When you enter The Loutrel, the upscale hotel in Charleston, S.C.’s fashionable French Quarter, you might feel as if you’re on the front porch of someone’s grand old Southern home, instead of a hotel lobby. And that warm and relaxed welcome is exactly how the hotel wants guests to feel when they walk through its doors.
From the potted citrus trees to the wicker furniture, fresh flowers to an expansive landscape painting by local artist Linda Fantuzzo, ceiling fans to a stylish wooden porch swing suspended from the ceiling, the light and bright space was inspired by Charleston’s famous front porches and lush gardens. You can’t wait to order a cocktail and settle into a cushy armchair or relax on the swing.
But that’s not the only calming space that will beckon to you at The Loutrel. Head up to the hotel’s rooftop terrace — one of the city’s best — to survey the Charleston skyline. There’s a nightly happy hour with signature cocktails and delicious canapes, which you can enjoy while getting a bird’s eye view of dozens of historic church steeples and listening to the bells of St. Michael’s church. Since the rooftop is open exclusively to hotel guests and their visitors, it means you don’t have to worry about fighting the crowds at other rooftop bars to enjoy sweeping views of the city alongside top-notch classic cocktails.
And while the serene lobby and rooftop spaces make guests feel world’s away, The Loutrel’s prime central location means guests are within a few blocks from some of Charleston’s most popular destinations and landmarks.
Considering its prime location, contemporary design, and blissful lobby and rooftop terrace spaces that are made for chatting, reading, sipping, and relaxing, it’s no wonder that The Loutrel has emerged as one of the best places to call home during a visit to The Holy City.
The Loutrel is centrally located at 61 State Street, in the heart of the French Quarter. King Street, Charleston City Market, and dozens of other popular destinations are just a few blocks away.
Relaxed and refined Southern hospitality
Architecture and Decór
Designed by Michael Graves Architecture and Design and inspired by Charleston’s celebrated landscapes and gardens, the hotel’s crisp and contemporary style is a modern representation of the Lowcountry. Nature is echoed in the sophisticated mix of greens, blues and golds, and materials like wood, wool, and linen.
Tufted headboards with nailhead trim, velvet armchairs, mirrored cabinets, and brass fixtures give the guest rooms and suites a feel that’s fresh and elegant, comfy and cozy.
- Prime central location in the French Quarter
- Exclusive access to one of the best rooftops in Charleston
- A delicious complimentary European-style breakfast
- Access to private mezzanine-level clubroom with local snacks and curated books
- Complimentary cocktails and canapes at the rooftop happy hour
Each of the 50 rooms and suites is decorated in a soothing and sophisticated color palette of blues and grays. Ranging from 350 to 700 square feet, guests have the option to book traditional rooms with California king beds, corner rooms with views of the Ravenel bridge or Charleston harbor, five suites, and a premier suite — many of which boast balconies with enchanting views of the French Quarter.
In-room amenities include sumptuous Matouk linens and towels, bath amenities crafted locally by Deep Steep, live flowers or plants like potted orchids, and free drinks and snacks made locally.
A delicious complimentary breakfast includes local pastries, charcuterie, and hot savory dishes like eggs benedict and breakfast sausages.
In afternoons and evenings, the Veranda Lounge offers flatbreads, bruschetta, salads, hummus, and meat and cheese boards served alongside classic cocktails, beer, and wine. Enjoy a meal or drinks at one of the Lounge’s bars or tables, or up on the roof.
Who It’s Best For
- Solo travelers
- Business travelers
Other Notable Services & Amenities
- Complimentary Priority Bikes
- Fresh in-room flowers or plants
- Matouk linens and towels
- Wi-Fi included in room rate
- Signature bathrobes
- Complimentary snacks from local brands and Lavazza coffee in-room
- Local Deep Steep bath amenities
- Dyson Hairdryers
- Fitness studio with Peloton bike and Precor equipment
- Clubroom with free locally made treats
- Valet parking
- King Street
- The Battery
- Rainbow Row
- Gibbes Museum of Art
- The Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park
- Marion Square
- International African American Museum
For more information or to book a stay, visit The Loutrel.
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