The Vendue

Travelzoo Staff

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
(154 Member Ratings)
"Staff was outstanding! Room and entire hotel was very special"
13. Jul 2018
Mount Pleasant, 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)

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 $25 (Subject to Tax)  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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(154 Member Ratings)
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
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Yes, we did like the facility and the pleasant lobby and interesting things to do in the hotel as well as downtown. I just feel like we paid too much for the room while keeping in mind the discount from TravelZoo. Last year, our experience was so wonderful with our room and, in fact, in all aspects.
Other Comments
In a nutshell, we paid a substantial bill and our rug in our room was faded, torn, raveling, and had a hole in it right at the door. It was hard to feel elegant when that rug stared at you. Plus it took awhile to change a blown light in the bathroom. Delayed our showers and changing for the evening. You know, we just wanted it to be nice for our anniversary.
Willma 13. Jul 2018 Byron, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was outstanding! Room and entire hotel was very special
Other Comments
We are going back for a couple of nights soon
Pamela 13. Jul 2018 Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Such a pretty hotel and a relaxing experience
Lynne 10. Jul 2018 Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had the absolute best time staying at The Vendue during our 3 day holiday! All the "extras" were such a bonus...from the delicious continental wine happy the cookies & milk in the evenings! Location was superb & all the employees were so friendly and eager to help! We will definitely be back!
Carol 09. Jul 2018 Elizabeth City, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! This is one of the most delightful hotels we have ever visited. From the moment we stepped in we were greeted by Mark who offered us champagne! During our stay he greeted us by name & was helpful throughout our stay. We visited frequently with Toni, our concierge, who was enthusiastic & helpful. In fact, the entire staff was exceptional! I’m glad Travelzoo introduced us to this outstanding hotel. We are hoping to return to this beautiful city & our new favorite hotel!
Other Comments
We enjoyed the rooftop bar, the art & wine reception & the continental breakfast. A great experience!
Linda 13. Jul 2018 Louisville, KY, USA
Other Comments
Everything was amazing
Brian 13. Jul 2018 Hollywood, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service, especially from our Valet - Mark - was outstanding.
Other Comments
Great location, close to everything. Really enjoyed the afternoon wine reception, and the cookies and milk at night. Great art exhibited everywhere. A wonderful experience - and a great value thru Travelzoo.
Thomas 01. Jul 2018 Midlothian, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was gorgeous and the location was amazing!!!
LaShana 30. Jun 2018 Ellenwood, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast and the bikes.
Other Comments
Rooms did not look refurbished. Carpet dirty. No soundproofing and we were awakened numerous times during the night from hall and outside noise.
Helen 30. Jun 2018 Conway, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were amazing. The staff and what you get just for staying there was amazing.
Jacqueline 30. Jun 2018 Dunedin, FL, USA

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