We’ve been visiting Charleston, South Carolina for over twenty years. We’ve seen it truly blossom into one of the South’s premier tourism destinations. And when we visit, we like to stay at a select few places on the Peninsula and by the beach, and for us one of those options we love is FQI. There’s no place quite like the Charleston SC boutique hotel French Quarter Inn. We love it because of three main things: traditional luxury, the hospitality, and its location, but there’s quite a bit more reasons to love it.
First thing you see when you arrive is the beautiful entryway framed by a row of beach cruisers you can take out to explore whenever your heart desires. Once you enter the hotel you notice the rich wood touches, gorgeous spiral staircases, and ornate details plus a favorite warm fireplace to lounge by in the cooler months. Then you are greeted by the welcoming staff with a flute glass of champagne and taken to your luxury room or suite.
The French Quarter Inn is chock full of luxury touches
The elegantly decorated suites are stocked with top-of-the-line amenities. There are marble bathrooms, luxurious beds, and European linens. The rooms have large LED TVs, and elegant furnishings including sleeper sofas for extra room. No matter if you are in the Junior Suites or the King Balcony Suites overlooking the Market, the rooms are luxurious and comfortable.
Check out some pics of the rooms
That Shower 😮
Location, Location, Location
Located right in the middle of the Peninsula, the Charleston SC boutique hotel, provides not only amazing views — you can see the Market — but you are in close proximity to everything. With its central location, you can take advantage of all that this bustling city has to offer! Shopping on King Street at the likes of national brands like Gucci or local renowned boutique Hampden Clothing are just a short walk away. Other stores to check out include:
- House Of Nomad
- Louis Vuitton
- Ben Silver
- George C Nirland & Co (Antiques)
- Love Shack Fancy
- Kate Spade
- The Shops At Charleston Place
World-Class Charleston SC Restaurants Are Nearby
There are so many world class restaurants in this city and many of them are so close to French Quarter Inn. You can walk a short five minutes to enjoy the likes of the popular eatery FIG or walk the other way five minutes towards Charleston Harbor for East Bay dining options like SNOB. Here are several more to round out our top 10 of our favorite Charleston restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk of FQI :
- Hank’s Seafood
- 167 RAW
- Amen Street
- Brasserie La Banque
- Miller’s All Day
- Carmella’s for dessert
Must-Dos In Downtown Charleston SC when staying at French Quarter Inn
For those that simply like to take in all the beauty that is the Charleston Peninsula, within ten minutes walk from the Charleston SC boutique hotel French Quarter Inn you can visit Rainbow Row, and the Battery. You can also stroll the streets and alleyways South of Broad Street and peek into the history of the area. There’s also the Provost Dungeon and walking ghost tours and carriage rides that start just minutes away from the French Quarter Inn. For those looking for a quiet place to walk, a favorite of ours, that is right around the corner from FQI is Philadelphia Alley! Here’s several other must-see places when visiting:
- Washington Square Park
- St. Michael’s Church
- St. Phillips Church
- Stolls Alley
- Miles Brewton House
- Circular Congregational Church
- Pineapple Fountain
- Edmonston Alston House
- Gibbes Museum Of Art
- Colonial Lake Park
And Of Course There’s Waterfront Park. See A Couple Of Our Favorite Images Of We’ve Taken There
Now back to the hotel! The staff at the Charleston SC boutique hotel are top-notch!
It is so pleasant when pleasantly greeted by helpful staff. The staff at the French Quarter Inn are attentive. They are there to help guests with everything they need. In our experience they go above and beyond to make sure everyone has a great trip. We also thought they did a good job of staying out of your way so you could enjoy your vacation. Whether it’s extra towels or information regarding local attractions, they make every effort to ensure each guest has all they need for a perfect stay. Turn down service is also done every night at your request so you can remain as comfortable as desired through out.
Guests can enjoy all the extras at FQI
Staying at this hotel is a true luxury. From a delicious breakfast on the terrace to the valet laundry service, no need is forgotten. Take the beach cruisers for a ride around town. Then after a long day of sight seeing, enjoy champagne in the serene outdoor area. Finish the day by treating yourself to warm and delicious fresh baked cookies.
If you’re looking for a luxurious and historic hotel in Charleston, SC, look no further than Charleston SC boutique hotel French Quarter Inn. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the French Quarter, near all the best shopping and dining. The rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, with marble bathrooms and views of the city. The staff is attentive and helpful, providing guests with everything they need for a perfect stay. Book your stay at the French Quarter Inn today!