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The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel
Ranked #14 of 61 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2014

OK. My fault! I thought an interior room was not overlooking the street so booked it. In fact, it is a real interior room with no windows at all, and not even halogen lighting! It was very small, and when morning came, we honestly didn't know if it was still night or not! Is this not a security risk actually? The room itself was small but well appointed, but I will never ever sleep in a room with no openings again! The hotel itself is beautiful, I don't know about the other rooms, the reception I found a little cold! For the price, I would have expected at least a fridge in the room. We did not eat there, but went to the bar on the roof which was deserted. Not one of my best expériences, and especially for the price! Maybe I was just unlucky as I see other reviews are excellent

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We have stayed at the Vendue over the past 15-20 years and have watched them grow.
We previously stayed in what is now the coffee shop with windows right on the street. was very nice. Our most recent stay was in the older section but the room was, as usual, well appointed and comfortable. Family staying elsewhere were quite impressed with our room and especially the rooftop bar. We will be staying again when in Charleston.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Pietro G, General Manager at The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Dear Chief1251,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Vendue on Trip Advisor. I don't think I will be able to relay just how appreciative we are of your business and your loyalty.
Please feel free to contact me directly for any needs regarding future stays at The Vendue.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Looked great, comfy bed, but the room we had was right in front of the elevator and not at all soundproof. It was hard to get comfortable when you hear people constantly outside the door. The bellhop, Mark, was very friendly, and went out of his way to help us. Nice place, but next time, I'd request a room far away from the elevator.

Also: rooftop bar was the best!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pietro G, General Manager at The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Erinnicole 1991,
thank you for choosing The Vendue and for taking the time to pass your feedback along.
I am glad to hear that overall your stay was great and please do not hesitate to request a room away from the elevator next time you stay with us. We'll make sure it is as restful and relaxing as possible.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

From the first phone call to The Vendue to the goodbye from the valet, this hotel was delightfully helpful, friendly, and refined.

We chose to stay in the renovated section of the hotel, which houses the three dining options and local art by carefully chosen artists. The decor is both modern and traditional, and feels very genteel while still feeling warm and inviting.

The valet parking was quick and convenient, the concierge and front desk staff were very helpful, and we were greeted with champagne in our room for our anniversary celebration. While we missed the complimentary four o'clock charcuterie plates and wine in the hotel, we enjoyed them later on.

Our room had immaculate hard wood floors, a spacious tiled shower, and a traditional high poster bed that was soft and inviting. While our room was not large, and we could hear the elevator from our room, the overall experience was so special that I still award five stars.

We did not dine in the quick cafe The Press restaurant, but ate breakfast in The Drawing Room and had drinks and dinner literally on the roof at The Rooftop. The Drawing Room had elegant, traditional choices for breakfast. We enjoyed Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, and omelets. On The Rooftop, we had savory small plates and drinks while enjoying the expansive view of Charleston.

I recommend the docent tour of the art in the hotel, and then checking out local art houses nearby.

We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: I would ask for a top floor room as the rooms are hard wood, and there would be less noise. I would...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pietro G, General Manager at The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Cahterine A,
thank you for sharing the details of your stay at The Vendue, we're thrilled to hear it was everything you expected it to be.
We hope you will have a chance to try The Drawing Room for dinner and some coffee and pastries at The Press on your next visit.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Really great hotel, the staff are all fantastic and make you feel like its your home. Stayed there for 5 days and even the current Mrs McGarry could not find fault with it and she is not easy to please. Food is very good and the whole ambience of the place is just so perfect. Room was very comfy and clean with a great bathroom, would certainly stay again. The guys who park your car are so helpful. Overall a great hotel and in spite of hosting a dinner for 18 the bill was very reasonable.

Room Tip: Mine was on the ground floor next to the street but it was very quiet
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Pietro G, General Manager at The Vendue Charleston's Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Jongo 6,
this certainly is some wonderful feedback! We hope you'll be thinking about staying at The Vendue every time you "cross the pond".

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

There is so much charm in this Hotel it's amazing. We have stayed many times and always walk away impressed. The service is amazing along with concierge. We love the location and I would highly recommend visiting. Don't forget to visit the roof top bar.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Everything about this hotel is excellent. Stayed 4th of July weekend. We were greeted by the friendliest valet/bellman, extremely helpful. Room was clean and spacious. Rooftop bar was great, super bartenders. This is one hotel that you want to have dinner in, the cuisine is outstanding, kudos to the chef and his staff. We had the pleasure of meeting Pietro, the General Manager, he is first class, and was genuinely concerned that we were enjoying our stay. Pietro should be very proud of his first class operation. Also the four o'clock wine and hors d'oeuvres were a wonderful treat! We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#12 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range: £145 - £308 (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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