$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

King Charles Inn

3 stars
237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
178 reviews
king charles inn

i never write reviews but, my wife and i enjoyed very much the convenience of the location as well... See full review

  • bop and mimi
  • Mar 3, 2014
Close to Everything

The hotel was extremely clean and well maintained. The bar area is very nice and Richard gave us... See full review

  • Carolyn E.
  • Jan 24, 2014
Boutique hotel in historic Charleston near major attractions
King Charles Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, within walking distance from many top restaurants, attractions and shopping. 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, King Charles Inn maintains that ambiance, combined with modern services and amenities.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Free parking
Rooms
The 91 guest rooms, on three floors, are all air-conditioned and non-smoking. Look for 18th century charm with period reproduction furniture. 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.
Features
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. King Charles Inn has an outdoor pool with sun deck and guests have free use of a world-class fitness center off site. King Charles Inn encourages, promotes and supports the "greening" of the lodging industry.
Dining
The Coral Terrace Dining Room at King Charles Inn serves a breakfast buffet each morning, either outside on the pool terrace or inside by a window.
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (12.4 mi/20 km)
  • Amtrak station (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
  • Free off-street parking
Attractions
  • 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.

Hotel Map

32.7826 -79.9323
Area served
Charleston, South Carolina
Nearby airports
Charleston International Airport.
Area description
Travel to Charleston and stay in the center of it all: One block to the famous Market, historic homes and churches in downtown Charleston.

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King Charles Inn Rooms

Deluxe King Guest Room
The spacious King 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 One Queen Guest 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.
Traditional King Guest 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.
Traditional Guest Room w/2 Double Beds
The Traditional Guest Room 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

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Theater99: 0.2 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.2 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.3 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.4 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.4 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.4 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.5 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.5 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.5 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Theater99: 0.2 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.2 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.3 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.4 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.4 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.4 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.5 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.5 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.5 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 0.6 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 0.7 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.8 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.2 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • The Citadel: 1.8 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 2.7 mi
  • American Military Museum: 5.8 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 6.3 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 10.6 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 11.3 mi
  • Middleton Place: 14.4 mi

Dining

BREW
BREW, our newly renovated pub and cafe, is open each morning for breakfast and in the evenings for light bites and libations. Enjoy a fresh baked pastry overlooking the pool on the terrace before your day begins, grab a specialty coffee on the run, wind down the evening with a signature cocktail or grab a nightcap before turning in.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (178)

Ratings and reviews for King Charles Inn

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
178 out of 178
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ASU Mommy
Wake Forest, NC
Apr 11, 2014

Perfect birthday getaway

Great location in the heart of Charleston. We left our car parked the entire weekend and walked to all of our destinations. Perfect weekend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bop and mimi
brentwood, tn.
Mar 3, 2014

king charles inn

i never write reviews but, my wife and i enjoyed very much the convenience of the location as well as the comfort and cleanliness of our room. finding a hotel in charleston with this location and price that has the added benefit of onsite parking makes this an excellent choice. we also enjoyed having breakfast available on site. we would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravellingYogi
Commack, NY
Feb 25, 2014

Perfect location, Wonderful staff!

This hotel met all of our expectations. It was in a perfect location, so we were within walking distance from all of the major restaurants and stores in downtown Charleston. The staff was superb. Always smiling, super helpful and accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and polite. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roadtrip2014
Charleston, SC
Feb 6, 2014

Comfortable, clean, great location, and parking

Hotel offered complimentary parking, which was a huge benefit and the primary reason for me booking this hotel. The staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The location is perfect! It is within walking distance of all sites and shopping. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel. I rated only a 3 on value because it was slightly higher priced than some other places, but when considering that parking was included, it was worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scoot1123
Greenville, SC
Jan 31, 2014

Great Location & Friendly Staff

I was upgraded free of charge, which was a pleasant surprise. The staff was always friendly and eager to help. The location was very close to all of the restaurants that we were interested in. Very close to Market & King Street. I will definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Satisfied Customer24
Baton Rouge, LA
Jan 25, 2014

Incredible Location

The staff was more than helpful and friendly which added to our amazing experience here. The location could not be more perfect! The only time we had to take a taxi was when it was raining, everywhere we wanted to see was within the few blocks we were staying. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone going to visit Charleston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a ton of great restaurants within the few blocks surrounding but you need to make sure to stop by the Le Pavillion Bar. Its the most incredible place to watch the sunset over Charleston.

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carolyn E.
Darien, CT
Jan 24, 2014

Close to Everything

The hotel was extremely clean and well maintained. The bar area is very nice and Richard gave us exceptional service. We will gladly be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lindamac58
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 20, 2014

Family get together after Charleston Half Marathon

We really enjoyed this hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and comfortable. Location was great for walking around downtown Charleston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
C of C dad
NJ
Jan 9, 2014

bringing college student to CofC

Clean, accommodating, pleasant staff, decent restaurant in the building, very convenient

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Icy Girl
Kernersville , NC
Jan 9, 2014

excellent mini-vacation

This was our first trip to the city. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotel in this price range. The location was perfect - our car remained parked for the 4 days we were in Charleston, we walked all of this historic area and all of our restaurants were nearby. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. When we return to Charleston, we will definitely be staying here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Enjoy Charleston by foot - you get to see everything that way!

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