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“Service and ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
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The Vendue
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 58 Hotels in Charleston
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Service and ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Charming with wonderful service. Delicious breakfast, attentive staff and good value. Rooms are clean and charming. Love the rooftop bar. Wonderful restaurants nearby and right at the Waterfront park area. Perfect location for seeing Charleston!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We could not have chosen a better place to stay. The location is right in the middle of downtown Charleston. We could walk or bike everywhere. ( they have bikes to use )
The continental breakfast that was included in our room price was beyond our expectations.
The hotel staff was gracious and most helpful. We would highly recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Vendue Inn while attending a family wedding. The location was unbeatable. We walked everywhere and really enjoyed being close to all the action. Our only complaint was the early morning noise from outside when the trash truck came to collect things. The room was small but nicely decorated with a small Juliet balcony. We enjoyed our stay and would do it again in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

stayed at the Vendue for 4 nights. the staff is very nice and helpful but the housekeeping stinks. we were first put in a room across the street in a parking lot! then we were shown 3 other rooms and ended up with one in the main building on the 3rd floor with 3 large windows that didn't open so the AC had to be run constantly. the bed is very comfy, the bathroom a bit "tight" ... we had no bathtub and the shower doors were installed backwards so turning on the shower was a bit awkward. we had friends staying at the same time and they were upgraded when they checked in, we weren't and we thought we had booked the same category of rooms! so I guess there are several to pick from. our room was large enough, not enough electrical outlets to charge your phone and computer. the wine hour each night is very nice and generous. the breakfasts are very good. my 2 complaints are terrible maid service, our friends had excellent maid service though. one day our room was never cleaned. we had 2 days of no hand towels or shampoo etc. and my bedside table was never cleaned off and the room was never vacuumed. also the room and bathroom are very dark. they could both use more lights on dimmers. the full length mirror is in the closet of all places so hard to see yourself. the hotel has odd stairs so it's not easy hauling your suitcases around. but the location is very good, close too lots of restaurants

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a beautiful inn as others have said ... it is clean and the staff is great... very friendly and willing to help. There is, however, no excuse for the poor quality of the bed... firmness is a matter of each person's taste.. but the mattress in our room was just awful .. one of the worst beds I have ever seen in any hotel anywhere without question. Then there was the heating system... the noise was loud... very loud... wake you up loud...thank goodness we had turned the thing down so that it came on toward the morning... once it came on you were up out of the awful bed. I am sorry to have to review the Vendue Inn in such negative terms but if a hotel has an uncomfortable bed and loud noise in the room does anything else matter? We cut our stay here short and checked out. Such a shame........

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jkerwin, Manager at The Vendue, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Vendue Inn.
We are committed to providing a top-notch experience for every guest and we are disappointed that we missed the mark during your stay. We usually receive high praises on our bedding from the majority of our guests, but sadly it was not to your level of comfort.
We do take noise very seriously and although historic buildings do not have the sound insulation characteristics of modern buildings, we have put a lot of effort into trying to close the gap.
Ultimately, if you cannot sleep, you cannot be happy and we only wish you happiness wherever life leads you.

Jerry Kerwin
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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We have stayed here a few times & have never been disappointed. The rooms are gorgeous & immaculate. The breakfast is devine. The roof top bar is the perfect spot for a night cap. Love, Love the Vendue Inn! I graduated from the College of Charleston 20+ years ago & return every year. This is by far our favorite place to stay.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centreville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

As the time for our stay drew near, Robbie, the Concierge, emailed me and offered his services. We followed his dinner recommendations and he made the reservations for us. He also went to considerable lengths to book a home & garden tour for us. The room had a king bed and was smaller than the cusomary hotel room but it was very nicely furnished and comfortable. The staff was great and the location is excellent. We will stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > French Quarter
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#11 Family Hotel in Charleston
#12 Business Hotel in Charleston
#14 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Vendue 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a rare blend of genteel warmth and exquisite luxury that is uniquely our own at The Vendue Charleston hotel. Offering upscale services, amenities and attentive service, our boutique hotel in the historic Downtown French Quarter of Charleston features a prime location with the best of the city at our doorstep. ... more   less 
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Vendue Hotel Charleston
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