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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 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
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
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
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Alan L wrote a review Jul 7
2 contributions
My Wife and I have been trying for 2 Years to get to Charleston and knew we wanted to stay at The Governor's Inn. Just the history and the location sold us on this Inn. We were not disappointed. My wife and I both work for Disney and get to travel all over the world. Because we work for Disney we expect a lot from the places we stay and I can tell you this was an amazing stay. From the Inn to the location to the staff 5 star. we got to stay in 2 different rooms both beautiful with lots of room. If your looking for a great stay in the heart of the beauty and history of Charleston the Governor's Inn is worth every penny. We will be back :-)
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Date of stay: June 2020
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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Kurt D wrote a review Jun 2020
Miami Beach, Florida2 contributions
6 months ago we planned a wedding weekend in Charleston for late June 2020, renting out most of the GHI for our wedding party. We stayed in touch with Kimberlee, and decided to go through with our weekend. They knew what we were planning, and so they opened up after COVID for us, even though our party had dwindled and we were now only renting 3 rooms, and allowed all of us to check in early. They took great pains to keep the place clean, and went out of their way to make our weekend amazing. Kimberlee and the staff are super friendly and helpful, and the place is beautiful. We had an incredible experience here, and will definitely be back for another romantic weekend in Charleston.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed in the Rutledge and Middleton suites in the main house, and the Washington suite in the...
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Kim S wrote a review Jun 2020
Indian Trail, North Carolina1 contribution
My husband and I recently stayed at the Governors House Inn for my 60th birthday. I was a little uneasy due to Covid 19 issues. Not a problem here! Everyone wore masks and we had the option of not having our room serviced each day. They upgraded our room because it was my birthday and we got a room with our own private porch and a free bottle of wine. We really enjoyed sitting out each night on the porch. Everyone at the Inn was super nice and were happy to get us anything we needed. I highly recommend this place to stay in Charleston and we hope to come again soon in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Brad U wrote a review Jun 2020
Lincolnton, North Carolina76 contributions12 helpful votes
This was our fourth trip to The Governor's House Inn. This time we rented out the Kitchen House. My wife and I were downstairs and our friends had the upstairs. We loved it! Gave us a little more of a secluded feeling versus staying inside the house. As always everything was great. No complaints at all. Cant wait until our next stay! Each morning we would walk down to Miller's and pick up breakfast while our wives were getting ready. Then we all had breakfast downstairs. Worked great and the food was very good and pretty quick. Makes me want to go back just writing this. See yall next year!
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Date of stay: March 2020
$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 Unitarian Church in Charleston (0.2 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 view of a nearby landmark, and a seating area.
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).