Even though I've been to South Carolina and Charleston a few times before, I never had the pleasure of staying in a historic downtown district hotel. This past weekend, I stayed at the King Charles with my husband and mother in law. She had stayed here previously and enjoyed it, so we bit the bullet on the somewhat higher price that you'll pay regardless for a downtown hotel. However, it was certainly the least expensive price I had seen (excluding the Days Inn which we examined and did not like the small, hard beds). The King Charles also included parking in their price, which was great. I'm not sure how much parking they have, because we stayed in the off season and barely got a spot.
Anyway, the check in was fantastic. The front desk staff were all impeccable and also acted as a full concierge if we wanted a dinner reservation or tour assistance. We like to explore on foot, so we just asked them to point us in a good direction. The room was also nice - I really enjoyed the decor. My only complaint was the bed. For two people, it was a squeeze. My husband and I are both average build, and we could barely move. It was also probably the least comfortable bed I slept on in the four different hotels I stayed in on this trip. However, it wasn't terrible ... Just not a good nights sleep.
Overall, I would probably stay here again because the price and location were very good and the staff was great. Anywhere else would've cost quite a bit more, plus parking. Enjoy the historic district! I'm so glad we stayed within walking distance to everything.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western King Charles Hotel Charleston
- Best Western Charleston
- Charleston Best Western