When it comes to soaking in beautiful Charleston, there’s no hotel stay quite like the one Grand Bohemian Charleston offers. Ideally located on Wentworth Street, GBC offers easy access to all the best of downtown. Yet it still feels nicely tucked away into a quiet area.
Once inside, you’re immediately met with Kessler Collection’s design-forward style. While many hotels in Charleston lean heavily on integrating the city’s own historic look into their aesthetic, Grand Bohemian takes a step away from the classic and into the more playful, vibrant looks that collection owner Richard Kessler tends to favor. Expect oversized art pieces, dramatic chandeliers, brass lanterns, golden tufted sofas, and neon purple lights that adorn the elevator.
The hotel’s dedication to both art and wine fuses perfectly with the laidback Southern elegance found throughout the hotel’s fifty luxurious rooms. Inside each room, everything—each lamp light, dresser, and pillowtop comforter—provides a pop of Bohemian style. This exists against the backdrop of traditionally Southern staples, such as high-backed chairs and stately headboards.
The hotel’s appreciation for art is not only visible in the interior, but also in the Gallery and Atrium. The Gallery, open to all guests, features unique pieces of art, jewelry, sculpture, and glass created by nationally and locally renowned artists—all for purchase. The Atrium is full of original pieces and vibrant green grass, and Atrium facing rooms are available.
Wine and Dine
After ambling through the gallery, stop by the wine bar and wine blending room in the lobby of the Grand Bohemian Charleston. Classes at the wine blending room teach the art and chemistry of blending grapes of different ages and regions. Guests can leave with their own uniquely blended bottle.
The Grand Bohemian Hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Èlevè, is sure to captivate your senses. It’s one of few rooftops in the city, so you’ll want to grab a spot outside whenever weather allows. The menu has a French flare, and there is ample seating indoors as well.
Within a five-minute walk from the hotel, you can dine at Charleston staple FIG, lunch at Vivian Howard’s Handy and Hot, or start your morning with craft coffee at The Rise.
The Grand Bohemian Charleston, like the rest of owner Richard Kessler’s Kessler Collection, is masterfully executed through detail and design. Located in one of our favorite Southern cities, GBC has made itself into a true destination.