Hotel Bennett opened in the heart of Charestlon, South Carolina to great fanfare in January 2019, and has since garnered numerous accolades and media attention as the South's Grandest New Luxury Hotel. The hotel is named for the Charleston-based Bennett family, and is owned by local hotelier and businessman Michael Bennett.


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"The hotel's design and interior finishes evoke European grandeur with extravagant use of marble, limestone, copper and tile but it's the local touches that impart a unique dose of Carolina Lowcountry soul." Forbes

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Named #1 in Best Luxury Hotels, 2021
Named #2 in Best Hotel Bars, 2020

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Named #8 in The Top 15 City Hotels in Charleston, 2020

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"Hotel Bennett exudes Southern grandeur—tastefully decorated at every turn without ever feeling crowded. As soon as you step through the main doors, away from the hustle and bustle of King Street, a sense of serenity overtakes you as you make your way to the main lobby. Finally, the tenseness of travel begins to ease. You have arrived."" TravelPulse


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  • Named #33 in the USA, 2021
  • Named #4 in South Carolina, 2021
  • Named #2, 2021


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