Charleston

The Vendue

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Listed as one of the Top 5 Small City Hotels in America by Travel + Leisure
  • Conde Nast Traveler readers ranks Charleston as the Best Small City in the U.S.
  • Less than a 5-minute walk to the City Market and Waterfront Park fountain and dock
  • Complimentary art tour (by reservation) and reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres for all guests

One of Charleston's Best New Hotels -- Travel + Leisure
96%
Enjoyed This
(190 Member Ratings)
"Loved the ambience and the amenities the Vendue offered. Will go back again in a heartbeat!"
John
Sep 01, 2018
Greer, SC, USA

Map & Directions

A taxi from Charleston International Airport to the Vendue hotel is approximately $35 and takes about 25 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The historic French Quarter in Charleston sets the tone for The Vendue, which is not just a hotel, but a culturally enriching experience. Over 200 years ago, the two buildings that now host The Vendue were warehouses for storage, trade and auctions. Hence the name "vendue," which means auction, originating from the French auctioneers who worked in the area centuries ago.

The hotel has come a long way since its humble beginnings, reinventing itself with a $5.5 million renovation into a sanctuary for art lovers. The Vendue now comprises two lavish buildings across the street from one another, coming together as one high-end boutique hotel.

Traditional guest rooms feature Egyptian cotton sheets and neutral beige tones. Some rooms are classically designed with four-poster beds, rustic hardwood floors and the original exposed brick walls. Large windows let in plenty of sunlight and sights of the city (except in Interior rooms, though some of those do have skylights). Signature rooms are decorated with reproduced antique furniture for a vintage feel, while the Premiere rooms offer more space and many have great views of the city. All guests receive complimentary daily reception with wine, and even milk and cookies in the evening.

Sculptures and paintings line the walls of the lobby, eating areas and guest rooms. Pristine white-marble and dark-hardwood floors flow into the Drawing Room restaurant, where the marble floors and the chocolate-colored wood bar are prominently featured against charcoal walls. The Press, which now serves Starbucks coffee, was once the home of the South Carolina Gazette. A homage to the newspaper is splayed on the walls in the form of white and sepia newspaper pages. A mix of antique chandeliers and modern lighting fixtures brighten each space.

Make sure to check out the two-level rooftop bar -- it "boasts some of the best views in town" (Charleston City Paper) including the Charleston Harbor and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and serves a seasonal menu of specialty cocktails along with a large list of local craft beers.

From the press:
  • "An art-filled space that feels as much like a contemporary art museum as it does a boutique hotel" -- Fodor's
  • "On a clear evening this is the best place to start your night" -- Frommer's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed

Services Milk & Cookies and Wine & Cheese Reception

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 3 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). . Extra beds are not available. Cot/crib available for $25 (Subject to Tax)  per night, on request for children up to the age of 1 in the Signature Rooms only. 

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A municipality fee of $2.00 per room/ per night (subject to tax) applies. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

A Self-Parking Fee of $17 or Valet Parking of $25 (subject to tax) applies per day and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The Rooftop is closed on Christmas Day.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

96%
Enjoyed This
(190 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Vendue Inn, Charleston (SC) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Art!
Wendy Sep 06, 2018 Sarasota, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the ambience and the amenities the Vendue offered. Will go back again in a heartbeat!
John Sep 01, 2018 Greer, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful rooms. Lovely engaging staff and the location can't be beat!
Other Comments
Keep up the great work Vendue! Turn down service, ice in room, Sherry, nice towels. Great staff. Will always return to Vendue when back in Charleston.
Carol Aug 29, 2018 Supply, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Personalized service, great location, fabulous dining and drinks venues
Other Comments
This is our favorite special occasion hotel. As we were celebrating my birthday, this was the place to do it. Staff surprised me with champagne in our room when we returned from dinner. New complimentary continental breakfast was spectacular! As was Revival the newly opened dining room
Jean Aug 29, 2018 Conway, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service
Other Comments
Best service at hotel. The evening dinning at the hotel was to expensive and the food not worth it.
Louise Aug 26, 2018 springville, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very lovely hotel - very classy and accommodating.
Wendy Aug 17, 2018 Saint Simons Island, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
A perfect, quaint, historic hotel in a wonderful location.
Other Comments
Staff is exceptional.
Curtiss Aug 14, 2018 Rock Hill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service and incentives
Other Comments
Welcoming, interested, staff. Great lobby music and rooftop
Aaron Aug 11, 2018 Silver Spring, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our room was fantastic! Location is perfect to Market, and the Waterfront Park
Other Comments
Staff is excellent!
Lynne Aug 11, 2018 Spartanburg, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff
Other Comments
Need a stronger water pressure in rooms. Also, one of the buildings does not have an elevator to some rooms. For folks like me with physical conditions it was very difficult. As part of the booking process, it would be good to know about this situation and maybe highlight that when booking a room.
Kenneth Aug 10, 2018 Winter Garden, FL, USA

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