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Wentworth Mansion

At a Glance

    Pros

  • luxury bedding, including custom-made mattresses, down pillows, and Italian linens
  • each room has a whirlpool tub and iPod docking station

    Cons

  • Second Empire style can strike some people as forbidding
  • the building has some of the woes of an old building, including loudly creaking staircases
  • location deems pedicab, bike, or car advisable to reach tourist areas

Fodorite Reviews

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Wentworth Mansion Review

Guests at the most grand inn in town admire the Second Empire antiques and reproductions, the rich fabrics, inset wood paneling, and original stained-glass windows, as well as the views from the roofop cupola. In the colder months, the baronial, high-ceilinged guest rooms have the velvet drapes drawn and the gas fireplaces lighted. The complimentary evening wine and delectable hors d'oeuvres are served in the sunny, glass-enclosed parlor. The hot breakfast is made in the inn's laudable restaurant, Circa 1886, which shares the former carriage house with a spa, where treatments include couples massages.

2010 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Fulfilling aspirations of an elegant life of leisure comes easily at the Wentworth, a mansion built in 1886. Austrian-crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble mantles, and stained-glass windows set the tone. In the evenings, complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served on the glass-enclosed porch. A few steps away is the carriage house, now converted into a laudable restaurant and cozy spa.

    Hotel Details

  • 21 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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    Bob is the man!

    My wife, I, and her parents had the most wonderful experience this past weekend. We love to travel and, until this experience, our favorite accommodations were the club level of the Grove Park inn, then maybe the Ritz Carlton in Maui. We have always loved the Wentworth as well, but the staff there out did themselves more than ever before. Anything we asked for was provided quickly and graciously starting with the bottle of wine waiting for my father- in- law upon our arrival. He only prefers one type of wine and the mansion did not have it in stalk. The innkeeper (Bob) personally went out on the town, found it and had it chilling for him. It simply got better from there.
    The rooms were always beautiful as we have stayed in about six or seven of them. But it seemed they have actually improved, in terms of upkeep and cleanliness. One would be challenged to even find a piece of dust on the bedroom chandeliers from the 14-16ft ceilings. Simply had the best experience ever. Oh, and let's not forget about "Miss Betty". She is the sweetest person in Charleston! Ask her about Mr. Rogers.

    by bauduinms, 1/21/07

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