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Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We loved our stay at the Governor's House Inn. We stayed in the Rutledge Suite with a private porch and king canopy bed. The large remodeled bath is very nice with stand alone shower and whirlpool tub (which we didn't use). Breakfast was always very nice, with options if you didn't care for their daily special. We meet some nice...

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

Dearest Guest, We appreciate your very positive comments about our lovely property and staff. Please come back and stay with us again soon! Warm Regards, Angela GM

Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A fabulous historic guesthouse in a lovely part of Charleston, it was nice to stay in a period property which has been beautifully restored and provides luxury high quality accommodation. Enjoying a glass of chilled wine on the verandah in the evening was glorious. Highly recommended with friendly staff.

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

Dearest Guest, Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review! It was wonderful having you and we're looking forward to your return! Warm Regards, Angela GM

Tackley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We spent a very pleasant three nights at The Governor's House Inn. It's a very lovely building, inside and out, and is beautifully furnished and decorated. Our room (Laurens) was lovely and the bed very comfortable; good towels, linen, etc. The staff was delightful and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. All that said, since a review should be frank,...

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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Charleston and staying with us at the Governor's House. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will come back again soon. As you might imagine a 260 year old house with more than 10,000 square foot of room space - requires a good bit of maintenance. We are constantly upgrading and sprucing up the property. A...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for my wife's birthday and the staff were great. We had a suite and the room was clean. The bed was comfortable. We were walking distance to public transit and a lot of attractions/restaurants. Staff had a lot of good recommendations, and directed us well. The breakfasts were ample, and the wine/cheese hour was nice. The guests...

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the inn was great. The home is packed with period antiques with staff that are knowledgeable on its' history. The breakfast was delicious , as well. The home is in a great location to shops, eateries, and the central market. We walked to all destinations.

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

Dearest Guest, It was wonderful having you as guests at our grand property! Please come and stay again when you are in the area! Warm Regards, Angela, GM

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Loved staying at the Governor's House Inn that Edward Rutledge, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, built in 1760. Really wonderful B & B and great location for walking almost anywhere in the Historic District. Free trolley's stop within one block if you don't care to walk. Really convenient!

1Thank Robert V
ManagerGHI, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Dearest Guest, On behalf of the staff and myself we thank you for your wonderful 5 star review! We do our best and appreciate the recognition. Please come and stay with us again soon! Warm Regards, Angela GM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wow, well will be staying here anytime we come back to Charleston without a doubt! The place is charming to say the least, but the service is really what stands out. We arrived late(the day after our wedding), and Brian stayed up to let us in, was concerned if we were hungry and had eaten and showed us to our...

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

Dearest Guest, I was happy to help your grandmother, it was lovely having such a warm and happy couple. Brian is a wonderful staff member that always sees to the guests needs. We can't wait to have you back! Warm Regards, Angela GM

Reviewed 12 September 2016

When going to Charleston my husband and I like to try different hotels and B & Bs. Our 34th anniversary took us to Charleston for a 4th time in 2 years. This time we book a room at The Governor's Inn, a beautiful historic inn on the perimeter of the historic district. My husband and I loved the afternoon tea...

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

Dearest Guest, I am delighted you were happy with most everything at our lovely property. Thankfully our young man who helped you is thoroughly trained now and I apologize for the spotty service on that morning. While most guests very much enjoy our breakfasts we appreciate any input about our amenities and I thank you for yours. We do have...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

My best friend and I traveled to Charleston with our moms for a nice relaxing few days away from the real world. Being such the planner I am, I researched many months in advance trying to decide where I wanted us to stay. After much thought and a few friendly phone calls with Bryan at the Inn, I booked us...

1Thank Kelsie B
ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! You guys were the greatest, come back any time. Even other guests commented on how helpful you were. Thanks for the compliments (you made me blush) but it is a team effort here. All our staff is talented and outstanding. Hope to see you soon, either here or in DC. Bryan

Amelia Island, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Arrived after a long hot great day in Charleston and found my room to be filthy. Air conditioner vent dripping water, air conditioner control hanging off the wall, no filter in the air conditioner intake vent plus was dirty, coffee stains in the sink along with hair and also hair in the soap dish with a new pkg of soap...

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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry you were disappointed with your stay and we appreciate your feedback. We have a policy in place where no guest is supposed to enter the room until management has inspected every aspect of the room. It is a process that continues to improve the quality of the Inn and we believe the Governors House Inn get...

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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: $301 - $541 (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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Also Known As:
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Governors Inn Charleston
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“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
“We were in the "Master Bedroom". Not really sure what the other rooms included.”
 of 5 bubbles 513robertv, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Christopher Suite is the best. Quite secluded with a wet bar, refrigerator, table, nice bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles 309kelsieb, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the "Waggoner" which had it's own private veranda. Our friends had the "Barbados" which had a private entrance”
 of 5 bubbles Domaracki, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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