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The Governor's House Inn
Ranked #2 of 39 Charleston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Governor's House bed and breakfast is a beautiful place. You get to live in the Charleston Historic District for your visit to this charming city, and the great staff makes you feel like you really belong from the moment you walk in. The Governor's House has good parking and many Charleston attractions are easy walking distance. We booked The Independence Room, the last one available for our stay. It was very comfortable. We enjoyed wine and cheese in the evening and breakfast the next morning on the porch, all part of the experience. The price was very fair for such a nice place. It was all delightful.

Room Tip: Private balconies are nice, but the Inn's beautiful front porch is very nicely furnished..
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to visit us at the Governor’s House Inn. We’re glad we had a room available. Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. and our Inn is smack dab in the middle of it. Once you arrive you may never have to get in your car until you check out at the end of your trip. Please come back and see us again.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great stay at the Governor's House Inn! The staff and food were great. The character and history of the home very impressive. We stayed in Lauren's Room. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Charleston, SC!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to visit us at the Governors House Inn. I'm glad you appreciated your time with us here in Charleston. A number of people don't appreciate the Laurens Room and its history here at the Inn. It's understandable that we are at times appreciated only as the home for Edward Rutledge, the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. Few know that this home was built by the Laurens family. A little history lesson. Henry Laurens took over for John Hancock as the President of the Second Continental Congress. He was captured during the Revolutionary War and held in the Tower of London until a prisoner swap for Cornwallis. His son John Laurens was aide-de-camp to General Washington and died in battle at the age of 27. For those who enjoy Broadway he is a main character in the Broadway hit "Hamilton" as he was very close to Alexander Hamilton while they both served Washington.
Come visit us again. We love sharing our home and all of its history.
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were in Charleston for the Citadel's homecoming weekend. We can't say enough good things about this lovely B&B. The breakfast was one of the best in Charleston! There is much attention to detail throughout your stay. The view from St. Michael's room is worth the climb up three stories. And the porch was a wonderful way to sit and relax. The location allowed us to walk to the battery and the surrounding neighborhood for some off the beaten path sight seeing. We will be back soon!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate hearing from our guests. When you recognize the special effort we place into taking care of details for your stay, we want to keep doing what we do to make you happy. Please come visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We stayed in the Rutledge suite, which has its own private veranda. Definitely worth the extra $ for that amenity. We had breakfast served there one morning, which was wonderful. Very modern conveniences in a charming, historical southern home. The staff was friendly and attentive but left us to our privacy. Walking distance to just about anything you would want to visit in Charleston. We spent two very comfortable and pleasant days there, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is planning a special trip. Bonus - if you are Catholic it is right across the street from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor, had no problems with noise.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for coming to visit us in Charleston, so as to celebrate your special 25th anniversary. We are glad you chose us for that very special occasion. The Rutledge Suite is one of our finest rooms. As you now know it has incredibly high ceilings and a bathroom that is so luxurious we don't know where to begin to describe it.

I'm glad our staff knew when to leave you alone to your own devices. We want all our guests to feel welcome, but we also want you to be able to appreciate your privacy.

We're glad you were able to appreciate all that we have here at the Inn. We hope you will soon find another reason to visit us real soon. You don't need to wait another 25 years!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We revisited Charleston for our wedding anniversary. After 10 years, The Governor's House Inn was just as wonderful as we remembered it to be. This bed and breakfast is a comfortable and cozy place with a wonderful staff. We enjoyed happy hour on the veranda, the delicious breakfast served to our room, and the beautiful house and grounds. When staying here, you are in walking distance to downtown, the market, the waterfront park, and a variety of shopping and restaurants. We can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: The more expensive rooms with private balconies are upstairs. We enjoy the less expensive ground le...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We're so glad you were able to spend your special time in Charleston with us at the Governors House Inn. We are constantly doing everything we can to make every guest stay special and if there is anything at all we need to do - we want to hear about it.

Please come visit us again.

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Address: 117 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2435
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Price Range: $408 - $644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Governor's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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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