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Kings Courtyard Inn

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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Our room at the Fulton Inn was beautifully decorated, the bed was very comfortable and the jacuzzi was amazing. We were pleased with all the amenities the Inn offered and found the staff to be very friendly and eager to accommodate us. The Inn made our 25th Anniversary very
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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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We stayed here on a recent visit to Charleston to attend the Wine & Food Festival. The Inn offered a package deal. This inn is excellent. Parking is available on site. The staff and service were fantastic. There is a continental breakfast that was just right. We enjoyed the
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The location on King street is exceptional. The staff was very responsive, professional and knowledgeable about restaurants and pretty much everything else in the area. And in addition this is a very clean pet friendly facility. I would give it more stars if I could.
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We stayed two nights in Charleston on our round-about trip from Fort Wayne to Florida and back. We like to take in the historic hotels, and were able to check another one off our list with our stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn. The staff was welcoming, accommadating, and great
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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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trying to figure out your "noisemaker" comment could you explain? thanks
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$250 - US$359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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