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 phenomenal room, exceptional amenities, and outstanding staff made this visit memorable. We spent a long weekend enjoying Charleston, but had some of our favorites at the Wentworth. Circa 1886 dinner was special, but so was breakfast in the room, wine and champagne in the afternoon, and all of the little touches that come with the stay. We will be back soon!
My husband and I absolutely LOVED staying here for vacation. It's a pretty close walk to downtown, and only a 20-min drive to the beach! It is BEAUTIFUL with really cool decor and woodwork. The concierges and staff are extremely helpful and nice, and give great recommendation on restaurants, etc. The amenities are great, we really enjoyed the wine and appetizers in the evenings. Very clean, with comfy beds! Spacious bathroom with a jacuzzi tub for 2! It was fantastic and we would definitely stay there again! Also the breakfast was so delicious every day!
My wife and I stayed in one of the smaller rooms for 4 nights. The building was amazing, the staff were delightful, and the included breakfast and coffee were delicious. We will be staying here every time we come to Charleston.
Michael, one of the mansion's concierges, was so pleasant and always made us feel welcomed. He is easily the best concierge I've ever had.
The only con I'll mention is that the Wifi network is unprotected, which leaves guests very vulnerable while online. Other than that, perfect stay.
Make sure to head up to the cupola and have a glass of wine and enjoy a sun set while you're there!
Hands down the most luxurious and beautiful hotel I’ve had the pleasure of staying at! From the moment I checked in to the moment I checked out, I was constantly wowed. The staff and amenities were as fabulous as the hotel itself. If you’re traveling to Charleston and are looking for a hotel, do your self a favor and look no further. The Wentworth Mansion is worth every penny! Our room was exquisite and the staff was so helpful and attentive. I already can’t wait to come back! Just blown away from the Wentworth Mansion.
First, as most of the reviews indicate, this is a pretty amazing place. The rooms are lovely and well appointed (terrific shower and large jetted tub in room 3). The service is outstanding. Our bellman, Michael, went above and beyond. The grounds are nice, the location excellent. A trip up to the cupula is a must. Second, and not to be overlooked, is the value this hotel represents. I know that "Value" isn't a term usually associated to luxury lodging, but when you consider the convenient free parking and the excellent full breakfast (also included) it amounts to a great value for Charleston. I looked at a lot of places but I made the right choice. This is a wonderful place to stay for the Charleston experience.