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
As a couple we spend 6 wonderful nights in this Beautiful and Charming Old Home. Everything was perfect. The setting is lovely and the staff is friendly, helpful and courteous. Michael the concierge was wonderful.
Our room was a nice size and the bathroom had a shower and separate bathtub and a separate water closet.
The bar at Circa 1886 was most delightful ~ especially Anne the Barkeeper.
The restaurant Circa 1886 was exceptional. We had one of best dinners ever and our breakfasts were delicious.
From the moment you walk in the door you know your visit will be wonderful. The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The mansion itself is beautifully maintained with a perfect mixture of retaining the authenticity of the past and the comforts of today. And don’t forget to go to their restaurant, Circa 1886. It is a gourmet delight.
This may have been my best hotel experience ever. My husband and I stayed in Suite 9 with my parents for 3 nights in April. Our jaws just dropped when we saw the Suite. Just gorgeous. Suite 9 has a very large bedroom area with lots of seating, a very large bathroom, a cozy study, and a large sunroom with French doors that close it off, a television, and a sofa that folds out into a bed. My husband and I slept on the sofa bed and it was just as comfy as the other hotel beds we slept on during our tour of South Carolina and Georgia! It was very spacious for the 4 of us. The service is flawless. Loved the wine and horderves served every afternoon and the daily breakfast in Circa 1886 was just lovely. It's convenient to sight-seeing and we enjoyed just relaxing in this luxury hotel. Highly recommend!
Large room with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, fabulous restaurant and amazing staff.
Morning breakfasts were excellent and our dinner in Circa 1866 to die for.
This was a great experience in a great city.
There are many excellent hotels in Charleston and then there is Wentworth Mansion!
This was our second visit and having driven for over 8 hours from Sarasota, Florida all I can say is it was worth it.
There are many superlatives that can be used about this Mansion but really the only thing I can say is if you can stay here, if you can’t try harder next time you are in Charleston!