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“The best stay in town”
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Harbourview Inn
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2012

I am actually originally a Charleston native and planned this trip for my husband to get to experience the town in which I grew up. Think I actually had even more fun than him. Can't imagine a better stay than we had. Every staff member was pleasant, helpful, and professional. We did the Cooper River Bridge Run and they prepared snacks for us in the morning and did everything possible to ensure that we had a good weekend. This hotel provided the best mix between quiet and romantic and within walking distance to all the action. I would recommend this as a "must stay" for all my friends who inquire about Charleston.

Room Tip: If at all possible go for the harbourview with balcony, it's spectacular
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2012

We are always proud when we please our fellow Charlestonians. Thank you for choosing the HarbourView Inn and for sharing this wonderful city with your husband. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we hope you will return again soon.

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Highlight of recent three night stay at The Harborview was the interested and genuinely concerned staff. When we first arrived and were taken to our room on the second floor in the back of the hotel we were surprised by the view of an electric power station -- it is right behind the hotel. Our bellhop was surprised we hadn't been told this would be our view and asked the woman at the front desk to see if other rooms were available. Fortunately we were moved to a room in the front of the hotel. Rooms are fine, breakfast, fine. Staff and location excellent.

Room Tip: Make sure you are not in a room facing the electric power station.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2012

All of the HarbourView Inn staff are grateful for your review and kind words of the HarbourView Inn. The staff strives to deliver the best service possible on every occasion. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we were able to accommodate you for your three night stay in Charleston. We hope you will stay with us again next time you visit the Charleston area.

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

DH and I recently spent three nights at the Harbourview - we enjoyed our stay.
Some observations:
1. Location in the city- this is what we best like about the Harbourview as we were within walking distance of many fabulous restaurants, shops, the market, etc.
2. Staff - everyone was very polite and friendly; we especially like the valet guys and the lovely girl who brought us our breakfast each morning.
3. Room - our room was on the 4th floor (no water view); very quiet and close to the roof top area - we enjoyed the sunset one evening there; nice size bedroom and bath; very clean; housekeeping did a nice job daily; declined turn down service the first day (didn't receive it the other days but really didn' count on it); like other reviewers, we loved the bed; table in room was a bit small especially when we ate our breakfast in the room (as many others do), desk chair was especially uncomfortable - was just a regular chair with padded seat (with little to no padding) and not a "desk" chair that so many other hotels have (adjustable seats/wheels).
4. Food - no restaurant on site (not a problem for us); enjoyed the wine and cheese one night - we weren't in the hotel the other two nights; got cookies one night; daily breakfast was very nice (had it brought to our room) - coffee was hot and delicious, fresh fruit (melon, orange, and blueberries) was plentiful though would have like some variation (i.e. a few slices of strawberry or a few rasberries or grapes) - the same for three days got to be boring; the pastries very tasty.
Overall - this was an expensive hotel; we felt we got "our monies worth" and we'd probably stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2012

We are thankful you chose to stay with us at the HarbourView Inn for three nights. We appreciate all your comments regarding your experience and will be looking forward to you next stay.

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

we loved being near the water and waterfront park, the included breakfast on the rooftop terrace was fabulous, wine and cheese and bedtime cookies and milk was an added treat after walking and touring throughout the day, friendly service was appreciated, clean room and big bathroom was nice
we recommend Charleston as a vacation destination with Harbourview as your hotel! Take a carriage ride and purchase touring Passport at Visitor Center for house tours, museum and plantation!

Room Tip: ask for view of water!
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2012

We appreciate you choosing the HarbourView Inn and your recommendation. Thank your review and comments regarding the rooms and your stay. We hope you will be back soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed here our last night in Charleston. The location is great for walking along the water. This made it easy to hang out and swing in the swings that overlooked the bay. We also relaxed watching dolphins and Cruise Ship passengers unload. The hotel was very clean. The afternoon reception wasn't anything special, but it was a much needed snack! We enjoyed breakfast, as we were given a card to fill out with what type of breakfast we wanted, and where we wanted to eat it... the room, lobby or rooftop. We chose the roof, and we're given a 5 min warning call as to when our food would be ready. That was a nice touch. The valet attendants were very helpful and they made getting in and out easy. Also, the hotel is very close to a lot of the best restaurants in Charleston. Thanks HarbourView for a great stay!

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AGM-HarbourViewInn, Guest Relations Manager at Harbourview Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2012

It excites us that you chose to spend the final night of your Charleston getaway with us at the HarbourView Inn. While viewing the Charleston Harbor you can witness many amazing sites from dolphins feeding to ships passing by. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return and stay with us again.

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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: $348 - $764 (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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