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#4 of 80 hotels in Charleston
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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The only luxury boutique hotel in downtown Charleston with classically-trained butlers for a premier service, both attentive and individualized. A perfectly curated combination of Historic Charleston charm and luxurious urban amenities, The Spectator Hotel is just steps away from iconic destinations and award-winning cuisines. Distinctive guest rooms and suites exude 1920s glamor, with a refreshingly modern take. Local Southern Lady Mattresses and luxurious linens offer sumptuous slumber; and a gourmet continental breakfast delivered to your door each morning. Elegance over excess, discreet service over gaudy sensation, we anticipate our guests’ desires and service their every need, so they can look and feel their very best.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
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Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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martilink wrote a review Sep 2022
New Jersey47 contributions26 helpful votes
Just stayed at the Spectator Hotel and it was amazing! The butler service is such a wonderful perk! They welcome you with a signature cocktail and your butler shows you around the property and your room. There are complimentary snacks and drinks in the room, and they provide a turn down service with a taste of their signature cocktail! The bar is incredible, the hotel is beautiful, and the location is perfect! Highly recommend!
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear martilink, Greetings from downtown Charleston and The Spectator Hotel! On behalf of the entire team, we are delighted that our luxurious boutique property exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed our prohibition style, award winning bar and our complimentary in-room amenities. We also appreciate your kind words regarding our butler service, as this is a unique offering that we are very proud of. Thank you so much for your personal recommendation and for choosing to stay at The Spectator Hotel, as we are aware that you had a wide selection of properties to choose from. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon and please do contact us directly for your next reservation so that we may personally take care of it for you. Have a great day! Best regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Romina A wrote a review Aug 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Stayed here for 5 nights & will definitely return in the future. Perfectly located in the French Quarter walkable to all the major tourist sites & restaurants. Only a 15-20 min Uber ride from airport. The standard king size room is larger than most standard hotel rooms with high ceilings & enough space to include a table with chairs, an armchair, and 2 closets with a separate spacious mini bar section. I really appreciate all the details like a heated towel rack, cell phone UV cleaner, double sinks in marble bathroom. The complimentary amenities are very generous from the in-room Nespresso machine, Welcome/Check-in Cocktail, Daily Nightcap, to the free mini bar and basket of local sweet & savory snacks that are replenished every day. The free daily breakfast is substantial with 3 options to choose from (continental, savory, and healthy). But what really made my stay so special is the OUTSTANDING service from the complimentary Butler service assigned to each guest. DWAYNE was so incredibly helpful, kind and so patient in helping me plan my Charleston itinerary, to steaming my wrinkled clothing and was even thoughtful enough to provide a sleep machine in my room. Thank you Dwayne! It's all about the details and this hotel really comes through.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Romina, Thank you for this extraordinary review of our luxury boutique property, The Spectator, located here in downtown Charleston! Your kind words regarding our perfect location in the heart of the historic district of the city, our spacious and comfortable rooms, as well as our extra amenities and attention to detail, was a delight to read. More importantly, your heartwarming comments about your butler, Dwayne, were really touching and both myself and Dwayne are so grateful to you for highlighting his kindness, patience and attentiveness. My team tries their best to always go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have an unforgettable stay and I am so pleased that we achieved this with you. It was an absolute pleasure to look after you and we cannot wait to serve you again. In the meantime, please do recommend us to your friends and family as it would be a pleasure to serve them too. Until next time, Best wishes, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Stacey S wrote a review Sep 2022
New Richmond, Wisconsin2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a gorgeous hotel for a beautiful destination. The staff goes above and beyond. So welcoming. So kind and helpful. We have never been to such an accommodating facility before. We loved Charleston and we loved the Spectator. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Stacey, Greetings from downtown Charleston and our luxury boutique property – The Spectator! Your compliments about our charming hotel and our dedicated and attentive team were greatly appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you will come back to see us next time you visit Charleston. If there is anything that we can do to facilitate your next stay, please do not hesitate to get in touch. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we wish you a wonderful day. Kind regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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richfromreynolds wrote a review Sep 2022
Atlanta, Georgia15 contributions19 helpful votes
Everything about the hotel is excellent. Location is close to everything while off the beaten path by being on a side street (quiet). Service is impeccable and a broad variety of breakfast choices served in your room is a nice start to the day. The hotel has thought about everything in furnishing rooms. Don't miss their bar - enjoyed a drink before dinner. Our only place to stay when coming to Charleston.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Richfromreynolds, Greetings from Charleston ! On behalf of the entire team here at The Spectator, I would like to say a hearty thank you for your kind feedback, and for taking the time to write this 5 star review. I am delighted that our location, close to City Market, was absolutely perfect for your visit and that our Southern charm and impeccable service was so well received. I am glad that you had time to experience our award winning bar and am extremely grateful to learn that we are now your preferred hotel in the city. It was an honor and a pleasure having you as our guest and we cannot wait to see you again soon. In the meantime, please do recommend us to your friends and family and do not hesitate to contact us directly for your next reservation. With highest regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Don H wrote a review Sep 2022
Georgia Coast, Georgia1 contribution
Hands down the best hotel we have ever stayed at! From the valet, the reception desk, the bar staff, to the butlers(David and Daryl) they did not miss a single step and ensured our anniversary evening was unforgettable! Thank you!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Don, Greetings from downtown Charleston, SC! On behalf of everyone here at The Spectator, we would like to thank you for choosing our luxury boutique property in which to celebrate your 20th anniversary. We are delighted to see that you had an unforgettable weekend and what an honor it is to learn that we are the best hotel that you have ever stayed in. Thank you as well for your kind compliments concerning our incredible team - David and Darryl were very grateful for the personal mention when they saw this 5-star review It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to see you again for another celebration in the not too distant future. And when you do decide to return, please reach out to us directly to benefit from our preferred rates. Until then, I wish you all the best. Sincere regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Relax283402 wrote a review Sep 2022
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I highly recommend The Spectator Hotel. Everything was absolutely perfect. It made our first trip to Charleston absolutely amazing. Put this at the top of your list when looking for Charleston accommodations! The service is impeccable!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Relax283402, Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback regarding your recent stay in our luxury boutique property, The Spectator! I am so pleased that your first trip to Charleston was a roaring success and that you had an amazing stay with us, in large part due to our impeccable service and Southern hospitality. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and I am truly grateful for your personal recommendation. We cannot wait to see you again! When you do decide to return, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us so that we may personally take care of your reservation for you. Warm regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Michael M wrote a review Sep 2022
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This place is outstanding. Top 10 experiences in my life. Kevin the bartender is so cool, made us feel so at home. Connor the first mate just as good. I sincerely can’t wait to come back. What an experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Michael, Greetings from The Spectator Hotel, located here in the heart of downtown Charleston! I am thrilled that you had a great evening in our 1920’s inspired award winning bar, and what an honor to hear that it was one of the top best experiences of your life! We are very fortunate to have Kevin and Connor working with us, as they prioritize personalized service for our guests at the bar; I know that they will be inspired and motivated by your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, please spread the word about our bar to your friends and family! Hospitably, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book your stay directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Pete And Friends wrote a review Aug 2022
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Such a great experience…friendly staff, inviting atmosphere and crafted cocktails made to perfection. Need to give Kevin and Connor a special shout-out for handling a situation during one of our visits with true professionalism.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 30, 2022
Dear PeteLK8943PV, Greetings from downtown Charleston and The Spectator Hotel ! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in our 1920’s speakeasy inspired bar. I am glad that Kevin and Connor, our talented bar tenders, impressed you with their superb cocktail making skills as well as for their professionalism. They really are crowd pleasers! We look forward to seeing you all again soon, and thank you for being kind and wonderful guests! Hospitably, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-866-476-4212; Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Roxanne wrote a review Aug 2022
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We were pleasantly surprised to have a true 5-star experience at The Spectator! The staff are very welcoming, informative, and love their town. The rooms are luxurious, with a historic feel but modernized. Must grab a drink at the stylish bar! We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 29, 2022
Dear Roxanne, Greetings from downtown Charleston and The Spectator - thank you for writing this 5-star review ! What a joy it was to read your compliment and to see that you had a perfect stay in our luxury boutique property. On behalf of the entire hotel team, I would like to thank you for complimenting them on their genuine Southern hospitality. I am also pleased to see that you loved your luxurious rooms, as well as the Jazz Age charisma that our hotel evokes (featured through our Prohibition style crafted cocktail bar). It was an absolute pleasure serving you and if I can ever be of any assistance to you, or if I can help with your next hotel reservation, then please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you for staying at The Spectator and we hope to see you again in the near future! Warm regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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Ladynlove wrote a review Aug 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina9 contributions3 helpful votes
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The service is great! The room is amazing and comfortable. They take care of all your needs!! I would highly recommend! Chuck was our evening butler he is wonderful. Make sure you check out the bar!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Aug 29, 2022
Dear Ladynlove, Thank you very much for this wonderful review and for posting these fine photos of your recent stay in our luxury boutique property, The Spectator, here in downtown Charleston! On behalf of the entire team it was great to have you as our guest and we thank you for spreading the word about our well appointed guest rooms, our 5 star service (including our discreet butler service), and our popular Prohibition style crafted cocktail bar. Chuck, as well as the entire hotel team, very much enjoyed taking care of you and cannot wait to welcome you back again on your next visit to the “Holy City” of Charleston, SC. Thank you so much for being our valued guest and when you do decide to return, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly so that we may personally take care of your next reservation. Sincerely, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **Please book directly with us and benefit from our preferred rates and insider perks or visit our website - thespectatorhotel.com - for our most up to date offers**
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$395 - $594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spectator Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Spectator Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.05 miles), Escape in 60 (0.03 miles), and Tour Charleston With Adam (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Spectator Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Spectator Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Spectator Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Spectator Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Spectator Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bitty & Beau's Coffee, Queology, and 82 Queen.
Is The Spectator Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Spectator Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Spectator Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.3 miles), McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.9 miles), and Nathaniel Russell House (0.5 miles).
Does The Spectator Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Spectator Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.