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The Thomas Lamboll House

19 King Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)
30 Reviews
$125 - $195
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The historic Thomas Lamboll House is a Georgian Greek revival residence and is circa 1735. It is located just off the battery in the heart of the historic district. It offers two large handsome bedrooms with private baths and French doors leading from each bedroom onto the Greek revival piazza which has a distant harbor view. The bedrooms are on the third floor. They are centrally air conditioned and heated and have fireplaces, cable TV,telephones and Wi-Fi. Each room is tastefully furnished with antique furniture. An ample Continental Breakfast is served in the dining room on the first floor. Off street parking is available.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.3
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.0

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Gracious Hospitality

4.0 on December 23, 2013

I had the privilege of staying at The Thomas Lamboll House B&B in Charleston, SC in December 2013. The historic home is lovely in all respects, and the proprietor is a gracious hostess. Marie Read provided a wealth of recommendations about places to eat and things to do. She also is knowledgeable about local history and lore. With a location that is perfect for treks throughout the historic district and a third-floor suite of rooms that offered grand views of the city, the Thomas Lamboll House B&B provides charm and class at a reasonable price.

The Thomas Lamboll House

4.0 on December 12, 2013

A lovely home with a large bedroom with fireplace. A little colder than expected in the room. The breakfast was adequate but short of its advertisement. Host was very accommodating. Parking easy. Close access to the downtown. We walked almost everywhere.

A charming step into the past.

5 on June 30, 2012

My family enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Read in their lovely 18th century home. Our hosts were so gracious and made us feel most welcome in their home. We had a beautiful room on the 3rd floor with a piazza facing the Charleston harbor. Each night we sat outside enjoying a beautiful breeze. The room was immaculate and decorated beautifully. Mrs. Read prepared a lovely breakfast each morning in her elegant dining room on beautiful china and silver. We can't say enough about how nice our stay was with the Reads and will stay with them again if we find ourselves back in Charleston.

A Gem in the middle of downtown Charleston!

4.0 on June 04, 2012

We stayed at the Thomas Lamboll House on Memorial Day Weekend 2012 and had a wonderful time in Charleston! It's location was perfect for a beautiful walk on the Battery or a nice walk to downtown shops and restaurants. I really got a feeling of what Charleston was all about by staying here. A large room with a piazza made me feel like I lived here. Truely the best way to stay in Charleston. Thank you to the Read's!

My Charleston Visit

5 on March 14, 2012

One of the most relaxing and gentle Southern experiences ever. Great location & wonderful weather... and autumn experience to remember.

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Location Type

Historic District, Downtown


Charleston, SC (CHS) 12 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount
  • Cancellations: One week cancellation policy. Entire stay deposit lost unless room can be re-booked.



Marie and Emerson Read

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Emerson Read has owned this home since 1965 and is broker/owner of Remax/Realty Services. He has been a realtor for 51 years. Marie is a retired realtor and runs the B&B. She was born in Charleston and reared in Columbia, SC. Both are avid skiers. They are students of classical architecture and are active in preservation movements. Emerson and Marie are interested in the arts and archeology.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Formal Dining Room

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19 King Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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