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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.


#7 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Travelers' Choice
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
Walking tours
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Water park offsite
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Cheryl D wrote a review Jan 11
2 contributions
We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The house is beautiful and the staff we very nice and very professional. The house had a lot of historic value, but still had modern comforts. We were within walking distance to everything in old Charleston. We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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KRM987 wrote a review Mar 2020
Waterford, Michigan6 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
We stayed in the Rutledge Suite. The minute we walked in it was Wow! Twelve foot ceilings and about 600 square feet of historic beauty. We had a private balcony and a very spacious bathroom. The room has a large king bed with a beautiful canopy. The entire house is like walking into a very well kept 1700’s. The Inn is in a great location in the historic district and just off of King St for shopping and eateries. The staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend the place if you enjoy staying somewhere that truly represents the history of the area.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from TravelingGuy1977, Owner at The Governor's House Inn
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for visiting with us at the Governor's House Inn. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Rutledge Suite. It is one of the most premier rooms anyone could stay in while visiting Charleston. It has hosted Presidents. I'm most pleased to read that you appreciated our staff and found them to be very friendly. We work very hard to make every guest visit special. You are correct to note that the home represents the history of the area. As one of Charleston's most historically significant houses our guests are able to stay under the same roof as the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. We're not aware of many other homes offering the same experience. 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
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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Edward R wrote a review Nov 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina56 contributions2 helpful votes
First, the service and accomadations were safe and all appropriate social distancing, hand sanitizer, regular cleaning, and other safety protocols were followed. Some of the services like morning Tea and afternoon cocktail hour were suspended due to Covid. The accommodations arw spectacular. It’s a great little spot near everything and secluded so you feel like you have a lot of privacy and quiet. Q, one of the attendants, was extremely informative and knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and that our stay was a pleasant one. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for couples as well. We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Cindy F wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We decided to stay in a historic inn because of the incredible history of Charleston. We couldn’t have been more pleased. It’s an incredibly beautiful inn with history of 260 years!!! President Washington dined there, president Taft and Roosevelt stayed there as well Gerald Ford. The people who work there make you feel as though it’s their home as well as yours and couldn’t have been kinder. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Karl Novak, Owner at The Governor's House Inn
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Thank you for staying with us here at the Governor's House Inn. We're so glad you loved your time here and recommend the Inn to others. You are correct when you mention the presidential pedigree of guests who have graced our front door. Come back soon. We look forward to your next visit. Karl
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$328 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Bin 152.
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).