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Fulton Lane Inn
Ranked #20 of 60 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Brevard, North Carolina
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70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Southern Hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

We just spent two nights at the Fulton Lane Inn in Charleston in a spacious, airy room with large windows that we could open---yea! It would be difficult to beat the location of this small, charming inn on King Street within walking distance to restaurants, riverfront, shopping, and the market. Parking is immediately outside in a secure lot and very reasonable at $12 a night.
Happy hour at 5 p.m. includes various cheeses and reasonably good wines. I enjoyed an Oregon Pinot Noir---not too shabby. A continental breakfast of items of your choice is delivered to your room along with USA Today at a time you choose. The bed was large and comfortable, the shower good, and although we faced King Street and slept with the windows open, it was very quiet. If you're looking for a sleek, high-tech hotel/inn, this is not it. But if you are looking for warm ambiance and Southern hospitality, than the Fulton Lane Inn will make you happy. We will definitely stay here when visiting Charleston again.

Room Tip: Can't speak for other rooms, but 325 was roomy and comfy. Also quiet even tho it faced King St.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Monica757
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Blacklick, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

We loved our stay at the Fulton Lane Inn. Typically we stay on the periphery of a city, but because it was affordable, we stayed in the heart of Charleston. The concierge serve ice was fantastic. We got great recommendations for tours and restaurants. We met wonderful travelers who joined us for dinner. Undoubtedly our trip to Charleston ranks near the top of our US trips.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Steven H
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Fulton Lane Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Dear Steven H,

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the central location of the Fulton Lane Inn. Our staff prides themselves in offering exceptional service, and I am so happy that their recommendations were helpful. Ranking as one of your top US trips is truly a great accolade. Thank you for your kind words.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were spending a weekend in Charleston and searched various hotels in the heart of the historic district, when we happened upon the Fulton. It is tucked away off an alley and is delightful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and well furnished. We loved having our breakfast delivered to us each morning on a silver tray. The food was plentiful and delicious and everything that shoud be hot was hot and the cold food was cold.

We enjoyed the afternoon wine and cheese after a day spend shopping in the market and touring the city. In the evening we helped ourselves to a glass of sherry before retiring to our room.

For the money, this hotel is a great deal, considering the chain hotels in the area were about the same cost. Instead of a generic place, you can experience the warmth and charm of Charleston in person. There is parking in the back and for $12 you can come and go. It was convenient and easy to leave our car there and walk around the city.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We just returned from a four night stay at the Fulton Lane Inn. We were delighted with our choice of Lodging. The Inn is right on Historic King Street, full of shopping and galleries.
We had continental breakfast delivered to our room each morning, and each evening we had a complimentary wine and cheese reception. A decanter of sherry in the lobby was a nice touch to end each evening.
All staff were courteous and so helpful, especially the concierge.staff.
We will return and highly recommend the Fulton Lane Inn.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank margiet69
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Fulton Lane Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for your kind remarks about the Fulton Lane Inn and the entire staff. We love being able to offer a unique place to stay in the heart of Charleston. The complimentary breakfast and wine & cheese hour are amenities that we love to offer our guests. We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Location cannot be beat. The rooms are lovely with a large, grand bathroom. From start to finish we had a great stay. We ate breakfast at the inn next door and it was lovely (the best hotel coffee we have ever had!). Was a great stop/go place for a weekend in Charleston because it is in the center of it all.

Room Tip: Rooms along King Street/Alley -- we were awoken by the street cleaning at about 6am on Sunday mornin...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank KathrynJ60745
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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Fulton Lane Inn was a great little inn tucked away in the heart of Charleston. Walk out your door and you're in the middle of it all - fantastic location! Our rooms were clean, spacious and exactly what we were looking for. This is a small place - no pool, spa or anything of the like. But, the added perks (breakfast in your room or in the dining area, cheese and wine before dinner, dry/cream sherry on your way to bed) definitely made this place charming. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Charleston.

As a side note, we loved our breakfast waitress Takia. She provided fantastic service and was the epitome of southern hospitality. She's definitely a keeper!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank ncard81
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Fulton Lane Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for visiting the Fulton Lane Inn and taking the time to share your remarks. Our attention to detail allows our service to stand above the crowd in many respects and your personal experience with our team simply reconfirms this attentiveness first hand. We are so happy that Takia provided a memorable experience for your girl’s trip. We will pass along your kind words. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to hosting you in the future.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great location and staff was very welcoming and friendly. A bit overpriced for what you get. I would rather stay at a B&B in the area for the price we paid for the petite suite. But we booked this room on very short notice and I was happy to be able to get a room in the downtown area. The room was cute and overlooked Kings Street, was within walking distance from restaurants, shopping and the market, and it was also quiet and felt secure. We also enjoyed the fireplace and huge jacuzzi tub.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fulton Lane Inn
Address: 202 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-3109
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#22 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fulton Lane Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A romantic hideaway in America’s most enchanting city, The Fulton Lane Inn is private, intimate and exceptionally accommodating. The Fulton Lane Inn surrounds you with the comfort and gracious ambiance of a bygone era. Many of our spacious rooms feature oversized whirlpool baths and luxurious canopied beds, draped with hand strung netting. Other rooms boast cathedral ceilings and several offer fireplaces.Throughout, soaring windows frame captivating vistas of the city's historic skyline, punctuated with the many trademark church spires. The charm and spirit of the Old South live on in this historic inn, built by the family of Confederate blockade runner John Rugheimer. Regarded as the most sophisticated city in America, antebellum Charleston was the cradle of Southern gentility. The proper Charleston home then welcomed summer's casual pace by covering formal furnishings in airy muslin, replacing wool carpets with sisal, and positioning shutters to admit fresh breezes and to provide gentle shade. At the Fulton Lane Inn, that spirit has been beautifully recaptured. Here, light filters softly through louvered shades, casting an inviting glow on lush plants. The patina of fine woods, natural textures and soft pastels invite you to indulge in the simple pleasures of a more gracious time. During your stay, you'll be pampered with complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning. Our traditional Southern hospitality continues with sherry in the lobby each evening. Of course, our concierge is always at hand to attend to your every need. You're just a mere stroll from the famous harbor, historic homes and attractions. The Fulton Lane Inn is situated just off King Street, tucked away on a pedestrian lane in the heart of the city's famous historic district. The inn is literally surrounded by countless fascinating boutiques, scores of antique shops and elegant restaurants. There are countless ways to enjoy the Fulton Lane Inn. ... more   less 
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