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The Quarters on King by RedAwning

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a nice stay here during a 4-day conference. Location was convenient with an easy walk to conference, dining, and tourist activities. The apartment itself had nice amenities and plenty of room to relax after a long day of socializing. Previous reviews helped explain the process of getting your lockbox code and that there isn't any staff on site, none of which was a problem. I'd add that there isn't an elevator and the staircase was quite narrow and long. As someone who has aging parents, this would not have worked for them. I didn't want to eat out every meal, which was one of the main reasons for choosing this over a standard hotel. The kitchen had nice dishware, but the cookware wasn't the best (although useable). Some other issues were the bed was quite lumpy (good bedding helped minimize discomfort), the walls were marred due to suitcases...And although the apartment was quiet, the college students living in an apartment across the street were extremely noisy with parties going on as late as 4 am even on a Sunday night (what no Monday morning classes?). I'd recommend bringing ear plugs just in case. No regrets though, glad I stayed here.

Stayed at Society House for a weekend stay. Door/key access was not as difficult as everyone says it is. Definitely an obscure entrance, but I found it pretty quick...Parking garage is right around the corner, $12 for 24 hours, not bad at all. The location is fantastic, its in the middle of everything and a short walking distance to the harbor. I stayed in Apt 201 and it was nice. It definitely could have used a deep cleaning and some fresh paint, but neither of these effected our stay. The one bedroom had plenty of space and the bathroom was nice. TV's in main area and bedroom were nice to have as well. Like many people have said, the stairs are pretty narrow and step, and the top step is deceivingly high, they need to do something to make it more apparent. It was also a little noisy at night (college kids live across the street) but that did not bother us at all. Definitely recommend staying here just for the convenience alone!

5 gals weekend plus - once we found the entrance & got the door unlocked ( both required intervention), the accommodations met our needs perfectly. Even a large screen TV to view Sunday football. The kitchen allowed snacks & beverages to be readily available through out our stay. Location couldn't be more perfect. Would repeat!!!!

This apartment style hotel was a great place to stay. Good location - easy to walk everywhere. About 20minute drive to the beach. Great restaurants nearby. Keep in mind this is an apt hotel so no front desk staff and no early check in or late check out, however they do have a sister property where you can leave your baggage while you explore the city. We would definitely stay here again.

I think these are private condos that are rented out to visitors, but that wasn't clear on this travel website. When we arrived, we couldn't find the place, so I had to jump out of the car and walk around the block to find that the entrance is a single locked door leading up a narrow stairwell. We had no directions, but there were three phone numbers on the door. The first two went to voicemail and the last one got me a live person. The place has no on-site management and supposedly, we were supposed to get an email with instructions on how to get in and where to park. (Parking was two blocks away.) Fortunately, the cleaning lady was just passing by as I was talking to another visitor who was equally confused about the process and the lady let me into our unit. The whole process took us about an hour to figure out in the heat since we didn't have instructions from the start. It was very off-putting, but once we got into our unit, everything got better. The apartment was very large and nicely appointed. Nice hardwood floors and all of the amenities you could want: wi-fi, cable TV in the living room and master, toiletries, full kitchen, etc. You can't beat the location either. According to my cousin who lives there, we got a really good value for the area. I'm giving them four stars only because the start was such a bad experience. If they're going to offering booking on this travel website, then they should have a system to communicate to those guests beforehand instead of letting us arrive with no instructions on where to park, where the front door is, how to get in, etc. If we had arrived in the evening, we would have been screwed because their "office" closes at 4:30pm.

I am extremely satisfied with my recent stay at Society House. I stayed for 3 nights, and it was easy access to everything I did. You can walk anywhere from this hotel, the room was clean, and while the staff was not on site, they were helpful via phone and email.

The room has a nice kitchen, comfortable bed, and is in a great location for touring the historic district. Problems include difficulty in finding the entry to the facility, a steep stairs to get to the unit with a top step that invites a stumble, and no defined place to park while loading/unloading the car. The sofa was a nice leather but was so filthy we had to cover the cushions with towels. The bedroom should have blackout drapes to keep out the city lights. We were unfortunate enough to arrive in the middle of a three day weekend. The noise outside and from the other tenants kept waking us up till 3:30 in the morning. The second night was much better. The final straw was the noise outside on our last night. The city worked on the street below our 2nd floor unit from 9:30pm till 7:30 the next morning – jack hammers, trucks, tractor, etc.

The Society House is a great place to stay, once you find it! It took our taxi driver 3 tries.. It's a hidden door, no big sign.. Just a door. Then if you enjoy a good work-out the stairs will do that for you. The room was awesome. This was a girls trip, just a friend and I. My friend slept upstairs and said the bed was super comfy. I slept on the pull out couch, not super comfy, but not horrible either. I loved the full kitchen and having plenty of space. The location couldnt have been any better. Very close to the Market, Battery park, Marion square, and all the shopping you could want to do! I will definitely be back next year, and will be staying at The Society House again!

Nicely furnished two bedroom, two bath appartment with a well equiped kitchen and a small living area. Only small windows, no view but quiet and a great location. Only draw back: you need to know how you get in. We stood in front of locked doors trying to figure out how to get in. After 20 minutes, a young lady happened to come by and taped a note with a phone number to the door. This was how we found out that we had to call to get the code for the lock box with the appartment key.

The Society House is a great place to stay for an independent traveler. I've stayed here twice and plan to stay again when in Charleston. It is what it is. It's not what it's not. Here's what to expect: What Society House is: A very spacious, well kept apartment with nice furniture/finishes and basic products (Shampoo, towels, glasses etc). A full kitchen and living room area, dining area, large bedrooms with closets, large bathrooms and a TON of space for not a ton of money. The location is great (right on King - walking distance to shops, restaurants, hotels, fitness centers - EVERYTHING!). Apartment dwellers will feel very comfortable here. You have everything you need right outside of your very own apartment. What Society House is not: A full service hotel. There is no front desk. No bar. No restaurant. No room service. Keys are kept in a lock box outside and you come and go as you please. There is an emergency number to call and help is available if you need it (I've never actually needed help while here). I recommend staying here if you are going to Charleston with plans in place or if you are comfortable exploring/asking around (everyone in Charleston is super nice). If you are looking for hospitality within the walls of your hotel, this is not for you.

Room options

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Patio (The Quarters on King - Two Bedroom Su)

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Condo, 1 Bedroom, Bathtub (The Quarters on King - One Bedroom Su)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Condo, 1 Bedroom, Patio (The Quarters on King - One Bedroom Su)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Patio (The Quarters on King - Two Bedroom Su)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Quarters on King by RedAwning

Business (1) Couples (4) Family (2) Friends (3)
4

convenient comfortable stay

BusinessTravelers

Had a nice stay here during a 4-day conference. Location was convenient with an easy walk to conference, dining, and tourist activities. The apartment itself had nice amenities and plenty of room to relax after a long day of socializing. Previous reviews helped explain the process of getting your lockbox code and that there isn't any staff on site, none of which was a problem. I'd add that there isn't an elevator and the staircase was quite narrow and long. As someone who has aging parents, this would not have worked for them. I didn't want to eat out every meal, which was one of the main reasons for choosing this over a standard hotel. The kitchen had nice dishware, but the cookware wasn't the best (although useable). Some other issues were the bed was quite lumpy (good bedding helped minimize discomfort), the walls were marred due to suitcases...And although the apartment was quiet, the college students living in an apartment across the street were extremely noisy with parties going on as late as 4 am even on a Sunday night (what no Monday morning classes?). I'd recommend bringing ear plugs just in case. No regrets though, glad I stayed here.

By on Oct 29, 2014

4

weekend visit

Couples

Stayed at Society House for a weekend stay. Door/key access was not as difficult as everyone says it is. Definitely an obscure entrance, but I found it pretty quick...Parking garage is right around the corner, $12 for 24 hours, not bad at all. The location is fantastic, its in the middle of everything and a short walking distance to the harbor. I stayed in Apt 201 and it was nice. It definitely could have used a deep cleaning and some fresh paint, but neither of these effected our stay. The one bedroom had plenty of space and the bathroom was nice. TV's in main area and bedroom were nice to have as well. Like many people have said, the stairs are pretty narrow and step, and the top step is deceivingly high, they need to do something to make it more apparent. It was also a little noisy at night (college kids live across the street) but that did not bother us at all. Definitely recommend staying here just for the convenience alone!

By on Oct 16, 2014

4

super gals get-away

GetawayWithFriends

5 gals weekend plus - once we found the entrance & got the door unlocked ( both required intervention), the accommodations met our needs perfectly. Even a large screen TV to view Sunday football. The kitchen allowed snacks & beverages to be readily available through out our stay. Location couldn't be more perfect. Would repeat!!!!

By on Oct 1, 2014

4

great quick getaway

Couples

This apartment style hotel was a great place to stay. Good location - easy to walk everywhere. About 20minute drive to the beach. Great restaurants nearby. Keep in mind this is an apt hotel so no front desk staff and no early check in or late check out, however they do have a sister property where you can leave your baggage while you explore the city. We would definitely stay here again.

By on Aug 11, 2014

4

bumpy start but very good overall

Families

I think these are private condos that are rented out to visitors, but that wasn't clear on this travel website. When we arrived, we couldn't find the place, so I had to jump out of the car and walk around the block to find that the entrance is a single locked door leading up a narrow stairwell. We had no directions, but there were three phone numbers on the door. The first two went to voicemail and the last one got me a live person. The place has no on-site management and supposedly, we were supposed to get an email with instructions on how to get in and where to park. (Parking was two blocks away.) Fortunately, the cleaning lady was just passing by as I was talking to another visitor who was equally confused about the process and the lady let me into our unit. The whole process took us about an hour to figure out in the heat since we didn't have instructions from the start. It was very off-putting, but once we got into our unit, everything got better. The apartment was very large and nicely appointed. Nice hardwood floors and all of the amenities you could want: wi-fi, cable TV in the living room and master, toiletries, full kitchen, etc. You can't beat the location either. According to my cousin who lives there, we got a really good value for the area. I'm giving them four stars only because the start was such a bad experience. If they're going to offering booking on this travel website, then they should have a system to communicate to those guests beforehand instead of letting us arrive with no instructions on where to park, where the front door is, how to get in, etc. If we had arrived in the evening, we would have been screwed because their "office" closes at 4:30pm.

By on Jul 2, 2014

5

perfect in so many ways!

GetawayWithFriends

I am extremely satisfied with my recent stay at Society House. I stayed for 3 nights, and it was easy access to everything I did. You can walk anywhere from this hotel, the room was clean, and while the staff was not on site, they were helpful via phone and email.

By on Nov 17, 2013

2

take ear plugs

Couples

The room has a nice kitchen, comfortable bed, and is in a great location for touring the historic district. Problems include difficulty in finding the entry to the facility, a steep stairs to get to the unit with a top step that invites a stumble, and no defined place to park while loading/unloading the car. The sofa was a nice leather but was so filthy we had to cover the cushions with towels. The bedroom should have blackout drapes to keep out the city lights. We were unfortunate enough to arrive in the middle of a three day weekend. The noise outside and from the other tenants kept waking us up till 3:30 in the morning. The second night was much better. The final straw was the noise outside on our last night. The city worked on the street below our 2nd floor unit from 9:30pm till 7:30 the next morning – jack hammers, trucks, tractor, etc.

By on Jan 24, 2013

4

fantastic location, great room!

GetawayWithFriends

The Society House is a great place to stay, once you find it! It took our taxi driver 3 tries.. It's a hidden door, no big sign.. Just a door. Then if you enjoy a good work-out the stairs will do that for you. The room was awesome. This was a girls trip, just a friend and I. My friend slept upstairs and said the bed was super comfy. I slept on the pull out couch, not super comfy, but not horrible either. I loved the full kitchen and having plenty of space. The location couldnt have been any better. Very close to the Market, Battery park, Marion square, and all the shopping you could want to do! I will definitely be back next year, and will be staying at The Society House again!

By on Dec 13, 2012

4

great value in downtown charleston

Families

Nicely furnished two bedroom, two bath appartment with a well equiped kitchen and a small living area. Only small windows, no view but quiet and a great location. Only draw back: you need to know how you get in. We stood in front of locked doors trying to figure out how to get in. After 20 minutes, a young lady happened to come by and taped a note with a phone number to the door. This was how we found out that we had to call to get the code for the lock box with the appartment key.

By on Apr 16, 2012

4

perfect for exactly what it is, not what it is not.

Couples

The Society House is a great place to stay for an independent traveler. I've stayed here twice and plan to stay again when in Charleston. It is what it is. It's not what it's not. Here's what to expect: What Society House is: A very spacious, well kept apartment with nice furniture/finishes and basic products (Shampoo, towels, glasses etc). A full kitchen and living room area, dining area, large bedrooms with closets, large bathrooms and a TON of space for not a ton of money. The location is great (right on King - walking distance to shops, restaurants, hotels, fitness centers - EVERYTHING!). Apartment dwellers will feel very comfortable here. You have everything you need right outside of your very own apartment. What Society House is not: A full service hotel. There is no front desk. No bar. No restaurant. No room service. Keys are kept in a lock box outside and you come and go as you please. There is an emergency number to call and help is available if you need it (I've never actually needed help while here). I recommend staying here if you are going to Charleston with plans in place or if you are comfortable exploring/asking around (everyone in Charleston is super nice). If you are looking for hospitality within the walls of your hotel, this is not for you.

By on Feb 16, 2012