A Tour Of The Mantissa Boutique Hotel #sponsored #experiencehartsville

A Tour Of The Mantissa Boutique Hotel #sponsored #experiencehartsvilleCheap Is The New Classy

On our recent visit to Hartsville, South Carolina, we got to stay at a boutique hotel called The Mantissa. We were really unfamiliar with anything in the area when we rode into town, including the hotel, so we really didn’t know what to expect. Once we discovered the magic of The Mantissa, though, we were thoroughly convinced that it could have been our home away from home. We have both even remarked that we could give up some of our belongings and actually live there. Yes, it is that nice. The Mantissa actually tops the list for both of us for the best accommodations of 2016. If you are going to head to Hartsville anytime in the near future, make sure you stay at this wonderful boutique hotel right in the heart of Hartsville.

A Tour Of The Mantissa Boutique Hotel

The Mantissa opened in 2015, so it is relatively new. With the modern decor and amenities, you can tell this as soon as you walk into their lovely lobby. It is adorned with pieces from local artists, and features a coffee bar and spa right there in the lobby. The building itself was renovated so that The Mantissa could come into fruition.

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Our room was a balcony suite. It came complete with a full kitchen {with a beautiful concrete top island}, Keurig coffee maker, full sized refrigerator and so much more. It was basically a condo. It had a full living room with TV, and a spacious bedroom the likes of which I have never seen in any hotel before. The bed was a Sleep Number bed as well, so the night’s rest was quite wonderful for us both. It also contained a small, walk-in closet for our clothes and suitcase, again, unlike any other hotel that I have ever stayed in ever. Perhaps the most luxurious thing, though, was the bathroom, with an oversized soaker tub and a shower stall, it was just what Dawn and I both were looking forward to after a long day of checking out all that Hartsville had to offer. The sink in the bathroom was a modern one which I have not seen before and it was really cool.

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A Tour Of The Mantissa Boutique Hotel #sponsored #experiencehartsville

I also want to say about the cleanliness of the room. There was not a speck of dirt that I could see anywhere. Not one. That says a lot about The Mantissa and their cleaning staff. They obviously go the extra mile to make sure that you get what you pay for here. I have never been so pleased with a hotel room in my life. I want to visit this place again and again.

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Oh, and I almost forgot the balcony. Yeah, it’s small, but is ample enough to sit and enjoy a nice cup of coffee while looking out at the streets of Hartsville. And it is quite beautiful. It features wrought iron railing and beautiful furniture. The balcony and the concrete top island in the kitchen were Dawn’s favorite things about the suite.

While at The Mantissa, don’t forget to visit The Rooftop At The Mantissa – their rooftop bar. It offers gorgeous views of the town and a variety of drinks to help you relax and unwind. Dawn had a Bay Breezeway and I had a Irish White Russian and both were fantastic. The weather was great. The view was spectacular and the night was perfect.

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There is no doubt about it, when it comes to hotel stays, this is by far my favorite for the year. I cannot wait to re-visit Hartsville someday and stay here again. Good job, Mantissa! 5 out of 5 stars, no doubt! Dawn and I both agree, if you travel to Hartsville any time soon and you stay at The Mantissa, we believe that you will thoroughly enjoy it.

Get a great itinerary for things to do in Hartsville here. Also, be sure to check out the rest of our pictures of The Mantissa as well as our pictures from scenes around Hartsville on Flickr.

Stay At The Mantissa

The Mantissa Executive Suites & Spa
130 East Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
(843) 917-0669

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About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.


  1. Beautiful photos it looks like a really nice hotel ๐Ÿ™‚ The White Russian and Bay Breezeway looked delicious! Hope you had a good time, looks like you did haha

  2. That is so what I need right now. It has been an extremely stressful couple of weeks, and that place makes me feel a sense of calm just by looking at your pictures!

  3. Looks like you had fantastic time! It’s such a lovely hotel to visit- good standard and great place to relax!

  4. This looks like a lovely place. I am always looking for new places to vacation, and I do love the Carolinas. I will have to maybe check this place out soon

  5. What a beautiful hotel. I love the balcony. Having a kitchen is a must for me when I travel!

  6. Tamra Phelps says:

    Wow, this hotel looks gorgeous. I’ve never been to Hartsville, but it sounds like a nice place to see.

  7. I have only ever driven through South Carolina, but this looks like a great destination! I love to hear about fun hotels, I am keeping a list of eventual travel destinations, and this looks like a beautiful hotel!

  8. Wow – this boutique hotel looks amazing. I also was kinda drooling looking at the kitchen setup. Really fabulous. What a unique and high quality hotel.

  9. I love how you integrated your Instagram posts in this blog post! Also the boutique hotel looks so amazing!

  10. It is super class and lovely. I would love to have a tiny home like this, and then a VW bus to see the countryside!

  11. I really love visiting boutique hotels! I feel like I’m at home but a much nicer and cleaner and more sophisticated home with all the amenities a hotel offers me! Loving your pictures and putting this hotel on my must stay at list!

  12. This is a beautiful place with lovely decor! Definitely somewhere we would like to visit if we are ever in the area.

  13. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    What a beautiful hotel! I love the glasses that the cocktails are in. The balcony is so cute.

  14. That is such a beautiful property. I think I need a good book in front of that fire.

  15. What a beautiful hotel and your right it looks so clean which is a good thing. Noone wants to pay out for a dirty vacation x

  16. Wow, that place is beautiful. I can actually put it on my bucket list because SC is driving distance and almost the perfect weekend getaway.

  17. Your room was definitely impressive! I’d be pretty happy with the full kitchen and the comfy bed. I’d be excited to check out the rooftop bar too.

  18. Karen Puleski says:

    What a gorgeous hotel! We’ve never been to South Carolina, but it’s definitely on the list of places we’d like to visit. It’s so convenient having a full kitchen, eating out is nice, but not for every meal ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. This hotel is so gorgeous! I would be so happy to stay here. Those drinks look fabulous.

  20. I love how clean and welcoming the hotel looks! I’d love a balcony view. A nice way to kick back and relax with a yummy drink after a day of exploring the town!

  21. This hotel is so lovely. I really like the style and decor. It’s chic while still warm and comfy.

  22. What a great hotel , I really love the outdoor space. It almost feels more like a home than a hotel and I love that!

  23. This is such a beautiful place! Thanks so much for sharing…

  24. Oh my goodness this place looks amazing! I was actually looking into South Carolina for a future vacation today! I’ll look more into this hotel.

  25. It looks fancy and cozy! I’d love to visit SC sometime!

  26. Great picture, the hotel is cosy and chic , love it

  27. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous hotel and suite! I really love the unique aesthetic! And that’s so awesome your room had a walk in closet and soaker tub! Would definitely stay there!

  28. It looks like a great place to stay while in Hartsville! Definitely adding this to our list!

  29. Our Family World says:

    What a beautiful tour of this hotel I like the ambiance of this hotel and it’s quite peaceful.

  30. Dana Vento says:

    This hotel looks so cozy and perfect for a family or a couple. Those drinks are also looks yummy!

  31. I love your pictures. This place looks like a terrific visit. I especially would like to check out this place and hotel now that my area is in that sloppy winter season!

  32. I love boutique hotels anyway, but this place is especially lovely. Beautiful and quirky decor. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Katja xxx

  33. Ohhh it looks like such a lovely property! South Carolina is on my list to explore this year. I’ve only been to Myrtle Beach!

  34. How beautiful! It looks amazing and like such a great place to stay.

  35. THis looks like such a fun stay! It’s so nice to be able to get out of the house and stay somewhere new once in a while.

  36. What a lovely place. I always rely on posts like these to help me figure out where to stay when I travel. This looks really like it would be nice and relaxing!

  37. Robin Rue says:

    This hotel looks so beautiful. I love being able to look inside of hotels from another person’s perspective to see what it is really all about.

  38. This place looks great. I would totally stay and visit! Thanks for sharing.

  39. I really like the big kitchen in the room as sometimes we like to save money and eat in the hotel. The rooftop bar looks like a fun place to hang out as well.

  40. Hartsville is just down the road from us! I’m glad that you were able to have such an enjoyable time.

  41. Oh wow! It all looks so amazing! I would love to go away with my husband here for a week! It looks so cozy and like a perfect getaway!

  42. Love getting a kitchen when I stay in a hotel! I want at least a fridge and microwave. Also I LOVE that bedroom. THe pop of color on the bed throw, and the nightstand is gorgeous!

  43. What beautiful photos. I’ll have to look into this place if I ever visit South Carolina again. I hope you enjoyed your trip!

  44. What a lovely looking hotel! I love the little kitchen, and the balcony looks like so much fun! Definitely adding this to my list of places to stay at!

  45. What an adorable hotel! I love the idea of staying in a little boutique hotel rather than a big chain!

  46. CourtneyLynne says:

    Oooo now this looks like one fabulous hotel!!!! If I’m ever in South Carolina I know where I have to stay!

  47. How pretty I love the layout, looks like an apartment. Love the pillows on the bed

  48. Wow! This is a beautiful hotel! I will have to check it out if we ever get back to South Carolina.

  49. This place looks so relaxing! My favourite part would be the outdoor seating with the fire – I love spending warm evenings sat outside ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Wow this looks like a beautiful hotel! I love the outdoor seating and the decor of the rooms! Thank you for the recommendation!

  51. Wow this place looks so nice! Great photography too. I would love to go here one day.

  52. Now this looks like my type of place to stay. I love boutique hotels

  53. Krystle Cook says:

    This looks like such a nice place to stay. Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful photos and thoughts with us.

  54. This is hotel is so beautiful and looks so cozy. I am ready to book a weekend getaway. Thanks for sharing.

  55. This place looks absolutely beautiful! It definitely looks like a home away from home. If I ever get to travel to South Carolina, I will have to stay here.