by Wendy Irvine
This Gilded Age mansion – decked in modern conveniences — has been operating as an elegant hotel since 1998. Each room and suite is sumptuous in dÃ©cor and dripping in Italian crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, 30-foot ceilings, stained glass windows, and luxurious amenities galore.
Kids can’t possibly be allowed into all this finery, right? Totally allowed. Animals too. (The owners love both kids and furry-kids.) Suites best for families are: Suite 9, the Mansion Suite, and the Grand Mansion. Every room comes with a mini-fridge, an iPod docking station, two-person whirlpool tub, a large flat-screen, a DVD player, free Wi-Fi, cozy robes, and a safety deposit box.
Amenities include a complimentary breakfast, parking, wine and hors d’oeuvres in the afternoons, in-room soda and water, an evening turndown and evening port, sherry and brandy. Guests receive complimentary access to a nearby athletic club. The property doesn’t have a pool, but does have an elegant spa.
The Wentworth Mansion oozes luxury in the heart of Charleston and is 1.4-miles to the Waterfront Park, 0.8-miles from the Charleston City Market, 11-miles to family-friendly Folly Beach, 1.4-miles to the South Carolina Aquarium, one-mile to the Children’s Museum of the Low country, 1.5-miles to Fort Sumter Tours (where Civil War’s first shots were fired), 4.8-miles to Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park (amazing ropes course for kids and adults of all ages and skill-level).
Our Editor Loves
- Opulence squared in an old-world mansion
- Mini-fridges; free lavish, full-service breakfast
- Sitting amid Charleston treasures
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
We've always wanted to visit Charleston and decided to take a few days romantic getaway - So glad we splurged to stay at the Wentworth - We spent a few lovely lazy afternoons enjoying the historic charm of this magnificent property - Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon naps on the window sofa - Luxurious bathroom that was perfectly designed including great lighting, just the right kind of cosmetic mirror, room for your stuff - Bed was quite comfortable (although I like my mattress a tad bit softer - Was perfect for Hubbie) - Staff was warm and friendly - We didn't want to leave.
This one will not disappoint you, well kept with great service and the people are friendly and very helpful.lots of things to see within walking distance and more by carriages or cars. You will walk away with memories to lost a lifetime