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Wentworth Mansion

5.0 out of 5.0

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We were married in Charleston on May 17, 2017 and decided to go with a different type of hotel experience than usual. I am a Four Seasons/Ritz Carlton type of girl, so I was a little hesitant about booking a smaller boutique hotel. I was very impressed with the service! As soon as we pulled in the parking lot, a lady escorted us inside to get checked in. They were so gracious to allow me to have my wedding band to be shipped to them from the the jeweler & kept in the safe the day before we arrived. Butler was awesome in helping us with recommendations and a car service. Trayvon was amazing! Such a nice guy and always willing to go above and beyond! All of the staff we had encounters with were top notch! The service is not lacking here in the least bit! The grounds are beautiful. The room was beautiful. Loved the oversized tub with jets and the double headed shower. However, I feel compelled to complain about the bed. I could tell it was sagging on both sides before we ever pulled the covers back. This is our third night and I'm awake because my back is killing me from this terrible mattress. We did not sleep well the past two nights. For $500-600 a night, you would think they could afford to replace the mattress. Honestly, it was so bad we wanted to just go home today, but hated to lose the money we paid, so we stayed. I really hate to give 4 stars when the staff and everything else was so nice, but the bed is an essential part of any hotel stay, and this bed was probably the worst hotel bed I have ever slept on. :/ I saw other reviews regarding the mattresses too, so obviously it is an issue. It's a simple fix, so maybe they can get it resolved for future guests. I haven't told them yet, but will mention it before we leave tomorrow.

We stayed for our 20th anniversary for our first trip to Charleston. We stayed in a manor suit which was huge and a nice looking room. Bed was a little lumpy but comfortable. Shower was big with two shower heads which was helpful. Staff were all super nice and helpful and brought us a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Turn downs every night. Included Hors d'oeuvres and wine were so so but nice touch to have the happy hour. Pastries were delicious and breakfast very good. Only 4 blocks from king street and easy walk to market street. We didn't touch our car in 3 days. Includes parking breakfast and water/soda in room

From the warm welcome we received upon arrival to the cold bottle of water as we were leaving for the airport, there was no lapse in attention to detail, helpful advice, and wonderful service. The mansion is beautiful and kept up really well. Our room had 2 working fireplaces, really neat antique furniture, and an extremely comfortable bed. As someone who is generally skeptical of hotel restaurants, Circa 1886 was excellent. The location was excellent. The spa was excellent. Really outstanding all around.

This home, built by Francis Silas Rodgers in 1881, as a home for his wife and 13 children exemplifies stately living at it's best. This 21 room, four story 24,000 sf, splendor is home to the original hand carved marble fireplaces, Italian crystal chandeliers and a roof top cupola. This, our second visit, was simply lovely. The spacious rooms, well trained and helpful staff, morning pastries and breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and wine and port/sherry/brandy bar are all included in the stay and add that little extra touch. Pricey? Not so much, relative to other Charleston hotels, if one includes (and partakes in) the free amenities. Would we stay again? Unequivocally, yes.

This is an elegant and well restored mansion on modest but lovely grounds. It is the second largest home in Charleston after the Calhoun Mansion. It is a really beautiful house and setting. The neighborhood is pleasant, quiet, residential, near the college but slightly out of the tourist way. We like to walk and discover much that way, so this is not an issue for us. However, it is probably a 3/4 of a mile to the "tourist center". While the hotel has been very nicely restored, it would probably not appeal to people who like sleek and modern. I found the rooms and public rooms very warm and comforting. Bathrooms were relatively modern and most comfortable. The staff is extremely cordial and accommodating although some with less practical knowledge of Charleston than I would have expected. Hotel offers complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres each afternoon which was very nice. Good variety of newspapers. TV a bit small but broad available stations. Restaurant for breakfast in separate adjacent building is attractive space which also serves lunch and dinner. Food was served (not buffet) and pleasant, but food not noteworthy and of modest size.

I can not praise Wentworth Mansion enough. During our planning they were extremely helpful via phone/email with planning meals and activities. Upon arrival everyone was so gracious and welcoming. The entire staff were wonderful. The property itself is beautiful and historic - all rooms are different and charming. The included breakfast in their very nice restaurant in the carriage house is a serious sit-down affair with very good food. The complimentary evening wine and pupu(appetizers) was also a serious array of delicious and changing food items - It was also very nice to get to know the other guests in the evening before dinner. The appetizers were very hearty and I could have made a light supper out of it if desired. The location was perfect for is a tad removed from the hustle and bustle of the central tourist area but an easy 5/10 minute walk....(sidewalks in Charleston can be old and uneven so a few nights when wearing heels for dinner we Uber/Lyfted to dinner) You can walk easily in thicker heels if you are experienced heel wearer. I hope we return to Charleston one day and we will definitely stay at Wentworth and I highly recommend to friends.

Wentworth Mansion is the perfect place to stay in Charleston. It is a beautiful, large mansion in a residential area just a few blocks from King Street shopping and the market, as well as College of Charleston. We stayed in a King Mansion Suite, which was very large, with tall ceilings, a lovely enclosed sun terrace and decent-sized bathroom, as well as a very quiet small fridge, sitting area and desk in the room. The rooms are elegantly furnished. Service by the 24-hour concierge and staff is very friendly and attentive, helpful with reservations and advice as well as attending to your needs. Breakfast in Circa 1886, their signature on-site restaurant, is excellent. Besides offering elegant sitting areas on the main floor, you can ascend a spiral staircase into a rooftop cupola that offers spectacular 360 views of Charleston. Evening hors d'oeuvres and wine are served for all guests, as are early morning pastries. WiFi service is excellent.

The Wentworth Mansion is an historic inn of great beauty and charm located in a residential neighborhood about a 10-minute taxi ride from downtown Charleston. We were pleasantly surprised to find it exceeded its 5-star reputation. Our room, Suite 9, was opulent--a lovely sunroom, a study, a huge bathroom with walk-in shower, a working fireplace, and an enormous bed dressed with crisp linens. The rest of the inn was a comfortable Victorian home with stately furnishings including magnificent Tiffany stained glass windows. The amenities included an amazing breakfast (eggs benedict crab cakes, e.g.) in their Circa 1886 restaurant, iced tea and lemonade in the parlor all day, appetizers and wine every afternoon, port, sherry and brandy every evening, twice daily turndown service with truffles, and a continental breakfast of divine pastries for early morning departures. The restaurant deserves a review of its own. Of all the restaurants we visited in Charleston, it was by far the best at fine dining with a friendly and professional service staff and innovative Southern cuisine. As wonderful as the facility itself is, its best asset is its attentive and delightful staff. Lauren and Butler at the front desk, Trayvon hosting the appetizers and wine service, and Austin at Circa 1886 deserve special acknowlegement. They made our stay even more enjoyable with their friendly attention to our every need. We were celebrating our 51st anniversary during our visit and the staff suprised us with champagne and candelight in our room. When we decided to take a private tour of Charleston at the last minute, Butler arranged an expert tour guide to drive us around the city. We will always return to the Wentworth Mansion when we visit Charleston.

This is our first trip for a long weekend to Charleston. If you are looking for warmth, attention to you, attention to detail, a classic Southern mansion, a great bed, great location, very quiet night, and great food and shopping close by Wentworth Mansion is the answer. Dillon our greeter and Butler our initial concierge were very helpful. All the staff have been excellent. A great spot for relaxing quiet vacation. We will be back

After a refreshing stay at The Restoration, I ventured a few blocks west on Wentworth St. for a 2 night stay at Wentworth Mansion. Highly rated by TripAdvisor, this was a lovely place with historic luxury, elegance, and exemplary service. From the street, it's hard to imagine this massive building was built as a single family home in 1865 for Francis Silas Rodgers and his wife Marie Elizabeth until you realize they had 13 children (a few would not survive beyond childhood). Over the years the mansion became headquarters for 2 businesses, one an insurance company, before being acquired by current owner Richard Widman in 1997 and subsequently renovated into a 21-room hotel/inn/B&B. Mr. Widman owns 3 other historic inns in Charleston, collectively called Charming Inns. The hotel sits in a quiet residential area a few blocks west of bustling King St. but still withing walking distance. There is a large church, some college fraternity houses, a cute sandwich shop (Circe's Grotto) and a bodega-like corner market nearby along Wentworth. Heading one block further west and south, you come across Colonial Lake, a reservoir that's a nice place for a rest, walk or picnic. Entering the Mansion from either the front or rear entrance (both have wooden doors with windows topped by Tiffany glass) truly is like entering the elegant wood paneled foyer of an luxurious private home. The front entrance has a pretty fountain. The Mansion has 21 rooms spread among 5 floors. There are 15 Mansion rooms and suites on floors 1-4--these are the grandest rooms with the highest ceilings and most original features. Some have enclosed sun porches. The grandest, the Grand Mansion Suite, is situated just off the reception area on the first floor. The original elabourate wooden staircase remains, although a small elevator is also available. On the Mansion's ground floor are 3 Garden rooms, 2 of which have outdoor patios. These rooms are pet friendly. Connected to the Mansion but accessed by separate staircase are 3 East Wing rooms, originally the servant's quarters. These rooms are slightly smaller and less costly; 2 have private outside porches. On the Mansion's 4th floor there is a spiral staircase to the rooftop cupola, which has an outdoor deck and 360 degree views. My room was an East Wing room. With windows on 3 sides, it was full of natural light. I was lucky to get a private porch, which offered peaceful respite overlooking the back garden. There were 2 gas fireplaces--one in the bathroom! The bath also had a combo shower/whirlpool tub. The armoire held a small (too small) closet rod, small (too small?) TV, CD/DVD player, minifridge with complimentary soft drinks and water, safe, iron and ironing board. There is a welcome bag of benne wafers (traditional Southern sesame seed cookies), and turndown brings a note with weather info for Charleston as well as your hometown, and chocolate truffles. Wifi is free. The inn aims to keep you well-fed at all times. There is a "pre-breakfast"--coffee, croissants and danish in the Harleston Parlour starting at 6 am. At 7:30 am, a full complimentary breakfast is served (for guests only) in the inn's elegant Circa 1886 Restaurant, located behind the inn in the original carriage house. There is a printed menu with several sweet and savory selections (including shrimp and grits), plus a daily special. Juice, hot or cold beverage, fresh fruit and pastry basket (identical to the pre-breakfast treats) are served. Delicious food in an serene setting. Circa 1886 is open to the public for dinner--arrange with the inn if you plan on dining there. For guests, they offer a 3 course prix-fixe $49 special and you can order anything off the regular menu--a great value! I may review the restaurant separately. From 5-6 pm, the inn offers wine and hors d'oeuvres on the enclosed garden porch, a good time to meet and chat with other guests before heading off to dinner. There are 3 appetizer selections daily. There is a table under the staircase that offers brandy, sherry and port. Bottled water is available at all times in an ice chest by the rear entrance. Adjacent to the restaurant is a spa which looked lovely, but I was too busy eating and sightseeing all around town to try it. The inn also offers free parking in a lot just behind it. It's smallish but I never had a problem finding a spot. Folks dining at Circa 1886 are asked to park at a separate lot across the street. Lastly, the service.. Outstanding on all fronts! True Southern hospitality. Butler and Lori at the reception desk, Dylan (or Dillon?) and Trevon (called bellmen but really jacks of all trades), innkeeper Noreen--all went above and beyond to ensure guests such as myself had as fine a stay as possible. I have been devastatingly spoiled by this experience.

149 Wentworth St Charleston SC

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 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.


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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96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 826 reviews