Even though Charleston is known to be one of the prettiest towns in the US, there hasn’t been much to brag about concerning the hotel sector. This changed, when Dean Andrews (he used to work for the luxury chain, Orient Express Hotels), and his wife Lynn opened the Zero George Street hotel. The name is quite simply the address, because the house is on George Street and bears the number zero.
In reality it’s not one house, but five. They were lovingly restored by the young architect Dufford Young, a native of Charleston. The hotel reminds us of the earlier French influence, which used to characterize the picturesque facades of Charleston. You find 18 wonderful, clean rooms, a restaurant, a couple of patios to relax and a park, which provides the typical flair of the Southern States.
Doubles from about 300 euros for two.
Spring and Autumn (it’s too hot in Charleston in summer). The best thing is to rent a car and visit Mount Pleasant and its adjacent beaches (40 minutes northwest). Also definitely worth a visit is one of the old Southern States plantations in the vicinity of Charleston. Actually, when we think about it, why not drive down the entire south coast while you’re at it. You come across really beautiful towns such as Savanna, Beaufort and the island Amelia Island.
Zero George Street Hotel
in der 0 George Street
South Carolina, USA