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Kings Courtyard Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   198 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
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Ranked #25 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
gmyhre43 Mooresville, North Carolina
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were traveling with a small, well behaved dog and booked this property because they accepted pets and the reviews are good on tripadvisor. Because we were traveling with a dog, they placed us in a courtyard room and informed us nothing else was available. The room was small, dark and in terrible condition. The walls and woodwork were damaged... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at this historic BB. It has great character, nice appointed though old rooms with the amenities you expect from the newer hotels. We did not miss anything. The room was vey clean, bathroom the same and the high four posted queen size bed was very comfortable and the big flatscreen TV was perfectly mounted on... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a one night stay here as we traveled through. I have stayed in Charleston previously and always enjoy different accomodations. However, I am tempted to return to this inn again. The rooms are very large with high ceilings and the bathrooms spacious and modern. This inn is a nice balance of historic charm and modern amenities.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic hotel with modern amenities. We are so appreciative of your feedback. I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. We are glad to hear that we are your hotel of choice for future... More

Greer, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I traveled to Charleston for his birthday, I got a internet deal at Kings Courtyard Inn and I am more than pleased. The property has so much character and the staff was welcoming. We were close to the market and all the shops, we only drove once to Folly Beach and walked every where else. We were... More

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodation is unique, beautiful and centrally located in the Charleston historic district. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and gracious. Breakfast delivered to the room and evening wine and cheese reception in the courtyard were special treats.

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Florence, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I went to Charleston for a girl's trip. We stayed at the Kings Courtyard Inn and it was perfect. The room was clean and the bed was so comfortable! The bathroom was updated and had a great shower. The continental breakfast is actually an order from the menu deal. It exceeded expectations. The wine and cheese reception... More

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Kings Courtyard Inn for your girls getaway. One of the best ways to explore Charleston is by foot and our central location makes for the perfect starting point. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast and evening wine reception; they are two of our favorite traditions. We look forward to welcoming you back on your... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this hotel because the reviews on TripAdvisor rated it very high--we wanted an awesome historic hotel right in the heart of Charleston. We were celebrating our honeymoon and wanted an unique place to stay while enjoying the area. The hotel is located on one of the most popular streets, King Street, that's filled with great... More

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review about your experience at the Kings Courtyard Inn. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the location of our inn as well as our complimentary wine and cheese hour. I sincerely apologize that you were displeased with your room and I am sorry that other guests disturbed your... More

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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While returning home to Florida from a road trip up north, we made a last minute decision to stop in Charleston. Went to the Travel Zoo website, where we found this amazing hotel at a great price. It is located in the historic downtown section of Charleston. Walking distance to many of the tourist attractions as well as the open-air... More

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Mc Leansville
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144 reviews 144 reviews
31 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I got a special deal from travelocity for this hotel and went on a spur of the moment trip to Charleston. Our room was on the ground floor just off the courtyard but pretty quiet most of the time. The bed was a comfortable king so high up I had steps on my side!! The bathroom was... More

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am thrilled that you enjoyed a relaxing, five-star stay, as that is exactly what our staff strives to deliver. The complimentary breakfast and wine & cheese hour are two things that we love to offer our guests. We are glad that you found our inn to be charming and... More

Utica, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Charleston for a night in July and had no place to stay. Found this hotel by using the app Hotel Tonight. Decided to give it a try. When I walked in the door, I knew it was going to be special. Old, historic hotel. Room had a comfortable king canopy bed - just beautiful. A pleasant surprise... More

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Address: 198 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Courtyard Inn 3*
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Also Known As:
Kings Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Kings
Courtyard Charleston
Charleston Courtyard

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#24 Family Hotel in Charleston #26 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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Built in 1853, Kings Courtyard Inn is one of downtown Charleston, South Carolina's most historic inns. Architect Francis D. Lee designed the three-story antebellum structure in the Greek revival style with unusual Egyptian detail. The building is one of King Street's largest and oldest structures, and has had many uses during its 150 year existence. The building has housed high quality shops, private residences and at one time, the upper floors served as hotel rooms for plantation owners, shipping interests and merchant guests. Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. The Inn maintains the residential atmosphere of lower King Street, and extreme care has been taken to ensure the necessary architectural and historic accuracy for which Charleston is famous. Each of the rooms has an individual distinction. All rooms feature oversized beds- some have canopied beds and fireplaces. Many rooms boast excellent views of the inn's interior courtyards.All hotel guests receive complimentary sherry on arrival and a morning newspaper delivered to the room. They also receive a continental breakfast served each morning in their room, the courtyards, or in the breakfast room. Guests may also choose to order a full breakfast from the kitchen. Kings Courtyard Inn is within easy walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens, churches and only a block away from the City Market. Here, one may explore interesting shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city's many delightful restaurants. ... more   less 
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