The Heart of Hospitality
In Downtown Charleston

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A Restored Landmark On Charleston's King Street

One of the city’s most beloved and captivating historic hotels, Kings Courtyard Inn charms Charleston visitors with its trio of intimate interior courtyards and beautifully furnished guest rooms and suites, all layered with warm Southern hospitality.

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Greek RevivalStyle on King Street

Occupying one of the oldest buildings in Charleston, the inn is awash in decorative details, including original gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, and hand-carved plaster moldings.

Our Story

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    Evening Wine & Cheese Reception
    24-hour Concierge

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Top reasons to choose


An unmatched location on King Street.

The Kings Courtyard Inn occupies one of the oldest buildings on King Street, an iconic thoroughfare that's home to some of Charleston's most stylish shops, boutiques, and restaurants.  

Three picture-perfect courtyards.

Our charming and intimate interior courtyards prove there’s nothing new about “green walls” and “modern gardens.” In fact, we’ve been nurturing these ivy-covered beauties for decades.

Original architectural features.

Original architectural details, including beautifully restored hardwood floors and gas fireplaces in select rooms, add a sense of history to your stay at Kings Courtyard Inn.

Gracious nods to time-honored traditions.

Channel your inner Charlestonian with us. At Kings Courtyard Inn, we embrace Charleston’s cherished traditions, including sherry in the lobby every evening.

  • Great Romantic Getaway!

    We love Charleston, especially when we can combine romantic accommodations in the heart of the historic and walkable city center. Location is as good as it gets in Charleston. We love to take self-guided walking tours, and being located in the heart of King, Meeting, and Market streets is unbeatable.
    - AVLScottPatsy
  • Girl's weekend

    Quaint hotel in the heart of Charleston. Lovely Concierge-- Great wait staff. Perfect for our annual weekend get together. Wonderful breakfast--we lingered in the courtyard over coffee. Wine and cheese in the evening after a full day of touring. Just the perfect touch.
    - Karen D
  • Southern hospitality

    Charming historic hotel in Charleston. Had a great experience while in the city. Perfect location and the happy hour server Joseph was super humble. He was pure southern class. Kudos to him as my evenings got started just right.
    - pdlevine

Our AwardsAnd Accolades

  • kings courtyard inn awards trip advisor logo

    Top 10% of Hotels Worldwide


  • Kings Coutyard Trip Certificate

    2017 Certificate of Excellence


DesignYour stay

9:00 AM

Complimentary Breakfast in Bed

Does Kings Courtyard Inn offer breakfast? As a guest of Kings Courtyard Inn, you’ll enjoy complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room or the courtyard.

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Shop ‘til you drop on King Street

Is there shopping nearby? Kings Courtyard Inn is located steps away from some of Charleston’s best shopping. As a guest of our hotel, you’ll enjoy exclusive discounts at select boutiques and restaurants.

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Picnic on the peninsula at Waterfront Park

What attractions are within walking distance? The outdoor attractions within walking are endless. We’ve created an easy local guide for you to help navigate your Charleston escape. Take a peek at our walking guide by clicking below

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Evening Wine & Cheese Reception in the Courtyard

Does Kings Courtyard Inn offer a wine and cheese hour? Yes! Treat yourself to an hour of complimentary evening wine and cheese in one of our three outdoor courtyards before dinner.

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Dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant

How do I make a reservation? Dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant is a must when visiting the Holy City. Chef Marc Collin’s menu will take you on a journey through the foodways of South Carolina for an evening you’ll cherish for years to come.

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A LandmarkLocation On
King Street

Named for King Charles II, our bustling and architecturally stunning thoroughfare is home to many of Charleston’s most acclaimed restaurants, boutiques, and galleries.