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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

94% (148 Member Ratings)

"Quality of hotel; friendliness of staff; clean, quiet, and quaint rooms; great location!"
Jun 14, 2017
Alexandria, VA, 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 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



  • 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 $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.

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94% Positive
(148 Member Reviews)
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
4.5 Value for the Money
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Excellent choice to stay when visiting Charleston. They have upped their game: great communication with guests, service very good, amenities great - free coffee in a.m., free bike use, free newspaper. It is hot there and A/C was in great working order. With 2 top ranked restaurants associated with the hotel, did not have to go far for good food. The location is fantastic - French Quarter with all rated restaurants close by, the waterfront right there, etc! Travel Zoo's special was exceptional price for room and with the meal vouchers - what a deal! Will look for this special again.
Heather Jun 18, 2017 Hobe Sound, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quality of hotel; friendliness of staff; clean, quiet, and quaint rooms; great location!
Elizabeth Jun 14, 2017 Alexandria, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The entire ambiance was pleasant and location is excellent. The staff from the front desk to The Press coffee shop were very nice and customer service oriented. We loved the attention to detail from our welcome note to the nightly turn down service. We can't wait to go back for a second stay!
Tammy Jun 09, 2017 Suwanee, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The art on the walls. Like staying in a gallery
Other Comments
Overall a good stay. Check in didn't tell us about free coffee in the morning. He insisted we have help to our room so we had to tip the guy who was asked us too. Any questions. No tv control in room. Beds are pretty high to be climbing into and out of in the middle of the night. Stumbled on the stairs to the bathroom. Writing on toiletries was tiny, had to get me glasses out to read them. Wish the bath fan was on a separate switch from the light, or get quieter fans. Should have cigarette disposals at entrances. Nice to provide umbrellas. Asparagus soup was good but description should say chilled.
Cornelia Jun 08, 2017 Murrells Inlet, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location, atmospere, artwork. Friendly staff, cuisine, gorgeous room
Other Comments
The only hotel i will stay at in Charleston now!!
Maureen Jun 08, 2017 Little River, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
the staff was awesome, hotel itself was great.
Other Comments
we up graded to a king. Ceiling fan on high was noisy and about to fall, outlet by bed didn't work, half tv stations half was not clear. Notified staff, gave some perks and possible free night in the future.
james Jun 02, 2017 Grovetown, GA, United States
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

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