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Kings Courtyard Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Built in 1853, Kings Courtyard Inn is one of downtown Charleston, South Carolina's most historic inns. Architect Francis D. Lee designed the three-story antebellum structure in the Greek revival style with unusual Egyptian detail. The building is one of King Street's largest and oldest structures, and has had many uses during its 150 year existence. The building has housed high quality shops, private residences and at one time, the upper floors served as hotel rooms for plantation owners, shipping interests and merchant guests. Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. The Inn maintains the residential atmosphere of lower King Street, and extreme care has been taken to ensure the necessary architectural and historic accuracy for which Charleston is famous. Each of the rooms has an individual distinction. All rooms feature oversized beds- some have canopied beds and fireplaces. Many rooms boast excellent views of the inn's interior courtyards. All hotel guests receive complimentary sherry on arrival and a morning newspaper delivered to the room. They also receive a continental breakfast served each morning in their room, the courtyards, or in the breakfast room. Kings Courtyard Inn is within easy walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens, churches and only a block away from the City Market. Here, one may explore interesting shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city's many delightful restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Special Rate:Weekday rates from $199
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
85Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
98Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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In making our reservation, James was well spoken, courteous and professional. He made us fell welcomed even before we arrived. At check in, Jessica's smile and welcome was genuine as she gave us all the info we needed. We had a nice view of the lovely courtyard and fountain. The
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Hotel's Favourite
Wonderful team atmosphere, friendly staff that makes you feel welcome the moment u step into the inn! Charming rooms, so conveniently located, you can literally walk everywhere. The courtyard is so welcoming when u enter from King street. I would stay here again and again!!
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn
Responded 1 Nov 2018
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn. We constantly strive to exceed our guests' expectations and take pride in delivering a five-star experience. We are glad to hear that our location on King Street made it easy for you to enjoy your time in the city. We hope to have you as our guest again on your next trip to Charleston. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Lovely stay at your hotel. We enjoyed talking with other guests at the cocktail hour and while hanging out in the lobby. Nice breakfast included with room. Best location ever - we were able to walk everywhere and leave our car in the lot behind hotel. Nicely updated bathroom and
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We had a wonderful experience staying at Kings Courtyard Inn. They fortunately have some rooms for dogs so Una (our yellow lab) was able to keep us company. Our beds were comfy, shower was a big one and there was plenty of hot water. The staff was friendly and went out of
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Small boutique hotel on Kings Street (shopping and restaurants). The rooms have high ceilings, antique furniture and a fireplace which was pleasant to enjoy in the evenings. A continental breakfast was included which could be delivered to your room, or enjoyed in the lovely
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn
Responded today
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at Kings Courtyard Inn. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic hotel with modern amenities and we are glad our complimentary breakfast and spacious rooms exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your visit with us in the near future next time your travels bring you back to Charleston. Sincerely, Michelle Widman Woodhull, Proprietor
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tall antique bed, but a little hard
Beautiful Room!
our room
The bed was beautiful and very comfortable
our 4 poster bed
I don't have a comparison, as far as what the other rooms look like, but the room we stayed in was nice. It has an old historic feel, with original hardwoods but the bathroom was nicely renovated with a roomy shower. They are no more than 5 or 10 steps from the main building. You will not feel isolated at all.
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Flobow have you had any luck with pet friendly info? I travel with my small dog and usually stay at the sister Inn, John Rutledge House Inn. I can attest their pet friendly rooms are terrific. I’m just looking to stay someplace different in April when I visit Charleston.
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Where is the parking?
Thank you for your inquiry. Off-street parking located behind the inn in the Market Horelbeck Lot at 131 Market Street. The cost for parking is $14 per evening. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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Our hotel is located in the heart of Charleston, so our guests occasionally experience some city noise. If you are a light sleeper, we recommend asking for a room that is not on King Street. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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"First floor just off the courtyard. Convenient location, close to breakfast/cocktail room and lobby and front door but definitely not loud."
"We chose a room with a fireplace which added a nice touch to our stay"
"Don't trust your GPS to take you to the parking lot."
"Room 604 which was actually on the third floor was quiet and there is an elevator."
"Some of the queen rooms have working gas log fireplaces. Some of the king rooms have Juliet balconies."
US$194 - US$357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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