Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast

202 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Innkeeper(s): Lisa E. Anderson
 
  • Introduction

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast buildingsCharleston Charm & Comfort

    A serene, private inn that feels like a summer retreat, the Fulton Lane Inn is like discovering a Charleston secret. Its crisp, clean, comforting style recalls a hidden hideaway where surroundings reflect the natural beauty of the Lowcountry coast. Tucked away mere steps from King Street's energy and excitement, the Fulton Lane Inn is an oasis of warm hospitality, charm, cozy comfort, and quiet ease.

     

     

     

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast pedestriansCasual Comfort & Everything You Love About Charleston

    A proud part of downtown Charleston, Fulton Lane Inn is nestled in a quiet corner of the city's renowned King Street. Just steps from the antique and shopping districts, acclaimed restaurants, and historic waterfront homes, Fulton Lane Inn serves up the very best of Charleston - in the most relaxing and friendly way.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Lisa Anderson Smith for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers stay here for our location, we are in the heart of it all.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for romance. We are a hidden gem, tucked away down a pedestrian walkway. The décor makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The number one reason to visit Charleston is its rich history.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment we receive is when guests who became engaged or got married at our inn return to celebrate their anniversaries.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

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    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    For those guests staying with us for more than a couple of days we recommend a carriage tour, a visit to Fort Sumter, a plantation visit, and of course shopping.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There are many things within walking distance of our inn. Most notable is the City Market, wihch is  only one block away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We really enjoy the restaurant Circa 1886 at the Wentworth Mansion.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    explorecharleston.com is a great place to start.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 45 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't allow pets.

  • What Makes The Fulton Lane Inn Special

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast hall wayFamilies

    As a family-owned historic hotel, we love to cater to families. Our two-room suites are perfect for kids and grandparents alike. Find out what makes Charleston one of the most family-friendly cities, around. From playing in the waterfont park fountain to taking in the amazing sea life at the aquarium to hitting the sand and surf of nearby beaches, you'll find there's something for everyone!

    Couples

    Maybe it's our tucked away location, or the chance to have a canopy bed, a two-person whirlpool tub or in-room fireplace? Whatever the reason, we've earned our place in the hearts of romantics around the world. Whether you're searching for a romantic Charleston getaway or a uniquely beautiful Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast guestshoneymoon suite in the #2 U.S. wedding destination, we promise to make a beautiful, indelible mark on your heart.

    Groups

    Groups love the Fulton Lane Inn for its relaxed comfort, privacy and proximity to renowned restaurants and exciting nightlife. A refreshing alternative to larger, corporate hotels, Fulton Lane Inn embraces groups like family members with warm service and true Southern hospitality.

  • True Hospitality True Comfort

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast couchFrom the moment we greet you until the moment you say farewell, you'll feel as if you're among caring friends. Enjoy true Southern hospitality with a variety of complimentary amenities.

    • Complimentary breakfast: Begin your day with a delicious continental breakfast served right in your room.
    • Evening wine & cheese reception: Happy hour in our sister property's courtyard just next door is a chance to meet other guests and an ideal start to a wonderful evening.
    • Afternoon & evening sherry: A nod to a lovely Charleston tradition that we keep for obvious enjoyment purposes.
    • Amenities in every room: Refrigerator, iron, ironing board, and hairdryer.
    • Complimentary wireless internet: Enjoy complimentary wireless access in all guest rooms and common areas.
    • 24-hour concierge service: Need something? Day or night, we'll be there.
    • Athletic Club: Access to a nearby athletic club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an array of classes is available for a minimal charge.

    Escape. Enjoy. Repeat Often.

    Each of our 45 charming rooms and suites is unique in size and furnishings. Whether you join us in a deluxe king or a two-room suite, you'll find yourself in complete comfort, enjoying the ultimate in Charleston hospitality.

  • Meet & Gather

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast people

    Our beautiful, serene, and historic setting welcomes gatherings of all kinds - from corporate meetings and social gatherings to weddings.  Please visit Fulton Lane Inn Meetings for more information.

    Pure Charleston Hospitality & Charm

    Meetings and gatherings at Fulton Lane Inn combine a convenient setting and personalized service that blend seamlessly with your unique style to create events you'll never forget.

    Our diverse spaces and warm staff are perfect for groups of all kinds:

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    • Corporate
    • Social Gatherings
    • weddings

    Venues

    Blockade Runner Room

    • 31' x 23'
    • 713 square feet
    • Conference style: 25 maximum
    • Classroom style: 35 maximum
    • Theatre style: 70 maximum
    • U-shaped style: 20 maximum
    • Banquet style: 50 maximum

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast fountainPineapple Fountain Courtyard

    • 22' x 25'
    • Outdoor banquet/reception: 30 maximum

    Lion's Head Courtyard

    • 15' x 16'
    • Outdoor banquet/reception: 20 maximum

    Kings Courtyard Parlor Suite

    • Two suites
    • 20' x 18'
    • Conference style: 12 maximum

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast patio upward viewBreakfast Room at Kings

    Courtyard Inn

    Banquet: 20 maximum

    Tabby Courtyard

    • 25' x 30'
    • Outdoor wedding/reception: 30 maximum

    To plan your meeting or banquet, pleasecontact Linn Lesesne at linn@charminginns.com or (843) 722-8680 (ext.7701)

    Meeting Packages

    Half-Day, Morning

    $30.00 Per Person

    Meeting space in the Blockade Runner Room with full meeting accessories

    Continental breakfast to include coffee/tea, juices and soft drinks, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, and accompaniments

    Morning refresh with full coffee/tea service, soft drinks, water, and assorted snacks

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast patioHalf-Day, Afternoon

    $30.00 Per Person

    Meeting space in the Blockade Runner

    Room with full meeting accessories

    Assorted soft drinks, cookies and brownies at meeting start

    Afternoon refresh with full coffee/tea service, soft drinks, water and assorted snacks

    Any substitutions or changes will be priced accordingly. Prices are subject to change. All sales are subject to a 20% service charge and applicable taxes.

  • The Inn's Esteemed History

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast side of buildingsIt Began With An Indoor Pool

    In 1889, this three-story building with the elaborate façade of red brick and sandstone was built for the YMCA. Originally, the first floor was home to an indoor swimming pool while the second and third floors were full of rooms rented to members and their guests.

    Blockade Runner

    The three-story building of pressed brick, granite trim, and yellow brick façade was built in 1912 for a Civil War blockade runner turned tailor, John Rugheimer & Sons. A native of Germany, Rugheimer founded the business in 1864, after suffering an injury while blockade running for the Confederacy barred him from sea duty.

    An Inn Is Born

    After serving many years as apartments, the buildings underwent a complete renovation from 1992 - 1994. Modern baths and modern conveniences were added while maintaining the original historical features. In 2008, all of the buildings were connected by interior hallways to create the 45-room Fulton Lane Inn.

  • Visiting Charleston

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast dessertDiscover The Magic

    Voted "Top City in the United States" by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Charleston is renowned for its natural beauty, hospitality, architecture, history, food, and culture. Check out a few of our favorite things - and discover your own!

    "The location is perfect - it's in the middle of downtown, so everything is convenient. Our room was spacious and very tastefully decorated - very romantic." - TripAdvisor, 7/15/12

    Where To Eat: Staff Favorites

    Circa 1886 Restaurant at The Wentworth Mansion

    For an exquisite dinner with intimate ambiance, our own Circa 1886 Restaurant at our sister property, the Wentworth Mansion. View the seasonal menu at circa1886.com/menu

    Bin 152

    A husband and wife owned wine bar and antique shop where you'll enjoy incredible wines, cheese and charcuterie plates - and the chance to buy most of what you see. www.bin152.com.

    What To Do: Staff Favorites

    Take a stroll along Church Street

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast beach view

    Don't miss the beautiful homes while you're staring at the circa 1806 St. Philip's Episcopal church.

    Charleston Farmers Market

    Stroll over to Marion Square every Saturday from April through late December for everything from local produce, jewelry, art, crafts, family activities, and delicious food and drink. www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com.

    Carriage Ride

    Take in the city's best sites on a horse-drawn carriage while you're regaled with local history and folklore. Visit Website

    Places To See: Staff Favorites

    Fort Sumter

    Take a long, beautiful glimpse at Charleston's history at Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots of the Civil War. www.nps.gov/fosu/index.htm

    Fulton Lane Inn Bed & Breakfast fort sumterThe Gibbes Museum

    Enjoy a premier collection of more than 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and an ever-changing array of special exhibitions. www.gibbesmuseum.org

    Nathaniel Russell House

    Step back into grand Charleston style as you take in the beauty of the free-flying staircase, geometric-shaped rooms, and ornate plasterwork. www.historiccharleston.org/experience/nrh