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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 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The King Charles Hotel is located on Meeting Street about 2 blocks from the interesting City Market and within walking distance of several fine restaurants. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly and most helpful. We enjoyed our visit and would stay at this hotel again. The hotel is built in the shape of a... More

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

It certainly was a pleasure meeting all the Aggie fans here last week! I hope you enjoyed Charleston and all it has to offer! Thank you for the wonderful review! More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The longer we stayed - a week - the more we realized the great location and amenities this Inn has to offer. Sparkling clean, great service - a real professional establishment. It's located in the historic district very close to the market with easy access to the freeway to the plantations and beaches.

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

Wow, thank you for the fantastic review! I am honored that we could be part of your Charleston experience! Thank you again and have a great day! More

Shoreline, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The clean, well appointed, large rooms would be enough to give this hotel a five star rating, but the helpful kind and just plain nice staff really put it into another place. I would like to single out, Alex and Johnnie as to individuals who went way beyond being helpful to make our stay exceptional. Each room has a safe,... More

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

Thank you for recognizing our superstar staff! I am delighted to hear we not only met, but exceeded your expectations! We hope to see you again someday! More

Fairfax, Virginia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hickory, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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Also Known As:
Best Western King Charles Hotel Charleston
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Green Hotel in Charleston #9 Family Hotel in Charleston #9 Romantic Hotel in Charleston #18 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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