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“Second Time Around and Loving It!”
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #19 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was our second stay at the King in the last 4 months. We returned to a remodeled sitting area along with the bar and lounge and we were not disappointed. General Manager Maureen Sheridan had a handwritten welcome note waiting for us when we got to our room which was very nice (so was the pecan caramel...thanks). I have traveled to many places and hotels and I must say that the staff at the King Charles is outstanding. Everything other reviewers say to the positive is true. It is within walking distance to so many restaurants and tourist spots, or you can catch a cab or pedicab and be at your destination in minutes. And if you check other hotels in the area, you will appreciate the free and close parking at this hotel. I loved the shower with it's hand held sprayer/shower head. Love the Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, the Manager's Reception and Happy Hour everyday in the bar, and the breakfast menu of on site prepared selections. Everything was clean and fresh. And our mattress was much improved from our last stay.
Everyone at this hotel is friendly and accommodating to the extreme right down to our housekeeper. All of this made our second visit to Charleston quite enjoyable.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 215. The window view is of the driveway from the parking lot. It was quiet, near the...
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

We just love our Repeat Guests! Thank you so much for your loyalty. This really means a lot to us! Have a pleasant day!

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a great hotel in an excellent location. We loved the free parking! The total cost of our stay seemed very reasonable compared to the rates of other hotels near the same location. All the staff members were always very friendly and accomodating. Our room was clean and had a lot of little details that I enjoyed -- the "clean remote", safe, mini-refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, granite countertops, and (my favorite!) a lighted makeup mirror. My husband and I stayed in a queen room and it was fairly small, but it was spacious enough for us. I know the hotel offers larger rooms at an increased rate. The beds were not the most comfortable I've slept in and the air conditioning unit was a little noisy, but these were minor inconveniences. Overall, I was very impressed with the King Charles Inn and would stay at this hotel again in the future. Highly recommend to other travelers!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank haley614
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thank you for noticing the value you receive at the King Charles Inn! The little things sometime go unnoticed! Our guests just love the new Keurig Coffee makers in the guest rooms and of course the Gilchrist and Soames! Thanks again and we hope you can return in the future!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Exceptional and attentive staff that anticipated my needs. Charmed by the decor and fine details. Granite vanity counter tops. Great location: the market, Marion square, and historic sites in walking distance. Very clean.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your wonderful feedback with others! We sincerely appreciate your business!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

the staff was fantastic from the front desk to the bellmen. maids and bar staff. Great recommendations for things to do and dinner reservations. Enjoyed the recommended carriage ride and pedecab ride to dinner.The room was very clean and very comfortable . The location on Meeting St. is walking distance to Bars restaurants and shopping .Had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone.

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank you for acknowledging my staff! They just love recommending favorite places to see, local dining spots and great tours! It is so fulfilling to hear your enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your valued business!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

A great spot in Charleston. About 3/4 of a mile from the water and right in the heart of the restaurant and shopping area. Hotel has recently been updated and is impeccably clean. Every member of the staff was very friendly, accommodating and loaded with great advice about the area (where to eat, where not to eat, what to see). Rooms are average size, pool is small but very nice and the same with the breakfast area/bar. If you want a quick breakfast before heading out it is a good choice. Everything about our stay here was very positive.

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

I am so glad you noticed our newly renovated hotel! Not only are the guest rooms and lobby new but BREW Pub and Café is a welcome addition! We have had nothing but rave reviews! Thank you for your nice comments regarding my staff and especially the hotel cleanliness. This is so important to me! Have a super day!

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed at the Kind Charles In 6/7/13 - 6/10/13. We had an amazing trip. I have never stayed at a hotel and had such a great experience. The greatest part about the hotel is the incredible service. Everything about every person that worked there was great. The front desk was so helpful in making sure we were taken care of in every way we asked. They upgraded our room for the last two nights (at no cost), they gave great recommendations to restaurants, hooked us up with late check out when we needed it, took care of our bags and belongings for a day while we went to the beach, made sure in everything we did we didn't over pay for something that was not great. And like every single person at the hotel just had the friendly service. The same goes for the restaurant and bar crew, the bellmen, and maids. The bar was a good place to grab a a great drink at a super fair price, as well as a good breakfast.....all came with great service. Anything we asked for same deal as the front desk, taken care of no problem. The same great, friendly service was demonstrated by all employees, all shifts, which I really could not believe.

On top of all that the location is perfect for Charleston. It is walking distance to great bars and restaurants. There is just tons of fun stuff right out the front door. And It is only 20 minutes to the beach. The hotel is super clean, nice decor, etc.

Overall great experience!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Thank you for the exceptional TripAdvisor review! I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the King Charles Inn! My staff continues to amaze me daily with their wonderful service. We are all committed to providing the highest quality of customer care every day every stay! I will certainly pass on your Kudo's!
Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We spent two nights at the King Charles and were upgraded to a king room in the forth floor......very quiet, huge bathroom and all immaculate! Pool area was beautiful, great staff and bar. Enjoyed breakfast at Wisk and the Saffron Bakery and Tea room on the way to the Fort Sumpter Tour. Kaminsky's had the best brownie sunday ever and dinner at Bocci's was excellent. Took a hotel recommended carriage tour and walked all over. Lovely and affordable city.......can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Go for the forth floor!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us! We are delighted you chose the King Charles Inn! We hope you can return every year!

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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: $200 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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