Earlier this summer, I stopped over for a night in Charleston, South Carolina en route to Savannah to attend a wine-tasting fundraiser event held by Kendall-Jackson Wines x The Everygirl. (Ed. note: If you’ve never had KJ wines, they’re delish, and if you’re not familiar with the website The Everygirl, check it out for lots of great articles on everything from fashion and career to wellness and travel.)
I’d been wanting to visit the boutique hotel Zero George Street in Charleston for months (they had me at first sight of that front porch!) and it happened to be right across the street from the wine-tasting event venue, so it was the perfect place to stay for the night.
ZERO GEORGE STREET
0 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401
When we arrived to 0 George Street (that’s the actual street address, hence the name), we were escorted through a red wooden door into the guest reception area located in the “heart” of the property, adjacent to the small but beautiful show kitchen area where dinner prep was underway. (There’s an award winning restaurant on site, Zero Restaurant + Bar.) We checked in and were offered a glass of champagne as a welcome before we were escorted around the property for a mini-tour.
The hotel is made up of sixteen guest studios and suites, located in different buildings which surround the courtyard and guest reception building. True to any southern home, there are places to gather around every corner. The porches and the patio are all decorated with comfy, inviting sitting areas.
Upstairs in the main building are beautiful sitting rooms decorated with southern sophistication where guests can enjoy a cocktail, cozy up with a book or get some work done any time of day.
The guest rooms are decorated with a relaxed sophistication that make you feel more like you’re staying with a friend with some serious southern hospitality rather than at a hotel. I was delighted to find fresh flowers in a bud vase, plush robes folded up neatly in a basket on the dresser as if they’d just come out of the dryer, an assortment of complimentary sparkling waters and juices, and other little detailed touches you don’t normally find in your everyday hotel room. And just outside the door on the wooden porch is a lounging area perfect for one’s morning coffee enjoyment.
In the morning, I suggest making your way downstairs for the delicious breakfast spread at the restaurant before heading out for the day. With the hotel located in downtown Charleston, you are within easy walking distance from Meeting Street and King Street where you will find lots of the city’s best shops and restaurants. Guests have complimentary access to a lineup of adorable blue bikes, so take advantage and ride down to the Battery to take in the sights along the water (you’ll pass the famous Rainbow Row and lots of other beautiful homes). Spend the rest of the day on foot walking around downtown and return back to Zero George for sunset cocktails on the porch followed by dinner at the award-winning restaurant… not a bad way to end the day.