Charleston has been blessed with many World Class hotels and B&B's. However, now that I have stayed at Zero Water Street I simply cannot imagine staying anywhere else. This property has everything...charm, comfort, location, history, wonderful owners, and the best view in Charleston.
As others have mentioned the "room" consists of the entire third floor of the home. It is spacious (about the size of our entire house back in Texas!), comfortable, and tastefully designed. Perhaps the greatest feature is the piazza (porch) that runs along the south wall. Complete with a swing and a hammock, it is a great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
The location is awesome. Although we had a rental car, we did not need it. Everything was within walking distance.
The Owners, Jim and Cordes Simpson, were very friendly and welcoming. They are both very knowledgable when it comes to Charleston's history and they can make great recommendations for dining, sightseeing, etc.
Breakfast is self-serve, which is great because it allows the traveler to decide the time and menu. The fare is light but ample. A special treat was the delicious cake that appeared in the room each day. We felt spoiled!
The only negative I could possibly find is that the stairs to the third floor are narrow and steep which could possibly pose a problem to someone with mobility issues.
In summation, I think Zero Water Street is one the best B&B's that you will ever find (anywhere!). The price is fair considering all the ammenities and the size of the rooms. The location is perfect and the views are stunning. I can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy privacy and spectacular views in this circa 1836, historic, family home overlooking the Charleston Harbor on High Battery. The entire third floor suite including the spacious piazza is yours. Watch the sunrise over the harbor and the sunset over the Charleston rooftops. Walk to excellent resturants, shops and museums. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zero Water Street b&b
- Zero Water Street Hotel Charleston