Elegance and Southern charm come together to produce a boutique hotel experience reminiscent of the iconic public and private gardens of Charleston, S.C. Between Church Street and State Street, Where to stay in downtown Charleston, you may ask. Well, The Loutrel opened in late 2021. This getaway gives guests the opportunity to explore all Charleston has to offer while relaxing in style. It’s yet another addition to the Charlestowne properties that also include beloved Charleston staples like French Quarter Inn and The Spectator.
Inside, you’re met with a huge piece of art by local creator Linda Fantuzzo. You’ll also find a style that’s a lush mix of art deco and classic. Each of the 50 rooms and suites come with Mantouk Damiano Percale sheets and bathrobes. Expect to also find a 55-inch smart television and Lavazza coffee. There are a mix of California king rooms, corner kings with views of the Ravenel Bridge or Charleston harbor, five suites, and several rooms offering balconies. The hotel houses a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center with Peloton and Life Fitness equipment.
The Veranda Lounge has sweeping windows and a cozy ambiance. It offers guests a nightly happy hour and a chance to relax and socialize while sipping on botanical craft cocktails and enjoying a Mediterranean-inspired menu. The lounge is conveniently tucked into the side of the lobby. It also provides delivery service to your room or suite, plus lots of charming, classically-Southern details like the repurposed porch swing.
Holy City Atmosphere
There’s also the private Clubroom on the Mezzanine level. This is a smaller, more intimate atmosphere for guests to socialize, eat and drink. The Clubroom offers complimentary, local culinary treats throughout the day, including snacks and desserts. Upstairs, the third and final dining option is The Rooftop Terrace, overlooking Market Street and the French Quarter. From outside, you can enjoy the greenery, firepits, and open space while having a drink or a bite.
Steps outside the front doors, there are numerous attractions, most just a short walking distance. The Gibbes Museum, located in the Beaux Art building with a large collection of over 100,000 works of contemporary fine art, is only a five-minute walk from the hotel.
King Street, Charleston’s main shopping district, is also a short walk. So you can peruse the local boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and art galleries.
Charleston is a city with rich history and beautiful scenery. The city’s Southern charm and elegance are apparent in every part of the city and the hotel. The Loutrel brings the charm, iconic design, and luxury of the South at every turn.