The Vendue is a historic hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, and is actually a combination of two hotels: 19 Vendue and 26 Vendue. The resort is housed in historic warehouses that date back to 1780. Here, no two rooms are exactly the same, and each one is decorated with period reproduction furnishings or actual antiques. The Vendue boasts over 300 pieces of original artwork, making it the only hotel dedicated to the arts in Charleston. Here's our review of the Vendue.
What You Need to Know About The Vendue
The Look of The Vendue
Southern charm and classic low country architecture greet you from the moment you walk up to The Vendue. The exterior of the resort oozes with traditional southern ornaments. There are many windows that line the bottom floor of the resort to bring in natural light throughout the day.
The Vibe at The Vendue
The Vendue is warm, welcoming, and filled with southern hospitality that travelers have come to love from Charleston. Kids and adults will love walking the corridors to admire the art before heading up to their room, where sleigh beds and exposed brick bring historic charm.
Who Will Love The Vendue
Couples will especially love The Vendue for the location right in the heart of the historic district of Charleston. Culture enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel, where art is around every corner and views from some of the rooms overlook the city.
Who Might Not Love The Vendue
People who have the hotel mentality of “it’s just a place to sleep and shower” may want to look elsewhere in Charleston.
Best Amenity at The Vendue
The original artwork that’s hung up around the hotel. Enjoying an evening strolling through the lobby and hallways looking at art is a fine way to end a night in Charleston.
What’s Included at The Vendue
Complimentary coffee and pastries, afternoon wine, and evening cookies. The Vendue also offers complimentary bikes to explore the city, rooftop dining, daily art tours, wifi, and beach parking on Folly Beach.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Vendue
There are no additional fees except for state and occupancy taxes at The Vendue.
How to Get a Deal at The Vendue
Look for “Stay and Save” deals which include complimentary breakfast in The Drawing Room. The more nights you plan to stay, the more money you will end up saving.
Getting to The Vendue
In the Neighborhood of The Vendue
The Vendue is located right in the heart of downtown Charleston. It’s within walking distance of many favorite restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and historic sites of Waterfront Park and the French Quarter. The famous Charleston city market is also just a few blocks away from the hotel.
Nearest Airport to The Vendue
Charleston International Airport (CHS) is 12 miles, 20 minutes’ drive.
Nearest Public Transportation to The Vendue
Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) offers bus service and park and ride options throughout the city.
The Bottom Line
The Vendue is an art-focused hotel with spacious accommodations, a thriving art scene, and is within walking distance of many favorite spots for locals and visitors.