We have just returned from a 12-night trip thru NC, SC, and GA. In Charleston, we had the good fortune to stay at the King George IV Inn -- the B&B is charming and we have not experienced such incredible hospitality before. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from the Inn (and Charleston) to go to onward to Savannah. After a full day and night of touring Charleston's sites, we couldn't wait to get back to the peace and tranquility of the Inn.
There's nothing pretencious here, just good Southern hospitality. At breakfast, we were expecting to be served and little more... but to our delight, breakfast is a time for lively conversation with Hank, who cooked our omlets to order right before our eyes while engaging us in much appreciated banter. We felt more like friends than guests. Hank also makes wonderfully delicious breads for the continental spread, which includes coffee, juice, fruit, waffles etc. One morning we took our breakfast to a quaint and intimate garden patio, but mostly we preferred staying in the kitchen to kibitz with Hank and our fellow travellers. Hank opens double French doors onto the sideyard during breakfast so the room is filled with sunlight and fresh air.
Guests are provided a key to the kitchen and can help themselves to complimentary cookies day and night. Since I am diabetic, Hank went out of his way to purchased low sugar granola bars and diet soft drinks for me and put them in a refrigerator in my room. Hank also gave me a private tour of the Inn and all the lovely bedrooms. Each one is nicely decorated with antiques and beautiful wallpapers and textiles -- again, the place is charming and not overly-done. The rooms are large and light filled but closing the shutters allows one to "sleep in" until late morning if desired. Hank and Debbie's passion for the Inn are evident in the careful job they have done restoring and maintaining the Inn.
The Inn is large but cozy at the same time. One finds it hard to believe there are 8 bedrooms plus a few common areas -- because there are 4 floors there are only 2 bedrooms per level and this provides a feeling of privacy. We stayed in room 1A, which I am told has a resident ghost. We did not get to experience Paul during our stay but he and our bed were the last stop on a ghost tour we took on Halloween!
The Inn is a good value, and the two bedrooms on the top level which share a bath are an exceptional value, for this part of town. Located right between King and Meeting Streets, the Inn has a good central location for exploring the historic district and is not buried way off in a residential section.
We met Debra, the housekeeper, one morning and she is just so pleasant and friendly and keeps the Inn immaculate! We did not notice any wear and tear or anything in need of repair. Everything was perfect!
Overall, I would say this is probably one of the best Inns we have ever stayed in on holiday! It's not the most expensive or luxorious in town if you are seeking that sort of experience, but if you want to experience a little local friendly and charming Southern hospitality and respite in a delightful historic Inn with a great location and good price point then The King George IV Inn is an absolute must!
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