Boutique hotel in historic Charleston near major attractions
The only Best Western located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, the King Charles Inn is within walking distance from many top restaurants, attractions and shopping. The Best Western King Charles Inn is a great choice for business travelers and vacationers. Originally named the Pavilion Hotel around 1830, it often hosted artists and writers, including Edgar Allen Poe while he was stationed at nearby Fort Moultrie. Today, the Best Western King Charles Inn maintains that ambiance, combined with modern services and amenities.
Boutique hotel originally built circa 1830 that became a gathering spot for artists, writers and craftsmen of that time
Walking distance to everything in Charleston's historic district
Manager's reception each evening
Taxi, carriage and rickshaw pick-up at hotel
The 91 guest rooms, on three floors, are all air-conditioned and non-smoking. Look for 18th century charm with period reproduction furniture. The Best Western King Charles Inn rooms are available with double, queen and king beds, and roll-away beds are available in some rooms. Some deluxe king bed rooms open onto a shared balcony with rocking chairs. All rooms have LCD TVs and mini-refrigerators.
The Best Western King Charles Inn offers free wireless or wired Internet service in all rooms, wireless Internet in public areas, free use of computers and printer in the lobby, and free coffee and tea in guest rooms and the lobby. Its manager was named top hotel manager of the year by the South Carolina Hospitality Association. The Best Western King Charles Inn has an outdoor pool with sun deck and guests have free use of a world-class fitness center off site. The Best Western King Charles Inn encourages, promotes and supports the "greening" of the lodging industry.
The Coral Terrace Dining Room at the Best Western King Charles Inn serves a breakfast buffet each morning, either outside on the pool terrace or inside by a window.
Charleston International Airport (12.4 mi/20 km)
Amtrak station (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
Free off-street parking
Charleston Visitor Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
Fort Sumter and dinner cruises (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
South Carolina Aquarium (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
Patriots Point Park (including USS Yorktown) (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
Charleston Area Convention Center (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
Magnolia Plantation (12.7 mi/20.4 km)
Policies and fees
No pets allowed.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
Best Western King Charles Inn Rooms
Deluxe King Room with a Balcony
The spacious Deluxe King Balcony Rooms are non-smoking and feature a king-size bed with a pillow top mattress, period reproduction furniture which includes a granite topped desk for a comfortable work space. French doors open onto a shared balcony with a minimal view and two rocking chairs. Each room offers a 32 inch LCD TV, iHome clock radio, complimentary wireless internet access, in-room safe, free local calls, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and complimentary newspaper.
Traditional Queen Bedded Room
The Traditional Queen Bedded Rooms are non-smoking and feature a queen-size bed, a 32 inch LCD TV and an iHome clock radio. These quaint rooms have new period reproduction furniture, and upgraded bedding with pillow top mattresses. Additional room amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, in-room safe, free local calls, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and complimentary newspaper.
Deluxe Double Bedded Room
The Deluxe Double Bedded Rooms are non-smoking and feature two double beds, new carpeting, IP phones and private closets. The newly remodeled bathrooms feature brand new granite vanities, magnifying make-up mirrors, cast iron tubs with curved shower rods and come complete with luxury bath amenities! Additional room amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, in-room safe, free local calls, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and complimentary newspaper
Deluxe King Bedded Room
The Deluxe King Bedded Rooms are non-smoking and feature a king-size bed with a pillow top mattress, and period reproduction furniture, which includes granite topped desk for a comfortable work space. Each room also offers a 32inch LCD TV, iHome clock radio, complimentary wireless internet access, in-room safe, free local calls, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, & complimentary newspaper.
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Travel to Charleston and stay in the center of it all: One block to the famous Market, historic homes and churches in downtown Charleston.
Nearby points of interest
Port Charleston: 0.4 mi
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
From the moment I arrived and the doorman opened the door to greet me till the last moments before departure, my four night stay was perfect. After I was settled in my room, it was "cocktail hour" with cheese and crackers and an open bar in the
cozy lounge area. The manager visited each table and asked what guests might need. I needed dinner suggestions for a solo traveler. Maureen mentioned several options but being able to observe the chef at nearby Cru rang my dinner bell. The staff called to get me in and I was off to a wonderful dinner of chef watching and delicious food. I returned to my gracious king deluxe room. Not only was the bed welcomingly comfy with loads of pillows, I had a flat screen TV, refrigerator and microwave. In addition the spacious room had a desk and two side chairs complete with two ottomans and a side table. The elegance continued to the marble and granite bathroom with a spacious counter. All staff were helpful. Cleanliness sparkled throughout all areas. There is a small swimming pool and terrace beside it for lounging, coffee or evening cocktails. A delicious continental or hot breakfast was fairly priced. You could even eat beside the pool if you wanted. Each day I could have it all again! And then there was the location. I could walk to and from my training conference and shop the entire way. From art galleries to the City Market to King Street, no taxi needed. The hotel had parking but I didn't need a car. The price was very good considering all there was to offer. You might save more if you book a hotel at the airport but if you really want to get the feel of Charleston, stay here. By the way, the manager also recommended Fig for dinner. It is a highly rated neighborhood bistro just across the street. Another dining delight. Ask for recommendations when you see the manager at breakfast if you missed her during cocktail hour. Charleston is literally a step away (Ok, maybe a few).
The hotel exudes traditional elegance from arrival to departure. How great is that! I am definately going back. I travel a fair amount and this hotel is a real find.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Fig restaurant has a very simple and non descript exterior. Don't be fooled. Step inside and discover a charming atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and bar service. The food equalled the high ratings in every category. And then the creative desserts put you over the top. Try it but get reservatations unless you are a party of one. Then definately eat at the bar. Utterly charming and lively.
Review of Best Western King Charles Inn
Aug 8, 2008
Renovations but good
The hotel is currently undergoing renovations which are slated to end in March. Keep that in mind as the main elevator may be out as well as other changes. Two of the outlets were not working at the time. I dealtwith it,but keep it in mind.
Location is downtown is perfect. Breakfast is good but a bit pricey. Though there are not that many breakfast options in this area, they should consider makin this free in the future. Stick Fingers on the corner is a good BBQ. Pool is small but ok considering you are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and therefore can have a real swimming experience. Fitness option is a pass to the club around the corner which is nice. Go to the Charleston Crab House and the Southern Belle.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Will have to take a little stroll up King St to get things you may have forgotten. There is a mini mart about a block from the Market, 5 blocks from the hotel.