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The Spa at Hotel Bennett

It’s been a long year of long (16 hour+) work days, long meetings, long weeks, long journeys, and non-stop 7-day work weeks. When you work for yourself, by yourself, the work never ends, and it’s challenging for me to “turn off” to go to sleep because there’s always more to do. That’s why I’ve committed to taking better care of my body by booking massages when I travel, so I’m forced to slow down and set aside time to rest and relax. In Charleston, Robin and I had the best couple’s massage at The Spa at Hotel Bennett, and it was out of this world for so many reasons. Though this was our first visit, we’ll definitely be back.

Hotel Bennett Luxury Spa Inside Five Star Hotel Bennett Charleston South Carolina Written and Photographed by Annie Fairfax

The Spa at Hotel Bennett

Location: Charleston, SC
Inside 5-Star Hotel Bennett
Address: 404 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Services:
 Custom facials, massages, body treatments,
manicures, pedicures, and more
Price Range: $55+
Phone Number: (843) 203-9022

The Spa at Hotel Bennett’s Atmosphere

The Spa at Hotel Bennett is an elegant retreat from the every day, located within one of Charleston’s premier five-star hotels. Though the space is smaller than most spas, what it lacks in space, it more than makes up for in incredibly talented massage therapists. The lobby entrance of the spa is gorgeous and pristine, filled with an elegant selection of take-home treatments and spa souvenirs. The journey up to the spa is guided by a host who checks guests in and guides visitors through the elevator journey before delivering you into the hands of a spa steward who will then direct guests to the locker room.

Locker rooms are separated by sex, and the lounge area is co-ed. Snacks like Fiji water, fruit, and cashews are available before and after treatments. We only waited a moment or two before our massage therapists retrieved us for our appointment.

The Treatment

I’ve had a long-term issue with muscle adhesions in my forearms and shoulders from constantly carrying my camera equipment or working at a computer, and my massage therapist, Greg, took his time working them out. Though it’s a bit painful to have this issue addressed, it always feels so much better after the fact. He did an excellent job ensuring I was never too uncomfortable. As soon as he moved on to other spots, I could tell he’d done a much better job remedying that problem than anyone I’d gone to in recent memory. I haven’t had that muscle adhesion pain since my massage, and I’m endlessly grateful he listened to my concerns, addressed them, and advised me on how to ensure those areas stayed relaxed.

Hotel Bennett Luxury Spa Inside Five Star Hotel Bennett Charleston South Carolina Written and Photographed by Annie Fairfax

Our couple’s massage was nothing short of perfection. I left feeling invigorated and refreshed, and I slept better that night than I had in ages. I’m generally uncomfortable receiving massages from men due to past experiences, but no female therapists were available during our massage. With my husband there with me, I was willing to give it a shot, and I’m so thankful I did. Greg and the other massage therapist were professional and respectful, and I felt entirely at ease. If you’re nervous about going to a male massage therapist, know he is kind and talented and gives great foot massages, too!

Hotel Bennett Luxury Spa Inside Five Star Hotel Bennett Charleston South Carolina Written and Photographed by Annie Fairfax

Final Thoughts

We both had a wonderful experience. Couple’s massages are such an excellent way to relax together, and this was the best couple’s massage we’ve ever had. I have nothing but good things to say about our service here, and I am thankful to have found someone who knows how to address the muscle adhesions I often deal with properly. We’ll definitely be back!

Hotel Bennett Luxury Spa Inside Five Star Hotel Bennett Charleston South Carolina Written and Photographed by Annie Fairfax

Hotel Bennett Luxury Spa Inside Five Star Hotel Bennett Charleston South Carolina Written and Photographed by Annie Fairfax

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sounds fabulous! Makes me want a massage right now!

  2. Went here for our anniversary after reading your review and it was even better than you’d said! We drove an hour each way to visit and it was well worth it! I’ve never been to such a great spa. Thank you so much for your awesome insights!

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