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“Creepy Hallways, Clean but Tiny Rooms, and Construction”
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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“Creepy Hallways, Clean but Tiny Rooms, and Construction”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Our room was clean and pretty nice, but really tiny as well. The hallways, elevators, and parking areas are all due for an intense makeover. And the outside construction was a big turn off for my sisters and I, due to the dumpiness in added, but did not affect our sleep at all. Kathleen checked us in and was very kind and relatively helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thank you for the honest feedback. I apologize if we did not exceed your expectations. We have recently completed the Guest room and public space renovation; the hallways are also in the future planning stages. I hope however you did enjoy your visit to Charleston!
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The place is looking spiffy and the staff continue to do a terrific job. Such a perfect location and that parking is included is such a plus! If only that pool were a wee bit bigger.the breakfast was delicious and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
It was such a pleasure hosting your family for College of Charleston graduation weekend! Thank you for choosing our hotel as your home base! We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again!
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Abington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This was a lovely hotel in the historic district walking distance to everything. Also a plus is the free parking and they generously let you stay parked until 4 pm on check out day.

The rooms have been redone recently and are beautiful, however both my room and the friends we traveled with that stayed on a different floor had air conditioners that were clearly controlled by management. They told us how we could lower the temperature, even given written instructions, but both of us set our temp for 68 and the room never got lower than 74 degrees. Way to warm for us to sleep. The hallway was nice and cool and I gave serious thought to leaving the door open!
This is a shame really because this hotel is beautiful refurbished. I would not return because I can not sleep in the heat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
I am disappointed to read your review regarding the AC. The units are only controlled by the thermostat on your wall and not by Management. If ever you experience an issue like that again, please feel free to contact the Front Desk immediately and we will send a member of our Maintenance team to your room to adjust it properly. I am sorry to hear of this inconvenience. Despite the problem with the room, I hope you enjoyed your trip to Charleston and this incident does not deter you from visiting us again in the future.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great location in the historic section of Charleston, parking is included, from this location you can walk and see the sights of Charleston. The Inn is extreamly clean and kept quite well. the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Staff is friendly and pleasant. I have stayed here on many occasions and will continue to use this facility.

Room Tip: Room 206 is perfect with a great private balcony
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you for the kind words! I know there are many hotels to choose from in the Charleston area and I wanted to personally Thank you for selecting the King Charles Inn!
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights. Hotel is very clean and nicely appointed. Staff were very committed to making your stay enjoyable. PERFECT location for exploring the historic district. Many fine restaurants within short walk. Free parking was also a very nice perk in a city that is difficult to find parking spaces. The snacks at the end of the day were very welcome, even if you had to pay for your own beverages.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the parking area were extremely quiet
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review regarding your trip to Charleston! Free Parking is definitely a plus at the King Charles Inn as every hotel downtown charges from $15-$37 per night! We appreciate your business and I hope you have a great day!
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Mercerville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We have been staying at the King Charles Inn for years! Each visit gets better every time the hotel staff are all friendly and incredibly helpful. This hotel could not have a better location everything in historic Charleston is in walking distance. The manager Maureen Sheridan goes above and beyond to make your stay exquisite ! This is the place to stay in Charleston!

Room Tip: All the rooms are fantastic!
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Green Features: Very environmentally- friendly! The laundry is done as needed but not wasteful. We can choose to reuse towels if we like.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Your loyalty over the years certainly means a lot to us! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your positive experience with others! We look forward to your next visit!
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Upon arrival, we saw how beautiful the place was inside. The staff, however, was not very friendly. Yes, we arrived at an odd hour, but we had just got married and we were super tired. Anyway, the bartender needs a raise and the only thing I would recommend is lowering the price a bit.

  • Stayed September 2013
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Congratulations! Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn for your Honeymoon!
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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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