I'm a bit surprised the reviews here of the Fulton Lane Inn are as positive as they are. I know, I've given it a 4 overall -- mainly because of the excellent location, the friendly and helpful front-desk staff, and the reasonable price -- but ... I definitely have some complaints.
One, our room, while generally clean, had a kind of dingy feel. The carpet looked old and the walls could do with fresh paint in a brighter color. In such a colorful city as Charleston, the FLI seems oddly colorless.
Two, it was great to have breakfast delivered to our room, but the breakfast itself was blah. Grocery- ish bagels and Danish, and just plain old Kellogg's granola. Ho-hum.
Back to what I liked ... Fulton Lane is really just a little alley off King Street, so the entrance to FLI is very, very charming.
Recommended as long as you're not too picky about room decor and breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A romantic hideaway in America’s most enchanting city, The Fulton Lane Inn is private, intimate and exceptionally accommodating. The Fulton Lane Inn surrounds you with the comfort and gracious ambiance of a bygone era. Many of our spacious rooms feature oversized whirlpool baths and luxurious canopied beds, draped with hand strung netting. Other rooms boast cathedral ceilings and several offer fireplaces.Throughout, soaring windows frame captivating vistas of the city's historic skyline, punctuated with the many trademark church spires. The charm and spirit of the Old South live on in this historic inn, built by the family of Confederate blockade runner John Rugheimer. Regarded as the most sophisticated city in America, antebellum Charleston was the cradle of Southern gentility. The proper Charleston home then welcomed summer's casual pace by covering formal furnishings in airy muslin, replacing wool carpets with sisal, and positioning shutters to admit fresh breezes and to provide gentle shade. At the Fulton Lane Inn, that spirit has been beautifully recaptured. Here, light filters softly through louvered shades, casting an inviting glow on lush plants. The patina of fine woods, natural textures and soft pastels invite you to indulge in the simple pleasures of a more gracious time. During your stay, you'll be pampered with complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning. Our traditional Southern hospitality continues with sherry in the lobby each evening. Of course, our concierge is always at hand to attend to your every need. You're just a mere stroll from the famous harbor, historic homes and attractions. The Fulton Lane Inn is situated just off King Street, tucked away on a pedestrian lane in the heart of the city's famous historic district. The inn is literally surrounded by countless fascinating boutiques, scores of antique shops and elegant restaurants. There are countless ways to enjoy the Fulton Lane Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fulton Lane Hotel Charleston
- Fulton Lane Charleston