I can watch people glaze over when I tell them to save those hotel points and miles. Over time they do pay off! Wyndham previously was an under used program for me. It seemed to take forever to earn enough points for a decent hotel stay. But then they changed their program for the better and I was happy to take advantage of the change. All their hotels redeem at 15,000 points. You read that correctly! The Days Inn is 15,000 points as is the Super 9, Ramada or Wyndham Grand locations.
The Mills House was not on on my radar, I was hitting all my hotel programs to hopefully find a hotel close to Charleston. But when I searched Wyndham and saw the Mills House I was a little excited. I remembered walking past the courtyard of this hotel back in 2014 and thinking it was a nice looking place in a great location!
So I quickly booked our Sunday evening in Charleston here for 15,000 points. The average rate would have been $179 plus tax for our Sunday night. On weekends the rooms run $279 so this is a great place to redeem Wyndham points in my book! Then I had an unexpected surprise in my email that I would be receiving a code for my “Go Free Plus Award from Wyndham” seven days before check in. I was not sure what that meant at the time so I tucked the email in with my other trip notes. Ends up when you book a Go Free Plus hotel they send you a discount code for $10 off a local attraction.
Parking is either valet or self parking is the attached garage on Queen street at $23 a day. We easily found the parking garage and used the second floor bridge to enter the hotel. Taking the bridge allows you to pass the pool and pool side rooms.
The Mills House is very impressive and we have not even checked in yet!
Check in was quick and very friendly. She gave us two food vouchers for use at the hotel which were much appreciated and unexpected!
Our two queen room was on the seventh floor and beautifully decorated.
Large bathroom with lots of counter space is very helpful when traveling with a teen girl.
This was our view.
The Mills House is two short city blocks from the historic market area with all the shopping and food you could want. Its less then a ten minute walk to the waterfront park. Perfect location for our time in Charleston!
Breakfast the next morning was delicious. There were several options but we usually pick french toast or waffles in our house.
Daughter went with the french toast and gave me her fruit. She loved the bacon that came with it.
I went with the pancakes and ham.
The Mills House was amazing and I would love to stay there again! We left our bags after breakfast with the valet and that worked perfectly until it was time to head to the airport.
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
More information here: http://www.millshouse.com