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166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-3125
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 73 hotels in Charleston
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Regularly ranked among the city of Charleston's most luxurious retreats, the French Quarter Inn captivates guests with an experience similar to that of visiting the gracious home of a charming Southern friend. Our exquisitely designed Charleston hideaway will provide you with a taste of the Historic District's refined past. Our hotel offers modern touches, including a welcome champagne toast and spacious Italian marble bathrooms, this is your home away from home. Prepare to be pampered with such unexpected delights and inclusive amenities, such as our seven pillow menu and evening turndown service with a Charleston treat.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Car hire
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
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Beth K wrote a review Jul 21
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Outstanding customer service and the location is very convenient to everything. Attention to details abound from the check in to room to food and atmosphere. We had a business group meeting and they handled our requests effortlessly.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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JoshandAllyson wrote a review Jul 20
Dothan, Alabama132 contributions40 helpful votes
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Spoiled! Champagne and sparkling juice at check-in. Breakfast in bed (a delicious one at that). Wine with cheese plates in the afternoon. Warm cookies with milk in the evening. Relaxing pillow spray. Nighttime chocolates. Fantastic!!!!! Perfect location too! Aside from dinner across the river, we were able to walk everywhere we went.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at French Quarter Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Dear "JoshandAllyson", You are very kind to write this 5-star Tripadvisor review of our luxury boutique hotel, French Quarter Inn! We love to spoil all of our guests with our inclusive food and beverage amenities, our welcome champagne toast, and with our attentive service. It is also nice to know that our central location and our custom scented pillow mist spray helped you relax and enjoy your time in the city. Please come see us again on your next visit to Charleston - enjoy the rest of your week! All the best, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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MHLawDog wrote a review Jul 13
Peoria, Illinois47 contributions8 helpful votes
Not only is this a quiet, upscale hotel, it is also blessed with amazing staff. Every single staff member we interacted with was super friendly and dedicated to making our stay the best. Each day you get breakfast delivered to your room; in the early evening there is a wine and cheese reception; and at night there is cookies and milk and all of this is included in the price of your room. AMAZING!!! They also had water, tea and lemonade available all day. We used their complimentary bikes to ride around and they had umbrellas ready when it rained. When we return to Charleston we will absolutely only stay at the French Quarter Inn.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear "MHLawDog", You are too kind to write this review and share your comments with the Tripadvisor community - thank you for doing so! We are nothing without the hard work and dedication of our team members. I really appreciate you recognizing their efforts, as they truly care about making guests feel welcomed and well cared for. It is also great to know that our inclusive amenities, our food and beverage receptions, and quiet and comfortable rooms were to your liking. We are honored to be the best hotel you have ever experienced. We thank you for being our guest and we can't wait to see you again! Hospitably, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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NorthFlorida wrote a review Jul 12
Lake City, Florida121 contributions57 helpful votes
I agree with weiler97's review posted July 2, 2021 about his May 2021 experience staying at the FQI in Charleston. The three staff members we met were courteous. The room was spacious and well appointed. But from arrival to check-out there were disappointments. We used a map app to find the hotel, but upon arriving at 166 Church Street, we could not find the hotel. There was no signage, and we drove around the block twice. I called the hotel and was told to look for the circular drive indicating the front of the hotel. When we found the entrance on a side street (not on Church St.) that I thought was an alley, the hotel sign was obscured on a wall behind a set of columns. We arrived at night and the lighting was poor. This street looked very seedy and unsafe. The hotel doors were locked, there was no valet, and we were looking at the lower level of the hotel. We did not see the lobby. I called the hotel again and the night clerk came running down the curved staircase to let us in. The lobby is on the second floor. The clerk checked us in and we learned that we would be bringing up our own luggage. We were not provided a luggage cart. When we got back outside, unpacked our luggage, and tried to renter the building our keys did not work. Once again I called the hotel and the night clerk returned to let us in. She remade the keys and went down to test that they worked. We had complimentary valet parking and she said she would park our car in the parking garage. She then had to search for the valet claim ticket to give us a receipt. Check-in took 30 minutes. Our room was on the third floor which is the top level of the hotel. It was warm, even though the thermostat was set to the low 70s. We set it to 66 degrees to cool off the room. The room was large, the bathroom spacious, and the bed comfortable. In the early morning hours, we were awakened by the beeping sound of a service vehicle backing up. I looked out the window and saw what I thought was an alley with trash cans and a dirt lot. For the next hour a large truck with a hose extending from it made a noise like a loud vacuum cleaner. A crane was also operating in the same alley. We could not sleep due to the noise; it seems that there is no window soundproofing. I was very irritated to loose those couple of hours of additional sleep I needed. A complimentary breakfast is served in the room or can be picked up in the lobby. Guests select from a limited menu. We had the hard boiled egg, fruit, yogurt, cheese, croissant plate. It was just okay and the croissant was stale. I thought I would heat it in the microwave to soften it, but the room had no microwave or coffee maker. We left the hotel right after breakfast. I just wanted to put this disappointing experience behind us. We realized when we exited the hotel that what I thought was an alley was the street in front of the hotel. FYI: the front of the hotel is on Linguard St. I do not feel our experience warranted the $461.98 per night room rate. There was nothing luxurious or upscale about FQI. We have stayed at the Charleston Place before and had a much better experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Even numbered rooms overlook a noisy bar and noisy service vehicles operate in the morning.
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at French Quarter Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear "NorthFlorida", Greetings from downtown Charleston! Thank you for taking some time to provide your feedback about your stay at French Quarter Inn. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our well appointed guest rooms, and that our staff was friendly and courteous. That said, I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations and that there were some hiccups with service. Unfortunately overnight we have less team members to assist. I am sorry to hear about the noise you experienced - we do provide sound sleep machines for all guests rooms of the hotel, as while we are in a beautiful and historic city, we are in downtown and are subject to "city noise". Finally, we appreciate your feedback on our breakfast and apologize for quality issues - we are always working to improve ourselves. We do hope to welcome you back in the future to show our commitment to service and to provide a more well-rounded experience for you. Thank you for being our guest and enjoy the rest of your day. Best regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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weiler97 wrote a review Jul 2
Connecticut211 contributions66 helpful votes
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First of all I agree on other reviews regarding friendly staff and service. However, for those that use TA to research and plan your trip. I wanted to provide honest feedback after our 2 night suite with balcony. Everything I’ve said here I have already shared with the GM so not couch quarterbacking or trolling. There was no offer to address my issues nor was there presence of the GM (at a fine restaurant you at least are greeted by the maitre d’. ). This seems to me arrogance based on the marketing of best in Charleston (and in USA ??). Upon arrival (keep in mind a first timer) we could not find the entrance! In fact you enter on side of street where valet would be. It would be helpful to have a sign that said entrance with an arrow. Side entrance borders a loud Pub (room not sound proof at night with live music that has a speaker outdoors) and garbage/recycling (yes trucks with backing up sound are loud early in morning). From basement you get to lobby upstairs. Classy but not memorable or something you’d take a picture of like other grand lobbies. Still not feeling the hype of being “the best”. The price point was IMO very overpriced. We paid over $1400 for 2 nights. We have stayed in other cities and metro areas but not seeing the cost of $700+ a day justifies value. For instance, location is great however the Church Street Inn across the street (!) is half the cost and the suite has an efficiency like a Residence Inn for cooking/fridge. French Quarter charges double to park where we found our own parking 2 blocks away half price. If you want fancy, there are even fancier in Charleston including one competitor that has an attached indoor mall with dining options all walking distance in downtown FQI currently no longer has a restaurant attached with Ruth Chris closing after Covid. The breakfast was nice but the expected hot breakfast was room temperature which felt like it was warmed up. A spoon was not clean. The balcony drain also was not clean with something dried and stained around drain. The room and bathroom was very clean but, sorry, attention to detail is important if charging this rate. Beds very comfortable. We were not offered the pillow menu. The chairs on balcony very uncomfortable. Take pillows from couch to support back on these cheap chairs and flimsy patio table. There are no amenities other than bikes (not safest roads to bike without bike paths). No pool. No gym on site. No restaurant. There is a courtyard but snacks during day were simple. Overall I feel FQI has a mixed identity claiming to be an upscale top hotel but has a feel of a simpler inn with simple amenities. We also stayed in comparable Savannah’s Kehoe House. Now this is an Inn - half the price, free parking, hot breakfast, and walkable to everywhere as well.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t pay for valet. Parking options around corner half the price.
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at French Quarter Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear "weiler97", Thank you for taking the time to write this positive overall review about French Quarter Inn! We appreciate you complimenting us on our friendly and caring service. That said, I am sorry that we missed the mark on things and that these errors took away from your experience. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, as we are always looking for ways to get better and demonstrate value to our guests. We enjoyed hosting you on Memorial Day weekend and did try to reach out to you upon departure; we apologize that we weren't able to connect. We did not intentionally ignore you and we did respond to your guest satisfaction survey after you departed. We hope to welcome you back again for a better overall experience and wish you all the best! With kind regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$309 - $656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about French Quarter Inn
Which popular attractions are close to French Quarter Inn?
Nearby attractions include Escape in 60 (0.05 miles), Nightly Spirits (0.07 miles), and The 34 West Theater Company (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at French Quarter Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at French Quarter Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at French Quarter Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at French Quarter Inn?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to French Quarter Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bitty & Beau's Coffee, 167 Raw Oyster Bar, and Revival.
Is French Quarter Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at French Quarter Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does French Quarter Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to French Quarter Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.3 miles), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.2 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.8 miles).
Does French Quarter Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.