Downtown Charleston Hotels near the Calhoun Mansion
The Best Western King Charles Inn in historical downtown Charleston is the perfect spot for a vacation. Their luxury Charleston hotel is located by all the great downtown Charleston attractions, dinning and shopping. Spend time relaxing in your beautiful Charleston hotel accommodations complete with flat screen TVs, private closets, eighteenth century period reproduction furniture and many rooms have pillow-top mattresses and private balconies. The King Charles Inn has amazing amenities and services as well like complimentary coffee and tea, a beautiful outdoor pool and sundeck, and off-street parking. Park your car at the King Charles Inn’s parking deck and then take a walking tour or a carriage ride tour of Charleston. You don’t have to pay for parking in Charleston with the King Charles Inn.
When you stay at the King Charles Inn make sure to check out the Calhoun Mansion located less than a mile down the road. The Calhoun Mansion was called the “handsomest and most complete private residence in the south” by the Charleston News and Courier when it was completed in 1876 and is considered one of the most beautiful post-Civil War mansions. The 24,000 square foot mansion has 14 foot ceilings, elaborate chandeliers, and 35 rooms with 23 period fireplaces. The sprawling grounds of Calhoun Mansion have Japanese water gardens, koi ponds, and beautiful topiary. The staff of Calhoun Mansion gives tours starting at 11 a.m. and continuing every half hour until five. The tour costs fifteen dollars and can be purchased in the museum shop. If you love beautiful 19th century architecture and splendor, then make sure to check out Calhoun Mansion.
Calhoun Mansion is only one of the great attractions to visit when you come to historical downtown Charleston. Make sure to check out all the great architecture when you stay at the King Charles Inn’s beautiful Best Western Charleston SC.