What We Love
- Prime location in East Bay, within walking distance of grand historical mansions, as well as wine and oyster bars
- Antebellum Southern charm throughout
- The rooftop bar has panoramic views and excellent mango mojitos
- Working fireplaces in guestrooms
What To Know
- Several historic buildings have been cobbled together to create the inn, and the labyrinthine hallways can be confusing
- The popular rooftop bar means you might hear late night noise
- No spa or gym, but the accommodating staff can help you make arrangements nearby
- To get into the rooftop bar, show your room key to the doorman and skip the inevitable line that forms around sunset
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
These historic digs — carved from an old warehouse used by French merchants — have a strong sense of place. The furniture is 18th-century, some rooms maintain original plaques honoring historical figures such as John C. Calhoun and Rebecca Brewton Motte, and the lobby is a small sitting room with a spiral staircase and fireplace.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 66 guestrooms and suites fuses Old World elegance and Southern charm without feeling stuffy. Fireplaces, chaise lounges and rich damask fabrics lend a cozy vibe, while soft Egyptian cotton linens and four-poster King or Queen beds in rich carved woods ensure that you’ll sleep soundly. Mod cons including WiFi and luxury European bath amenities come standard.
Guests are encouraged to mingle from each day during the wine and cheese hour — but the best amenity is the warm cookies and cold milk that come out later in the evening. The inn’s rooftop bar is a popular place for locals to watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail; even on the hottest days there’s a cool breeze off the harbor that goes perfectly with a mango mojito or a spiked cherry lemonade. For dinner make reservations at the intimate Library Restaurant, a swanky spot that serves Lowcountry cuisine.
In the Area
Borrow one of the hotel’s free bikes to explore Charleston’s quaint streets and take in its antebellum architecture. Take the free DASH shuttle (which picks up in front of the hotel) to the hip outlying neighborhoods of Upper King and Cannonborough/Elliotborough. Charleston chefs are celebrated far and wide for their innovative fare, and several of them have won James Beard Awards, including Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady’s, Mike Lata of FIG and Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill. On Saturday mornings from April through December, Marion Square comes alive with a vibrant farmers market that bustles with produce vendors, arts and crafts, food trucks and musicians.
How to Get There
We stayed here on prior to taking a Carnival Cruise. The interior rooms are just as nice as the rooms with a view for a fraction of the price. Make sure to enjoy the complimentary breakfast with Mimosas. We had a great time in Charleston and took a carriage ride too.
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. We enjoyed the many amenities including the rooftop bar, morning breakfast and snacks. The staff was extremely helpful! Danielle and Eddie welcomed us and made sure our visit was comfortable and enjoyable. The location was superb too!
We spent one night at the Vendue .My wife and I decided to experience the luxury of a five star or the top rated hotel just once ,since we had only been married a few months.
Upon checking in we were greeted at the desk and were informed that our room was across the street in another building.
Over 400 per night one would expect super service such as room etc.Upon entering the building lobby was well lit the hallway were poorly lite and squeaky spongy floor. Stairs were not in best of shape . My room was very small no windows, bed was tired looking and felt wore out, bathroom was small and nothing special.
Now the breakfast WOW we were more surprised one no place to set seems the breakfast area was under renovation and no one in management had open up another area for the free breakfast. So here we were with a room full of paying guest trying to eat breakfast with no place to set. The breakfast was also very disappointing actually a shame very disgraceful for the VENDUE.I am from South Dakota so this was a expensive trip and a very expensive hotel room. I don’t mind paying for the services I order but I do expect to get what I pay for