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Harbourview Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 54 hotels in Charleston
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“OOOH, LA,LA,Spoiled Rotten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Wow! The Harbourview Inn was incredible! From the minute we set foot in the hotel all of our stress melted away. The view was beautiful. The room was very clean.
The location was walkable to everywhere....
The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The breakfast on the rooftop terrace was so romantic and the breakfast was absolutely scrumptious. The Harbourview had "round- the clock" snacks....
M&M's; out of this world pastries; wine & cheese; hot cookies and milk. To us, this was such a relaxing and wonderful place to stay....We can't wait to go back! We had been guests in 1998 and have been dying to return. So glad we did!!!! What a treat!
was very delighted to be able

Room Tip: Room 302 is AWESOME...great view and so relaxing!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear AugustaGirl2013,

I am delighted to hear you felt pampered during your stay at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we thank you for the great description of your relaxing stay. We are happy you enjoyed your luxury accommodations, our complimentary services and our convenient location in Historic Charleston. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to you in Boston.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
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Philadelphia, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I recently spent an awesome weekend for a girls weekend of college roommates. We all loved the hotel! The location is perfect-close to historic Charleston and walking distance to the best restaurants. The staff was professional and friendly. When we walked into the lobby hot and exhausted from walking on Saturday, the front desk clerk immediately offered us a bottle of cold water without our asking. The room was large and comfortable and we had a beautiful view of the harbor. Excellent choice for girls weekend or a romantic weekend away.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear VacaAddict,

We are overjoyed that you found the HarbourView Inn to be an excellent choice for your girl’s getaway to Historic Charleston. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate your kind review and thank you for sharing with us and future travelers. It is great to hear the front desk team was professional in delivering a superior experience. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to you in Philadelphia.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

You are immediately welcomed in to this amazing inn by all who work there - southern hospitality and charm at its finest. Complimentary wine and cheese at 5, fresh cookies and milk/coffee at 9, breakfast. ( your choice of time) The accomodations were so beautiful and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had lovely products to be enjoyed. The room was spacious and offered all the amenities. On top of all this luxury, when the desk clerk found out we were celebrating a special birthday, a bottle of champagne was slipped in to our room. This Inn is located right in the middle of historic Charleston within walking distance to lots of wonderful sights. We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The harbour view is gorgeous.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Madelein W,

Happy Belated Birthday! What a beautiful moniker you have given the HarbourView Inn. You have painted a wonderful picture of the experience we offer. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate your kind review and sharing your experience with future travelers. We are happy you enjoyed our services and our convenient location in Historic Charleston. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to you in Florida.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Key West
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Wonderful place to stay in the heart of Charleston. Very friendly staff and comfortable room. Close to Battery Park and walking distance to all dining, shopping and historic area. Would definitely book with them in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear DzineKeyWest,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and future travelers. On behalf of the entire HarbourView Inn team, thank you for the compliments and we are thrilled you enjoyed your accommodations and our convenient location. We welcome a future visit and send our best to you in sunny Key West.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Roanoke, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We spend two nights at the Harbourview Inn. It is perfectly located on the Battery and within walking distance of the Farmer's Market and King's Street shopping. The hotel's staff are friendly and helpful. The room was well appointed, very comfortable beds, and lovely balconys. The little extras like cold tes and M&Ms in the lobby, wine and cheese hour before dinner, and the warm cookies and cold milk before bedtime are such nice treats. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Tracy H,

We are ecstatic you found the HarbourView Inn to be in a perfect location for your visit to Historic Charleston. On behalf of the entire team, we thank you for your nice review that will be shared with numerous future travelers. We are happy you were comfortable during your stay and also enjoyed our numerous specialized services. We would welcome a return visit and we send our best to you in Virginia.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I just returned from 7 days/nights in Charleston, SC. What a beautiful destination spot! We stayed on the waterfront and if you're like me and never sleep well in a hotel because of the light, noise, lack of amenities, then I highly suggest the Harborview Inn and I Do Not recommend a room with a view but the rooms on the opposite side facing the city and back of the building. Upon close inspection I found that the back rooms (#406) were much larger than the rooms with the view. I had no problems blocking out all light and I never heard a single sound from the hallway. It was bliss! I highly recommend #406. It was spacious and so quiet. The bathroom was huge which was also very nice. One point to note, there is only one elevator in the hotel which can make going up and down rather slow if the hotel is full. My husband and I found ourselves taking the stairs whenever we could. The breakfast that you selected and they brought in the next day was o.k. We did go out a number of mornings to get a more substantial breakfast elsewhere. One thing I will say about the room service, it was always delivered on-time. Staff was great, and very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Harborview. Perfect location as well, right on the waterfront. Housekeeping was also excellent. They were fast and efficient every day. Never an inconvenience. I highly recommend the Harborview Inn.

Room Tip: I recommend the 4th floor and anything facing the back, not a room "with a view". Those ro...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Denise A,

We are pleased to read such a detailed review of your experience at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we appreciate you sharing your experience and suggestions with future travelers. No matter the room type one chooses, rest assured that there are beautiful views of the Charleston Harbor from our lobby, rooftop terrace, and as mentioned right across the street at Water Front Park. We are happy you enjoyed the services we have to offer and we hope to accommodate you again on a future visit to Historic Charleston. We send our best to you in Massachusetts.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We made a good choice in choosing this hotel. The location and service are excellent. It is walking distance to many great restaurants and to the market, but what we enjoyed most is being across the street from the Waterfront. We rarely had to use our vehicle. I enjoyed having access to coffee at all times and the wine and cheese and milk and cookies were an added bonus. The best thing about the hotel is the staff. They are awesome! Marcus, Mike, Lisa, Nate and Jack always had a smile on their faces and gave many good suggestions of where to dine, what to see and always asked if we needed anything. We would stay again. The only down side was the slow elevator.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Vicki V,

We are thrilled you were pleased with your decision to stay at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of our team, we thank you for sharing your experience with us and future guests. We are happy you enjoyed our complimentary services and took advantage of our convenient location. A very special thanks for complimenting Marcus, Mike, Lisa, Nate, and Jack, they are true assets to our service team. We hope to accommodate you again in the future and we send our best to you in Minnesota.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and it will be my pleasure to assist you.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Address: 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#6 Family Hotel in Charleston
#7 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#24 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourview Inn 4*
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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