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67 State St, Charleston, SC 29401-2012
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 74 hotels in Charleston
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2021 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
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
Umbrella
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
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Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / 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
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Alyssa H wrote a review Nov 2021
Columbus, Nebraska17 contributions
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The Spectator hotel is in a perfect location for exploring the French Quarter of Charleston. They provided so many free amenities during our stay including check in cocktails, breakfast in our room, nightcaps with turn down service, butler services and bikes to explore the area. The front desk arranged all our sightseeing tours too. Making it feel easy and safe. The rooms are beautiful and laid out so that you feel right at home. I can’t say enough about the staff. From the front desk, to the bartenders, butlers and valets they treated us like more than another patron, we were truly treated as family guests. Many of the staff even called us by name throughout our stay. We throughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We arrived on Sunday and left Wednesday. The hotel got busier the day we left. I’d highly...
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
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Dear "557alyssah", Thank you for providing this kind and detailed 5-star review of The Spectator Hotel! We try to provide a variety of inclusive amenities to ensure that we give great value to all of our guests, so it is great to hear that you enjoyed these features of our boutique property. More importantly, we appreciate your compliments about our dedicated colleagues. We could not be successful without their commitment to provide genuinely caring service to our guests. We can't wait to welcome you again and wish you nothing but the best! Hospitably, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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sunshineeveryday1 wrote a review Nov 2021
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Great experience for girls weekend! Central location for walking everywhere in downtown Charleston--AWESOME service with Melissa, Darryl, David, Javon and James! Also, 4 options given for complimentary breakfast, complete with Gluten free option delivered to the room! I have visited Charleston many times and this is the BEST!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Dear "Sunshineeveryday1", Thank you so much for this 5-star review of The Spectator Hotel! We are thrilled to hear that your girls weekend was a successful one, in large part due to your stay at our luxury boutique hotel. Thank you for complimenting us on our ideal downtown location, our inclusive breakfast, and the service from our dedicated and hard working team members. We are honored to be considered your favorite Charleston hotel and can't wait to see you again! All the best, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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ADennis1974 wrote a review Nov 2021
Newberry, South Carolina104 contributions23 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful time at this hotel! The staff is incredibly attentive, helpful and friendly! The room is spacious and beautifully appointed. My hubby loved the super soft mattress!! Breakfast was absolutely delish, the snacks-try the gummy bears, even if you don’t like gummies-drinks, and cocktails were an amazing surprise!! The location can not be beat, one block over from the Old Market, we walked everywhere. No need to get out car from the valet. The only minor annoyance was the lack of water pressure in the shower. We had a great visit and will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear "ADennis1974", This is such a thoughtful review - thank you so much for writing it, and for sharing some lovely pictures with the Tripadvisor community! Your comments about our luxury boutique hotel are very kind. It is great to know our welcome cocktail, our inclusive in-room snacks, our central location, and our comfortable rooms allowed to relax. More importantly, it is great to know that our team provided you with genuinely friendly and approachable luxury service. From all of us at The Spectator, it was a pleasure to host you and we can't wait to see you again! Warmest regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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sneakyright wrote a review Oct 2021
Babylon, New York1141 contributions289 helpful votes
We loved this hotel from the moment we walked in. The lobby and bar area were artful throwbacks to an earlier era. I could sit the lounge by the bar for hours. The bed and pillow comfort were decent, both the room and bathroom were very spacious. We appreciated the smaller details such as the charging cube and iPod dock by the bed and the heated towel rack. The only ding was that maybe the shower had some staining that could be best cleaned professionally with power washing. Also worth mentioning were that the towels were a little musty-smelling but maybe that could have been from the heating element (hopefully). The location was perfect, the service was great, and the TV seemingly had a bunch of channels and music to choose from.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear "sneakyright", Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to provide this great review of The Spectator! We enjoyed hosting you at our luxury boutique hotel. I am sorry that our cleanliness standards were not as high as they usually are, and we apologize that this took away from your stay. We appreciate you letting us know so we can look into the matter to improve ourselves. That said, I am happy to hear there many features of your stay that you did enjoy - including our beautiful ambiance, our craft cocktail bar, our central location. We hope to welcome you back again on your next trip to Charleston, and we wish you all the best! Kindest regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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YankeeRN wrote a review Oct 2021
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Spent two nights at the Spectator Hotel for a corporate event we planned with their sister hotel The French Quarter Inn. The attendees were all business owners and they were just as impressed with this hotel as I was. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated and clean. Unlike an earlier reviewer, I had no issue with the bed and actually thought it was very comfortable. My room had a delightful private patio and the Nespresso machine made the best cup of coffee I've had in a long time. I appreciated that the room was stocked with cold beverages and snacks that were all complimentary. There was a signature cocktail at check in and a special treat each night. My favorite was the chocolate cups filled with liquor---yummy. The bar area felt like a place where James Bond would have enjoyed his martini. The location is within walking distance to great shopping and restaurants. I hope I get a chance to return one day!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
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Dear "YankeeRN", Thank you for providing this detailed 5-star Tripadvisor review of The Spectator! It was a pleasure to have you and your group attendees stay at our luxury boutique property. We appreciate your many compliments about our central location, our clean and comfortable rooms, our inclusive in-room snacks, and our bespoke service. Thanks for being our valued guest - you are welcome to return anytime and we wish you all the best! Sincerely, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$314 - $663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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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 a free welcome drink 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, 167 Raw Oyster Bar, and Revival.
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), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.3 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.9 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.