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Kings Courtyard Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   198 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
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Ranked #24 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2007
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    5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2007

Excellent Location Beauitful room with a fireplace Staff was good Breakfast and complimentary wine very nice touch Only complaint heard street sweepers at 5 am every am

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

A great location with good parking. what more could someone ask for Charleston. We stayed in Suite 505. It was super! Two giant rooms, very comfortable. Friendly staff. Breakfast and papers. Good coffee. Wine tasting. Priced is a very good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2006

We stayed at the Kings Courtyard Inn for our 5th wedding anniversary. We were in the Azalea Suite, and loved it. This hotel is for people who appreciate history. It was a beautiful room with a gas fireplace, lovely furnishings. It is an older hotel, which is exactly what we wanted, a hotel that felt historic. If you are looking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2006

The Kings Courtyard Inn was built in the mid-1800s and refurbished in the 1980s, it is not like staying at your local Marriott Hotel built/renovated in 2006. In fact, there really isn’t any comparison. Our room at Kings Courtyard was well appointed with antiques and thus carried it own old world charm. But the hotel, like most antiques, shows the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2006

This was the most horrible place I've ever stayed! They "upgraded" us, so I hate to see what room we had before. The carpets were dirty, the toilet was always running, the tub was dirty, the blanket had crusty stuff on it, dust was every where, and it was just not comfortable b/c I was scared to sit and touch... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

We decided to go to Charleston at the very last second over the long 4th of July holiday. I was able to find a last minute discount booking at Kings Courtyard. The Inn is in a GREAT location and the staff was pleasant, but we didn't interact too much with them as this was probably our 15th trip to Charleston... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2006

It was quite pleasurable to stay with my husband at the Kings Courtyard Inn during the weekend of Friday, May 5, 2006, which was our granddaughter's graduation from the College of Charleston! The Inn was just 5 blocks away from the college campus and there were several antique and clothing stores literally across the street. My room was beautiful, featuring... More

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Haddonfield, NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2006

If you have to stay here you can expect small rooms with shabby decor. The tufting in the chairs were so sparse you can feel the frame when you sit down. The bathroom was a disgrace. It was dirty, a smell was coming from the toilet, grout was missing along most of the tiling and dirt was impacted where the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2006

We enjoyed our trip to Charleston - went for the food/wine festival. The Kings Courtyard Inn was a great location for attending the event. We were also close to shopping, restaurants, etc. We never used our car the entire weekend - loved being able to walk every where. Staff was friendly and helpful in finding restaurants in town and making... 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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#21 Romantic Hotel in Charleston #26 Family 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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