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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 March 2012

The Harbourview Inn was everything we expected it to be. The room are large and comfortable. The service is fantastic fromthe moment you check in. The special amenities like breakfast,and wine and cheese.supurb. Especially of note are the beds. We are buying a similar matress! The Inn was also within easy walking or trolley distance from everything.

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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2012

Thank you so much for your review and for choosing the HarbourView Inn during your visit to Charleston. Your comments regarding the fantastic service and the amenities are greatly appreciated. The TempurPedic beds are always a favorite among our guests. We hope you will return to Charleston soon and stay with us again.

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We could hardly have enjoyed our stay more. The hotel was small enough to feel homey but still comfortably roomy. There is a lovely harbor and waterfront park view from the relaxing lobby and a view of that plus over the city from the rooftop deck. A bit pricey but the amenities were more than what I expected, the location was fantastic and the staff couldn't have been better - room service, valet, front desk, all excellent. We had two small issues but the staff was prompt and efficient in dealing with them and seemed genuinely sorry that we'd had any issues at all.

Food - No restaurant on site but plenty within walking distance. Coffee/tea service set up in the lounge at all times, wine and cheese every afternoon and cookies and milk every evening - all complementary. Breakfast was more plentiful than I expected and there are muffins, pastries, etc. set up in the lounge as well.

Location - We easily walked to the market, restaurants, historic sites, waterfront, etc. We contemplated staying outside of downtown to cut expenses but it was well worth the extra money to stay in the city.

Room - We had a "standard" room which meant no view (unless you count the transformer right behind the hotel) but we were mostly out and about anyway. There were three of us so I worried about being on top of each other but the room was larger than I thought so very comfortable, the bathroom had enough vanity space for three women and my friend wanted to smuggle the bed home in her suitcase because it was so comfortable.

On the way home we were discussing what our favorite part of the trip had been and as much as I enjoyed my entire vacation, I said staying at the Harbourview Inn had been the highlight for me. :) Will definitely recommend to anyone I know going to Charleston.

Thanks for the great time!

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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2012

We are delighted to have had you stay with us during your recent visit to Charleston. The staff is very proud to have exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your review and recommendation of the HarbourView Inn. We look forward to welcoming you next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed at the Harbourview Inn this week and enjoyed the great location, friendly staff, and large comfortable room. A short walk to any attraction in the historic section of Charleston and just off the harbor and water front park. The view of the water and city from the fourth floor terrace was amazing at sunset. They will bring a nice continental breakfast to your room and have fresh baked cookies at 9-10 pm each night. Somewhat expensive, but a good value for the amenities and location. Would stay here again and can't wait to come back and see more of Charleston.

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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2012

Thank you for your review of the HarbourView Inn. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will return again soon.

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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Three of us travel once a year and this trip was a winner. Thanks to a deal through SniqueAway, we chose a hotel we might have otherwise overlooked. What a loss that would have been! From the moment of our arrival the hotel staff was extremely friendly and thoughtful. The added "bennies" of a continental breakfast, wine & cheese before dinner, and cookies & milk @ the end of the day added to what was already an enjoyable stay. A couple of suggestions, though, are to add exhaust fans to the bathrooms (why is it so many hotels omit this provision?) ... And a power strip so that charging iPads, phones, using hair dryers and curling irons would not be such a challenge! As you can see, though, we had to dig deep for suggested improvements.

The location is convenient to everything in the historic district so we walked -- although also had a car and could explore the nearby islands.

Treat yourself! And thanks from these grateful guests to everyone at Harbourview Inn!

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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2012

We are extremely grateful for your great review of your experience at the HarbourView Inn. It is very exciting that you found us for your annual trip. We appreciate your suggestions and your recommendation. We are proud to have hosted you and we hope you will choose to return and stay with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Very pleased with our stay. Excellent staff, very friendly. A little pricey..five star prices for a 4 star room but the breakfast was nice and delivered on time (included in the price).

Parking is a little troublesome but the location is good.

We would stay there again.

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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2012

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at the HarbourView Inn. Thank you for your review and great comments regarding the friendly staff. We will be awaiting your next visit.

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Additional Information about Harbourview Inn

Address: 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2152
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#6 Family Hotel in Charleston
#7 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#18 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $344 - $811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourview Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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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