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French Quarter Inn
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

After reading all the great reviews we decided on the French Quarter Inn for our recent stay in Charleston. The hotel lived up to the hype. Rather then echoing all the previous remarks on how wonderful the hotel is and the perfect location, We'd like to say thank you to Glori at the front desk. She was super helpful and seemed genuinely concerned that we had the best time possible. She booked our ghost tour for us {got us a discount somehow} made restaurant and plantaion recomondations and gave great directions. She was warm and friendly and had a good sense of humor. Truly an asset to the hotel.
Go to Charleston, stay at the FQI, say hi to Glori, you'll have a blast!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank ScottECt
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

You have brought a very large smile to Glori’s face. She greatly appreciates your lovely compliments of her and the service she provided. Thank you, on behalf of Glori and the French Quarter Inn team. We excited that Glori could be so helpful with all that you wanted to do and that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed October 13, 2011

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary and stayed at the French Quarter Inn. We could not have been more pleased from start to finish. The booking agent was very helpful and accomodating. The hotel was clean, had excellent ammenities and the lady fingers with champagne and the wine and cheese were wonderful. The conceriege desk was most helpful with recomending tours and a restaurant and even made the reservations for us. At turn down, we were given a complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate! The cookies and milk at bedtime were delicious! We would recomened this hotel to anyone and we would definetly stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank AngyP
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary and thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us. It was our pleasure to ensure your anniversary trip was all you hoped for and more. Thank you for delightful review. We look forward to your next trip to Charleston.

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We have stayed at the French Quarter Inn several times and it has always given us superb service. Lady fingers and champagne greet you at check in and fruit, cheese, and wine are there by the fireplace in late afternoon. At night there are sweets before you retire. The rooms are wonderful, quiet, and have all the finishing touches. Breakfast in the morning is welcoming for the day ahead. While the hotel is somewhat pricey and there is a valet parking fee, the quality more than makes up for the cost. I look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank U2andme
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

Thank you for your continued patronage. We are very lucky to have so many guests that have stayed with us since we opened and ones that have been converted to French Quarter Inn fans from just one visit. We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us when you visit Charleston. Your lovely review and gracious compliment are greatly appreciated. We look forward to continue to welcome you.

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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Friendly staff, clean, great location. Nice touches such as cookies, wine cheese.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Margie s
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

Our goal is to create the home away from home atmosphere with southern hospitality. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the little extras that we do to ensure comfort. We hope to continue to be your home in Charleston. Thank you for your review and we anxiously await your return.

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Reviewed October 7, 2011

After reading the reviews on TA and seeing that French Quarter Inn was voted #1, we booked our 10th Anniversary trip. From the moment we arrived, I knew why it was voted number one. The friendly front desk staff started off "the spoiling" immediately. We were pleasantly surprised to find our room had been upgraded at no extra charge to a King Executive Suite with a balcony. Situated right over the market area, it was a nice view even if it wasn't a huge balcony.

Then, a knock on the door, and there was a bottle of champagne with a note wishing us a happy anniversary. It was just such a nice way to start our trip, our first ever to Charleston.

Every day there was a very nice continental breakfast spread in the morning, a wine and cheese hour in the afternoon, and warm cookies and milk before bedtime. All of these were served in the lobby (unless you wanted breakfast delivered to your room), which created the sense of a bed and breakfast community even in this larger hotel setting.

As a matter of fact, that's how I describe the place to others: the personal attention of a bed and breakfast with the elegance and style of a very nice hotel. With only 50 rooms in the hotel, it offered the chance for faces of guests to become familiar and friendly.

One night we even had trouble finding reservations for dinner, but the front desk staff made it happen. They helped us get into Grill 225, a superior restaurant!!! We happened to go during restaurant week, so on top of a fabulous dinner, it was at a completely reasonable price.

Every day we were greeted with smiles and "how can we help you?" We were treated as if they knew us well. That's the charm!

If you have a reason to treat yourself, by all means, stay at the French Quarter Inn. It's worth every cent!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

A 10 year anniversary celebration is a very important one and we are honored to have been part of the celebration. It was truly our pleasure to upgrade you and ensure your celebration started off like every celebration should, with Champagne. Your generous compliments and wonderful descriptions of your stay are greatly appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and treated yourselves, you deserved it. We can’t wait to celebrate another 10 years with you.

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Reviewed October 6, 2011

If one is looking for luxery, location, and a staff willing to go above and beyond, the French Quarter Inn in Charleston is for you. We stayed from Sept. 25th, 2011 to the 29th and will never stay anyplace else in Charleston and really why would anyone want to. The location is within walking distance of some of the finest restaurants in Charleston and right next to the fabulous MarketPlace. The staff was more than happy to help novice travelers book restaurant reservations(all were fabulous by the way) and city tours. After a busy day it was nice to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and unwind with other guests. This Hotel makes you feel like you are part of their very exclusive family. I miss them already and will be back!

Room Tip: King bed rooms wih balcony were wonderful to sit out and relax, have coffee etc.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lynne R
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

The French Quarter Inn team and our guests are our family and we are honored to have you be a part of it. It is truly a pleasure to offer the service, location, and amenities that we do and we love to know that our guests enjoyed all that we do. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back into the family every time you visit.

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Reviewed October 4, 2011

I found this wondeful place on trip advisor but each time I checked was unable to book it because the hotel was full. We arrived in Charleston on a Wednesday without a reservation (DO NOT try this on a weekend!!) and stopped at the Visitor's Center. They were able to book it for us. The hotel staff, with so much knowledge, directed us to all of the best that Charleston has to offer. The hotel is as good as the precious ratings indicate. When we visit Charleston again we will make sure we are able to get a reservation at the French Quarter Inn!

Ordinarily I am not crazy about small hotels because they either lack services or I feel like we are being "watched over". This hotel was totally different. The service was amazing and personal but not "invasive". The extra treats, wine and cheese, continental breakfast and beverages were a bonus. Everyone smiled. While the hotel would serve a family very well, it was not overpopulated by families seeking to feed "free breakfast" to hoards of kids. We had a great trip. Can't say enough about this place.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first level of rooms--on the same level as the front desk. Perfect for asking a que...
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TahoeScout
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FQIAGM, Assistant General Manager at French Quarter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2011

Thank you for trying so hard to stay with us and succeeding. We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel, especially the convenient location, which does come in handy during that hot month of August. Your gracious compliments are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again next time.

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Address: 166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-3125
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Charleston
#1 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#1 Business Hotel in Charleston
#2 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#5 Green Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $305 - $722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — French Quarter Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA Four Diamond Inn's newly redesigned rooms are inspired by the old world elegance of a Parisian chateau set against the architectural backdrop of Charleston's classic French Quarter. Red medallion-patterned draperies and damask chenille upholstery in hues of black, white and gold create a rich distinction between the fabrics and furniture, of the highest quality.Among many other amenities, guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary items such as: champagne and lady fingers at check-in, an evening wine and cheese reception, freshly baked cookies and milk, evening turn down service and gourmet continental breakfast in the lobby or served to your room. The over-sized guest rooms, some with working fireplaces, private balconies, and whirlpool tubs, provide imagery of an era gone by, but still grants contemporary amenities a sophisticated traveler has come to expect. ... more   less 
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