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Wentworth Mansion

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I were hesitant to book Wentworth Mansion as we are used to staying on the battery in our own space for our trips to Charleston, but the reviews sold us and Noreen’s assistance when booking made it an easy choice. We came for three nights, for my birthday, and I felt pampered in every way. The card they delivered to my room, the chocolate covered strawberries, everything was so thoughtful that I joked that they cared more about my birthday than my own family. As I mentioned earlier, we aren’t used to the attention of such a full service hotel, but the warmth of the staff made everything easier. Huge standouts were Dillon and Michael. We loved speaking with both and were so sad to see that Michael’s evening shift had ended by the time I tried to bring him a slice of my birthday cake on our last night. I can’t remember the last time staff made such an impression.

My husband and I stayed at this property five years ago on a Fourth of July couples getaway. We went back last week and spent three nights at the Wentworth. Time did not dampen how impressed we continue to be with the property, the rooms, the restaurant and the service. From the personal service of standing when you walk in the lobby or getting the door for you to the nightly appetizers and wine, you will be pampered. Stays include free breakfast in their Circa 1886 restaurant. It’s wonderful. The rooms are period and all decorated distinctly. Our repeat fav is Room 7 with a second floor balcony that overlooks the property. Lori and the concierge staff are helpful and gave a number of restaurant tips. This is a splurge but worth it. Free parking in secure lot and an easy walk to downtown Charleston. It even has a cupola where you can climb a circular staircase for a great view of the entire city.

My husband and I enjoyed 4 nights in their mansion suite. As others have said, the inn is charming, historic, and preserved in immeasurable details. The room was extremely comfortable, spaciousness galore, and the bathroom is well sized. We enjoyed using the gas fireplace, turned on with just a click of a switch, along with a glass of port to complete our evening in the privacy of our room. The breakfasts at Circa 1886, had great selections and fabulous coffee! The staff were friendly and most accommodating. The only negative to say about the Wentworth, is it is a bit out of the way, it’s tucked away in a desolate area.

A recent weekend stay at the Wentworth Mansion was one of the most wonderful and relaxing experiences I have ever had at a hotel. Hands down. I felt as if a wealthy relative had opened their home to me. The staff is friendly, open and warm, and yet very unobtrusive. They were there to attend to my every need. My room was spectacular and the furnishings, woodwork and history throughout the mansion are beyond compare. It is an easy walk into town for shopping and dining, although the restaurant Circa on the premises is a must do. I took advantage of the spa for some added pampering. I now cannot imagine staying anywhere else when I visit Charleston.

Wentworth Mansion is a unique and special place, our home away from home when visiting Charleston. We have stayed at Wentworth Mansion on several occasions, twice now on New Years Eve, and it has always been a wonderful experience. It is truly like stepping back in time to stay in this historic and beautifully restored old home. The service is consistently outstanding and in keeping with the quiet elegance of the mansion. The location provides easy walking access to the city and we especially love taking a short walk with our dog to nearby Colonial Lake. A highlight of New Year's Eve is standing on the rotunda atop Wentworth Mansion and enjoying a 360 degree view of fireworks all over the area. We truly appreciate the WM for their consistent commitment to providing outstanding service to their customers.

My wife and I spent 4 days in Charleston and stayed at the Wentworth Mansion. We couldn't have been more pleased with the Wentworth ...........the staff was incredibly attentive, the service was wonderful, the house itself was beautiful. Would highly recommend it for anyone who wants a special place to stay in Charleston

We rented out the entire property for three days. It lived up to its reputation in every way. Pristine rooms, stellar amenities, and best of all the staff were on their game every single moment of our stay. I don't think I've ever had a better experience, certainly not at the luxury chain hotels. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

The Wentworth is the quintessential Victorian Age hotel/mansion in Charleston. Every aspect of your stay is meant to take you back in time to the 1860s. From the fireplace in the bathroom to my private balcony, this journey could not have been nicer. Get back in time for the wine and horderves at 5pm. Take advantage of the port. Relax.

We could not have been more pleased with our stay at the Wentworth; they manage to get an A plus in my book, which is never easy. Sometimes "charming" can be code for kitchy, but the property has been beautifully restored with spacious rooms and nice bathrooms. We appreciated the separate bath and two headed shower with adjustable head--good for women. Our mid level room was large and nicely decorated. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating---whatever you want, they will try to make it happen. The restaurant, Circa 1886, was our favorite in Charleston. We liked that everything was included--breakfast, parking, wifi, treats, wine, brandy. Despite a review to the contrary, we found it very much within walking distance to virtually everything--Charleston is a walking city, and one is within a couple blocks of the main shopping district, restaurants, etc. Much attention was paid to details, down to a black makeup towel--sadly most hotels large and small seem to have never stayed in their own rooms--not the case here. We absolutely recommend it to even the most seasoned travelers, and plan to go again ourselves.

Let me start off with the nice things: The property is very nice and has some interesting history. The fireplaces are very nice (but the flames did not rise very high in our second room). The breakfast was great in the carriage house. I enjoyed looking at the dates of the old books in the room. The nightly hors d'oeuvres were pretty good, not sure if they change the options each night as we only went one night. Having the refrigerator was nice, but having some non-cola soft drinks would have been nicer. Now for the rest... considering this is a luxury hotel, it does not compare to some of the downtown hotels that offer coffee all day and cookies and milk at night. The windows had very poor insulation and in December with the heat turned up to 77 and the fireplace on, I had to go to bed with pajamas, a sweatshirt, sheet and 2 blankets in order to keep warm in that room. unacceptable. The walkway from the parking lot to back door to where the lower elevator is for people who can't do stairs is not well lit at all. In some places it was not lit at all. We had to take a flashlight with us at night. When I mentioned it to the staff, only one of them seemed to care, but nothing was done either way. Check the location to downtown thoroughly because it's not walking distance depending on how active you are. Considering the price of the hotel, the location is not very good. We just felt it was too expensive for what you get... or don't get. Even though I rated this Very Good, it is only because it's above an average hotel. But I won't ever stay here again. There are better options out there for the same or less money and it will be closer to town where we won't have to spend most of our time looking for parking.

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 Historic 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 Charleston Historic District.


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 885 reviews