Charleston

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

94% (136 Member Ratings)

"The Drawing Room restaurant was great. "
christopher
Mar 02, 2017
Austin, TX, 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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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 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 $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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

94% Positive
(136 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Vendue Inn, Charleston (SC) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Drawing Room restaurant was great.
Other Comments
The rooftop bar had great views of the city.
christopher Mar 02, 2017 Austin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location!!!
william Feb 21, 2017 Saint Johns, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful. The staff was so helpful, very knowledgeable and friendly. The room was lovely, the bed and pillows were comfy.
Other Comments
The location was perfect!!! It was central to the free bus, and great restaurants.
Lisa Feb 14, 2017 Melbourne, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Our stay at the Vendue was wonderful. It is in the perfect location-convenient to everything. The hotel is classic Charleston elegance and charm with combined with the hip twist of the art gallery throughout. And who doesn't love a rooftop bar?! Wine tasting happy hour and cookies and milk before bed. We were well taken care of at the Vendue
Other Comments
Service, attention to detail, the rooftop, dining. Loved every minute of our stay. The Travelzoo deal was an great value for this outstanding property. We would definitely return
jenny Feb 12, 2017 The Hills, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Our stay at The Vendue exceeded all expectations. Service, food, drinks were all excellent. Art displays were fabulous.
Other Comments
Staff went out of their way to make sure our needs were met. All were friendly and helpful. Art and wine hour was exceptional.
Susan Feb 08, 2017 Wilmington, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
What's not to like? It's got charm, location, great staff, and they don't nickel and dime you!!
Michael Feb 06, 2017 Saint Augustine, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff, and location.
Other Comments
Amazing artwork.
Scott Feb 03, 2017 Ada, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff was incredible. From the valet and housekeeping staff to the management. Top notch.
Cynthia Feb 01, 2017 Mechanicsburg, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous location. All the artwork! Beautiful from. Great atmosphere.
Other Comments
We had a wonderful time. The hotel is great and all staff members were friendly and helpful. The only negative was the amount of tax which was added to our bill. We understand that this is out of their control. We thought we were getting a great deal. By the time we paid all the taxes it didn't turn out to be all that great.
Joyce Jan 29, 2017 Hilton Head, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The art work and the location.
Other Comments
The staff went out of their way to accommodate our every request.
Richard Jan 29, 2017 JACKSON, GA, United States

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