2 of America’s 3 top hotels are in Charleston

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The French Quarter Inn in Charleston took top honors as the Top Hotel in the United States. (Source: TripAdvisor)

If you’re thinking about possible vacation locations, here are two more reasons Charleston should make your list!

Two of the three top hotels in America are located in the Holy City.

TripAdvisor compiled a list of the top hotels in America in its Travelers’ Choice awards, which is now in its 17th year. Charleston hotels took the first and third spots on the list.

The French Quarter Inn ranked as America’s best hotel.

A traveler favorite, this historic hotel just off Market Street makes its guests truly feel at home. According to a recent TripAdvisor review, the location is perfect.

“You are literally in the middle of the best shopping, the best eating and the best sightseeing Charleston has to offer. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Rooms are perfect. Milk, port and cookies at night; wine and cheese in the evening; and an amazing breakfast spread (including mimosas) in the morning.”

Located at 166 Church Street, at the corner of Church Street and Linguard Street, the hotel ranks 5.0 out of 5.0 possible points on TripAdvisor’s site. TripAdvisor says the average annual price per night is $463.

The Spectator Hotel, also in Charleston, ranked at third place.

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The Spectator Hotel in Charleston’s Historic District was named the third best hotel in America. (Source: TripAdvisor)

TripAdvisor says the Spectator, located in Charleston’s historic district, blends Southern Charm with Jazz Age exuberance.

“We were so impressed with all the details of this hotel… from the welcome cocktail at check in to a butler helping us (pressing some shirts) to free minibar to champagne to the perfect toiletries. And my favorite, the brunch basket they bring to your room,” one reviewer wrote.

Also earning a perfect 5.0 for its ratings, The Spectator Hotel is located at 67 State St., at the corner of State and Linguard Streets.

The awards for America’s top hotels are based on millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single years from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. They range from the best bargain and most luxurious properties to the top family-friendly and most romantic hotels.

The second place winner was the Nantucket Hotel & Resort in Massachusetts.