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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Circa 1886 boutique sleep with a spa and ideal location a short walk to downtown Charleston

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Wentworth Mansion
149 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401-1733 United States

Reviews

Very professional staff
KjTP8

I came for business plus a few day for me . This place is very old, of course . Amazing breakfast included. I mean Amazing . The Service is the best
There is a very nice wine set up with light appetizers in the late afternoon. Beverages in your room complimentary .
I also did a few spa services. Facial by Carra is worth coming back for .
I did a rental car so nice to have parking included but I walked everywhere so probably would just do and Uber or ride share next time .

Gorgeous inside and out, within easy walking distance of downtown
Rfam2

Wonderful, attentive staff; beautiful common areas in the house; superb room and amenities; an excellent breakfast; and a glass of sherry before bed! Overall, one of the nicest places we have enjoyed in some time.

Old World Charm
mvalyo

Just spent a few days (20th wedding anniversary) at the Wentworth and could not be more satisfied. Pleasant staff, large comfortable rooms, great apps and wine, top notch establishment worth the splurge.