This is a really terrific small hotel right in the prime arts district of Charleston. It is only a block from one of the free bus trolleys that circle the city and easy to walk to many restaurants, galleries and other spots of historic interest.
I stayed on the historic side - 26 Vendue - and it may or may not appeal to everyone. I loved it, but I love historical places/lodging. It definitely has a more worn feel, but the art gallery style is very nice. The room was small but well appointed with a large LCD television. The bathroom had a Jacuzzi tub and a modern vessel style bathroom sink. The provided bathrobes were comfy to slip into after a long soak/bubbles.
The room did not have windows as others have complained about, but that did not bother me, in fact, this probably provided a lot of blockage from the street noise. There was a large skylight directly over the bed. I'd check beforehand and ensure you get a room with a window if this is a requirement.
I ate across the street in the hotel restaurant for breakfast one day over the weekend, and it was excellent. The service at the hotel itself is exemplary and courteous. Parking is paid valet (you don't need a car if staying in downtown for your entire visit) or self-park.
The only issue I had at all is that the noise level between the rooms could be difficult, and I had to resort to ear plugs. I could literally hear the people in the room next to me talking like they were in the same room! When the staff was going up and down and cleaning, it was quite loud. This is definitely something to be aware of if you are a light sleeper like me.
Overall, I would definitely stay again, and it's really a splendid hotel complex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently named #4 Best Small City Hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure 2015. Charleston's Art Hotel, The Vendue, is located in the city's historic French Quarter just steps from world-renowned galleries and boutiques. The hotel features 2-3 rotating exhibits per year, allowing guests to explore and discover art from around the globe. Innovative cuisine, enticing art displays and panoramic rooftop views collectively inspire guests at every turn ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vendue Hotel Charleston
- Vendue Inn Charleston Sc