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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Rhode Island
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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Harbourview is wonderful”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

My husband and I went to Charleston for the weekend and stayed at the Harbourview. It is a great hotel. Firstly very quiet. Which I love. I personally hate hearing people in the hallways, and banging doors, as they are shut. This place is well insulated. Plus, the location is wonderful. It is not right on King St. but right next to East Bay Ave, which I like even better. On one end of East Bay, as you head to the battery, you have wonderful architecture, and on the other, many restaurants and bars, that all very lively. If you like to walk getting to the Market, King St. etc is all very easy.

Room Tip: We asked for high floor, and water view. Which we got.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
We would like to thank you for choosing the HarbourView Inn during your recent visit to Charleston. It pleases us that you found the HarbourView Inn to be wonderful and you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will return to Charleston and stay with us again in the future.
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Ocala, FL
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Don't know where to begin, the quality at this hotel is just top notch from the time I was greeted when I pulled up with my car all the way through to my check-out just a terrific experience. Personnel are well spoken helpful, knowledgeable, ready to fix whatever comes up and just make your stay a great experience. I do a yearly get together with a friend/retired co-worker and this year we picked Charleston again because we just love the city. We look for a centrally located hotel where we can relax, park our cars and just catch-up visiting, sightseeing & shopping. This hotel made it all possible, the wine & cheese in evening is so well done, the breakfast choices are perfect and where we wished to eat & the time is great. Coffee & tea is always available, the water with lemon or orange is a real treat. The bed is sooooo comfortable & our room was quiet. We had a first floor room (115) and it wa really convenient for us, right in the atrium area ear the coffee :-) I have read about people staying stay on an upper floor because of first floor noise, but it didn't even bother us. I would stay here again & recommend it without exception.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper then go to upper rooms as the first floor has mechanical rooms that do pr...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
We are thrilled to hear you had an awesome stay with us at the HarbourView Inn. Thank you for your kind remarks regarding the staff, rooms, and the complimentary amenities. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you will stay with us again next time you visit Charleston.
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

The ideal place to stay for a nice vacation in this city.

It is a beautiful property on the water - the perfect location. It is a classic, historical property that is old and charming without seeming outdated - really everything you'd expect from an elegant hotel in this city.

The service - especially from the bellhops and parking attendants - is extraordinary and genteel. For instance, they allowed my brother in law to valet his car free of charge when he came to meet us for lunch; also, I requested a crib, and when I returned it was there, put together, with the bed made and pillows ready.

Finally, it also has some nice homey touches, like a daily wine reception, and cookies and milk every evening.

The only improvement I could see would be to add an actual temperature control to the A/C control panel, rather than just having "hot" and "cold", with "low" and "high" settings.

I really cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Room Tip: Their traditional rooms are spacious and comfortable - ~300 sq ft.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
We would like to thank you for choosing the HarbourView Inn during your recent visit to Charleston. Your comments and review are greatly appreciated. We hope you will choose to stay with us again next time you are in the area.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

we've never been so pampered. From the great gourmet breakfast, to the large historic room, to the wine and cheese socials, to the warm fresh baked cookies and milk. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. the location was perfect.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
We are grateful for the opportunity to spoil you and pleased that we did. Thank you very much for choosing the HarbourView Inn and for your review.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We couldn't have had a more enjoyable weekend. The Staff at the Harborview was extremely accomodating and helpful with our every request. It is a real treat to have all your reservations made for you and done so cheerfully! The room, meals and daily wine tasting - perfect. Location made this trip extremely pleasant as we were within walking distance to everything we enjoy. The rain held out for us to have an early Sunday morning handsome cab ride - nothing like having the road to yourself and listening to all the church bells of Charleston. We definitely will go back and soon!

Thank you Tyler, Josh, Drue, Jenn and all!

Room Tip: Harborview with a balcony is a must!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
It delights us to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and how helpful everyone was assisting you. We hope you will come back and stay with us again on a sunny day.
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College Park, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Charleston has a bevy of bed & breakfasts, so staying at a hotel may seem like an out-of-character alternative. However, the service here (and my stay overall) was phenomenal! It's at a great location-just off the potential bustle, but perfect walking distance from all the major attractions. And we had breakfast in our room each day, included!
I recommend this to you if you like enjoying your hotel experiences.

Room Tip: We stayed in the penthouse, with a balcony overlooking the harbor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
We are very pleased to hear about your experience in Charleston. Thank you for all your gracious comments and recommendation. We hope you will be back soon.
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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

My husband and I visited for a last minute romantic weekend getaway and found the Harbourview Inn completely by luck. We were extremely pleased with the location and all of the amenities (such as wine and cheese) and the sheer friendliness of the staff. We would stay with Harbourview Inn the next time we visit Charleston. Thank you!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
We are excited you chose the HarbourView Inn for your last minute getaway to Charleston. Thank you for your kind remarks about the staff and amenities. We can’t wait for you to come back and stay with us again.
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Property: Harbourview Inn
Address: 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2152
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#6 Family Hotel in Charleston
#7 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#18 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourview Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy unparalleled service and signature amenities from this AAA Four-Diamond and Condé Nast "Gold List Award" luxury hotel. Panoramic views, vast atriums and beautifully appointed guest rooms - some with private balconies, working fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs - await your arrival. From the moment you enter one of the most historic hotels in Charleston, SC, you will find modern features and services, old world charm and unpretentious Southern hospitality. The waterfront and atrium lobbies are reminiscent of Charleston's early years as a colonial nautical trading hub. They offer the perfect setting for idle reflection, a glass of wine or just the refined sport of people watching. ... more   less 
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