History &
True Southern Hospitality

Blending the intimacy of a bed & breakfast with the thoughtful amenities and personalized service of a boutique hotel, the Kings Courtyard Inn is a rare find on Charleston’s celebrated King Street. Tucked within one of the city’s oldest buildings, this charming inn in the heart of the Antiques District features 41 freshly updated guest rooms and suites, including some with original fireplaces, four-poster mahogany beds, and views of leafy interior courtyards.

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Timeless Style

In the heart of King Street

Step out the door onto King Street, an iconic thoroughfare that’s home to some of Charleston’s most stylish boutiques and world-class restaurants.


  • Historical photo of King Street


    Built by Colonel J. Charles Blum, the inn occupies one of the oldest buildings on King Street. Designed by Francis D. Lee, a noted Charleston architect, its Greek revival style was accented by Egyptian architectural detailing. In the 19th century, the first floor of the Blum Building housed shops while the second and third floors were used as a hotel.

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    Following the Civil War, King Street fell into a long decline. The war’s devastating effect on the Southern economy changed the character of the building’s shops. Over the next century, its uses varied considerably, including Singer Sewing Machine, a Salvation Army for lodging women, a dry cleaner, and even a skating rink.

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    A complete renovation of the building included the creation of two courtyards with surrounding rooms, simply by uncovering and enlarging two light wells of the original building. Floors were refinished, windows were replaced, and modern bathrooms were added.

  • Historical photo of Kings Courtyard


    The Kings Courtyard Inn became a charter member of Historic Hotels of America.

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    Experience Kings Courtyard Inn

    Southern hospitality, thoughtful amenities, and unmatched location await each of our guests at Kings Courtyard Inn


    With three intimate courtyards, select guest rooms with working gas fireplaces, and complimentary continental breakfast delivered to guest rooms on request, is it any surprise the Kings Courtyard Inn is beloved by romantics?

    History Buffs

    The Holy City’s rich history surrounds and envelops our guests. From our own landmark building dating back to 1853 to a heart-of-downtown location just steps from the Historic Charleston City Market and Preservation Society of Charleston, our Lower King Street address is a favorite of history buffs.


    As a family-owned hotel, we delight in welcoming families to our historic gem on Lower King Street, located just a mile from such family-friendly attractions as the South Carolina Aquarium and the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and a short trip to the sandy shores of Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach.

    • Great location & friendly staff
      The Inn is located within walking distance of the city market, shops, and restaurants. The rooms were large and comfortable. High ceilings. Wood floors. The bathroom was also large. A daily continental breakfast was included which was very convenient. The afternoon wine and cheese was also a great addition. It was fun to chat with other travelers while sitting in the courtyard. I highly recommend this Inn.
      lisagH3188NS | 10/1/22
    • Kings Courtyard Inn is Wonderful
      This Inn is in a great location. The Innkeeper and the staff at this inn are all about giving the guest the total Charleston experience. The service was impeccable. The staff friendly and customer service oriented. The location was near everything we wanted to do. There is a bike taxi service in Charleston for a very reasonable fee if you don't feel like walking. The rooms were clean and charming. The hotel has a fabulous continental breakfast and a complimentary wine and cheese happy hour where you can mingle with the other guests. Parking for a nominal fee is in a secure parking lot behind the hotel. Two days was not nearly long enough to visit this marvelous city. We will be visiting the Kings Courtyard Inn again.
      DGevents | Fort Mill, SC | 9/25/22

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