The Spectator in the Spotlight

Opening its doors on July 16, 2015, The Spectator Hotel has enjoyed rave reviews in its first year. 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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Conde Nast Traveler

"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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Afar

"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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Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards

#25 Hotel in the U.S.

#14 Romantic Hotel in the U.S.

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BRIDES

20 Unique Bachelorette Party Destinations 

"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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QC Exclusive

TOUR OUR FAVORITE PLACES IN QUEEN CITY

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

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

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Travel + Leisure

THESE BEAUTIFUL CHARLESTON HOTELS ARE MAKING THE HOLIDAYS EXTRA-MAGICAL THIS YEAR 

"The Spectator offers a more subdued holiday experience with pretty decor..."

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Condé Nast Traveler

READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

Top Hotels in Charleston (2017-2021)

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Departures

BEAUTIFUL U.S. DESTINATIONS THAT FEEL LIKE EUROPEAN CITIES

"Couldn't Get to London, England? Try: Charleston, South Carolina"

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USA TODAY

#4 Best Hotel Bar in the United States (2020)

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Travel + Leisure

TRAVEL + LEISURE 

#5 City Hotel in the United States (2019)
#98 Hotel for in the World (2019)

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TripAdvisor

TRIPADVISOR'S TRAVELERS' CHOICE AWARDS ACCOLADE

#3 Hotel Overall in the United States (2019)
#5 Hotel for Service in the United States (2019)

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DuJour

WHERE TO FIND THE MOST SPECTACULAR CHANDELIERS 

"Designed and outfitted entirely by local artisans...

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Architectural Digest

THESE ARE THE 8 BEST HOTEL TURNDOWN SERVICES

"An Art Deco treasure of a hotel in Charleston’s historic downtown...

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Departures

11 LUXE GETAWAYS FOR NATIONAL ROMANCE MONTH

Southern charm, luxury, and incredible amenities all come together

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American Way

PLATINUM LIST 2018: BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS

Ka’ana, Perivolas Lifestyle Houses, Le Sirenuse, The Spectator Hotel, Trunk Hotel

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JETSETTER

HONEYMOON AWARDS: THE MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS IN THE U.S. (MAINLAND)

Smack in the middle of Charleston’s bustling historic district...

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Delta Sky Magazine

CHARLESTON

“Anchored by a rich history, South Carolina's oldest...”

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Worth

DESTINATION 2017 CITYSCAPE

“A boutique hotel with muscular Art Deco flair...”

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Conde Nast Traveler Online

THE BEST HOTELS IN CHARLESTON, S.C.

There are plenty of reasons to tout this 1920s-style boutique hotel...

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AFAR

EXPLORING THE BEST OF CHARLESTON’S FOOD SCENE

“Newer to the scene, having opened in 2015…”

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AFAR

AW, SHUCKS! OYSTERS AND MORE IN CHARLESTON

“The interiors are a stylish interpretation on 1920s style… ”

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JETSETTER

JETSETTER’S “9 COOL THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON”

“How much do we love Charleston, that sweet, sophisticated, soulful city of the south?”

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Travel + Leisure

THE PERFECT WEEKEND IN CHARLESTON

“On State Street, The Spectator opened in July, themed around…”

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Travel + Leisure

13 FANTASTIC PLACES IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

“The 41-room hotel is decorated in black and white, like the Prohibition-era two-toned brogue it’s named after…”

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Garden & Gun

THE SOUTH’S MOST STYLISH NEW HOTELS

“The lobby and library-like adjoining bar lounge greet arrivals with an 1,800-crystal Murano glass chandelier…”

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USA TODAY

USA TODAY 10 BEST

“This fresh, new star of the Charleston luxury hotel scene is located in the heart of the historic Charleston City…”

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USA TODAY

2015 USA TODAY 10 BEST – BEST NEW HOTELS

“As chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best”

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New York Magazine

CHOW DOWN IN CHARLESTON

“Check out the newest addition to Charleston’s boutique hotel scene…”

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Food Network

10 THINGS I ATE ABOUT YOU: CHARLESTON HOTEL SIPS AND BITES

“The namesake watering hole at The Spectator Hotel is part 1920s speakeasy, part Gatsbian library, with plush velvet…”

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