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“True Southern Hospitality at its Finest” 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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Miami, Florida
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“True Southern Hospitality at its Finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently stopped in Charleston for a weekend stop-over on our way to North Carolina. We read the reviews on TripAdvisor and fell in love with the photos of the Traditional Queen room and we were not disappointed when we arrived.

First, the staff we encountered at the Vendue was remarkably friendly and helpful. We were always greeted by someone whether coming or going or just walking down the hall to get a cup of coffee. Coming from South Florida where they are known for being rude and arrogant, this was a welcomed changed.

The "$50 a day" promotion we received for making our reservation on their website was fantastic! We had dinner in their restaurant, The Drawing Room, our first night there, coffee at The Press each morning, and drinks at the bar in The Drawing Room at night all with their credit. It's not good for the Rooftop Lounge, but Johnny at the bar in The Drawing Room delivers the adult beverages just as good.

They also offer a wine reception each night from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. where they offer you your choice of wines, along with cheeses, crackers, and meats. The wines are inexpensive but are free and Lance keeps your glass full (a hat tip to Sir Lance). We made it a point to make this reception each night because of the guests we met. We were very fortuate to meet three other couples from various parts of the east coast. Over wine we shared stories of our families and raising kids, our stay in Charleston, restaurants visited and plans for the rest of our stay. This was truly one of the most enjoyable benefits of our stay at the Vendue.

Another plus was the location. The location was truly ideal for what we had planned. We valeted the car and left it during our entire stay chosing to walk everywhere because everything we planned was within walking distance.

As to the room, it was exactly what we wanted; southern rustic charm. The rooms are a bit small, but then we were only there to sleep. The walls are a bit thin, but our neighbors were respectful. Our bathroom was roomy with a whirlpool bathtub. The floors were squeeky and there was one floor board in the bathroom that kept popping up but that was exactly the "charm" we were looking for. Besides, what do you expect from an old building?

This I know, the Vendue is our go-to Charleston hotel. If you want a feel of Charleston with an artsy feel, do give the Vendue some consideration when chosing your hotel.

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I’ll chime in with most others on the great location, charm and service at the Vendue. Adding that I could probably spend the better part of a week long vacation at either level of the rooftop bar with their great views of Charleston and upbeat atmosphere. Fun too having art displayed in the lobby and public spaces on each floor. Also loved the free bikes that allowed us to see more of the city on 2 wheels. Don’t miss the opportunity to wind down the day with daily free Wine/Cheese event.

Make no mistake, the Vendue is a premium property charging premium prices. At that price point, we were in a third floor room which was “quaint” – translation “small”, with little room to move around and a totally unremarkable view and equally small bathroom. Not sure what the other rooms are like, but I did feel that price we paid for the premium location, service, etc. did not exactly offset the pedestrian accommodations.

That being said, my only real gripe is with the current “$50 per day credit” promotion. It’s wonderful that the credit is good for food/drinks at the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic visit!! From the chocolate cookies and milk, to the free wine and cheese everyday, couldn't ask for a better place!! Got a fifty dollar credit everyday for one of their restaurants. Two blocks from the market in the heart of the city. Love, love, love this place!!!

Room Tip: In the middle of the French Quarter, one block from the waterfront park.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent five nights here and it was delightful. They have thought of everything in making our stay so comfortable. Where else has cookies and milk for their guests in the evening? Great staff and delicious breakfasts. Stayed in the new side which will guarantee a quality room with modern bathroom and plenty of space. Make sure you get what you are paying for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I come to Charleston every year. We have stayed at the Vendue before about 3 years ago. Last year we notice they were remodeling the whole place and I look into it when we decided to come this year. It is absolutely beautiful. The theme is all about Art.
The staff is awesome and so helpful and very friendly. They have a new lounge with great drinks and a awesome roof top lounge which is great to review the sites of beautiful charleston.
The Vendue is a great location and you will not be disappointed and have the most comfortable beds and pillows of any hotel I have every stay.
We will be staying at The Vendue again.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights at the Vendue last week. What a nice little gem, The staff is so nice and seem to go out of their way to serve you. From check in to bellhop to servers. The room was very nice. We had a fireplace king and would book again. The hotel is very quiet which is nice. The rooftop bar is not to be missed if the weather permits.

Room Tip: Fireplace kings are very nice.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted a quiet couples get away. We we're put in the " inside outside room" - literally on the street. People yelling at 1 am.. Trucks at 6 am- SMELLS of mold in the room were overwhelming. Never again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#15 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#15 Family Hotel in Charleston
#16 Business 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
Vendue Inn Charleston Sc

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