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“Great location and helpful staff” 5 of 5 stars
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King Charles Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Formerly BEST WESTERN King Charles Inn)   |  
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Complimentary Parking
Ranked #11 of 57 Hotels in Charleston
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great location and helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I spent four nights at the King Charles Inn recently, and had an excellent stay. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and received an upgrade to a Deluxe room with balcony, along with a complimentary bottle of champers and a very nice card. All of this was completely unexpected, but very welcomed after a long day of travelling.
The hotel itself was very clean, and in a great location, just five mins walk from downtown. The free parking was very handy, as parking around Charleston can be a bit of a nightmare.
We encountered a couple of problems when using the hotel's website to book the room. Different rates were given at different stages of the booking process. After contacting the hotel directly, the issue was sorted very promptly for us. Really good service.
Can highly recommend the King Charles to anyone looking for affordable digs in a central location.

  • Stayed October 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
We are honored you chose our hotel and had a great experience! Our goal is to provide the highest quality of customer care every day, every stay! Thank you for your business!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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46 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a lovely hotel right in the historic centre of Charleston - you can walk straight out of the door and enjoy the sights. And although location is a huge plus for the King Charles Inn, it isn't the only thing the hotel has going for it. We got a very warm welcome from the reception staff and generally everyone we met in the hotel had a smile. The room was huge and very comfortable, very clean and well furnished - and there is free parking. We will certainly stay here again if we are back in Charleston.

  • Stayed December 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
They say location is everything! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed not only our free parking and location but our staff as well! Thank you for your nice review!
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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I took my daughter and her friend to Charleston for a combined birthday celebration/job-apt hunting trip. I looked at several hotels in advance and chose this one based on location and value. Were we ever pleased! The hotel and staff exceeded my expectations in service,amenities,friendliness,cleanliness,etc. We were made to feel special at every turn.We were able to walk to Dock St. Theater,wonderful restaurants,shopping and the water. Thank you to Michael and ALL the staff! We look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you for recognizing Michael at the Front Desk! He is such an asset to the King Charles Inn. He certainly knows how to please a guest! We appreciate your business and hope you can stay with us again in the near future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

You can't comprare a B/W to the Bellagio etc.... However... you CAN compare them to a Holiday Inn Express or a Fairfield, because those seem to be built on the SAME floor plan 95- 100xs, where as each B/W seem to be built for its' owner, Besides "LOCATION,LOCATION,LOACATION" , this building was built to an irregular shaped piece of land, and due to intelligent design,it angles its pool to provide maximum sundeck space. Above and behind the front desk,there is a lounge area that has a Manager's Reception between 4:30- 5:30PM each day and is open until 10:00PM. Behind that is a Breakfast Area that provides breakfast (for a fee daily). The parking area (free) provides a space (car) / room (how many cars do you need / room?) . Also !/3- 1/2 of the spaces are covered in case of rain. The hotel does not provide a restauraunt for Lunch/ Dinner . (Why should they when Sticky Fingers is 50' away,FIG is catty corner acoross fron the property, King St is 1 block behind it and E Bay St is 3 Bolocks in front of it.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
I hope the young ladies enjoyed their "special occasion" at the King Charles Inn! Thank you for the kind words and I hope you can return again next year! Have a wonderful holiday season!
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Geneva, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for three nights in early December 2012. This is a very well managed hotel. The rooms are clean and quiet, the staff is friendly and helpful and the location is perfect. We were able to walk all through the historic district right from the front door. There are several excellent restaurants and grocery stores very near by. I would definitely stay at the King Charles again. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for your nice review! We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to share your positive experience with others!
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This was my first time staying at a Best Western, but if this hotel is any indication of the quality and value it won't be the last. The hotel is easy to find from the airport, and immediately upon arrival, you are made to feel welcome. The rooms are adequate, very clean, and the beds are really comfortable. The bathrooms are big for the size of the rooms, and cleaned very well every day. The hotel staff couldn't have been friendlier, or more helpful. But what really makes this hotel perfect is the location! Once you park your car in the free lot, you never have to drive anywhere. This hotel is in the heart of the historic downtown district. You are literally minutes from shopping, restaurants, and the famous market. We did the horse-drawn carriage tour, and it was worth the money to hear the history.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
I am thrilled you mentioned our housekeeping department! They do such a wonderful job keeping our hotel in tip top shape! Our hotel staff takes such great pride in providing outstanding customer service too and I am glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the review!
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South Carolina
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights as part of a sales promotion for a time share. We won't do another of those (the 2 hours we spent with the time share were unpleasant), but we are glad we got to try this hotel. We often stay in Charleston at other hotels and B&Bs, and this was one of the best experiences of all. Very friendly and helpful staff. Free parking on premises which is very valuable in Charleston. Excellent location. Room very nice, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. We got a reduced rate, so I don't know how expensive this would be if it were not part of a promotion, but would definitely contact the King Charles Inn when planning future visits.

  • Stayed November 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for sharing your wonderful compliments with others! We sincerely appreciate it!
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Address: 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Formerly BEST WESTERN King Charles Inn)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Charleston
#8 Business Hotel in Charleston
#8 Family Hotel in Charleston
#10 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — King Charles Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King Charles Inn is ideally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Newly renovated rooms feature hand-crafted furniture, flat screen TVs, IHomes and much more. The King Charles Inn is one of the only hotels in downtown that offers COMPLIMENTARY PARKING! ... more   less 
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