We booked this hotel a few days before the Labor Day weekend and took advantage of an online offer they had. The driving instructions they sent us are very good and took us right to the parking lot behind the hotel. We were checked in by a friendly staff member and in our room within 10 minutes.
The room was very spacious and right next to the elevator. This really wasn't a problem, as noise from our fellow hotel guests was nonexistent. The noise from passers-by on the street in the middle of the night was enough to interrupt sleep (even on the 3rd floor). We were also awakened at 5 am by a knock on the door one night, only to find nobody there. So, needless to say, between that and the light coming in from the street lamps (the curtains don't cover the top windows), we didn't sleep too well.
Breakfast is delivered to the room between a time frame you decide the night before. The first day, this worked well. The second day, we were expecting breakfast between 7:30-8 am, only to have it arrive it 8:15 am. There were apologies for the tardiness as the tray was delivered. Still ...
Cleanliness of the room was okay. The shower still had some dust bunnies that were missed from the previous guest(s). The couch was older and not too comfy. The TV only can be viewed from the couch, not the bed. Free wifi in the rooms.
The staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful in getting us where we needed to go. However, it would have been nice if they had known that the tea plantation was closed on Labor Day (and saved us a half hour drive to the middle of nowhere), rather than just handing us driving directions.
While our stay was just okay, with the multitude of lodging options available, we will probably stay elsewhere next time.
- 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