The Wentworth Mansion, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a grand historic hotel in downtown Charleston. Nestled within a charming neighborhood in the Holy City's historic district, we offer the best of one of the country's most beloved cities - gracious hospitality, a luxury spa, a seasonally-inspired restaurant, and proximity to the antique district, King Street shops and boutiques, and nightlife.
"My wife and I have stayed at many fine hotels, both luxury chains and independents. The Wentworth Mansion matched our overall experiences at the best of these. For pure excellence of service, this hotel is now at the top of the list."
As a family-owned historic hotel, it's no surprise that we love to cater to families - and so does Charleston. From relaxing together on our grounds and exploring history at Patriots Point to hitting the sand and surf at one of our renowned beaches, you'll find there's something for every member of the family.
Is it our whirlpool tubs? Our rooftop cupola and awe-inspiring city views? Whatever your answer, The Wentworth Mansion has earned a place in the hearts of romantics across the country. Whether you're searching for a romantic Charleston getaway or a truly unique, truly luxurious honeymoon suite in the #2 U.S. wedding destination, The Wentworth Mansion promises to make a lovely, indelible mark on your heart.
The Wentworth Mansion's 126-year history makes it a must-see for history buffs, and a beautiful, integral part of Charleston's rich, enduring historic legacy. Just steps from the Mansion, you'll stroll cobblestone streets where only horses and buggies used to roam. Revel in the beautiful works of native artists at the city's museums. Whether you're relaxing on the grounds of the hotel, or exploring one of Charleston's secret alleyways, you're part of a city where history truly lives.
Francis Silas Rodgers, a wealthy cotton factor, phosphate manufacturer and coastwise shipper marries Marie Elizabeth Evans Cochran and together they raise 13 children. Designed by architect Daniel G. Waynes, they build their expansive and beautiful home at 149 Wentworth Street.
Members of the Rodgers' family sold the home to the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association for $100,000. The Scottish Rite Masons kept the home until 1940 when they sold it to The Atlantic Coast Insurance Company who used it as their office headquarters until 1996.
Proprietor Richard Widman purchased The Wentworth Mansion and began an extensive $7 million renovation that preserved historic features including the inlaid floors, original staircase, and Tiffany glass and added modern conveniences and luxurious bathrooms transforming the home into a one-of-a-kind historic hotel experience.
"From the time we were greeted at the door until the time we entered our car to leave, we have never felt more special. Nothing could surpass the service and the genuine kindness shown by all the employees of this great mansion. This is the only place we will stay while in Charleston."