It's expensive but worth it. You receive much more space for your money than you would in one of the more traditional nearby hotels. Howard, the property manager, is a phenomenally nice man who will bend over backward to make your time memorable. One evening, we called Peninsula Grill to make a reservation but were told no tables would be available. When we mentioned this to Howard, he picked up the phone and - voila - we had our table for the evening. That's the type of service you can't buy.
The location is also unbeatable - right on King, the main shopping boulevard running through the middle of Charleston. The daily made-to-order breakfast basket is a wonderful perk (albeit somewhat common among the upscale hotels in Charleston), as is the evening wine reception and rooftop sitting area. Our unit had 15-20 foot ceilings and beautiful amenities. The only thing to be aware of upon arrival is the lack of a valet bay for arriving cars - if you can't snag one of the two parking spots in front of the lobby, you'll either have to keep driving around the block or simply double park your car in the street while you run inside and find a conceirge from ROK to take your car to their dedicated lot. I had to do this once, and it didn't please the drivers behind me who had to drive into the incoming lane to get around my car.
All in all, a truly wonderful stay, attributable in equal parts to the property and to Howard. We'll definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Opened & Re-Created The Restoration welcomes you to be our guest at our newly expanded location on Charleston's iconic King Street. From food and drinks to culture and boutique shopping, we have recreated history for your enjoyment. Come get inspired and experience what the New South is all about firsthand. See below for more details. A world class hotel isn't just a place to get a good night's rest (or a refreshing afternoon tipple,) it's a meeting ground, a place where unexpected elements come together to delight, inspire and entertain. Uniting classic elegance with a natural and easy going Southern touch, The Restoration translates its hometown's vibrant local history and culture into a casually chic, luxurious hospitality experience. It's relaxed and refined and just a little bit left of center-a world where high meets low meets Low Country. The Restoration is all about community. From locals to international travelers, we provide an immersive, beautifully designed environment for guests to connect and relax. It is this civic-minded, progressive mindset that powers the Restoration brand- from our jewel box inspired spa and farm to table restaurant, to the motorcycles we custom design for guests to ride away on. This is classic Southern Hospitality, modernized with a few twists and expanded to meet and exceed the highest standards of today's luxury traveler. We welcome you to experience The Restoration first hand to see what the New South is all about. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Restoration On King Hotel Charleston