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“Perfect long weekend stay” 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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Hotel amenities
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Complimentary Parking
Ranked #13 of 58 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bellaire, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfect long weekend stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our first visit to Charleston and we wanted a location that was within walking distance to all of the sights. Based on prior reviews we selected the King Charles Inn and were not disappointed. We had a large interior room that looked over the parking area and were pleased at how quiet the room was both day and night since the hotel was pretty full. The bed was very comfortable and the restaurant was perfect for breakfast offering both healthy and "vacation" breakfasts and we enjoyed the patio overlooking the pool while we ate. The front desk and restaurant staff were very helpful with recommendations and directions to restaurants, shopping, and attractions. We had rented a car for a day trip to the islands but the weather was beautiful and by the time we were ready to go on a Saturday, we were warned that the 2 lane road would probably be jammed with traffic so we enjoyed another of the good Charleston restaurants and shopped instead. Next time we will check out the islands during the week rather than the weekend.
For a change of pace for breakfast, we tried the breakfast buffett at the open courtyard of Palmetto Cafe in the Belmund Charleston Place hotel, very nice. We had made reservations before arriving at Magnolias for lunch (very good), Cypress for one of the dinners (very good food with a cool atmosphere/setting), and McCrady's which was the highlight meal of the trip (4 course by a James Beard nominated chef). We arrived late Thursday night and had no problem finding the hotel (~20 minute drive from airport). We started Friday morning with a 2 hour Charleston Ventures tour (see review) which was pefect for a quick Charleston overview.
The King Charles Inn was a perfect base for our long weekend and we look forward to coming back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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, May 8, 2014
Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn! It sounds like you had an amazing visit to the Holy City and certainly picked the best restaurants! Thank you and we hope to see you on your return 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pilar, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

King Charles Inn offers some great rooms, free parking, as well as a really friendly staff. Rooms are great, and its location is superb. We highly recomend it. Will certainly go back here in the future, and it is a really friendly destination.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, May 5, 2014
Thank you for the five star review of the King Charles Inn! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed not only our Southern Hospitality but our great location as well! Have a great day and we hope to see you again!
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Esher, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Good location, possibly needs a facelift but good value, friendly staff, secure parking. Very central location, with easy access to restaurants, markets etc...
Good local knowledge from the staff at reception meant that we were able to maximise the use of our short time in Charleston

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your Charleston stop over! I am glad to hear my staff offered some great recommendations! We hope you can visit again soon!
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ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I just spent 3 night at the King Charles Inn, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great location to all that downtown has to offer. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Enjoyed cocktails/ Happy Hour, and breakfast at the outdoor patio. Pleasant and helpful staff. We were on the opposite side of the hotel from the construction site, so it did not bother us one bit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience! We are happy to hear you found our rooms, services and location to fit your needs! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The location of the hotel was ideal and you were able to walk to all the sights in Charleston. The staff was very helpful and was able to get us a reservation at the Husk restaurant and had helpful suggestions on how to navigate charleston and the many sights. We had breakfast in the restaurant each morning and we ate outside on the patio. The food was excellent. I was concerned about the noise level of the construction next door and called the hotel before we arrived and they arranged for our room to be on the other side of the hotel. We enjoyed our stay at the King Charles Inn and would recommend this hotel to others. The cleanliness of the rooms, friendly and helpful nature of the staff and the location, make this hotel a ideal hotel for a stay in Charleston.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, April 29, 2014
What nice feedback! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed not only your hotel experience but BREW Pub and Café as well! Our simple but delicious menu has been a guest favorite since we opened the new restaurant for breakfast and lite bites! Thank you for choosing our hotel!
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This hotel is well placed and the staff are very helpful it is pretty basic though and there is a major construction happening next door but we were not disturbed by it it is just unsightly. You can walk to all the downtown attractions easily from the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
They say "Location is Everything" and I have to agree! I am so glad to hear you had a great stay at the King Charles Inn! Thank you for your nice review!
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed at this hotel as part of a large group. The breakfast was excellent as was the Happy Hour and other food served in the bar. My room was not cleaned the first 2 days because they had seen a Do Not Disturb sign in the morning and did not notice it was removed the rest of the day while I was out. However, as soon as the manager overheard me mention this it was quickly taken care of. This hotel is in a good location for walking to almost everything and for shopping. I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
It was nice meeting you! Thank you for the five star review even though we had a little mishap in housekeeping. I appreciate your understanding! Have a super day!
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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
#5 Business Hotel in Charleston
#11 Family Hotel in Charleston
#13 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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