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
We’ve stayed at the Belmont Charleston Place on a devious visits, and although I believe the overall location to be better, the French Quarter Inn by far exceeded in terms of hospitality, graciousness, comfort and value. We often spend a lot on nice hotel rooms, however in return I always feel taken advantage of when charged for every additional item, a big one for me being water!
This was the first time in memory where our final bill was the same as the quoted price. I love that they take care of you as if every guest is a welcomed guest in their home. Being able to enjoy the complimentary breakfast in your room, and I LOVED the fact they had coffee service available on every floor so if didn’t have to leave and go downstairs to get an initial great cup of coffee. It truly is the small things that make a big impression. Will stay again in future visits!
(Shout out to the blonde front desk lady who checked us in and made the most amazing lunch and dinner reservations on our behalf!)
The place is world class. The staff to just little touches all around. I honestly can't imagine a better place to stay at if visiting in Charleston. Such class and charm.
It was hands-down the best hotel we've ever had the pleasure of being in.
We're going to miss the evening wine and charcuterie(and the pickled okra)!
I have stayed at many five star hotels but I was really surprised by this amazing hotel. Every single person on this staff is fabulous and helpful. Breakfast is wonderful as is the daily wine and cheese reception, not to mention the cookies and milk at night. If you are looking for some place special to stay in Charleston, this is the place!