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“Best place to stay in Charleston” 5 of 5 bubbles
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #18 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Union City, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Best place to stay in Charleston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

From the moment you step out of the car you are greeted by a friendly individual and helpful staff. I can not stress enough how wonderful the staff at the King Charles was. Extremely helpful setting up tours and giving great food recommendations.
The rooms were absolutely beautiful, comfortable and quite roomy for a family of four.
The location of the King Charles is optimum and in the middle of great restaurants and shops.
When tired, don't forget to check out the outdoor pool. Very soothing environment.
The buffet breakfast was great. The only improvement I would add is that the kitchen staff have some of the items prepared when they see that they're half way. At least you know it's fresh.
In all, I definitely highly recommend the King Charles when visiting Charleston, SC

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 7 July 2010
Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about the King Charles Inn! I am delighed to hear your enjoyed your stay in Charleston!
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Calhoun, Ga.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

My family and I stayed at the Best Western King Charles Inn in Charleston for part of our vacation, and we loved it! The hotel is in a great location, walking distance to everything food, shopping, touring. The room was decorated very nicely, very nice bathroom, large flat screen..we didnt want to leave! The staff was very friendly, the outdoor pool was so beautiful and it was set beside a large fountain. I def will be staying here when we visit Charleston again and I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to stay at an affordable price.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 7 July 2010
Value is very important in this day and age! I am so happy you chose the King Charles Inn and we look forward to your return!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

This hotel boasts free parking and an incredible location in the heart of historic Charleston. We walked to the water, we walked to the city market, we walked to downtown shopping all from the hotel. The hotel desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Our only critique concerned housekeeping. Our room was not cleaned until late each day. It was hurriedly cleaned.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank JKCDR
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 7 July 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write! I do apologize for the housekeeping service and will look into this immediately. However, it sounds like you really had fun in Charleston! Thank you for staying at the King Charles Inn!
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

We have stayed in quite a few hotels in the past year and the Best Western King Charles was BY FAR the best! The room was lovely, not huge, but certainly well appointed and thought out . The hotel staff extremely friendly especially Davon, the doorman. -- we will definitely be back t stay at the King Charles and Davon is one of the reasons. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank colucci98
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 7 July 2010
What a nice compliment! I will be sure to share this with Davon immediately! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback and we look forward to your return!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

The Kings Charles Inn was a great choice on my part. I reviewed many Historic Downtown Hotels, and choose the King Charles Inn. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was above and beyond the ordinary, from the doorman to the housekeeper, to the desk staff. They made me feel appreciated as a customer and welcomed me back for future stays (which I will definately do). The room was beautifully maintained and the bed and pillows were better than what I have at home. I felt that I was at a fancy resort. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants and Market St., where all the shops are located. I was able to park my car, and walk everywhere. Horse drawn carriages and ghost tours are only a block away. The a/c bus tour picked us up right at the front door of the hotel. Convenience and location are everything when staying in Historic Charleston due to the limited parking. There was also a reception every evening, offering fruit and cheese. This was perfect for socializing and relaxing after a busy day of shopping and historical tours.
The only con that I can offer is the extra money that I paid for the balcony. Unfortunately, the balcony overlooks the parking lot and not worth the money. It was nice, with flowers and chairs, but I would not order that on my next visit. When the hotel was built, the balconies overlooked a beautiful courtyard, but with the limited parking in downtown, it was converted into a parking lot (which I do appreciate).
I reccommend the King Charles Inn. My visit was memorable.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2010
Wow! What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at the King Charles Inn! We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again in the near future!
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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2010

This hotel is in a great location for the price. It is right on Meeting Street which is the center of it all in the historic area. We were within walking distance to all of the histroical sites (we only took the car out of the parking lot once and it was to go to the outlet mall in N.Charleston)...a block away from the local grocery store (there is a mini-fridge in the room). The in-room safe was a great addition as it allowed us some sanity while we were out an about each day. Although the pool isn't the biggest, it serves its purpose! Especially on the hot and humid Charleston summer days. Breakfast is not included and is kind of pricy, however it was pretty good. We stayed in a queen room and it was cozy. The bath area could have been a bit bigger but it served its purpose. Overall we felt it was a nice room for what we were paying (checked in on a Sunday and checked out Thursday)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank amykat34
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 26 June 2010
Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn! We appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback with others! Have a great day and we hope to see you again!
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Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

Rooms where very clean. great location, walked to everything downtown. free parking! They do have a breakfast buffet for $9.99 but didn't bother to try it. You can just walk across the st and find stuff way cheaper.

Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, 24 June 2010
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at 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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