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French Quarter Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Southern hospitality.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a very pleasant hotel, with friendly staff (who greet you with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival), large and comfortable rooms, excellent beds, fast free internet, and a very decent breakfast. Everything in the hotel is very good quality (from linen to toiletries), including Tristan – the gourmet restaurant on the ground floor. Views are not great from all rooms (if it matters to you – ask for one on the Northern side, overlooking Market Street), but the location is quiet, safe, and within walking distance of pretty much everything you may wish to see. They offer several perks, from daily free cheese & wine receptions, to cookies & milk. Southern hospitality at its best.

Room Tip: If you want a view - ask for 3rd floor on the Nothern side
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Pete K,

I greatly appreciate your high praises, I hope all is well in beautiful London! On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers.

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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Scottsdale, AZ
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. We saw all of the other hotels and for service, ambiance, quality and location this was a first class find. Breakfast, wine and cheese reception and milk and cookies were icing on the cake

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 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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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Flagstaff434,

I am delighted to read that we a pleasant surprise, and we all hope all is well back in beautiful Scottsdale! On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers.

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Words don't begin to describe the beauty and wonderful atmosphere of the FQI! From check-in to check-out it was a wonderful experience. Your stay begins with a glass of chilled champagne and fresh lady fingers! Your room will be clean with spacious bathrooms and the most comfortable beds ever! Our room even had a fireplace and balcony:) Every afternoon they have a free wine and cheese reception and every evening you are offered cookies and milk. I have to say my favorite "perk" was the FREE room service breakfast! This hotel is top notch and it is why I keep coming back! The staff too is MAGNIFICENT.... especially Michelle, Madison, and Justin who ALL made my stay even more special! This hotel should be a must stay for anyone!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Robyn D,

On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers. Also, Michele, Madison and Justin says hello too!

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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Cape May, NJ
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13 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

From the champagne at reception through to our checkout we found the Hotel to be outstanding. The staff was wonderful, the room was spacious, beautifully decorated and very quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed the afternoon wine and cheese as well as the evening cookies and milk! The location of the hotel is in the heart of the historic district. We did not need our car during our stay and we were able to walk to everything! We loved being near the market. The City tours arranged by the Concierge were terrific. The only downsides (and they were minimal) were the lack of a good reading chair and lamp in the room and the lack of options on the room service menu. Also, the restaurant was not open on Sunday so there was no room service available at all. But, there were so many restaurants nearby it was not a big issue. It's just convenient to have some food options in the hotel for those evenings when you want a bite to eat in your room. We would surely stay there again!

  • Stayed February 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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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear CAPEMAY737,

On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers. We hope all is well up in beautiful Cape May too!

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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Princeton, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

stayed for one night. Had a king executive suite. Outstanding service. Right from the time of stepping foot in the hotel to the time of check out. i had a nice balcony. The view was not that great but regardless, this hotel is worth staying in

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear vegas14,

I am delighted to read that y'all enjoyed our service so much! On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers.

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the French Quarter Inn recently to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. The entire staff of this elegant inn were wonderful - they made our stay really special. Champagne on arrival, wine and cheese reception in the evening and a fabulous continental breakfast too. We loved it!

  • 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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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear barb123689,

I hope all is well up in Myrtle Beach, and we thank you for choosing to stay with us to celebrate such a special occasion! On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers.

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is the type of hotel that everyone should experience at least once. We went to Charleston to celebrate a very special birthday for our daughter. Brent(GM) went over and above by allowing her birthday cards and gifts to be collected prior to our arrival! They were presented to her the morning of her birthday along with a glorious breakfast. From our first contact with Glori (host/reservations) to Jordan (valet) we knew that we were in for an amazing experience. The staff is intuitive of your every need and willing to go the extra mile for their guests. The rooms are large and well appointed with all that you could ever need. Don't hesitate to try their pillow menu. You will find the perfect pillow to ease you into a peaceful slumber. Some of the highlights of our stay- decadent continental breakfasts each morning, wine and cheese at 5:30 and a warm cookie buffet every evening at 8:30. Mike made our night by wrapping us a plate of cookies to eat later because we were going to miss the cookie buffet. So thoughtful! Lastly, Michelle took care of all the little details for us as we coordinated our birthday surprise for our daughter. It was the incredible staff that made this an amazing experience in one of the greatest cities in US. The hotel is located in the middle of it all. You can walk anywhere you need to go! There are many places to choose from when planning a stay in Charleston, SC. Our advice to you, save yourself the time and go directly to the French Quarter Inn. I can assure you that Brent and his talented staff will provide you with a memorable experience! You will enjoy the southern charm and hospiality this hotel offers and will revel in the care you receive while you are staying at the French Quarter Inn.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear KKNNNC,

It was an absolute pleasure having y'all here and making your daughter's birthday a special one! On behalf of the entire French Quarter Inn team, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming inn, and we also thank you for helping us to spread the word about our renowned services to other travelers.

Please contact me directly if I can ever be of any assistance to you and your family!

We hope to see y'all again!

With highest regards,

Brent Gresham,
General Manager
French Quarter Inn
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Address: 166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Charleston
#1 Business Hotel in Charleston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#1 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#3 Green Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — French Quarter Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA Four Diamond Inn's newly redesigned rooms are inspired by the old world elegance of a Parisian chateau set against the architectural backdrop of Charleston's classic French Quarter. Red medallion-patterned draperies and damask chenille upholstery in hues of black, white and gold create a rich distinction between the fabrics and furniture, of the highest quality.Among many other amenities, guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary items such as: champagne and lady fingers at check-in, an evening wine and cheese reception, freshly baked cookies and milk, evening turn down service and gourmet continental breakfast in the lobby or served to your room. The over-sized guest rooms, some with working fireplaces, private balconies, and whirlpool tubs, provide imagery of an era gone by, but still grants contemporary amenities a sophisticated traveler has come to expect. ... more   less 
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