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The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel
Ranked #15 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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“They go the extra mile”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

The Vendue Inn is charming, comfortable, warm, and well located on a quiet side street in old Charleston not far from the water. The service is excellent. Full breakfast comes with your room. Afternoon wine and snacks are a treat and cookies before bedtime are nice. No need to stay anyplace else in Charelston.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

We recently were guests at this hotel. It was a birthday surprise from our son who had read wonderful reviews. The room we were given had a wonderful bed...very luxurious but the bathroom had no hot water. My husband took a lukewarm shower and the poor boy they sent to the room tried to blame the faucet. It is an old, old hotel and while the service was great and the milk and cookies delicious the room needed a lot of work. We were given another room that had an updated bathroom but we were all disappointed with the rooms. This is a very expensive hotel. I feel like we paid for the location which is at the heart of Charleston but would not stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This hotel was so historic. One of the walls in our room was brick. Loved our stay here, and it was located right in the heart of the historic district of Charleston. Had fresh cookies, milk, and water with fruit everyday.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chesapeake, VA
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

My wife and I stayed here 3 nights for our anniversary, and it was our first visit to Charleston. The Vendue's location made it perfect for a quick walk to many of the finer restaurants, or for a romantic stroll through Waterfront Park. Our room was at the of the hall and faced Prioleau Street, which made it very quiet. What makes the Vendue special are the amenities that they offer throughout a stay at the inn. From the complimentary bikes to the included full breakfast and manager's reception in the afternoon, the staff made us feel very welcome and cared for. The Concierge was readily available to recommend and reserve tours and restaurants for us, and he even contacted us a week before our stay to find out about what we would like. While we would like to see a few improvements made, like bathroom renovations, we will definitely be returning to the Vendue Inn on our next visit to Charleston.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southern California
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Well, we did happen here with a price line bid; probably would not have spent what a regular rate would have been. SOOOO lovely - historic, yet comfortable. If you do not like to stay in cookie cutter, chain hotels, stay at the Vendue. Wonderful location. Free bicycles. Lovely full, to order breakfast. Delicious wine and cheese reception; warm cookies and milk in the evening. Roof-top cocktails with a view to love. Helpful, friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Braselton, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 April 2012 via mobile

I booked the room for the Bridge Run weekend via hotels.com. We had low expectations, though the reviews we read were favorable. We were pleased to find out that the location was perfect for our pre-scheduled dining choices -- literally across the street from McCradys, Magnolia, and Cypress. This was great since both my wife and I had foot injuries and could appreciate a shorter hike. The room was small, dated, and simple. It had peeling wallpaper and a bathroom from the 70's. However, we really enjoyed our stay due primarily to the friendliness and warmth of the staff. From the bellman to the hostess for breakfast, everybody was hospitable and gregarious as though they really enjoyed their jobs. So, though the rooms were subpar, the people were Ritz-like! We do recommend this hotel.

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Virginia
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Vendue in mid-October for our anniversary. It was our second visit to the Vendue, this time staying in a King Suite that fronted East Bay on the ground level. The suite was pricey, though spacious. We were a bit disappointed with the appointments in the room, specifically the bathroom. Fixtures were old, the shower grout was molded, and the cabinetry cheap and in need of repair. Two colors of paint graced one of the cabinet doors. The bedroom was quite nice, The door from the hall opened into a foyer that featured a wet bar. This was a nice touch, but the bar was in the same old painted plywood style cabinetry as the bathroom, with a couple of glass shelves above. The space was dark and uninviting. This foyer had a lot of potential as a welcoming space, but did not live up to that expectation. The living room was very nice with huge windows and a large mirror. My only recommendation for this space would be repositioning the sofa (a tad worn) so that it faced the wall mounted TV, instead of having to turn one's head sideways to see it. Overall, we enjoyed our experience. As mentioned in other reviews, the location is superb and the Vendue Rooftop Bar is wonderful. Breakfast as the Vendue is included and delicious. I hope the management addresses so of the issues we have noted. We would like to return.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel
Address: 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Charleston
#11 Family Hotel in Charleston
#12 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#12 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently named #4 Best Small City Hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure 2015. Charleston's Art Hotel, The Vendue, is located in the city's historic French Quarter just steps from world-renowned galleries and boutiques. The hotel features 2-3 rotating exhibits per year, allowing guests to explore and discover art from around the globe. Innovative cuisine, enticing art displays and panoramic rooftop views collectively inspire guests at every turn ... more   less 
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