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“Delightful” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kings Courtyard Inn
Ranked #33 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Farmington, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

We booked this inn after staying in a series of chain hotels on a 10 day road trip.It was a wonderful surprise, right in the historic district,within walking district to almost everything. The ambiance was private yet comfortable, almost like staying at an old friends house. Our room had all the creature comforts of today's modern world contained in the quaint coziness of a historic inn. The breakfast was more than filling, the afternooon wine& cheese hour was wonderfully refreshing and a great time to meet new friends and chat about the days' adventures. We have already recommended The Kings Court yard to several friends and hope to make it back ourselves soon for a return engagement.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marcy O
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
We hope that you visit again soon, as well! Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am thrilled that you had a 'delightful' visit. The unique charm of the Kings Courtyard Inn makes it a standout among chain hotels and other inns in Charleston. I am thrilled that you had such a memorable stay. Many thanks for the recommendation.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Corona, California
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

The Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of the Historic area of Charleston. You could walk to everything of interest if you wanted. They have two courtyards to sit and relax plus the indoor area. The staff was very helpful and considerate. Our room had a working fireplace and I was wishing it would be cold enough to use it!
When I saw that it is part of the Historic Inns of America, I didn't even hesitate to book it. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jana W
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Great location, in walking distance to Market Street. Working fireplace in room adds charm. Bathroom and room is a little small, but it's fine. Loved the wine and cheese in the evening, and the breakfast in the dining room. The staff is really great. The ladies in the dining room really do a great job juggling all of the guests in the morning. The concierge and desk staff were so helpful and personable.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Livestovacation_13
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Went to Charleston on a mother/daughter long weekend recently. We enjoyed the great location and wonderful hospitality at the Kings Courtyard Inn. It is in a excellent location to all the historic sites in Charleston. The rooms are a nice size for the time you do spend in there! They have a lovely complimentary breakfast that you can have in the quaint courtyard, or delivered to your room. 5pm they have cheese and wine in the courtyard too! The staff is all very hospitable and helpful to make your stay in Charleston wonderful. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grove91
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
Thank you for your glowing review of the Kings Courtyard Inn. I am thrilled that the inn provided such wonderful accommodations for you and your daughter. Charleston is the perfect city to enjoy a mother-daughter getaway. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you both back again soon.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Needville, Texas
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

My wife and I both enjoyed the King's courtyard for the past 5 days.
1)Excellent central location
2)Awesome little courtyards to relax in during the day.
3)Lovely wine hour for socializing
4)Concierges our very helpful with bookings and travel plans
5)rooms are wonderful, we had 111 with a giant four poster and an antique wardrobe and 12' ceiling
6)Breakfast was very good, but my only reluctance was giving the fifth star is that the complementary breakfast is only for cereal, yogurt and bagel. I'm trying to stick to my low carb diet so the bacon and eggs or omelette were "pay for" items. It may just be my misinterpretation of complementary breakfast, but we will definitely stay here again and will recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HerbUttsmelz
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable extended stay here at the Kings Courtyard Inn. I enjoyed your thorough review. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the comments about our complimentary continental breakfast. We believe it is a fantastic amenity to offer guests. Your feedback is very important as we work towards 100% guest satisfaction.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kings courtyard inn. The courtyard is very simple and could use a little bit of an upgrade & some tlc but our room was beautiful and very clean. It was also well maintained and very comfortable. We spent the last three nights there and it was a very convenient and wonderful location. Our room was dominated by a beautiful canopied 4 poster carved rice bed and had a gorgeous elaborately decorated tin ceiling. It was convenient to have a refrigerator in the room and the flatscreen tv looked nice but we never actually even turned it on because we enjoyed Charleston so thoroughly. Did I forget to mention that the mattress was incredibly comfortable. What a great surprise! I had a little bit of trouble sleeping the first night because of late night noise and early morning chatter in the breakfast/ court area. Admittedly I am an unusually light sleeper and the next night I had earplugs and slept much better. The ladies at the front desk were awesome. They had fantastic recommendations for dining and tours. I definitely recommend Kings Courtyard Inn for a wonderful stay in Charleston.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sonnenshine
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
Thank you for dubbing the Kings Courtyard Inn a "King Street Gem." I enjoyed reading your review. I take great pride in our staff and am always thrilled to hear such fantastic feedback. We all appreciate your feedback and are glad that you had such a great stay in Charleston. We hope to see you again this summer.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
140 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Great hotel, great location.
King and Meeting Streets just a block from City Market and the Cruise terminal.
Within a few blocks of Carriage rides, King Street is the major shopping area and close to many of the great restaurants.
Off street parking is available for a charge, 12$PD. There are two courtyards in the center of the property taht are used for breakfast and happy hour. Free wine and cheese, etc. Breakfast is ok, healthy choice and pastries. Eggs and other selections are available for a charge.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert G
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Property: Kings Courtyard Inn
Address: 198 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-3109
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Charleston
#21 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#33 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Courtyard Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1853, Kings Courtyard Inn is one of downtown Charleston, South Carolina's most historic inns. Architect Francis D. Lee designed the three-story antebellum structure in the Greek revival style with unusual Egyptian detail. The building is one of King Street's largest and oldest structures, and has had many uses during its 150 year existence. The building has housed high quality shops, private residences and at one time, the upper floors served as hotel rooms for plantation owners, shipping interests and merchant guests. Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. The Inn maintains the residential atmosphere of lower King Street, and extreme care has been taken to ensure the necessary architectural and historic accuracy for which Charleston is famous. Each of the rooms has an individual distinction. All rooms feature oversized beds- some have canopied beds and fireplaces. Many rooms boast excellent views of the inn's interior courtyards. All hotel guests receive complimentary sherry on arrival and a morning newspaper delivered to the room. They also receive a continental breakfast served each morning in their room, the courtyards, or in the breakfast room. Kings Courtyard Inn is within easy walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens, churches and only a block away from the City Market. Here, one may explore interesting shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city's many delightful restaurants. ... more   less 
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Kings Courtyard Hotel Charleston
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