Fodor's Expert Review Bloomsbury Inn

1707 Lyttleton St., Camden, South Carolina, 29020, USA

Noted Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut wrote much of her famous account in this romantic, award-winning 1849 house built by her husband's family. The inn's four rooms are richly decorated with carved-wood or wrought-iron beds and fireplaces with antique mantels, and bathrooms are decorated with Italian tiles from the 1930s. The extravagant breakfast begins with a fruit course, includes homemade bread, and ends with an entrée such as freshly baked quiche with ham and asparagus. With just four rooms, the Bloomsbury easily fills up. Just around the corner, the equally lovely Four Oaks Inn offers three comparable guest suites.

PROS

  • great breakfast
  • impressive breakfast
  • richly decorated rooms
  • electric car charging stations on-site

CONS

  • no elevator
  • no phone in room
  • the four rooms can book far in advance
  • it's a bit too far to walk to dinner downtown

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 803-432–5858

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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