Visit Charleston's Hotel Bennett for VIP Treatment and Southern Charm

Fine dining, historic views, and a luxury club experience make this Charleston property a must-stay. 

Hotel Bennett, Charleston South Carolina
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Bennett

Stepping into the Hotel Bennett, guests may immediately feel the local charm and history that's literally in the name of one of Charleston's largest hotels.

Owned by hotelier Michael Bennett and his company, Bennett Hospitality, the hotel is named after the Charleston-based Bennett family and is managed via a partnership with luxury hotel company Salamander Hotels and Resorts.

Bennett, who has been involved in various projects over the years to renovate aging buildings throughout Charleston, bought the land after the former Charleston County Public Library moved to a new location in 1998. His family is no stranger to the area — his father shined shoes during the Great Depression across from where the hotel is now. Today, Bennett Hospitality is one of the largest locally-owned companies in Charleston.

Their namesake property, meanwhile, is one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the Holy City. The 179-room property draws inspiration from the grand hotels of Europe and features a combination of guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant overlooking Marion Square, a bar and lounge, a French patisserie, a spa, and a rooftop pool complete with a bar and cabanas.

Guests will also find more than 12,000 square feet of event and meeting spaces, including a 6,600-square-foot Crown Ballroom with arched windows and a 30-foot ceiling.

Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views over Charleston's buzzing streets, plus private bars and terraces.

Hotel Bennett, Charleston South Carolina
Courtesy of Hotel Bennett

The property is also home to what hotel representatives tout as "Charleston's most exclusive club experience." In the King's Club lounge, members are treated to terrace views over King Street, food and beverage presentations by the Chef de Cuisine, and amenities that include customized itineraries, a dedicated concierge, and a complimentary Rose Quartz Facial enhancement, Dermaglobe Facial enhancement, or CBD Massage enhancement with any appointment at the spa.

During their stay, guests can enjoy hotel activities including spa treatments, dips in the heated pool, and more.

The hotel is located on the corner of King Street and Marion Square, providing easy access to historic landmarks, shops, art exhibitions, theaters, beaches, farmer's markets, gardens, and events like the Spoleto Arts Festival and the Charleston Wine and Food Festival.

Head to the hotel's website to book your stay.

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