The Harbour View Inn

4 stars
View map of 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

Hotel Overview

4.5 /5
Overall score
93%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3
The Harbour View Inn features old southern hospitality and modern conveniences, with a spectacular view of the Charleston harbor. All rooms at the Harbour View Inn have flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, bathrobes and safes. Some rooms have working fireplaces. Many of the 52 rooms have four-poster beds, original artwork and custom made armoires. The Harbour View Inn's suite also has a Jacuzzi tub, complimentary snacks and beverages and two private balconies with a spectacular view of the harbor and Waterfront Park.

 

Rooms
Rooms have high ceilings, original artwork, handcrafted all-wood furniture, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and safes. Penthouse rooms and a suite also are available at the Harbour View Inn.

Property features
Free breakfast is delivered to guest rooms, rooftop terrace or served in the atrium lobby. The Harbour View Inn has free wireless Internet service in all rooms and public areas, free snacks, coffee and flavored iced tea served all day in the lobby. An afternoon wine and cheese reception is served as are cookies and milk in the evening. The hotel has West Indies decor throughout. Valet parking is available (fees apply).

 

Highlights
  • AAA 4 diamonds
  • Conde Nast Gold List Award
  • Spectacular view of Charleston Harbor from many rooms and rooftop terrace
  • Adjacent to award-winning Waterfront Park
Nearby attractions
  • Fort Sumter and Dinner Cruises (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • South Carolina Aquarium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Charleston Visitor Center (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Patriots Point Park/USS Yorktown (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Charleston Area Convention Center (10.2 mi/16.4 km)

 

Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference/reception room for up to 30 people

Transportation
  • Charleston International Airport (11.9 mi/19.1 km)
  • Amtrak station (8.4 mi/13.5 km)

Policies
Smoke-free facility. 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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The Harbour View Inn Rooms

Deluxe Harbor View Room
These rooms feature two queen beds or a king bed. Harbour view rooms offer views of the historic Charleston harbor and waterfront park. These rooms include original artwork and hand crafted furniture, in room safes, mini-fridges, flat screen TV's, complimentary breakfast delivery, turndown service, and an evening wine and cheese reception.
Traditional Inn Room
Our Oversized Traditional Rooms feature a King or Two Queens and are decorated in a decidedly West Indies old world style and feature two queen beds with Tempur-pedic mattresses. Each room is stocked with 26" plasma TV's, mini-fridges, in-room safes, iHome docking station, lightweight waffle weave bathrobes, hair dryers, make-up mirrors, and an iron and ironing board. Rates include complimentary breakfast delivery, turndown service, and an evening wine and cheese reception.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Spa
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

32.779 -79.9257
Area served
Charleston
Nearby airports
Charleston International Airport
Area description
12 miles away from the charleston international airport.

Nearby points of interest

  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.1 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.2 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.2 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.3 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.3 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.4 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.5 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.5 mi
  • Theater99: 0.6 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.1 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.2 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.2 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.3 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.3 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.3 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.4 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.4 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.5 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.5 mi
  • Theater99: 0.6 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.4 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • The Citadel: 2.3 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 3 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 5.9 mi
  • American Military Museum: 6.2 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 11 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 11.8 mi
  • Middleton Place: 14.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (81)

Ratings and reviews for The Harbour View Inn

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
81 out of 81
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Funkster
Business
Winnipeg
Jan 27, 2010

Charleston

Great city with lots to do. Enjoyed the history and dining experiences.

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

Business

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Asheboro NC
Nov 21, 2009

Great Place

Good

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

Business

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Nov 6, 2009

Great location and service

My wife and I took a special anniversary trip and had a great time. The location is great, the room was lovely, and the hotel has some great extra touches - breakfast served in room on on their rooftop deck, wine and cheese receptions every afternoon, and milk and cookies in the evening.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of top flight restaurants nearby, but one you might overlook is Pearlz Oyster Bar, which has a bit of a divey look but has a great raw bar and seafood.

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Mateo CA
Oct 18, 2009

Centrally located on the battery pier!

Terrific location, very close to everything with polite and very helpful people. While we didn't get the harbor view, the breakfast was included and fortunately we had great weather for October and ate on the 4th floor rooftoop area. There was a wine and cheese service in the late afternoon and very good cookies and milk in the evening. Oh, don't get too many m&ms they will make you FAT! Only downside was no room service (small refer in the rooms), but this is Charleston and lots of resturants nearby, including the world famous Hyman's (ate there twice in five days) Walk out of the hotel and you are right on the battery walk. From the rooftop you can see the boats/ships going by and a nice view of the city. There is a great grocery nearby, Harris, with chilled wine, sandwiches and sushi, just like home (we're from San Mateo CA) My wife and sister said that they would like to return and would go back to the HarborVeiw, no doubt. Rooms were pretty clean, but they were nicely appointed with high beds and good matresses. Need some larger pillows, though. Vendue street is the street that continues from Queen street and this hotel is only a couple of blocks from the old Market. Plenty of shopping a few blocks away on King or Meeting Street. We had a great vacation and no, I am not a travel agent, just an old retired fart.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hymans, get there early, but usually short wait during the week. We had about a 20 min wait on Friday night but that's to be expected. Staff there is great, Hi, Mr. V and Rusty. Rusty, you need to come to CA and go fishing with me.

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wilson, WY
Sep 29, 2009

Harbor View

Great staff to meet you and check you out.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are 8 terrific restaurants all within walking distance of this hotel.

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
P.W.
Business
Houston, TX
Sep 29, 2009

Not what I expected

My expectations were much higher. I did not feel it was worth the money. The valet parking would have been better if you didn't have to hunt someone down. The vending machine was out of order the entire weekend. They need to have the exterminator come. Not very pleasant when you get up to go to the restroom in the night and when you turn on the light and see a roach running across the floor. I was not at all impressed. [...]

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

Business

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wonkachick
Business
New York, NY
Sep 26, 2009

Fabulous Charleston

The HarbourView Inn is fantastic. I booked on the recommendation of online reviews and they were spot on. Room was in the historic part of the hotel, (adjacent to the new building, facing the street), which had a charming 19th century exposed brick wall and plantation shutters. Service fantastic too, from the complimentary breakfast (have it on the rooftop terrace, it's a great way to start the day) to the daily wine and cheese reception at 5pm to cookies and milk at 9pm and nightly turndown service--HarbourView Inn has it all. Only downside: travelers I met had rooms facing the electrical grid. Try to avoid those rooms if you care about the view, or will be spending a lot of time in the hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Charleston is a walking city, and all of the places mentioned are within steps of the HarbourView Inn. Dinner: SNOB's; High Cotton (great jazz too) and fabulous fabulous McCrady's--for the ultimate farm-to-table experience with breathtaking cuisine and expert service in a spectacular, historic space. You have to go there. Lunch: Fleet's Landing--fresh seafood right on the harbor steps from the hotel (bonus, they serve after 3, which is not true of some of the most popular lunch spots), Tommy Condon's for a burger and a Guinness and Cru Cafe, inventive Southern cuisine in a quaint farmhouse near the carriage stables.

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Sep 14, 2009

Delightful

The hotel staff was pleasant and accommodating - we were allowed to check into our room early, greeted by friendly faces, and treated with the utmost respect. The location is perfect, nestled within all the shops and restaurants and near the beautiful waterfront.

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

Business

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas City, Mo
Sep 14, 2009

Excellant Charleston Hotel

a great place to stay while you explore Charleston

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Fleet Is Inn restaurant. Excellant local seafood.

Review of The Harbour View Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Soccerkeeper
Business
Old Bethpage, New York
Aug 25, 2009

Great Southern Hospitality

I would return to the Harborview in a second, and plan to.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoy all restaurants

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