This boutique hotel (only 16 rooms) has been restored with the utmost care and guest consideration. The lofty rooms are large, open, graciously appointed and very comfortable. The amenities are considerable, but I think my favorite was the sound machine in the bedroom. Listening to gentle rain or the ocean waves while heading off to sleep is just the ticket for a deep sleep after a full day of sight seeing. We had to get one when we got home.
We were on the top floor in the 2 bedroom condo, with all those wonderful windows and floors from the 1840's. That said, you do hear street noise and the occasional laughter of conversations. You're downtown, for goodness sake. But it was not an issue and I am very sensitive to noise.
We took advantage of all the hotel offered. Bike riding through town to tour old mansions (bikes have locks) and then going on a culinary tour of local restaurants was one of the highlights of our trip. It was chilly, but it wasn't raining and the streets aren't too crowded with traffic. If we had stayed there longer, we would have taken the bikes out again to see the waterfront. As it was, we changed our plans to stay an extra 2 nights at the RoK and enjoy more of Charleston. The breakfast basket in the morning was decadent, the wine and cheese in the afternoon fun, and the cookies and milk in the evening was the perfect sweet tooth cap to the evening. With all that, who needed to eat outside, but how can one resist the fabulous restaurants in Charleston.
The hotel is ideally situated downtown walking distance to shopping, restaurants, mansions, parks.
Highly recommend the Restoration on King. And grab a glass of wine and be sure to sit on the terrace upstairs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Opened & Re-Created The Restoration welcomes you to be our guest at our newly expanded location on Charleston's iconic King Street. From food and drinks to culture and boutique shopping, we have recreated history for your enjoyment. Come get inspired and experience what the New South is all about firsthand. See below for more details. A world class hotel isn't just a place to get a good night's rest (or a refreshing afternoon tipple,) it's a meeting ground, a place where unexpected elements come together to delight, inspire and entertain. Uniting classic elegance with a natural and easy going Southern touch, The Restoration translates its hometown's vibrant local history and culture into a casually chic, luxurious hospitality experience. It's relaxed and refined and just a little bit left of center-a world where high meets low meets Low Country. The Restoration is all about community. From locals to international travelers, we provide an immersive, beautifully designed environment for guests to connect and relax. It is this civic-minded, progressive mindset that powers the Restoration brand- from our jewel box inspired spa and farm to table restaurant, to the motorcycles we custom design for guests to ride away on. This is classic Southern Hospitality, modernized with a few twists and expanded to meet and exceed the highest standards of today's luxury traveler. We welcome you to experience The Restoration first hand to see what the New South is all about. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Restoration On King Hotel Charleston