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King Charles Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Turns out when I booked this I had already stayed there in 2010. I appreciate the staff being friendly but not too nosy. I never heard any loud noises so I slept great. The Free Parking is the best reason to stay at this Inn.

The location and staff are excellent, rooms are good size, but the mattress was too soft and the pillows tiny. The toiletries were never replenished and there were boxes for the shower cap and toiletry kit that were entirely empty from the beginning. The bathroom ceiling looked like it was damaged by a prior leak from above and never fully repaired. Our room had a view of the adjacent building wall and it appears that most rooms do not have much of a view other than the parking lot. We were never offered an upgrade, despite the platinum status.

Easy check in with complimentary parking for one car. Pleasant hotel staff. Amazing location. Once you park the car you can walk to all tourist destinations. Bedding was very comfortable. More than 3 people in the standard room would be miserably crowded. Mini fridge in room. Small roof top pool on 2nd floor with adjacent bar. While the weekend rate was higher than I wanted to pay, it was in line with comparable rooms nearby. We would stay here again.

convenience of location, including parking, and the availibility of pool and excellent breakfast on site

Exceptional service and care by the staff! The pool, restaurant, happy hour, gum and amenities were fantastic. We will return whenever possible!

Everything was perfect. Couldn't have been nicer!!

Rooms are small but well set up, staff was very friendly and accomidating

Great hotel with friendly staff located a few blocks to the heart of the City. The hotel had a 1 hour happy hour from 4:30-5:30 each day with some cheese and crackers and wine/beer was $5 a glass. Then from 8:30-9:30pm they served home made cookies, coffee/tea and Charleston Chews as well. If your someone who likes to explore rent a car your first time to Charleston and visit some of the outlying areas such as Sullivans Island, Mont Pleasant, Magnolia Plantation and Patriots Point (USS Yorktown). Everything else was technically walkable- City Market, Aquarium and boat to Fort Sumter, numerous cemeteries and Churches and tons of places to eat and have a cocktail. There were even some shops that sold just desserts. Definitely will visit again.

We were only able to stay one night, and were not in our room except to sleep, but check-in was handled efficiently and in a friendly manner, room was very nice with the granite counter tops. The parking is probably one of the best perks about this hotel.

No late check out yet four star hotel. Odd. Place in severe need of upgrade. Has the feel of chain hotels, all of which are located nearby and at more reasonable rate

Great hotel for the price. Very walkable to shops and restaurants. Free parking is a plus.

This is not a $400 night hotel. Had to get to room via outside elevator much like a motel . Room was so tiny we kept bumping into furniture and had to move around in bathroom just to shut door. Nothing felt upscale. Not a bad place but not nearly worthy of the price

Stayed the weekend. Great location nice morning complimentary Tea/Coffee and late afternoon happy hour with complimentary olives/cheese and crackers. Easy to walk to all the sights and local dining establishments. A little pricey but we did enjoy our stay

The room was a smaller hotel with a cute little pool. The rooms were nice and clean but the best part about it was the location. Close to most of the major sights

Was very pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff, tasteful decor and accommodations of this hotel! Stayed here 2 nights for a girl's weekend, and we greatly enjoyed the location, pool, and room. Walking distance to everything. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Room and bathroom were clean and nice - even with 4 of us in a room with 2 double beds, we were fine on space.

Mold in the bathroom on the grout and shower curtain.

Felt that we were treated differently due to our ethnicity. Lady at front desk was not very hospitable. Room was not as clean, found long hair in tub. Breakfast was over priced and not a lot of selection. We rather find a restaurant outside the hotel.

quiet with view of many church steeples. Very helpful staff in arranging tours and suggesting restaurants,

This is the 4th. time we have stayed at King Charles. We like it because everyone is so friendly and we are close to everything. Especially like the Lemon Drop Martini's that Richard the bar tender makes.

Great hotel in perfect location for walking all over Charleston

237 Meeting Street Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to College of Charleston
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Historic Charleston, King Charles Inn is adjacent to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and within a 5-minute walk of Charleston City Market. This 91 -room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Charleston and also close to College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

King Charles Inn's 91 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

At King Charles Inn, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-in.

Room options

Traditional Guestroom with Two Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Traditional King Guestroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe King Guestroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for King Charles Inn

Everyone (22) Couples (62) Business (12) Family (29) Other (5) Friends (8)
4

quiet and free parking

Everyone

Turns out when I booked this I had already stayed there in 2010. I appreciate the staff being friendly but not too nosy. I never heard any loud noises so I slept great. The Free Parking is the best reason to stay at this Inn.

By , from san diego on Jul 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate your positive feedback!

3

decent hotel in a good location

Everyone

The location and staff are excellent, rooms are good size, but the mattress was too soft and the pillows tiny. The toiletries were never replenished and there were boxes for the shower cap and toiletry kit that were entirely empty from the beginning. The bathroom ceiling looked like it was damaged by a prior leak from above and never fully repaired. Our room had a view of the adjacent building wall and it appears that most rooms do not have much of a view other than the parking lot. We were never offered an upgrade, despite the platinum status.

By , from Boston, MA on Jul 7, 2017

5

historic district/parking included

Everyone

Easy check in with complimentary parking for one car. Pleasant hotel staff. Amazing location. Once you park the car you can walk to all tourist destinations. Bedding was very comfortable. More than 3 people in the standard room would be miserably crowded. Mini fridge in room. Small roof top pool on 2nd floor with adjacent bar. While the weekend rate was higher than I wanted to pay, it was in line with comparable rooms nearby. We would stay here again.

By , from LaGrange, GA on Jul 7, 2017

5
Everyone

convenience of location, including parking, and the availibility of pool and excellent breakfast on site

By , from deruyter, ny on Jul 6, 2017

5

best hotel and location in historic charleston

Couples

Exceptional service and care by the staff! The pool, restaurant, happy hour, gum and amenities were fantastic. We will return whenever possible!

By on Jun 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2017

Thank you for your kind words! Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

5

beautiful hotel

Everyone

Everything was perfect. Couldn't have been nicer!!

By on Apr 26, 2017

Review comment responded on May 4, 2017

It is a pleasure to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Charleston with us. Thank you for your kind review!

4

great downtown location

Everyone

Rooms are small but well set up, staff was very friendly and accomidating

By on Apr 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2017

It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Charleston with us. Thank you for your kind review.

5

great central location with free parking

Everyone

Great hotel with friendly staff located a few blocks to the heart of the City. The hotel had a 1 hour happy hour from 4:30-5:30 each day with some cheese and crackers and wine/beer was $5 a glass. Then from 8:30-9:30pm they served home made cookies, coffee/tea and Charleston Chews as well. If your someone who likes to explore rent a car your first time to Charleston and visit some of the outlying areas such as Sullivans Island, Mont Pleasant, Magnolia Plantation and Patriots Point (USS Yorktown). Everything else was technically walkable- City Market, Aquarium and boat to Fort Sumter, numerous cemeteries and Churches and tons of places to eat and have a cocktail. There were even some shops that sold just desserts. Definitely will visit again.

By , from Dix Hills, NY on Feb 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2017

It is a pleasure to learn that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Charleston with us. The King Charles Inn is proud to provide numerous complementary amenities including hors d'oeurvres during our manager's reception, tea and cookies in the evening, water bottles, wi-fi, and, our favorite, free parking. Thank you for your kind and detailed review.

5

nice room in great location

Everyone

We were only able to stay one night, and were not in our room except to sleep, but check-in was handled efficiently and in a friendly manner, room was very nice with the granite counter tops. The parking is probably one of the best perks about this hotel.

By , from Cincinnati, OH on Nov 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 24, 2016

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Charleston with us. Thank you for your detailed review.

3

higher end motel, old furniture, nasty carpets

Everyone

No late check out yet four star hotel. Odd. Place in severe need of upgrade. Has the feel of chain hotels, all of which are located nearby and at more reasonable rate

By , from philadelphia on Nov 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 24, 2016

On behalf of the entire hotel, I sincerely apologize for not exceeding your expectations. The King Charles Inn does provide a 12pm check out at no additional cost when available, and we always provide luggage storage and a parking space for our guests on their day of departure til 4pm. Thank you for your feedback.