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“King is most appropriate name”
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Traverse City, Michigan
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“King is most appropriate name”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Top flight service from the second you get out of your vehicle. Been a while since I have seen such dedication to satisfaction from every member of the staff. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Great to be so close to everything.

Green Features: Love the conservative practices with the linens and bedding.
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
What a wonderful compliment! We sincerely appreciate your business and cannot thank you enough for sharing this review with others on-line!
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We loved staying there for 5 nights. The staff was incredibly nice and polite. the doorman remembered our names and greeted us with a friendly smile each time we were coming back. The hotel is located just steps from King Street and restaurants. We chose to have our breakfast at the hotel. We could easily eat for 8-10 dollars and the portions were very plentiful. At night we could enjoy a glass in front of the fireplace. It is really a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for the glowing review! I am especially happy to see that you found our staff to be extremely friendly and helpful! Our Upper Lobby has been recently renovated and it was nice to hear you enjoyed its cozy atmosphere! Have a great day!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed here for 4 enjoyable nights after Christmas. Charleston is a small city, especially when you consider the heart of the city. This hotel is located at the northern part of downtown, but it was walking distance to everything. Upon arrival, we were greeted by very friendly doormen who took our baggage to the room. All the staff was very helpful. We stayed in a king bedroom, which was quite spacious, well decorated, and maintained. We didn't have the best view (overlooking the parking garage), but we spent most of our time wandering the beautiful streets. The only issue we had during our stay was that the heater broke one night. Luckily they sent someone to fix it right away.

There's a restaurant located in the hotel, but there were too many good food choices around for us to try it. My favorite thing about this hotel was the location. It's right across the street from FIG, which is one of the highest rated restaurants in the city. But then again there are SO MANY great food options in this city. Market Street is just a couple blocks down as well. If you like walking as much as we do, you can walk anywhere in the historic district from the hotel. We even walked to the aquarium and Fort Sumter ferry (only a 15 min stroll). If you're planning on exploring downtown, then there's really no need for a car during your stay.

It's not a fancy hotel, but I'd recommend it! Great value for the quality and location!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for the kind words! Your valued opinion means a lot to us! We appreciate your business and hope you have a great day!
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed there on our way from FL to WV and we loved it. The hotel is superbly located in the historic district of Charleston, the hotel staff was amazingly helpful and nice, the hotel is gorgeous, as was the room and the beds super comfortable. It was very quiet as well. Really wish we could have stayed longer. Only problem is that they cannot accommodate more than 2 kids in the room as their largest room is two double beds and they won't allow a roll away bed in it:(

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your honest feedback! I hope you enjoyed your time in Charleston. Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn!
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Hubert, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

The Hotel is in a great location and our room was small but clean: Did not spend too much time in our room so small was just fine for us The Staff is top notch. Josh and Jessica (not sure of her name but she is originally from Cincinnati) were the best. They worked in the Lounge/Pub, made us feel very welcome. Malcolm is a Bellhop and on arrival he was our 1st impression, he was all smiles and extremely helpful. He recommended Jestines to us for our Dinner, and it is literally right around the corner from the hotel, but that's another review. This hotel is just a few blocks from the Market and 1 block from King Street. Every staff person was great and I am sorry I did not write their names down so I could give them the recognition they deserve.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
We appreciate your 5 Star Review! Thank you for allowing us to serve you!
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

This hotel is located in a great part of Charleston - close enough to walk to everything, but not in the middle of where it is noisy at night! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean. Shower has great water pressure. They have on-site, off-street parking which was great. We will stay here again on our next visit to Charleston.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your wonderful compliments regarding our staff and especially the free parking. Parking is very rare in downtown Charleston; so to be able to offer on-site and complimentary parking included in the rate certainly makes a huge difference!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Staff was so helpful in getting us to all the places and restaurants we wanted to visit. Lounge was perfect for a quick and good breakfast to get us on our day of touring, Queen with balcony (loved the extra space) was way to go. Everyone was so nice from the maids in the halls with their good mornings to the bartenders at night for a nite-cap. Stayed for Thanksgiving and will be back to Charleston and the King Charles Inn.

Room Tip: corner suite on the 4th floor nice and roomy.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thank you for celebrating your Thanksgiving holiday in Charleston! We appreciate your kind words regarding the staff and will certainly share your kudo's! Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn!
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Property: King Charles Inn
Address: 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1697
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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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Charleston
#6 Green Hotel in Charleston
#10 Family Hotel in Charleston
#13 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — King Charles Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King Charles Inn is ideally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Beautiful guest rooms feature hand-crafted furniture, flat screen HD TVs, Free Wifi and much more. The King Charles Inn is one of the only hotels in downtown that offers COMPLIMENTARY PARKING! Join us nightly in BREW Pub for complimentary snacks and Happy Hour. ... more   less 
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