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Awards & Accolades

Forbes Four Star
Forbes Verified Badge

Hotel Bennett opened in the heart of Charleston, 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.


Most Anticipated Hotel Openings, 2019

"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

USA Today - 10Best

No. 1 Best Luxury Hotel, 2021
No. 2 Best Boutique Hotel, 2022
Camellias No. 2 Best Hotel Bar, 2020
Top 10 Spas, 2022

Travel + Leisure

Top 500 Hotels in the World in T+L 500, 2022-2023
No. 7 Top 15 Hotels in Charleston, 2023
No. 9 Top 15 Hotels in Charleston, 2022
No. 2 Top 15 Hotels in Charleston, 2021
No. 8 Top 15 City Hotels in Charleston, 2020
No 1. City in the U.S., World's Best Awards 2013-2023

Forbes Travel Guide

Four-Star Rating, 2019–2022

Conde Nast Traveler

Reader's Choice Awards No. 1 Hotel in Charleston, 2023
Reader's Choice Awards No. 2 Hotel in Charleston, 2022
Best New Hotels in the World, 2020
Best New Hotels in the World – Hot List, 2019
No. 1 City in the U.S. + Canada, Reader's Choice Awards, 2019

The Telegraph

Hot Hotel Openings in the United States, 2019

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Best New Hotel, City Center (nomination)

Post & Courier

Best Boutique Hotel, 2023
Best Hotel Finalist, 2023
Best Girl's Night Out Finalist - Camellias, 2023
Best Luxury Hotel, Hotel, Boutique Hotel, 2022
Best GIrl's Night Out - Camellias, 2022
Best Wedding Venue, Finalist 2022
Best Luxury Hotel, 2021

Charleston City Paper

Best Hotel 2021-2022, Runner-Up 2023
Best Wedding Venue, 2022
Best Chocolatier - Chef Remy, Runner-Up 2022

Charleston Living

Best Hotel 2022-2023


Top New Hotel Openings, 2019

"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

Fodor's Travel

Top 20 Hotels in North America 2023

AAA Four Diamond


U.S. News & World Report

  • 50 Best Hotels in the USA, 2021
  • No. 3 in Charleston, 2023
  • No. 6 in South Carolina, 2023
  • No. 3 In Charleston, 2022
  • No. 2 In Charleston, 2021
  • No. 4 in South Carolina, 2021
  • No. 33 in the USA, 2021

World Travel Awards

South Carolina's Leading Hotel + Hotel Suite, 2022

Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

#6 in North America, 2020


Best New Luxury Hotels, 2019

Food Network

Most Instagrammable Restaurants in America, 2019

Fairfax and Sammons

Stanford White Award for Hospitality Design, 2021


Travelers' Choice Award, 2022-2023

The Independent

Best Hotel for Luxury in Charleston, 2023


Best New Hotel Openings, 2019

Wine Enthusiast

Best Hotel Bars in America - Camellias, 2023