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New York City, New York
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The Governor's Inn was incredibly charming, well maintained and the food (prepared by the proprietor- Terrence?) was fantastic. Our room was really magnificent, with a giant bathroom and balcony. We would definitely go back

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Rochester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I have been here twice - loved it both times. GREAT food, service, accommodations, very private. I can't wit to return. Within walking distance to everything. We especially liked sitting out on the veranda in the evening!

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We find we have many guests who return to stay with us! Glad to see you are among them. Hope to see you soon. Bryan

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The warm welcome is matched by the warm fall air as we strolled around the most historic and beautiful parts of old Charleston, all just steps from our room at this lovely place. The history is fascinating and the home is well preserved. It is not new - if you are looking for floors that don't creak and fixtures that...

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words of praise. It's not often one can stay in the home of one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence. Glad you liked our uniqueness. Hope you will return soon. Bryan

Springboro, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Governor's House Inn is a terrific B&B. We learned of it through friends who had stayed there previously and highly recommended it. They were "spot-on." I made reservations and we were immediately welcomed on-line. I later realized that we would arrive in the early evening after a long drive and asked that the Inn find us a "casual, walking...

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do try to exceed all our guests expectations, glad to hear we did so for you. Please plan a return visit in the near future. Bryan

Murrysville, PA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent an absolute incredible weekend in the Governor's House's Christopher Suite in the old kitchen building. We had the ability to engage with the other guests for breakfast and afternoon sweets yet have the intimacy of our private porch. The breakfasts had every guest begging for recipes (which WERE shared!) We can't wait to return soon.

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for spending your second honeymoon with us. Hope we can be your go to place for future celebrations! Glad the breakfasts were a hit. Bryan

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I frequent bed and breakfasts to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately, they are not all equal. The Governor's House Inn is absolutely wonderful. The food is excellent. The staff strives to please. Parking right down on inn property only enhances what makes this a wonderful experience. All of the outstanding restaurants are within walking distance, and the surroundings...

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ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and glad your stay was enjoyable! We are the only "South of Broad" inn to offer free off street parking. Hope to see you again soon. Bryan

Belleair Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed over a weekend during a short getaway. We got the last room, which happened to be in the basement, an obvious addition to the regular guest rooms. My wife detected a slight damp smell as you might get in a basement but I couldn't pick it up. The room was very large and the bathroom also very large....

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ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad we were able to get you in our last room. The house is almost three hundred years old so we do have some unique aspects. Happy your stay was memorable. Bryan

Reviewed 6 December 2016

We recently took a mother-daughter getaway weekend in Charleston and had the pleasure of staying at the Governor's House Inn. What a wonderful experience! The house itself was lovely, especially decorated for Christmas. Our room, the Barbados room, had a private entrance which was very convenient. The breakfasts were SO DELICIOUS and an excellent way to start each day of...

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ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Glad the trip was more than you expected. Please plan a return visit soon, perhaps in the Spring! Bryan

Clinton, CT
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I recently spent a long weekend in Charleston and have to say that The Governor's House Inn was the perfect home base for everything we wanted to see and do. The location was ideal for long walks South of Broad and "getting lost" in the beautiful nooks and crannies of the city. We could walk to dinners,...

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ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and very glad we exceeded you expectations! We do have a great staff. We try to start your day with a special meal, so glad you liked The Cinnamon French Toast, it's been a big hit. Hope you visit us again soon. Bryan

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Loved being within walking distance to the charming historic district in one direction and in the other direction to the waterfront for the sunsets. Gorgeous! Loved being in this beautiful, charming, historic home with all its quirks and uniqueness I would have been disappointed if they hadn't been there. The furnishings, the ambiance were so special and fitting for the...

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ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and so happy your visit was a memorable one. It's not often you can stay in the former home of one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence. Glad you found the uniqueness of the inn to your liking. Hope you will return to stay with us soon. Bryan

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governor's House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive veranda porches, it is no wonder that the former Governor's mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by Travel Holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Governor's House Inn

Address: 117 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2435
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: £171 - £344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Governor's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Top floor rooms have a few stairs to climb, but come with views of nearby historic church steeples”
 of 5 bubbles JTravelBuddy, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the back kitchen are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles rtyke, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Barbados room was in the back of the house on the ground floor. It was quiet and had a private entrance and a large bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles W4791MNheatherb, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The larger rooms are spacious and seemed to be cleaned better than the small rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JLG_8, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Rutledge balcony faces east, so it gets direct sun early in the day. It's most enjoyable in the late afternoon/early evening.”
 of 5 bubbles CPintheSouth, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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