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67 State St Corner of State St. and Linguard St., Charleston, SC 29401-2012
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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 21-02-25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-02-25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 72 hotels in Charleston
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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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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
Wine / champagne
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
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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
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Arthur C wrote a review Today
Boca Raton, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel was terrific. I don't write many reviews, but the experience at the Spectator deserves one. The people were great, the room was luxurious and quiet, the location is perfect. The butlers were extremely attentive, professional and friendly (especially Chuck). We walked to all of our meals-this hotel is very close to many of the great restaurants in Charleston. Spend a little extra and stay here.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Karen B wrote a review Sep. 2020
Blythewood27 contributions15 helpful votes
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We were looking for a short isolation getaway to Charleston and this was our second stay at The Spectator Hotel. It did not disappoint. In addition to their already "over the top" service, the hotel and staff had implemented safely measures that made us feel very comfortable with our decision. Days before our arrival, I spoke with Nick, the concierge, to ask about the protocols. He was very helpful and professional. Everyone was masked up and you couldn't miss all the hand sanitizing stations and packets. Enough about Covid though. The Spectator has beautifully appointed rooms and I even inquired about the manufacturer of the mattress. It is so comfy, I think I just might have to have one. They have superb butlers (thanks David), great in-room breakfast options, and the Spectator bar is one of my favorites in all of Charleston. The ambience is very relaxing and the craft cocktails by Alan and his crew are top notch. The location is perfect for walking to all your favorite spots. I love this hotel and can't wait to return. Cannot recommend enough. Thanks to everyone for a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator
Responded Sep. 9, 2020
Dear "NonnaBBlythewood", Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback about your recent experience at The Spectator Hotel! On behalf of the entire hotel team, thank you for your kind words about our luxury boutique property. It was a pleasure to serve you and I was very much delighted to hear that Nick, David, Allen, and the rest of our colleagues made such a positive impression on you. These compliments will be shared with our entire team, as this will continue to motivate them to provide exceptional service to each one of our guests. If I can ever be of any assistance please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you for staying at The Spectator, and we hope to see you again ! Sincerely, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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Megan L wrote a review Apr. 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My Husband and I went to the Spectator Hotel for our Honeymoon and I ALREADY want to go back. There was lots of delicious food within a short walking distance, plenty of places to see on our morning and afternoon walks, and lots of LOVELY real estate to admire. Overall 11/10 recommend this hotel, the staff and services that they provided exceeded all of our expectations!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: The balcony rooms were beautiful! Loved having our morning coffee outside and watching everyone...
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator
Responded 1 week ago
Dear "meganLR1484JL" Greetings from The Spectator Hotel! Thank you so much for providing your feedback to the TripAdvisor community in this detailed 5-star review, and congratulations on your recent marriage! I am so pleased to hear that you had a unique and personalized experience that exceeded your expectations. We know that you have many choices for lodging in Charleston and appreciate you choosing our luxury boutique hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincere regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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Bill Y wrote a review Apr. 2021
143 contributions37 helpful votes
While it is expensive, I love this place. Very convenient. Close to lots of places. Staff is outstanding. Breakfast in the room is a plus. Great room. Lots of amenities. Only downside is that you have to order ice, but it gets there quick. Valet parking.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator
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Dear "1944wsy", Greetings from downtown Charleston! We love hearing how much you enjoyed your time at The Spectator Hotel, as we are flattered to receive such positive compliments from you! It is great to know that our convenient location, outstanding service, inclusive breakfast, and luxury amenities were all to your liking. From the entire team, we thank you for being our valued guest and we look forward to seeing you again soon! With highest regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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Buster Brown wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Everything was perfect! Great location, large room, super friendly/ helpful staff. It’s of little amenities free mini bar, free breakfast served by room service, chocolates at turn down. Staff was very helpful and friendly
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Carlo Carroccia, General Manager at The Spectator
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Dear "BBMass99", From all of us at The Spectator Hotel, we appreciate you choosing to stay at our luxury boutique property and for sharing this positive feedback with the online travel community! It is wonderful to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and that our inclusive amenities, central location, and helpful service were all to your liking. Please come visit again on your next trip to Charleston! Hospitably, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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US$314 - US$663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spectator
Which popular attractions are close to The Spectator?
Nearby attractions include Escape in 60 (0.03 km), Nightly Spirits (0.07 km), and The 34 West Theater Company (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Spectator?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Spectator?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Spectator?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at The Spectator?
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?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bitty & Beau's Coffee, Revival, and 167 Raw.
Is The Spectator located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Spectator?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Spectator?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.5 km), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.4 km), and Fort Sumter National Monument (5.9 km).
Does The Spectator have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Spectator accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.