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At the Vendue Inn, experience a rare blend of genteel warmth and exquisite luxury that is uniquely our own. Our boutique hotel in the historic Downtown Charleston district offers a prime location and upscale services and amenities. Upon arrival, guests notice the beautifully appointed lobby and elegant sitting rooms, the Music Room and the Reading Room. Vendue Inn furthers its sophisticated setting with thoughtful amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Three inviting meeting rooms provide an ideal place for business meetings or social events and the inn is set up to keep you connected with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access.At the end of the day, sink into the luxurious beds in our gracious accommodations for a restful night's sleep.
Discover award-winning Charleston hotel accommodations. Charleston, South Carolina is known for its warm hospitality, gracious living, vibrant history and inimitable Southern charm. Youâ€™ll find it all in our historic and well-appointed Charleston Bed & Breakfast, complete with luxury bedding, plush bathrobes, many rooms with fireplaces and marble whirlpool bathtubs. Decorated with lavish authentic antique and 18th-century reproduction art and furnishings, the Vendue Inn has received the Preservation Society of Charlestonâ€™s award for historic buildings.
Expect flawless service from the moment you arrive at our 100% smoke-free hotel in Charleston, S.C., and add to this the many comforts found in nearly every corner of our Charleston, South Carolina inn. Weâ€™ll treat you to full Southern Breakfast, complimentary use of beach cruiser bicycles, afternoon manager's reception, nightly turndown service, and evening cookies and milk. Our Rooftop Bar & Restaurant offers perhaps the finest harbor view in the city. Our intimate Charleston restaurant, The Library, has been nationally recognized for its progressive American and Lowcountry cuisine. Exquisite comfort and attentive service are a way of life at the Vendue Inn, come experience it all.
Don't be deceived by our historic charm and Old World ambiance. The Vendue Inn features a full array of contemporary amenities ideal for a relaxing visit. As a guest at our Charleston Historic Hotel, you'll enjoy a wealth of comforts - from our award-winning restaurant to stylish event venues. Whether you're here for a business trip or a romantic getaway, we'll help you be at your best. An exquisite departure from ordinary downtown Charleston Bed & Breakfasts, as a guest at our historice boutique hotel we provide a multitude of features that includes: A full Southern Breakfast, complimentary use of Beach Cruiser Bicycles, Afternoon Manager's Reception, nightly Turndown Service, evening cookies & milk. We're also proud to be the leading pet-friendly hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.
At our Charleston, SC inn, you'll be treated to delicious complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Start the day in Charleston, SC with a hot entree breakfast, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs, and we will be happy to accommodate them. Breakfast in bed is also available for an additional fee.
- Complimentary Southern Breakfast
- Audio-visual equip.
- Historic Charleston SC Hotel - Service & EminitiesBanquet facilities
- Manager's Reception
- Concierge desk
- Conference rooms
- Dry cleaning service
- Event catering
- Express check-in/check-out
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Free wireless Internet access in public areas
- Historic Charleston SC Hotel - Service & Eminities24-hour Front desk
- Complimentary High - speed Internet access
- Meeting rooms small groups
- Parking garage
- Self parking
- Restaurants in hotel
- Room service
- Smoke-free property
- Valet parking
- Wake-up calls
Before You Arrive. A concierge is available seven days a week providing first class service to all our guests. Let us make your stay easy and enjoyable. A concierge is able to provide assistance with dinner reservations, in-room amenities, local attractions and tours or special requests.
If you are interested in any of these services, have questions about the inn, or are simply looking for ideas on what to do during your stay in Charleston, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 845-7900.
The Vendue Inn provides an extraordinary breakfast experience unmatched by any other Charleston, South Carolina restaurant or hotel. Start your morning in Charleston with one of our cooked to order Southern breakfasts. Relax with a cup of custom-blended coffee and the morning paper while you enjoy a leisurely and plentiful breakfast. Each morning, the temptations will vary but will always include a decadent hot entree, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Guests will enjoy the several entree choices each morning - from the spa selection for the health conscious or the indulgent for those who believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We are always happy to accommodate special dietary needs. In addition, for those who would rather relax in their robe, room service is available as well at an additional fee of $15.00 + tax and gratuity per breakfast order.
The Library Restaurant in South Carolina. The Library is located in The Vendue Inn, surrounded by historic Charleston. Both hotel guests and locals savor the elegance and sophistication in this decidedly Lowcountry restaurant. The Library has been a traditional haunt of residents and visitors to Charleston's Historic District. This historic dining spot has entered a new era, the menu features traditional yet approachable Lowcountry cuisine. Dishes are prepared with an emphasis on fish, meat and produce from small local farms, markets and artisans. An extensive wine list offers vintages to complete the experience. To make reservations, please call The Library at (843) 577-7970 or make a reservation online.
Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday
Starting at 5:30pm
Rooftop Cocktail Bar, Charleston. Our Rooftop Bar & Restaurant offers perhaps the finest harbor view of any Charleston restaurant, as well as dramatic views within the historic district. Have a cocktail and take in the sweeping vista of Charleston that includes Waterfront Park, the Cooper River Bridges and Fort Sumter from our hotel rooftop bar. The Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind any time of the day. Heaters create a cozy atmosphere when the weather turns chilly. Awarded "Best" bar in Charleston 5 years in a row by Charleston City Paper. Our Charleston bar and restaurant is open seven days a week from 11:30am-12:00am with live music nightly.
Charleston enjoys a rich history dating back to the 1600s. Shortly following the restoration of Charles II of England to the British throne, King Charles granted a group of eight loyalists, known as the Lords Proprietor, a chartered territory in Carolina in 1663. Seven years later, the "Charlestowne" colony was settled along the banks of the Ashley River, just 6 miles northwest of the present city of Charleston. Sited as a prime port, the settlement soon became a bustling port town despite continued attacks from the French and Spanish. Today, many of the city's finest historic homes and sites can still be toured and enjoyed including the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Aiken-Rhett House, H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine and famed Civil War site Fort Sumter.
The Charleston Museum. The Charleston Museum was founded in 1773 and is America's first and oldest museum. The Charleston Museum contains exhibits devoted to Charleston and all of South Carolina's cultural and natural history. The Charleston Museum's landmark Downtown Charleston facilities include two National Historic Landmark houses. To learn more about touring the historic sites of the Charleston Museum and current exhibits at America's first museum, go to www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site marks the exact place where the first English settlers landed in Charleston in 1670. These English settlers started the Carolinas colony. The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site includes many interesting places for visitors to explore with a natural habitat zoo, working archaeological site, plus 80 acres of gardens. To learn more about seeing the historic sites of the Charles Towne Landing in Charleston, SC, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com.
Fort Sumter. Charleston's finest historic tours include the legendary Fort Sumter. Built to protect the United States after the War of 1812, the fort is a five-sided fortification. Fort Sumter was built to be a massive fortress with five-foot thick walls capable of housing up to 650 fighters. Today, Fort Sumter is best remembered as the site of the opening conflict of the Civil War. For more information about one of the most important historical attractions in South Carolina, visit www.nps.gov/fosu.
H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine. The H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine ranks as the first submarine in history to sink another boat in battle. The Hunley was also sunk in the same battle leading modern-day treasure hunters to spend years hunting for the Hunley. Led by a crew that included famed writer Clive Cussler, the H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine was finally discovered by a crew, after many years of searching. To learn more about a tour of the historic H.L. Hunley Submarine in Charleston, South Carolina, visit www.hunley.org.
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So, whether you've come to our city just for the fun of it or business, expect perfection. You won't be disappointed. Our friendly, caring, and experienced staff awaits your arrival.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Susie Ridder for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Travelers visit Charleston for leisure/vacation.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are in a great location and offer wonderful customer service. We are in a historic city and are a one of a kind inn. We love the quaintness of the inn and so do our guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Charleston is a city rich in history, a must see for any traveler!
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we ever received was "We have traveled the world and never received better customer service."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
One of the best kept secrets about Charleston is that many of the ceilings are painted blue to keep the ghosts away.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest they try the harbor tours, carriage rides, all of the restaurants (many days worth), and shopping on King Street. We suggest they take lots of photographs of the beautiful historic homes, and if they have time they should try and visit the beach.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Everything is within walking distant of our hotel, no car is needed to tour the city.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are so many great restaurants, but we are particularly fond of Magnolia’s in Uptown offering down south fare.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 66 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We have 4 pet friendly rooms.
Meetings & Events
The Vendue Inn features three beautifully appointed meeting venues as well as our restaurant, with over 2,000 square feet to accommodate all manner of corporate functions, downtown Charleston business meetings, wedding events and social gatherings. Located on the main floor of our boutique hotel, our event spaces make it easy to host events for 15 to 30 guests. Perfect for small business gatherings and events, our Charleston, South Carolina inn provides an alternative meeting place to chain hotels with gracious service, personalized arrangements and historic surroundings filled with authentic furnishings. For Private Dining events in Charleston, SC, groups of up to 100 people can be accommodated.
Charleston, South Carolina Meeting Facilities. Full audio/visual support is available at the Vendue Inn’s meeting space facilities in Charleston, South Carolina. Conference rooms are equipped with wireless high-speed service for your Charleston, SC event. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breaks are served from our nationally recognized Library Restaurant , making Private Dining at the Vendue Inn an experience sure to please your guests.
Corporate Events in Charleston, SC. The Vendue Inn is the ideal location for corporate events in Charleston, SC. Whether you’re planning a corporate retreat, Board of Directors meeting or an incentive trip for your group-you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our elegant yet comfortable boutique hotel.
Recognizing that each Charleston event held at the hotel has its own character and personality, we’re flexible in planning events to your needs. Meals can be taken in our meeting space, private dining rooms or on the Rooftop. Depending on the agenda and guest preferences, we offer plated, buffet, or a la carte meal service. Our Chef takes great pride and pleasure in creating custom menus for each Charleston, SC event held at the hotel.
To reserve a meeting, please call our Sales & Catering Department at 843-414-2333 or via email email@example.com.
Social Events in Charleston, South Carolina. The Vendue Inn offers an elegant setting, extraordinary food and classic service for all types of social events in Charleston, South Carolina. Choose from three handsome dining rooms for private dinners or receptions. We offer full-service on-site catering. Our executive chef will provide custom menus and quotes for all your events. We welcome the opportunity to host a variety of catered functions including
Cocktail Parties ~ Receptions ~ Corporate Meetings
Weddings ~ Rehearsals ~ Luncheons ~ Bridal Teas
Engagement Parties ~ Wine Tasting ~ Dinners
Proud to be on the National Register of Historic Places, the Vendue Inn is Charleston’s original Bed & Breakfast Inn. From our landmark hotel location in the French Quarter, you’re just steps from the stunning display of colorful homes on historic Rainbow Row, Charleston Museum, the South Carolina Aquarium and Charleston’s picturesque waterfront dining and shopping district. Ride on a traditional horse and carriage through town or take an historic tour to learn more about the many landmark sites in historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
The Vendue Inn is located in the Downtown Charleston historic district in the heart of the Charleston Battery. Located within the original walled city of Charles Town and founded by French Huguenots, the French Quarter has long been known as a distinctive and thriving neighborhood with an abundance of restaurants, theaters, art galleries and unique shops. Our address Vendue Range is named for the vendue masters or auctioneers, many of which had their establishments here.
Distances to Charleston Attractions
- Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, circa 1771 - 0.25 miles
- Thomas Elfe House, circa 1760 - 0.25 miles
- French Huguenot Church, circa 1845 - 0.25 miles
- St. Philip's Episcopal Church, circa 1680 - 0.25 miles
- US Customs House, circa 1879 - 0.25 miles
- Old City Market - 0.25 miles
- Battery Park/ Whitepoint Gardens - 0.5 miles
- St. Michael's Episcopal Church, circa 1752 - 0.5 miles
- First Baptist Church, circa 1682 - 0.5 miles
- Historic Edmonston-Alston House - 0.5 miles
- Historic Calhoun Mansion - 1.0 miles
- South Carolina Aquarium - 1.0 miles
- The Charleston Museum - 1.25 miles
- Historic Aiken - Rhett House - 1.5 miles
- College of Charleston - 1.5 miles
- Fort Sumter - 4 miles (by boat)
- USS Yorktown - 5 miles
- Sullivans Island (Beach) - 9.5 miles
- Folly Beach - 12 miles
- Boone Hall Plantation - 12 miles
- Isle of Palms - 13.5 miles
- Drayton Hall Plantation - 13.5 miles
- Magnolia Plantation - 14 miles
- Middleton Place Plantation - 18 miles
- Charleston Tea Plantation - 23 miles
- Irvin House Vineyard on Wadlamaw Island- 23.5 miles
- Cypress Gardens- 29 miles
Charleston Hotel Directions
Hotel Directions From the West. From I-26 East, Take exit 219 B Morrison/East Bay Street. After exiting turn left on East Bay. Follow East Bay 2.9 miles and start looking for Vendue Range on the left. Turn left at Vendue Range. The Vendue Inn is on the right as you make the turn. Pull in front of the large canopy at the loading zone for CHECK IN.
Hotel Directions From the South. From Savannah, Georgia - Highway 17 North, take Hwy 17 North to Lockwood Drive South. Stay straight on Lockwood Drive as it makes a sharp left curve and becomes Broad Street. At the end of Broad Street turn left onto East Bay Street. Continue on East Bay Street for one and a half blocks. Turn right onto Vendue Range. The Vendue Inn is on the right as you make the turn. Pull in front of the large canopy at the loading zone for CHECK IN.
Hotel Directions From the East. Follow 17 South to the East Bay Exit. Follow East Bay thru 6 lights and start looking for Vendue Range on the left. Turn left at Vendue Range. The Vendue Inn is on the right as you make the turn. Pull in front of the large canopy at the loading zone for CHECK IN.
Hotel Directions From the North. From I-95 South, exit onto I-26 East exit 219 B Morrison/East Bay Street. After exiting turn left on East Bay. Follow East Bay 2.9 miles and start looking for Vendue Range on the left. Turn left at Vendue Range. The Vendue Inn is on the right as you make the turn. Pull in front of the large canopy at the loading zone for CHECK IN.
Charleston Hotel Airports & Transportation
- Charleston International Airport - 9 miles
- Charleston, SC Amtrak - 8 miles
- North Charleston, SC Greyhound Bus Station - 6 miles.