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French Quarter Inn in Charleston, SC

French Quarter Inn in Charleston, SC

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Charleston's most awarded luxury inn sits within one of the city's oldest districts and is anchored by a Four- Diamond award winning restaurant. This acclaimed inn boasts exceptional service and fine amenities including champagne upon arrival, afternoon reception, evening nightcap, artisan continental breakfast and complimentary bicycles.

French Quarter Inn was voted #3 hotel in the South, #6 hotel in the US and #25 hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Readers in 2012 and has been featured on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List for 5 consecutive years.

 

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Rating: 4.83

Address: 166 Church St, Charleston, SC, 29401
  • Mon: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Comments (47):

1. Sean B.
My wife and I stayed here one night during our honeymoon, in the fall of 2008.  The staff was attentive and polite, the room was large and immaculate, and the view from our balcony was spectacular.  My wife especially enjoyed the pillow menu, while I liked the linens and the waffle-pattern bathrobe.  The manager gave us a bottle of champagne for our celebration, which was a nice kickoff to a night on the town.  I have no complaints about the French Quarter Inn, and look forward to staying there again.  There are about a dozen excellent dining options within walking distance.

23/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Alice S.
We stayed in Charleston, SC for a week last fall, and part of what made that week so wonderful was our stay at the French Quarter Inn. This is a lovely hotel with fantastic staff and service. We felt pampered and taken care of all week! And if you're particular about your pillows, they have a pillow menu. Yes, you can choose what kind of pillow you sleep on!  A continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. Also, there's a wine and cheese reception each afternoon.  Very decent.

The FQI is located not far from the waterfront, so it's quite easy to walk around historic Charleston and pop back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner. There's an Italian place nearby called Cintra that has super martinis, as well as an Irish pub across the street. We loved it!

10/03/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Anne C.
Awesome!  Shopping  and historical sights are within walking distance. Supreme accommodations... Super staff.

03/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Cooper G.
Do yourself a favor. Book here. It's close by great restaurants, shopping, and they even give you cookies at night. It was definitely one of the best hotel experiences of my life.

07/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Collette K.
What a pleasant surprise this Inn was beautiful.  We had a room equipped with a computer and complimentary Internet access.  Coffee and Tea was available right outside our rooms at all times.  The breakfast in the morning was terrific and had something for everyone.  The location was perfect, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to and take the trolley for those places just a little further out.

31/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Roger S.
Stayed here again for 3 nights.  Consistently five stars.  Nice wine & cheese touch in the lobby each evening.

25/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Glenn H.
Perfect location and wonderful service and accommodations.

10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Kathleen M.
My parents hosted a welcome party here that was catered by Tristan. We had one of the meeting rooms upstairs that was pretty nondescript. We were more excited about the large patio/balcony that would have been the perfect party spot.

Unfortunately the heat and humidity did not allow us to be outside, so we were all kind of crammed in to the meeting room. It wasn't anything bad or offensive, just nothing special.

The main entrance to the hotel is very attractive, with a large spiral staircase in the main foyer. I really liked the iron work on it.

+1 star for the M&Ms and Jelly Belly's they've always got upstairs.

18/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Jamie M.
The location is really the big selling point for this hotel.  If you want to spend a few days walking around downtown Charleston, just valet park your car and stay here.  You're right next to the market, close to tons of restaurants, and just a block or so from the water.  

The hotel itself is lovely, although we didn't do too much wandering around.  We had breakfast in our room every day but they put a nice spread out in the lobby as well (eat the pastries, I'm still craving the coconut one every morning!).  Our room itself was huge!  Between the bedroom and the sitting room you could have run sprints.

The pillow menu is really neat, we particularly liked what we referred to as the "NASA pillow" (I think the menu said it was designed by someone at NASA).  The thing weighed like 5 pounds and could make a deadly weapon in a pillow fight.  We kept missing the wine and cheese tasting in the evening because we were out enjoying the city, but we did get to have milk and cookies ;)  They also offered us a glass of champagne upon check in.

This place is pricey but if you can swing it and spoil yourself for a few days it's a great place to stay.

16/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Kate C.
In planning my first trip to Charleston, and my first vacation in a long time, I became, well, obsessed, with finding a great place to stay. The French Quarter Inn didn't disappoint. The location was excellent, and the service was exceptional. My favorite part though was the afternoon wine and cheese. Although not normally my style (except for the wine and cheese part), it was nice to be able to come back after a long day of exploring, and be able to settle in next to the fire with a glass of wine and some of that yummy spreadable Boursin. The pillow menu was great too!

21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. William H.
My wife and I stay here at least once a year. It is her favorite Charleston hotel. The service is gracious and friendly - a bit of the bubbly on arrival, cheese and wine in the late afternoon, etc. The rooms are quite large and attractive. Drawbacks are no pool or an excellent in-house restaurant. The latter is not a major problem though as their are many wonderful eateries in the city.

26/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Melanie D.
I am typically one for modern hotels, but this is my favorite hotel, no question. The location is in the heart of downtown Charleston, and the customer service is top notch. Every morning there is a yummy breakfast available, all day there is an assortment of hot and cold beverages (including a refreshing yummy detox water). Every evening there is a wine and cheese party. My favorite part: there was coffee and tea right outside of my room every morning. It's those little touches that make this place my favorite. Also, the rooms are spacious, soft beds, lots of pillows and towels. I can't wait to come back!

21/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Leah G.
My fiance was adamant that I give French Quarter a five-star yelp review as soon as we got home.  We loved our stay at this hotel.  Centrally located, you can walk everywhere in Charleston.  You are greeted with a glass of champagne upon check-in and have a wine and cheese reception every afternoon on the veranda.  Our room was beyond spacious.  The staff was amazing and were could not have been more pleased with our visit.

16/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Mike B.
We stayed there a while ago but it was nice, the location is great for access to Charleston. The look and feel of the hotel is elegant yet quaint (not another chain hotel).

When we where there they had a wine and cheese hour right after dinner time and they had little gatherings throughout the day.

The staircase is beautiful and the service was top notch. If you are coming into town a great place to stay.

Parking was an issue. They have a valet service which you will need to use otherwise good luck.

11/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. B. D.
Excellent as the other reviews have said.

26/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. C T.
Very nice hotel. Stayed here for work several weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Living in mtp I wasn't sure if it was really "worth it" but since it was the company's dime...who cares..the room was well appointed and pretty typical for any 5 star business hotel. But for a pure traveler, you can't beat the locale being in the heart of downtown Charleston amongst all the restaurants and such. Also, take care of the hotel staff and they'll take care of you, assuring your visit is complete. Make sure to step outside the hotel and take in Charleston's historic nightlife as well.
Absolutely great spot to vacation or stay for business.

22/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Mellissa N.
The bridesmaids selected this hotel for the bachelorette. We had a suite for 4 women and it was perfect with the balcony and sitting room.  There was plenty of space.  There was also a pillow buffet but the "gourmet" pillow selections weren't very impressive and even oddly shaped.  However, I digress.

I loved the patio that we could relax with wine and snacks later in the evening and it overlooked the market.  The Inn also served a continental breakfast and delivered it to your room for free.  Champagne and lady fingers, a cheese and wine reception, and warm cookies and milk?, each day.

The concierge and bellhops were super helpful and nice.

The Inn does not have a pool, but that's alright.

The Inn is located in a centralized location and is therefore in a good walking distance to the touristy destinations and historic downtown.

Overall, I loved it and this definitely added to a wonderful bachelorette weekend!

20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Dan G.
We stayed at the French Quarter Inn during our weekend in Charleston and it was very nice. We had a huge suite and they had a lot of thoughtful amenities that were perfect. The location could not have been better. It is right on Market street and our NOLA style balcony overlooked all the action. Our suite had a living room, big bathroom, huge bedroom, ceiling fans, fridge, plasma TVs, safe, iron and board and lots of storage space. I really liked having all that space and you can't beat the balcony, you may want to upgrade for it. The FQI had fresh coffee on every level. They also had coffee, tea, lemonade and water in the lobby at all hours. Breakfast was included with our package, which were bagels, muffins, pastries and fruit. There are a lot of beautiful outdoor spaces and patios where you can relax. Cheese and wine tastings are complimentary every evening. Milk and cookies were laid out each night. The lobby also had jelly beans and m+ms for the sugar fix.

While it was nice, there is still room for improvement. Our AC broke down one night, which left our room quite stuffy. We also had to ring the phone off the hook and basically wake someone up to check us out and get our car to make our morning flight. Not something I want to deal with on a travel day.

15/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Herb T.
Fabulous hotel in the city of Charleston. Warm and well run this clean hotel is near everything a visitor could want. The front desk staff was friendly and very welcoming. We were greeted with champagne and an upgrade which was available at the time. Morning continental breakfast is very convenient as is the wine, cheese, fruit and crackers server in the afternoon. Just a great over all experience. I travel often and this place is a hands down winner. Also super quiet to sleep and coffee bar in the hallway is nice touch

17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Alishah N.
Fantastic place to stay while you're in Charleston. My wife and I had our honeymoon in Charleston and we stayed at the French Quarter Inn. Besides being greeted with a bottle of champagne, having a breakfast of pastries brought to your room, a mid-day wine and cheese, and the evening having cookies and milk (all offered free of charge, by the way), the hotel is incredibly accommodating. It's the first place I've been that has a "Pillow Concierge" that can offer more pillows than I knew existed. The location of the hotel is also pretty key - it's within (a very short) walking distance from some of Charleston's best restaurants, tourist sites, and venues. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, the room was very nice and was spic and span every day. As far as pricing goes, it is on the higher end, but it is well worth it.

11/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Joanna F.
Best...hotel... ever.  This is right in the heart of downtown Charleston.  It's a boutique hotel, so a lot of interesting amenities are included like a pillow menu, breakfast, wine and cheese reception in the afternoon, snacks all day and milk and cookies at night.

Everything about this hotel was stellar.  We arrived at least 2 hours before check in but they had a room available immediately.  The room was clean and spacious with a computer with free internet!  Maybe I just don't stay in hotels that often, but I have never been to a hotel that has complimentary internet access in every room.

The wine and cheese hour is delightful, especially when spent outside on the beautiful patio.  There is a large array of different wines, a few different types of cheese, crackers and fruit.  Champagne and lady fingers are also available.

The milk and cookie hour wasn't spectacular, but hey, it's free milk and cookies.  Good enough for me.

Part of the reason my trip to Charleston was so wonderful was because of this hotel.  I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

17/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Aimee B.
Absolutely adore this hotel from the charming and gracious staff to the delicious food. The breakfasts, wine and cheese reception and cookies and milk are enough food for the whole day......but of course we didn't stop there, there's too much good food in Charleston. It's in a great location by the Market, King Street and Museum Mile. Would definitely come back on our next visit.   Oh.....and the glass of champagne upon check-in and the free bicycle rental.....lovely touches you don't find many places!!!!

29/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Ralph T.
We check in early so our rooms were not ready.  But Jennie was great and assured us our rooms would be ready by three and they were.  She was very personable, remembered our names and gave us a great dinner suggestion after we told here where we had made reservations for our 3 day trip.

The hotel is in the historic district about two blocks from the water but it is centrally located.

Upon check in they give you a glass of champagne.

Our room at 250.00 per night was large.  It had a private balcony, computer, refrigerator, flat screen TV, table and two chairs.

The air-conditioning worked properly along with a ceiling fan.

The bathroom was large and clean.

The room was updated, clean and had good furnishings.

The hotel itself was top notch, clean, a lot of public seating areas and the staff was friendly and attentive.

They served a cold breakfast, along with wine and cheese at night and cookies and milk in the evening.

Coffee and tea are available in the room hallways all day  along with lemonade and other juices in the lobby.

This place is well worth the money for the quality of rooms, amenities, staff and location.

Give it a try.

14/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Pat M.
Absolutely wonderful. It's the only place to stay in Charleston. Can't wait to stay at the French Quarter Inn on our next trip to Charleston.

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Jeremy R.
The room, service and amenities at French Quarter Inn were excellent. Staff were extremely friendly and not just willing to do whatever we needed, but they consistently anticipated our needs to make our stay more special in a way that was attentive, but not intrusive.  For example, champagne/wine on arrival, staff walking across the lobby to light the fireplace in front of us when my wife and I sat to sip some wine and enjoy the atmosphere.  Staff provided excellent recommendations for restaurants and bars. Bathrooms are notable: large, luxurious and immaculate. We can't wait for our next visit to Charleston and we will definitely stay at the French Quarter Inn.  Everything was beyond our expectations

24/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Megan O.
Oh man, this place is fantastic!

I came to Charleston to attend a wedding with my parents and my dad picked French Quarter Inn for our two night stay. The hotel itself is very beautiful and clean. There are only 3 or 4 floors in the entire building, so it feels a little more quaint that most hotels. It's also in a walkable area, so you don't have to worry about getting your car from the valet.

One thing I really enjoyed about French Quarter Inn was all the amenities offered to guests. When you check in they offer you a glass of champagne (I'm definitely a fan of this!). In the early evening they have wine and cheese and later in the evening they offer milk and cookies. Coffee, tea and lemonade are always available in lobby and there is coffee and tea available on each floor from 6am to 10pm (I believe).

Everyone from the front desk to the valet to the maids were very friendly. The atmosphere here is great and I would gladly stay here again!

15/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Mickey Z.
freebies all day long, staff was great. we got in room massages too! Would definitely go back, location was perfect.

06/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Sara R.
Outstanding!  Wonderful hotel in every sense.  

Location - fabulous.  right on the market, walk to everywhere
Hotel - the happy, friendly staff really made my stay wonderful.  Every member offered assistance (w/o asking), jumped right in when asked and couldn't have been any more hospitable.  From the front desk, housekeeper, bellmen, servers - everyone.  

My family stayed recently for a reunion type weekend.  We had @ 10-15 rooms.  All of my guests said the same thing.  Love, love this hotel.  The rooms & bathrooms are nice too,  Comfy beds.

Every aspect of the hotel and more importantly its staff are exceptional.  Definite stay in Charleston.

27/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Jenna F.
I can't say enough wonderful things about French Quarter Inn. The staff is friendly, the facilities are charming, the rooms are very comfortable, and the little extras they offer really make a difference. The Inn is located in the heart of Historic Charleston and is a short walk to some of the best restaurants and historic homes and museums.

My family and I stayed at the Inn for 3 nights in July 2013 which was just the right amount of time for what we wanted to see and do in the Charleston area. The room had two really comfy queen beds which was great after having stayed at earlier hotels in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina which only had double beds. The free WiFi was a nice plus as well.

Every morning, we awoke to a wonderful breakfast downstairs where we could choose to eat indoors or outdoors on the patio (we also had the option of having breakfast brought up to our room). We could choose from organic Greek yogurt with fresh fruits, an assortment of very good breads and pastries (not the dry and processed-tasting types that you get at lower-end hotels), warm quiches, lots of fruits and delicious juices (my favorite was the grapefruit juice which is saying a lot because I normally don't like grapefruit juice). When we would return to the hotel in the middle of the day, we'd re-energize with the coffee, tea, lavender lemonade, and "detox water" that's available 24/7 as well as the endless supply of M&M's and Jelly Belly's. Every night, there was warm, homemade cookies and milk to help us slumber that much better.

Although the Inn was undergoing construction (remodeling the bathrooms), we weren't bothered or inconvenienced by the work. The staff would great about leaving us letters in our room with information about the construction work that day that may impact us.

I have no reservations in recommending that you stay at French Quarter Inn.

17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Susie K.
Full disclosure:  we did not stay here.  Instead, we got caught in a storm today and the carhop downstairs was really sweet and conversational while we waited for a dry moment to duck out.  30 minutes later, when we realized there wasn't going to happen any time soon, we went inside to find a gift shop where we hoped to find an umbrella to purchase.  The hotel is BEAUTIFUL and stately, but the key here is the service.  Knowing we weren't staying at the hotel, the concierge gave us two complimentary umbrellas and offered to lend me her rain boots, simply asking that we drop them off when we were finished.  How sweet!  True Southern hospitality, and I know where we are staying next time we visit Charleston...

14/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Spyro A.
I never understood how someone could live in a hotel for any extended period of time.

After spending several days at the French Quarter Inn, not only did I completely understand the draw and desire, we were ready to move in.

Exceptional service  from manager to front desk to maids to valets with rooms that are amazing.

From the different snack services throughout the day to the coffee and tea service on every floor to the turn down service, your little belly will never be without a friend.

Seriously, we loved the FQI so much that, if wasn't available, we'd change our travel so we could stay there again.

24/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Krystal S.
We can't wait to go back and stay at the French Quarter Inn again!  This hotel is phenomenal and the staff gets 5 stars!  We were greeted by a friendly front desk staff who offered us a glass of champagne upon arrival. After our car was valet parked, our bags were brought to our room for us. We took advantage of the pillow concierge and had luxury pillows brought to the room. It is an exceptionally clean hotel as well. The bathrooms are very large and the shower is large enough for more than one. :) The breakfast is complimentary and has croissants, cheese, fruits, bagels, coffee, juices, and of course, champagne. We will most definitely go back. We booked through Hotel Tonight, so our room that originally cost $319 per night was only $199. What a great deal!!

14/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Curt H.
We absolutely could not imagine a better hotel for us!  We love high quality and hate stuffy and pretentious.  FQI is highest quality and truly exceptional, but not stuffy at all!  I can't praise the staff enough, from front door to maid service.  I now that I an gushing, but this hotel is really that exceptional!  Yes, it is expensive, but it has value to match and exceed the cost!  We look forward to our next visit.

18/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. James R.
Stayed for 3 days in April 2014. Location great. Accommodations very nice. But the sales pitch on web site makes this Inn out to be a four star hotel which it is not. Service is what segregates the good from the great. The champagne upon check in? Front desk forgot, we had to ask for it. We changed rooms after first day as scheduled (availability issue, nothing to do with Inn) and were told they would call when new room ready. Never received call. This is not the service of a four star hotel. There are several other apparently comparable hotels in same area in historic downtown area. Suggest you look at price. We paid almost $500 per night for the larger patio room. Oh, TV not high def.

03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Hayley J.
I have never been so taken care of at a hotel. The staff gave impeccable service, even sending two women in at once to clean the room and turndown the beds in record time. The amenities provided are just delightful - champagne and lady fingers upon arrival, Wine and cheese before dinner time, cookies and milk later in the evening, and coffee and tea whenever you want it. Everyone on staff was so friendly and really seemed to genuinely care about each customer. And we were given an upgrade to our room, which was so lovely with a colonial French decor. I highly highly recommend this hotel. It is worth every extra penny.

03/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Sandy R.
We stayed at the French Quarter Inn for our 30th wedding anniversary and were 100% pleased.  From the moment we arrived, we were met with wonderful hospitality.  Check in was a breeze, our room was beautifully appointed.  The balcony had a lovely view of the bridge.  We were gifted with delicious chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Proseco.  The valet was as pleasant and helpful as can be.  Delicious nightcap along with fresh-baked cookies closed a beautiful evening.  We highly recommend it and would go back next time we visit the area.  A truly terrific experience.

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Kristin D.
Stayed here for the second half of my Charleston trip and loved the service here. The staff went above and beyond with their customer service. The front desk always referenced me by my name and the wine/cheese servers remembered my wine preference and would fill up my glass without being asked. I also go upgraded to a suite room overlooking the market. The hibiscus water in the lobby was so refreshing after walking outside and the jelly beans were a cute touch. It was a wonderful experience and would recommend it to anyone looking for an intimate hotel.

07/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Scott R.
The only place to stay at in Charleston if you're looking for a luxury hotel.
The service is amazing. Champagne on arrival. Wine and cheese every night. Cookie and milk at night time. Breakfast included every morning.
The rooms are elegant and bathrooms updated.
Service from check in to checkout flawless.
I've stayed at Charleston Place which is also a nice hotel. The FQI is on another level. comparable or better than ritz and four seasons. If you go to Charleston and want a nice hotel stay here.

13/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Brad H.
There is simply no better place to stay in Charleston.  We have tried other hotels but now just automatically book a room here because we are never disappointed. From the champagne welcome at the desk, to nightly wine and cheese, immaculately appointed and clean rooms, robes, turn-down service, great breakfast, and friendly bell staff, you can't go wrong.  Can't wait till the next visit!

13/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Mustafa K.
It is always the details that make a place like French Quarter Inn excellent. I was a bit skeptical, and I didn't keep my hopes up before arrival. I've stayed at many supposedly great hotels and got dissapointed more times than I can remember. Maybe it was my low-set expectations or the great service (actually great everything!) at French Quarter Inn that made our trip to Charleston excellent. Hotel doesn't look "grand" from outside. However the interior is fresh and clean. You can see the Southern influence in the décor , but it is not overwhelming by any means. The check-in was smooth. We were upgraded to a room with a terrace overlooking the market and offered a glass of champagne (just like everyone else). Our room was quite big. Again, we were upgraded, so I think we got one of the bigger rooms in the hotel. I usually don't care much about the size or décor since I am not even there most of the day, however it was great to know that we were going to come back to a great room after walking around all day long.
Breakfast is complementary. They can even bring it to your room w/o any additional charge. We thought we would utilize the nice terrace just for that purpose. They have everything you can ask for: eggs, salmon, bagels, pastries, etc. You won't need to go outside for breakfast.
As most other reviews have already mentioned, there are drinks and snacks in the lobby area throughout the day. We didn't attend the wine and cheese reception, however we definitely utilized the homemade lemonade and iced tea.
What I really liked about FQI and the main reason I will be back is the great staff. Even if you are not feeling good for some reason, they will make you smile. You can stay at a great hotel with rude staff, and you probably won't be back. You can stay at a mediocre hotel with good staff. You may not stay there again, but you won't regret your decision. You can stay at FQI where you will get great service in an amazing setting, you will be back for sure.

11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Y J.
Just returned from a girls weekend in Charleston and I can honestly say I wasn't quite ready to leave this wonderful hotel!

The staff and accommodations were top notch!  Every staff member I encountered  greeted me with a smile and was more than happy to answer a question or make a recommendation to enhance our stay!

The breakfast buffet with unlimited mimosas was a nice touch and who could complain about the wine and cheese spread at Happy Hour each night!  

The hotel is located within walking distance to great shopping, site seeing and wonderful dining!

You will not be disappointed if you book this hotel! Would definitely book this hotel again!!!

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Joseph F.
I won't get into detail but this place is top shelf.  No reason to stay anywhere else.
Everything is the way it should be and you will have a great stay.
We look forward to our next trip.

05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Chris F.
Stayed twice here now.  Absolutely love it!  The service is top notch.  A hotel that you simply enjoy all that it has to offer.  Great quaint seating areas to enjoy all their specialty services, such as wine and cheese or evening cookies and milk.  Wonderful patios.  Turn down service with treats!  Gorgeous hotel in the heart of Charleston within walking distance to everything!  Our favorite hotel world-wide hands down!

28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Lenore L.
This is one of the best hotels anywhere.  It has a perfect location.  The rooms are lovely.  The new bathrooms are large with plenty of storage.

Michelle and Scott went out of their way to accommodate us wh en we requested a larger room facing the street.

Don't even think of staying anywhere else.

10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Rob P.
Attention to detail is a trait lost on many hotels these days, but not the French Quarter Inn. This is one of the best (if not the best) hotel says I've ever had.

Check-in went quickly and smoothly and started with a glass of champagne for my wife and I. We were upgraded to a corner room with a terrace - a pleasant surprise, though unfortunately it was too cold in January to really take advantage of it.

The wine and cheese reception takes place daily from 5:30-6:30. No, the cheeses are not exotic or all that different from what you could buy at the supermarket, but overall the service was good and the wine enjoyable.

By 8:30 they've switched to milk and cookies before bed. Grab a glass of Port and take it up to your room which has since been turned down.

Complementary breakfast in the morning can either be enjoyed in the lobby or room service can deliver it to your room. We tried room service the first morning and went down the second. Room service is certainly very convenient, but you get a better selection if you go down to the lobby (including mimosas). The food is as good as I would expect from any continental breakfast.

Other things I enjoyed about FQI... the restrooms on the main floor had actual linens rather than paper towns or air dryers. The rooms have Blu Ray players and they keep a cabinet of discs down in the lobby (no outrageous $20 pay-per-view movies here). There are bicycles available for guests who want to ride around the peninsula.

And of course... LOCATION! This is one of the most centrally located hotels in Charleston. Across the street from the City Market and walkable to just about anything you would want to do on the peninsula.

French Quarter Inn looks pricey on paper but the value is definitely there. I'm already planning a trip to return next year.

21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Kris L.
PROS:
-Amazing front desk service, both a place to check in and for great concierge service
-Who doesn't love included breakfast with cereal, fresh granola, bagels, quiche, fruit, coffee, fresh juices, mim. osas!?
-Cheese/wine reception was nice and the late night cookies are a good touch
-Fabulous location in the French Quarter, easy walking distance to amazing restaurants (my favorite of which was Husk) and less than a block away from the market

CONS:
-Unadvertised demolition in Sept / Oct 2014 (unclear end date) with expected noise as there is drilling on the ground floor and guests sleep on floors 1,2,and 3.
-Housekeeping was spotty, we once requested they come after 5 PM (per their protocol!) and they never came. No fresh towels even!
-No hot food at breakfast, no scrambled eggs or meats
-If you actually think about it, this place somehow has a great rating while hosting basically NO basic amenities. There is no pool, not even a gym.
-Incorrect times for the meals are presented to you in the room booklets. It says breakfast runs until 11:30 on the weekends but we were disappointed to find no food left when we came down at 10:35.

We had an issue with the renovation noise (drilling at 7:30 AM!) and discussed with the acting manager Scott. He offered us a worse room on a lower floor, next to the breakfast service and closer to noise on the street. I felt frustrated to be treated like this but he seemed to think that offer (which was graciously refused) fixed the problem. I considered cutting my stay short but was so busy I didn't want to deal booking another hotel. I spoke to him later and he was determined to make things right which I appreciated. This hotel certainly has a strong sense of customer service.

Overall this hotel has great front desk service, a great breakfast, and an amazing location but is not worth over $350/night given the lack of luxury amenities. Also, I would strongly recommend phoning ahead to make sure there is not drilling during your stay.

Will be trying elsewhere (maybe Wentworth mansion?) when I return to Charleston in a few months!

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
47. Lillian A.
For weeks I searched for the perfect hotel to spend a few days with my husband and 4 year old son before our new born arrived, so I was looking for comfort, location, amenities and price. I could not have chosen the best hotel ever.

On the day of our departure, our town got hit with 13 inches of snow, and I was determined to get away for the weekend. When I spoke with Ashley about my options she was helpful and courteous. At no time was she rude about their cancellation policy. Based on her excellent customer service, I was very motivated to make it to Charleston, SC.

We arrived to the French Quarter Inn much later than we had expected because of inclement weather and traffic, but Mr. Gil was absolutely wonderful with checking us in. He offered me cookies and milk (being 8 months pregnant, I could not drink) and my husband got his glass of champagne and cookies. He helped us with our luggage and ensuring that we settled right into our hotel room. He even came back up to our room to help us figure out how to manage the television remote.

Mr. Gill also told us about the breakfast option where we could order our breakfast food to our room as opposed to going downstairs for the over the top breakfast each morning. I cannot express enough how this options was a God send for me. Again, being 8 months pregnant, I cannot move as fast, and I did not feel like getting up early to get ready just to grab breakfast for my boys. This option was AWESOME to say the least, because I actually could enjoy my vacation by not having to grab breakfast, but having it delivered to our room each morning. My recommendation: Moms, take advantage of this option :)

Michelle was also very helpful in providing information about possible tours and other sightseeing options around Charleston. I would bug her day or night and she was always very pleasant, accommodating and knowledgeable about what I could find around town. My recommendation: Always call the front desk or stop by because they may have coupons that you could use for local sightseeing tours, restaurants or other venues in or around Charleston.

The cheese and wine reception: EXCELLENT!!! Anna and Linda were always very nice and helpful. There was something for everyone to eat, even my 4 year old. What was nice about this reception was the variety of food and drink, so it was not limited to only drinking adults. Kids and pregnant women were included when they came up with the menu option for the cheese and wine reception.  

I can honestly say that the beds were very comfortable. And turn down service was very nice and they always came with a special treat: Home-made chocolate and water.  The bathroom was roomy, the showers were awesome, and the amenities included with the bathroom were excellent.

The hotel in general was clean. The staff was courteous and helpful. All the staff would made sure to acknowledge you and greet you, even my 4 year old, which was nice to see because old southern charm is still alive in the south. Overall, I would give the French Quarter Inn FIVE stars for their excellent service and wonderful amenities. I was so impressed with this establishment, I plan to return once the baby is a few months old, but my goal is to stay at their sister hotel in the fall: The Harbor View Inn.

Thank you for reading my review and recommendations.

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0