French Quarter Inn

166 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
  • Summary

    Pampered in Luxury at the French Quarter Inn

    A Charleston hotel celebrates the classic French Quarter with a seamless blend of luxury and Parisian charm.

    Overlooking the Charleston City Market and the St. Philip steeple, the French Quarter Inn is an elegant AAA Four Diamond hotel treasured by travelers and locals of Charleston, South Carolina alike. This luxury hotel, known for its exceptional service, is located in the historic district of downtown Charleston.

    The pampering begins immediately when you check-in with complimentary champagne. A gourmet continental breakfast and mimosas are served in your choice of the lobby or in your room. Flavored iced teas and snacks are available all day along with a 24 hour coffee service. In the evening, you may choose to attend the wine and cheese reception. Milk and freshly baked cookies will be provided before bedtime as well as a turndown service that also includes a simple treat and a port wine nightcap.

    The French Quarter Inn is much more than just a hotel. Tristan is a fine dining restaurant in the hotel's lobby atrium that adds a modern twist to the traditional Charleston cuisine. The hotel also boasts a music and DVD library and a boutique gift shop featuring local art. For further relaxation, book an hour-long massage in the privacy or your guestroom or secluded terrace.


  • Introduction

    Timeless Elegance - Charleston SC Hotels
    Historic Charleston Market Hotel

    The French Quarter Inn, known to many as one of the nicest Charleston SC Hotels, overlooks the newly renovated City Market and St. Philip's steeple. The French Quarter Inn is an inspiring treasure surrounded by American history, this small luxury hotel continues to be Charleston's landmark of timeless elegance.

    The Inn’s newly redesigned rooms are inspired by the old world elegance of a Parisian chateau set against the architectural backdrop of Charleston’s classic French Quarter. Red medallion-patterned draperies and damask chenille upholstery in hues of black, white and gold create a rich distinction between the fabrics and furniture, of the highest quality.

    Celebrated Service

    Among many other amenities, guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary items such as: champagne and lady fingers at check-in, an evening wine and cheese reception, freshly baked cookies and milk, evening turn down service and gourmet continental breakfast in the lobby or served to your room. The oversized guest rooms, some with working fireplaces, private balconies, and whirlpool tubs, provide imagery of an era gone by, but still grants contemporary amenities a sophisticated traveler has come to expect.

    The Historic Charleston Experience

    Enjoy some of Charleston's finest cuisine at Tristan which graces French Quarter Inn's lobby atrium on the ground floor. Chef Nate Whiting prepares unexpected cuisine with traditional ingredients at this chic and stylish AAA Four Diamond restaurant.

    From the moment you enter French Quarter Inn's spectacular atrium you will be immersed in the Charleston history. Nestled in the middle of Charleston’s Historic District, lies a landmark of timeless elegance and world-class service that is the French Quarter Inn.

    The hotel proudly features:

    Champagne and lady fingers at check in
    Evening wine and cheese reception
    Fresh baked cookies and milk each evening
    Gourmet continental breakfast served in the lobby, on the terrace or delivered directly to your room
    International newspaper upon request
    Evening turndown service with a Charleston treat
    Classically simple triple-sheeted European bedding
    Sound Sleep pillow menu offering a selection of seven extraordinary comfort designs including down, buckwheat, hypo-allergenic, Swedish massage and more
    40" flat screen TV's, Blu-Ray DVD players, CD player/alarm clock radios, mini refrigerators, in room safes, irons and ironing boards and hairdryers in each room
    24-hour business center in lobby
    Music and DVD library
    24-hour coffee service
    All day flavored iced teas and snacks
    Boutique gift shop featuring local art and items unique to Charleston
    Valet laundry service Monday through Saturday
    Valet parking
    High speed Internet access (wired and wireless) in all guest rooms and common areas
    Dinner room service provided by Tristan, a AAA Four Diamond Restaurant located on the ground floor of the French Quarter Inn

    Tristan at the French Quarter Inn

    A fresh, modern atmosphere in the heart of historic Charleston, Tristan is a place where the ingredients are simple and the cuisine will take your taste buds for an unexpected ride. Executive Chef Nate Whiting presents patrons with inspired twists on traditional ingredients - something that the Charleston Post & Courier calls “[Making] the simple sublime.” From special occasions to simple celebrations, Tristan invites you to come and experience fine dining at its very best. Tristan. Simple. Modern. Unexpected…and unforgettable.

    Located on the first floor of the French Quarter Inn Open Monday through Saturday for dinner from 5:30 to 11:00 Full Bar. Lounge open nightly beginning at 5:00 Sundays feature brunch from 11:00 to 3:00 with live Jazz. Free valet parking is available nightly.

    In Chef Nate Whiting’s kitchen, exceptional dishes start with great ingredients. Simple, savory items paired in unexpected ways to bring out the richness of their natural flavors. Explore our seasonal menus, and prepare your senses for a delicious and delightfully unanticipated ride.

  • 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 Tyler Dockery for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our guests stay with us for our excellent service, convenient location, great reviews, and friendly, attentive staff.

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

    We are best known for location & service. Complimentary offerings include breakfast and mimosas, champagne check-in, evening wine & cheese reception, cookies and milk served in the evenings, and a port wine night cap. We love the location and are within walking distance to everything.

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

    Depending on your interests Charleston offer plenty for everyone. The city is rich in history, has marvelous architecture, some of the best restaurants, great shopping, historic plantations & gardens, and beautiful sandy beaches.

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

    We receive compliments about our unparalleled service and people say we have the friendliest yet a very professional staff.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Charleston was voted the #1 City in the World by Conde Nast!

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

    For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest  they take a private carriage ride, enjoy a tour to Fort Sumter, visit one of the historic plantations (Drayton Hall/ Middleton Place/Magnolia Plantation/Boone Hall), take in a show at the Dock Street Theater, stroll the sidewalks of Charleston’s Historic District, and much more.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Within walking distance you can access The Charleston Market, multiple great restaurants, historic homes, churches, tours, and plenty of shopping.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, we love Tristan, F.I.G., Macintosh, S.N.O.B.
    Low country cuisine and seafood are the most popular in the area.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? and

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 50 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.


  • The French Quarter Inn Corporate Program - Le Club

    The French Quarter Inn's Le Club program is historic Charleston's most prestigious and complete frequent business travel club. The program is designed specifically for the corporate traveler!

    In addition to our great Le Club rate, our guests enjoy all of the following

    Guaranteed corporate rate Sunday through Thursday nights for a spacious traditional Inn room
    Complimentary breakfast available in our Lobby or delivered to your room each morning
    Champagne and lady fingers upon check in
    Afternoon Manager’s Reception
    Freshly baked cookies and milk each evening
    Turndown service with a Sound Sleep pillow menu
    Complimentary daily newspaper
    International newspaper available upon request
    Complimentary incoming and local outgoing faxes and copies
    State-of-the-art conference space
    Executive business suites available with a computer, printer/fax/copier
    High speed wireless internet access
    High speed wired internt access in every room

    For more information or to join Le Club,  please contact Karen Warley, Director of Sales, at (843) 724-4321 or [email protected]

  • Groups & Weddings

    Let the French Quarter Inn turn your next meeting or event into something unforgettable.

    Overlooking the City Market, the French Quarter Inn offers impeccable service coupled with true Southern Hospitality.

    With luxurious accommodations, award-winning cuisine from Tristan and our devoted staff, the French Quarter Inn is sure to leave a lasting impression.

    Features and Services:

    • 1,250 square feet of meeting, executive boardroom and banquet space
    • Experienced Meeting Planners onsite
    • Executive Boardroom for up to 12 people
    • Conference Room for up to 42 people
    • Audio/visual equipment and services
    • Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access
    • Both meeting rooms contain natural light with black-out drapes and an adjoining terrace
    • Catering services from on-site Tristan restaurant
    • Individual room light and A/C Controls


    Overlooking the Charleston City Market, the French Quarter Inn is the luxurious home for your wedding celebrations. Just steps away from Charleston’s famed historic sites, restaurants, shops and favorite wedding venues, the Inn allows you and your guests to enjoy the best of Charleston as you celebrate your special day

    From intimate pre-wedding cocktail parties, to charming bridesmaids’ luncheons and luxurious accommodations for the happy couple and their guests, the Inn’s beautifully appointed gathering spaces and guestrooms are the perfect backdrop for a Charleston wedding. Host your guests in style with celebrations in the beautiful and intimate State Room or the spacious and charming Linguard Room with delicious catering by the AAA Four Diamond Tristan restaurant. Allow your guests to make your wedding their personalized Charleston getaway with their choice of room at a special pricing arranged just for your guests.

    For more information or to check availability, please contact Karen Warley, Director of Sales, at (843) 724-4321 or by email at [email protected]