The Kings Courtyard Inn is a bed & breakfast that strikes the perfect balance of privacy and community, activity and relaxation. Its ideal location in the heart of Charleston's historic district provides instant access to the antique and shopping districts, the City Market, historic homes, and restaurants.
The Kings Courtyard Inn was a beautiful surprise! The inn is set inside a carefully restored 1853 building. After a century and a half of varied uses, it has evolved into an elegant retreat. It is one of the most unique hotels I've stayed in outside Europe.
"You all created such wonderful memories for our 21st anniversary! Everyone we encountered - from check-in, to evening wine service, to breakfast delivery, to the concierge- everyone did their best to insure we had a marvelous time. Thank you so very much."
As a family-owned historic hotel, it's no surprise that we love to cater to families - and so does Charleston. From catching up in the courtyard to discovering great local King Street shops to soaking in the surf and sun at one of our renowned beaches, you'll find something for every member of the family.
Is it our sun-filled courtyards? Our ideal location in the heart of the city? Whatever your answer, The King's Courtyard Inn has earned its place in the hearts of romantics around the world. Whether you're searching for a romantic Charleston getaway or a relaxed honeymoon in the #2 U.S. wedding destination, we promise to make a beautiful, indelible mark on your heart.
The King's Courtyard Inn's own history dates back to 1853, when it was known as the Blum Building. Our bed and breakfast is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Charleston's rich history. And, you're just steps from other amazing historic sites like the City Market and the Nathaniel Russell House and museum. Whether you're relaxing in our sun-filled courtyard or exploring beautiful works of native artists, you're part of a city where history truly lives.
Built in 1853 by Colonel Charles Blum, the Inn is one of the oldest buildings on famed King Street. Designed by noted Charleston architect, Francis D. Lee in the Greek revival style, the structure is accented by Egyptian architectural detailing. In the 1800's, the first floor housed shops while the second and third floors were used as a hotel.
Following the War Between the States, King Street fell into a long decline. The war's devastating effect on the Southern economy changed the character of the Blum Building's shops. A portrait and picture frame manufacturer lasted only a year. Over the next century the uses of the building varied from Singer Sewing Machine, a Salvation Army for lodging women, even a skating rink.
In 1983, the building underwent a complete renovation. Two light wells of the original buildings were uncovered and enlarged, creating the two courtyards with surrounding rooms. Floors were refinished; windows replaced and modern baths and amenities were added for guests' enjoyment for years to come.