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“Great location, friendly staff, and luxurious accommodations” 5 of 5 stars
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Governor's House Inn
117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 Charleston B&B and Inns
North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly staff, and luxurious accommodations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here for my birthday and were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped in. All of the staff were friendly and asked daily about our activities and plans. They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We stayed in the Barabados Room and I highly recommend this room because of its comfortable accommodations and the private outside porch just outside your door. The breakfast was also very good and filling, served with your choice of juices, coffee, and teas. They also have a wonderful tea and wine time in the afternoon, and serve several savories and sweets. The location is also wonderful, being on Broad street, so that you have easy access to the residential district and the shopping district. All in all, an excellent stay and we will be back!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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    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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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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153 reviews 153 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I recently returned to Charleston after six years and had chosen Governor House as a great central location on Broad Street. What a great place to stay. This is such a well maintained historic house that I would chose it again for our next visit. This house is most famous as the the house of Edward Rutledge the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence and brother of John Rutledge of the Constitution Convention and signer of the final document which he helped write and first governor of South Carolina. The house is so beautiful and quite a treat to see and learn more of its history and that of Charleston and America. The breakfasts were outstanding as were the afternoon wine and snack times. The staff was very courteous, accommodating and helpful with directions and restaurant reservations. We chose the Orange Grove Room in the lower level both for it spaciousness, location with private entrance and access to parking for bringing in luggage. The room was beautifully furnished, comfortable and the bath was large and great for bath and shower. We would without question recommend the Governor House for your stay and for our next visit!!! Enjoy!!! Say hello to New the cat as he greats all guests!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough about this beautifully, charming Inn. Every member of the staff went out of their way to not only answer questions like "do you have the number for a pedi-cab?" but actually calling them for you, "where can I get some ice for the room?" and actually getting it for you! I called to let them know of a flower delivery for the room, Christa asked if it was a special occasion and offered champagne. When I stated we prefer wine she inquired as to the kind we like and upon our arrival we found the flowers, wine, glasses, corkscrew and bottle stopper arranged on a beautiful silver tray! The room was neat, spotless. Even though we were right below the kitchen there was very little noise from the staff above preparing breakfast.
And I would be remiss if I did not mention their best ambassador Nu the cat who greeted us upon our arrival to the parking area; he is quite the snuggle bug!
We will definitely be returning to Charleston.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A beautiful and characterful residence, full of history, antiques and paintings. Lovely bedroom, with comfy bed. Good location, ten minutes walk from town. Tasty breakfasts served around a large table - a great way to meet other guests.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

What a great place! My husband and I truly enjoyed ourselves and would stay here again.
The staff was GREAT! Crystal greeted us every morning during our stay. She told us about the history of the house and Charleston. Truly a great place to stay. Breakfast was great as well. Our last day we had creme brûlée French toast. What a send off! The room was nicely furnished and the bathroom huge!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I had a relaxing stay at the Governor's House Inn. We had a room on the top floor and found it to be very clean and cozy. If you stay in this room, you must be able to climb stairs to the third floor. The staff was very helpful on what to do and where to eat. They even made reservations for us for dinner. The afternoon tea hour was delightful. Location is wonderful. We walked to most of the things we wanted to do. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Governor's House is a beautiful old Inn. Everything was very high quality here, from the bed linens to the staff. I stayed in a basement room which exited to the back courtyard. The room was beautiful and big and decorated nicely - updated. The bath had a soaker tub as well. The day we left I noticed bikes that they let you borrow. The located is very close to the battery & bay.

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Address: 117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Charlestowne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Governor`s House Hotel Charleston
Governors Inn Charleston

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