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Wentworth Mansion

149 Wentworth St | Charleston, SC 29401-1733  [SEE MAP]Charleston, SC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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TravelHotelsCharlestonWentworth Mansion

Wentworth Mansion

149 Wentworth St | Charleston, SC 29401-1733  [SEE MAP]Charleston, SC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Top-notch dining, customer service and rooms received high praise from recent guests
Rooms are on the expensive side

Guests rave about Wentworth Mansion, applauding its long-standing commitment to the building's history and its ability to deliver on contemporary luxury. Constructed in the late 1800s, the Wentworth Mansion exudes old-world charm, meaning it's also the perfect Charleston home base for history buffs. Lodgers particularly praise the elegant decor, fantastic customer service, on-site spa, evening brandies and sherries, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Rooms include spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces or outside porches and, in some suites, sunrooms. Though guests say the rooms and overall atmosphere are relaxing, they note that the luxury doesn't come cheap. However, its location is another feather in its cap; The Battery is nearby, as is the South Carolina Aquarium. Also, keep in mind that this hotel is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which means that members of the INVITED rewards program can earn and redeem points here.

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Location
Charleston, SC
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 21 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Couples

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Rankings

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2018
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2017

Condé Nast Traveler

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Up at the hotel, red and gold rooms are swaddled in gilded-age charm—see the regal inlaid mahogany armoires lining the walls, the detailed parquet floors, and the Tiffany glass pieces perched above doorways. But the place isn’t a total relic; modern amenities, like marble bathrooms with two-person whirlpool tubs, and minifridges stocked with complimentary beverages, bring the place up to speed.

Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2018

Travel + Leisure

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This is the grandest house in the neighborhood, and if you're lucky enough to go, ask to see the rooftop cupola for a rare view of the city in all directions — most locals haven’t had the chance. Both the on-site, circa-1886 restaurant and the inn itself win accolades year after year.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017

Fodor's

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In the colder months, the staff draws the velvet drapes and lights the gas fireplaces of the baronial, high-ceilinged guest rooms. Italian linens and down pillows add to the opulence.

Fodor's Choice

AFAR

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It's a testament to some serious preservation and restoration that stepping onto the property feels akin to stepping back in time. Intricate dark wood paneling, Tiffany-style stained glass, and period furniture that might feel stuffy in another building feel perfectly proportioned and at home in the Wentworth Mansion's large, airy rooms.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2018
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2017

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 962 have reviewed the Wentworth Mansion, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 962 reviews 5.0 (based on 962 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

Each of the 21 rooms differs in size, shape and architectural details, and wainscoting, fireplaces, Oriental rugs and ornate light fixtures add elegant touches. The king-sized beds are triple-sheeted with European linens.
  • Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Bathrooms feature an oversized whirlpool tub
  • A few East Wing rooms have a private porch
  • Housemade chocolates included in nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary breakfast included in the room rate

Standard room size475 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Location & Parking

Historic sites abound in any direction out the front door of Wentworth Mansion, which has stood on Wentworth Street since the 1880s. A stroll east along Wentworth takes guests to the King Street Antiques District. Within a mile walk northeast lies The Charleston Museum and a mile southeast the Heyward-Washington House and several other historic homes.
  • Less than 2 miles southwest of the South Carolina Aquarium and the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, departure point for ferries to Fort Sumter National Monument
  • About 11 miles southeast of Charleston International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Dining

Circa 1886 Restaurant puts a healthy spin on low country cuisine. The menu includes classic dishes like Carolina crabcakes and chilled shrimp and grits. The wine list features an extensive selection of Champagne. The restaurant serves a complimentary breakfast for hotel guests.
  • Open for dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • The hotel offers free afternoon hors d'oeuvres and wine reception and an evening port, sherry or brandy
  • Room service available for breakfast and dinner

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

Spa

The Spa at Wentworth Mansion offers treatments under the 14-foot vaulted ceilings of what once were the mansion’s stables. Treatments include everything from gentlemen’s facials to hot-stone massages and detoxifying wraps.
  • There are three treatment rooms
  • Salon services include waxing

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Kids

Cribs and high chairs are available upon request. The concierge can assist with babysitting referrals.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Business

    Business

    In addition to its three meeting rooms, the property also hosts events in the rooftop cupola, Circa 1886 Restaurant and the Grand Mansion Suite. Guests may use the computer and printer in the library for printing boarding passes.
    • Half- and full-day meeting packages include coffee and tea service and fruit and pastries

    Number of meeting rooms3

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Pets

    Guests may bring up to two pets per room for a $40 nightly fee. Pet owners can stay in garden rooms, which have direct access to outside.
    • The concierge can assist with referrals for dog-walking and pet-sitting services
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    Wedding

    The property’s five intimate wedding venues include three outdoor options: the rooftop cupola, the courtyard and the mansion lawn. Menu themes for receptions in Circa 1886 Restaurant include "Southern Seasoned," and the restaurant can accommodate weddings with up to 90 guests.
    • The Grand Mansion Suite, which boasts two Italian chandeliers and original Tiffany glass, can hosts wedding events of up to 20 people

    Maximum wedding guest capacity90

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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