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“Lovely room and great location”
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Metairie, LA
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“Lovely room and great location”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is not a "normal" Best Western motel. The location of the inn is great - just a block from the Market Place and within walking distance of the Historic Distict. It is also only a short walk to the visitors center, but you really don't need to go to the visitors center as the staff at this hotel can answer any of your questions. If they don't know, they will find out for you immediately. There is also a free city trolley stop directly across the street that will take you to the highlights of the historic district as well as the Aquarium. We had not been to Charleston in about 25 years and had stayed at this hotel in 1985. We returned as we remembered the location and lovely rooms. The room's furniture and bathrooms have all been very nicely updated - very recently - and although the rooms are a bit small, the furnishings are lovely and there is a very nice size and well appointed bathroom. There is a nice patio and small swimming pool. We did eat breakfast there one morning and it was fine but not free - a $10.00 charge. The free parking was another plus as we arrived on Monday around lunch time and parked and never moved the car until we left on Thursday morning. I cannot say enough great things about this hotel. The staff is friendly, efficient and greeted us with a "welcome back" whenever we returned. We will stay here whenever we return to Charleston.
Thanks King Charles Inn for making our stay in Charleston that much better!

Room Tip: a second floor room saves taking the elevator and a somewhat convoluted walk to the third floor room...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
I am so proud of my staff! They enjoy helping the guests with restaurant recommendations, tours and directions...thanks for allowing us to be part of your special trip! Have a great day!
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful location! Staff very friendly and helpful! Rooms were on the small side, but very clean, comfortable and lovely! My husband, 7 year old daughter and I were all quite happy here. Free parking too.

  • Stayed October 2012
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with others! We sincerely appreciate your business!
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I just came back from our third trip to Charleston, as we just love this city!! We have stayed in different places each trip but after this trip, we will not stay anywhere else but the Best Western King Charles Inn!!! This hotel exceeded our expectations. We arrived early - 11am and asked for early check in. Due to the hotel being sold out, they did not have a room ready and told us they would call when one was ready. I figured - yeah, sure, they'll call around 3 - the normal check in. We just sat down to lunch and they called and said our room was ready!!! We finished our lunch and went to check in. We stayed in room 306 - bags were already brought in and waiting for us!! No real "view" from the room -but we didn't come to Charleston to look out our window! We stayed from Sunday thru Friday and hated to go home. Every single staff member greeted us courtesously and with a smile. Our room was always kept clean and fresh. The afternoon happy hour with munchies was very nice. We had breakfast there twice and although you do pay $10.00 a person for the full buffet, it was quite nice, as again so was the breakfast area staff. The location is fantastic -within walking distance of most everything including the grocery store. I felt very safe here which is important to me. My husband and I will not stay anywhere else when we return to Charleston. Thanks again to the staff at the Best Western King Charles Inn who made our stay so fantastic! Can't wait to see you all again! PS beds were really comfortable! ScarletBuffalo_NY

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful compliments! It sounds like our service, value, location and cleanliness won you over! We are excited to hear you will be returning in the future! A happy guest is always a repeat guest! Thanks again and have a great day!
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed three nights recently and just loved it there. The location is within walking distance to attractions and restaurants. Staff are so friendly and helpful.
We loved our room and everything about the place.
We had breakfast one day at the hotel and everything was just the way we like it. I talked to one of the staff there and she told me how the food was prepared. Really nice staff and so accomodating.
We loved Charleston and when we come back will stay at the King Charles Inn.
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for choosing our hotel!
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Apex, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We just came back from a long weekend, and it was a wonderful stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. there is so much within walking distance, it is a great location. They have parking on site which is also nice. We would stay here again. They do have a small pool which we did not use, but it looked nice out there. They have a happy hour at night, breakfast in the morning. Great place to stay while in Charleston!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful feedback! Since your our NC neighbor, I hope you can visit us again in the near future! We appreciate your business!
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Tennessee
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Located on Meeting Street, just around the corner from Jestine's Kitchen, across from Fig, about a block from Hyman's and Whisk Bakery. Meeting Street is parallel to King which is where all the shopping is. This really is a great location!
Our room was ready and clean. We got two double beds. Room is on the small size, but there is a desk and chair (with a Kuerig machine) plus a chair/ foot stool/ small table combo in the corner. There is also a frig, safe, and iHome charging station as well as free wifi. Bathroom is large and upscale with plush towels and a lighted makeup mirror.
We would definitely stay here again.
P.S. breakfast is not free but you can get a tasty, hot breakfast on site. Nice balcony area with pretty plants and fountain. Bar area opens in the evening with cheese and crackers as well as hot chocolate chip cookies available a little later.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review! I hope you enjoyed your Charleston experience!
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed two nights here. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Great location, in walking distance to shopping. King street is just a block away with all the top chain shops. Restaurants in walking distance.

Clean, beautiful rooms with old world charm. They have an outdoor pool for the kids. Definitely worth taking a look.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for the nice review! I just love reading all the guest comments and sharing this news with my staff! Thank you again for choosing the King Charles Inn!
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Property: King Charles Inn
Address: 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1697
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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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Charleston
#6 Green Hotel in Charleston
#10 Family Hotel in Charleston
#13 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — King Charles Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King Charles Inn is ideally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Beautiful guest rooms feature hand-crafted furniture, flat screen HD TVs, Free Wifi and much more. The King Charles Inn is one of the only hotels in downtown that offers COMPLIMENTARY PARKING! Join us nightly in BREW Pub for complimentary snacks and Happy Hour. ... more   less 
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