One of the major highlights of our trip to Charleston last week was the amazing hotel we stayed in, Zero George. I got my heart set on staying at the boutique hotel back when we started planning the trip, and luckily, my family kindly indulged me. Look at the pictures though…can you blame me? Full of historical details and simply bursting with charm, Zero George provided everything you could want from a hotel and more – gorgeously furnished rooms, lovely outdoor terraces, and sweet surprises like little bags of treats with our nightly turndown service. We had a great experience in Charleston overall, and Zero George served as the perfect backdrop for our trip. Read on to see more!
The hotel consists of three early 19th century buildings, comprising guest rooms, the reception area, and the restaurant – all with original architectural details such as hardwood floors and custom millwork. The guest house we were in had the lovely shared terrace you see above, which was a great place to sit and read or just gaze out at the gorgeous courtyard. My parents stayed in a Queen veranda room on the first floor, which was a bit larger than the Queen Veranda room my sister and I stayed in on the third floor. The rooms vary slightly in size and furnishings, so it was fun to get to see two different ones!
The rooms were lovely and comfortable, with beautiful architectural details, custom-designed furniture, and an overall elegant but relaxed atmosphere. The windows had wooden shutters, all of the lights were on dimmers, and the period details mixed with modern amenities made for a perfect experience. No detail was spared – we had a refrigerator stocked with drinks, an in-room coffee machine, Malin + Goetz bathroom products, and every evening a turndown service which provided us with water in glass bottles and the aforementioned snacks – plus they turned on our sound machine! So cute.
Fluffy robes and slippers were provided for us.
The view from the terrace overlooking the central courtyard.
Quaint and charming little corners everywhere.
There were several shared common spaces around the hotel grounds, which was great because it provided a different place to hang out aside from just the room. The shared terraces were especially lovely and perfectly aligned with the Southern aesthetic that we saw all over Charleston – porches are big there! The hotel offered a little happy hour starting at 5:00 where you could enjoy wine and a cheese board in the restaurant, on the terrace, or in your room. It was such a nice touch and served as a great respite after hours of walking and exploring.
A beautifully furnished indoor common space.
We didn’t get a chance to try the hotel’s restaurant, Zero Cafe and Bar, (we had quite the packed food schedule!), but it’s supposed to be amazing and the setting is cozy and beautiful.
The hotel had these gorgeous bikes available for guests who preferred to explore the city on wheels.
The kitchen carriage house, built circa 1804. This is where the restaurant kitchen is located, and where cooking classes are available for the guests and the public.
Just like every home in Charleston, Zero George has some serious curb appeal.
Stay tuned for more Charleston posts coming up later this week and next!