grill
446 King St
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
+1 843 853 0246