Charleston Journals

An igougo.com Weekend

A December 2001 trip to Charleston by marcopolo

Wentworth Mansion Photo, Charleston, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: My wife and I took advantage of the upgraded travel option offered to igougo guides and were delighted.

An igougo.com Weekend

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The highlight of the trip was a splendid experience at the Wentworth Mansion in Charleston. This historical mansion is all that a five diamond resort/hotel should be. Our check-in went flawlessly just like the folks at IgoUgo said it would. The amenities were far better than any five star experience we have ever had. I say that knowing that the Wentworth Mansion is currently rated as a four diamond establishment. I am sure that it will be upgraded very quickly as it certainly deserves the higher ranking. Our first night was in a delightful room at the venerable Francis Marion Hotel as well. This accommodation was also booked through IgoUgo.com and as a result, we had the best room we have ever ...Read More

Wentworth Mansion

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Hotel

Wentworth Mansion Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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As previously stated, the Mansion (currently four diamond) is a five diamond establishment waiting to happen. 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 W...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2001

Wentworth Mansion
149 WENTWORTH ST
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
1-843-8531886

Francis Marion Hotel

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Hotel | "The Westin Francis Marion"

Francis Marion Hotel Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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I have stayed at the Francis Marion many times over the past forty years since I was a cadet at The Citadel and I am happy to report that it has never been better. My wife and I took advantage of our upgraded igougo.com membership to stay in a junior suite on the eleventh floor and it was quite grand in an appropriate refined Charleston way. There were two bathrooms, two televisions, a nicely appointed sitting room, a great bed, and a view of the Cooper River Bridge that was spectacular. 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 l...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 15, 2001

Francis Marion Hotel
387 KING STREET
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
843-722-0600

American Cinema and Grill

Attraction | "American Theater"

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The movie, Harry Potter, was more for my grandson than for me but the theater was a trip! We were seated at a cozy little two seat table and presented with a menu. Shortly afterwards a real waiter appeared to take our order. We had to choose between pop corn, fried chicken fingers, French Fries, nachos with cheese, etc. and beer or soda pop. 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 giv...Read More

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