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
- 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
The Dewberry is a mid-century modern hotel renovated by the Dewberry's a few years ago. The hotel stood vacant for many years, once serving as a Federal building. The hotel is impeccably decorated and has beautiful stories and details in each of their pieces. Service at the hotel was by far the best I've experienced. From the valet, reception, concierge and more, everyone was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make our stay great. The Living Room bar is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend staying here.
The staff could not have been more welcoming and kind and the hotel is beautiful! There is live music playing each night in both the hotel restaurant and the lobby bar. We will definitely be returning!
I stayed at the Dewberry with a group of 9 girls. Hospitality was top notch and the rooms were beautiful! The bellman Molly was so kind to our group all weekend and offered great service. The live music in the living room was wonderful. Location was also great. It was walkable to many great restaurants on east Bay Street and king street. I would definitely stay there again!
This is a very nice and clean hotel property in a great location.It has a unique ambiance, a nice bar and sitting area, as well as an onsite restaurant. It is located very close to the College of Charleston campus which was great for us since we have a student going there. The spa was also wonderful. It is quiet, lovely and relaxing. Lashea one of the therapist did an amazing job and was very kind! I highly recommend booking a spa treatment. I can see me coming back with girls for a birthday or special occasions spa weekend.
Absolutely wonderful hotel, the staff were courteous, polite and could not do enough for us. We were a short picturesque walk from the water. The staff were outstanding, I can not say enough about them. The hotel was spotless and the room was beautiful.