Wentworth Mansion

149 Wentworth Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)


A 21-room tribute to Charleston grandeur, The Wentworth Mansion is a downtown Charleston inn that exemplifies splendor with Italian crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble fireplaces, gracious hospitality, luxurious amenities - all just steps from award-winning dining, art, history, and shopping. True to its original role as a private residence, The Wentworth Mansion embraces guests with warm, intuitive service. Like the greatest family traditions, it preserves its original intrigue and ensures that each guest is not a mere witness to the magic, but integral to it.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining3.2

Fantastic Mother Daughter Get Away

5 on March 23, 2015

The Wentworth Mansion was a step back in time BUT with modern day luxuries. I can't speak enough about the attention to detail the staff has for the guest. I felt like my daughter and I were the only guests their. Our room was a delight (it was the only room left and was their standard room) but trust me, it was absolutely FABULOUS! nothing standard about it! The breakfast they served each morning was unbelievable. Although, the hotel was full while we were there, we still felt like we were the only guest in the mansion.It was always very quite. The location was spot on, right in the middle of most of the cites great restaurants, and shopping. The concierges were the best. Very knowledgable and helpful on the details that made your daily excursions more enjoyable. I can't wait to go back.

What a city!!!

4.0 on August 28, 2011

Perfect place to stay to visit Charlotte. Room was magnificent and staff was very, very helpful. Location is ideal!!!! Joe, at the front desk was superb!!!

What a great trip

4.6 on June 17, 2010

Everyone was very kind and helpful.My wife and I had a great time.Charleston is beautiful.We will go back soon.

Southern hospitality at its best

4.6 on July 22, 2009

My husband and I came to Charleston for my birthday. Our four-year-old daughter and my elderly parents accompanied us. Many B&Bs of this calibre are not happy about young children - we were made as welcome as if they had been waiting all week for us. A teddy bear (to keep) waited on our daughter's extremely comfortable bed in our lovely room. The bathrooms were large, beautifully done and immaculate (hard to do good bathrooms in old houses but they've managed it). The massage at the spa was blissful. Service was unparalleled: our host really was a host. The young people helping on the desk are charming, knowledgeable and highly presentable. They are students at the university and know the town well so they can advise on what to see and where to go. One of them, on his own initiative, decorated our room with tealights and champagne when he discovered it was my birthday. A wonderful surprise! The dining room is pleasant and well served, though the young waiter was rather less well turned out than the people in the main house. The food is well-cooked but dated - tiny portions marooned in huge plates. My father ordered a sampler dessert of featuring three different dishes served in tiny ramekins but with full sized cutlery, which reminded us of the "It's like elf food ..." advertisement. However, he said they were very good once he had managed to wrestle them out of the dollhouse sized containers with his giant spoon and fork. I feel ungracious criticising the menu and presentation because everyone tried so hard to look after us! If it hadn't been for the huge bill, it really would have been like staying as a guest with outstandingly hospitable friends - and it was worth every penny! The most professional service I've experienced anywhere. If you've read Handling Sin, this was rather like staying with Mr Van Der Host (And we loved Charleston too).


4.0 on October 08, 2007

The Wentworth Mansion is a well-maintained, beautiful old mansion with impeccable service. Our room was more than we expected but the walk through the College of Charleston can be tricky at night. No real street lights and crumbling sidewalks. This wouldn't prevent me from returning, though.

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Rooms & Rates

East Wing

East Wing rooms each have approximately 450 square feet and feature a king-size bed and original working gas fireplace. The large bathroom features an oversized whirlpool tub. These rooms are accessed via stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mansion Room

The mansion rooms were once the bedrooms for the family that built the mansion. Each has its own unique design and size, averaging 475 square feet. All feature a king bed, oversized whirlpool tub and separate walk-in shower. Some mansion rooms offer original gas fireplaces or day beds for accommodating an additional guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Garden Suite

Garden Suites are approximately 575 square feet each. Rooms feature a king bed, sunroom for relaxing and a working gas fireplace. The large bathroom features an oversized whirlpool and separate walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mansion Suite

The mansion suites are approximately 700 square feet and feature a king-size bed, original working gas fireplace, an oversized whirlpool tub and separate walk-in shower. Each suite is unique, some featuring a library or sun room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type



Charleston, SC (CHS) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Located in the heart of the historic district at the corner of Wentworth and Smith St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Carriage rides, Walking tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Spa, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , breakfast, parking, wine reception, newspaper

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, House/Garden Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: during special events, call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night plus tax
  • Cancellations: If less than 7 days notice is given, deposit is forfeited.
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  • Time Served: 7:30AM - 10:30AM
  • Serving Location: Our very own Circa 1886 Restaurant, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room, On-site restaurant

Signature Dish

Rice Flour Pancakes
A nod to Charleston's famous rice plantations, Rice Flour Pancakes are served during breakfast service at Circa 1886 Restaurant.


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