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“It is well worth a trip to Charleston just to stay in this hotel!”
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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Memphis, TN
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“It is well worth a trip to Charleston just to stay in this hotel!”
Reviewed February 27, 2009

After researching a list of hotels our daughter gave us, we chose this one. The rate was comparable but the list of amenities was the differentiator. We had a very nice, larger-than-the-average-hotel king room with a harbor view. Every single member of the staff was very professional, personable and helpful. The complimentary breakfast - delivered to our room - was something we've never had the pleasure of experiencing. We enjoyed the afternoon wine and cheese and because this hotel is so centrally located, we were able to enjoy a glass of wine two afternoons. Our daugther lives in Charleston but had not been in this hotel. She will now recommend it to all of her visitors! FABULOUS!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2009
We are very appreciative of your comments regarding all staff members and their helpfulness and professionalism. The HarbourView Inn offers many great amenities from our complimentary in-room breakfast to our wine reception and cookies with milk at night. Thank your daughter for recommending us to all her friends.
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Reviewed February 26, 2009

A very nice hotel. It was clean and conveniently located. Our 3rd floor room overlooked the Cooper River. The hotel is quietly located just off East Bay Drive and steps away from some phenomenal restaurants and several tourist destinations. The staff was wonderfully friendly - and I LOVED the $15 valet parking. Harbourview does not have room service per se, but does offer complimentary in room (or outdoor terrace) breakfast each morning, cheese and wine each afternoon, and cookies before bed.

Plus, our room was quite spacious, and the bed phenomenal: it featured a full thickness temprapedic mattress and very soft sheets - just awesome! Note, unless you ask, the sheets will not be changed daily and there is no note process that you can use to request a change - you need "to tell" some one - but - that was not a big deal.

We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, March 2, 2009
We would like to extend or gratitude to you for choosing the HarbourView Inn, and also for your great comments regarding the hotel and its amenities. We would like to clear up any miscommunication there may have been regarding the linens and laundry. We do wash all sheets everyday, unless the guests request for the sheets not to be washed. We just wanted to clarify any miscommunication.
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed February 20, 2009

We visited Charleston for the first time and were pleasantly surprised with the Harbourview. The hotel was clean, the rooms were spacious, and everything was close by and accessible. Nice touches: breakfast included--in your room, in the lobby, or on the roof--wine and cheese reception each day, and milk and cookies every night at bedtime. Jessica and Bert gave us great advice on restaurants, walking tours, carriage rides, etc. We'll come back to Charleston and the Harbourview again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2009
It pleases us that we were able to accommodate you on your first visit to Charleston. We would like to thank you for choosing the HarbourView Inn and for all you gracious comments. We love that we were able to surprise and please you with all of our extra touches, and hope that we can continue to surprise you in the future.
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Reviewed February 16, 2009

The Harbour View Inn was a superb experience in every way....the location is near the water, but one block off the main street with everything in walking distance. Form the afternoon wine and cheese, GREAT complimentary breakfast, to the evening cookies and milk...we felt spoiled and pampered. The staff is responsive and courteous. We will definitely stay there anytime we are in Charleston.

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  • Stayed January 2009
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2009
We at the HarbourView Inn are pleased to hear that you were spoiled and pampered. We strive for this to be the case with all guests. The HarbourView Inn is located in a great location, walking distance to almost everything downtown. The beauty is that we are one block off East Bay St., which puts us close to everything, but in a quiet location. We look forward to your next visit.
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Cary, NC
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Reviewed February 8, 2009

My wife and I just got back from a fantastic weekend in Charleston. We booked the Harbourview Inn based on its location and the reviews I had read here. This place lives up to the billing. We had a room with a view of the harbor; it was beautifully decorated with a four poster bed and well-coordinated lamps, furniture and photos. The room was very quiet and extremely comfortable. PosturePedic mattess was fantastic.
We enjoyed breakfast in our room both mornings; plenty of choice. Also tried the wine and cheese one afternoon and made a point of having a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie each night. The location is quite central to all sights and restaurants. We certainly would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2009
We would like to thank you for choosing the HarbourView Inn during your fantastic weekend in historic Charleston. We hope we had a little something to do with it. We are pleased you enjoyed our cozy rooms and Tempur-Pedic beds. We can’t wait for your next trip to Charleston.
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New York, NY
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Reviewed February 8, 2009

We had done some research (thank you tripadvisor.com!) and chose to stay at the Harbourview Inn.

We wanted something close to, if not, IN downtown Charleston and was thrilled to see that it had come so highly recommended.

Jessica helped us on the phone (we called 4 times) and she is SO nice and accomodating, we can't wait to meet the rest of the staff.

Because it is relatively affordable for location, come with perks (i.e. cookies and milk, wine and cheese, breakfast at your door) and they give great discounts (i.e. booking through their website, AAA or military) - we simply can not wait for our vacation!

Thank you!

Stayed January 2009
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2009
We at the HarbourView Inn are extremely grateful for your comments and we strive to be as accommodating as possible, no matter how many times you call. If location is what you are looking for in a visit to Charleston, the HarbourView Inn is centrally located in the historic district in the heart of downtown Charleston.
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Wethersfield, CT
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Reviewed February 6, 2009

The Harbour View Inn has it all...a central location just steps from the walkway along the harbor and all the first class restaurants, the most comfortable beds you can imagine (tempur-pedic), nightly turn-down service, a fantastic continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning, tea in the afternoon, wine & cheese later in the day, cookies and milk before bedtime. All that, and a staff that is outgoing, pleasant and determined to make your stay enjoyable!

We stayed in a "traditional king" and the room was oversized with several chairs that provided great seating. There were plenty of towels and bathrobes; bathroom amenities were first class, although we would have enjoyed having conditioner in addition to the shampoo.

We spent three nights at the hotel along with friends from our college days and we all felt that the Harbour View Inn was one of the nicest hotel experiences we've enjoyed the the States. If you like fresh, new, diligently maintained small personal hotels this is the place to stay any time you're in Charleston.

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  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Assistant General Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2009
We are very excited that you chose the HarbourView Inn as the destination hotel for your reunion with old college friends. We also appreciate your comments regarding the staff’s helpfulness and the great amenities offered in the rooms and lobby areas. It sounds like you all had a blast walking around historic Charleston. The hotel’s location is perfect for walking along the harbor, to nearby art galleries, amazing restaurants, and historic homes. We hope you and your friends will visit us again.
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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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