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“Comfortable Inn on King Street” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fulton Lane Inn
Ranked #20 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Comfortable Inn on King Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Fulton Inn for four nights and it was the perfect accommodation for us. A room with two double beds on the second floor, facing the back parking lot with a lovey big tree at our window. The room was just right, not too much extra space but enough to move around in. At times in the early morning I did hear workers outside in the parking lot, but it did not last for long. The bathroom was also sufficient and well decorated. I prefer little to no lace at the Inns or B&Bs I stay at and this one satisfied me with a clean design and no lace. A simple breakfast was served at the sister Inn next door and they had a wine and cheese hour as well. The location was perfect for shopping and about a 10 minute walk to the upper King Street area filled with restaurants. Also, if you turned down Market Street then you entered the East Bay Street area of shops and restaurants. Therefore situated between both popular neighborhoods. We loved it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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
      Service
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1 Thank CharStan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was a very nice hotel in an excellent location. The rooms were pleasant and comfortable. Lovely bright rooms and wide halls, and a nice feel to the place. Breakfast was delicious - it was continental but you can choose as much as you want. It is served in your room, and you select it the night before, but you can select pastries, and fruit, and cereal, and yogurt, and a hard boiled egg if that is what you want - you are not limited in the quantities. The other option is to eat in the courtyard of the adjoining hotel. The breakfast choices are essentially the same, although the courtyard includes oatmeal. There was some trouble with the delivery timing - 2 of the 4 mornings the breakfast was not delivered during the time requested (you are given a choice of half hour windows) and each time we had to call down after the delivery time had passed and ask for our order to be delivered. One morning we actually need to leave to be on a tour, so it was a bit of a problem.

The location is in the heart of downtown Charleston with many wonderful restaurants and historical buildings nearby, and is in the centre of a very nice (and expensive) shopping district. It is about a 20 minute walk from the main Visitor Centre, which is where many of the tours leave from. There are free trolleys that travel around the city, including to the Visitor Centre, but we found that they don't correspond closely to the times on the schedules, so give yourself extra time if you are relying on them.

One small point - we asked to have our noon check-out time extended by 45 minutes, and were refused. I have never had a delayed check-out time request of less than an hour refused by any hotel, so I was surprised and disappointed by that. They did offer to store our luggage for that time, but that didn't help us. Still, we would go back

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kelly M
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Crofton, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I just got back from an anniversary trip to Charleston. We stayed at the Fulton Lane Inn, in one of their suites. It was huge, with a great bathroom space. We barely had to drive anywhere since the hotel is so close to everything.The only thing to be aware of is that the hotel is right off of Kings St so in the mornings, it can be a little noisy from the street. It's a very cozy and classic hotel with incredible service. Housekeeping did a great job every day and the front desk was always super friendly. We will definitely be staying here whenever we return to Charleston.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ashley J
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

On our 6 week trip we booked thru hotwire and again scored a gem. The rooms are large, have at least 16ft ceilings, indies breakfast and it's walking distance to great dining and bars and the service was lovely. U just need to add parking at $12 out the back if driving. Would stay again!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We did not originally choose Fulton Lane we we're staying at a hotel that was off the beaten path. We decided to find a hotel near the City Market and King Street we picked a good one. Our room was very nice the service was very good the staff went out of their way to accommodate. We arrived really early Wyatt went out of his way to make us feel comfortable with real southern charm.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NYKNICKSFAN
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Fulton Lane Inn, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Fulton Lane Inn and taking the time to review your stay. I am glad to read that our central location suited your needs and exceeded your expectations. I am thrilled to hear that the staff was accommodating and helpful in every way. We look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our 10 year anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The room was large and comfortable and I love the fact that they continue to use old fashioned keys. The location of the inn was perfect. We walked to everything- dining, shopping and attractions. The complimentary breakfast was a big plus and not something commonly offered at hotels in Charleston. We also visited the complimentary wine and cheese reception at their sister hotel one evening which was nice. All staff we encountered were polite and very knowledgable about restaurant and attractions. They were always willing to help with reservations and making plans. I would recommend this hotel and plan on staying here when we return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Katie E
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Fulton Lane Inn, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your special stay at the Fulton Lane Inn. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the location and the historic property. Being just steps away from King Street with countless shops, restaurants and historic attractions is a wonderful way to enjoy all that Charleston has to offer. The complimentary breakfast is an amenity that we love to offer our guests and I am happy you enjoyed it. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This was my husband and I first bed and breakfast. I wanted something clean, quaint and historic looking. The Fulton Lane met all of my criteria! The staff there is phenomenal! They really make you feel comfortable. We arrived early and thought we would have to wait hours before we could get into our room, however Wyatt, put a rush on it and called us when it was ready. Any place we wanted to visit the staff was eager and able to help us make decisions, directions and full of information. We took advantage of having our continental breakfast in our room each morning. There is wine and cheese in the evening where you can enjoy in a intimate environment.The location is great, walking distance from most everything local. Side entry which is ideal, you're not going in and out on a busy street nor directly to a parking lot. I really did enjoy my stay there, it was worth it and I would definitely stay there again! I have to mention Wyatt again because he was awesome!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa S
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Property: Fulton Lane Inn
Address: 202 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-3109
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#22 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Fulton Lane Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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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