The Mills House Wyndham Grand
A South Carolina vacation is never complete without a stay at the historic The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel. Over the centuries, this city has retained its Victorian charm and southern hospitality and nowhere is it more evident than at The Mills House.
Originally built in 1853 by entrepreneur Otis Mills and designed by architect John E. Earle, this hotel’s prime location was chosen for its proximity to the nearby market, businesses and grand homes. When it opened its doors in November of 1853, it boasted a wrought-iron balcony imported from Philadelphia, terra-cotta window cornices from New England, and conveniences liked steam heat and running water.
Through the years, The Mills House has been host to many distinguished guests including General Robert E. Lee during the Democratic National Convention in 1860 and Theodore Roosevelt during the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition in 1901-1902. After changing hands through the 1900s and surviving a fire in 1939, the interior of The Mills House underwent a complete renovation in 1970. Although the original height was left intact, the building was divided into seven levels.
Original artwork and antiques from the 17th and 18th century can be found throughout our historic Charleston, SC lodging and great care was taken to preserve the original architectural elements to retain the grand Victorian style which defines this hotel. Today, we still strive to provide our visitors the quintessential Charleston experience with the impeccable service and luxurious accommodations Mills House guests have grown to expect over the last hundred and fifty years.