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“Very Nice Hotel - One Negative” 4 of 5 stars
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King Charles Inn
Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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Fairfax, Virginia
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438 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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“Very Nice Hotel - One Negative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great hotel in the heart of the French Quarter in Charleston, SC. We stayed four nights based on TA reviews. The area is terrific - the front desk and all of the employees are great - the rooms are very large and spotless. The only single negative that keeps me from awarding a 5 is that the walls are thin. You can hear showers next door and people talking. Fortunately the people on both sides of us were not up late and did not get up early. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
I realize there are many hotel options to choose from in Charleston so I personally thank you for selecting the King Charles Inn! Thank you for the candid feedback and I wish you a pleasant day!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Well located, great staff! Free parking. They have pre-made driving destination cards when you ask for directions. We didn't take the car for 3 days because we were at walking distance of about everything. There is a Harris Teeter grocery stores next to the hotel (5 minute distance walk).

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Simonmorane
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experience! We appreciate your business and hope you can return again in the near future! Have a pleasant day!
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Parrish, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We spent the week of August 17th at the King Charles Inn in celebration of our 45 anniversary. Overall a wonderful positive experience. We looked for a place that was pretty much central to everything in Charleston, that was of fair value, had its own pool & parking area, with a friendly helpful staff and we found it all at the King Charles Inn. Our Deluxe King room was spotless and spacious, with a comfortable king bed, large screen TV, etc as others have described.The bathroom was spacious also with plenty of hot water and fresh clean towels. The WiFi in the room worked perfectly. The large sized in room safe was nice to have. This room had a balcony which we did not use since it was 98 degrees with matching humidity everyday of our stay. We ate breakfast in the Brew Pub each day and the food was good. I loved the King's Classic. You can eat outside on the patio overlooking the pool. The pool & pool area was always clean. This particular week, Charleston was breaking heat records so having the pool to cool off after a day of touring was great to have. Although the hotel was pretty much full, the pool was never busy. The hotel staff were all wonderful to us in that they all asked how our day was going. Front desk was always willing to assist with tours and suggestions on restaurants. One evening I asked Jessica if she had a choice which restaurant would she go to and she said 82 Queen. We had a fantastic dinner there. She and a women who was training at the front desk made arrangements for a tour of the Magnolia Plantation via Charleston Tours and that turned out to be excellent. The hotel was easy walking distance to the Visitors Center, the Aquarium, the Market Street & King Street shopping areas, the Water Taxi to Patriots Point, The Spirit of the Low County to Ft Sumter, to name a few. There are many restaurants nearby. Across the street, Justine's & FIG, half a block: Hyman's Seafood. Best restaurant experiences we had during our stay was 82 Queen, Berwell's for the most unbelievable steak and Eli's Tavern. We never used the car during our stay. It remained under the building out of the sun the entire time we were there. Kudos to Maureen Sheridan, general manger and all of her staff at the KCI for making this a memorable anniversary vacation. We will return ( in cooler weather).

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Runner60
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
You were certainly right about the weather, we broke all heat and humidity records during your visit! However, I am glad to hear the King Charles Inn was "cool" enough for you and we were able to exceed your expectations! Again, Happy Anniversary and we hope you celebrate every year with us! Thank you for the nice review!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We just returned from a great week in Charleston. I can't say enough good things about the staff and the hotel stay. Our rooms were nice and very clean. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the area. Kudos to the staff in the lounge area. We ate breakfast there every morning and night caps in the evening. Housekeeping did a super job. Front desk even set up our cab home. Thanks everyone for a great week. See you again.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you so much! I am very pleased to hear you felt a warm welcome from our staff members! We base our values on providing the guests with the utmost comfortable and most welcoming experience possible! Thanks again!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I only stayed briefly for business but based on the visit I don't think I would make a second trip. The hotel was fine but the room was dusty behind the bed (I wasn't looking but the way the beds are, it was hard not to see) and I saw a thousand legger. Not the worst experience but could have been better.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for the candid review. I am sorry you did not have a great experience at our hotel. I appreciate your feedback and I will certainly share with my staff in hopes of improving.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 3 night while in Charleston for a wedding. Had read reviews before arrival and asked for non construction side of building. They granted our wish and exceeded our expectations. Great staff, great location, great small pool area.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mike W
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
I hope you enjoyed the wedding weekend in Charleston! Thank you for choosing our hotel!
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay for a 4 day weekend and loved it. Not glitzy but a great staff, nice rooms and in the heart of downtown. Best beds we have ever had in a hotel. Construction around hotel but since we get up at 7 it never bothered us. Manager makes the rounds at the daily wine and cheese meet and greet and really converses with you and is a source of info on Charleston. Overall a 5 star experience.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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KCIGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
I am delighted to hear you not only enjoyed your stay but also our comfy beds as well! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you!
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Property: King Charles Inn
Address: 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1697 (Formerly BEST WESTERN King Charles Inn)
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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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