The Dewberry Charleston
What We Love
- The chic, glass encased lobby
- One of the city’s most buzzed about eateries, Henrietta’s
- Books from the Charleston Library Society in all rooms
- Abstract artwork by prominent local talent such as 1950s painter William Halsey
What To Know
- The in-room bar is seasonal and curated by the hotel’s executive chef
- Complimentary bicycles are available to explore the Upper King District surroundings
- Upon request, the hotel can arrange for yoga at the onsite gym
- The hotel gift shop, The Fieldshop, carries a souvenir selection edited by Garden & Gun magazine
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
It’s unlikely that President John F. Kennedy would have guessed this austere structure (named for celebrated Charlestonian, Congressman L. Mendel Rivers) he commissioned would be treated to such a polished second act. When Hurricane Floyd ravaged the building in 1999, developer John Dewberry swooped in, retaining the commanding brick-and-marble façade. The interiors, however, underwent to thoughtful Southern Modernist remodel: the lobby is decked with palm-shaped chandeliers and funky Poul Kjærholm sofas while the sultry cherry paneling is a hat-tip to the original walls. The refined vibe extends to all 155 rooms, which ensure an extra-comfortable snooze courtesy of imported Irish mattresses and four-poster beds. Equally timeless is the hotel’s star attraction, Henrietta’s, a photogenic black-and-white tiled brasserie with views of Marion Square. Plates are Southern versions of contemporary French classics, perfectly complimented by a selection of signature cocktails including the intoxicating One Before Dinner, a turmeric-infused gin and tonic with a hint of grapefruit. (Be sure to reserve a table here when you book your room.)
In the Area
The hotel’s posh Marion Square location means you’re within walking distance of Charleston’s most sought-after bars and restaurants. Husk, a city institution serving locally sourced Southern fare in a dainty Victorian setting, is 15 minutes away, as is Minero, a dynamic brick-walled taqueria with an exhaustive tequila menu and The Victor Social Club, an Ernest Hemingway-themed bar stirring up Havana-inspired libations. You’re practically neighbors with the Charleston Museum, one of the oldest art collections in the United States, and also a snappy distance from the South Carolina Aquarium, sprawled along the historic city harbor.
How to Get There
We stayed for just 1 night on 4th July.
The room was beautiful - really one of the best hotel rooms I have stayed in for some time.
The bar tenders know how to make a great cocktail also.
Beautiful hotel, beautiful room, fantastic customer service and great location.
If you need a high quality hotel in Charleston book the Dewberry.
I really liked all that the The Dewberry on Meeting Street in Charleston has to offer. I can remember when it was the Federal Building and it is amazing what they have done to renovate it in to a first class hotel that is something special and unique to Charleston. Everything here is very nice and has a very cool and relaxed vibe and atmosphere to it. Everything just fits together very nicely and belongs here. I am impressed with just about every aspect of this hotel from the wide open lobby space to the great rooms to the cool event space on the roof that is great for events. The staff here is very attentive and helpful and makes sure that every guest has an excellent experience. I enjoyed everything here and plan to be back again multiple times.
We stayed in a Charleston Flat for four nights. We found the room, the service, the staff and the location to leave nothing to be desired. When we arrived (we were celebrating a milestone birthday) we found a tray on the bed containing a bottle of wine, two glasses and a bag of caramel popcorn, which is made in house. The bathroom was luxurious, the shower was huge and the towels were extra large and quite fluffy. The staff, from the concierge who contacted us before our arrival to help with restaurant reservations, to the drivers who acted as our private chauffeurs, to any of the staff we came in contact with treated us as if we were the only guests in the hotel. The only downside of our stay was that we had to leave and come home!