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King Charles Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Formerly BEST WESTERN King Charles Inn)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Fairfax, Virginia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel in the heart of the French Quarter in Charleston, SC. We stayed four nights based on TA reviews. The area is terrific - the front desk and all of the employees are great - the rooms are very large and spotless. The only single negative that keeps me from awarding a 5 is that the... More

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

I realize there are many hotel options to choose from in Charleston so I personally thank you for selecting the King Charles Inn! Thank you for the candid feedback and I wish you a pleasant day! More

Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well located, great staff! Free parking. They have pre-made driving destination cards when you ask for directions. We didn't take the car for 3 days because we were at walking distance of about everything. There is a Harris Teeter grocery stores next to the hotel (5 minute distance walk).

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experience! We appreciate your business and hope you can return again in the near future! Have a pleasant day! More

Parrish, Fl
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent the week of August 17th at the King Charles Inn in celebration of our 45 anniversary. Overall a wonderful positive experience. We looked for a place that was pretty much central to everything in Charleston, that was of fair value, had its own pool & parking area, with a friendly helpful staff and we found it all at... More

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

You were certainly right about the weather, we broke all heat and humidity records during your visit! However, I am glad to hear the King Charles Inn was "cool" enough for you and we were able to exceed your expectations! Again, Happy Anniversary and we hope you celebrate every year with us! Thank you for the nice review! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just returned from a great week in Charleston. I can't say enough good things about the staff and the hotel stay. Our rooms were nice and very clean. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the area. Kudos to the staff in the lounge area. We ate breakfast there every morning and night caps in the evening. Housekeeping... More

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I am very pleased to hear you felt a warm welcome from our staff members! We base our values on providing the guests with the utmost comfortable and most welcoming experience possible! Thanks again! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I only stayed briefly for business but based on the visit I don't think I would make a second trip. The hotel was fine but the room was dusty behind the bed (I wasn't looking but the way the beds are, it was hard not to see) and I saw a thousand legger. Not the worst experience but could have... More

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Thank you for the candid review. I am sorry you did not have a great experience at our hotel. I appreciate your feedback and I will certainly share with my staff in hopes of improving. More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here 3 night while in Charleston for a wedding. Had read reviews before arrival and asked for non construction side of building. They granted our wish and exceeded our expectations. Great staff, great location, great small pool area.

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

I hope you enjoyed the wedding weekend in Charleston! Thank you for choosing our hotel! More

Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great stay for a 4 day weekend and loved it. Not glitzy but a great staff, nice rooms and in the heart of downtown. Best beds we have ever had in a hotel. Construction around hotel but since we get up at 7 it never bothered us. Manager makes the rounds at the daily wine and cheese meet... More

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

I am delighted to hear you not only enjoyed your stay but also our comfy beds as well! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you! More

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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a bit late in getting this review up as we stayed Sept 2013, but I thought still worthwhile to add my two cents to the mix! We stayed 2 nights (Sun-Tue) in a deluxe double room and couldn't have been happier with our choice of hotel. At the time the King Charles was managed by Best Western, which I... More

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your hotel experience! I am sure you will be happy to know we have not changed Owners or Management Company. We did however drop the BW Franchise which allows us to be more independent going forward! Thank you again for noting all the hotel amenities and we hope... More

Boulder, Colorado, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is purely written on the hotels customer service and their ability to relate to emergency problems that may occur in ones life. My mother and I are planning a girls weekend in Charleston, and are planning on staying at the King Charles Inn. We're very excited for our stay and did ample research in choosing our hotel, and... More

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review

I am disappointed to read this review and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with your personally. I can be reached at 843-302-0483. I am sorry we let you down and please know this is not the level of service we provide at the King Charles Inn. I apologize again and hope to hear from you. Sincerely, Maureen Sheridan... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for two nights while visiting historic Charleston. It was so beautiful with big comfy beds. The hotel has a restaurant and a pool which we didn't take advantage of but are there for all to enjoy. We would definitely recommend this hotel to friends. Great location close to the markets and carriage rides.

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We appreciate your business and thank you for complimenting our hotel! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Charleston! More

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Address: 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Formerly BEST WESTERN King Charles Inn)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — King Charles Inn 3.5*
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#4 Green Hotel in Charleston #9 Family Hotel in Charleston #9 Romantic Hotel in Charleston #19 Business Hotel in Charleston
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The King Charles Inn is ideally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Newly renovated rooms feature hand-crafted furniture, flat screen TVs, IHomes and much more. The King Charles Inn is one of the only hotels in downtown that offers COMPLIMENTARY PARKING! ... more   less 
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