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Next to City Market

This 50-room hotel with a circular, skylighted atrium abuts the City Market, Charleston's principal attraction, with blocks of shops and restaurants just outside.

Tranquil terrace

A spacious lobby and a second-floor, walled, garden-and-fountain terrace supply tranquil areas for quiet reflection in time spent walking to French Quarter attractions.

Plush bedding

Featuring 18th-century French accents, French Quarter Inn rooms also offer contemporary niceties such as plush-top mattresses, a pillow menu, and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests enter the French Quarter Inn in a rotunda floored with green-and-cream marble, ascend to the second-floor lobby via a brass-door elevator, or climb a spiral staircase with charcoal-granite steps and mahogany-and-wrought-iron railings decorated with forged leaves. Above, a circular, four-story, skylighted atrium has mahogany paneling and black wrought-iron railings on each floor.

The spacious lobby offers widely separated conversation areas with overstuffed seating, a gas fireplace, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Decorated in 18th-century French style, the lobby includes floral carpeting, a molded ceiling, plants, fresh flowers, and a complimentary, 24-hour self-service area with coffee, lemonade, iced teas, and candies. Guests arriving between 3 PM and 11 PM receive champagne and ladyfingers. Also available 24-hours a day is a complimentary computer kiosk with high-speed Internet access where guests can check their e-mail accounts and print airline boarding passes. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel.

Off the lobby, a spacious walled terrace has wrought-iron umbrella tables where complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast can be enjoyed, a wall fountain, hanging plants, trellises with climbing flowers, gas lanterns for after dark, and a covered area furnished with ceiling fans. On the hotel's opposite side, three floors have south-facing balconies.

For surcharges, the reception desk orders faxed editions of domestic and international newspapers. The hotel's gift shop includes a CD lending library for guestrooms' CD player/radios.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 50 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • One meeting room 
  • Restaurant 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free reception 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

All guests have the option of a complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast served each morning in guests' rooms, in the lobby, and on a second-floor fountain/garden terrace. In the lobby, wine and cheese are served evenings, cookies and milk served nights, and coffee, lemonade, fruit-flavored iced teas, and candies are available 24 hours a day--all complimentary.

Tristan Restaurant - Open for lunch and dinner. Innovative gourmet recipes. Prime beef, fresh seafood. Sunday brunch and luncheon prix fixe menu. Signature chocolate barbecue sauce. Room service for hotel guests.

Nearby Things to Do

The nearest golf course is at Patriots Point, 7.5 miles away in the town of Mt. Pleasant.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Destination fee: USD 1 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • French Quarter Charleston
  • French Quarter Inn
  • French Quarter Hotel Charleston
  • French Quarter Inn Charleston Sc
  • French Quarter Inn Charleston

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • French Quarter Inn is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

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Outstanding experience all around -awesome hotel!

5 out of 5
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Posted Feb 16, 2017
Beautiful hotel with many wonderful amenities. Perfect location. Will only stay here when visiting Charleston in the future.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn while visiting our beautiful and historic city! I'm delighted you were pleased with our many amenities, well appointed and luxurious rooms as well as our location! We are indeed within walking distance to many fine restaurants, shopping and historic sites. I hope you will visit us again and soon! Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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Very nice!

5 out of 5
by from Dayton, Ohio
Posted Feb 13, 2017
The hotel staff went above and beyond to assist us with parking when we needed help with car problems. They also helped with dinner reservations and touring.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn during your recent visit to our beautiful and historic city! I'm sorry you had car problems and hope those issues have been resolved. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. Our team genuinely cares about our guests' experiences. Hopefully you will consider us as your home away from home when you visit Charleston again. Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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5 out of 5
by from Detroit, MI
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Fantastic hotel and would absolutely stay here again. Rooms were great. Hotel staff was amazing. Definitely consider the French Quarter if you're looking for a place to stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn during your recent visit to our beautiful and historic city! I"m delighted you enjoyed your accommodations and our friendly staff. We hope to see you again! Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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Nice hotel with a 1 minute walk to the Market

5 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Enjoyed the hotel a lot. Nice staff, nice amenities and very close to everything that we went to Charleston for
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn during your recent visit to our beautiful and historic city! I'm please to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff and our many amenities. I hope you'll have a chance to visit with us again and soon! Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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Birthday weekend

5 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: The room was very spacious and the location is perfect. Glori at the front desk is amazing.
Location: We were half block from the City Market and in the heart of Historic Charleston. Too many things to do to mention!
From the champagne at check in to the gourmet continental breakfast, everything about our stay was wonderful! We had a lovely room with a balcony, comfortable seating area and plenty of space. The staff was amazing meeting our every want! I was pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of prosecco in our room from the hotel to celebrate my birthday. Everything was wonderful. I can't think of anything I would change.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for your choosing The French Quarter Inn to celebrate your birthday! I'm delighted you enjoyed your accommodations and the many amenities we have to offer. I hope you will visit us again. Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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Fantastic Girls Weekend!

5 out of 5
by from St Johns, FL
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Honestly, it's hard to come up with anything but if i *had* to pick one thing, it would be the towels. Larger, plusher towels would be appreciated.
Location: Right across from the Slaves Market & the carriage tours. Walking distance to the battery, rainbow row, shopping on King Street, restaurants, etc.
The French Quarter Inn was our home base for a girls weekend in Charleston. We had a Junior Suite (room 104) with two queen beds and a pull out couch. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff always went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed and enjoyed our stay, despite the rainy weather. We took full advantage of the breakfast, wine & cheese hour and evening cookies every day. I loved that they featured locally sourced cheese, meat and honey and even chocolates at the turn down service. I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for girls weekends or quiet getaways for couples.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn while visiting our beautiful and historic city! I'm delighted you and your friends enjoyed your stay as well as our luxurious and well appointed rooms, our daily receptions and our location. Our Inn is well within walking distance of fine restaurants, shopping and the historic sites. Thank you again for your complimentary words and I hope you will consider making this an annual celebration with friends! Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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Great hotel and staff

5 out of 5
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Posted Jan 23, 2017
I would use this hotel everytime I come to Charleston. Staff friendly helpful. Hotel was awsome. Truly beautiful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn while visiting our beautiful and historic city! I'm glad you enjoyed your accommodations as well as our friendly and personalized service. Please visit us again and soon! Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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5 out of 5
by
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Excellent hotel! Well worth the money. Breakfast, wine/cheese and cookies were extra special and nice. Location was excellent! Would definitely recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 17, 2017 by Brent
Thank you for choosing The French Quarter Inn while visiting our beautiful and historic city! I'm delighted to learn you enjoyed our daily receptions and our location. We are within walking distance of many fine restaurants, shopping and historic sites. I hope you will visit us again! Warm regards - Brent Gresham General Manager
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3 out of 5
by
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Not worth the price. No bar, no restaurant The hotel is in need of a facelift
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Great getaway for xmas

5 out of 5
by from naples florida
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Love this Hotel, location is perfect. We can't say enough about the staff. Everyone seems so happy to be working. The Happy hour at 5:30 is So relaxing, If I could make one comment..they need to find a way to keep the coffee hotter. If your going to Charleston do stay here, you will love The French Quarter Inn. Susan on floor 3 was GREAT, as were the re
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