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Road Trips — By Apryl Chapman Thomas on October 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Spending the Night at City Loft Hotel in Beaufort, South Carolina

cityloft3small “You know you’re going to experience something very different, and yet delightful,” says Matt McAlhaney, owner of City Loft Hotel in Beaufort, S.C.

The two-week old property, located in a National Historic Landmark District, is the city’s first upscale hotel. There wasn’t any doubt where the real estate entrepreneur would develop his hotel.

“Beaufort is my home, and it’s truly a majestic island setting with sophisticated, well-traveled locals and tourists alike. In my opinion, it (the city) deserved a cool hotel set against a backdrop of antebellum history.”

Referring to itself as where “modern meets southern,” the property combines current style with down home southern charm.

roomint2small Within the 23 rooms, you’ll find such amenities as Memory Foam beds, iPod lamps, steam showers and much more. Taking its design aroomint1small step further, McAlhaney points out the bathrooms are as good  as it gets with 5-foot soaking tubs, artisan chocolate tiled walls, separate glassed-in showers and a flat-screen TV mounted on an articulating arm.

“You could never leave the bathroom at City Loft and still feel that you got your money’s worth.”

And when it comes to southern charm, City Loft doesn’t disappoint. For memorable stays, the attention is in the details and whatever you need or want – carriage tours of downtown, fly-fishing, golfing, dining or even an in-room massage – the staff will assist in arranging a time or reservation.

cityloft1small The property is considered to be the focal point of what McAlhaney says is “an amazing corner that boasts not only City Loft, but also two of Beaufort’s finest restaurants/wine bars and even city hall.”

He points out that City Loft looks and feels different from everything in the city.

“We’re nothing like other local accommodations. It’s that simple.”

photo credit: courtesy of City Loft Hotel and k101 Agency

    1 Comment

  • Jenni Ingersoll says:

    I love Beaufort! It was one of our favorite little stops on trips to Charleston. I am glad there is an upscale hotel there, but the Bed & Breakfasts in Beaufort are very charming also.

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