If I had to summarize Charleston by sharing a single place, it would be Zero George Hotel. We dined at Zero George Restaurant on our last visit to Charleston and were floored by the incredible food. It’s easily in the top five places we’ve ever eaten, so we knew we needed to return this trip. The landscaping around Zero George Hotel and the attached restaurant was lush and stunning, and the cloistered, tranquil atmosphere made it the perfect place to rest and relax during our visit. We had a great stay – here’s why!
Zero George Hotel
Location: Charleston, SC
Address: 0 George Street
Rating: 4-Star Boutique Hotel
Number of Rooms: 16
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 4/5
Room Amenities: 3/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
Valet Parking: Yes
Pool & Hot Tubs: No
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 5/5
Arrival at Zero George Hotel
We drove to the hotel, but the nearby parking lot was closed when we arrived. It wasn’t a problem, though. We parked in the guest loading/unloading area alongside the hotel, popped on our hazard lights, and unloaded our luggage. We checked in and registered. Then, a bellhop helped us carry our bags to our room. We had the valet park our car in a parking garage around the block, so it was effortless on our part.
Ambience of Zero George Hotel
I love the vibes of this hotel. It’s already secluded despite being downtown, and it’s so peaceful and quiet at night that it feels like its own little world. Large gates, high stone fences, and towering palm trees give hotel guests extra privacy, and the abundance of beautiful plants and landscaping made it a delight to explore. It was like staying inside a private greenhouse.
There are plenty of comfortable patios and similar recessed garden areas at Zero George, which makes this very comfortable. The lobby, restaurant, and hotel are all close together, creating an oasis within one of my favorite cities. I loved how relaxed and private the entire property felt.
Our Garden Veranda Suite & Its Amenities
Our room had a beautiful view of the hotel’s courtyard and other buildings, and we didn’t hear any other guests, so it was the perfect hideaway for us during the last leg of our Charleston journey. It was moderately sized and had standard hotel amenities, plus Italian Frette linens, plush Boca Terry bathrobes, and Malin & Götz toiletries. They also had mosquito repellent. That was a lifesaver because Charleston was full of mosquitoes in September.
Our European-style bathroom was spacious, and although it didn’t have a bathtub, the hand-laid marble and tile shower was massive, as was the vanity. The entire space had great natural lighting, heritage pine floorings, and thick rugs that were exceptionally comfortable to walk upon, and we didn’t hear any other guests. The Sealy Posturepedic mattress was one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on.
Breakfast was included daily down in the indoor portion of the restaurant, on the ground floor, near the bar. They offer light snacks, pastries, juice and coffee, lox, yogurt, and other things that are perfect for guests who want to grab something quickly and go. They didn’t have many gluten-free options beyond fruit and yogurt, but it was still a nice offering most people could enjoy.
Speaking of food, they also have a wine and cheese hour in the same spot each night from 5-6 p.m. Guests are given a mini charcuterie and paired wine, which differs from most other hotels’ cocktail hours.
Dining at Zero George Restaurant
While staying at Zero George Hotel, we couldn’t resist making a reservation at Zero George Restaurant. Of all the excellent fine dining experiences I’ve had worldwide, Zero George is in my top five of the best meals I’ve ever had, alongside Syoka, Kin Toh, Clay, and Vegan’s Prague. This time was just as splendid as the last, and it was yet another beautiful night to remember.
Keep an eye out for the full recap post coming tomorrow! Also, check out Zero George’s newest offering, The Caviar Bar.
We had a fantastic stay. The location was perfect, the food was phenomenal, our room was lovely and comfortable, and I couldn’t have asked for more. Even during the tail end of a hurricane, in heavy rain, our stay was everything we’d hoped it would be.