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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charleston, SC (CHS) 20 miles
Located in the heart of the historic district at the corner of Wentworth and Smith St.
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
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Spa, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , breakfast, parking, wine reception, newspaper
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
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, House/Garden Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Rice Flour Pancakes
A nod to Charleston's famous rice plantations, Rice Flour Pancakes are served during breakfast service at Circa 1886 Restaurant.