About The Inn


Located in the heart of Charleston’s famed historic district along the “Museum Mile,” King Charles Inn is walking distance to many of the best sites, shopping and restaurants the Holy City has to offer. From the Battery and City Market to King Street shops, carriage rides and of course, award-winning cuisine. When you stay at King Charles Inn, everything you love about Charleston is just a short stroll away.

King Charles Inn a Charleston Historic District Hotel

Charleston is steeped in history. What will you discover?

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A Storied Location among Charleston Historic District Hotels

The location of our historic Charleston hotel at the corner of Meeting and Hasell Streets has a deep-rooted history in Charleston hospitality.

The Pavilion Hotel, which was first built on the site in the early 1800s, hosted Edgar Allen Poe while he served as a soldier at nearby Fort Moultrie. It’s believed that Poe spent weekends at the Charleston hotel and during that time wrote “The Gold Bug.”

In 1895, The Pavilion became the St. Charles and shortly thereafter renamed the Argyle Hotel. Electricity and steam heat were brought to the historic Charleston hotel for the first time at the turn of the 20th Century. In 1957, the Argyle was torn down with The King Charles Inn taking her place in 1958.

“The location of the hotel is great for walking around downtown Charleston. It’s near great restaurants and museums. The staff is incredibly friendly. Every staff member greets you with a smile and a hello when passing. Free parking is a great perk too.” – Frank (Covington, KY)