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“Excellent Stay in Downtown Charleston”
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Stay in Downtown Charleston”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We recently stayed at the Best Western King Charles Inn in Charleston, SC. We had stayed there several times in the past and every visit has been a delight. The Inn is located within walking distance of good Charleston restaurants and the famous market. We were treated great and the facility is beautiful and very nicely furnished. The pool and porch one level up from the street is a favorite place to sit and enjoy the South Carolina weather.

Room Tip: We have stayed in several rooms but this year we were traveling with our son and his family. We had...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for your loyalty! I have to agree, the Terrace is the best place to be on a sunny afternoon while enjoying our Welcome Reception from 4:30-5:30! We appreciate your repeat business and look forward to your return!
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Exceptional customer service at this venue! Front desk personnel demonstrated excellent responsiveness to client requests. Location is also optimum for Charleston activities. Posh but with the Southern hospitality associated with South Carolina.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for this super review! I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit to the Holy City! Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn!
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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I've always wanted to stay at the King Charles Inn and finally got to. The location downtown is perfect - we walked everywhere we wanted to go. The room was a bit small, but it's in downtown Charleston so it was not a surprise. The price was reasonable and they had FREE PARKING! The staff was helpful and polite but not overbearing--I hate when people force you to talk to them. My only problem with it was that I had to leave.......

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Now that you finally experienced the King Charles Inn, let me remind you that you only live a few hours away! :) I hope you become one of our special repeat customers! Thank you for sharing your nice compliments!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hotel is in a great location to explore Charleston. Everything is either walking distance or an easy hop on the shuttle which has a stop in front of the hotel. The rooms were quiet, and the bar was a nice place to have a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Room Tip: Try to get something toward the back, away from the street noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
I am just thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay in Charleston! Yes, our location cannot be beat but hearing you brag about the new Bar puts the icing on the cake! BREW Pub just opened a few weeks ago and I am glad you found this relaxing at the end of the night!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

My family and I stayed at the King Charles Inn in 2010. I mentioned a couple of problems in a survey and received an immediate response from the manager who offered me a discounted rate on a future visit. When we decided to return to the area during the July 4th week, I contacted the manager to ask if the discount offer was still available. Once again, I received an immediate response with an offer of a reasonable rate. Upon our arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to be advised our room had been upgraded to a balcony suite. We also had a personal note from the manager in our room thanking us for the return visit. The staff were helpful, friendly, and professional. The room was kept immaculate and well-stocked. The hotel is only a block from the famous Hyman's Seafood and only one block from King Street and wonderful local and national retailers. Parking is tight, and guests may be asked to park across Meeting Street if the lot adjacent to the hotel is full, but it is FREE. For the royal treatment, stay at the King Charles Inn.

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking Meeting Street, if available.
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Green Features: Standard practices for towel replacement. I would recommend offering recycling of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and newspaper.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for allowing us the chance to redeem ourselves! Your business is so important to us and we strive to make sure everyone enjoys their visit. Thank you again!
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Brooklyn, United States
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Welcoming and helpful staff. Room was very comfortable and clean. The reception staff recommended several nice places for dinner. The availability of parking was a definite plus. The location is great for sight seeing. I would happily stay here again if I travel to Charleston again.

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share on TripAdvisor! We certainly enjoy reading all the nice compliments especially the ones about our helpful staff and the hotel cleanliness! We take such great pride in our hotel, thank you for noticing!
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

A nice hotel in Charleston. We had our two kids with us and they had a ball. A nice outdoor pool and within walking distance of a lot of activities in the city. We hope to return to Charleston soon and will definitely plan on staying here again.

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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Super excited to hear your children enjoyed the hotel and especially the pool! Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn and we hope to see you again!
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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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