What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes free continental breakfast
- Watching the sunset from the rooftop terrace, which offers dazzling views of the harbor and Fort Sumter
- Charleston’s restaurant row, East Bay Street, is just a block away
- It’s quiet here — far enough from the bustle of downtown to provide a little serenity, but a short walk from the sights
- Light-filled rooms are warmly furnished, with 14-foot ceilings in the Historic Wing Rooms
What To Know
- There’s no on-site restaurant, but there are dozens of options within a short walk
- Lots of free perks: WiFi, afternoon wine and cheese reception, 24-hour coffee service
- There’s no gym, but Bluefish Fitness Club is a short walk from the inn
- The vibe here is aimed at adults
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The four-story, 52-room Harbourview Inn sits along quaint Vendue Range Street, a stone’s throw from Waterfront Park and its long pier, which juts into Charleston Harbor. The property is housed in an airy red brick building from the 1830s that used to be a cotton warehouse, as well as an adjoining contemporary building, and is all about classic Charleston style, with arched windows, elegant architectural details and a gracious staff. The 52 guestrooms are spacious, with 14-foot ceilings and tall windows; each is furnished with one or two four-poster beds with soft triple sheeting and a sturdy, custom-made armoire. The fabrics and general vibe reflect the colonial West Indies spirit that infuses so much of Charleston. Although the Harbourview lacks a gym, spa or restaurant, it’s right in Charleston’s historic district, within walking distance of anything you might want. Or just ask the attentive staff, and they’ll find a way to get you what you need, from a made-to-order breakfast to fresh-baked cookies and milk — all delivered in easygoing but proper Southern style.
In the Area
Book a boat tour of historic Fort Sumter National Monument; boats depart nearby and afford a fascinating glimpse into Charleston’s Civil War history. For some grub, head to Blossom, just around the corner from the Harbourview, for sophisticated interpretations of downhome Southern fare, from pulled pork hash with fried eggs to buttermilk fried chicken and biscuits. Afterward, stroll the one-mile path south along the Battery, past many of Charleston’s grandest old homes, to reach White Point Gardens, or visit historic plantation museums Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation. If you’re looking to play the links, it’s a 30-mile drive to one of the Eastern Seaboard’s most esteemed golf resorts, Kiawah Island, which has five championship courses open to the public.
How to Get There
Amazing hotel that clearly cares about their guests during their stay . The hotels attention to detail was over the top! Loved the location , wine/cheese that was offered in the afternoon , cookies and milk plus evening turn down service was GREAT! Bicycles were provided by the hotel which allowed us to see more of Charleston . Will most definitely return to HarbourView
This hotel checks all the boxes! Location and views are amazing especially from the roof top patio. The rooms are beautiful, we stayed in the original wing and the brick wall and floor to ceiling windows brought the charm of Charleston inside our room. The room was spacious and quiet. Free delicious breakfast brought right to your room ( not the normal continental breakfast other hotels serve) you choose your breakfast items and delivery time the night before, the quiche was delicious. The special touches like "wine & cheese" reception in evening, warm cookies later in the evening and hot coffee available throughout day and several others, too many to list, were a welcome surprise. Lastly, all the staff we encountered could not have been more helpful. Harborview Inn exceeded my expectations and we will definitely be back.
What a great hotel! So many wonderful amenities. Great view, centrally located and the staff was the best! The breakfast, happy hour and cookies in the evening were such a nice touch. The bed was also very comfortable.