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Wentworth Mansion

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in Room #5 which was originally the dining room during the Wentworth era. The room and everything about the mansion was charming. The staff were exceptional, Lori & Michael were so helpful. They had great suggestions for dinner places, tours etc. We loved every second of our stay and felt like we were "home". The breakfast each morning was outstanding. We hated to leave the wonderful southern hospitality and hope to go back again!

This 1886 mansion has been beautifully preserved from the extensive millwork to the Tiffany windows and the guest rooms are no exception. Our room--a standard size--was VERY large and wonderfully appointed--including a terrace, sitting room with separate tv, very high ceilings and tons of space with a king bed, a jacuzzi and two person shower and separate water closet--the size of a large and exceptional suite. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. By the end of our third day I knew all their names and appreciated help and suggestions from all of them. So the rates may appear high at first glance but a closer look--included in the fee in a full breakfast at their acclaimed Circa1886 restaurant (if it wasn't on the menu, they would make if for you, but there was so much to choose from--my husband loved the shrimp and grits...)unlimited free soft drinks/water from the in-room mini-bar, free sherry and brandy, hot hors d'oeuvres & tea in the afternoon--and our dogs were welcomed. So often when we stay in a great hotel with our dogs, we are given less than acceptable rooms. The Wentworth has 3 dog friendly rooms that are separated from the other guest rooms to be sensitive to the other guests but they are no less wonderful. Very clean, very plush, comfortable bed and just plain terrific. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! BTW the location is only a few blocks from the heart of downtown Charleston--we didn't use our car once during our stay.

The Wentworth Inn is lovely in every way. We celebrated our anniversary there this past week and we could not have chosen a better place. Our room was large with a beautiful view of the city. We had a fireplace and a huge bathroom with a shower and enormous tub. The staff is very accommodating and we loved the early coffee in the am, the wine and canapés at 5 and the sherry all evening long. Breakfast was perfect and dinner was spectacular! I highly recommend this Inn if you are headed to Charleston!

We had a very large room, though I can't remember the number. The room was located right at the bottom of the spiral staircase to the rooftop walk. Upon entering the room, we were surprised by its grandness. There was a jetted tub located in the bedroom, but we did not use it. The fireplace made the large room more cozy and warm. The bathroom had a separate toilet room, which made sharing the bathroom much more pleasant. The shower was very large. Both the towels and the robes were plush. While I didn't find the mattress or the bed linens very comfortable, I managed to sleep fairly well. We wished the tiny fridge was a little larger, so that we had a place to put our little snack of cheeses and wine that needed refrigeration. The mini fridge was located in the bottom of the nightstand to the left of the bed. I did have a concern that was addressed by the staff. They attempted to make it right. We enjoyed breakfast in the morning prior to travelling to Hilton Head.

Just beautiful period mansion with all the upgrades and the service is AWESOME! All of the staff were friendly and very polite! They were very accommodating when we needed the extra pull-out couch made up in our suite, too. We met some very lovely guests during the cocktail hour at 5, too. On our departure date we needed to check out but be at an event later in the afternoon and they were most helpful with storing our luggage and letting us change before leaving. They even set up the croquet set and explained the rules! Other than finding the best peel & eat shrimp, this stay was the highlight of our trip! Definitely expensive but worth the price! Will stay there again.

Wentworth Mansion was absolutely beautiful and a perfect location for a first trip to Charleston. It's located right in the middle of University of Charleston and is a short walk from shopping, restaurants and art galleries. I was there for a reunion weekend with some college friends one who has to use a walker due to MS. The bottom room and the elevators made this a great hotel. Our rooms were nice downstairs, but the older ones upstairs were out of this world. And huge! Cocktails and appetizers in the afternoon and port and brandy at night. Breakfast was a great surprise because instead of the usual pandering of Continental breakfast and too many mediocre pastries, we had a full service breakfast at the restaurant next door.

This is the most wonderful hotel we have ever stayed in. Everything was just perfect! Loved complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres and our lovely breakfast. We did not want to leave! Excellent staff who make you feel right at home. 5 out of 5 stars in every way-Cannot more highly recommend a visit for a special occasion or if just passing through downtown Charleston as we were. Can't wait to go back!

My husband and I picked Charleston as the city to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and it was the perfect decision. The Wentworth was possibly the Best Place we have ever stayed with the Service to match! From before our arrival the Concierge's Lori & Michael were in touch to see if we wanted any recommendations for dining or tours and sent us list of their favorites. Every detail at the Wentworth was a 10!!! One afternoon when it was raining we arrived back and there was a attendant in the parking lot with an umbrella to walk us into the Mansion!! Every morning we had a Gourmet Breakfast at the Circa 1886 Restaurant which was Awesome! We had massages at the Spa which is on the property so you can go straight back to your room and relax, just great!! We will be back in the near future to experience the "Magic" the Wentworth and the Staff Provide!

Everyone at the Wentworth Mansion went out of their way to make our stay one of the best we've had in Charleston. It would not be fair to list a few as so many took time to interact with us and be very helpful.

This is near the top of my hotel list and I've been to a lot of fine hotels. The service is superb, the rooms are lacking for nothing and as comfortable as you get (comfortable bed with great pillow), great seating area and fireplace, high ceilings, luxurious bathroom with double shower, turn down service; they call in advance of stay and are always there with suggestions and help, hors d'oevres and wine before dinner time, an excellent restaurant for breakfast (and all meals), great conversation with other guests, sherry and after dinner drinks always available, as is lemonade and iced tea, and to top it off, climb up the circular staircase on the fourth floor to a roof top view over all of Charleston (and you'll probably be there alone). No wonder why it is on so many best hotel and best romantic hotel lists! Thanks all, you deserve all your accolades.

149 Wentworth St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to College of Charleston
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Downtown Charleston within a 5-minute walk of Grace Episcopal Church, Wentworth Mansion is within a 15-minute stroll of College of Charleston. This 21-room, 5-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Charleston, the hotel is also a short walk from Cannon Park and Unitarian Church.


Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 21 individually decorated rooms provide fireplaces, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Property features

A full-service spa, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Wentworth Mansion. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 872 reviews