Why stay in a cookie cutter hotel when you can choose one with character? Why stay in a brand new building when you can opt for one which oozes historical charm? One with Greek revival architecture and Egyptian detail perhaps?
Charleston’s most charming Inn, Kings Courtyard Inn is an enchanting blend of history and hospitality, culture and cuisine, art and architecture, and has a warmth and grace which made us feel instantly as though we were part of their family.
Our beautifully restored room was anything but ordinary. Decorated with antique reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors, oriental rugs, a fireplace, four poster canopy bed and modern technology, we were treated to all of the creature comforts of today’s modern world while enjoying the quaint coziness of a historic inn.
The room was incredibly spacious while maintaining an air of intimacy and romance. The furnishings were modest yet incredibly elegant. The antebellum heritage was perfectly restored, and no-where was it overdone. We felt as though we had stepped back in time and were instantly soothed by our surroundings. It was the perfect escape from our stressful, modern reality!
Charm, elegance, warmth and style; Kings Courtyard Inn embodies all of the qualities of a truly remarkable historic hotel.
The hospitality we received far exceeded our expectations. Invited to enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres upon arrival, we spent the afternoon socializing with other guests in the sun-filled courtyards. The friendliness of the staff and open layout of the building fosters an amazing sense of community and we felt right at home.
A spectacular location in the very heart of Charleston’s historic district, we were shocked and surprised by the ease and availability of parking. With instant access to the antique and shopping districts, the City Market, historic homes and restaurants, we didn’t find need for our car again until we checked out. All of Charleston’s main attractions and most characteristic neighbourhoods were within walking distance.
Without having stayed at the 3 other Charleston hotels within the Charming Inn brand, we still dub Kings Courtyard Inn the most charming. Though if our first experience with a Charming Inn was anything to go by, we now have 3 other reasons to re-visit Charleston!