Kings Courtyard Inn

198 King St , Charleston, SC 29401-3109 USA (Show map)


One of King Street's most historic structures, the Kings Courtyard Inn was originally built in 1853 as an inn catering to plantation owners and merchant guests. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the Inn is within easy walking distance to the city's historic homes, gardens and churches. Guest rooms are individually distinctive and some feature canopied beds, fireplaces and excellent views of the inn's two inner courtyards. Guests enjoy an afternoon welcome of wine and sherry, complimentary wireless internet access and continental breakfast served in the courtyard or delivered to the room each morning. Charter member of Historic Hotels of America.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great place to stay!

5 on February 24, 2009

My husband and I chose Kings Courtyard Inn on the fly from this website. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at its central location (right on King Street with all the shopping). Our room was cozy with a king bed and decent sized bathroom. I was most impressed by the FREE continental breakfast that was delivered to our room. Of course you can order off the breakfast menu, but the free items we ate (especially the home-made pastries) were delicious! We will stay there again!

Excellent accomodations and perfect location!

4.8 on November 06, 2007

The Kings Courtyard Inn staff went out of their way to make our stay more enjoyable. There was a lot of morning noise (due to construction) outside the room my husband and I were initially staying in, and I reported this to the staff. I was given the option to move into a suite at no additional charge and spent the remainder of the trip in a really fabulous room. The location on King Street is perfect, and the value is exceptional. The breakfast is quite nice, and you have the option of having your breakfast tray delivered to your room. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend the Kings Courtyard Inn!

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Rooms & Rates

King Parlor Suite

The large two room parlor suites (each with 600 square feet) consist of a living room, bathroom, and bedroom with a king size canopied bed. The suite is appointed with 18th century reproduction furniture, original plaster molding, a fireplace in the living room, and original hardwood flooring. This suite offers guests the option to close the door between the bedroom and living area to offer more privacy or for entertaining purposes. Other room features you may enjoy are triple sheeted bedding, a clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, waffle weave robes, 2 TV’s, and an in-room refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Two Room Suite

These suites feature two rooms separated by a door for increased privacy. In one room you have a king bed and bathroom and in the second room is a double bed and bathroom. Other room features you may enjoy are triple sheeted bedding, a clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, waffle weave robes, 2 TV’s, and an in-room refrigerator. This suite is ideal for families, couples, or a group of friends traveling together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Std King,Queen,or 2 Doubl

These charming rooms feature antique reproduction furniture, original hardwood floors, and oriental rugs. Other features include triple sheeted bedding, a clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, TV, and in-room refrigerator. Some rooms have working fireplaces and most king or queen bedded rooms have canopies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type



Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Located close to the intersection of King and Market Street in the downtown historic district. One block form the Charleston City Market.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, The beach is a beautiful 15-minute drive away., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Afternoon Wine and Cheese Reception, Daily newspaper delivered to room., Sherry in the lobby, Select rooms have fireplaces and jetted tubs.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children under 12 stay with us at no charge.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs are welcome, but only in select rooms. $25 fee/night
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's fee plus tax.
  • Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received 3 days prior to arrival for refund.



Lisa E. Anderson

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  • Time Served: 7:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Courtyards, Breakfast Room, Guest room


Special Package

Romance Package

Reconnect and refresh in romantic downtown Charleston with a three day, two night getaway for two. Our Romance Package features a $100 gift certificate to be used for an exquisite fine dining experience at Circa 1886 Restaurant (round-trip pedicab transportation provided!) Return to your room and relish in turndown service, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne and red rose. By day, venture right outside the door of our historic bed and breakfast and discover the beauty of Charleston. Package based on two adults for two nights. (Package available year round, though rates may vary. Gratuity and tax not included.)

Family Fun

What’s not to love about Charleston? This city by the sea is a picture-perfect family vacation spot. Many of the city’s best discoveries await just outside our door. The Kings Courtyard Inn Family Fun Package includes a two night, three day stay, tickets to your choice of the South Carolina Aquarium or Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, a tour of downtown by carriage ride, and a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Cece’s yogurt shop. Kids will receive a scavenger hunt list upon check in and a prize upon completion . The whole family will enjoy complimentary breakfast daily and adults can indulge in an afternoon wine and cheese reception. Rates are based on two adults. Children under 12 are an additional $40/night; additional adults $100/night. Package available year round, rates may vary. Call 800-845-6119 to book.

Charleston Wellness and Discovery Package

Escape, unplug and experience an unforgettable Southern adventure. Our Wellness and Discovery Package is a blend of unique, ‘only in Charleston’ experiences. The package includes items intended to fuel your mind, body, and soul. Get your heart rate going with an hour-long yoga or spinning session at nearby Ecofitness. Discover Charleston’s history and beauty on a one and a half hour running tour of the city with Charleston Steeplechase. End your Charleston experience by feeding the soul with a three-course dinner (excluding beverages) at Circa 1886 Restaurant. Package is based on two people for three nights and four days; $165/per additional adult. This package is available year round, rates vary depending upon season.

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