I had only stayed at the Vendue once before, but as I walked up to check in, Jerry greeted me by name and took care of me, even though his scheduled work day had already ended.
The room was beautiful with a bed to die for and a working fireplace. On a 30 degree night, it was nicer than I can describe! I went out for a long walk and found a great beer store two blocks away on Exchange. I regretted that I didn't accept the Vendue's offer to bring me ice, but bought the beer anyway. As part of the turn down service, the Vendue filled the ice bucket. Ice without asking? Are you kidding me? My next great discovery was the menu at the rooftop bar.restaurant. They have NFL Package, but I didn't feel like going out, even to the roof. The Rooftop menu was available for room service. The food was great and better than anything I would expect for room service. The only "problem" was the speed with which they brought the order. I barely had time to wash up. Fast and courteous would be an understatement. Speaking of food, breakfast comes with the room. This is not a continental breakfast, but a fancy breakfast from a chef who obviously cares about what he/she is doing. I had a Spanish Omelet with a terrific red sauce, juice, coffee and the works, the type of breakfast for which you could drop $40.00 if they were charging separately like other hotels do. It made me want to try The Library (restaurant) at the hotel, which I hope to do some other time.
If you are a runner/walker, this hotel may be the greatest starting point in Charleston for either. It clearly is the greatest place to end your run/walk after you cool down and stretch at the Waterfront Park located 200 feet from the Vendue. It is convenient to the best restaurants in Charleston, as well as shopping and King Street. Having said all that about the location, room and the food, like most great hotels, their people make the difference!
- 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