The Spectator Hotel, Boutique Hotel Charleston, SC

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Let me tell you what.  I am ready for another mini vacation while scrolling through these pictures!  When the plan for Charleston was made and the flights were booked, the next big task was finding where to stay.  My Aunt had sent me over a press release for the Spectator hotel.  It is a brand new boutique hotel that just opened in downtown Charleston.  When we were planning our girls trip to the city, we wanted to stay in a hotel that was close to all the action.  The Spectator was a perfect location to walk to all the attractions, shopping and restaurants.  We couldn’t have picked a better spot.

The Spectator Hotel Review

The Spectator Hotel Review

The Spectator HotelThe Spectator HotelSpectator Hotel LobbyThe Spectator Hotel Room Lobby

The hotel opened just over a month ago and boosts 41 beautiful rooms.  With the small amount of rooms, this boutique hotel was able to make you feel like you were their number one priority.  I mean, each room came with your own butler service and breakfast brought up to your room every morning.


Each room was stocked with complimentary (yes free!) gourmet snacks and cold beverages.  There was also a Nespresso machine in every room, you know how much I love both of mine at home.

Snacks at the Spectator Hotel The Spectator Hotel Nespresso

The rooms were very spacious and the beds were incredibly comfortable.

The Spectator Hotel Room

Let’s talk about this bathroom.  I mean straight out of my Pinterest boards.  Three girls got ready with all of our hair products, tools and makeup with plenty of space.  The bigelow products was a great luxe brand to use.  Also, heated towel racks…..need I say more?

The Spectator Hotel bathroomThe Spectator hotel bathroom 2

The butler service.  I wasn’t feeling so hot the first night and called down for Tums. They had it up to me in less than 5 minutes.  Coming back to a turndown service with chocolate liquor and jazz music playing was a great way to unwind.

The Spectator hotel turn down

Breakfast was complimentary.  You picked your options the night before and put the slip outside of your door.  We picked a breakfast time of 8am and they were promptly calling every morning on the dot.  There were a few times that some items were missing but they were quick to bring them up ASAP.  Still working out some kinks but they were totally minor…..I mean you are bringing me breakfast in bed, I’ll wait for the toast right?

breakfast Spectator hotel

When we arrived back at the hotel, they brought us up coffee and tea with snacks.  No problem.  Also, the hotel bar is a destination spot all in itself.  The drinks were so fresh and creative.  I am still thinking about it.

Spectator Bar AreaThe Spectator Hotel Bar

The hotel is walking distance to all the great shopping, restaurants and attractions.  We took uber from the airport, you will not need to rent a car if you stay here.  You can walk to basically anywhere in the city.

You can also take their bikes out for a ride if you want to sneak in a little exercise.

The Spectator Hotel

Overall, I was so happy with our stay.  My feelings are if you are going to spend that kind of money, you want the service to go along with it.  Their attention to detail and the yes I will make it happen for you approach was definitely noted and appreciated.  If you are planning a trip to Charleston I highly recommend staying at the Spectator hotel.  You will be spoiled accordingly and it will make your trip that much more enjoyable.  Any questions definitely feel free to ask!   Thank you to the Spectator hotel for our beautiful stay.


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*I received a partial discount for our stay in exchange for a review.  However, I 100% recommend the hotel for a luxe stay in Charleston.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that collaborate with Meet at that Barre.


31 responses to “The Spectator Hotel, Boutique Hotel Charleston, SC”

  1. I can’t believe it was a week ago today we were on our way up to Charleston! Wahhhh! Loved our stay at The Spectator though and I already can’t wait to go back!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. All I have to say is – can we go back?! Everything was pure perfection and we have your aunt to thank for getting us hooked on this luxurious hotel :) xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. looks like a beautiful hotel. I’ll have to give it a try next time we are in Charleston. Those bikes are super cute!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  4. Owen Davis says:

    Swooning over your pictures. Definitely staying here next time I take a trip to my favorite city!

  5. Nichole says:

    This hotel is GORGEOUS!!! I love the amenities, as well! I need to go

  6. Kerri says:

    Wow, what a beautiful looking hotel!

  7. This hotel is purely stunning, love that you guys stumbled upon a brand new gem! The turn-down service reminds me of a resort in the Caribbean or a cruise, and loving that they have complimentary breakfast and bike rentals <3

  8. Gorgeous hotel!! Thank you so much for your honest review. I totally trust your judgement when it comes to hotels and restaurants. :-) This place looks like it would also meet all of Chris’s requirements. He is kind of a diva about hotels.. haha. His parents live an hour-and-a-half away from Charleston and I keep telling him that I really want to go there some day. I’ll definitely keep this hotel in mind when that happens. :-) Have a wonderful day lady!! :-)

  9. So jealous of your trip! Like I said the other day, I’ve always wanted to stay in Charleston. It’s such a pretty area! This hotel seems like the perfect place to stay. I tend to be pretty frugal in general but when I’m really in need of a vacation I like to treat myself and spend a little extra to have a great experience. It’s so worth it!

  10. ugh i need to go there! with you fantastic ladies especially! i love all the details they don’t overlook – that is key for a perfect hotel stay (i’m so picky) :)


  11. What a cute place to stay! That’s so fun. I definitely enjoy that kind of service, too.
    Charleston is on my list to visit!

  12. The lobby looks like quintessential Charleston :) Glad y’all had a good stay!

  13. Jenn says:

    It looked gorgeous and sounds like you guys loved the stay. How could you not?? It’s amazing just from the photos!!

  14. Zelle says:

    Gorgeous hotel! And I just love that bike pic!
    xo Southern Style

  15. Courtney B says:

    I loooooove staying in boutique hotels! This one definitely looks incredible! So perfect for your stay! Seriously looks like it was the BEST trip! Loved following all of you on IG!

  16. Kay R. says:

    These photos are stunning! What an absolutely gorgeous hotel! :)

  17. Thank you for such a great hotel review! After seeing all you lovely bloggers having such a grand time there, I put it on my list for a place for my husband and I to go!! Such a cute picture on the bicycles, prettiest girls in all of Blogland!!

  18. This hotel looks absolutely fabulous! You’re making me want to visit!

    Her Heartland Soul

  19. this hotel is GORGEOUS! if I ever visit I want to stay here!! Looks like y’all had a blast!

  20. WOW that is gorgeous and I love all of the personalized service! Sounds heavenly!

  21. kristen says:

    you’re right, totally looks right out of a pinterest board! i wish i could afford to stay somewhere this fancy. i’ll just drool over your pictures!

  22. Beautiful photos and description of the hotel. Nothing beats free breakfast in my books although location and good service are important too. I love how they have bikes you can use to get around. Cute idea!

  23. Lindsay says:

    That place looks amazing! I may have to book myself a birthday trip up there!

  24. Kristina says:

    This hotel looks awesome and that’s so cool that y’all go to do a review. I will definitely be looking into it on our next Charleston trip!! xo

  25. SO gorgeous! I would never leave that hotel. That lobby is insane! *Wipes away drool…*

    Miranda Writes

  26. Sara says:

    SEriously love that commitment to detail and service!!! I’ve been really disappointed at the shift of service in the hospitality industry, but it definitely sounds like they have it right!! Beautiful pictures!

  27. Kiki says:

    Um wow did you feel like a movie star? I certainly would have. That’s some nice pampering there. You and Pamela look so cute on the bikes! What a nice addition to a beautiful hotel!

  28. Rachel says:

    The hotel looks + sounds fabulous! I’d definitely look into staying there next time I’m in Charleston!

  29. Grace says:

    This hotel looks beautiful – I will definitely have to keep it in mind for any future trips to Charleston. We stayed at King Charles Inn on our last trip and loved it. Charleston is so charming!


  30. Ashley says:

    I’m staying at The Spectator in a couple weeks, I cannot wait! Thanks for sharing a little more insight!

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