French Quarter Inn
What We Love
- There’s a glass of champagne at check-in and a nightly evening wine and cheese reception
- The pillow menu has seven choices, including down and Swedish massage
- Central downtown location near theaters, historic sights and the best shopping
- Top-notch, attentive service befitting a 19th-century aristocrat
What To Know
- Geared toward business travelers and couples, not families
- There is no fitness center or spa, but there are options nearby
- Valet parking costs $25 per day
- Parking On Site
The four-story French Quarter Inn blends seamlessly into the heart of Charleston’s tree-lined historic district. Inside, a glass of champagne awaits guests at check-in; a wide staircase, embellished with a wrought iron banister, spirals up toward an ornate skylight; and an eclectic array of sophisticated French furnishings evokes the elegance of the city’s past. The 50 guestrooms have plush European bedding, Provençal-style tufted benches and spacious balconies with city views. The apartment-like suites enable guests to stretch out, soak in a Jacuzzi tub or cozy up to a crackling fireplace. The bathrooms are equally spacious and elegant, with walk-in showers and plenty of luxury bath products. Best of all is the hotel’s pillow menu, which offers seven choices, so even the most finicky sleeper should get a good night’s rest.
In the Area
Visitors can walk the cobblestone streets from the Battery to the French Quarter, immersing themselves in the city’s Old World charms. Hail one of Old South Carriage Tours elaborate chariots, which allow you to do some virtual time traveling, clopping down narrow cobblestone streets lined with colonial and antebellum buildings. You’ll cover 30 blocks of the historic district in an hour. Or visit the plantations of yore, including Boone Hall Plantation, with its avenue of moss-draped oaks, or Middleton Place, which has America’s oldest landscaped gardens. And with some of the country’s most beautiful golf courses (designed by a who’s who of the fairways: Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones), Charleston can’t be beat if you’re looking for outdoor beauty while challenging your game. Don’t miss the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, a barrier island dominated by five stunning designer courses.
How to Get There
The French Quarter Inn offers much to recommend it. The property is in an excellent location in downtown Charleston, near the city market and, as one can tell from its name, the French Quarter. Many excellent restaurants are located nearby. Our stay included daily continental breakfast, which room service will bring to one's room each morning, at no additional charge. Our room was immaculately clean, spacious, and quiet at night (there is construction going on right across the street, but our sleep was not disturbed by any construction noise). We were in Charleston to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and mentioned that fact at check-in. On our anniversary, we received a complimentary bottle of champagne from the hotel, which was really nice. Every staff person we came in contact with during our stay was friendly and courteous. We will definitely stay there again.
Celebrated our 25th Anniversary in Charleston and the French Quarter Inn. Perfect location, wonderful breakfast delivered to our room, pillow selection, happy hour and late night snacks. We also borrowed the bicycles for a nice ride around town. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Construction outside the only negative, but of course not the hotel's fault. Wonderful 5 star stay!!
Efficient and friendly check-in was accompanied by glasses of bubbly - what a great start!.
The hotel's location made for easy walking to restaurants, markets, Rainbow Row as well as the Charleston Battery and promenade.
Sole niggles were the single basin and absence of a soaking tub in the otherwise lovely bathroom - not a crushing disappointment but fell a bit short of expectations at this price point and star rating.
Valet parking was $32/day.
Each and every member of the hotel staff were gracious and friendly - couldn't have been nicer!
Happy to recommend this accommodation - looking forward to a return.