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King Charles Inn
Ranked #19 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Reviewed June 26, 2004

The Best Western King Charles Hotel is a great place to stay in Historic Charleston. Close enough to walk to anything, free parking and a wine and cheese reception every evening. A free continental breakfast would be nice. The hotel offers breakfast but it costs about $9 and isn't anything special, just a buffet. Go out for breakfast to Cafe Cafe just down the street instead! Loved the location and the staff was very friendly. Does offer roll-aways for kids (wish we had known that, we would have gotten the king bed), otherwise it's two doubles. Great value during the week, pricey on weekends.

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Reviewed June 13, 2004

I wanted to visit Charleston but not spend my money on the accomodations. The Best Western King Charles fit the bill. The room was small but clean. The location was very good. My wife and I parked the car when we checked in and walked everywhere. (One of the only hotels with free parking) We were on the 4th floor in the back. It was quiet. I will stay there again but will ask for a front room on the 2nd floor. Again, the room was by no means posh, but was fine.

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Reviewed May 6, 2004

April 25 - 29, 2004Great place. Great location Meeting St. near Market St. Given the price of the other hotels this was a true value. Standard size room but it included off street parking (unheard of in Charleston) and an evening wine and cheese reception at 4:30. Walking distance to numerous restaurants and shops. I recommend Meritage on East Bay great tapas and drinks at the Roof Top Bar Vendue Inn also on East Bay. We got the managers special $139.99 plus tax per night! A nice clean safe coin laundry about 1 mile away at Smith and Calhoun. Don't even think about Embassy Suites. They were more expensive the parking was completely unsecure and they were in a much more run down area above Calhoun Street. Also if you don't mind wasting 2 hours hearing about a time share the Blue Green Co. down the street really did give us $75 worth of free tickets to local attractions.

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Reviewed March 27, 2004

We stayed at the inn in July of 2003. Our room was not ready when we arrived - necessitating walking around in the balmy July sun after traveling for 4 hours in the car. A rainstorm erupted soon after checking in - flooding the parking garage and our car. ( We were told signs were posted warning of this - apparently a frequent event.)The wine and cheese reception in the afternoon ran out of wine after the first 15 minutes. Our beds were covered in plastic and crinkled everytime anyone moved that night. The air conditioner never cooled the room to less than 80 degrees. No one at the front desk or at Best Western seemed the least bit concerned with our complaints. The expense was not worth the location etc.

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Reviewed March 23, 2004

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Additional Information about 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: $201 - $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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