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King Charles Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Eustis, Florida
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4 reviews
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“Great Hotel!”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We loved our stay at the King Charles in December '13. It's an older hotel, but they have decorated it very nicely and it is very clean. Our room was quiet and had plenty of space for the two of us. The café/bar at the hotel was also nice. There is a beautiful seating/reading area with a fireplace as well as a pool. The staff was great the entire time - very friendly. This hotel is in a good location for exploring much of the downtown area on foot (especially for the price as compared to the others downtown). We will definitely be staying at this location during future trips to Charleston.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you so much for the positive feedback during your recent stay! I am pleased to hear that you liked our recent renovations and especially our customer service! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future!
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

The King Charles Inn (although lowrise and somewhat "motor hotel" -like features recently renovated rooms and attractive common areas. It appears that the hotel is meticulously maintained. Strangely, I kept looking for things that Anthony, the Hotel Impossible guy, would complain about and I really couldn't find any. The rooms have all the amenities you would expect from a first-class hotel and the location can't be beat. The room was very clean and the staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. The location, in the heart of the Historic District, is excellent. Rates are typically less than the larger hotels in Charleston and so it can be a great value. If you have a car, the free parking is a great benefit. My only tiny complaint is that the bathroom door lock didn't work.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review! The hotel may have been built in 1959 but we continue to modernize it and I am glad you noticed how nice it is! My staff and I take such pride in it and we are thrilled to hear you brag on the cleanliness and especially our customer service! We enjoy exceeding the guests expectations! Thank you again and have a great day!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Our three night stay at King Charles Inn could not have been better. It has a great location in the heart of the Charleston historic district. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was very friendly and helpful and some superb restaurants are in walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with others! Have a great day!
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I just completed a three night stay at the King Charles Inn. The staff is very attentive and genuine. They were all very sincere in their interest in helping you enjoy your stay at the King Charles as well as Charleston. The room (I was upgraded upon arrival to a King) was extremely clean and seemed recently remodeled. The decor was pleasant. There were a couple of common areas where guests were welcome to relax, such as by the pool (not this weekend !---Charleston just survived a recent cold snap), or by the fire in a small sitting area. We stayed at the Inn at the recommendation of the College of Charleston. The Inn was within easy walking distance to the College, as well as many tourist sites and restaurants. Thank you for a nice stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
I am thrilled to hear you liked our new updates! The Upper lobby is amazing with the wrought iron gate for a table top and the locally made hand crafted light fixtures! My favorite is the restaurant tables that are reclaimed wood from our local Hampton Park! We appreciate you telling others about your wonderful visit! Have an awesome day!
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We stayed at the King Charles Inn earlier this week when a freak ice storm hit. The city essentially shut down and we had to stay an extra day as a result. I can't say enough about how wonderful the manager and all her staff in trying to make our stay pleasant. Very few restaurants were open, but the staff spent a lot of time find out which ones were open for those of us who were stranded in Charleston. The staff constantly apologized for the weather and asked what they could do to assist us. I would highly recommend this hotel, great location, staff and happy hour is fun too.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
You are right...what a crazy week in Charleston it was with the ice and bridge closings! Fortunately, we survived together and made the best out of it! Thank you for the nice review and I hope you will be able to return again and take advantage of our wonderful City!
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Great location, newly remodeled, very clean and comfortable. Lovely decor. Free parking. Close to everything. Fun happy hour with complimentary cheese, crackers and olives + great place to meet fellow travelers and find out great restaurants and places of interest. Very friendly staff-eager to help. (I left some earrings there and they quickly mailed them to me). I am so happy we stayed here and will definitely return. 5 stars! Great value

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
I am delighted to read your review! The evening Managers Reception with the complimentary cheese, crackers, fruit and Happy Hour is my favorite time of the day! This is my opportunity to meet and greet our guests! Thanks again for joining us and we hope to see you again!
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Unicoi, Tennessee
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We just returned from staying at the King Charles Inn on the weekend of 1/25/14. Since our last visit they have done a remodeling of the restaurant and cocktail (happy hour) areas. The makeover is right on! The decor is quite attractive, the expand cheese and fruit selection is great, the food menu offers some good selections, and of course, the service both in the restaurant/cocktail area and the hotel itself are everything you would expect and more! Everything else about this location is as good as ever, with excellent attention to detail, and an obvious desire to make sure the client is satisfied to the very best of their ability to do so. The manager goes out of her way to assure details are not overlooked. All that combined with the complimentary on-site parking, and convenient location makes the King Charles Inn one of the very best places to stay. Don't miss it.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
It brings me great joy to read your awesome review about our new upgrades! BREW Pub and Café opened last year and our guests just love it! Thank you for the compliments on the décor! I am delighted to hear that we not only met but exceeded your expectations!
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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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