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The Restoration
Ranked #10 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about our stay over July 4th at The Restoration on King. Fantastic location to walk to great sites/shopping/restaurants, details and decor so perfect, wonderful staff, breakfast and evening wine and cheese delicious, fully equipped upscale kitchens, the most comfortable beds and soft linens, showers/shower heads top notch. I peeked in many rooms and they are all just magazine worthy. Everything you could need. It was our family's first stay and we will go back!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

ROK is one of our favorite hotels in the US and we have stayed in a ton of first class properties. This is not a full service hotel by any means. The lobby is small and there are only a few employees on duty at any given time. And, the valet and front desk (except for Nicole, who was knowledgeable, professional and very nice to boot) personnel are not Ritz-trained. It really doesn't matter to us, because the wine and cheese at 5 pm is great, the picnic basket breakfast is cool and doesn't require you to spend a couple hours of your morning at an assigned breakfast at a B&B, and the rooms are AMAZING.

We sprung for Room 301 this time, which is a king suite with a massive balcony. We even had an extra half bath/powder room. We love the decor, the large bathroom with superb water pressure, and the amazing full kitchen. We could live here for a month. And the location is the best, whether shopping King Street, eating out, or visiting a kid at College of Charleston. Love ROK and love Charleston. This place ROKs!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I have had many accommodations around the world, but I must say for a small city, the suites(actually complete apartment) with a huge great room,( eat-in kitchen and living room combined), large bedroom down the hall and well- appointed bathroom(fantastic shower) left me feeling like I was living like royalty. Breakfast arrives in a large picnic basket with so many options(bagel, croissant,smoked salmon, prosciutto, fresh orange juice, yogurt, cereal, fresh fruit,tea, coffee, muffin, eggs) delivered to your front door when you would like, make quite an impression. The wine and cheese hour is delightful in the non-obtrusive lobby. For approximately $300 a night, it is worth every penny. Centrally located on King Street(the main thorofare in town). You can even take advantage of the in-room washer/ dryer.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank markmena
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at The Restoration on King for two nights as part of a family vacation with our two twenty-something year old daughters. Two words sum it up - casual elegance. This hotel is absolutely beautiful and well-appointed -- really has to be seen on the inside to be appreciated. In our travels, we have found that having that kind of luxury can also equate to a sense of stuffiness. Not here! It felt easy to kick our shoes off and to sink into the plush chairs in the lobby while enjoying a wine and cheese reception with the other hotel guests. And our room -- no words. We stayed in a two bedroom and two bath two level room with a full Charleston-style side balcony that we thoroughly took advantage of at night to watch the activity on the street below. We wanted for nothing - expect the opportunity to stay in this place for much longer.

The staff could not have been better. Everyone seemed genuinely invested in us having a wonderful stay and had that sense of how to provide friendly, yet discreet service.

The hotel is central to just about everything you would want to see or do in Charleston. If walking is not your thing then there is always a pedi-cab or the DART trolley nearby, but even as a heavy-set middle-aged woman with bad feet, I found it easy to walk to most locations I wanted to go for restaurants, shopping and sight-seeing.

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, even if your budget allows for only a single night stay. The experience is worth it!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed for three nights and really enjoyed the luxury of this hotel. Our suite was enormous and would have been spacious even for a family of four. Much more of an apartment than a suite, it was lovely to have a washing machine and dryer. The welcome with wine and cheese was great and the staff were delightful. What more can I say?

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We used to live in Charleston but left a few years ago. We recently returned over the Easter break to visit friends.

I have stayed in most of the nice hotels in CHS including the Charleston Place, Wentworth Mansion and the Market Pavilion. The Restoration on King is in a different league when it comes to a family hotel; the rooms are awesome, comfortable, large, and modern with exposed brick walls and stainless steel kitchens. The location is perfect, right off the main road of King street (which is sometimes a little noisy but mostly OK). There is no restaurant but that is OK as you are in Charleston, one of the greatest restaurant towns in the US! Another downside is no pool but I think the only proper hotel with pool downtown is the Charleston Place.

The service (without exception) is amazing and the General Manager Howard is world class. We had a few minor issues during our stay (they are extending the hotel and power had to be shut off for 1/2 day) but these were resolved by him perfectly.

For a family with small children it is certainly the best option in Charleston. I only wish that there were more of these types of hotels in other cities.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

This boutique hotel is very conveniently located in the middle of everything. It made it easy to always come back to our room to drop off things or cool off from the hot Charleston sun. The staff was great! Always willing to help and give great advice. Loved that it was a mini apartment with full kitchen. It really made you feel like you were a native of Charleston living in the city. Breakfast was delivered in a picnic basket every morning. Beautiful presentation. My only bad thing to say is that it has ruined my experience of staying anywhere else because I will always compare every hotel to Restoration on King!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Restoration

Address: 75 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1427
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Charleston
#2 Family Hotel in Charleston
#3 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#3 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#9 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#10 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: £237 - £549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Restoration 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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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