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
Enjoyed This
(126 Member Ratings)
"Atmosphere, art, outstanding service"
20. Feb 2018
Greenville, SC, 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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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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 3 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). . 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 $25 (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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Enjoyed This
(126 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Vendue Inn, Charleston (SC) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff was friendly but checking in they needed more people
Other Comments
We had to wait checking in and we feel we do not get good rooms when we use TravelZoo. We feel the hotel downgrades us and gives us the most undesirable room. At the Vendue it was room 214. Two storage rooms that cleaning staff used were immediately outside our room.
Robert 24. Feb 2018 Beaufort, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere, art, outstanding service
Leslie 20. Feb 2018 Greenville, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The artwork and the amenities-loved the late night milk and cookies and the wine hour/gallery tour
Martha 31. Dec 2017 Naples, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Live soft jazz duo on Wed., Jan. 31 in the Drawing Room
Other Comments
Views during Happy Hour on the Roof Top. Outstanding pastries and coffee for breakfast. Beautifully furnished room.
Wanda 03. Feb 2018 KNOXVILLE, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to fun activities.
Other Comments
Great rooftop bar!
Thomas 27. Dec 2017 Chapin, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
One of the best overall hotel experiences in a long time!
Other Comments
The attention to detail was amazing! Beautiful room, great location, friendly staff. Stay there!
Joyce 15. Feb 2018 Trumbull, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff exceptional, hotel very comfortable.
Carol 13. Dec 2017 Bluffton, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous room
Other Comments
The most welcoming staff of any hotel we’ve stayed in
Stephen 09. Dec 2017 Johns Island, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is so very beautiful throughout. Our room was so lovely and the bed was comfortable and cozy.
Other Comments
The art in the hotel is stunning. We were provided coffee and tea in the morning, an afternoon treat and milk and cookies at bedtime, all complimentary. The room we had was quiet and in Charleston, that is a fine luxury. I sure hope we can go back soon. We visit Charleston often, and this is our new favorite place to stay.
susan 26. Dec 2017 Waxhaw, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel with great location next door to Waterfront Park. Very helpful staff. Even in December the rooftop bar was accessible and comfortable for sunset viewing.
deirdre m 13. Dec 2017 Wilmington, NC, USA

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