We've stayed in pricier hotels during our almost annual visits to Charleston, but none can compare with the King Charles when all factors are taken into consideration. The location is central for walking and not driving; the room was clean and the staff friendly. Two amenities stand out- free parking and the in-room fridge. They really help the budget conscious! The bed was comfortable. Yes, the heat/ac was a little loud and we could hear neighbors on one side (but not the other side!) but historic hotels all have their quirks that you live with. Hallway noise was minimal. Great shower. I think we have found the hotel we will be returning to!