If you have been following me on Instagram this past month then you may have noticed I visited Charleston a few weekends back. Charleston has always been one of those places I have dreamed of visiting. I’ll be honest, besides wanting to experience the southern charm that I have heard so much about, I really feel in love with the idea of a town filled with pink houses, beautiful shutters and wrap around porches.
When searching for a place for my husband and I to stay on our weekend getaway, the hotel that continued to catch my eye on social media and online reviews was the Zero George Boutique Hotel. I have stayed my fair share of hotel chains in my life but there is something always so special when you experience a one of a kind boutique hotel.
As you enter the property at Zero George, we were always greeted at the entrance by the valet. The staff at the Zero George were all so kind and helpful. Likely due to the fact that this property is relatively small compared to larger resorts, the staff almost became like a second family to us over the weekend. Whether it was enjoying a glass of wine at their bar (there is a complimentary wine and cheese hour daily for hotel guests) or sitting out on the veranda…I had the opportunity to engage in some great conversations with the staff to learn about the hotel’s history as well what it is truly like to live in their beautiful city (and let me tell you, many of them almost had me convinced to move)!
Another great feature of the Zero George is the teal-color (with rose gold accents…I know, right?) bicycles that were lined up perfectly each morning for hotel guests to use complimentary. What was so great about having access to a bike during our stay was not only being able to conveniently get around the city but I find when I am biking (not that it happens everyday) I feel more connected to the city I am exploring. There is something about the fact that you are outside and need to focus on your surrounding (instead of sitting in a uber chatting away or on your phone) that truly gives you a unique experience.
One of my favorite aspects of the Zero George (besides their wonderful staff, bicycles and incredibly plush beds) is their delicious food. Each morning, my husband and I enjoyed their continential breakfast spread that again was complimentary to hotel guests! I opted to start each day off with their homemade granola and greek yogurt, while Paul often enjoyed eggs and homemade southern biscuits. As a coffee lover (and often requiring cup after cup), my coffee hotel dreams came true at the Zero George. Each room was equipped with a Nespresso machine in addition to the expresso machine in the bar that was also complimentary for hotel guests to make coffee (I always opted for a cappuccino) as they please. Our first night, we enjoyed a fine dinning experience at their famous restaurant: Zero Restaurant + Bar . This restaurant is not only situated in their beautiful outdoor courtyard (there is indoor seating as well) but they use all locally grown and seasonal ingredients. I enjoyed the beef wellington (which was mouth watering) and Paul enjoyed their salmon poached in olive oil.
In addition to the restaurant on the property, Zero George has a sister property not far from the hotel called Cannon Green. One morning during our stay, Paul and I biked to this adorable restaurant and enjoyed one of the best brunches I have ever had (and that is saying something as I go for brunch every weekend).
If you are planning an upcoming visit to Charleston, I can’t recommend booking a stay at the Zero George enough. Not only will you be well taken care of by their amazing staff but you will leave Charleston feeling that you received a true southern experience.
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