We enjoyed our trip to the King Charles Inn, but please note that a hotel is being built next door to the KCI, and they start at 8:00 AM! (Maybe not on weekends). Thankfully our room was not right beside the construction site, but some of the rooms are only a few feet away! I'm not talking hammers and drills...there is a huge crane and it "hammers" concrete pylons into the ground...the entire hotel was shaking! The construction continues until late afternoon, so don't plan an afternoon nap! It is only in the very beginning stages of construction (nothing is even built yet!), so this will be going on for a long time! Other times of the morning/night, the room was pretty quiet and we didn't hear much noise from neighbors!
On the bright side, the hotel is nice and our room was very clean. The room was pretty small (deluxe king) but was very well appointed. Bathroom was spacious enough. I can't say anything about the restaurant/bar, as we didn't go, but it was never crowded when we passed by.
Parking is right on the premises and convenient...it is very tight lot though. We lucked up and found one and didn't move until we checked out. Front desk employees were friendly enough, but never asked how our stay was when I checked out! Maybe they don't ask that question during the construction...they probably get similar answers from everyone!
The location of the hotel is very convenient! King Street runs parallel to Meeting St., where KCI is located. Tons of restaurants and shopping on King St. The Market is only 2 or 3 blocks down. The Shops at Charleston Place are located just on the other side of the KCI. We walked all over downtown...to the Market, Waterfront Park, Rainbow Row, the Battery,and shopped and ate on King St.
I would definitely stay there again, but I will probably wait until the majority of the construction next door is over!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western King Charles Hotel Charleston
- Best Western Charleston
- Charleston Best Western