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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#4 of 81 hotels in Charleston
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Sara W wrote a review Yesterday
6 contributions5 helpful votes
The Spectator Hotel was a breath of fresh air and a lovely getaway. The service was impeccable and the room was spacious. I also enjoyed the comfort of the mattress and pillows. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bearcubnsc wrote a review Yesterday
Lexington, South Carolina69 contributions65 helpful votes
Just left the hotel after spending a great night there. The hotel is beautifully maintained and walking distance to great restaurants. The general manager, Mr Carroccia, and his staff go out of their way to provide you a great experience. We stay here each time we come to Charleston and have always enjoyed it. Highly recommend it!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thomas S wrote a review Aug 16
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We reserved a room with a courtyard. Great decision as we enjoyed breakfast outside each morning. Our butler, David was absolutely amazing. He gave us the lay of the land for house tours and restaurants. The refrigerator is full of drinks and snacks at no charge. The room service breakfast was a treat. The speakeasy bar was fun to hang out at. The staff was extremely helpful and welcoming. David is reason enough to revisit soon - and we will.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Twanna J wrote a review Aug 11
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I highly recommend The Spectator Hotel! Great team, food and perfect location- what a great combo…Charleston is so beautiful and being downtown in the heart of everything made our stay even more enjoyable. The entire butler team provided exceptional services. The Spectator Hotel- 5 star….
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Twanna, Greetings from beautiful downtown Charleston, and our luxury boutique hotel, The Spectator ! I would like to thank you for this incredible review and for taking the time to share it with other travelers on Tripadvisor. It truly is an honor receiving such feedback and I am so pleased that our ideal location, in the heart of Charleston, as well as our Southern hospitality and discreet butler service, made your stay all the more enjoyable. Thank you for your personal recommendation, this means the world to us! On behalf of the entire team, we loved serving you and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future. Please do tell your friends and family about us as it would be a pleasure to welcome them also! Kindest regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **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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krisztina c wrote a review Aug 3
Bullard, Texas1 contribution
This was our 2nd visit to Charleston and to The Spectator in last 6 months. Would not stay anywhere else if visiting downtown Charleston. The hotel is lovely, and the service is superb. If you want to feel completely pampered while staying in the nicest part of Charleston, The Spectator is for you. I don't often take the time to write reviews, but the management and staff of this hotel definitely deserve 5 Stars.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Krisztina, It was a pleasure welcoming you back to The Spectator Hotel , as we greatly appreciate your loyalty to us! I am delighted that your stay this time around was as amazing as your first. Thank you for taking the time to provide this 5-star review and for your incredible compliments which I shared with the entire team. Here at The Spectator, Southern Hospitality is our pride and joy, so we are delighted that you felt completely pampered during your time with us. Again, thank you for this outstanding review and for being such wonderful guests. We cannot wait to see you again soon and wish you all the best! Sincerely, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **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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ChicTravel101 wrote a review Jul 2022
Miami, Florida27 contributions13 helpful votes
Perfect location. Beautiful luxury boutique property with a great lobby bar and top quality service. Jim, our butler was exceptional and attentive. Allen, the resident bartender, made delicious craft cocktails. Highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a luxury getaway in the heart of Charleston.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear ChicTravel101, Thank you for this incredible review and for sharing your experience of the luxury boutique property, The Spectator, with other travellers ! It was great having you as our guest and I am so pleased that our location, just a few steps from City Market in historic Charleston, was absolutely perfect for your visit. Thank you for your kind compliments concerning the top quality service that you experienced throughout your stay - I will definitely share your feedback with the entire hotel team and am sure that Allen (our head bartender), and Jim (your butler) will be delighted with the mention. On behalf of everyone here at The Spectator Hotel , we greatly appreciate your personal recommendation and hope that you will come and see us again soon. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason and we wish you all the best! Hospitably, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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Mpetrac wrote a review Jul 2022
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Spector Hotel far surpassed our expectations! From the welcome cocktail, to the evening turndown, the service was excellent. Chuck and other staff were very attentive. The room was clean, comfortable and spacious and the many amenities were a surprise bonus! Walking distance from everything, We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mpetrac, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and I am thrilled that your experience at The Spectator Hotel exceeded your expectations! I am delighted to see that you were impressed with our extra amenities including our welcome cocktail, and turndown service. It is also great to know that you were pleased with our downtown Charleston location, within walking distance of City Market and many other wonderful sights. On behalf of the entire team, and especially Chuck, we would like to thank you for your wonderful feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Until next time! Sincere regards Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **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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suzy g wrote a review Jul 2022
Miami, Florida4 contributions3 helpful votes
Extraordinary hotel in every single way, we didn’t want to leave. Gave up visiting Savannah to stay another day. Big spacious light rooms, beautifully decorated hotel, great location, complimentary beverages, snacks in room, complimentary delicious breakfast choices, polite, kind, caring staff, cool, spotless, dark sexy bar, welcoming cocktail, fast valet, comfy beds, crisp cool sheets, cold AC, butler service thanks David, the entire operation is perfection. Worth every penny and then some. I only wish The Spectator was a chain, it would be my only hotel choice going forward.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Suzy, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay at our luxury boutique hotel, The Spectator ! Your feedback to the TripAdvisor community really put a smile on my face and I am delighted that we exceeded your expectations across the board ! I am also pleased that you loved our all inclusive concept which includes our complimentary breakfast in bed and the complimentary snacks in the room. I also thank you for sharing your compliments about our craft cocktail bar and the polite, kind and caring service you received from our incredibly dynamic team, especially your butler, David. I will be sure to share your feedback with them all and I know that they will be deeply touched. It was an absolute pleasure serving you and we hope to have the honor of seeing you again soon. In the meantime, please do recommend us to your friends and family as it would be our pleasure to see them too! Sincere regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **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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Dionne L wrote a review Jul 2022
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Perfect location, within walking distance to everything. The welcome cocktail was a nice touch. The room was very quiet and always cleaned at no inconvenience to us. The beds were extremely comfortable. The butlers and staff were all friendly and helpful. Delicious breakfast was delivered to our room every morning. The valet was always available and friendly. The bikes with the cute baskets on front were a lot of fun too! Thanks for a wonderful stay. I highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dionne, Greetings from downtown Charleston and from The Spectator Hotel ! We are thrilled to hear that you loved everything about your stay with us, from our fantastic City Market location to our complimentary welcome drink and breakfast each morning. We are also delighted that our high level of cleanliness, our discreet and personalized butler service, as well as our complimentary bikes all lead to you having such a memorable and perfect stay. We realize that you had a wide choice of hotels to stay in the city and do appreciate you selecting us (and sharing this great review with some excellent photos). We hope that we will have the privilege of welcoming you back again in the near future. And when you do choose to return, please contact us directly so that we may personally take care of your reservation for you. Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your day! Warm regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **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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Lyndsey S wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was able to stay at the Spectator Hotel for just 24 hours but Edward ensured our stay was fantastic! He booked dinner reservations and car service to ensure we got the most of our trip! Such a wonderful team!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Lyndsey, It was great to have you as our guest and we are delighted that you had a wonderful 24 hours. I will be sure to share your feedback with Edward who I know will be delighted with your kind words. On behalf of the entire Spectator Hotel, thank you for choosing to stay in our downtown luxury boutique property, and we hope that next time you will stay with us for a bit longer! We will be more than happy to help you with your next reservation so please be sure to contact us directly. Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your week! Warm regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager Tel: +1-843-724-4326 Email: info@thespectatorhotel.com **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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$404 - $617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
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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 The 34 West Theater Company (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 Queology, Bitty & Beau's Coffee, 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.