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“charming historic hotel in a great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Belmond Charleston Place
Ranked #14 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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658 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
“charming historic hotel in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Three friends and I met in Charleston and got two rooms at the Charleston Place, and after our stay, we felt that this was a great historic hotel in a very good location in downtown Charleston. We were not very familiar with hotels in Charleston when we decided to go there, but we got a very good deal via Jetsetter and kind of rolled the dice hoping that the Charleston Place was situated well. We were not disappointed.

When we got there, the valet and concierge treated us very well, and the typical Southern hospitality was in full force. Even though we made two separate reservations for the two rooms, they were able to put us together next to each other on an upper floor. The rooms were rather large compared to what I expected, and you could tell this was a historic hotel that had been there for many years. At first, the patterns on the rugs and the halls were a bit dated, but then they grew on me and I looked at the colors as more of historic charm that outdated. (The Greenbrier in West Virginia comes to mind.) I can't remember anything in the rooms that belied the age of the hotel, especially with modern amenities like an iPod docking station and a flat screen TV. Each room was large enough to accommodate for five or six people sitting around, so it wasn't a cramped room.

The location is absolutely amazing and the main reason I would recommend Charleston Place. You're really in the heart of downtown Charleston within walking distance of any of the great restaurants. I think there's a big difference between staying at the Charleston Place. with its old-world charm, and just a regular Comfort Suites or Doubletree. The Charleston Place also takes up a full square city block and has a few entrances entrances on all sides. There are shops connected to the hotel as well. The on-site restaurants are rather expensive, but I would rate them separately from the actual hotel since they're actually stand-alone restaurants.

I don't really have that much negative to stay say about the Charleston Place, and felt it was a luxurious place with good turndown service and amenities. Overall, I think that the Charleston Place is a great basis from which to explore Charleston and all its offerings!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Sumter, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is everything you can imagine and more. The ambiance is stunning. The food in the restaurant is to die for. You are within walking distance of several attractions. Never a disappointment and I've stayed there twice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I travel frequently to Charleston and this is the third hotel I have tried (the others being the Francis Marion and Marriott Courtyard Historic District). Charleston Place is a lovely hotel and if you like large, nicely appointed hotels this is a good choice. The staff are very professional and friendly. The location is great - close to shopping and restaurants. The Bar is excellent! Parking is easy with a garage adjacent to the property. Depending on when you travel, the pre-paid rate is not much more expensive than the Francis Marion or Courtyard Marriott Historic District, and is well-worth the extra $$.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed here for a few days recently as part of a month-long tour of the US. The hotel takes up an entire block and is beautiful. It's pretty much the main hotel in Charleston.
We stayed in a suite that was gorgeously decorated and not far from the pool and spa facilities. The bath was wonderfully deep and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud.
The pool is fantastic, with it's roof that opens up when the sun shines and we loved the jacuzzi with the glass ceiling. There's also a small area outside for sunbathing.
The only small downside to this hotel was that we couldn't quite get the wifi to work so needed an ethernet cable but the staff were very friendly and came to our room at 10pm to sort this out for us.
We also highly recommend the food at the hotel restaurant, it was delicious and the maitre'd is such a wonderful character and ever so helpful.
We would come back and stay in the blink of an eye!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The location makes this hotel hard to beat. Located right next to the historical district and the bay. Everything was within walking distance. Room was great and lobby and service was one of the best. Staff provided a number of running locations with maps and distances which was very helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is good place to stay if you want a large hotel close to King Street and the Market. But there are a lot of quaint, luxury inns within a block or 2 that would be much more charming. Charleston Place is good for groups and shoppers. There are many shops as a part of this hotel. It's sort of like staying in an upscale mall. The spa was disappointing. Not at the least bit cozy. Small treatment rooms the only amenity is a pool, which in summer would probably be great. There are just way too many better options for this price or less with just as good locale. Most inns are much more Charleston than Charleston Place.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed here for a business meeting in November. First the positives. The location was perfect with easy access to shopping and restaurants. The lobby and public areas were nice but not spectacular. The concierge was very helpful. The room was pretty with poster beds. The beds were comfortable and there was a great tub. The furnishings were a bit worn but not terribly so. There was no coffee in the room which I was surprised by. The special amenities like shoe shines and robes are not important to me. So for me, while it was a nice hotel with a nice room in a great location, I probably couldn't justify the high price in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Belmond Charleston Place
Address: 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-3110
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Charleston
#3 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#10 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#11 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#17 Family Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Charleston Place 4.5*
Number of rooms: 434
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Charleston’s premier hotel just minutes from famous homes, museums and churches. World-class luxurious accommodations including a full-service European spa; rooftop pool; “The Club,” a private concierge level located on the top two floors; award-winning dining; 28 exclusive boutiques and the legendary Orient-Express service, all in the heart of downtown. ... more   less 
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Charleston Place By Orient-Express Hotel Charleston
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