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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Boutique beauty in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with Jazz Age glamour, Southern style, and a buzzy bar

The Lowdown

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

The Spectator Hotel
67 State Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 730 Reviews
Gem Hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second visit to this hotel. Great location, great amenities. Start off with a complimentary cocktail! Nespresso machines in the room and complimentary water, sodas, and snacks. Comfortable bed, nice linens, and robes.

Perhaps the best overall hotel experience of my life
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have traveled much and far for both business and fun. I am not sure I have had a better hotel experience than the Spectator Hotel in beautiful Charleston. The hotel itself is beautifully decorated. The rooms are gorgeous and very comfortable. The complimentary mini bar is beyond. The real difference was the totally delightful and attentive staff. Stunning and wonderful experience.

Luxury and Best Location
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights in early March. As soon as you arrive you are treated to all the luxury of the location. Amazing décor, very friendly staff, and a special drink. Ours was "Them Apples" - great bourbon, apple cider, and spices drink. Butler takes you to the room and shares all the info you could possible need to make the most of your trip. It is located perfectly in the historic district within walking distance of all the best places to visit, eat, and drink. Can't wait to go back!

You will pampered and well served
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is great, it is only a half a block from the historic market. We loved our suite. It had separate seating area with a large TV and comfortable chairs. The king size bed was very comfortable and has it's own large TV. The bathroom was very large with a walk in shower, large tub and dual sinks. You can order breakfast and it will delivered to your when you want. There is a turn down service that brings you a delicious chocolate cup of liqueur every evening . What ever you want or need will brought to by the room by the butler. I highly recommend the Spectator Hotel and we will return.

What a wonderful hotel; mix of ages with one beautiful classical, yet current style
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in a wonderful room with a patio. We did only get to use the patio one day due to weather, but totally worth it. Kennedy at the front desk did an above and beyond job of arranging some things for us even though it was late in the day. And Alexander took us to our room, explained everything, and let us know by his style and attitude this was going to be a wonderful weekend. Somehow he even knew (we did not say a thing on our reservation request) that it was our anniversary and a bottle of champagne awaited us the first night when we returned from dinner. We cannot wait to go back to Charleston and to The Spectator Hotel