Charleston, SC

The Vendue

Alice Wu
Deal Expert

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

95% (199 Member Ratings)

"The Vendue was the utmost in Southern hospitality. Anything that we asked for or needed was taken care of quickly. The hotel itself was beautifully appointed and centrally located to everything from restaurants to the Farmer's Market to shopping on King Street."
Oct 09, 2016
Fort Pierce, FL, 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.

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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199 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: The Vendue was the utmost in Southern hospitality. Anything that we asked for or needed was taken care of quickly. The hotel itself was beautifully appointed and centrally located to everything from restaurants to the Farmer's Market to shopping on King Street.
Other Comments: Would definitely go back for another stay!
Scot Oct 09, 2016 Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location, hotel room, rooftop bar, breakfast
Mike Oct 05, 2016 Lafayette, IN, United States
Other Comments: We had eaten at the vendue but not stayed there. It has a good reputation but I they are not clear on their special offerings. When we arrived we found we were placed in an Inner room with no windows. They changed the rooms but we had to agree to a $50/day up charge. Later we met a man who was an Hotel Arch Eng and he was given the same room and was not happy either. I suggest you clarify this offering in the future with this vendor. Also, we had daily $25 food credits that were not propely credited. They corrected this and the service was excellent but not happy with upcharge.
Ronald Sep 30, 2016 Greensboro, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and beautiful.
Other Comments: Location was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere.
Susan Sep 28, 2016 Round Rock, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location and service.
Other Comments: Age could be a factor in selecting this hotel. A wonderful old hotel with great service but older customers should be aware that some things could be inconvenient. The bathrooms are tiny and the floors are hard. No carpeting - hardwood or tile only. The bed is very high - steps are required which can be scary in the dark and sometimes dangerous without a night light.
Ann and John Sep 27, 2016 Maysville, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The southern hospitality.
Other Comments: The Vendue is an exceptional hotel to stay at.
LYUDMILA Sep 23, 2016 Palm Coast, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful rooms
Margaret Sep 21, 2016 Atlanta, GA, United States
Other Comments: We loved this hotel. The service and the location is fabulous. I would definitely come back and stay at the Vendue again.
susan Sep 20, 2016 wimauma, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The property itself was well maintained and nice. The location was great. The question below "Would you go back?" Didn't give the option of maybe. If I heard from the Vendue and they at least inquired about my experience and replaced what was damaged I may go back. If not then no I would not return.
Other Comments: The valet and bell man service was poor at best. Not only did they dump our luggage in the street, even damaging some of our gear, but they offered no apology and certainly no compensation.
Susan Sep 18, 2016 Palm Coast, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The wine reception and art tour. Also the friendly and helpful staff.
Ralph Sep 17, 2016 Supply, NC, United States

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