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The Vendue, Charleston

by Megan DuBois
The Vendue, Charleston / Photo courtesy of the property
by Megan DuBois

The Vendue is a historic hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, and is actually a combination of two hotels: 19 Vendue and 26 Vendue, both of which are housed in 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. Additionally, 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 arty hotel. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of The Vendue

Southern charm and classic low country architecture greet you from the moment you head inside the hotel. Additionally, there are many windows that line the bottom floor of the property, bringing in ample natural light throughout the day. 

The Vibe at The Vendue

The Vendue is warm, welcoming, and filled with southern hospitality. Kids and adults will love walking the corridors to admire the art before heading up to their rooms, where sleigh beds and exposed brick exude historic charm. 

Who Will Love The Vendue

Couples will especially love The Vendue for its central location. Art and culture enthusiasts will also enjoy the hotel, which boasts stunning artwork at every corner -- plus scenic city views, too. 

Who Might Not Love The Vendue

Folks who think of a hotel as a mere place to lay their heads after exploring may want to look elsewhere in Charleston. In fact, The Vendue offers so much more than comfy guest rooms.

Best Amenity at The Vendue

The original artwork here is not to be missed. Enjoy an evening strolling through the lobby and hallways, where you can admire the art after an action-packed day exploring the city.

Money Matters

What's Included at The Vendue

Complimentary coffee and pastries, afternoon wine, and evening cookies are all included in your stay. The Vendue also offers complimentary bikes, rooftop dining, daily art tours, wifi, and Folly Beach parking.  

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Vendue

There are no additional fees except for state and occupancy taxes. 

How to Get a Deal at The Vendue

The property offers an array of packages and promotions, including 15% off select dates of stay and $50 off your stay when booked 10 days in advance.  

Getting Here

In the Neighborhood of The Vendue

The Vendue is located right in the heart of downtown Charleston. It's within walking distance of many restaurants, shopping options, entertainment venues, and historical sites, including Waterfront Park and the French Quarter. Additionally, the iconic Charleston City Market is just a few blocks away from the hotel. 

Nearest Airport to The Vendue

Charleston International Airport (CHS) is 12 miles away (about 20 minutes by car)

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 and a thriving art scene. It's also within walking distance of many Charleston hotspots. 

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