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The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel
Ranked #14 of 62 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Have stayed here before which is why we returned. This time noted that rooms are a little run-downed and need refurbishing. Initial check-in was not good, with the receptionist being rude and irritated when I asked for an explination of room charges. Lot of people standing around waiting for their room keys. However, overall the level of service was very good.
Asked for a wake-up call the first morning, which didn't happen. Included morning breakfast service and food quality were outstanding.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We spent four nights here a week ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were traveling with another couple and for no discernable reason, our room was bright, spacious and wonderful while their's was much, much smaller with one window as opposed to our five windows. We 'lucked in' with a corner room. Enjoyed the breakfasts immensely - great waitstaff. The afternoon cocktail reception was a daily treat too. Very comfortable beds and nice folks all around. The rooftop bar was not really an issue as we were on the third floor and the music was always finished by midnight, right about the time we were going to bed too.

Room Tip: If you have the options, try for a corner room - spacious and sunny!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#12 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: $225 - $582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently named #1 Hotel in Charleston and #9 Hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure 2017. 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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Vendue Hotel Charleston
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