4.7 out of 5

"Well appointed room, clean, friendly staff, great location for walking, and on site parking. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 27 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

King Charles Inn places you in the center of Charleston, steps from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and within a short 5-minute stroll of Charleston City Market. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 91 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include designer toiletries. Refrigerators, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

BREW is the hotel's own brewpub. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Historic Charleston hotel include College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.

Traditional One Queen Guestroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$229 per night

Traditional Guestroom with Two Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional King Guestroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King Guestroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Charles Inn ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great weekend

Well appointed room, clean, friendly staff, great location for walking, and on site parking.

Posted by , from St Pete, FL on Aug 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

Convenient and pleasant

We booked this hotel because we wanted to be in walking distance of lots of things to do. It is very close to many shops and restaurants and if you walk a few minutes more, the beautiful residential area south of Broad is accessible on foot as well. Free parking should be factored into the cost of the hotel and they allow you to stay parked until 4pm which is 5 hours past check-out. Would stay again.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2017 by Kaysi O'Brien

Location, Location, Location! Thank you for taking the time to review the King Charles Inn! We really appreciate your business and hope to see you again!

4 out of 5

Nice hotel, service of room not so great!

Front desk staff were exceptional. Very helpful and kind. The only trouble was that the room was never cleaned completely on any given day. They would make the beds but not provide towels or soap or clean garbage. Or they would throw trash away and not make the beds. Very odd. Poor cleaning service in the room, but otherwise a very nice place to stay.

Posted by , from I on Jun 29, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2017 by Kaysi O'Brien

We are constantly striving to better our facility and it seems we have let you down. We will address this with the proper staff as we appreciate your honestly. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you again

5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Just about everything.
Cons: Can't think of anything.
Location: Walking distance to many interesting restaurants, shopping, fitness club and the city market.
Great location. Very close to good restaurants, shopping and interesting sites. Good, free parking which is a huge asset and convenience in this town. The ability to use a nearby health club is much better than typical hotel "fitness rooms". The pool is small but very convenient on a hot day. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Great customer service. We could not have been happier. If we get a chance to return to Charleston, we would not hesitate to make this our first choice.

Posted by , from Long Island on Jun 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 20, 2017 by Kaysi O'Brien

We appreciate that you would take the time to share your thoughts with us. I was happy to see that you found us to be an all around good value! It was a pleasure to be of service to you during your stay as we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Until next time!

4 out of 5

great location clean room will return

Pros: location
Cons: Happy Hour was not very good the selection of food was limited and the timing was terrible
pool is very small and the pool area will not accommodate more than a few people never got any turn down cookies

Posted by on May 30, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 11, 2017 by GM

I appreciate your honest feedback. Thank you for sharing.

5 out of 5

Excellent hotel in down town Charleston

Cons: Pillows were too lumpy and soft
The staff was over the top friendly and helpful. Beds were comfortable. Didn't care for the pillows, too soft and lumpy. Loved the happy hour! Very clean. Location was great and everything was within walking distance.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 23, 2017 by Maureen

It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your visit to Charleston with us. Our staff strives to provide superior and personalized service to each of our guests, and we appreciate your recognition of their work. Thank you for your feedback.

5 out of 5

Nice hotel..close to everything!

Pros: Wifi Free parking Pool
Location: Great location
We were offered ....Early check in and free room upgrade!

Posted by , from NC on Jul 12, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 16, 2016 by Maureen

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Charleston. Our staff strives to provide a superior experience to each of our guests, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your positive review.

5 out of 5

Could walk to stores and restaurants

Pros: Everything Happy hour
Cons: Bathroom door makes it hard to stand at vanity Maybe door should swing out instead of in
Location: Very convenient
Walking all around to stores and and restaurants was very easy

Posted by , from new york on Apr 21, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2016 by Maureen

We are glad that you enjoyed our happy hour. We also have a tea and cookie hour from 8pm through 9pm every night. Thank you for your review.

4 out of 5

Perfect Location

Hotel was a nice surprise. Walking distance to everything, super clean, and free parking. Only used the rental to & from airport. Hotel staff gave great recommendation on sites, local favorites, & tours. Very kid friendly. We will be staying here again.

Posted by , from Miami, Fl. on Jan 10, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 7, 2016 by Maureen/General Manager

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again

5 out of 5

Perfect location!

We enjoyed our stay here and loved the proximity to all things Charleston! Will definitely return.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

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Property Features

King Charles Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at King Charles Inn. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Charleston hotel is smoke free.

  • 91 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1958
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) (20 km / 12.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

King Charles Inn offers 91 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

BREW - This brewpub overlooks the pool. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

On-site amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 1.14 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.