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Belmond Charleston Place
Ranked #13 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews
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“Best location in Charleston”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

we stayed here for our wedding...and it is the best location to everything in Charleston. King Street is attached to the hotel....Starbucks outside the back entrance, Market street is 45 second walk away, all the restaurants on Bay Street a 5 minute walk through a charming area of the city.

The hotel is going under a major renovation. Request the renovated rooms....huge difference.

Do not sleep on floor 4....it has the pool and spa on it and receives triple the foot traffic and noise.

Concierge and front desk staff were great.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Very good service and pleasant staff. Will definitely stay here again. Ideal location for shopping and sight seeing. Enjoyed the surrounding areas especially the numerous resturants. The resturant in the hotel itself was also really great.

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Chamonix, France
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

A hotel with excellent facilities in a good place, but too pleased with itself. The reception staff consider it acceptable to keep customers waiting. There is no record of previous visits. The Charleston Grill is good but not as good as its staff appear to think, nor is the service up to international standards. The management is clearly complacent

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Just concluded a wonderful weekend at the Charleston Place. In a nutshell, the hotel is great I was impressed with the service of literally everyone with whom we came in contact. Check-in was a breeze, the guys in the front were great pointing me toward a wine shop and where to take a scenic run. You feel the history at this place and it's a "go big or go home" place to spend the weekend. Location literally could not be more perfect.

Two small issues...First, we were in what was ostensibly a renovated room. The HVAC was simply not good enough. The temperature did not get in the zip code of the "target temperature" selected (yes, I like it cold, but despite selecting 66, it never got below 69). To boot, it got downright hot overnight because the system cycled on and off. The noise of the system switching itself back on was loud enough to wake me up and I don't consider myself a light sleeper.

The TV skipping/pausing/freezing issue is well documented and obviously true. This is a solvable problem by demanding solution from their provider to selected a new one. That it has lingered on suggests that management is not placing sufficient effort on resolving it which is disappointing.

Negatives aside, I would return without thinking twice. The place looked and felt "Charleston," which is about all one can ask for a weekend crashpad.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Not long ago I wrote a review about the French Quarter Inn calling it the best hotel in Charleston, SC. I now freely admit that I spoke too soon. Having now stayed and dined at Charleston Place as well, I believe that Belmond Charleston Place is the true #1 hotel in Charleston. There are a number of reasons. To begin, the rooms at each hotel are comparable. And while the evening "tea" at the FQ-Inn is wonderful, that is all there is. At CP however, start with a fabulous SPA with a large rooftop salt water pool and a comfortable sun deck and the FQ Inn is unable to compete at this level. Charleston Grill also gives CP the nod over the restaurant at the FQ Inn. But these are hardly the only reasons. FQ Inn is a "victim" of its own success. You just can't get a room there and if you are "lucky" enough to get one, the price simply does not justify what you get for the dollar (a nice room and a tea). Bottom line: you get more for less at Charleston Place.

CP is clearly the winner in this 2 horse race. However, if you are more comfortable with a quiet sedentary stay while you are in Charleston, choose the FQ Inn. But if you prefer a more vibrant atmosphere; if you are under the age of 90 or young at heart, CP is the place to be.

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Upstate New York
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Charleston Place is a great hotel. It is luxurious and accommodating. The location couldn't be better right in the middle of the city. The room size was perfect, the bathrooms are spacious with a beautiful roomy, double spray head shower. Beds were very comfortable. Not a lot of down sides, the bar is nice but very small and right in the middle of the lobby. The staff was fair, we had a few lukewarm encounters, otherwise very good. I would stay here again without hesitation.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Charleston is a very lovely city. Charleston Place is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the market and all types of activities. The hotel is going through some remodeling but they are doing it correctly a few rooms on a floor at a time. No noise at all during our stay and the new rooms are beautiful! Great food, and great people! Southern Hospitality

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Belmond Charleston Place
Address: 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Charleston
#4 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#10 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#11 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#17 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Charleston Place 5*
Number of rooms: 434
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Charleston’s premier hotel just steps from famous homes, museums and churches. World-class luxurious accommodations including European spa; rooftop pool; “The Club,” a private concierge level located on the top two floors; multiple award-winning restaurants; 20 exclusive boutiques and the legendary Belmond service, all in the heart of downtown. ... more   less 
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Place Hotel Charleston
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