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Just as every city has its own unique energy pulsing through the streets and the people within it; so does every boutique hotel. As a guest, you’ll be treated to a type of live theater performance with a unique cast of characters: Guests from every walk of life, hotel staff, and you – the star of the show. 

 Our featured boutique hotels in Charleston, SC are the ones that perfectly capture the city’s vibe. The ones we’re currently obsessed with. And the ones that deserve to have you in the starring role: As a pampered guest looking to capture the true essence of Charleston.

The Spectator Hotel

Charleston, SCHome » Boutique Hotels » Charleston Boutique Hotels » The Spectator Hotel The Spectator Hotel67 State St., Charleston, SC 29401The awards and accolades for The Spectator are too numerous to list here… it’s that spectacular. Not only has it been voted the best hotel in Charleston, it’s consistently ranked as one of the top properties across many different publications. And did we mention it’s also one of the very best hotels in the USA? As you can see, The Spectator shows everyone else how hospitality is done right. Located at the intersection of the famed City Market and Charleston’s French Quarter, the hotel is perfectly positioned near many of Charleston’s top attractions and things to do. Stroll over to the College of Charleston, the Gibbes Art Museum, Philadelphia Alley, Dock Street Theater, or grab a horse-drawn carriage ride. Start your day with a gourmet continental breakfast delivered to your room by your personal butler (each guest has one). They are the hotel’s ambassadors and are famous for anticipating needs and making sure every facet of your stay is remarkable. And with staff like that, you can rest assured that the rooms are stellar. They're spacious and feature seemingly endless high-end amenities. The gorgeous lobby will blow you away with its dazzling chandelier, golden elevator, and custom made silk tapestries. After a day exploring historic downtown Charleston, head back to the swanky Prohibition-style Spectator Bar and sip a vintage-inspired cocktail to top off the perfect day on your Charleston getaway. The Spectator vibe is classy with plenty of the refined glamour of the Old South. That means there are plenty of little indulgences for you such as complimentary bicycles, a welcome cocktail, and optional add ons like private mixology classes, in-room massage, and much more. Book The Spectator HotelSUITE ROOMS Deluxe Suite Sleeps 2. 384 sq. ft. Luxurious locally made king bed and custom pillows, spa-like bathroom, built-in armoire, and a bistro table and chairs. There’s also a comfortable separate seating area to relax and visit with friends. Premier Balcony Suite Sleeps 2. 414 sq. ft. A light-filled suite with locally made king size bed. Lovely city views from your private furnished wraparound balcony. Beautiful bathroom, custom furnishings, built-in armoire. Grand Suite Sleeps 2. 550 sq. ft. Gorgeous views of historic State and Market Streets from the sitting area. Fix a drink at the wood countertop refreshment area and unwind. The white marble bathroom features floor to ceiling glass and tile shower and separate soaking tub. KING ROOMS Deluxe King Sleeps 2. 382 sq. ft. Located on the hotel’s top two floors overlooking famous Charleston City Market. Locally made king size bed and dry bar with wood countertop and bistro table and chairs. Floor to ceiling tile shower. Traditional King Sleeps 2. 382 sq. ft. Boudoir-like room custom made king bed and cozy armchair, built-in armoire. Spa-inspired bathrooms. Deluxe King Balconette Sleeps 2. 382 sq. ft. Located on the penthouse floor with private balconette. Custom made king size bed ...

The Palms Oceanfront

Charleston, SCHome » Boutique Hotels » Charleston Boutique Hotels » The Palms Oceanfront The Palms Oceanfront1126 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451Just a short drive from historic Charleston, you’ll find the breezy coastal town of Isle of Palms and its loveliest beachfront boutique hotel, The Palms Oceanfront. This property has recently undergone a head-to-toe renovation and each one of its guest rooms has a modern maritime style with plenty of inspiration from nature. As you might expect from a Southern oceanfront property, the vibe is laid back and staff are well versed in the art of Southern hospitality. Part of the recent renovation included a lobby redesign that replaced the front desk with “welcome pods” for your convenience. Other highlights include a new saline swimming pool and sunny pool deck with outdoor showers. Staying on the property all day is a treat, but if you’re looking for fun things to do, how about a day of golf? Or pack up the kiddos and head to nearby Sullivan’s Island or Shem Creek. And, of course, you could spend the day exploring Charleston, and head back to The Palms to watch the sunset. This makes a great stay for couples, as romance and beachfront sunsets are a winning combo. Book The Palms OceanfrontOCEANFRONT BALCONY Sleeps 2 – 4 A great choice for practically everyone, with a furnished balcony with stunning ocean views. Choose from one queen or two king beds. PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW BALCONY Sleeps 2 – 4 Each room offers partial ocean views and a private balcony with comfy seating. Connecting rooms available if you need more space for girl trips, families, or other groups. Furnished with one king or two queen beds. CITY VIEW BALCONY Sleeps 2 A spacious room with a nice view of Ocean Boulevard. Private balcony. INTERIOR ROOMS Sleeps 2-4 Connecting Room with interior-facing window. This is a popular option for budget travelers and explorers–those who want to spend the day on the beach or out on the town. You'll have a view of the interior corridor, but there is plenty of seating for friends on a budget and frugal families. INTERIOR KING ACCESSIBLE Sleeps 2-4 Connecting room with interior-facing window. Similar to the Interior Rooms above, but with more seating and many accessibility features to better accommodate folks who need a little more space. Again, this is a good choice for explorers and budget travellers alike. Book The Palms Oceanfront
  • New saline pool and sun deck
  • Newly renovated
  • Beachfront views
  • Oceanfront hotel
  • Outdoor showers
  • Lobby breakfast bar
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Parking available for a small fee
  • ADA accessibility & features
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The Vendue Charleston

Charleston, SCHome » Boutique Hotels » Charleston Boutique Hotels » The Vendue Charleston The Vendue Charleston19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401Billing itself as “Charleston’s Art Hotel,” The Vendue certainly lives up to that moniker. In 2014, the property was renovated and reborn as Charleston’s first and only hotel dedicated to the arts, in many different forms. Since then, over 300 unique works have been installed, much to the delight of guests and featured artists alike. With 2-3 art exhibits per year, there’s always something new to explore at The Vendue. Located in Charleston’s Historic District, The Vendue is conveniently situated near some of the best things to see and do in Charleston. Take a historic downtown walking tour, “meet” some of Chalreston’s famous ghosts and spirits, head to the farmers market, go fishing… the options are nearly endless. What really makes The Vendue shine is that no two rooms are alike, as each is furnished and styled with different period reproductions or true antiques. No matter which room you book, you’ll be treated to one-of-a-kind artworks, Egyptian cotton linens, and other fine appointments. There are also plenty of dining options at The Vendue with not one, but three on-site restaurants. Start your day off with fresh coffee and an artisanal continental breakfast in the lobby lounge, Drawing Room, which also offers small bites and cocktails during the day. For a more substantial offering, head to Revival for modern yet relaxed dining with a focus on the ingredients and recipes from South Carolina’s past. Ready to relax with a drink and enjoy a stellar view of the Charleston skyline? Then head to The Rooftop, consistently awarded the title of Charleston’s Best Rooftop Bar. Enjoy sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor, Waterfront Park, The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and more Book The Vendue CharlestonSUITES Gallery Suite King size bed, walk in shower, separate tub. Spacious separate sitting area, writing desk, and original artwork. Junior Suite King size bed, walk-in shower, separate sitting area. The highlight is the exposed wood beam ceiling and original pine floors. Standard in-room amenities and of course, original artwork. PREMIERE ROOMS Premiere King The Vendue’s largest and most luxurious room. King bed, walk-in shower, and boutique featherbeds with Egyptian cotton bed linens. Enjoy views of one of Charleston’s most popular streets- East Bay. Daily art reception with canapés and evening milk and cookies. Premiere Double Queen As a Premiere room, these are the most spacious and luxurious. Double queen beds, walk-in shower, and boutique featherbeds with Egyptian cotton bed linens. Daily Art Reception with wine and canapés and evening milk and cookies. SIGNATURE ROOMS Signature King King size bed with Egyptian cotton bed linens, cotton bathrobes, and all signature amenities the hotel offers. Signature Queen Queen size bed with Egyptian cotton bed linens. cotton bathrobes, and all signature amenities the hotel offers INTERIOR ROOMS Interior Double Queen Two queen beds. These rooms are windowless but make up for it with beautiful furnishings and all other ...


Boutique hotels Charleston, SC and fine dining go hand-in-hand. Gone are the days when eating at a hotel restaurant meant underwhelming food dutifully consumed before packing up and hitting the road. Today, many of the restaurants who call boutique hotels home are a destination unto themselves. Charleston has a storied dining scene thanks to an influx of James Beard award-winning chefs; many of whom call these boutique hotel restaurants home. And while each establishment is refreshingly unique, each strives to serve their guests not just a meal, but a true culinary adventure. You’ll enjoy traditional Lowcountry dishes served with a modern twist that delights the palate. Of course, a wide range of fresh locally-sourced ingredients is standard fare at the best boutique hotel restaurants. 

Maybe you’d prefer a drink or two friends? How about an intimate chat with your significant other over cocktails? Let Charleston, SC boutique hotels take care of that! You’ll find some of the best bars in Charleston at these remarkable properties. Best of all, there’s a drink and a vibe for everyone. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or chill out to some live jazz music, you’ll love the Charleston nightlife. Late nights not your style? Then enjoy a mimosa with brunch on the patio or a midday craft beer on the rooftop with 360-degree views of Charleston. 

Let this captivating city wow you with a stay in any of our picks for the best hotels Charleston, SC.

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