The Sights Of Charleston

Wentworth Mansion Palmetto Carriage Works

Exterior of Wentworth Mansion, famous Charleston luxury hotel as seen on the Palmetto Carriage Works tour of Charleston South Carolina.

Historic Charleston is known for its grand historical architecture but some have called this mansion in the heart of the historic district “the finest home in all of Charleston.” Located in one of the most charming neighborhoods in the historic district is the famous Wentworth Mansion.

Wentworth Mansion is a 5 star luxury hotel and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It is also known as one of the best boutique hotels in the world. This family owned hotel is popular for families, couples and history buffs alike that are looking for a more upscale hotel experience. Its location near the antique district, King Street shops, boutiques and the Charleston nightlife combined with the luxury hotel experience come together to make a stay in this historical mansion a unique Charlestown getaway experience.

But Wentworth Mansion was not always a hotel. The mansion was built between 1881 and 1886 by the wealthy cotton merchant, Francis Silas Rodgers for his large family of 13. The mansion was 24,000 sq ft and four stories tall. This elegant home’s carved marble fireplaces, intricately carved woodwork and custom crystal chandeliers imported from Europe gave the majestic mansion a sophisticated feel.

When the mansion was renovated in 1998, the new owner was careful to preserve the historical essence of the mansion. The original European chandeliers are still there, as are the marble carved fireplaces. In fact, most of the unique features of the home were preserved during the renovation.

An award winning, four star restaurant was eventually added to the hotel located in the original carriage house on the property. The state of the art spa is housed in the old stables of the Mansion. Guest rooms and suites are furnished with antiques to preserve the 19th century style.

Take a relaxing carriage ride on cobblestone streets in old historic Charleston and discover the charm of this famous mansion turned luxury hotel.

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