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“Amazing mix of Historical Charleston with modern amenities. Fabulous!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Restoration on King
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Ranked #3 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Amazing mix of Historical Charleston with modern amenities. Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at the Restoration on King was wonderful. It was our 15th wedding anniversary and the location was perfect for a night out. The design of the room felt like a mix between historical Charleston and A modern New York City loft. Our room was a one bedroom suite with a patio and the space was incredible. Spacious closets, 1 1/2 bath, and a full kitchen. The staff were very helpful and professional. I hope to return to Restoration on King every year on my wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Huntington, New York
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel is right in the heart of the shopping district of Charleston. It had a very interesting set-up with a small reception area for the 15 or so condo like units that belong to the hotel. The hotel also shares it elevator with other condos in the same building but this was not an issue. The room was immaculate and I truly appreciated having a separate kitchen and living area in which to enjoy breakfast and television time, as opposed to staying in a regular hotel room and sitting on the bed. I loved that breakfast was packaged into baskets a delivered outside our door each morning. The staff was courteous and accommodating. They were also very helpful with booking activities for the time that we spent in Charleston. For some reason although turndown service is offered free of charge it was never performed during our stay but it really did not make a difference to us. We got a great deal on the rate thanks to the conde nast deal they were offering. Had we have paid full price, it may not have been worth the stay.

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  • Stayed January 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We pulled up after a 4 hour drive, and were hot, sweaty, and tired! But we were greeted with glasses of wine, delicious cheeses, and valet parking to take our car off our hands. When we were shown our room, we were certain HGTV had been by recently....they were stunning! Complete luxury feel in an outstanding location. The employees were beyond helpful, and were so incredibly friendly. They went out of their way to ensure everything we needed was taken care of, and had a smile on their faces the whole time. My husband and I have dreamed about coming back ever since, and we can't wait for the day that we do!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is amazing!!!! I called trying to check out the scene and Chase was sooooooo helpful! He was so personable and friendly I immediately booked right after I hung up!!! Then I needed some help pre paying and booking a couple different rooms to accommodate family and Nathan was extremely helpful, and just awesome! He made sure everyone knew about my accommodations and everything was so efficient. This is all on top of how beautiful, and clean this establishment is! Best hotel ever! Thanks guys!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

First, love the vibe of this place. It is a true boutique hotel. So many great things about it including: location, decor, cleanliness, friendly staff, homemade cookies and milk every night and breakfast in a picnic basket delivered to your doorstep every morning. Need I say more?

Location: right off of King Street. If you know anything about Charleston then you know that King Street is where everything happens. Great food and great shopping. This boutique hotel is literally right off of King Street. Easy walk everywhere.

Decor: Modern decor with a Pottery Barn-like feel. Very warm and welcoming. Clean lines, but very comfortable. Light colors, beachy colors. Exposed brick.

Rooms: They are mini condos. Probably safe to say that this was meant to be condos, but then the recession hit and someone had the genius idea to make it a hotel instead. Our room was a 1 bedroom with a full kitchen, laundry in unit, spacious bathroom and spacious living room. It was spotless.

Staff: Everyone was very friendly. Very accommodating. Very attentive (and they were sold out).

One note: a lot of people who reviewed this place complained about the thin walls- the hotel was sold out the night we stayed and we did not hear anything. And I'm pretty sensitive to noise. The only thing you heard was people in the hallway, but that's typical of any hotel.

It's easy to see why this got the Trip Advisor Traveler’s Award.

Next time my husband and I come back we will stay here again and again. We will also be recommending this property to our friends and family when they visit Charleston.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Virginia
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The staff at ROK is incredibly nice. During our three-day stay, we were greeted by name. The wine & cheese and milk & cookies are really nice touches, especially after a long day of touring. Our room/apartment was beautifully decorated, and we appreciated having a full-sized refrigerator. As noted in other reviews, there is some street noise, but the hotel thoughtfully provides white noise machines, which made a huge difference. ROK is in the heart of the shopping and restaurant scene and is an easy walk to the historic district and to the pier for the Fort Sumter ferry. Travelers who prefer the coziness of a B&B, but also like the amenities of a full-service hotel, will think ROK is perfect. We did.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This hotel is absolutely stunning. The decor is classic Charleston and makes you feel right at home. There is no better location in downtown than the corner of KIng and Wentworth. The Restoration is in the middle of great restaurants, nightlife, and lots of shopping. The room we stayed in had a great outdoor patio that was perfect for soaking in the sun while sipping on cocktails. The bedrooms were extremely spacious and comfortable. You certainly won't be missing your bed at home. There were plenty of blankets and pillows to choose from. The bathrooms were exceptional as well. This will definitely be a place I recommend all my friends and family to stay. The staff is so helpful and attentive to any needs you may have. No matter what you are looking for, family weekend, girls night in, or a couples romantic weekend, this is the place for you. The Restoration on King will not disappoint!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Also Known As:
The Restoration On King Hotel
The Restoration On King Hotel Charleston
Address: 75 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Charleston
#2 Family Hotel in Charleston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#6 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#27 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Restoration on King 4*
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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