The AAA 4-Diamond HarbourView Inn is aptly named, with a terrific harbor setting overlooking the 8-acre Waterfront Park. It’s pretty handy for city sights too -- Charleston City Market, King Street shops and restaurants and the colorful heritage houses on Rainbow Row are all a 10-minute walk away.
The hotel, a stately, well-maintained brick building, feels more like a B&B than a hotel, although a plethora of free extras and emphasis on service make it a great value stay. Guests can sign up for a free talk about the waterfront district with a local tour guide, which takes place on the hotel’s rooftop terrace on select evenings. In the morning, guests can opt for silver-service breakfast in their rooms, on the terrace or in the lobby.
There’s no restaurant at the hotel, but some of the best dining options in town are just a block away on East Bay Street. McCrady’s is one of the most illustrious, deemed "a saviour of Southern cooking" by The Financial Times for chef Sean Brock’s reimagined classics. At the hotel, there are plenty of nibbles to keep you sated in between meals, including wine and cheese in the afternoons, cookies and milk in the evenings and candy at turndown.
Rooms aren’t notably spacious, but they are charming. All have four-poster beds and hand-crafted armoires, and some have fireplaces. Top-floor Grand HarbourView rooms have balconies overlooking the harbor and Waterfront Park, while Historic rooms charm with high ceilings, plantation-style shutters and original brick walls from the 1830s.
From the press:
"Historic wing rooms include 14-foot ceilings, an
original brick wall from the 1830s, large plantation shutters, and ceiling fans
to create an historic ambience" -- Condé
Infant cots / cribs
Extra beds / roll away beds
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Off-street parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests: Children under 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available free of charge for children under 2 on request.
Extra bed available on request free of charge in Double Rooms for children up to the age of 17 and adults.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets: No pets allowed.
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: A Valet Parking Fee $24 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
Two-night minimum stay required over weekends and holidays.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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