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“Historic charm” 5 of 5 stars
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Kings Courtyard Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   198 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)   |  
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Historic charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived early so the concierge kept our luggage until our rooms were ready. The lobby is very quaint and thank goodness air conditioned to give relief from the heat and humidity. They also have a few courtyards that are great to sit around and hang out. Our room was nice with a lace canopy bed, original hardwood floors, and an updated bathroom. Every evening they have a happy hour where they serve wine with cheese and crackers that you can enjoy and meet the other travelers. They also serve sherry at the end of the night. The complimentary breakfast can be brought to your room or in their air conditioned dining area. The hotel is in a great location near the end of King St where you can pretty much walk to everything including the great restaurants, awesome shopping and the Charleston Market. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johns Creek, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had a difficult time finding a hotel in downtown Charleston that was neither a chain nor high-priced luxury. King's finally fit the bill. The staff was informal and pleasant; the facility was clean yet had character; the location was walking distance to everything I was there for. I'm looking forward to visiting again! Only minor issue was the table service at breakfast...it took a bit longer than seemed reasonable since we were trying to make an appointment.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This one of the nicest hotels I ever stayed at. The hotel is very charming, the rooms are very nicely decorated, the beds are really great to sleep in, the airco is bliss for europeans not used to the heat and the service is perfect!

On top of that the hotel is very well located, includes free coffee in the morning, a nice breakfast you can take in the inner patio, free good wines and some cheese for aperitif and sherry in the evening. The staff is extremely friendly, accommodating and will do anything to make you have a pleasant stay.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Charleston!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Your impression of the Kings Courtyard Inn is exactly what we hope every one of our guests takes away with them when they leave the inn. I am glad you enjoyed the inns’ many complimentary amenities like the morning coffee, complimentary breakfast and the afternoon wine and cheese hour. We love to offer these things to our guests. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a lovely time at the Kings Courtyard on a recent ladies trip to Charleston. The entire staff was full of Southern Hospitality. The hotel is very centrally located, with accessible parking. Each evening we enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheese, relaxing in the courtyard after a busy day. However, we were a little disappointed that the white wine was not really chilled and they seemed to run out of glasses and plates every evening. Each morning, our breakfast was delivered to our room on china plates with piping hot coffee. The rooms were comfortably appointed, but the bathroom is rather small.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the parking lot, which was fine with us. Not really a view, but I think it was...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport
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16 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. Great room and a pleasant staff. Perfect location in the center of the city. We enjoyed the wine hour before going out to dinner and the glass of sherry in the evening. It was nice to have parking at a reasonable price, but because of the central location we never needed our car. Highly recommend.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Kings Courtyard Inn. Our central location in the heart of the historic district makes for a wonderful stay in Charleston. Our parking lot is a great place to store your car while you enjoy the city by foot. I am glad that you enjoyed the afternoon wine and cheese as well as the evening sherry. These are things that we love to offer our guests. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Orlando
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Bed and Breakfast feel with all of the benefits of being a larger hotel. The beautiful inn is right on Kings street, walking distance to everything you'd want to explore in Charleston. The look and feel of the establishment is only eclipsed by the wonderful staff. Everyone was very helpful and friendly, offering advice when asked and always trying to exceed expectations .... Well Done!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our second time at the Kings Courtyard Inn. Our room was lovely with a four poster bed, a fireplace (for cooler weather) and a very nice bathroom. Breakfast is served in a small dining room but you can have it delivered to your room, too. In the afternoon, there is wine and cheese and later you can stop by the lobby to have sherry. The courtyard is small and lovely. The staff is very welcoming and extremely helpful. When we return to Charleston again, we will definitely stay at this hotel. The hotel is an easy walk to shopping and the Market area.

Room Tip: Rooms that don't face the Inn next door are a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kings Courtyard Inn

Address: 198 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Charleston
#25 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Courtyard Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Kings Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Kings
Courtyard Charleston
Charleston Courtyard

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