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Governor's House Inn

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117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I spent four nights at this lovely and historic inn on Broad Street, Charleston. It's name derives from its 18th century occupancy be Governor Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and host to President Washington in 1791. The hosts were charming and gracious, the breakfasts and afternoon teas very tasty and both the other... More 

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Kailua Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic home, a nationally registered historical landmark that has been fully and completely updated. It is stunningly beautiful inside and out, perfectly located to explore Charleston on foot, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The owner/manager, Paul, is always on site, very hands on in seeing to it that all guests are fully satisfied at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southern hospitality in abundance. From the moment we pulled into the carpark (one of the guys who was just coming in to start work helped us unload our car) we were looked after by the wonderful Governors House staff. A freshly cooked breakfast special was served every morning around a huge table where guests had the opportunity to discuss their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We came to Charleston to celebrate our wedding anniversary and based on a wonderful experience 5 years prior decided to stay again at the Governor's House Inn. It had been some time since our previous visit and we really weren't sure what to expect other than we knew what room we wanted, the Barbados. Our mission for the next two... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited the Inn over the Easter Weekend 2015. I was not disappointed with the choice of Inns in Charleston. The location is superb and the History of the Inn is amazing. The appointments are exceptional. The staff is first rate, and the food was very, very good. You pay for what you get, and you get it all here.Here... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I absolutely love Charleston, SC! Which means I love Governors House Inn! They have been most accommodating to my changing work schedule (which meant changing my reservation multiple times) and ultimately welcoming me and my 3 children (10, 13, 14). We stayed in the main floor suite of the kitchen house (sleeps 4). I am extremely grateful to introduce my... More 

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We spent 2 nights starting on Valentine's Day. We had a terrific time and everything was just lovely from the greeting at the door by Brian to breakfast with Angela. The room, food, afternoon tea and information regarding the history of the house was outstanding. Truly wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back!

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

From the moment we stepped in this magnificient house, we knew we had selected the right place for our 7 days stay. Little did we know at that point that everything would go upward from that point on, sky high. And pretty high were our expections from the many reviews we had read about The Governor's House Inn. This gorgeous,... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We only had one night to spend here on our way back to NY from Florida, and sadly we had some car troubles, so we got here late and left the next morning, but what a stay!! It was amazingly beautiful, friendly and delicious!! Olivia waited late for us, and couldn't have been more gracious - or funny!! She is... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Our stay was in August 2014 and we really enjoyed afternoon tea, as well as the staff. We stayed in the Orange Grove Room, located on the bottom floor. It was very nice! The food was well above average. The weather outside was quite hot and humid, but that added to the wonderful Charleston atmosphere! The one, critical, problem that... More 

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

To our future guests: We have no indication that these allegations have any veracity. During this time, all employees had been here for several years and no other incidents such as this have taken place. In fact, various staff members have found many lost items, including wallets and purses, which we have returned intact to our guests. There is no... More 

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