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“Great Service and Location” 4 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 #13 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Service and Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The KIng Charles Inn is located on Meeting street and close to everything. I was please to have on-site parking which is rare in the city. This was my first visit to the Hotel and I was greeted outside by the bell staff prior to check-in and he passed my name to the the registration desk prior to me even getting out of the car. THe staff was exceptional. The rooms were very comfortable and my stay was perfect.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for the nice review! Complimentary parking is always such a plus in the city of Charleston as well as our super location. I am glad you enjoyed your visit!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and were very pleased with the rooms, bathroom and the excellent staff. For a 3 star, this was a real bargain. Parking was free, which was a definite plus. Very convenient for walking around the downtown area and within easy walking distance of many restaurants. There was a manager,s reception every evening, although we did not take advantage of it. The reststaurant was being renovated.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of our renovated rooms and the friendly staff! We sincerely appreciate your business!
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great value in the heart of Charleston! Walking distance to the Market, restaurants, shopping, water. Really clean rooms. Service was incredible. Spent 2 nights in Jan, 2013. Would highly recommend. I will definitely stay there again!

  • 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome review! Winter is such a great time to visit Charleston as the weather is still so mild and the rates are lower! I am glad you enjoyed your get away!
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IRMO
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Our stay was great. It was a chance to get away from all the hustle of Christmas. The rates were very attractive and the service was excellent. They are doing some renovationing, but it did not interfer with our stay.We love Charleston and we always enjoy staying at the King Charles.

  • 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, January 16, 2013
We are excited about our remodel project! I hope you can stay with us to enjoy our new Upper Lobby and Pub after March 15th. I am certain you will love it! Thank you for the five star review and Happy New Year 2013!
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Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Friends of ours recommended the Best Western King Charles but when I read on Tripadvisor that some renovations were going on I was concerned. I phoned the hotel to learn more about the renovations and booked a room far from that area. My hubby and I were so glad that we stayed at this hotel! The renovations didn’t bother us at all. We loved the room! We had a spacious King size room with a balcony. The view from the balcony was just the parking area so we didn’t use it, but that was OK because we were out seeing the sights most of the time anyway. It was great to have the free parking at the hotel. The bed in our room was very comfy and so were the chairs with the ottomans and pillows for your back. We had a safe, a fridge, a flat screen TV with cable channels and an Ipod docking station. They also provided a Keurig single-serve coffee maker which was quick and easy to use. Nice bathroom, and I really appreciated the lighted makeup mirror! Good shower head and water pressure. The room was quite dark at night which is great, but I wanted a little light to find the bathroom. I managed to find an inexpensive night light at the Five and Dime on Market street, but you may want to bring one with you. I was happy to have a safe in the room to store some items while we were out. It was too cool during our stay to use the pool but it looked nice and the outdoor eating area next to the pool was lovely. There was an attractive bar area on the second floor where you could purchase drinks and enjoy complimentary cheese, crackers and grapes. Due to the renovations, the restaurant serving breakfast at the hotel was closed but there are many restaurants close by. Some breakfast places we noticed were Barbara Jean’s, Toast and Eli’s Table. There is also a Dunkin Donuts across the street on the next block. I’m not sure if the hotel always does this or if it was due to the renovations, but the little area by the garage had complimentary coffee, small pastries/ donut holes and apples in the morning as well. There are also so many restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The hotel is in a very good location. The staff that we encountered were all very nice. We absolutely recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: The king size rooms with the balcony are spacious; I suggest asking for a quiet room away from Meeti...
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  • Stayed January 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Please thank your friends for their wonderful recommendation! Word of mouth is always our best form of advertising! I am delighted your enjoyed your stay and Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn!
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the King Charles. I was nervous about staying at a Best Western but this hotel was wonderful! The staff was great, the room had all the extras and the location and price could not be beat. Everything we wanted to do was in walking distance. We will definitely stay there again!

  • 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
I am so glad you chose the King Charles Inn! It sounds like you enjoyed your Charleston experience! Thank you for your business and I hope you can return in the near future!
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loved staying at the King Charles Inn. Check in was easy and informative, Monica took her time and detailed places to eat, amenities of the hotel and places to go and see.
My daughter and I had a double room that was very spacious, clean and quiet. The bath room was spacious, clean with a nice size vanity and space to move around in. The beds were comfortable and the linen were fresh and clean, the flat panel tv was a nice touch!
We took advantage of the evening reception each day and met some very nice people visiting Charleston. The GM walked around and greeted all the guest and filled me in on their current renovations and was more than eager to share information about the area.
The only issue we encountered while staying here was being awaken @ 5:00 am by the sound of a fire alarm blaring in our ears. There was no fire and we later found out that another guest had too much to drink and wanted to smoke in their room (this is a non-smoking hotel), so they decided to dismantle their smoke detector so they could light up anyways and that triggered the fire alarm. Some people-however, it was still a great place to stay and I would definately stay there again!

  • 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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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to share your awesome trip report with others! It sounds like you really enjoyed your visit to Charleston and that we succeeded in providing you with a great experience! I certainly enjoy meeting our guests during the evening Managers Reception and being able to update everyone on the renovation status. The Pub and Upper Lobby are certainly going to be beautiful! I hope you can return to check it out! Thank you again!
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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 Business Hotel in Charleston
#4 Green Hotel in Charleston
#10 Family Hotel in Charleston
#12 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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Also Known As:
Best Western King Charles Hotel Charleston
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