The Spectator Hotel
What We Love
- A knock-your-socks-off lobby that features a stunning chandelier, handmade silk tapestries and a gold elevator
- All 41 rooms are spacious, well appointed (corner ones have balconies) and stocked with free drinks and snacks
- Swanky bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling tile and white Carrara marble, his-and-hers sinks, heated towel racks and C.O. Bigelow toiletries
- Exceptional hospitality and service, including personalized butlers available for all guests
What To Know
- Valet parking costs $25 per day
- There’s no on-site restaurant, but you’re just a quick walk from many dining options
- No gym, but guests have free access to one about a 10-minute walk away
- In-room massages can be arranged
- Free cruiser bicycles are available at the hotel for a two-wheel tour of Charleston’s fascinating historic district
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Smack in the middle of Charleston’s bustling historic district, this 41-room Southern charmer brims with the spirit of the Jazz Age, anchored by a Great Gatsby theme — right down to the stuffed albino peacock named Daisy Buchanan in the lobby. Style and service take center stage, from the welcome cocktail (and monogrammed leather coasters, natch) to personalized butlers to the Southern Lady mattresses and custom Harris pillows in every room. The hotel is within easy walking distance of many of Charleston’s cultural landmarks, and guests can hop on a charming (and free) cruiser bike to explore farther afield. After a day of sightseeing, snag a green leather stool at the snazzy Spectator Bar — it’s worth a visit in itself. With stellar handcrafted cocktails that blend classic flavors and modern touches (try the Fizz-Gerald, made with local Hat Trick gin), and a glamorous vibe, it’s one of Charleston’s buzziest spots.
In the Area
Hop on one of those free cruiser bikes for a two-wheel tour of Charleston’s fascinating historic district, starting with the open-air City Market and a ride down the famous waterfront Battery. After working up an appetite, take your pick of restaurants in Charleston’s world class culinary scene. New ones are opening all the time, but local foodies are salivating over the locavore-centric menu at the Westendorff (which is fresh off a spectacular renovation), Mediterranean-inspired plates and a gorgeous courtyard at Cannon Green, and the seasonally inspired creations of executive chef Jason Stanhope, a 2015 James Beard Award winner, at FIG.
How to Get There
Everything about our stay at The Spectator Hotel is worthy of note! The staff could not have been better, the ambience was a perfect blend of hip and classic and the location was perfect. The rooms were so comfortable, clean and esthetically pleasing that you don't feel the need to rush out the door. No detail was spared! The bar area and the lobby were so beautiful that hanging out there for a few hours is a MUST. The service cannot be rivaled. Our "butler", as they call it, even asked if we would like our dress clothes pressed for the evening. Let me say we did need that because we had traveled....but where does that happen? We will be back and suggest you go as well!
What a relaxing and enjoyable place! We parked our car and didn't need it till our departure. Charleston
is becoming very busy and having the location one block from The Market…….can you say location,location,location!
Beauftiful rooms. Elegant abd comfortabke. Great service. Attentive without crowding you. Perfect location. Near much of what you’re Charleston to see and do. And don’t miss the lobby bar. Dress code not an issue but very very special.
From the moment we were greeted curbside to a farewell with chocolate strawberries the staff was gracious without hovering. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The snacks had a Charleston flair. The art in the lobby and elsewhere is really special. We will definitely make this our place to stay in Charleston.
We would stay at The Spectator again. The staff is exceptional and the hotel is clean. It’s in a great location, just a few steps from the Market and walking distance from number of terrific restaurants.