We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Governor's House Inn

4.0 of 5 117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Hotel website
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Governor's House Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Governor's House Inn
Write a Review

297 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (55)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Governor's House Inn
See the most recent reviews
Pinehurst, NC
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2006

My wife and I are frequent travelers. We usually prefer to stay at 5 star hotels when we do travel. This year, my wife booked us at the Governor's House Inn. Let me say, I was not dissapointed in the least bit. I especially liked the fact that I did not have to wait in a long line to check... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Fremont, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2006

My wife & I have stayed at a lot of B & B's around this country & Europe and The Governors's House Inn is by far the best. The house & guest rooms are just beautiful and are impecably maintained. The maid even hand combed the fringe on the carpet. The hospitality is perfect old south charm. The breakfasts measured... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2006

I was extremely fortunate to get a fabulous rate that would allow me to experience the excellent room, service, and breakfasts that The Governor's House Inn provides. Catherine (sp?) got my trip off to a pleasant start two weeks before I even began my vacation by providing an experience beyond that I've had during booking my room over the phone.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2006

This inn is an absolute jewel. For one thing, I love history and even by Charleston standards Governor’s House has an incredible past. Just google Edward Rutledge if you are so inclined. What sets this inn apart is the atmosphere, which is a combination of southern grace, beautiful décor and excellent personal touches from the staff. We loved our suite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Marina del Rey
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

This Inn was the perfect remedy for us (2 stressed out Atlanta newlyweds). We needed to get out of town, wanted to stay somewhere quaint and quiet, and we liked the sound of the reviews on this site. We were thrilled when we realized that our little getaway was going to be romantic and relaxing and so much more than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2006

I’ll start with an overall impression. My wife and I were thrilled with our stay at the Governor’s House, a very fine inn which we would enthusiastically recommend for any number of reasons. I’ll get to the positives in a minute, after a comment or two. Yes, this is the perfect atmosphere for couples or small groups on vacation, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Keller, Texas
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2006

The Governor's House Inn, Charleston South Carolina After months of research, my husband and I decided on The Governor's House Inn to spend our 26th anniversary. We were not disappointed. It exceeded all of our expectations and we have high expectations. We have stayed in a number of B & B's throughout the United States and none of them compared... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2006

OK, I've stayed in countless hotels and B&Bs and this one is the creme de la creme! It really doesn't get any better than this. Karen Spell Shaw does an outstanding job of innkeeping here; I have no idea how she does it. It may help that her parents own 2 Meeting Street, and she got some training there. Her... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 15
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2006

Odd as it sounds, I knew this inn was special when we drove up because even the parking area is marvelously landscaped and alluring. Although I’m admittedly a pushover for charismatic small inns, the superlatives I could use to describe our stay at Governors House might be a bit of an understatement. Our first impressions: - As we approached to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 15
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2006

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it was perfect. The house was beautiful and spotless, yet still very homelike and comfortable. The staff was amazing, helped with directions, and made reservations for meals and all of our tours. The breakfast and snacks during tea were homecooked and delicious. We stayed in the Wagenor Room which was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Governor's House Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Governor's House Inn

Address: 117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Governor's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Groupon, Odigeo and Venere so you can book your Governor's House Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Governor`s House Hotel Charleston
Governors Inn Charleston

127 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (115)
Hotel & grounds (16)
Dining (11)
Room/suite (43)
View from room (4)
Bathroom (2)
Other (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (13)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (2)
Dining (1)
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay