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
We absolutely love this boutique hotel. We stayed in suite 9. Beautiful room with a sitting room, large jetted tub and bath, dressing room, fireplace. Bed was really comfortable. Room was surprisingly quiet for an older home. Concierge service was wonderful. Breakfast was almost fine dining quality. I used the spa and loved the massage. We also ate at Circa 1886 which was also divine. Was walking distance to Charleston sites. We would stay here again.
I have stayed in many 5 star hotels and resorts and none compare to the Wentworth Mansion. From the sheer beauty and history of the mansion, to the spacious room, to the smallest details such as trash can liners to dampen the noise of trash, no details were missed. We stayed in room 13, a very large corner room with multiple seating areas and huge bathroom. Champagne and fresh flowers greeted us, both unexpected. The concierge contacted us prior to our stay and dinner reservations were waiting. The hotel has a wonderful breakfast included with the room along with all drinks in the room bar refrigerator. Definitely help yourself to a glass of port or brandy and take it with your nightly chocolates to the cupola in the evening, and enjoy the sights of Charleston. Our room was meticulously maintained with turn down service, fresh ice throughout the day and flowers and chocolates. Each room in the mansion is beautiful and be sure to take in the history of this previously private home. I will definitely return here.
Staying at the Wentworth Mansion was an amazing experience. From the grandeur of the mansion itself to the on-point attention from the staff, everything was a pleasure! We went for our anniversary and it was perfect. We were upgraded to a suite and they sent a bottle of champagne up to us. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially with dining options. Breakfast at Circa 1886 was delicious and that was included with our stay. It's a short walk to King Street and is in a residential neighborhood so it is quieter and just a great location. The room itself was huge, the bathroom was as well. They had cordials available throughout the day as well as pastries in the parlor at breakfast and tea and coffee in the sunroom during the day, The stay was a gift to us from friends but we would definitely book it for ourselves.