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
Young, vibrant, energetic, kind staff that go above and beyond expectations. The house car is a valuable extra; one of the hotel staff members drives guests within Charleston. The hotel is beautiful and very clean and fresh.
We had a wonderful time drinking fabulous cocktails in the hotel lounge. ask for Anna who was a wonderful server and shared great suggestions for places to visit in Charleston. Order the beautiful maiTai!!
We travel often for pleasure and the service at this hotel was amazing. Probably the best we’ve ever experienced. My only issue was not being able to make the room cool enough. The front desk did help some with that.
My husband & I just stayed @ The Dewberry for the 3rd time in the last 12 months, and each & every time, it does not disappoint! The service & staff are amazing! The design of the hotel, the restaurant & living room, as well as the rooms, is spectacular! You will literally be laying in the most comfortable bed your first night, mentally making plans to redesign your bedroom & bathroom back home to match! It is our true home away from home in our favorite southern city!
what a great hotel, great location, staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The condition of the entire hotel in all respects exceed my expectations. I would clearly stay there again without question.