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20 Luxurious Hotel Lobbies in the Lowcountry


Southern style reimagined

Step into The Dewberry‘s luxurious lobby and be instantly transported to a world of sophistication and Southern style reimagined. Channel The Great Gatsby, pull up a seat at the hotel’s all brass bar and sip an Old Fashioned while scrolling through our round up featuring 20 of the most luxurious hotel lobbies in the Lowcountry, each with their own distinctive character and vibe. Which hotel has you dreaming of checking into Charleston?

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The AAA 4 Diamond boutique inn is situated in the Ansonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston, named after Lord Anson of England won the property in a spirited poker game with Charlestonian Thomas Gadsden. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and cheese each afternoon, or indulge in freshly baked cookies offered daily.

Step inside The Spectator Hotel and be transported back in time to the Roaring ‘20s. With a blend of Southern charm, flapper flair, and socialite elegance, the ambience will leave you captivated. Situated between the French Quarter and Charleston City Market neighborhood, The Spectator Hotel’s three-story building offers 41 guest rooms along with a personalized butler service, valet parking, complimentary bicycle usage and hotel bar featuring golden twenties era inspired spirits.

Originally opened in 1853 and completely restored, the Mills House Hotel is a charming blend of 19th century architecture, tastefully appointed furnishings and genial service. The hotel is centrally located and close to a variety of attractions, including the Dock Street Theatre, City Market, Waterfront Park and Husk restaurant.

Wentworth Mansion is Charleston’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel located in the heart of the Historic District. All rooms have king beds, whirlpools and fireplaces.

Overlooking the Ashley River, the Charleston Marriott is situated minutes from the heart of historic Charleston and offers easy access to local area beaches, award-winning restaurants and entertainment. Unwind with a cocktail and Ashley River sunset view at the rooftop bar, Aqua Terrace, before savoring delicious fare at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Saffire.

This modern boutique hotel stuns around every corner. The circa 1830 Delaney House serves as Hotel Bella Grace’s breakfast and gathering space while the hotel also provides 50 modern guest rooms, a beautiful lobby and fitness center.

This luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the center of Charleston’s downtown district, offering spectacular views of the harbor and city. In addition to a Rooftop Terrace, The Dewberry boasts a stunning ballroom, lush walled gardens. Sip cocktails in The Living Room, located in The Dewberry’s art deco themed lobby, and enjoy “Southern brasserie” fare at the hotel’s restaurant, Henrietta’s.

Situated on Meeting Street in Charleston’s famed Historic District, Homewood Suites is within walking distance to boutique shops and renowned restaurants. Unwind at the hotel’s full-service bar or at the second floor outdoor pool and patio space.

This AAA Four Diamond luxury inn overlooking the historic City Market is located within easy walking distance of many local attractions, as well as the picturesque harbor.

Overlooking Charleston’s historic Marion Square, Hotel Bennett is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. This luxurious hotel features 179 guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant with spectacular views of Marion Square and a sophisticated lounge and bar.

It happens time and again at Charleston Place Hotel: People enter the lobby and stand with their mouths agape at the Venetian chandelier larger than a Volkswagen Beetle. A gathering point for local society, this Belmond hotel blends gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine.

Grand Bohemian Hotel houses an on-site art gallery featuring local, national and international artists, a wine blending and tasting room, a specialty coffee shop and a rooftop terrace offering views of the Holy City skyline.

Overlooking Charleston Harbor and steps away from Waterfront Park, this sophisticated 4 Diamond inn features unparalleled services and amenities beckoning the most seasoned traveler. Order complimentary continental breakfast to be delivered to the harbor view terrace or your hotel room.

This eclectic hotel boasts a blend of contemporary and vintage furnishings, haint blue accented ceilings, a modern fitness center and outdoor saltwater pool. Following a full day exploring historic Charleston, fuel up with Southern-influenced cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, 1KEPT.

Situated just four miles from Isle of Palms beaches, next door to Towne Center Shopping Mall and 15 minutes from Charleston's Historic District, Hampton Inn & Suites is the ideal location for a blend of surf and turf.

Check into Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport and lounge by the lobby fireplace or on the garden patio, enjoy a South Carolina Stingrays hockey game at the nearby North Charleston Coliseum or spend the day shopping at Tanger Outlets.

Mornings at Hyatt Place start with customizable breakfast bowls and refreshing yogurt parfaits. To refuel, visit the Bakery Café for around-the-clock dining and specialty Starbucks coffee. Take a dip in the indoor heated pool before taking advantage of the complimentary shuttle service which provides transportation to nearby restaurants and the Tanger Outlets. After filling up on delicious bites, enjoy a concert or hockey game at the North Charleston Coliseum.

This luxurious waterfront hotel and marina is just a four-minute walk from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, and a less than 10 minute drive from downtown Charleston. The resort offers amazing harbor views, a private beach, rooftop bar and marina access. Spend the day at the hotel spa, on the tennis courts, at the movie theater or sipping cocktails poolside at the full-service Tiki Bar.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is North Charleston's only 4 Diamond boutique hotel and is ideally situated near the Charleston International Airport , shopping at Tanger Outlets and the eclectic Park Circle neighborhood. Enjoy a relaxing day at the outdoor pool before kicking off the evening sipping cocktails at the modern lobby bar and lounge.

Set along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, this grand seaside mansion features sweeping ocean views, a unique nature-themed spa, three pools and two oceanfront dining rooms. The Sanctuary Hotel is one of the leading resorts in the country and consistently ranks highly in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.