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Kings Courtyard Inn

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Why We Love It

  • This intimate, family-owned property is one of the oldest buildings on King Street
  • Located in the historic district, it’s great for sightseeing -- a block from the City Market and Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Rooms are cozy and quaint, with period-style furnishings
  • The hotel offers a complimentary cheese and wine reception daily

"Great views of busy King Street" -- Fodor's

96% (25 Member Ratings)

"The room was nice and the location was superb. Quiet and yet in the middle of all the action downtown."
Dec 22, 2016
Spartanburg, SC, United States

Map & Directions

It's less than a 30-minute drive from Charleston International Airport to the hotel. Secure parking is available on site (extra charge applies).

Rooms & Rates

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The family-owned Kings Courtyard Inn is an intimate Greek Revival-style property with a pretty façade and a warm, romantic atmosphere. The inn dates back to the 19th century and retains a historic elegance with high ceilings, hardwood flooring and painted columns. Three courtyards make for a pleasant summertime retreat, and Waterfront Park -- great for sunset views -- is only four blocks to the east.

Charleston was voted the top city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers for the third year in a row in 2015, and if you’re planning to explore, the downtown district (where the hotel is located) is the best place to start. The restored Charleston City Market and the Gibbes Museum of Art are a block away, and the ferry terminal for boat trips to Fort Sumter is within walking distance (25 minutes). Don’t miss a ride on the free CARTA trolleys -- the three loops cover most of the town, and there’s a stop near the hotel.

This historic inn is strictly a bed-and-breakfast, so facilities are limited. The hotel does, however, provide free extras, including morning coffee, a daily cheese and wine reception (5-6pm), and a sherry tasting in the lobby. A continental breakfast can be delivered to your room (on request), or taken in the breakfast room or in one of the courtyards.

Rooms are quaint, with authentic wooden floors, period-style furniture, patterned curtains and oriental rugs. Pricier rooms and suites have canopy beds and fireplaces for added romance.

From the press:
  • "Ideal location for walking to shops and restaurants" -- Fodor's
  • "The rooms remain charmingly old-fashioned, most with four-posters or canopied beds, fireplaces, and fine views of the two inner courtyards" -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking Parking is $12 per night, per vehicle

  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children ages 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra beds available on request, free of charge.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort fee of $1.00 (subject to tax) per room, per night applies and is included in the total price shown.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $14.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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96% Positive
(25 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Kings Courtyard Inn over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was nice and the location was superb. Quiet and yet in the middle of all the action downtown.
Other Comments
My one complaint is a big one. Scrub the mildew off the grout and the shower door track in the bathroom. That much mildew left me feeling the bathroom wasn't clean.
Melissa Dec 22, 2016 Spartanburg, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant and helpful staff, the option to upgrade to a suite, breakfast delivery to the room.
Theresa Dec 21, 2016 Cambridge, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Room smelled of recent painting. Fumes were quite strong and triggered my asthma
Jan Dec 09, 2016 Aiken, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location...very nice room...good breakfast
Alan Nov 25, 2016 Lewisville, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great staff- nice historical building in a great location!! Very pleasant
James Nov 24, 2016 Southport, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Clean ,inviting room, within walking distance to many of the city attractions.
Other Comments
Every staff member was always polite, courteous and helpful.
Richard Sep 02, 2016 Christiansburg, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
We had a pleasant expirience with this hotel. Would stay there again!
Olga Aug 26, 2016 Asheville, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere, wine tasting, the nice appointed room
Gunnar Aug 26, 2016 Mooresville, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location and staff.
David Aug 22, 2016 St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Dated, musty and very small room. Bathroom was so small as to be really uncomfortable. Breakfast is poor and the staff is not really friendly. Location is great.
Jose Aug 19, 2016 Jensen Beach, FL, United States

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