What We Love
- The personalized, 24-hour concierge services
- Free sherry and port in the Harleston Parlor in the evenings
- The ideal location, walking distance from King Street and downtown Charleston
What To Know
- The hotel is completely non-smoking
- The vibe is fun and sophisticated; think cocktail hour, not clubbing
- Garden rooms are particularly peacefu
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Charleston takes preservation seriously, so when this historic home was restored in 1998, owner Richard Widman took the utmost care to maintain its original features. As a result, the brick mansion with soaring ceilings and ionic-column balconies gives a respectful nod to the past while also feeling fresh and current. In this vein, rooms have free WiFi and new flat-screen TVs but also glittering chandeliers and original marble mantles.
Bed and Bath
The Wentworth was a family house, so each of the 21 handsome rooms and suites are individually designed. Many have gas-lit fireplaces, elegant king-sized sleigh beds and wood floors with inlay designs. The oversized whirlpool tub in the bathroom is particularly inviting, especially when a bath is paired with the property’s heavenly Antica Farmacista amenities.
Unlike many historic properties, the Wentworth has a full spa housed in the ground’s former stables. Here, individuals or couples can get massages, facials and other treatments in a peaceful space with exposed beams and 14-foot ceilings. You won’t leave the Wentworth hungry: Travelers can look forward to a free Southern breakfast at chef Marc Collins’ Circa 1886 restaurant. On his current summer dinner menu, the broiled cod and antelope are standout dishes. Happy hour cocktails and evening sherry and port are served in the Harleston Parlor. There is not a gym on-site, but workout addicts can take advantage of free passes to a facility just three blocks away.
In the Area
There’s a reason why Charleston attracts about 4.5 million visitors annually. There’s a lot to do — and eat — in this charming waterfront city. For a farm-fresh take on Lowcountry cuisine, dine at The Ordinary or F.I.G. (don’t miss the tomato pie if it makes the seasonal menu), both restaurants by star chef Mike Latta. If you want to learn how to make shrimp and grits or gumbo yourself, sign up for a cooking class at kitchen shop Charleston Cooks. Bourbon drinkers shouldn’t miss a stiff one at Husk Bar, before they head to the neighboring restaurant for an array of pork-focused dishes. Charleston is also an excellent cycling city. Rent bikes at The Bicycle Shoppe to ride off those extra pounds.
How to Get There
A great hotel in a converted old historic mansion. The rooms are large and well appointed. The staff is unfailingly helpful. The breakfasts are amazing (incredible pastries and some of the best shrimp and grits you will find anywhere) and the location is perfect. Highly recommended
Spent 2 nights in Charleston, SC at the Wentworth
Mansion and felt ‘at home’ comfortable as soon as we walked into the Inn. Greeted by Michael, who very effectively checked us in & Dillion showed us around before bringing in our luggage. Our room was an upgrade on the 4th floor which included a fireplace....perfect for cooler temps. The on property restaurant, Circa 1886, was lovely & excellent food & Tanya was wonderful as our servicer. My Husband & I are already making
plans to return & would recommend to anyone who enjoys special times in the South
During past visits to Charleston I vowed to stay at the Wentworth Mansion for my honeymoon one day. That trip happen last week and exceeded my expectations!
Other hotels in Charleston are gorgeous and all have their unique attributes, but few will give you the experience that the Wentworth offers. The staff have a kind and professional spirit that make you feel comfortable and pampered. There's little to worry about during your stay; reservations are taken care of for you, full breakfast next door is delicious, and snacks/wine set out throughout the day make it feel like coming back home. You don't really have to concern yourself with annoying extras tacked onto your bill during your stay - everything mentioned above is included in your nightly rate as well as parking.
Room and property
The property is peaceful and gorgeous - the photos don't do it justice! We stayed in Mansion Room number 21 on the fourth floor. Bright and airy, the rooms high ceilings, comfy bed, charming fireplace and large bathtub make it hard to leave! I called the hotel several times to ask for a great room, and each time they affirmed that there really is no NOT great room at their property. After peaking into a few others, I now believe this to be true.
As far as location, you're a little outside the bustling part of downtown, near lots of beautiful residential homes and the College of Charleston. But it's not too far of a walk when the weather is nice. Most of the restaurants and sights that we put into our GPS we're about a half-mile away, or a 15 minute walk. This was no problem at all in November. We only took an Uber once.
We enjoyed our couples massage at the Urban Nirvana spa on-site. The spa is small but peaceful. I have been thinking about the cozy robes they have since I left- I'd have loved to take it home! Due to a scheduling error, they had to move our appointment back about an hour, and gave us a 25% discount on the service as an apology. Such great customer service!
Highly recommend the Wentworth for any special occasion trip! I'll be returning for future anniversaries and for a mother-daughter trip as well. Great place to relax and experience Charleston!
Celebrated our anniversary at the Mansion. From the moment we drove up, Wentworth Mansion exceeded every expectation. The breakfast is delicious, staff is super friendly and the rooms are exquisite. Can’t wait to come back!
Very pleased to report that the Wentworth epitomizes Southern Hospitality; expected no less, no disappointments, only positive surprises. All the 5 star reviews were on point. We are southerners and enjoy visiting Charleston for a week or so, every couple years. Obviously there are many fine venues in the city. During previous visits the Wentworth was unavailable, due to our desired length of stay.
We arrived for a 5 night stay, requested early check in, which was not only honored, but enhanced with a suite upgrade.
Honestly, from the first minute we walked in, until we departed,
we were overwhelmed with outstanding service. Every employee we encountered, remembered our name throughout our stay and stopped to say hello and offer any assistance.
Concierge service from Michael and Tim, outstanding, never had better.
Restaurant on site fabulous, enjoyed in room breakfast daily, and a 5 star dinner at the property restaurant, steps away. Spa on property
excellent, to which we booked a second visit.
Afternoon wine and appetizers superb.
Having a minor issue with extended walking, I requested options for impromptu transportation during our stay. We were delighted with a local service Wentworth uses who could arrive and take us from place to place anywhere within the city with 15 minute notice. Private luxury transportation, minimal cost; absolutely outstanding.
The Wentworth will be our preferred venue for all future visits.
I cannot thank the great staff and management enough.