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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Elmira, New York
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192 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Beautiful and worth the price”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Immaculate room, great coffee, neat snacks, attentive staff. Location was perfect and would definitely go again. The options for breakfast were unbelievable! Nice roof top sitting area too. Great views!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jeaniegirl
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear jeaniegirl,

Salutations to you in New York! We are delighted to see you enjoyed your experience at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for complimenting the accommodations and services you receive from each department, and we are happy you took advantage of our convenient location. We would welcome the opportunity to have you stay with us again in the future.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.

Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The view of the fountain and the Harbor were amazing,especially at night.we want to go back again.the breakfast at the roof top was my favorite part,it was very romantic.we loved that the inn was walk in distance to all the the beautiful landmarks and all the wonderful restaurants.

Room Tip: Room 206 was great because you have a beautiful view of the fountain in waterfront park ,and the am...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank CarmenC613
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Carmen C,

We are thrilled to have you share with future guests the special views in our most convenient location at the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of the entire team, we thank you for your review and hope we may accommodate you again on a future trip to Historic Charleston.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.


Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
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Massapequa, New York
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143 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

As a Hilton Diamond Honors member, I usually stay within the Hilton family of hotels. This was our first trip to Charleston and the TripAdvisor community spoke highly of the HarbourView Inn, so we took a shot and booked it. The rates were slightly higher than other hotels in the area, but little did we know the value that we would receive for that slightly higher rate.

The location of the hotel was great and upon check in we could see that the hotel was well-maintained and clean. The real pleasant surprise came with things like:

Breakfast included and served to your room, the rooftop terrace, or the atrium lobby.
Afternoon wine and cheese served in the lobby
Nighttime milk and cookies served in the lobby

Our room had a king size tempurpedic bed and it felt great. Bathroom was clean and well-stocked.

Finally, the staff was kind and very helpful. They met every request we had with a smile.

We would definitely return to the HVI.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Steve K
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear John K,

On behalf of the entire HarbourView Inn team, we are thrilled to be a part of your first trip to Historic Charleston. Thank you for your compliments of our services, accommodations and our most convenient location. Thank you too for complementing our staff; they are truly our most valuable asset. We hope to accommodate you again in the future, and we send our best to you in New York.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.


Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Mobile, Alabama
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Harbourview Inn is in a great location, you are walking distance from most everything. The evening wine and cheese was nice, but the night time cookies were great! The staff wasn't the friendliest, but we stayed out most of the time so it didn't bother us too much.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brad N
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Brad N,

On behalf of the entire HarbourView Inn team, thank you for sharing your experience with us and future travelers. I send my most sincere apologies to you in regards to the friendliness of our staff, who in most reviews receive the highest marks. Our entire team will review your remarks, so we may improve our services. We are happy to see you enjoyed our specialized services, and we would welcome the opportunity to accommodate you again in the future. We send our best to you in Alabama.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.


Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Illinois
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

This hotel had it all. The check in was adequate but there are so many amenities that come with the hotel. They were note explained well to us. Our room had a view of a power station but who cares! The room was fabulous. It was huge. Turn down service in the evenings with robes on the bed and chocolates. The hotel uses an aromatherapy throughout the facility so it has a wonderful fragrance. They serve complimentary wine and cheese in the evening, cookies and milk at 9 PM and breakfast is served when you want and you have options of having it in the atrium, your bedroom or on the terrace. The location is fantastic, right by the river and park. There is a free shuttle pick up right outside the hotel. Easy walk to The Battery, Historic District, French Quarter, and City Market. They do encourage valet parking and it is $20 a day. We kept a set of car keys and were able to retrieve items from our car that we didn't want to carry into the hotel.

There is no restaurant on site and no bar but the evening wine is free so no complaints. We loved our room and the little perks that came with the reservation. We would come back here in a heartbeat. It is a bit of a splurge for us but it was a very positive experience. The aromatherapy just made me feel happy when I stepped inside the facility. Oh the little things that mean so much!

Room Tip: Lower levels on the river side don't really have much of a view. If a room on the south side (ba...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank takemewithyou2
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear takemewithyou2,

Thank you for this fantastic and descriptive review of the HarbourView Inn. On behalf of our entire team, we appreciate you sharing your experience with the accommodations and all of our specialized services, even areas where we can improve. We are glad that you took advantage of and enjoyed our convenient location, our valet services and our special air aroma. We send our best to you in Illinois and hope to accommodate you again in the future.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.


Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Timonium, Maryland
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121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Here now. Have a harbor view room. Location great free bus stops right outside hotel. People here great. Very helpful and friendly. Continental breakfast good. Wine and cheese at night fun. Cookies and milk at night really good. We are loving it.

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank Autoxer48
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Autoxer48,

It is a special sentiment when a guest takes the time while still at the HarbourView Inn to give us such a great review. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for sharing our convenient location and specialized services with future guests. We hope we may accommodate you for your next trip to Historic Charleston as well.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.


Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
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South Jersey
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nicely located near busy waterfront park, across from free running trolley if u choose not to walk. U can walk to most landmarks and restaurants if it's not deathly hot or you're unable. Hotel-Good AC, nice wine N cheese PM, nice free delivered breakfast. Rooms are modern, not full range of channels. Only beef is front desk people. They could smile and appreciate your business. I had a view of electrical junction out my window and was on 1st floor where coffee and wine and activity is-- right outside the door (which can be good or bad?!).

Room Tip: Inner rooms have no view but no street noise-tradeoff. Get oriented to trolley routes and schedules...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jjp76
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear jjp76,

On behalf of the HarbourView Inn team, we appreciate your candid review. We will certainly share your comments across every department. It is our goal to create a welcoming environment for all of our guests. In past reviews our front desk staff has received the highest marks. As a suggestion for future visits, Traditional rooms do not offer harbor views. We are happy to see you took advantage of our superior location in Historic Charleston, and we hope you were able to enjoy all the other services we have to offer. We send our best to you in New Jersey, and we hope to accommodate you again in the future.

Please contact me anytime if I may assist you in any way.


Sincerely,

Drue Ford
Assistant General Manager
HarbourView Inn
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Property: Harbourview Inn
Address: 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2152
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#6 Family Hotel in Charleston
#7 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#18 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourview Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy unparalleled service and signature amenities from this AAA Four-Diamond and Condé Nast "Gold List Award" luxury hotel. Panoramic views, vast atriums and beautifully appointed guest rooms - some with private balconies, working fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs - await your arrival. From the moment you enter one of the most historic hotels in Charleston, SC, you will find modern features and services, old world charm and unpretentious Southern hospitality. The waterfront and atrium lobbies are reminiscent of Charleston's early years as a colonial nautical trading hub. They offer the perfect setting for idle reflection, a glass of wine or just the refined sport of people watching. ... more   less 
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