Wentworth Mansion

149 Wentworth St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
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1800's Charleston Charm

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by written on December 26, 2008

The Wentworth Mansion was built between 1885 and 1887 as a private mansion for Francis Rodgers who was a shipping and cotton magnate. Rodgers was also instrumental in setting up the first paid fire department in Charleston and would watch for fires from the Cupola atop the mansion. Today, the Cupola is a great spot to get a good 360 degree view of the city.

The mansion is wonderfully restored and is absolutely beautiful to walk through. Historic Photos hang on the walls giving you a feel for old Charleston. All of the work and southern hospitality have paid off. Conde Nast ranked it #34 on the top 100 hotels in America. Travel and Leisure rated it #40 on their list in 2007.

Unique Quality: Almost everything about the hotel is unique! Our room (room 1) was on the first floor (below the entrance level) and was absolutely huge. In addition to the bedroom it included a hot-tub, walk in shower, private outside patio, and reading room. The Cupola will provide great views, a complementary breakfast (Bacon, grits, waffles, etc.) will get you going in the morning. Complementary Port, Sherry, and Cognac will help you settle down in the evening. The Circa 1886 restaurant is outstanding and there is a spa on-site as well.

Directions: In the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Check the website for easy specific directions.

Welcoming, spotless, elegant

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by written on July 28, 2007

If Ritz Carlton properties were small and privately run, the Wentworth Mansion would be one. It's a designer or architect's dream: beautifully decorated with lovely fabrics, wallpaper, antiques or reproductions and a restoration job that takes your breath away. The staff bends over backwards for you (housekeeping is a bit lax in some small details, but overall, they do a fine job). There's a fabulous breakfast, cocktail hour and post dinner drinks in the library, all on the house. But, I must be honest: not everyone will adore the location. it's ten to fifteen minutes walk to shopping at King Street....and probably twice that to the Battery. It's right in a beautifully restored residential area of town, where it's quiet and tranquil. It's not in the heart of the tourist area. But, we like it that way. Wentworth Mansion has a FREE parking lot, you can always get a cab to go into the busy part of Charleston and who would want to hear all of that noise from commerce and tourists if you were in a city center hotel? Not me, anyway. We adore this inn.

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Address: 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Continental Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet

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