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The Vendue

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a 25th anniversary get away. Vendue Inn was perfect. We arrived to a complimentary happy hour with an artist painting/creating in the lobby! Staff and facilities are warm welcoming and beautiful! It was fun to just roam the halls and see all the different art. Room was very comfortable and gorgeous Loved it all!

Very nice hotel. Staff helpful. Room was comfortable and inviting. Defiantly want to stay there again. Only issue was the elevator going to the roof top bar. Really, only 8 people at a time? The line became very long just waiting to get on.

I don’t normally write negative reviews, but maybe this could save someone from a dissapointing vacation. First of all, we walked in the room and noticed the AC in room didn’t cool the room. The maintenance Guy recommended to turn the fan on high. There was condensation dripping from the ceiling vent. The maintenance guy went to fix the AC unit on the roof and came back and made our room smell like cigarette smoke. The WiFi was spotty in our room and could only be accessed in certain places of our room and the speed was very slow. I wasn’t able to do work efficiently in our room. The maintenance guy recommended us to go two buildings down to the concierge desk computer if we needed internet. This is 2018. We can’t hardly breathe without internet these days. The TV had no signal for approximately 15 min when turning it on. Our room was right next to the stairwell and the walls are poorly insulated. People were loud, yelling and stomping up and down the stairs all night and waking my pregnant wife multiple times throughout the night. There was chipped paint on the walls and mold on the grout in the shower, the toilet was loose and wiggly. The bathroom was the nicest part of our room. Overall our experience was very different than what we were expecting based on the pictures online.

Where to begin, well with one word I would say superb. I have stayed at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Sandals and even The Broadmoor. The quaintness, service and attention to detail exceed them all. Once a year my mom and I go on a mother/daughter trip, it’s a very special 4 day/3 nights we look forward to. This year there was a conference we wanted to attend in Charleston and we had never been. I’m a sales manager and bad customer service is my biggest pet peeve. We didn’t have one ounce of a bad or even mediocre experience. From the moment we walked in after our 7 hour drive until we pulled away, every employee treated us as if we were the only guest. I’ll pause here and say that we stayed in an interior King room in Vendue 26. Kam greeted us, directed us how to check-in, took care of our car and bags. Each time we needed our vehicle it was easy and prompt. Mark was amazing as well, he made sure we had everything we needed, took pictures of us, gave us directions and at checkout even retrieved our vehicle before I even asked! The rooftop bar was a lot of fun. We had the margarita pizza and the Greek platter. The continental breakfast was the best I’ve ever seen, the appetizers and wine from 4-5, the music in the lobby in the evening and milk and cookies from 9-10 were all welcome treats. The hotel focuses on attention to detail and customer service. Everyone we encountered seemed genuine, to love their jobs and to take responsibility for the hotel.

We booked this Hotel after reading T&L magazine give it high praise. We found the hotel crowded and noisy. People were up and down the corridors and the rooms have poor sound proofing. The floor of the room was all scratched up and needed a good vacuum. The toilet looked less than clean. The complimentary breakfast was sparse and kept running out the few breakfast items they served. Over all very disappointed.

Location cannot be best. Around the corner is High Cotton and Slightly North of Broad. Both fantastic restaurants. The Vendue is trendy/artsy, but very nice. Enjoyed my stay will Stay again.

Great place except no hot water on morning 2 but they did move us to a nicer room

The Vendue was an excellent choice for our weekend in Charleston! The location is excellent, the service was top notch, and the hotel overall exceeded expectations. Not one disappointment! The free breakfast is also delicious! As well as the free milk and cookies in the evening!

The hotel is in a great location and the staff could not be nicer and professional. The room was small but tasteful. The bathroom is tiny. We had the misfortune of having a room directly across from elevator and ice machine. If we had been staying longer we would have asked for a room change. The complimentary breakfast was a bit awkward as you had to place your plate on your lap as you sat on a chair in the lobby. However this is a temporary situation as the dining room is being renovated. I was slightly offended by all the requests for voting for their hotel in the Travel and Leisure Best of the Best award. According to the hotel they were rated #1 in Charleston in 2017. In my opinion, while this is a very nice hotel, I've had better experiences in other Charleston hotels.

Great staff and amazing location. Lovely breakfast. Just know that when you book an “internal” room, you will not have a single window; that was the only off putting aspect, though I blame myself for booking the room too quickly

The Vendue is in an excellent location to enjoy the waterfront, restaurants and overall ambience of Charleston. A mostly-charming 200+ year old set of buildings comprise the hotel. The hotel's restaurant is on par with the other 4-5 star restaurants which make up the "foodie" core of Charleston. Our room was well furnished but noisy (adjacent to a loud stairwell) and had a less-than-charming slope to the floor.

And the staff was absolutely wonderful, from our first contact with the Bell Captain to the last. From the champagne at check in, to the cookies and milk at night. I have never, ever experienced such hospitality. We were so impressed, we will never consider staying anywhere else in the future.

We booked five nights at The Vendue, and are so glad we did! The location is prime for exploring downtown Charleston. The staff are extremely hospitable - greeting us with champagne and offering us a full tour of the property upon arrival; hosting nightly happy hours with gallery tours (they have an art gallery on-site!); providing milk and cookies every night. The concierge provided great recommendations for restaurants in the area, and let us know we could use their sister property on Folly Beach if we wanted to go to the beach! That was great, because the property (Tides) has a pool, towel service, bar, etc. I definitely recommend taking advantage of that benefit. Our room was an interior King on the first floor. VERY spacious!! However, a bit loud. We could hear the people above us. So I'd recommend requesting a second floor room.

Everyone was so nice and helpful. Beautiful decor with changing artwork. Good restaurants and near everything. Very comfortable, clean and quiet.

Lovely hotel in a fantastic location for exploring historic charleston. We didn't stay long enough to take full advantage of amenities, but they were excellent. The staff was exceptionally polite and welcoming. The room was small but cozy and comfortable. Very clean. The only complaint I have was the bathroom had an old water/musty smell, especially if you left the door closed for hours while out. However, this seemed to be present thought out the whole historic district so it is likely due to the very old pipes and not necessarily the hotels fault.

The Vendue is in a great location and within walking distance of great restaurants and the market in Charleston's historic district. The hotel has wonderful art displayed throughout the corridors and walls, and brands itself as a luxury hotel. It has a restaurant and bar in the main building with a great roof-top bar as an addition. There are 2 buildings, one across the street from the other. I stayed in a queen interior room that frankly I was surprised by the size of the room. The queen sized bed had just enough room on each side where you could sit and place your feet on the floor and your feet would basically touch the wall. I do understand that it was one of the cheaper priced rooms at about $200 dollars. (sarcasm here) The bathroom was modernly updated, although small compared to other hotels with similar prices. Overall, the hotel was clean, the staff friendly and open, but I probably wouldn't stay there again.

Very clean, stylish hotel. Beautiful art work displayed in hallways and rooms. Nice linens, bathrobes, towels. Stayed one night only. Our inside room didn't have any windows but a skyroof, had NYC studio vibe in it. Personalized welcome card was touching.

very nice hotel, but gave it 4 stars because of the price

We chose Charleston for our 45th Anniversary trip and decided to stay at the Vendue Inn. The food and drinks were gourmet, delicious and served in an elegant atmosphere. The focus of the Vendue is art so you feel like you are dining in an upscale gallery. The staff was friendly and accommodating. There was a little issue with the plumbing the first evening and we were immediately moved to a new room with an upgrade and also given a complimentary breakfast in the Drawing Room which was there main dining area. The Rooftop bar offered a panoramic view of Charleston. The hotel is located in the middle of all the action and near the waterfront. Love the memories that we made at the Vendue!

The Vendue's main strengths are its location, its warm, friendly, helpful staff, and its offbeat but elegant style, art all over the walls, old fashioned furniture in the rooms, elegant public areas. Drawing Room restaurant: wonderful yoghurt, granola and berries. Press Room coffee house a great place to hang out and have a pastry or sandwich. My room was small but adequate, I am sure there are nicer pricier ones. Dim lighting for reading. Reception for wifi and TV, spotty, although I appreciated HD HBO, CNN, etc. It's by the harbor and East Bay Street's shops and restaurants and the gorgeous French quarter. Great stay.

19 Vendue Range Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Close to College of Charleston
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Historic Charleston, The Vendue is next to Waterfront Park and Charleston Waterfront Park. This 84-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Charleston and also close to College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

Guests of The Vendue enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for USD 22 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, free use of bicycles, and a computer station.

Room options

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Signature Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed (Interior)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Vendue

Everyone (14) Couples (113) Business (7) Family (9) Friends (4) Other (1)
5

art boutique hotel in downtown charleston!

Everyone

Had a 25th anniversary get away. Vendue Inn was perfect. We arrived to a complimentary happy hour with an artist painting/creating in the lobby! Staff and facilities are warm welcoming and beautiful! It was fun to just roam the halls and see all the different art. Room was very comfortable and gorgeous Loved it all!

By , from Charleston, SC on Sep 6, 2018

4
Everyone

Very nice hotel. Staff helpful. Room was comfortable and inviting. Defiantly want to stay there again. Only issue was the elevator going to the roof top bar. Really, only 8 people at a time? The line became very long just waiting to get on.

By , from Wisconsin on Aug 6, 2018

3

disappointing and different than the pictures

Everyone

I don’t normally write negative reviews, but maybe this could save someone from a dissapointing vacation. First of all, we walked in the room and noticed the AC in room didn’t cool the room. The maintenance Guy recommended to turn the fan on high. There was condensation dripping from the ceiling vent. The maintenance guy went to fix the AC unit on the roof and came back and made our room smell like cigarette smoke. The WiFi was spotty in our room and could only be accessed in certain places of our room and the speed was very slow. I wasn’t able to do work efficiently in our room. The maintenance guy recommended us to go two buildings down to the concierge desk computer if we needed internet. This is 2018. We can’t hardly breathe without internet these days. The TV had no signal for approximately 15 min when turning it on. Our room was right next to the stairwell and the walls are poorly insulated. People were loud, yelling and stomping up and down the stairs all night and waking my pregnant wife multiple times throughout the night. There was chipped paint on the walls and mold on the grout in the shower, the toilet was loose and wiggly. The bathroom was the nicest part of our room. Overall our experience was very different than what we were expecting based on the pictures online.

By on Jul 29, 2018

5

a superb mother/daughter weekend

Everyone

Where to begin, well with one word I would say superb. I have stayed at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Sandals and even The Broadmoor. The quaintness, service and attention to detail exceed them all. Once a year my mom and I go on a mother/daughter trip, it’s a very special 4 day/3 nights we look forward to. This year there was a conference we wanted to attend in Charleston and we had never been. I’m a sales manager and bad customer service is my biggest pet peeve. We didn’t have one ounce of a bad or even mediocre experience. From the moment we walked in after our 7 hour drive until we pulled away, every employee treated us as if we were the only guest. I’ll pause here and say that we stayed in an interior King room in Vendue 26. Kam greeted us, directed us how to check-in, took care of our car and bags. Each time we needed our vehicle it was easy and prompt. Mark was amazing as well, he made sure we had everything we needed, took pictures of us, gave us directions and at checkout even retrieved our vehicle before I even asked! The rooftop bar was a lot of fun. We had the margarita pizza and the Greek platter. The continental breakfast was the best I’ve ever seen, the appetizers and wine from 4-5, the music in the lobby in the evening and milk and cookies from 9-10 were all welcome treats. The hotel focuses on attention to detail and customer service. Everyone we encountered seemed genuine, to love their jobs and to take responsibility for the hotel.

By , from Virginia Beach on Jul 23, 2018

3

overrated

Everyone

We booked this Hotel after reading T&L magazine give it high praise. We found the hotel crowded and noisy. People were up and down the corridors and the rooms have poor sound proofing. The floor of the room was all scratched up and needed a good vacuum. The toilet looked less than clean. The complimentary breakfast was sparse and kept running out the few breakfast items they served. Over all very disappointed.

By , from TX on Jun 6, 2018

5

near two of the best restaurants in charleston

Everyone

Location cannot be best. Around the corner is High Cotton and Slightly North of Broad. Both fantastic restaurants. The Vendue is trendy/artsy, but very nice. Enjoyed my stay will Stay again.

By , from South Carolina on May 3, 2018

4
Everyone

Great place except no hot water on morning 2 but they did move us to a nicer room

By , from Augusta GA on Mar 18, 2018

5

weekend getaway

Couples

The Vendue was an excellent choice for our weekend in Charleston! The location is excellent, the service was top notch, and the hotel overall exceeded expectations. Not one disappointment! The free breakfast is also delicious! As well as the free milk and cookies in the evening!

By , from Dallas on Mar 13, 2018

4

nice hotel in desirable location

Business Travelers

The hotel is in a great location and the staff could not be nicer and professional. The room was small but tasteful. The bathroom is tiny. We had the misfortune of having a room directly across from elevator and ice machine. If we had been staying longer we would have asked for a room change. The complimentary breakfast was a bit awkward as you had to place your plate on your lap as you sat on a chair in the lobby. However this is a temporary situation as the dining room is being renovated. I was slightly offended by all the requests for voting for their hotel in the Travel and Leisure Best of the Best award. According to the hotel they were rated #1 in Charleston in 2017. In my opinion, while this is a very nice hotel, I've had better experiences in other Charleston hotels.

By , from Aiken, SC on Feb 26, 2018

4

wonderful

Everyone

Great staff and amazing location. Lovely breakfast. Just know that when you book an “internal” room, you will not have a single window; that was the only off putting aspect, though I blame myself for booking the room too quickly

By on Feb 17, 2018