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An enduring favorite in the Charleston SC historic district, The Spectator Hotel continues to receive rave reviews Ranked the No. 5 Hotel in the Continental US and No. 98 in the World by Travel & Leisure, The Spectator brings both style and substance to Charleston’s most enviable address on the corner of State and Linguard Streets in the historic district.

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Architectural Digest

"An Art Deco treasure of a hotel in Charleston’s historic downtown is downright made for evenings."

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"Guests here also have access to a personal butler, who can take care of anything from drawing a bath to shining your shoes to scoring dinner reservations at Husk."

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Matador Network

"But it’s Spectator’s personalized butler service that really sets this place apart."

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With butler-serviced rooms, this boutique stay in Charleston's historic district is a more intimate and luxurious option with a distinct 1920s flair. The highlight is the property’s stylish bar, where guests indulge in hand-crafted cocktails and live music.

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"When the Spectator Hotel opened in Charleston’s historic district in 2015, it brought a new level of luxury and sophistication to the city. Guests are immediately transported to the Jazz Age once they walk into the hotel’s Art Deco lobby, complete with a tiered chandelier and glossy surfaces."

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"In this era of price-gouging for run-of-the-mill amenities, The Spectator stands apart. From the welcome cocktail to the mini-fridge restocked daily and bicycles available for exploring Charleston’s narrow side streets, “complimentary” is the operative word here."

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The 18 best hotels in Charleston, from historic inns to modern stays

"Just a block south of the historic Charleston City Market, this boutique hotel beautifully blends Southern hospitality and 1920s glam. Guests at The Spectator are a few cobblestone steps away from distinct shopping, top-notch restaurants and historic mansions."

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15 Top Hotel Bars in the US, According to the Experts

"For a respite from the Southern heat, slip into this well-appointed speakeasy off downtown’s city market. Here, bartender Allan Lancaster translates the hotel’s sleek 1920s interiors into chic but cheeky cocktails."

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"The Spectator stands out with its plush rooms and personal butler service for every guest. The lovely staff of butlers are on hand to help however they can; on my most recent trip in March 2023, that meant tying my boyfriend’s bowtie as we rushed off to a wedding and providing some stellar recommendations for places to eat..."

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This Well-Heeled Boutique Hotel in Charleston Has a 1920s-Inspired Cocktail Bar and Personalized Butler Service

"While it’s not hard to find a charm-filled stay in Charleston, The Spectator appeals to boutique hotel lovers who prefer a more intimate, adult atmosphere. Ideal for a romantic getaway, it’s a hidden gem that’s tucked away on a quiet side street near Charleston City Market."

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"Over at The Spectator Hotel, personal butlers assigned to each guest can transform your room with personalized Christmas decorations, plus bring you any treats and drinks you request."


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"Stoli Gala Applik:Allen Lancaster, head bartender at The Bar at The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina"


2023 Readers’ Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in Charleston

"The lobby is a stunner, with features that channel 1920s glamour with a contemporary twist: a gently cascading waterfall wall, a hand-painted bird mural, a stuffed white peacock, and amethyst-colored drapes."


I Stayed at One of the Best Hotels in Charleston —and It's Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

Widely considered one of the best hotels in the city since it opened its doors, the hotel has been taking home awards for not only being the best in Charleston but also a standout property for romance.



I enjoy strolling around the downtown peninsula, in the heart of the historic district, where travelers can experience a variety of dining, history, art, culture, and more, all on foot," says David Hood, head butler at The Spectator Hotel.


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"Another hotel bar gracing the list, this one is The Spectator’s spin on a Prohibition-era speakeasy."


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Best for high flyers on a budget...When you check in, you’ll be assigned one of these doting professionals, who can assist you with everything from securing hard-to-get reservations to drawing candlelit rose petal baths.


The Best Hotels in Charleston

"The 41-room luxury boutique hotel located right next to the city’s historic market is a playground for couples who want to pamper themselves in the spa-like bathrooms...and indulge in some of the city’s best cocktails in the Gatsby-esque barroom referred to simply as The Bar."


How to Throw a Perfect Bachelorette Party in Charleston

Including moonlight kayaking, spa recommendations, and can't-miss meals.

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Beyond Weddings: 3 Travel Itineraries for Charleston

Some destinations have earned a reputation as the place for a bachelorette, honeymoon, or wedding. But Charleston, a jack of all trades, is known for them all.

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An Inventive Holiday Cocktail: The Bird in Hand

A Charleston mixologist pays homage to the Thanksgiving turducken.

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2022 Readers’ Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in Charleston

"Nothing beats the pleasure of checking into a great hotel. Here are the top ones in Charleston, as voted by Traveler readers."

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#6 Hotel in Charleston

"There's a lot to love about Charleston, South Carolina. From cobblestoned streets lined with candy-colored houses and the Ravenel Bridge soaring high above the harbor, to the latest trendy restaurants, hotels, and rooftop lounges, the "Holy City" is at once traditional and ever-changing."

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Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards

#25 Hotel in the U.S.

#14 Romantic Hotel in the U.S.

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"The Historic District is the heart of the city, with a variety of accommodation options, including the Spectator … all offering southern hospitality with an impressive variety of complimentary amenities…"


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"Local interior designer Jenny Keenan spearheaded the Spectator’s art deco–inspired aesthetic, which includes thoughtful details like hand-painted wallpaper and a three-tiered chandelier that sparkles with 1,800 hand-strung glass crystals."

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"Over at The Spectator Hotel, personal butlers assigned to each guest can transform your room with personalized Christmas decorations, plus bring you any treats and drinks you request."

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"The Spectator offers many amenities, adding to its charm and sophisticated reputation."



#9 in Best South Carolina Hotels (2021)
#106 in Best USA Hotels (2021)


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