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The Governor's House Inn

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117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

The Governor's House Inn is a great place to stay in Charleston. You can walk to everything in the historic district as well as the great restaurants and the market on the east side of Charleston. I would recommend this great B&B to anyone looking for a great relaxing time in Charleston! The rooms are nice and roomy and there... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

I surprised my wife with a trip to Charleston for our first anniversary and the Governor's House Inn was recommended by a trusted acquaintance. Boy were they right! The inn is a gorgeous mansion in tip top shape. We reserved one of the smaller rooms but it was still plenty of space for the two of us. Very comfortable furnishings... More 

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Minneapolis
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

My mom and I have experienced several B&B's and Inns that claim to be "high quality" but this one supersedes expectations in charm and staff. We stayed in the Rutledge Suite which was just breathtaking. The bathroom was so lovely. The bed was very comfortable and every amenity was at ones fingertips. The "extras" were so delightful. The afternoon tea... More 

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

The Governors House was lovely; beautifuly decorated, very clean, and the breakfasts were delicious. The staff was friendly and very helpful with giving information regarding Charleston, making reservations for us etc. Great location within walking distance of everything. It was also a bonus to have off-street parking.

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Garner, NC
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

I stayed here in Sept. '09 & it's a very, very nice B & B. Very comfy, the Inn Keepers were very nice & welcoming. Loved the evening sherry, cheese, etc. The rooms were very nicely laid-out, comfy, pretty, very, very clean. I have a sleep # bed @ home & these beds, though not sleep #'s were very, very... More 

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Holden Beach, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

We stayed at the Governor's House Inn for two nights. The room was very nice and clean and the staff was most helpful. The evening wine and cheese was very good quality and the breakfast was surpurb. We enjoyed our stay but I think the price was a bit high.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

The best in Charleston, period. The charm, location, and history of the Inn is only eclipsed by the attentiveness of the wonderful staff. From the moment they greet you, to your final goodbye, they make you feel as though you are part of an extended family. Our latest visit to Charleston was in early December. We stayed at the Governor’s... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2009

Our booked hotel had an emergency , was temporarily closed and failed to inform us that our reservation was void. In a strange city nearing midnight, without a place to stay, we scrambled by cell phones to find a hotel. Mary at the Governor's House Inn literally answered our prayers by guaranteeing she WOULD find us somthing for the night.... More 

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bowers1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

During our very recent visit to Charleston, SC, my husband and I booked a suite at The Governor's Inn. We went through the Select Registry as we have been more than pleased with our stays through them. Upon our arrival, there was no one to greet us as we entered the Inn. We sort of walked around the main floor... More 

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ManagerGHI, general manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

As General Manager of the Governor's House Inn, I would like to thank our recent guests, Bowers1, for their feedback. We have identified areas of concern and are working to correct them for the future. I also would like to apologize for not accommodating them in the manner they expected from a Select Registry Inn. As evidenced by other comments... More 

NY
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

Great Inn, great breakfast, great guests, great atmosphere....well worth it....if only to sit on a piazza (gorgeous porche) or in front of the fire place.....best of all the place is consistent - same standards two years running.

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