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Zero George in Charleston, SC

Zero George in Charleston, SC

Specialties

Zero George embodies the authenticity that defines Charleston.  Designed with the sophisticated traveler in mind, our premier boutique hotel is a blend of historic architecture, innovative bathrooms, and casually elegant guestrooms and suites with adjoining open-air furnished piazzas.

Set in a private landscaped courtyard enclave, our hotel is a collection of five restored historic residential buildings, with accommodations featuring contemporary décor and furnishings.  Our professional staff can provide personal concierge services to arrange the details of your visit.

Nestled in the Ansonborough district, and surrounded by historically significant homes and century old oaks, Zero George is within walking distance to the Battery, East Bay Street restaurants, bars and boutique shops.  Our hotel is located three blocks from the City Market, and across from Liberty Square - SC Aquarium, Cruise Ship terminal, and new Gaillard Performing Arts Center.

History

Established in 2013.

Zero George is Charleston's first contemporary boutique hotel, featuring eighteen studio rooms and suites, established in three historic Charleston residences and two brick carriage houses, surrounded by landscaped courtyards.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.80

Address: 0 George St, Charleston, SC, 29401
  • Mon: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Tue: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Wed: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Thu: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Fri: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Sat: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Comments (10):

1. Robyn B.
The Zero George has just been refitted with modern and luxurious accommodations. The staff could not have been more cheerful or nice.
The wine/cheese hour at 5:00 was nice and the breakfast complete with Meile wiz bang coffee machine will make a caffeine drinker squeal with delight! We are in Charleston 4 or 5 times a year and are still looking for that perfect spot...while the Zero George has a ton of positives, the few negatives might just be a deal breaker for another stay... We had a room right on East Bay Street..it was very noisy...lots of traffic. Ear plugs a must. The water pressure and temperature in room C4 was not good. The water changed pressure and from hot to warm every 10 seconds or so. And the last thing that drove me nuts was all the lights of the devices in the room. The A/C unit has such a bright light, it kept us up. Although they have awesome black out drapes for light from the outside, the lights in the room at night were a problem. if they fix these things, I can see staying again, if not we'll keep looking for our home away from home in Charleston!

19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Shannon P.
We've just returned home from a fabulous weekend in Charleston at the Zero George.  We arrived much later than we had planned - acutally didn't get there until midnight.  The gentleman at the front desk could not have been more welcoming and helpful.  He ushered us to our room right away.  The room was absolutely delightful - we were in a queen room on the 2nd level.  It was quite spacious and well appointed with plush pillows, duvet, and robes.  There was even a personalized note in our room welcoming us and wishing us a happy anniversary (as I had indicated it was our anniversary during booking).  This suttle details were much appreciated - especiallly after a long drive and a midnight arrival time.  

One of the things we love the most about Zero George is it's simplistic, elegant, yet modern decor you'll find surrounding the entire grounds.  The rooms have a modern european vibe to them which is very different from most of the lodging options I found when searching for an upscale hotel/inn in Charleston.  While the old world/victorian decor you'll find at nearby hotels are beautiful, it just simply isn't our style.  We were so much more comfortable at the Zero....it is elegant and modern but non-pretentious and not at all stuffy.  

The inn consists of 4 buildings - historic townhomes that have been converted to this inn.  Each building has a slightly different look/feel but all are fabulous.  The check in/common building has someone on-site 24/7 and you are free to help yourself to an amazing cup of coffee from their coffee bar at any time.  They have the most amazing Miele coffee/cappucino/latte maker so you can customize your beverage.  We'd slip in here several times throughout the day/evening to get more coffee :).  As a part of your stay, they offer a daily breakfast from 7am-11am consisting of fruit, yogurt, cheeses, toast & jams, cereal, hard boiled eggs, and juices.  This was the perfect start to each day.  While it isn't a huge spread, we were happy with it and it held us over until dinner on most days.  In the afternoon, starting at 4pm, they have cocktail hour in which you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine - they typically offer a couple of different whites and reds and even had a nice sparkling option too.  Along with the wine, they have olives, cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, etc.  Just a perfect pre-dinner nosher to enjoy before heading out for the evening.  We enjoyed sitting out in the garden courtyard for breakfast and even wrapping up our evenings sitting on the porch in the comfy sofa/chairs while sipping a wine or coffee.  

The service and staff here are simply top notch.  They will do their absolute best to accommodate any and all requests.  Given that it was our anniversary, my husband had purchased me a gift back home but it hadn't arrived yet so he called the jeweler to rearrange the shipping address to the George.  He was a little concerned and let Aaron (at the desk) know what was going on and to please let him know as soon as this very special package arrived.  The next day, right on time (3pm) Aaron rushes the package to our room.  He understood the importance and was eager to bring this right up to us - all with a smile.  

We were so shocked to know the Zero has only been open since February!!  With service like this - we thought it had been open for a very long time.  There were none of those "new opening kinks", etc.  Everything here runs smooth as silk and is impressive.  

What you will not find here:  a pool or bistro/restuarant (yet)...they indicated they're planning to open a full bar as well as a small bistro in the future.  We were a-ok with not having a pool and/or restaurant on site.  We actually preferred it as it bodes well with the rustic/modern simplicity of the property.  It's incredibly quiet and enjoyable and quite honestly - perfect.  I'm reluctant to write such a stellar review as I fear that the word will get out and we'll have a hard time getting a reservation in the future :).  We cannot wait to go back to Charleston and we'll most definitely stay here!

28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Dave L.
This is a review of the restaurant alone.  The menus is limited to small plates but each is marvelous.  Each is well cooked, flavorful and excellently seasoned.  Vincent and Amanda do a wonderful job.  I would try anything on the menu without hesitation and I am sure I would enjoy every bite.

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Elizabeth H.
What a huge disappointment. I live in charleston and love to show off great new places to visiting friends and clients but I will not go to your place ever again. Here's why. Wednesday at 4:45 I was taking a client out for a celebratory drink. We arrived at your restaurant- the hostess looked at us blankly and I asked if we may have a drink at the bar. She said no - they open at 5. That was it- not a sit here a minute not a thing-while your staff avoided eye contact to finish slurping their last Starbucks coffee drops. Embarrassing. Really sad!

21/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
5. Denise T.
I stayed here a couple weeks ago, and I must say I was quite impressed. I've stayed at several luxury hotels all over the US, but Zero George is truly unique. It's perfect for a romantic getaway, because it's a cozy spot. It has old southern charm, with fresh modern decor. It's remodeled from an old estate, and it seems that they are trying to preserve its history. It's a new hotel, so you must take it for what it is. If you're looking for pools, spas, or family fun: this place isn't for you. It's beautifully simple and I found myself extremely comfortable and relaxed the entire time. The atmosphere and friendly staff truly made me feel at home.

The most important luxury: LOCATION. You can literally walk to all of the best restaurants and shops, and the staff gave EXCELLENT recommendations! (I lost weight on vacation from all the walking, WHAT?!) for the nights we got fancy or it was raining, it was a quick/cheap cab ride to King Street.

A side note: One building is still being remodeled and there is construction across the street, however the patios face the opposite direction so it wasn't a problem for me. It's still pretty quiet.

The queen room was tight for me and my partner, I will definitely stay in the King Suite next time. (We're both small, like I said, the rooms were built in a different era!) But the suite had plenty of storage for our stuff, which was great!

In conclusion, I simply can't wait to visit again, I almost shed a tear when the cab pulled up to whisk me away back to Arizona, I didn't want to leave!  I'm sure as they grow it will only get better.

My criticisms: There are small Keurig's in the closets, but it's impossible to use in it's cubby. I had to pull it out and place it on the desk to fill it with water, and it took a while to heat up. I ended up ditching it for the amazing machine in the lobby for my morning cocoa.
Also my air conditioner was held together by a BAND-AID! Lol. I'm sure it was unused, and I laughed when I saw it, but you guys should look into getting a more permanent fix.

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Ben D.
Zero George has a wonderful historic building that it uses as a hotel, good location and their rooms are beautiful! Unfortunately, they have an extremely rude staff.

After booking one of the largest rooms at Zero George we went to look over the property and we were rudely greeted by a staff member. Once we mentioned that we were staying on another date we asked if we could take a look around the property. The staff member said, "well.... I guess but I have to KEEP AN EYE ON YOU GUYS."

I understand that the property should be kept private. Their should either be signs stating that if you are not staying keep out or have a polite staff that kindly asks people entering the property if there is something they can help with.  

Long story longer... There was a lot of confusion on the staff's part about the details of our trip. Everyone gave conflicting rules. Even emails from management took weeks response time.

There are lots of other places to stay in charleston that have just as much charm and a much nicer staff.

16/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. erin s.
We just returned from our 10 year anniversary trip in Charleston & Zero George.  
To start, I was SO impressed with the hotel leading up to the trip.  They have an interactive itinerary where you can request reservations and plan your trip connected to your account.  They made two reservations for us and we emailed back and forth several times- they were so accommodating leading up to the trip.  

Once we arrived, things got a little - not our style, I suppose.  
It was beautiful.  We loved the hotel, our room, the amenities, the grounds- but most of the staff was pretty snobby.  We felt out of place.  They were polite but guarded and we wanted warm and welcoming and personable.  The breakfast lady: fabulous.  The night housekeeper: fabulous- just sweet as can be.  Everyone else- I just got this weird vibe.  That being said, we had a fabulous time and honestly, would totally stay there again and probably will.  Most of the hotels in Charleston are very Southern and historic- with no modern updates.  We love how Zero George embraces its roots but has the modern touches that make it feel up to date and fresh.  Also, the wine and cheese hour and breakfast are fabulous.  The cafe was closed while we were there but we will definitely try it next time!

16/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Jennifer P.
Loved staying here! Very romantic and charming. The staff was pleasant and warm. A lil far from downtown but they have bikes you can take out.

18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Alex N.
Needing a place to stay in Charleston for a short weekend getaway and anniversary trip, we picked Zero George.  It is definitely a charming little hotel, with great access to most of Charleston.  However, the location might belie perfection.

A relatively new property that seemed like a renovation of existing historical homes sits on the corner of George and Bay Streets.  Rooms located street side will likely hear significant road noise in the morning hours, but that's like a wake-up call to go out and explore the city.  A light breakfast is provided in the main house, which consists of your typical hotel breakfast, albeit with better quality fare.  However, the breakfast isn't extensive enough.  I typically don't harp on complimentary services, but Zero George seems billed as a "B&B," but doesn't provide a breakfast that resembles that service.  I say fire up that that $20k LaCanche stove and serve some hot breakfast.  Believe me guests would be in awe of that stove in use in morning.

The room itself was perfect.  The decor simple and elegant, yet cozy and relaxing.  The design is something I would want in my own house.  With an actual key for your door, a porch with comfy couches, high ceilings and tall windows adorned with plantation shutters, the room felt like a Southern home.  Wine and cheese tastings occur daily around 5PM, which is a great primer for a late dinner.  

4 stars for a great stay.  We might try other places like the Market Pavilion or Planters Inn in the future, but would definitely recommend this place as a mid-range luxury option.  Last thing to note: There really is no where to park, so the $20 valet fee is almost a given.

22/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Tope L.
I stopped in here with a couple of girlfriends after work for some small bites and a couple drinks. The ambiance is very quaint- it's like a modern southern kind of vibe. Everything is clean and pristine and the courtyard area is gorgeous. (It's pretty pricy considering the  small portions so I would be aware of that before deciding on having a full out dinner.)  

The staff was great and our server was nice, attentive and had a good sense of humor with us, he also set us up with the concierge to show us a tour of the place after we inquired. They have an affiliation to a vineyard in Charlottesville va that I love (fond memories since I went to school at UVA) and  are a sister company to Cannon Greeen, the event space and restaurant... Fun facts!

As you can see the ambiance, the presentation and the set up is lovely, great spot for a date, drinks with the girls, or a stay cation. I will definitely bring visitors here to get a taste of the southern charm.

15/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0