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117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2435
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
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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 the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence once lived. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive piazza porches, it is no wonder that the former Governor's mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by Travel Holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Patio
Walking tours
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Water park offsite
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Room features
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
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AxelEpple wrote a review Jul 2021
Jekyll Island, Georgia16 contributions6 helpful votes
The Governor's House Inn is the best place to stay in Charleston. Elegant and full of history. With only 11 rooms the staff can attend to every guest individually. Manager, Karren makes the history come to life and is very helpful in planning your activities.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Cover the air conditioning outlet over the bed in Laurens room.
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for staying with us at the Governor's House Inn. We're so glad you appreciated all that we have to offer our guests. You are correct when you recognize that with 11 rooms we do all we can to make our guests' visit that much more special. Please come see us again soon! Karl
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D Smith wrote a review Nov 2020
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My husband and I spent 4 wonderful nights at the Governor's House Inn last week. This was supposed to be our trip to Europe, then trip to Costa Rica, but our Plan C trip to Charleston was absolutely magical. The Governor's House Inn is in such a perfect location! "Q" (and Kim) took amazing care of us; making us feel right at home with her gracious ways and southern charm. Anything we needed was provided and my husband and I were very impressed with the cleaning and sanitation protocols the GHI has implemented to combat COVID. Kathy was fabulous and greeted us every morning. She cared for us and our suite and even took the time to leave us a note and fresh flowers. My husband has an in room massage arranged by the Inn and it was fabulous!!!! The grounds of the Inn are stunning!!! We could not get enough of just sitting on the porch or our terrace and just enjoy the ambiance of the place. And SO MUCH HISTORY!! I can't say enough great things about the Governor's House Inn and her staff! Thanks to them for making our "Plan C" the best trip!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: We stayed in the Kitchen House in the Washington Suite! It was private and yet we felt 100% part...
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Response from Karl Novak, Owner at The Governor's House Inn
Responded Jan 18, 2021
Thank you for allowing us to be your "Plan C." We appreciate when our guests find their stay magical and the perfect location in Charleston. You are correct when you remark about the amazing history within our walls. Where can you go to sleep under the same roof as a signer of the Declaration of Independence? The youngest signer at that! Come see us again soon. We look forward to your next visit. Karl
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Jul 2021
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From the prime location to the historical setup, the Governor’s Inn was a 10/10. I plan to be back and would highly recommend this Inn. The staff was so kind and attentive, a rare commodity. Lovely!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank you for staying with us at the Governor's House Inn. We're so glad you plan to visit again. We look forward to seeing you soon. Karl
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maureen b wrote a review Jul 2021
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My husband and I stayed at the Governor’s House Inn for 3 nights in the Washington Suite as a getaway to celebrate our anniversary. We were very impressed with the location, accommodations, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and overall experience. Despite arriving a bit before check in, the staff graciously welcomed us in. Karen took the time to show us around and gave us a very detailed map of sites to see while we waited for check-in — as well as a thorough dose of Charleston history! Ross stowed our bags for us and provided us with a lovely tour of the house on our return. Throughout our stay, Karen and Ross were beyond helpful and provided us with tons of guidance and helpful tips as well as enjoyable conversation. We were most impressed with the 200 year old grand piano in the main house, which guests are even invited to play! My husband certainly took advantage of that opportunity with gusto! We had one little hiccup at the end of our trip that was resolved with management. They provided excellent customer service. We will absolutely be back to stay and enjoy this charming B&B and lovely city.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from member_full_name, owner_reg_popup18_159b at The Governor's House Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us at the Governor's House Inn. I'm so glad we were able to do everything necessary to make your stay enjoyable. We appreciate you understanding what we go through to get the house and all the rooms ready for when our guests arrive. From the time of morning checkout at 10:30 until the afternoon check in at 3:00 we are doing our level best to make the house just right for all our new guests' arrival. I'm glad we were able to accommodate you when you showed up bit early before check in. There are times when have to store bags for our guests and send folks off with a bottle of water for a walk about the neighborhood until the room is completely ready. Thanks again for appreciating our efforts to make your trip special. By the way, someone videotaped your husband playing our concert grand piano and posted it on FaceBook. It's wonderful! Come back soon please. Karl
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Grace R wrote a review Jul 2021
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The property is amazing and extremely clean. The location in the historic district is convenient as well as on site parking. What really set the Governor's House Inn apart was the hospitality and friendliness of the staff and ownership. I felt like I was staying with a long time friend or family. Not only recommending activities or the best food in town but helping with reservations to ensure it was booked. It's been a long time since I have been in Charleston but one thing is certain that I know exactly where I will stay for my next trip (soon!). Thank you for the wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: We loved the Washington suite (actually not in the mansion but the cooking staff house)
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Thank you for staying with us at the Governor's House Inn. We're so glad you were pleased with your accommodations and everything we do to make the house special. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of our amenities and the special care we want to give to each of our guests. By the time most of our guests leave we feel we've made new and wonderful friends as well. Thank you for sharing how you feel. Please come see us again soon. Karl
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PRICE RANGE
$328 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
governor`s house hotel charleston, governors inn charleston
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharlestonCharlestowne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Governor's House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Governor's House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (0.03 miles), St. Michael's Church (0.2 miles), and Sound of Charleston (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Governor's House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Governor's House Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at The Governor's House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Governor's House Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Governor's House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include 82 Queen, Brown Dog Deli, and Millers All Day.
Is The Governor's House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Charleston.
Are there any historical sites close to The Governor's House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.2 miles), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.4 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.5 miles).