I went to college in Charleston and return frequently for school events, weddings, and to visit friends. I've stayed at various downtown hotels, and have always been impressed with the high-quality accommodations in this fine southern city. But Restoration on King easily rises above its competition.
Management advised us that this hotel was constructed to be permanent residences. Due to the economic downturn, the owners decided to convert the condo-like properties into a boutique hotel. So your rooms are more like apartments than hotel rooms. You get a full kitchen, fully stocked with a toaster, blender, microwave, dishes, etc. The fridge is even stocked with complimentary waters and sodas! We stayed in the standard loft suite. This is set up like a split level. A long hallway leads you from the door into the kitchen and living room area, with a wonderful view of the King Street shopping district. If you turn right before walking down the long hallway towards the living room and kitchen, you go up a small flight of stairs to the bathroom and bedroom. The bed and linens are supremely comfortable and the bathroom is top-notch. There is also a rooftop terrace, complimentary happy hour with wine and cheese available to guests. I didn't get a chance to enjoy these amenities, but will definitely make it a point to check them out on my next visit.
Service was always prompt, friendly, and professional. You get a complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room every day. This breakfast includes your choice of coffee, juices, teas, milk, muffins, pastries, bagels, jams, fruits, and cereals. The valet service is $18/day... pricey, but pretty much a standard for Charleston hotels as far as my experience goes. And given the paucity of free parking available downtown, I recommend taking advantage of the valet service despite its cost.
The only downside to the hotel is the noise of King Street. On Saturday night (Sunday morning really), yelling outside was clearly audible in our room for many hours. If you're a light sleeper, do not like noise and need a hotel in Charleston, you may want to look for a place more removed from the busy nightlife of this area, or ask the Restoration on King personnel for their quieter rooms.
Otherwise, this hotel experience was perfect; definitely the best hotel I've booked in Charleston. I highly recommend it to locals looking for a downtown getaway and tourists alike. I am confident you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With dramatic living spaces, fully equipped kitchens, and the classic charm of decades of Southern hospitality, Restoration on King is a beautifully restored Charleston boutique hotel that is surrounded by vibrant, active Charleston, South Carolina. Located in the heart of the Historic District, the 16 luxury one- and two-bedroom suites offer executive living with all the comforts of a well-appointed apartment. The rooms are spacious and airy, ranging from 782 sq. ft. to 1,271 sq. ft. They boast 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, original knotty pine flooring and large windows. While some have private patios, all guests are welcomed to join us on the rooftop terrace for wine and cheese, and the pure enjoyment of the city below. The coveted AAA Four-Diamond rating only begins to tell the story. ... more less
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