French Quarter Inn

166 Church St Corner of Church St. and Linguard St. | Charleston, SC 29401-3125  [SEE MAP]Charleston, SC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests appreciated the friendly service, charming decor and central location
No gym, pool or spa on-site

Surrounded by some of Charleston's favorite attractions – including the Old City Market and the Nathaniel Russell House – this boutique hotel is a convenient and luxurious home base for leisure travelers. It features carved beds in spacious rooms equipped with 40-inch flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray DVD players, free wireless internet and a private veranda (in some rooms). Additionally, the French Quarter Inn offers complimentary breakfast and a variety of free snacks (like a bedtime plate of cookies and milk) throughout the day. Past guests have nothing but praise for this property for its prime location and the kind and welcoming hotel staff.

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Location
Charleston, SC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 50 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Travel + Leisure

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This place has a terrific location: It's right beside the City Market, just down Church Street from plays and music at Dock Street Theatre, and in view of the Tuscan porticoes and iconic steeple of St. Phillip's Church.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

Condé Nast Traveler

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It’s a fairly small hotel, which makes for a more personalized experience—upon arrival, guests are greeted with Champagne and in the evening, turndown service comes with complimentary port wine and cookies.

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Among the best rooms are No. 220, a suite with an office niche overlooking the courtyard, and No. 104, with a spacious L-shape design.

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Guests arrive to an atrium with an elaborate wrought-iron staircase that rises in a spiral from the ground level and is topped with a large skylight. Champagne awaits guests upon check-in, and the rooms are decorated in vibrant shades of red, gold, and black, with toile bedspreads and damask upholstered furniture.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3317 have reviewed the French Quarter Inn, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3317 reviews 5.0 (based on 3317 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Traditional furnishings are paired with modern amenities at this hotel. Each room features a 40-inch flat-screen TV with a Blu-ray player and a minifridge.
  • Triple-sheeted European bedding and a pillow menu
  • Free Wi-Fi access in all guest rooms
  • Nightly turndown service with a Charleston treat
  • Guests can arrange for a rose petal turndown service for an extra fee
  • Complimentary Champagne upon arrival

Standard room size340 to 390 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Charleston’s attractions are an easy stroll from this boutique property. The hotel overlooks the historic Charleston City Market, and is located a half-mile from the Antiques District, Heyward-Washington House or Old Slave Mart Museum.
  • A mile south to The Battery; about a mile north to the South Carolina Aquarium and Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
  • Located about 12 miles southeast of Charleston International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($32)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the first floor serves lunch and dinner daily. The menu features several traditional low country items to complement the chain’s usual surf-and-turf fare. The inn itself treats guests to a series of culinary delights throughout the day, such as an evening wine and cheese reception, port wine night cap service and freshly baked cookies and milk each evening.
  • Guests enjoy a gourmet continental breakfast in the lobby, terrace or delivered to guest rooms
  • Welcome Champagne upon arrival

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

The concierge can arrange an in-room 60- or 90-minute massage for guests.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    Pack 'n Plays and high chairs are available upon request, and the concierge can assist with babysitting referrals.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      While there's no on-site fitness center, the hotel has bicycles that guests may use for free. The concierge can also arrange for private, in-room yoga classes.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles (free)
        • Tennis
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats
        • Motor boats

        Business

        The hotel’s two meeting rooms can host groups of five to 75 people. Currently, groups need to arrange for outside catering. A computer and printer are available in the lobby for guest use.

          Number of meeting rooms2

          • Business center
          • Meeting rooms
          • Meeting and event planners available

          Wedding

          From pre-wedding cocktail parties to rooms for the guests, the Inn's gathering spaces can accommodate Charleston weddings and related events. The Linguard Room can host receptions for up to 75 guests and banquets for up to 56 guests.

            Maximum wedding guest capacity75

            • Hotel hosts weddings
            • Outdoor space for weddings
            • Wedding planners available

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