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City Loft Hotel
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Having never been to South Carolina, Beaufort was a sweet little surprise. The staff at City Loft Hotel could not have been friendlier or more accomodating. Upon arrival, we wanted to explore the city a bit and when we mentioned this to the staff, they promptly made bicycles available to us. Later, we no sooner mentioned the need for ice and it was brought to our room. The next day, we decided to go to Hunting Island State Park, mentioned this to the staff and VOILA ~beach chairs and towels were left by our car. The room was clean, the shower & oversized tub were a treat, and the turn down service was complete with homemade cookies! We cannot say enough about your wonderful staff. A comfortable, upscale feeling to the accomodations and an excellent downtown location make this the place to be. Should we return to Beaufort, we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else!

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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2012

Thank you so much for your excellent review of City Loft Hotel. Our staff takes pride in making our guests stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. We are proud of our #9 national ranking for service by Tripadvisor travelers and it shows through reviews like yours. I am thrilled to hear that your accommodations were so comfortable. Come back to Beaufort soon - we would love to have your as our guests again.

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this hotel. The amenities are plentiful, the room is comfortable, clean, and well appointed, and the location is perfect right in the middle of the restaurants and old homes in historic downtown Beaufort. We did have an issue with our TV, which we notified the front desk about on our way to dinner and by the time we got back it was fixed. We also enjoyed riding around the beautiful old homes on the hotel's cruiser bikes. I only wish more hotels across the country would demonstrate the same creativity and dedication that City Loft exemplifies.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Thank you so much for your great review of City Loft Hotel. I am so happy to hear that you had such a great stay and appreciated the creativity and individuality our property offers. Our location is fantastic and we have fabulous restaurants on the corner with us and others around the block. I also appreciate hearing your kind comments about our staff. We have such a great group of dedicated staff members and we are very proud of them. Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed May 16, 2012

The coolest (and only) hipster hotel in Beaufort. Very relaxed- not pretentious at all! The location is absolutely perfect for taking a stroll down Bay Street and the bikes are a must do when checking out all of the historic properties. The staff was excellent and helpful and Stephanie (General Manager) went above and beyond to make our stay stress free. The beds were wonderful and the bathroom was probably the coolest design we've seen in quite some time. We would recommend City Loft to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in the quaint town of Beaufort. Such a blast! We would definitely return!

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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2012

Thank you so much for your great review of City Loft Hotel. It was a pleasure having you with us and I hope you will come see us again soon. I am so glad your stay was relaxing and you had a chance to tool around town on the bikes. That is the locals preferred method of transportation. I am also happy the you enjoyed a great nights sleep and loved the bathroom. Keep an eye on our website for summer specials and come back when you can!

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Reviewed May 15, 2012

For Beaufort South Carolina this was a very nice place to stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating . Room was very clean, nice bed, turn down service, large bathroom with separate tub and shower. This is a converted motel into a upbeat swanky place to stay. Close enough to walk everywhere in downtown Beaufort and also had free use of bikes as a hotel guest. There is no lobby but it was nice to sit in the sitting areas outside and watch the happenings. Will stay here again.

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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2012

Thank you so much for your great review of City Loft Hotel! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your accommodations and that the staff was helpful and friendly. Biking is the way the locals prefer to get around town and I love that you enjoyed them. Come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

My husband and I recently spent a weekend in Beaufort SC and stayed at City Loft. This was an old motel in the heart of the historic district that has been converted to a modern boutique motel. Perfect location, great coffee shop, comfortable rooms and the absolute best staff!!! We cannot say enough about the staff and how wonderful they are to the guests who are treated like family. We suggest you stop for a picnic lunch at Old Sheldon Church on your way into Beaufort. While in Beaufort try the french pressed coffee from Java City (room service), take the bikes for a ride, go on a carriage tour, visit St. Helena's church, enjoy some sweets from the Chocolate Tree, relax in Waterfront park, dine at Breakwater, and try the Buffalo oysters at 11th Street Dockside in Port Royal. Thanks again to Matt and his superb staff for such a wonderful stay, we will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2012

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of City Loft Hotel. We so appreciate hearing that we are providing our guests with an exceptional experience. The staff loves reading reviews and yours has made their day. Matt has done a wonderful thing transforming this run down property into the sophisticated, well appointed property it is now. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Loved our recent stay and found it through tripadvisor. Walk to restaurants, shopping and beautiful neighbourhoods. Staff were super. Loved the mufins at the ajoining cafe for breakfast.

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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Thank you so much for your great review of City Loft Hotel. I am so happy that you enjoyed your property, the staff and location. The muffins really are delicious and are baked fresh every day at City Java. I hoe you will stay with us again on your next trip to Beaufort. Thanks again!

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

My husband and I just returned from two week-long stays at City Loft Hotel. After we stayed the first time, we just had to stay there again two weeks later on a return visit. We really loved this boutique hotel for lots of reasons!! City Loft is a really fabulous hotel built in the 1950's that has been renovated very tastefully. It is a two-story hotel with outside entrances and also has a very hip coffee shop, City Java & News, which by the way puts Starbuck's to shame.... The rooms are contemporary in design, decorated beautifully, fine linens on cozy beds, complimentary organic soaps, lotions and shampoos that smell divine.. The showers are as fine as ANY you would find in a five-star hotel with frameless all-glass doors and rain heads! The first couple of nights we turned down their "turn down" service and found out much later that we were "missing out" on some very delicious cookies being left during turn down... We fixed that and started getting in on that "party"! I also loved the convenient and well-equipped fitness center that overlooks the historic downtown area. Another great perk about this hotel is its location... It is within walking distance to all historic sights and neighborhoods. Also, you can walk to wonderful local restaurants and shopping as well as the beautiful waterfront park that's only two blocks away. But like all great hotels, City Loft earned our repeat visit because of its staff. From the people in the coffee shop, to the managers, cleaning staff and even the owner, Matt, service is first-class in every way. It no doubt is a combination of Southern hospitality and the fact Matt hires the nicest people you would ever meet. They love serving guests and it shows. We highly recommend this hotel and will happily stay there again.

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CLHGM, General Manager at City Loft Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Thank you so much for your great review of City Loft Hotel. It was such a pleasure to have your back on your second trip to Beaufort and I hope you will be able to stay with us again when you return. Matt has done an amazing job with the renovation, the standards of service and the vision for a once-tattered and ignored property. We are proud to offer such a great alternative to Beaufort and to be one of the first in the Carteret Street Renaissance (check out Southern Living November 2010 article). Keep coming back and we all hope to see you again soon!

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Address: 301 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5525
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Price Range: $155 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — City Loft Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Loft Hotel offers 21 guestrooms. Guestrooms are individually furnished and decorated. Our beds are Sealy Collection Plush Euro with Memory foam topper and feature premium bedding. 26-Inch high-definition televisions come with digital channels. Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is provided along with speakerphones, iPod lamp, and free local calls. Refrigerators are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind amenities, and bathroom TVs. City views are featured in guestrooms. All guestrooms are non-smoking. As a special bonus our guests have access to the private pool, golf course and tennis course at the Sanctuary on Cat Island. Fees apply to these amenities. ... more   less 
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