John and I recently had the opportunity to visit Charleston and stay at the new boutique hotel, Emeline. We had stayed at the property previously when it was under another hotel banner and we absolutely loved the location. When we saw that the property had been completely redone and was now called Emeline we jumped at the opportunity to visit. We had a lovely time and are excited to share our experience and Emeline Hotel Review.
When we arrived what we immediately noticed was the hospitality and friendliness from every single Emeline team member we had the pleasure of meeting. It genuinely seemed like everyone from the valet attendant to Thomas, the hotel manager, was thrilled to be there and excited to welcome us. The newly renovated lobby has an elevated style but is very inviting. We enjoyed the space for several hours when we met up with friends later in the weekend.
We stayed in a Collector's Suite which featured a king sized bed, beautiful marble bathroom, and a vinyl record player! Check out my room tour from my instagram stories below.
After we got settled into our room, we decided to go downstairs to Frannie & The Fox for happy hour. Right now Frannie & The Fox is only open for afternoon drinks and dinner, but they plan to eventually open for all three meals. I loved the different seating arrangements and how the restaurant opened up to a GORGEOUS courtyard with a fireplace and additional seating for al fresco dining.
Between two happy hours and dinner Friday night we tried the Blue Crab Fritters, Steamed Clams, Beef & Pork Meatballs, Hanger Steak, and Wreck Fish. Everything we tasted was excellent. The staff was also extremely accommodating with food my allergies and was always willing to ask the chef how to modify a dish. Our waitress informed us that everything is prepared fresh for each guest which is why they are able to be so accommodating. If you would like to eat at Frannie & The Fox I highly suggest making a reservation because they were busy every time we walked by.
Emeline's southern hospitality also shines in the morning. Every morning they offer complimentary coffee service from their on property coffee shop, Clerks. All you have to do is dial zero on your room phone and ask for your morning coffee and they will bring up a carafe of coffee with your milk of choice right to your room!
Since Frannie & The Fox is not open for breakfast yet, Clerks is the epicenter for morning nourishment. I highly recommend heading down and trying their menu.
I had the avocado toast with the salsa verde (add the salsa verde, trust me) and John had the breakfast sandwhich which is served on a biscuit.
They also have a full array of beverages for breakfast or any time of day.
Whether you are looking to get out and explore the city or just enjoy a relaxing weekend on property Emeline has all kinds of options for you. They even offer complimentary bikes that you can check out and ride around town.
All in all, John and I had a fantastic stay at Emeline and would highly recommend the property to anyone visiting the Holy City. If you want more Charleston recommendations check out my mini city guide here.