The Harbourview Inn is a really excellent option in Charleston. The rooms are more modern and updated than other "high-end" options (i.e., Frances Marion) and the price is more reasonable (i.e., Planters Inn). The room is really spacious, clean, well-appointed, and comfortable. The hotel is located on a side street on the water, so the rooms are very quiet, and although it looks like a far walk on the map to the historic center or to King Street, it's only 4-5 blocks. The location is perfect.
Other notes: the WiFi works great, the breakfast menu looks limited (a bagel and yogurt?) but is actually really filling, and the (optional) delivery of breakfast to the room is a plus. Ok, the free wine and cheese at 5 pm is a "gimmick" offered by other B&Bs (as other reviewers have complained), but it was still enjoyable and a nice way to relax after sight-seeing and before dinner. Yes, the valet parking is expensive, but that's the case in most other Charleston hotels as well -- there's nowhere to park your car in the city center and I found the valet helpful and convenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy unparalleled service and signature amenities from this AAA Four-Diamond and Condé Nast "Gold List Award" luxury hotel. Panoramic views, vast atriums and beautifully appointed guest rooms - some with private balconies, working fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs - await your arrival. From the moment you enter one of the most historic hotels in Charleston, SC, you will find modern features and services, old world charm and unpretentious Southern hospitality. The waterfront and atrium lobbies are reminiscent of Charleston's early years as a colonial nautical trading hub. They offer the perfect setting for idle reflection, a glass of wine or just the refined sport of people watching. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harbourview Hotel Charleston
- Harbour View Inn Charleston