An Apartment Doubles as a Hotel Room In Charleston
It's always a gift to find a local hotel with a good "story." Here in Charleston, SC, where we've spent the past weekend island-hopping (unfortunately, not hotel-related), we were tipped off to a small, 15-room hotel on King St—the city's main shopping strip—known as Restoration on King. And despite other, better-known places located nearby, Restoration on King has been making waves based on one major advantage: huge, loft-style rooms that actually resemble lofts.
Certain NYC hotels have claimed to model their rooms on basic loft designs—in some cases, even incorporating the word into the name of the hotel. But here's the main difference: the rooms at Restoration on King, were originally built as private condos, and only later re-purposed as hotel rooms. So between the washer-dryer machines and full kitchens, guests have more space than they could ever know what to do with. Click below for pics of the rooms!
The hotel opened in April 2010 (after the condos, some of them priced as high as $1.5 million, sat on the market for over a year), and has since garnered enough praise on Tripadvisor to keep most of the 15 rooms full throughout the year. Word has it that the loft-y rooms are a favorite of teammates from the Carolina Panthers. We bet space is an important consideration for those guys!
Take a look at two of the rooms inside the 15-room hotel. While a 1BR goes for around $300 (or, according to a front desk agent, as low as $199 with online specials), a larger 2BR will set you back between $450 and $550.