King's Courtyard Inn Review
The King's Courtyard Inn - is aptly named for its several courtyards containing fountains, seating and privacy for guests to enjoy breakfast, a moment in the sun or read a book or newspaper before stepping out into the bustle of the famous King Street where locals and tourists alike flock to enjoy various shopping and dining experiences.
The Pineapple Courtyard is named for its fountain ornamented with a pineapple, the shippers symbol for welcome. This intimate yard holds wrought iron tables and chairs for seating comfort and is finely decorated with arched doorways, gas lanterns and succulent greenery, creating a most pleasant area in which to take a meal or meet fellow travelers, soothed by the sound of gently trickling water. The Lion's Head Courtyard also contains a happy sounding fountain with the figure of the lion guarding the courtyard which again, is outfitted with tables, greenery and some cascading ivy. The Lion's Head Courtyard area provides access to some of the guestrooms with an exterior entrance. These rooms have the extra feature of a piazza style egress with a view of the courtyard. An additional courtyard, The Tabby Courtyard, provides a serene spot to soak up the sun while planning the day's events. The other two yards provide an enclosed space often cooled by the afternoon shade, this yard provides an open and airy space flooded with light and surrounded by greens.
These common areas add to the ambiance and charm of the inn but it is the amenities and service for which the King's Courtyard is known. Complimentary additions to your stay are continental breakfast with local newspaper to diamondt your day. Complimentary sherry and brandy are served in the afternoon and in the evening, a wine and cheese reception as you prepare your nightlife plans. The inn offers free wireless Internet throughout for those who must stay connected. Valet laundry is available from Monday through Saturday for fresh, crisp clothing as you enjoy the city. Concierge service is available 24-hours a day for your convenience and standard in every room guest will enjoy refrigerators, ironing equipment and hairdryers.
For room selection, guests may choose from the standard king rooms or the parlor suites all richly furnished with regal cherry wood furnishings with brass hardware and four-poster king beds. The parlor suites offer a fireplaced sitting room and a separate bedroom. Fully outfitted, large and luxurious bath areas are found here as well. All guest rooms impress with exceedingly high ceilings that are handsomely decorated and the oversized windows bring the eye from the ornate ceiling to the wood floors dressed in oriental style rugs. Privacy shutters adorn the windows providing filtered light in each room. Some guestrooms come with working fireplaces while others have a private courtyard for romance. Some rooms are available where smoking is allowed for those who require it and all rooms are pet friendly. The service at King's Courtyard Inn is such that turndown service is standard for all guests including the four-legged ones, providing a pillow confection for you and a pillow treat for your pet.
The 3-story inn boasts a prime location, just steps away from Kings Street shops and within easy walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens, tours, churches, galleries and the Shops of Charleston Place. Only a block away from the City Market area you may eat at novelty food shops or explore the wares and find the unusual trinket or gift in the open market. Walk to the waterfront or enjoy a delicious meal at one of Charleston's many fine dining establishments.
One cannot help but enjoy a stay at the King's Courtyard Inn. For its fine service, complimentary amenities, luxurious accommodations and prime location the King's Courtyard Inn earns a highly regarded 4-diamond rating.
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