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Festiva's Church Street Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Charleston is a great city and the Church Street inn is a great place to spend a few days and explore Charleston. The Market is across the street from the Inn and there are several restaurants a short walk away. I would highly recommend the Church Street Inn.

This is a very well located hotel and timeshare in the heart of Charleston. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The lobby, courtyard, and hallways are very nice and clean. The rooms are huge. Don't stay here if you can't manage steep stairs up to the bedroom area. My only complaint is that the rooms are in bad repair. The walls are badly marked and the room was not very well cleaned. On the positive side, the beds were very comfortable, with clean sheets. After the initial shock of seeing the room, with grime on the walls and grout in the bath that was falling out, I appreciated the location and friendly staff. It is a timeshare, which I didn't know when I booked it. It's tempting to take them up on a bunch of freebies to spend 90 minutes of your vacation in a "meeting." I can't imagine anyone would buy into it given how they keep their properties.

I recently stayed here for 5 nights while visiting Charleston. The location is impeccable, close to most attractions and walking distance to King Street and local bars! However, the room itself, left a lot to be desired. The room itself is designed with bedroom/bathroom downstairs, with a kitchen, powder room, and living area upstairs. I found it odd there was only a double bed in a room that size. Lighting was awful. The entire place needs a deep cleaning. The bathtub had hairs, the baseboards and floors were filthy throughout. Housekeeping is the only issue here!

All the staff we encountered, from those at the front desk to the cleaning staff, were super helpful. The hotel is centrally located—right next to all the markets and some great food. Offsite parking is on the same block, which is also helpful. Our kids loved how each room is named after someone from Savannah. It gave them something to research during our stay!

we we're greeted by a very friendly staff and had great recommendations on dining spots. the rooms were a pleasant surprise to the average box of a hotel room. any issues we had were resolved quickly and professionally. definitely a memorable experience.

A lovely hotel, more like a condo right on Church and Market Streets. My second stay there and may very well return! Courteous staff and nice views of either their courtyard or overlooking Market Streeet.

Wow, does this place have character-in a good way! We have stayed at some of Charleston's finest hotels, but we would choose this place again. The two-story unit has a bedroom/full bath on top floor, and a living/dining room with sofa bed, plus a galley kitchen with full-size appliances (including a 12-cup coffee pot with two coffee packs) on the first floor along with a 1/2 bath. The location is fantastic in the French Quarter--with it historic buildings, awesome restaurants, and waterfront. Everything is within easy walking distance, including the City Market, just 50 feet away. Our favorite restaurants (Magnolias, Fleet Landing, Vendue Rooftop Bar) also only a few block's walk. The hotel has a concierge full of good ideas for the first-time traveler. Parking garage is only a block down, $20/night in/out priv, but could be free for your stay (plus $100) if you listen to a 90-minute real estate spiel (we didn't). Bed sizes vary, but we requested and got a king-size bed, so do ask what is available. The desk staff was super-helpful, particularly Amber, and despite what I read on some other reviews, our room was made up every day promptly and nicely. Satellite TV up and down, free Wi-fi was fast and powerful enough to drive our Apple TV. The stairs are a little steep, so if you have mobility problems, probably not the place for you. Two doors down is Bitty and Beau's, a VERY special coffee shop that hires special needs employees (top CNN Hero this year)-do not miss!

Well located. Our balcony overlooked City Market. Bed was up stairs with full bath. Entry floor had full kitchen with half bath. Heard a little street noise in the morning, but nothing I couldn't sleep through. Room was clean if a little well worn. Would recommend Church Street Inn to a friend.

We drove up to Charleston for a 4 day getaway. The hotel is centrally located but I don't recommend it if you have trouble with stairs as the bedroom is on the second floor. We didn't utilize the kitchen but the half bath on the first floor was very convenient. The staff were very nice and helpful and it was clean and quite even though it was directly across from the market. We were there in early March so during the tourist season it might be a little noisier. The parking fee is a mandatory $20.00 a day even if you park yourself.

This resort is within walking distance of many historic sites. There are many restaurants and shops close by as well. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We had a one bedroom unit. The kitchen, living area and a half bath were on the first floor. The bedroom and full bath were on the second floor up a rather steep staircase which caused some inconvenience for us. The king sized bed was not comfortable...way too soft. The sleeper sofa in the living area was also uncomfortable. The kitchen area had all the amenities but was small and crowded for more than one person at a time. All in all, however, we had a pleasant experience at this resort. We didn't feel a need to rent a car. Everything we wanted to do we could either walk or take public transportation.

177 Church St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to College of Charleston
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Historic Charleston, Festiva's Church Street Inn is next to Charleston City Market and The Powder Magazine. This 31-room, 3-star apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, sofa beds, and living rooms. Located in central Charleston, the apartment is also near College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.


You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


The 31 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and 2 bathrooms, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and free local calls.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1841, Festiva's Church Street Inn offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. Valet parking is available for USD 20.00 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this historic apartment include a porter/bellhop and wedding services.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 417 reviews