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King Charles Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“The perfect stay!”
Reviewed September 24, 2009

This was our first stay at this hotel but not Charleston. The King Charles Inn was perfect in every way. We had a room on the back side of the hotel with a view of the parking lot. The room was furnished very nicely and the bed mattress was very, very comfy! The free parking was an exceptional value for Charleston and the location was very convienent for walking to all of downtown. The staff was all very helpful and sweet. Numerous times during our stay and making reservations I had the pleasure to speak with different ones and all made the stay just that much more perfect. The afternoon snak and cookies in the late evening just added to a lovely hotel experience. Oh, must not forget the pool, very clean, nice tanning area with view of street and very nice for sitting out in the evening. I can only say that the King Charles Inn was perfect and that this testimonial is so true that I hope you give this place a try. While in Charleston, for seafood, you must try Hymens Seafood and a rooftop bar and grill on the top of the Vendue Hotel, great for a drink and sandwich with a great view of the city and bay.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 25, 2009
Thank you for choosing the King Charles Inn! I am so pleased you enjoyed everything about your stay and especially the good night sleep on our new bedding! Have a great day and Thank you again for sharing!
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

After a great deal of research before our trip, I decided on the King Charles and what a a terrific choice that turned out to be. From the time we got out of the shuttle from the airport until we left at the crack of dawn to return home, there was always someone there to help, advise and, in general, make our stay and trip special. Terrific staff from the wonderful doorman Chris, bellman, desk/concierge, bartenders, servers in the breakfast room, everyone treated us like royalty.

We were fortunate to receive an upgrade since the type of room we reserved was not available. It was a newly renovated room, tastefully decorated/furnished, large, bright and comfortable. Large bathroom, with great light, large counter area, tub/shower and big, fluffy towels. There are French doors leading to a shared balcony, complete with two rocking chairs. The view is of the parking lot, but I enjoyed sitting out there several mornings, reading while I waited for my husband to get ready (yes, it's not always we women who are slow getting ready).

The pool area is very pleasant, with an adjacent covered terrace, with tables and chairs, lots of plants and flowers, complete with fountain. Some guests opted to eat breakfast here rather than in the breakfast room, which was an equally pleasant place to start your day. French doors run the full length of the room on both sides, so it is very bright and cheerful. Breakfast is not included, but is a decent buffet, if a little high priced.

Cheese and crackers are served early evening in the bar area, another comfortable place to sit and have a cocktail before going out to dinner. Later a large platter of cookies is placed on the bar, to eat there or take to your room.

The location is ideal. Easy walking distance to many places of interest and some excellent restaurants. Jestine's is about a half block away, as are Fig and Sticky Fingers. A great seafood restaurant, Hank's, is a couple of blocks away.

The extras: USA Today newspaper provided weekdays. Free computer usage (two are available and a printer), as well as access in the room. Coffee pot in room. Coffee, tea and icewater available near the parking lot area (parking is free).

Charleston is an absolutely beautiful city with much to see and do, steeped in history, a great variety of incredible architecture, southern hospitality everywhere, wonderful food and this gem of a hotel made this trip a memorable one.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2009
Thank you for your wonderful review! It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed Charleston and the King Charles Inn! We take great pride in our service so thank you again for your nice compliments!
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

My daughter and I spent two nights at the Kings Charles Inn in Charleston, SC. This was our first time there since the remodel. Everything was perfect. We got there early and were able to check in 2 hours early and get into our room right away. The room was beautiful and clean. The closet is great to get suitcases out of the way, and to be able to hang clothing up. The beds are wonderfrul and such an upgrade from most hotels. The bathroom is large and beautifully decorated. The shower is really nice with plenty of hot water and water pressure. The entire staff was polite and professional. We never heard a sound from any other rooms, nor was there any noise from the hallway. Our first morning we decided to have breakfast at the hotel. We both did the full hot breakfast. Everything was good, the price was quite reasonable and we enjoyed it. The free parking is a very nice perk. We only moved our car once, when we went to the beach. I have always liked the King Charles, but now it can compete with any of the high priced hotels in Charleston. Truly a great place to stay. Feels like home.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2009
Thank you for such a nice review! I am so glad you enjoyed the renovated room! Thank you for being such a fan of the King Charles Inn! We hope to see you again!
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Durham
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

Excellent Hotel with very helpful reception staff - superb location an oasis in a busy city. The hotel was clean and the bedrooms well decorated with very comfortable beds and pillows. Stayed here about 10 years ago and was not disappointed on returning, if anything the hotel had improved. Would not hesitate in recommending it to friends. Met people there who stayed at the King Charles everytime they visited Charleston. Only negative was the bar which closed earlier than the stated time of 10 p.m.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2009
As the saying goes...good things really do come in small packages! We love our 91 room boutique hotel as this allows us the opportunity to personally meet our guests and assist with tours, restaurants and fulfill their needs! Thank you and we hope you can visit again in the future!
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

Great hotel in a great location. Room was large and bathroom larger than normal. Very clean. The only down side was the flat screen tv did not have a very clear picture. But since you're not there to watch tv it's no big deal. That was the only negative I could think of. We also stayed in Savannah at Hilton Garden Inn and the Best Western was by far way better. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I appreciate your wonderful comments! Thank you also for sharing the issue with the TV , we will correct this immediately. Once again, thank you and enjoy your day!
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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Reviewed September 19, 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights and just loved the King Charles Inn.
This place is just so much better than any Best Western we've ever been to.(We even thought it to be to good !! to cary the name)
If you're looking for a good value for money place to stay in Charleston,look no further.
We got a Junior Suite wich was very roomy.A big flat screen tv,Big king size bed,refrigirator.Very good shower.They even have a nice outdoor Swimming Pool Also loved the bar in the evening.(Minus>Closed at 10Pm wich is to early ,12.Pm would be better,as we like to have a last drink after a dinner)Very fast Check-in,very friendly personel,good info if you need it.
It has a very classy feel overal.Parking is free.It's really downtown Charleston,so you can go and visit the city on foot..If we ever get back to Charleston,we have found our place to sleep.Thank you all at "The King Charles Inn"

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2009
Wow! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the King Charles Inn. We strive to provide the best in accomodations and service in Charleston! Thank you for your awesome review!
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

The rates are not bad. The room was very clean, amenities were good. The bathroom is a little small but the water is hot, good pressure, good toiletries. Parking is free and easy to access without a valet, which I prefer.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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KingCharlesGM, General Manager at King Charles Inn, responded to this review, September 18, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to review the King Charles Inn! We understand how important value is to our customer and we continue to keep this our top priority! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay along with the complimentary parking!
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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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