We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kings Courtyard Inn

View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Kings Courtyard Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

573 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Kings Courtyard Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 571: English reviews
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here for our 15th anniversary, and it was just perfect! So romantic and a wonderful location! The service was great, and we especially enjoyed the evening wine & cheese and breakfast each morning. Anthony provided us with great service during the wine & cheese reception. We also received an anniversary note and champagne as a nice surprise! :)...

1Thank AReilly99
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We are delighted to have been part of such a wonderful occasion as we love to give our guests little surprises to help celebrate. Our complimentary wine and cheese hour is a great way to wind down from a busy day exploring all that Charleston’s historic city has to offer. We appreciate your recommendation of the Kings Courtyard...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I are planning a trip to Charleston, and made reservations at this hotel. We have not stayed there yet, but based on our initial interaction with Giovanna the trip will be amazing. She was extremely helpful booking our room, and was extremely patient with my many questions.

Thank rach498
Mansfield, Illinois
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Kings Courtyard Inn. The inn and rooms are beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. The staff is excellent - very friendly and helpful. They were able to answer all questions and make recommendations on restaurants to try and sites to visit. Can't wait to visit again!

1Thank Cindy G
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Kings Courtyard Inn. Our team strives to provide each guest with an excellent stay and a unique Charleston experience. We are thrilled to read that you had such a lovely stay. We look forward you your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor

Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed there with a friend during Spoleto festival 2014 - we wanted separate rooms but adjoining so their 2-room suite was ideal. Parking is reasonable and available and right outside the door. Breakfast is included and can be delivered to the room if you wish. All the room details were great - we each had a separate bathroom, there...

2Thank NotTooFussySC
Cramerton, North Carolina
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com
Thank Robert S
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take a quick trip to Charleston being our first time there we had no idea where to stay. We stumbled on the kings courtyard inn and loved it we would definitely go back. It's a little high on the rates but comparable to everything around it. The only thing we didn't like was the...

3Thank Keith W
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is right in the middle of downtown. Perfect location to walk and see Charleston. The staff was all exceptionally friendly and helpful. Good wine flowed freely during the Happy Hour. The hotel is old, but kept up. Not totally modernized (remember historic) The 2 courtyards were really pleasant places to enjoy the wine or eat breakfast. We definitely...

3Thank madjack247
Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is my third stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn - enjoyed it once again! Our room was huge with high ceilings and plenty of space - loved the idea of the gas fireplace, but definitely a bit warm on our stay to use it! Would love to come back in cooler weather to give it a try. We always...

2Thank Traveler129212
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed 4 nights here-it was comfortable & convenient for town. The beds were sumptuous -there's a great en suite with a small efficient fridge under the sink. Unfortunately no kettle which after 10 hours travelling I really needed & have suggested to the staff. If you like good sturdy English tea take tea bags & ask for hot water...

2Thank twinkle88
Valrico, Florida
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Traveled - two couples to Charleston April 2014. Enjoyed the location and the amenities at Kings Courtyard. The staff was very helpful when we asked for opinions on places to visit. We enjoyed the wine and cheese in the evenings before dinner. Continental breakfast was also decent. Hot oatmeal and fruit was available. You could also get a hard boiled...

Thank Zandikat
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Kings Courtyard Inn. I am glad that we were able to give you helpful recommendations to enhance your time in Charleston. We pride ourselves on offering guests a historic hotel experience with modern amenities. The complimentary wine and cheese hour is an amenity that we love offering to guests. I am happy to...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

157 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (119)
Room/Suite (46)
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Dining (8)
Family/Play Areas (1)
View from Room (4)
Bathroom (8)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Videos (1)
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (38)
Room/Suite (12)
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Dining (5)
Other (5)
06/11/2017 06/12/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Charleston hotels
Fulton Lane Inn
Fulton Lane Inn
#19 of 61 in Charleston
621 reviews
King Charles Inn
#17 of 61 in Charleston
2,707 reviews
Ansonborough Inn
#12 of 61 in Charleston
908 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Elliott House Inn
#33 of 61 in Charleston
815 reviews
John Rutledge House Inn
John Rutledge House Inn
#4 of 61 in Charleston
650 reviews
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Charleston - Historic District
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1853, Kings Courtyard Inn is one of downtown Charleston, South Carolina's most historic inns. Architect Francis D. Lee designed the three-story antebellum structure in the Greek revival style with unusual Egyptian detail. The building is one of King Street's largest and oldest structures, and has had many uses during its 150 year existence. The building has housed high quality shops, private residences and at one time, the upper floors served as hotel rooms for plantation owners, shipping interests and merchant guests. Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. The Inn maintains the residential atmosphere of lower King Street, and extreme care has been taken to ensure the necessary architectural and historic accuracy for which Charleston is famous. Each of the rooms has an individual distinction. All rooms feature oversized beds- some have canopied beds and fireplaces. Many rooms boast excellent views of the inn's interior courtyards. All hotel guests receive complimentary sherry on arrival and a morning newspaper delivered to the room. They also receive a continental breakfast served each morning in their room, the courtyards, or in the breakfast room. Kings Courtyard Inn is within easy walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens, churches and only a block away from the City Market. Here, one may explore interesting shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city's many delightful restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kings Courtyard Inn

Address: 198 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-3109
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Price Range: $212 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Courtyard Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Orbitz, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Cancelon, getaroom.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Kings Courtyard Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kings Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Kings
Courtyard Charleston
Charleston Courtyard
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Charleston
#21 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#33 Family Hotel in Charleston
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Kings Courtyard Inn staff and other travelers.
10 questions
Ask a question
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 months ago
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
New York, New York, United States
3 months ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Kings Courtyard Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms have a view of the courtyard below - rooms are large, bathrooms are large and modern.”
DarleneH919, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room”
Piperman2, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“I only know about 301, it overlooks a courtyard with the parking lot beyond. It was perfectly quiet.”
115MarianneB, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room #306 faces King St., has 3 windows and a fireplace, and is very quiet”
Kasey1, Mar 31, 2017 | Read review
“If traveling with your 4-legged family fur ball, check out room 501”
paular328, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
$260* /night
View Deal
View all 10 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates