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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This hotel is across the street from the harbor as the name implies but it is within walking distance of almost all of downtown Charleston. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Coffee is out 24/7 and always fresh. M&Ms near front desk a nice touch. Milk and cookies in the late evening coming back to hotel. The staff made me feel right at home. Breakfast delivered to our room at the time asked for a plus.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 116AMO
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear 116AMO,

As confirmed by your glowing review and the hundreds of other reviews, HarbourView Inn is lucky to have possibly the best location in Historic Charleston. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with future travelers. We are happy you took advantage of our convenient location and enjoyed our complimentary services and cozy accommodations. A very special thank you for commending our hard working service team as well; they are our most valued asset in delivering quality experiences. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to the Big Apple.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed here for our anniversary for 1 night in March. They upgraded our room on check-in to a harbor view suite which was really nice. The rooms were very comfortable, with Tempurpedic beds and a large sitting area. They also had a huge bathroom with large Jacuzzi tub. We should have ordered the breakfast as Charleston downtown is not conducive to breakfast eating establishments. Easy walking distance to many highlights like the Battery, Custom House, many great restaurants (lunch/dinner) and close to the market & shopping. We will definitely try to stay here again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John B
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear John B,

I am elated that you loved the services and accommodations of the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate your kind words and thank you for sharing your experience of complimentary amenities and easy traveling to all the sites of Historic Charleston. We look forward to your next visit and we send our best to you in Colorado.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

My daughter and I stayed there this past week for three nights and we had a wonderful stay. The staff is very attentive and friendly along with the perfect location to all the hot spots in Charleston. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. The perks that come along with your stay are simply the icing on the cake and add even more value. Unlimited M&M's in the lobby, cookies an milk at night and an enjoyable breakfast each morning...who could ask for more. Again, the location is prime and an easy walk to the market, waterfront, shopping and numerous restaurants. We will stay here again for certain when back in Charleston.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank MissSiu
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear MissSiu,

I am cheek to cheek as I read of another exceptional Mother-Daughter trip spent at the HarbourView Inn. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and future travelers. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our perfect location and complimentary services, of course including the M&Ms. I know our team appreciates your kind words and I can add that they are truly the most valued asset in delivering quality experiences to our guests. We hope to accommodate you again and we send our best to you and your family.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
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HarbourView Inn

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

This small, quaint and quiet hotel is in the perfect location to explore historic Charleston by foot and if you don't feel like walking the free trolley stops right in front of the hotel. The Tempur-Pedic beds were exceptional, the breakfast choices were perfect and light; the wine and cheese reception daily was a welcome treat after a day of exploring and walking, the roof garden was a welcome retreat, and the rooms were beautiful. Oh, and the service was top notch. I was at the hotel for 5 nights and I would definitely stay here again. I went on a mother-daughter trip with my aging mom and the hotel really made our first trip to Charleston heavenly. It was expensive, but less than some of the other top hotels. Note: no gym and no pool, but they do have a relationship with a nearby gym and we walked so much each day I didn't feel I needed it.

Room Tip: Make sure to get a view of the fountain or park. If you are out all day and don't care about th...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank bnjabba
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear Bnjabba,

I am delighted to read about your great mother-daughter trip spent at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate you helping spread the word of our services to future travelers. We are thrilled you took advantage of the ideal location that only the HarbourView Inn can offer in Historic Charleston, and enjoyed the complimentary services and cozy accommodations. A very special thank you for complementing the services of our team, as they are truly our most valued asset in delivering quality experiences. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to California.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We were here 2 nights in February. They upgraded our room on check-in to a harbor view which was really nice. The rooms were very comfortable, with cozy tempurpedic beds and sitting area. Huge bathroom! We arrived in time for a wine and cheese reception, which was a great start to a mini-vacation. The breakfast that was included arrived promptly every morning and when we returned each evening the room was cleaned and the beds turned down. Who doesn't love a little chocolate left on the pillow?

The hotel was ideally located. We parked the car and didn't see it for two days as we walked all over historic Charleston.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Tracey M
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear Tracey M,

I am thrilled you found the HarbourView Inn to be a great place to stay during your mini vacation in Historic Charleston. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate you sharing your positive experience with future travelers. We are happy you took advantage of our convenient location and enjoyed our cozy accommodations and complimentary services. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to beautiful Santa Barbara.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
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HarbourView Inn

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We have stayed here twice now and honestly don't know if you could stay anywhere else after two wonderful experiences.

The hotel itself is beautiful. Rooms decorated lovely and full of wonderful amenities. However, I'm sure you could find equal beauty and amenities at many of the downtown Charleston hotels. It's not this that sets this place apart. It's the staff! The wonderful, friendly, fun, accommodating, full of surprises staff that make you feel like returning over again. It's the attention to details and the special touches.

Our first visit was a Christmas present from and with our parents. We fell in love with the staff then during Playoff’s in January. They made wonderful suggestions on where we could watch the games; they were prepared with umbrellas for the rain that hit one night, they were jovial and joking about teams, just made you feel like a friend coming over to their house. On our return for the evening, they reminded us of the cookies and invited us down for them. They made us laugh, made us feel special and made it worth it.

On our second visit, it was our anniversary and they went the extra mile. The first evening, we came up to our room to find a bottle of chilled Prosecco, two flutes and even the radio was turned on to a romantic music station. What a nice touch! In addition, they had left a personalized anniversary note for us. The second night, we brought our own bottle of Prosecco in and we asked to borrow some glasses. Marcus at the front desk took the bottle away and returned with it in an ice bucket, chilling and prepared with two glasses. They make you feel special during a regular stay and extra special during a celebratory stay. Marcus, Lisa and Sabrina at the front desk are remarkable! Can’t say enough about them. They are appreciated and are one of the main reasons we will return!

Overall, Harborview Inn, steeped in beauty and history, across from a lovely view of the water, walking distance to everything and the friendliest staff you can imagine, maintains our vote for favorite hotel in Charleston. Happy travels all… ask questions if you have them.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank oinee
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Dear Oinee,

Thank you for this splendid and eloquent review of your experience at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate your kind remarks which will help spread the word of our specialized services to future guests of Historic Charleston. We are happy you find our accommodations to be lovely and welcoming, and we are thrilled you enjoyed the Sparkling Wine and the other services we offer. I send an extra special thank you for complementing our hard working and personable service team. Our team is our greatest asset in delivering a quality experience, and I know they appreciate your kind words. We hope to welcome you back for a third trip in the future and we send our best to you and your family in North Carolina.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
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HarbourView Inn

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Harbourview Inn, Charleston, and had a wonderful time. The Inn is ideally located in the historic part of Charleston, within close proximity of all popular restaurants, historic tours, key places of interest, the markets, tourist walks, etc. We dined out each evening, but did have breakfast at the Inn. The hotel provided wine tasting & cheese evenings, which we found did not have a lot of atmosphere, but there are plenty of bars within close proximity which does provide atmosphere. Our room was great, and contained a fireplace. Staff were very friendly, polite, efficient, & courteous, and we'd stay again.

Room Tip: We chose a top floor room (L4) overlooking the harbour.
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Thank Brian F
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Dear Brian F,

Thank you for your kind words of approval. On behalf of the entire HarbourView Inn team, we appreciate you sharing your experience and we are pleased that you enjoyed Historic Charleston, our complimentary services and our ideal location and views that only the HarbourView Inn can offer. A special thank you for complementing our team; they are our greatest asset. We would be thrilled to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to you in Sydney.

Please contact me directly if I may assist you and it will be a pleasure to help.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn

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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: £204 - £455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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