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
I really loved staying here it felt more like a home than a hotel room. If you get a chance I recommend staying in one of the suites. I was in the Charleston Flat. The design of it was over the top. I actually am going to steal some ideas from their bathroom and shower. If you are with your girlfriend or significant other you need to stay in this suite. The full size shower has a bathtub inside of it. The staff was super friendly. The hotel makes great drinks and has very solid food. The rooftop bar is great and they have yoga up there on certain days. The house car is a nice tough as well. Enjoy Charleston at The Dewberry.
When booking hotels over the last 15 years, I’ve requested 2.5 green m&ms be placed on my pillow. The Dewberry was the first to grant us a fun surprise. Dewberry for the win!
M&Ms aside, the Dewberry makes you feel pleasantly exclusive. Can’t wait to come back!
We had an excellent stay, wonderful and cheerful staff, concierge is amazing, great location. The Living Room and the rooftop Citrus Bar are not to be missed. The Dewberry embodies Southern charm and hospitality with a modern twist!
Our room was not ready at check-in. But the staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and happy. The location and atmosphere of the Dewberry are perfect. The rooms are fresh and modern but still unique to Charleston. It is the perfect place for a quick escape, will definitely be back.
Staff is particularly well trained, professionally welcoming, attentive, and readily available. The Superior King is well appointed with thoughtful lighting including chandelier and plenty of dimmable lights, double vanity marble bath with large rain shower, and quality oversized toiletries. Hosted guests in the Living Room Lounge, with outstanding attentive service and solid drink choices. Highly recommended.