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
Funky hotel , in a great location. We thought the place was a bit dark. We liked the lobby bar and the spa was really good. All the staff was very helpful and energetic about their jobs. We would most likely stay there again.
This is a review of the Citrus Bar on top of the Dewberry Hotel. This is a great place for sundowners and cocktails with some light meals.
You need a reservation and we managed to get one on the same day. The staff are very attentive and service is excellent. We complained about a cocktail and they remixed it at no charge.
The tuna Poke was very good. BTW it can get pretty chilly with the wind when you sit outside. A great place to visit on a trip to Charleston.
Extremely extremely mediocre hotel. We spent 2 days here and paid over $500 a night. The room is TINY and we look over a parking lot! We complained about the room but was offered nothing. Not even an apology was extended. Maybe they save the better rooms for the wedding that was occurring but they should have told me when I booked that I would be getting a substandard room, Avoid at all cost room 527! Even with a suite at their disposal they did not upgrade us without us paying EVEN more money. That was adding insult to injury since we were so unhappy with what our money had gotten us, why on earth would I give them more money. They completely lost the fact that their customer was u happy. No offers or remedy was offered. Extremely poor customer service,
The bed was comfortable and the concierge( Laura and Erica) were extremely helpful BUT the room is not worth the money. If you get it for under $300 then maybe okay to stay. But as we walked around there seems to be so many choices that from the outside appeared nicer including the Bennett. Save your money and go elsewhere,!!
There are so many things to like about the Dewberry. First, they will be happy to greet you with a lovely glass of their special iced tea. The check-in staff is pleasant and efficient. The interior is very sophisticated, actually reminding me more on Manhattan than Charleston but that is not a problem as the design is beautifully done. Our room was not huge but is was delightful. I will note that there is no in-room coffee maker and the the ironing board is a bit difficult to use as it is a very small table top type…difficult to use for pants or dresses, but doable. You’ll be pampered with their beautiful linens, robes and towels….first class….and don’t miss the Dewberry monogramed slippers. As with most luxury hotels, the toiletries are so generous and wonderfully decadent.
I love a hotel that creates a wonderful lobby for you to enjoy. The Dewberry has a wonderfully appointed lobby space. Anyone who has read my reviews knows that the architecture is very important to me. The sense of space and design is celebrated here. We returned from our dinner to enjoy desserts of exotic ice creams in the bar/lounge area….what a treat!
The hotel has vehicles that are available to take you to local spots…we went to a local restaurant for lunch and it was great to be taken there. I will add that every staff member that we interacted with, was just the best!
This is a 5 star hotel but if you check, you could find a time/date that will be accommodating to your budget. It is just wonderful to experience this level of pampering.
I have to say the staff was great at the hotel. I LOVED the car service, it was really convenient and people were so friendly. They put chocolate covered strawberries in our room for our 5th anniversary which was really nice. I didnt meet a single person who wasnt easy to talk to or that wasnt helpful or quick with a recommendation. Zach and Jordan were great. The lounge is really nice for a night cap or just to relax. I loved the smell of the hotel, maybe thats weird but I couldn't get enough. I did find the room to be small, it was hard to stay tidy and organized. It would have been nice to have somewhere to do my makeup, the bathroom was large but your face is so far from mirror, would benefit from an additional makeup mirror. I did not enjoy the citrus club at all. We made a reservation but all the tables but the tiniest one baking in the sun was available. We ended up stuck at the inside bar that was crowded and incredibly hard to get a drink. I am pregnant so was drinking mocktails.... 8 dollars for club soda and lime juice. Yikes. I would definitely skip this next time.