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
We have stayed at a number of Charleston hotels but returned to the Dewberry for a second time. Great location,Fantastic, friendly helpful staff. Lovely renovated interior and beautiful, luxurious rooms.
I was excited to come back to the dewberry for a second time and thought it would be no different than the first time. I was wrong. The air condition didn't work and it made going to be a nightmare. Not one to complain but the desk didn't care one bit when I mentioned it. Never staying there again!!!
Quite frankly, I love this place and it's in my list of top hotels of the world. The genuine sense of welcome and professionalism of the team are wonderful. The interiors just don't try too hard; unlike atypical branded 5 star properties. The bar lobby is a great place to lounge, people watch and the cocktails are first class. Ask for the complimentary car service for quick trips into the downtown area, just 5 mins away.
Loved our room overlooking Marion Square - the market on the square on Saturday morning was a fun event. Rooms were beautiful, clean and quiet. Perfect staycation - we live about an hour away and came into Charleston for a concert and Christmas shopping!
We are big fans of Charleston, SC and try to visit a couple times per year. This was our first stay at The Dewberry. The location especially with continued revitalization of upper King Street is very convenient. Upon arrival, the service was 5 star from the helpful valet attendants to welcoming frontdesk at check in/out. Our experience at the The Dewberry was wonderful. Curtis, at the frontdesk, was so courteous and accommodating, really going above and beyond. Our room (called the “flat” I believe) was very spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. We had delicious pre-dinner drinks at the bar in the lobby, which was tastefully and festively decorated for the holidays. The service was attentive and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay at the Dewberry again.