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The Vendue

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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
95%
Enjoyed This
(163 Member Ratings)
"Lovely room w lots of extra perks Sherry and cookies each evening Water always available and afternoon wine served while viewing artwork on display around hotel"
Terry
Sep 01, 2017
Bainbridge Island, WA, 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)
  • Business center

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Extra beds are not available. Cot/crib available for $20 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 $22 (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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

95%
Enjoyed This
(163 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Vendue Inn, Charleston (SC) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely room w lots of extra perks Sherry and cookies each evening Water always available and afternoon wine served while viewing artwork on display around hotel
Other Comments
The location is terrific and the complimentary bikes a wonderful option for touring around
Terry Sep 01, 2017 Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It's s beautiful hotel, great staff, wonderful amenities Best rooftop bar in Charleston and a great restaurant Also evening wine and art reception Champagne on arrival
Jean Aug 29, 2017 Conway, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service, the staff
Other Comments
Bellman greeted us frequently by nsme.
David Aug 20, 2017 Carlisle, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself was beautiful. Lots of attention to detail. The art works were incredible. Our original booking was for 2 nights, but we extended our stay an extra day because we were enjoying the hotel and Charleston so much.
Other Comments
The service was terrific. Very attentive and friendly. My only negative was the state of our vehicle upon return to us by the hotel's valet service. Our car was detailed just prior to our visit; it was returned to us with black spots all over the rear half of the car. I notified the hotel about this with no response yet. I'm hopeful that the mess will wash off without any permanent damage. (By the way, valet parking is not cheap at $22 per day.)
Timothy Aug 19, 2017 Bath, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable stay, great service, amenities and location.
Courtney Aug 18, 2017 Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff are wonderful there.
Cynthia Aug 11, 2017 Aikeniken, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very helpful, friendly and professional.
Thomas Jul 22, 2017 Spring Hill, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff is excellent
Peter Jul 15, 2017 Saint MarysSaint Marys, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service is outstanding.
Other Comments
Loved the rooftop bar.
Zhana Aug 09, 2017 Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everyone and everything
Other Comments
Don't make a mistake and book your stay anywhere else
pamela Aug 09, 2017 Ponte Vedra Beachonte vedra beach, FL, USA

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