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The Spectator Hotel

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
111Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
98Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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The Spectator is a full service experience with attention to every detail! The rooms are immaculately clean and the butler service (David) is amazing! The bar has an amazing menu and cheese board! Wonderful hotel!
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Response from Carlo C, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear "medhistorydoc3", Greetings from downtown Charleston! Thank you for calling our luxury boutique property a wonderful hotel! From all of us here at The Spectator, we appreciate you taking the time to compliment us on our cleanliness, attention to detail, and our friendly and attentive service. David and the rest of our team members work very hard to ensure our guests look and feel their best so I thank you for recognizing their efforts. Please come back to see us again soon! Best regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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Hotel's Favorite
We were impressed as soon as we walked through the doors. We were immediately greeted with smiles, drinks and hospitality plus. The Spectator is within walking distance of all the sights, the waterfront and beautiful homes in historic Charleston along with shops, restaurants
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Response from Carlo C, Hotel Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded 27 Nov 2018
Dear "Linda4psu", Greetings from The Spectator Hotel, and Happy Anniversary to you! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for recognizing the hard work of our dedicated staff members, as we could not be successful without them. We are honored to receive your compliments and we are happy to know that in addition to our personalized service, the hotel's ambiance, inventive cocktails, inclusive amenities, and convenient location all made for a lovely experience. We hope to welcome you back for your next anniversary (or maybe sooner) and we wish you all the best! With highest regards, Carlo Carroccia Hotel Manager
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The Spectator Hotel provides an experience from start to finish. When we chose Charleston for our honeymoon destination we knew we wanted to experience luxury. The Spectator was the obvious choice for our 9 night stay. From start to finish the concierge service made planning our
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Response from Carlo C, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear "LaurenKnipe", Congratulations on your recent marriage and thank you for choosing The Spectator for your honeymoon destination! It is so wonderful to know that our signature butler service helped you make the most of your Charleston getaway and that our inclusive amenities and luxurious rooms allowed you to relax and enjoy yourselves. Thank you again for your kind words and for recommending us. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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Second visit to this hotel. Great location, great amenities. Start off with a complimentary cocktail! Nespresso machines in the room and complimentary water, sodas, and snacks. Comfortable bed, nice linens, and robes.
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Response from Carlo C, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear "barbaram870", Thank you very much for your loyalty to our luxury boutique hotel, The Spectator! We very much appreciate you taking the time to write this review which highlights our inclusive amenities, central location, and comfortable guest rooms. We are honored to be your Charleston hotel of choice and we hope that you will stay with us again soon! Sincere regards, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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I have traveled much and far for both business and fun. I am not sure I have had a better hotel experience than the Spectator Hotel in beautiful Charleston. The hotel itself is beautifully decorated. The rooms are gorgeous and very comfortable. The complimentary mini bar is
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Response from Carlo C, General Manager at The Spectator Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear "wendeno", Greetings from The Spectator Hotel! It is truly wonderful to read this thoughtful and detailed review. I speak on behalf of the whole team in thanking you for writing it and for highlighting our inclusive amenities, our luxurious interior space, and our comfortable guest rooms. Most importantly, I am happy to hear that our friendly and attentive staff made such a difference for your stay, as we are nothing without the commitment from our caring team. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Charleston and we thank you for being our valued guest. Sincerely, Carlo Carroccia General Manager
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How do you tip the staff?
Dear "Nryan2008", My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Providing a tip or gratuity is always appreciated in the hotel business and never expected. That said, there are some hotel positions that are more reliant on gratuities than others. These include food and beverage servers, bellmen, doormen, and valets. Resources such as TripAdvisor and Emily Post Institute provide travel/resource guides that list specific dollar amounts that are appropriate. However, feel free to be as generous as you like, if you feel that the service you have received is worthy of it. I hope this information is helpful! Best regards, Carlo Carroccia Hotel Manager
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How do you tip the staff?
We tipped daily when a service was performed because there are different butlers at various times. What was impressive was that we never felt that a tip was expected, and as a result we were more generous than we might have been at other hotels.
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I would suggest staying in the area of The Spectator. It is in an excellent location.. you will be within walking distance to all types of restaurants, the city market, tons of awesome shopping and will not get bored. The area offers many tours (walking, carriage and via bikes) and there is a little bit of something for everyone. My husband and I found that staying in a hotel in the city also saved a ton when it came to parking as well!
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How early is coffee available and where is it located?
There are also Nespresso machines in your room if you'd like to have different flavors
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"The premier balcony suite had a great view, large bathroom, lots of natural light, love seat, second television, and dinette area."
"All rooms are quiet but rooms on the north side have a view of the Ravenel bridge."
"We were in room 102; quiet, and bright and beautiful - even the patio"
"loved the double queen with double sinks"
"Ask for a room with a view of St. Peter's Chuch!"
US$349 - US$773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharleston
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