Ratings based on 813 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great hotel

Posted Dec 8, 2016
Pros: This hotel has a lot of charm and character with lovely rooms and amenities.
From beginning to end , this hotel is great. The staff is terrific. You can have breakfast (included in the price) ordered to your liking and eat in the atrium, the rooftop, or in your room. Every afternoon there is wine and cheese offered in the atrium. The hotel is within walking distance to many of the attractions, and the free trolley stops right in front. There's a lovely walk on the pier in front of the hotel, with big swings in a covered area,and lovely views of the river/harbour.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
On behalf of the entire HarbourView Inn team, we appreciate your kind words and help spreading the word of your experience in Historic Charleston. We hope to welcome you back some time soon!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sarasota

Great location

Posted Dec 6, 2016
Very nice hotel in a great location. The complimentary breakfast is great. We loved the hit apple cider in the afternoon and cookies and milk at bed time. The beds are super comfy and the room was clean. Will def be back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
We are delighted you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast, warm apple cider and our other amenities and accommodations. Come see us next time you are in Historic Charleston!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 5, 2016
Stay was nice. Cramped entrance. Breakfast crude as well in lobby. Staff very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
We appreciate your review and feedback regarding your recent stay. I know the team appreciates the kind words. Come see us again some time.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from shorewood, il

Nice hotel very well located.

Posted Dec 2, 2016
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere in a convenient location. It was also at a trolley stop which made it easy to get around town.
Cons: It might be nice to enhance the rooftop bar to make it more accommodating for weather
We enjoyed the wine and cheese as well as the cookies and milk in the evening. The continental breakfast in the morning was nice with the option of room service or the atrium and made up for the lack of a restaurant. However, the hotel was located so near multiple restaurants within walking distance that we never felt as lack of choices. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Thank you for a relaxing enjoyable stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and future guests of the HarbourView Inn. We are glad you enjoyed our services and amenities. Our bar is still young and we look forward to making a more permanent bar in the future. Hope to see you then!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice but a bit dull

Posted Nov 24, 2016
Pros: Location and staff
This is a well run and located, fine hotel and we had an enjoyable stay. The hotel common areas used for coffee and wine are however windowless and dull making it feel more businesslike than vacationing oriented.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review and feedback that we will use to further improve our services. We hope you were able to enjoy our rooftop terrace and front lobby which offer have beautiful views of water front park and the Charleston harbor.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from northern Virginia

Lovely and friendly!

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Pros: Definitely the staff; they're universally friendly and kind.
Cons: The "hot" water urn for tea needs to be plugged in, or something. I never found it when it was more than tepid!
Location: Directly across the street is a waterfront park. We wandered over to sit on gliders and admire the view - which was of pelicans and porpoises playing!
We stayed at the Harbour View Inn in November, 2016. It was a little tricky finding how to leave the car (just pull up to the curb where it says "No Parking"), but the entire crew of valets was so friendly and helpful I wanted to adopt them all as my sons. The front desk staff was equally happy to help, and outlined for us a simply dizzying array of restorative nibbles: hot tea and coffee pretty much always available; wine and cheese in the afternoon, milk and cookies (and M&Ms in a generous dispenser!) from 9 to 10 pm, a full breakfast bar in the morning for your sleepy perusal. In fact, the second day we stayed, we opted to forego the order-the-night-before breakfast to be delivered by staff to the room because it was easier to snag what we wanted when we wanted from the ample buffet in the lobby outside our door. The hotel room was large - the kind of large that people from the crowded northeast find hard to believe. The four-poster beds were deep and welcoming, with so many pillows that you can throw a few on the floor in the middle of the night and never miss them. The bathroom is large and attractive; it's got a too-small-to-soak bathtub, but it's hard to blame the hotel management for that; everything else is top notch. The only suggestion I have is that I wish they kept their urn of "hot" water actually hot. I'm a hot tea drinker, and you just can't brew a decent cup in lukewarm water.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
We are delighted to read you descriptive review of your HarbourView Inn experience. I know the team appreciates your kind words and we hope to accommodate you again sometime. We hope all is well back home!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from missouri

Girls Trip

Posted Nov 9, 2016
Pros: Location, helpful staff, comfort and cleanliness. Easy to find upon arrival.
Cons: Uncomfortable bed and pillows. Mattress was hard and pillows were flat
Location: Perfect to historical district and fabulous restaurants
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback. Guest feedback is the most helpful in our efforts to constantly improve our services. We are glad you enjoyed HarbourView Inn's great location and clean accommodations. Come see us next time!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Boston, MA

Relaxing experience!

Posted Oct 26, 2016
Hotel is in a beautiful location and the staff is wonderful!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 29, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for the 5 star review. On behalf of the entire HarbourView Inn team, we are delighted you enjoyed our beautiful location and we appreciate your kind words. Come see us next time!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Nice hotel close to water and close to downtown

Posted Oct 22, 2016
Staff was on point. Usually see this level at the Ritz. Room was very clean and updated. Morning breakfast was a nice treat too
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 22, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your kind words with us and future travelers of Historic Charleston. Our team is most appreciative of your commendations. Come see us next time!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from nashville

Great Service!

Posted Oct 9, 2016
1st class service, great location! I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a quiet clean place with excellent service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 11, 2016 by Drue Ford, AGM, Hotel Management
Thank you for spreading the word of your 1st class experience! We hope to accommodate you during your next visit to Historic Charleston.