Charleston, SC

The Vendue

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Why We Love It

  • Five-minute walk to Charleston City Market and 10 minutes to the shops and restaurants of King Street
  • Short stroll to Waterfront Park's fountain and dock
  • Complimentary art tour (by reservation) and reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres for all guests 
  • Charleston is ranked as the top city in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler readers

"The best place to start your night" -- Frommer's

94% (131 Member Ratings)

"The fireplace in our King room"
Jan 02, 2017
Atlanta, GA, United States

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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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 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. Premiere rooms also include perks like a complimentary daily reception with wine and even milk & 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:
  • One of the Top 5 Small City Hotels in America (Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2015)
  • "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



  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


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


  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 $1.00 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 (plus 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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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131 Member Reviews
(94% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Vendue Inn, Charleston (SC) over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: 1st floor was beautiful.
Other Comments: The guest room was worn and tired looking, not inviting.
russ Jan 07, 2017 seneca, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most: The fireplace in our King room
Bradford Jan 02, 2017 Atlanta, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The art work, the location and all the amenities! Great coffee to start the day, wine and appetizers at 4 to 5, and cookies and milk at night! Can't ask for more!
Other Comments: Lovely hotel, absolutely wonderful location, nice rooms, great amenities. The only thing I'd recommend improving on is more sound proofing, a safe in room, and an elevator that works. The Rooftop bar was a very nice experience.
Berta Dec 30, 2016 Knoxville, TN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Excellent location in Historic District, within walking distance to all tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. Happy hour with complimentary wine was the highlight of our afternoon, as we recharged our batteries for the evening. The hotel is also an art gallery with interesting paintings by local artists and features a small studio with in-residence artist. The free morning Starbuck's coffee another wonderful perk!
Other Comments: Our bellman accompanied us from main building to annex across the street where our room was located, yet at no time offered to help with our luggage (and I had a surgical shoe and cane!). MIssing from the room was a safe, "do not disturb sign" for door knob and shower cap in bathroom. Major headache was hearing all the noise from room above us - next trip we will request room on second floor instead of street level,
Maria Dec 30, 2016 Houston, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Surroundings and location
Other Comments: Love The, lovely resturant, rooftop bar, Starbucks and breakfast items made by chef. All delicious, easy and top drawer. If Charleston wasn't such a great town you wouldn't need or want to leave the hotel. Great location.
Dec 26, 2016 Jacksonville, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location and service. Everything was pretty much great experience.
Monika Dec 24, 2016 sarasota, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff were incredible. They could not have been more attentive.
Richard Dec 22, 2016 Lancaster, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful hotel with wonderful customer service. They made us feel like we were the only people staying in the hotel.
Melissa Dec 21, 2016 Lantana, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Vendue is a wonderful location for shopping and restaurants. Also, it is right down the alley from the waterfront park. The hotel is lovely and the art displays add an extra attraction to staying there.
Patricia Dec 20, 2016 St. Simons Island, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The service was excellent.
George Dec 17, 2016 Little River, SC, United States

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