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
Beautifully and tastefully appointed hotel with amazing service and friendly staff. The rooftop bar has great views of the city and the Living Room bar downstairs is just wonderful and has a jazz band on weekend nights. amenities include complimentary daily newspapers, car service, bike loaners, and nightly ice/water, and extra towels if needed. Service is really what puts this place over the top. The staff is proactively helpful and friendly.
Best massage of my life with Ashana Jones!
Best deep tissue massage Ever!!She understands the body. Deep and healing- but also soothing! The entire experience was amazing. I highly recommend. I will be back and ask for Ashana!
My husband and I stayed at the Dewberry for 3 nights and were very impressed. Our room was beautiful and roomy, especially the bathroom, and it was very quiet so we slept well all 3 nights. The location was perfect, within walking distance of the entire downtown area including the waterfront. Although not cheap (especially on Friday night), compared to the less expensive place our friends stayed across the square, we enjoyed our accommodations much more and decided it was worth the splurge. We'll definitely stay here again the next time we're in Charleston.