I have been a frequent visitor to Charleston with my wife over the past 10 years. We have stayed at many hotels over the years. The Harbourview is a little different than many. It is larger than most, it is located in a busy tourist area and it has direct harbor views. This is good and bad depending on what you are looking for in a vacation.
The positives are:
- very near Waterfront Park and the pineapple fountain
- very close to some of the best restaurants in town
- great views (if you get a suite on the 4th floor)
- friendly service
- the size and traffic in the hotel and surrounding area reduce the romance of the hotel
- the rooms in the historic wing are nice, but face a popular street
- the rooms (other than the suites or historic rooms) feel a bit cramped
Overall a nice place to stay if you are looking for a good location to walk to downtown sites. The staff is helpful (they moved my room due to a noise air duct) and friendly.
- Also Known As:
- Harbourview Hotel Charleston
- Harbour View Inn Charleston
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy unparalleled service and signature amenities from this AAA Four-Diamond and Condé Nast "Gold List Award" luxury hotel. Panoramic views, vast atriums and beautifully appointed guest rooms - some with private balconies, working fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs - await your arrival. From the moment you enter one of the most historic hotels in Charleston, SC, you will find modern features and services, old world charm and unpretentious Southern hospitality. The waterfront and atrium lobbies are reminiscent of Charleston's early years as a colonial nautical trading hub. They offer the perfect setting for idle reflection, a glass of wine or just the refined sport of people watching. ... more less
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