My husband and I stayed here as a second honeymoon/romantic long weekend and I can honestly say it was amazing! The staff were superbly kind, friendly, welcoming, helpful - and genuinely so. We had booked into St Micheals room as it was a bit less expensive, the AC wasn't quite perfect so we were offered to be moved immediately to the Laurens Room - a very generous upgrade. The St. Micheals room was beautifully decorated/furnished and I would have loved staying in it too. The St. Laurens was larger and more fancily decorated but the best thing about it was the very large piazza/balcony which was also beautifully decorated - it looked like the cover of a Homes and Gardens Magaine. We enjoyed breakfast there each morning. Proper pots of tea were served which is always nice for a Brit abroad, yet we also got a taste of true Southern home cooking with the complimentary Afternoon Tea each day.
Having free onsite parking was a bonus but once we had arrived we barely needed the car as the Governors House is a great location to explore Charelston town from - a short walk to most attractions and resaurants. Or a quick rickshaw ride.
The staff could not have been kinder.
The food was great.
The house itself was beautiful - it felt like somewhere you would normally pay to walk around and gaze admiringly at for 30mins - to syat there for a long weekend, and have it really feel like home, was a real treat.
I have never been compelled to write a report before and I canot recommend this place any higher! Splurge on staying here if you can - it is well worth it.
- 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. We are the only inn in America where you can sleep where a signer of the Declaration of Independence once lived. 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
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- Also Known As:
- Governor`s House Hotel Charleston
- Governors Inn Charleston