This was my second stay at the King Charles Inn and I was afraid it couldn't not measure up to my first stay--but it did. The hotel is in the historic district and in easy walking distance of most sights. There is a trolley (free) stop just across the street which is very convenient. The hotel is nicely decorated, the rooms comfortable and well-appointed, but the highlight of this hotel is the staff. They are friendly, helpful, and genuinely interested in you. Everyone speaks to you, offers help and suggestions. I am very sensitive to noise in hotels and I can tell you that you won't hear noise from the hall, the other rooms or usually even from the street. On this stay i had a room right next to the elevator but never heard any noise from it. The hotel has free parking which is a really bonus in Charleston. There are fancier hotels in Charleston, but I doubt there are ones that are friendlier.