The Spectator Hotel
Scale of 90-100
Conveniently located near the Charleston City Market, this lovely hotel in a red-brick structure features an environment where Jazz Age glamour meets the Old South. The 41 guest accommodations and the stylish lobby and public spaces, including an outstanding bar with a clubby décor and a creative cocktail list, display a distinctive contemporary style and memorable detailing such as hand-painted wallpaper in the hallways. Be sure to specifically request a room that offers views of the St. Philip’s Church steeple and the Charleston City Market. Suites have thick wall-to-wall carpeting, gentle lighting, spa-like white Carrara marble baths and charming framed drawings, photos and prints, but seating areas are disappointingly limited. Though the hotel lacks a pool, spa and fitness club, guests have complimentary access to a gym half a mile away and bikes are available for rent.
Read the full review from our editors.
Great central location; the outstanding bar; the excellent room-service breakfast.
The 4 p.m. check-in, which offers guests a miserly amount of room time for the daily rate that is charged.
Good to Know
Just a few blocks from the hotel, Waterfront Park is a great place for a morning jog or walk; rooms overlooking State Street can be noisy.
The Spectator Hotel Features:
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: King Room, $460; Editor's Choice: Deluxe Suite, $600.
Learn more about The Spectator Hotel:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.