George’s King Suite

room 301 with a side view of the room, including the king bed and fireplace

George’s King Suite

349 SF

Sleeps 2

Third floor king suite in main house with a semi-private veranda that is reportedly haunted

To understand why this is “George’s Suite,” you must first know the history of The Nicholas. Henry Cobia, an early owner of the property, also owned slaves. During the 1830s, a male and female slave lived in a room on the third floor of the house along with their nine-year-old son. In 1843, due to financial difficulty, Cobia was forced to sell several of his slaves, which included the boy’s parents. The next day, the little boy walked down to a dock on Charleston Bay and asked a man where his parents were taken. He was told that they had been transported to a ship that was currently docked in the middle of Charleston Harbor. Motivated by the hope that he might be reunited with his parents, the boy stole a rowboat and rowed in the direction of his parents’ ship. Unfortunately, the little boat capsized, and the boy drowned.

Guests have reported seeing the ghost of a little boy playing around the halls, then disappearing from sight. Former employees affectionately named him George. Some may view this as unsettling and others may view it as alluring. George reportedly engages in harmless mischief that includes opening doors, rocking chairs and turning lights on and off. Most of the disturbances take the form of mattress shaking or the radio turns on in the middle of the night. 

George’s King Suite occupies the top floor of The Nicholas overlooking Wentworth Street. This spacious suite features a king-sized bed and private reading nook. The newly renovated bathroom features a large walk-in shower and posh luxury water fixtures and vanity. The room has all of the hotel’s original charm and character with chic, modern upgrades and amenities that provide both function and elegance.

Please note, there is no elevator in the hotel.

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