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“Best Place To Stay In Charleston!” 5 of 5 stars
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French Quarter Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Charleston
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houston, tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Place To Stay In Charleston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was our second time to stay at French Quarter Inn, and we couldn't ask for a better experience either time. The hotel is beautiful, and the staff are so helpful and friendly and really make you feel like they're glad you're there.
And you'll love all the perks like happy hour, cookies and milk in the evening, delicious breakfast, and always available water, lemonade, candies, etc. in the lobby.
Kudos to a few of the wonderful staff there: Trayvon, Barbara, Scott, Derrell, Jenny, Phillip, Ethan, Mark, Jazzi, Shirley, and more that I'm sorry I can't pull up your names right now!
This is the only place we'll ever stay in Charleston!!

  • Stayed December 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, December 31, 2013
Dear vclendenin,

I hope y'all got back to the GREAT state of Texas safely, and I am delighted our team was able to make your stay a memorable 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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Rochester, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My partner & I spent a lovely Thanksgiving weekend at this charming boutique hotel. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by welcoming staff offering us a mimosa or glass of champagne. Our room had a terrace overlooking historic Charleston & an incredible breakfast was delivered to our room. We enjoyed the evening wine & cheese reception and warm cookies & milk before bed! The location was perfect! We will return. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff for making this a memorable weekend.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, December 26, 2013
Dear Kendall0213,

I am delighted to read that you two had a memorable stay with us, and I hope y'all are doing well back home in Rochester! 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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great room and great service .Room was large and spaces, bedtime candy and free room coffee service available. Just a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Charleston SC.The French quater is the place to stay in the Charleston area. I would visit the place again and again because the staff was so nice and kind to us while we were there.The FQI should have a five start rating just for serive of the staff only.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are large and roomy
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  • Stayed December 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, December 26, 2013
Dear Herb M,

I hope you are doing well on beautiful Hilton Head Island! 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The French Quarter Inn is the best place to stay in Charleston. The staff are very helpful. The hotel gives personalized service. Tea and coffee are available at all times. The hotel is quiet and charming. It is located in a central area of Charleston, very near the craft markets and fine restaurants. I highly recommend staying at the French Quarter Inn.

  • Stayed November 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, December 24, 2013
Dear RosemaryMcHugh,

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. I hope you are doing well back in the great city of Chicago!

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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Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the French Quarter Inn while visiting Charleston, SC. The location, right in the heart of the city, couldn't be better. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating. They offered everything from champagne, wine and cheese, warm cookies, breakfast, and..best of all..coffee service in the morning in the hallway of our floor. There is a very nice terrace for outdoor seating. We will look forward to another stay at this Inn.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, December 24, 2013
Dear Sharon B,

I hope all is well over on beautiful Seabrook Island! I am delighted to read that y'all enjoyed your stay 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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Midland, Texas
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My wife, grandson, and I stayed at FQI three nights during Thanksgiving week. I was completely pleased that I chose the FQI.

Service: Excellent. Housekeeping, desk, bellmen and valet, breakfast and wine reception staff were polite, attentive, charming. I was most impressed that staff addressed us by our names. The warm and welcoming greeting when we drove in set the stage for a perfect stay.

Price: Excellent. I booked early, last summer. As I monitored rate changes, the reservations office accommodated my requests for better rates which enable me to upgrade to a spacious suite with a balcony and premium view.

Accommodations: Clean, orderly, comfortable, nicely decorated. HUGE bathroom that offered both a bath tub and walk-in shower. The bed room and living room both were equipped with telephones and televisions, a feature that we appreciated because we traveled with our six-year old grandson. The circular staircase and rotunda were grand and elegant.

Location: Perfect for us, within walking distance of fine restaurants and attractions.

No, this is not a resort hotel. If you enjoy staying at "big box" hotels, FQI is not for you. It is a perfect getaway from crowds. I recommend FQI without hesitation.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony or terrace.
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  • Stayed November 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, December 24, 2013
Dear Bill M,

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. I hope all is well back in the great state of Texas (I love Texas)!

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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Houston, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Usually stay at Charleston Place,but after first night at French a Quarter Inn, I'm devoted. Personalized service,unsurpassed. On the top 5 of all time favorite domestic hotels. From the glass of champagne at check in to the free bicycles, to gracious appointments in the room and throughout the property, I could find no fault. I spend 50% of my life in hotels, so I'm not easily impressed. The management has thought of everything and also trained a great staff. Southern grace at its finest. After an unexpected trip home to Carolina,and the sadness of mourning, this was just the nurturing environment I needed to soothe my soul. Instantly relaxing and comfort. Close to everything, walking distance to everything I needed. Great room service and excellent restaurant on the grounds. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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FQIGM, General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
Dear jewelryjunki,

Wow! I thank you for such high praises, and I hope you are well back home in the great state of Texas! 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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Additional Information about French Quarter Inn

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 Business Hotel in Charleston
#1 Family 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*
Number of rooms: 50
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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