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In The News Accolades for The Loutrel

Even in a city known for warm Southern hospitality, sophisticated design and gracious service, The Loutrel makes a headline-grabbing debut. Read on to see what media has to say about our Charleston hotel.

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20 Best Mother-Daughter Trips, From Weekend Getaways to Vacations in Europe

"The Loutrel, a downtown hotel surrounded by cobblestone streets and historic mansions. The property can arrange for a variety of experiences, including a private walking history tour, in-room massages, and a mix-and-match fragrance class."

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A Guide to the Most Charming Hotels in Charleston

"Situated in the heart of the historic district, the 50-room luxury boutique hotel boasts refined design, genuine hospitality and a plenty of contemporary comforts."

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Traveler' Choice Awards - Best of the Best Hotels

"Enjoy peak Southern hospitality at The Loutrel. Free breakfast, happy hour drinks, and snacks are all served up every day by the friendly and dedicated staff."

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The 18 best hotels in Charleston, from historic inns to modern stays

"The Loutrel may be the new kid on the historic block, but you'll find nods to 'Old Charleston' in its lazy ceiling fans, the breezy front porch-style foyer and the massive painting of a march landscaping by a local artist."

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20 Romantic Anniversary Trip Ideas

"The Loutrel provides boutique charm, a rooftop terrace, and beautifully appointed rooms and suites for your stay in the Holy City."

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25 Best Summer Vacations Everyone Should Consider in 2024

"Stay at The Loutrel, a luxury boutique hotel just steps away from some of the best things to do in Charleston"

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15 Best Hotels in Charleston

“I loved the bright and modern Southern design, the super-convenient location near Charleston’s top attractions, and the private rooftop overlooking the city.”

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25 Top Destinations to Visit March in 2024

"When it’s time to rest, book a room at The Loutrel, a 50-room luxury hotel in the heart of the city’s historic district."

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7 Great Winter Weekend Getaways in the U.S., Whether You’re After Sun or Snow

"This city loves a roof deck, and the Loutrel’s terrace offers killer views of downtown’s steeples and harbor."

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Book One Of These Standout Hotels For Your Next Trip To Charleston

"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."

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Students with disabilities plant rooftop garden at downtown Charleston hotel

"On a sunny October afternoon, a group of students with disabilities dug their hands into fluffy black soil to plant vegetables and herbs on the rooftop of The Loutrel hotel in downtown Charleston." 

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8 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in the Fall

"The Loutrel, a 50-room boutique hotel in the French Quarter, and Brasserie la Banque, a French brasserie from James Beard Award–nominated restaurateur Steve Palmer, are two of Charleston’s most popular spots."

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Crushin' on Charleston

"...The Loutrel is pure poetry. The embodiment of modern Charleston with a nod to its history, it's precisely where you want to lay your head.. or laze in the Veranda Lounge over – what else – botanical-inspired boozy 'tails and Mediterranean bites."

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Escaping to the Heart of Historic Charleston

"One stand-out property exceeding guest expectations is The Loutrel, which was recently named as a top United States hotel in Travel + Leisure’s 2023 World's Best Awards."

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This Serene Charleston Hotel Was Inspired By The City's Famed Gardens

"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." 

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THE 15 BEST CITY HOTELS IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.

Voters valued personal service and a great location in our annual "World’s Best Awards" survey for 2023. 8. The Loutrel: Charleston, South Carolina.

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THE 15 BEST HOTELS IN CHARLESTON

The 2023 list of reader-favorite hotels in Charleston shows that travelers really do love full-service luxury properties.

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SC resorts and hotels are picking up pickleball as new business priority

"The partnership converted the hotel's rooftop at 61 State St. into temporary, regulation-size court for locals and visitors to play with Charleston's historic cityscape as the backdrop."

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Charleston Travel Guide

"Travel + Leisure readers named The Loutrel, which opened in November 2021, the best hotel in Charleston — a title earned thanks to its upscale Lowcountry style, rooftop cocktail service, amenities, and iconic downtown location."

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Photos: The Loutrel in Charleston

"Come with U.S. News on a tour of The Loutrel in Charleston. The Loutrel welcomes travelers to the heart of historic Charleston. The hotel is centrally located on State Street, not far from Rainbow Row, so we found it easy to get a feel for the charm of downtown Charleston upon arrival."

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6 Best New(ish) Hotels in Charleston

"Rooms are airy and spacious, the bar buzzes, and an all day lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks seals the deal. Need more? Okay, fine, there’s also a rooftop terrace!"

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This Swanky New Boutique Hotel Has Been Named the No. 1 Hotel in Charleston — And For Good Reason

"Exploring The Loutrel's Design-Minded Retreat in the Historic District"

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Those ‘best’ lists got it right with The Loutrel in Charleston, S.C.

“While most guests laud the Hotel’s swanky rooms and lovely rooftop terrace, we were particularly impressed by its add-on experiences showcasing the city’s history and culture, such as oyster farm tours, guided historic neighborhood walks, and meet-and-greet events with local authors and artists.”

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The 20 Best Hotels in Charleston

"The Loutrel splashes into Charleston's hotel scene with palpably new construction and a prime location, just south of City Market...The Loutrel's 'wow' factor is its rooftop terrace, cresting the mature tree line of Charleston's historic French Quarter."

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The 15 Best City Hotels in the Continental U.S.

"The Loutrel, a 50-room property in Charleston's historic downtown, won the No. 2 spot because of its 'fantastic location and friendly staff' and 'beautiful rooms with handwritten welcome notes,' according to votes." 

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The 100 Best Hotels in the World

“One of the newest properties on the top 100 list, this swank 50-room hotel in Charleston's historic district only opened last fall, but it has already impressed travelers. Readers remarked on its genteel interiors, rooftop lounge serving up addictive cocktails and fantastic city views, and thoughtful touches like "beautiful rooms that come with handwritten notes."

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The 15 Best Hotels in Charleston

"Billing itself as "Charleston's Finest Hour," the Loutrel combines all the Southern hospitality you've come to expect in this South Carolina city with a new take on upscale Lowcountry style."

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Review: The Loutrel Hotel Is a Boutique Oasis in the Center of Charleston

"That feeling of joie de vivre is on full display the moment you step into the lobby of The Loutrel, a new boutique hotel that recently opened (and is generating plenty of buzz) in the heart of the city’s historic district."

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The Best New Hotels in the World: 2022 Hot List

"The Loutrel’s “wow” factor is its rooftop terrace, cresting the mature tree line of Charleston’s historic French Quarter. Early risers take morning coffee up here to watch the sun illuminate a sliver of harbor, returning hours later to enjoy an evening cocktail." 

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The Best New Hotels of 2022

"The Holy City epitomizes idealized Southern charm and gentility, and this 50-room boutique hotel, set in a historic building just a block from the Charleston City Market, captures that spirit. The vibe is particularly evident in the lobby..."

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How To Plan The Ultimate Spring Break In Charleston, South Carolina

"Inspired by the Holy City’s fabled gardens, The Loutrel opened in November and from the charming porch-inspired lobby and bar to the private Clubroom reserved exclusively for hotel guests and spacious rooftop terrace, the hotel is really living up to its reputation as 'Charleston’s Finest Hour.'"

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Eat, Stay, Love: Relax in style at the South’s best new hotels

"Designed by renowned architecture and design firm Michael Graves, this hotel’s botanical decor was inspired by Charleston’s manicured gardens and fertile landscapes—and it also boasts one of the city’s most spacious rooftop terraces. Overlooking Market Street and the French Quarter, beneath the spire of historic St. Philip’s Church (one of several steeples populating the view), it’s an enchanting spot for a pre-dinner cocktail."

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Four Destinations Across the United States to Visit If You Want to Unwind This Spring

"Catch gospel concerts and "rosé and roses" at the Festival of Houses & Gardens through April 9. This event dates back to 1947, is centered around fundraising and education as attendees tour homes witness the city's architectural landscapes. Afterwards, relax on the roof deck at the Loutrel, a charming new hotel in the historic district."

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Where to Get Away in the South this Spring


"The fifty-room Loutrel opened its doors in the heart of the historic district late last year. The hotel prides itself on its guest offerings with some of the city’s most revered cultural institutions including the Charleston Preservation Society, the Gibbes Museum of Art, and Buxton Books."

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It List 2022: Our Editors' Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

"Boutique hotels are a dime a dozen in the Holy City, but the Loutrel, a 50-room property located in the heart of Charleston's historic district, captures the intimacy and comfort of a Southern home in a modern setting. The Lowcountry influence is evident as you enter the airy lobby, which draws on the wraparound porches and manicured gardens found throughout the region."

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The Best New Hotels in North America and the Caribbean, 2022

"This reality is placated only by the fact that I can—and will—return to 50-room property just a few blocks off buzzy King and Market. Rooms are airy and spacious, the bar buzzes, and an all day lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks seals the deal. Need more? Okay, fine, there’s also a rooftop lounge!"

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These 5 new Hip Hotels Are Reason to Head to Charleston

"Inspired by the beauty of Charleston’s gardens, architect and designer Michael Graves created a sophisticated but unstuffy aesthetic that includes linen, wood, and wool and green, blue, and gold tones."

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New Hotels with Superb Southern Charm

"The 50-room luxury hotel The Loutrel in the French Quarter is inspired by the city’s many public and private gardens...The hotel is focused on thoughtful partnerships, fun amenities and onsite experiences that capture the spirit of the Holy City."

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10 New Luxe Hotels Opening in the US This Fall, From Napa to New York

"Another nice touch in the rooms: nightly turndown amenities from a local bakery. In addition to the lounge, which serves cocktails and small plates, there’s also a spacious rooftop."

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6 Perfect Winter Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

"The 50-room Loutrel...promises a stylish and luxurious stay. This city loves a roofdeck, and the Loutrel’s terrace will have killer views of downtown’s steeples and harbor."

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The 22 Best Places to Go in 2022

"The historic district has plenty of new places to stay, dine, and further explore the city’s origins. Luxury hotel The Loutrel is inspired by Charleston’s renowned gardens, with expansive views from its rooftop terrace."

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Finest Hour

"...a redefined elegance that instantly captures the attention of all who cross its path. But be warned: Once you enter the enchanting oasis, you many never want to leave."

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Looking for Things to Do? Here’s Where to Go in December (and What to Wear)

"Last month, Charleston got even more charming with the addition of The Loutrel to the city’s historic French Quarter. With interiors by the architecture and design firm Michael Graves, the 50-room hotel aims to epitomize Southern hospitality."

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Inside The Loutrel - a New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Charleston

"Charleston has a number of fantastic hotels, ranging from cozy boutique inns to larger luxury properties, and The Loutrel... stands out with its upscale take on modern Lowcountry living."

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Best Boutique Hotels that Offer Local Charm and World-Class Hospitality

"Of the many excuses to visit charming Charleston, here's the latest: The 50-room Loutrel opened its doors in November, revealing an Art Deco-meets-Southern charm gem..."

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Escape: Secret Garden

"A hotel is like a book: the good ones usher you into another world. The Loutrel, a new, garden-inspired boutique hotel in Charleston's historic French Quarter, accomplishes this right from the first step into the lobby by systematically engaging the senses."

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January Travel Deals

"'Escape to Charleston's Finest Hour,' a Washingtonian reader exclusive, includes a 15 percent room-rate discount, a welcome amenity, and a $40 Veranda Lounge credit..."

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The Best New Hotels to Book in 2022

"Opened in November 2021, the newest boutique hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, is Southern hospitality at its finest..."

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