While naming America’s Top 10 Coziest Hotels, the Wall Street Journal “Off Duty” article noted, “There’s something to be said for a destination where you can relearn the art of doing nothing, ideally near a fireplace, in very soft slippers…” We tend to agree.
The Wentworth Mansion graciously accepted a spot on the Wall Street Journal’s list of the Coziest Hotels in America, just in time for the most romantic and cozy season of them all. With Christmas around the corner and cooler temperatures tiptoeing into the Lowcountry, our 21-room inn provides the perfect space for a relaxing, restorative retreat to Charleston.
To meet the criteria of America’s coziest hotels, each property on the list had to be “a true destination in themselves… only places on whose premises we could happily exist for days, no matter how alluring or nearby the off-site attractions.”
We- the list’s historic “Southern Charmer”- were noted for:
“…Exuding Southern hospitality and charm, and, despite what its august furnishings might suggest, welcomes both children and dogs.
The grand common spaces are bedecked with original plaster moldings, crystal chandeliers, English ceramic tiles and a fireplace. Guests gather in the parlor for daily refreshments like tea and lemonade, and later in the day, for wine and hors d’oeuvres, Sherry, port and brandy.
Bedrooms are large, most have fireplaces and some have daybeds set under large bay windows to facilitate brilliant daydreaming. Though the hotel is located in the historic district of Charleston, a popular tourist destination, those who don’t leave the grounds can be forgiven. One can spend some lazy hours in the spa (which is in a former horse stable) or on the roof, where there’s a lovely cupola accessed by a spiral staircase and offering 360-degree views of the city.
Every night, the turndown staff delivers chocolate truffles from the hotel’s restaurant, Circa 1886, to guest rooms.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Join us this winter for a cozy getaway. We have specials and packages to suit your travel style – whether you’re dreaming of a Charleston holiday, a romantic couples weekend or girls’ getaway. Take a look at our website and start planning your trip to the Wentworth Mansion.