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“Excellent location, beyond great service”
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #18 of 62 Hotels in Charleston
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Great location, clean, well appointed room (with easily accessible plugs and free wi fi) what more could a girl want? Small snafus were addressed in a nice email from the manager after I completed a survey upon leaving. There was some construction noise from the lot next door but they were really on top of it. Great cheese at happy hour and even the other guests were friendly due to the great vibe. I'll definitely stay at the King Charles again on my next trip to Charleston. Loved the generously provided reccomendations. Especially Jennifer at the front desk sending us to the nearby Muse for dinner. The staff all around, were very helpful and friendly. Calling for a cab and warning me about traffic on the way to the airport. Walkable location meant we did not need a car but as my friend drove in from Atlanta, the free parking was terrific.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for the kind words regarding my staff, they really are a special team I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Charleston!

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We booked this hotel partly because it is a Best Western, one of the chains we earn points with. Well, between the time we booked and the time we traveled, they left the Best Western family but we did not know it until I got home and realized we had not earned points for our stay.

That issue aside, this is a very nice hotel in the historic center of Charleston. We arrived quite early in the day and although our room was not yet ready, the desk staff checked us in and took care of all the paperwork so that when we returned later in the afternoon we could head straight to the room. The hotel is very conveniently located to all the destinations we wanted to see in Charleston, so we set out walking after the check-in.

The room was large, well-appointed and comfortable, though the view was limited to a parking garage. We especially liked the very large bathroom which allowed us to spread our stuff out, and the shower which had both a regular head and a sprayer on a hose.

Breakfast is not included in the room price, but there is a pub next to the lobby which offered a nice menu at reasonable prices and with exceptionally fast service.

Although we checked out in the morning, we walked around the city until the afternoon and the desk staff allowed us to keep our car in the garage until we left town.

This is a hotel I would return to on a future visit to Charleston.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank mrancer
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with others! We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again in the future!

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

My wife & I stayed here for a week and all I can say is, WOW! Right from check-in, the doorman John greeted us w/a handshake & warm smile. All of the front desk staff was friendly, attentive & helpful the whole time we were there. The pub is cute & quaint, and the managers reception is a great idea. Our room was simply amazing, and I especially liked the Keurig coffee maker. The reservations manager, Casey, took the time to put champagne/chocolate in our room, knowing it was our anniversary..very sweet of her! The location is perfect, & close to everything. This is the first hotel in my 45 years that felt like home, & we were genuinely sad to leave. We will be visiting Charleston again someday, & there is nowhere else we will stay!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for celebrating your Anniversary at the King Charles Inn! I am so glad to hear Casey made it special! We hope to see you every year! Have a fantastic day!

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Charleston at this hotel and couldn't have been happier with our choice! We had a king room with a parking lot view. Because we didn't overlook the street I think our room was quieter. The room was plush, bedding, towels, furnishings, etc. The staff at the hotel was so friendly and helpful. The manager recommended a city tour to us, and one of the clerks at the front desk handled the reservations and we were so happy with the tour. We learned so much about this beautiful city! We were located just a block from the city market, which was a fun spot. And there were such a choice of restaurants within walking distance that we didn't use our car till we left the hotel. The only possible drawback is that the soundproofing between rooms isn't fabulous, but it is a historic hotel so that's understandable, and we really didn't have an issue with it. I highly recommend this particular hotel!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

We are proud to announce that on November 30th, the King Charles Inn moved to an independent boutique hotel! Thank you for the nice compliments!

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Loved this hotel. Such nice rooms, beautiful lobby, great small pool.
Centrally located! Walk to everything!!
Go to Justines for fried chicken and cola cake!
Fell in love with Charleston. I cannot wait to come back- I would stay only at the King Charles Inn!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for your kind words! Being located in the heart of the historic district sure makes a visit to Charleston relaxing. You don't have to worry about parking, driving, or walking miles to enjoy all our fine city has to offer!

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We weren't sure at first about staying at a Best Western. We tend to stay at higher end hotels, and I can honestly say I've always considered Best Western as a motel.

With that said, The King Charles Inn changed our minds. It's easy to mention that it's probably in the best location in all of downtown Charleston! But the Inn itself was magnificent. The rooms were very nicely furnished, comfortable, roomy and yes, just as nice, if not nicer than some high end hotels we've stay in. The front end staff was very friendly and helpful. The cleaning service staff was very good at their jobs and very friendly. We met our best friends for an extended weekend before Christmas, they were able to be in an adjoining room with us, and we both agreed that we loved our stay. We come to Charleston often, it one of our families favorite places to visit, and we've stayed in a lot of different hotels in Charleston. With the combination of great accommodations, friendly staff, location and yes price, we believe that the King Charles Inn I'd going to be our go to hotel in Charleston from now on. Thank you for helping make our family Christmas present a fabulous vacation.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

I am excited to hear you may return! Thank you for choosing our hotel! As of November 30th, we have opted to leave the Best Western chain and are now The King Charles Inn! This will allow us the freedom to provide our guests that added experience they are looking for in Charleston!

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed there for two night in December, and were more than pleased with our choice of hotel. Free parking, great service, clean room and walking distance to every spot we were interested in. You can't go wrong. You can walk to Poogans Porch for the best southern fried chicken and biscuits.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed not only the King Charles Inn but Charleston as well! What a great city we live in to enjoy the history, shopping and especially the wonderful food! I am glad you ate at Poogans Porch, they certainly cook up some fantastic lowcountry food! Thank you for your nice review!

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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 Family Hotel in Charleston
#4 Business Hotel in Charleston
#6 Green Hotel in Charleston
#13 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: £119 - £329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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