While you’ll find no shortage of boutique hotels downtown, Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant offers a fresh, relaxing, resort-style experience just one bridge away from the city.
(This post is in partnership with Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own)
Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Check in/out: 3 pm/11 am
Pet Friendly: Yes!
Fitness Center: Yes
Extras: Complimentary morning coffee, fresh fruit water always in the lobby, frequent live music
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited (which is why it’s one of the locations I’m considering for my upcoming Charleston move!). It’s easy to forget that there’s an entire city just minutes away while you’re exploring the quaint, historic neighborhoods or sitting on the dock of Shem Creek watching dolphins swim by. If fact, the merge between coastal relaxation and upbeat city streets is one of the biggest factors that draws me to Charleston.
I visited Mount Pleasant for the first time on my big road trip in June, and I couldn’t wait to go back again in September. I even stayed at the same hotel! I’ve had the pleasure of staying at some really cool properties, especially recently. While I will never pass up the opportunity to experience somewhere new, there’s just something about Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant that aligns with who I am more than anywhere else I’ve ever stayed. Maybe it’s the muted jewel-toned color palette, the vibrant blue dresser in the rooms that I desperately need in my house, or perhaps the resort-style pool area lined with palm trees. Whatever it is, the property makes me feel like I’m surrounded by the elements of my dream home rather than on a temporary vacation. I didn’t even know what my personal decor style was until I walked into this hotel for the first time and was like, “THIS, this is how I want my house to be decorated someday.”
A Vibrant Charleston Boutique Hotel
From sweetgrass basket chandeliers (I wouldn’t mind these in my house either) to a locally inspired menu at the in-house restaurant, Eliza’s Bar + Kitchen, a lot of thought went into ensuring this property embodies both the past and present elements of Mount Pleasant. You’ll even find a portrait of Eliza Lucas Pickney outside of the elevators, who is known for changing the agriculture industry by bringing indigo to South Carolina’s colonial economy as a profitable cash crop.
A more affordable alternative to hotels in downtown Charleston, Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant allows for a local, luxurious stay at a more attractive price point. The top-of-the-line fitness center (complete with a secluded yoga room), complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, and friendly front desk staff ensure you have everything need for a stress-free stay inside, while fire pits, cool cabanas, in-pool lounge chairs, and an indoor/outdoor bar add to the “on vacation” atmosphere when you step outside. You can even catch live music there often, too! It truly feels like more of a resort than just a hotel.
I already mentioned how big of a fan I am of the decor, but I also need to mention the cleanliness of the room. I am particularly on board with the modern wood-looking floors in the rooms, which I loved seeing as an alternative to traditional hotel carpet (that has to be more sanitary, right?). With convenient outlets, cozy bedding, and tasteful plush accents, I found the room to be both practical and stylish.
Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is also conveniently located around a number of things to do. Once getting settled in on the first night of my two-day stay, I headed to Shem Creek Park to watch the dolphins (it’s honestly one of my favorite places in the world because it’s so peaceful). The next day included a delicious breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, a stop in Old Village (a historic district with beautiful homes and a line of charming businesses), and a few relaxing hours on the beach at Sullivan’s Island. Note: I highly recommend the Belgium waffle with fresh berries and candied pecans – I had it both mornings of my stay and it was absolutely delicious.
As part of IHG Hotels and Resorts, every Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from its surrounding city for a unique, non-cookie-cutter experience from a trusted brand. I hope to explore more of them in the future!