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Kings Courtyard Inn
Ranked #30 of 62 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Bed and Breakfast feel with all of the benefits of being a larger hotel. The beautiful inn is right on Kings street, walking distance to everything you'd want to explore in Charleston. The look and feel of the establishment is only eclipsed by the wonderful staff. Everyone was very helpful and friendly, offering advice when asked and always trying to exceed expectations .... Well Done!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our second time at the Kings Courtyard Inn. Our room was lovely with a four poster bed, a fireplace (for cooler weather) and a very nice bathroom. Breakfast is served in a small dining room but you can have it delivered to your room, too. In the afternoon, there is wine and cheese and later you can stop by the lobby to have sherry. The courtyard is small and lovely. The staff is very welcoming and extremely helpful. When we return to Charleston again, we will definitely stay at this hotel. The hotel is an easy walk to shopping and the Market area.

Room Tip: Rooms that don't face the Inn next door are a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Reasonably-priced hotels in downtown Charleston are not easy to find, but Kings Courtyard was a good choice. Hidden off a brick alleyway, the old-world Southern ambiance is like being on the set of "A Streetcar Named Desire." Charming decor, comfortable rooms, and helpful desk staff made our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Their restaurant recommendations were right on, and they were knowledgable about local attractions. Rooms were clean and the breakfasts were satisfying. Note that parking is extra, no street parking available. But the location is great for walking tours of the city, with many interesting sights and shops nearby. We will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Thank you for reviewing Kings Courtyard Inn. Charleston is a unique and beautiful city and the best way to live it is to stay and experience it first hand. Parking your car and letting our concierges recommend sites based on your personal interests, is the best way to enjoy Charleston. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our inns historic charm and helpful staff. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed here in May and really enjoyed the central location. We were able to walk to restaurants and our sight-seeing destinations. The front desk staff were helpful at directions and reserving us tables at restaurants. It wasn't a fancy or deluxe hotel, but comfortable. We would love to return to Charleston one day.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mary T
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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! :)
The rooms are large and our bed had a beautiful canopy! The staff is very helpful and accommodating as well.
You can't go wrong with the Kings Courtyard Inn or any of the other Charming Inns, I'm sure.
Looking forward to a return trip soon with our daughter.

Room Tip: We had a courtyard that overlooked the courtyard which was perfect!!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

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 Inn as well as Charming Inns other historic properties. We look forward to spending many more special occasions with you and your family.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor

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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.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

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

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Additional Information about Kings Courtyard Inn

Address: 198 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-3109
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Charleston
#21 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $180 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Courtyard Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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 
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Also Known As:
Kings Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Charleston
Courtyard Hotel Kings
Courtyard Charleston
Charleston Courtyard

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