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“Good deal, nice staff” 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 58 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Good deal, nice staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

The rates are not bad. The room was very clean, amenities were good. The bathroom is a little small but the water is hot, good pressure, good toiletries. Parking is free and easy to access without a valet, which I prefer.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to review the King Charles Inn! We understand how important value is to our customer and we continue to keep this our top priority! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay along with the complimentary parking!
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

We had the nicest time in Charleston and the hotel was great. We could not have asked for better service. They even told us about a cooking class to go to and sent us to a fun movie theater to see a movie and drink wine on a raining evening. We would stay there again in a minute and will return.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2009
I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed Charleston as well as the Julia/Julia movie and the cooking class at Charleston Cooks! Thank you for staying with us and I hope to see you next time!
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Myakka City, Fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Excellent service, beautiful room with a balcony, perfect location to park and walk the city.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2009
Repeat Guest are so valuable to us! Thank you for your continued patronage!
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Williamsburg, Va
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

We had a wonderful stay here. Parking on site was free, check-in was a piece of cake. The location is just a block north of the old market. We were able to walk everywhere. Our room was one that had just been renovated and everything was new. Carpet, Bed, Bathroom, all was excellent. The breakfast was so-so but that is to be expected in a town that has so many other wonderful restaurants. We would certainly stay here again.

Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 7, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Charleston! I hope you can return in the near future and stay with us again! Thank you for your business!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Although the hotel is a big brand name it is run like a small family hotel. The Manager is very hands on and the staff will make every effort to ensure your stay is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The rooms are bright comfortable and well eqiupped. We liked this place, it is close to all the sights, bars and restaurants. It has a good pool and an all round excellent atmosphere. When in the area I will most certainly stay here again. Superb value for money, but more than that. When we left I felt rested and a little sorry to be leaving Charleston (A Jewel) and a few friends at the King Charles Inn behind.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2009
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the King Charles Inn. It sounds like you relaxed and had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

The staff was friendly, and the place was clean. They had a nice HD television in the room, and the wireless internet worked flawlessly. The location (as everyone has said) is great, but parking was super cramped. I had a small compact car I rented and that was a challenge. The pool was nice and it overlooked the street. I was able to sit out there and do work on a few days. The only thing I would say is that they are trying too hard to be upscale. It is a Best Western, not a Ritz Carlton and for this reason I would say it's overpriced for what it is.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 2, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! Our goal is to provide the highest quality of customer care every day, every stay. Each Best Western is independently owned and operated and as you can see our hotel takes great pride in all they do...from the decor to the friendly staff! I appreciate your feedback regarding our rates but we are very comparable to every hotel in the Historic,downtown area and consistently offer the best value in downtown!
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

The King Charles Inn is excellent situated close to the historic district. There are many restaurants close to it. The rooms are OK, we would prefer some clearer furnitures but everybody thinks differently of that..
There was work going on in the hotel while we were there and we did not hear it. We saw it by hasard. Congratulation! Great organization.
The breakfast buffet was great, we loved it. Also we like it that the hotel has his own parking lot.
If ever we would go back to Charleston, for sure we will go back to the King Charles Inn.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#10 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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