$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2015 Check-out: Sep 3, 2015

King Charles Inn

3 stars
View map of 237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
117 reviews
Great Choice in a Great City

This being my first trip to Charleston, I really didn't know what to expect. The hotel is perfectly... See full review

  • yvette k.
  • Jun 15, 2015
Great Family trip to Charleston

We had a wonderful stay at the King Charles. Room was very comfortable. Hotel close to all we... See full review

  • Philadelphia couple
  • Jan 9, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Property 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.
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
Nearby 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)
Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (12.4 mi/20 km)
  • Amtrak station (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
  • Free off-street parking
Policies
No pets allowed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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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
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible 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:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for King Charles Inn

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
117 out of 117
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Daniel C.
Single
Northfield
Aug 19, 2015

Parent drop off at C of C

This hotel has the ability to be a very nice hotel but it fell short in a few areas. When I got to the room there was no channel changer. There was no guide to the TV channels. The garbage was not emptied after the first night. Dirty towels were not replaced with clean ones. It has a good location and the staff was fine but the attention to detail was lacking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cindy G.
Friends
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

Lovely hotel...BUT

The hotel is lovely, the location is good and the staff was friendly, but the absence of robes. ...poor channel variety, non-functional WiFi and refrigerator PLUS no room service will not allow me to recommend this hotel...at least, not for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elizabeth J.
Family
N/A
Jul 20, 2015

Fun family trip

The King Charles inn staff were very helpful in tips for the city ! The location is great for a family trip to enjoy the historic charleston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yvette k.
Friends
CRANBURY
Jun 15, 2015

Great Choice in a Great City

This being my first trip to Charleston, I really didn't know what to expect. The hotel is perfectly located, walking distance of downtown area, but far enough away to be quiet. The staff were always happy and accommodating. Our room was nicely sized and clean. You couldn't ask for anything else, it was a great stay and I would recommend the King Charles Inn to anyone. I will be back. Charleston is a fun place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sissynett
Business
MOnroeville
Feb 13, 2015

birthday weekend

Excellent location - we felt safe walking for miles in every direction. Parking was very convenient as well, and staff was friendly and helpful. There's an upper lobby with a fireplace for gathering. The rooms were just a little small and sad and had a view of a cement parking deck. For business, excellent, but for a romantic weekend, you might want to pay a bit more for a better view. I do have to high-five housekeeping. The room and bathroom were immaculate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Philadelphia couple
Family
Havertown
Jan 9, 2015

Great Family trip to Charleston

We had a wonderful stay at the King Charles. Room was very comfortable. Hotel close to all we wanted to see in Charleston. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We went to Blossom for dinner a short walk away. Wonderful meal, great service, great food and cocktails.

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
skmpls
Couples
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 8, 2014

Wedding Weekend

This was a great place to stay for a quick wedding weekend. It was easy to walk everywhere. The staff was very friendly and understanding when we asked to switch to another room so we couldn't hear the construction going on during the weekday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat and drink cocktails at Husk.

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ASU Mommy
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bop and mimi
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of King Charles Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravellingYogi
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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