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Governor’s House Inn in Charleston, SC

Governor’s House Inn in Charleston, SC

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Company Info:

Rating: 4.85

Address: 117 Broad St, Charleston, SC, 29401

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    Comments (13):

    1. Carrie B.
    Very comfortable our room was spacious large bath with shower and whirl pool tub Good morning breakfast, beautiful house and gardens location is perfect close to everything and quiet. Free parking too!

    30/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Matt G.
    Wonderful stay. Came in mid-week for a short break in Charleston & enjoyed every minute @ the Governor's House. Wonderful, friendly, attentive staff. Great breakfasts. Superb location. Couldn't ask for anything more. Toyota.

    05/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Lynn W.
    We have had a lovely 3 night stay at this extrodinary Inn.  The location is central to everything.  We have walked everywhere and have not needed to use the car.  The fountain and gardens create a wonderful ambience and there is ample parking which is very unusual for a B&B in town.  Our room is elegant and well appointed.  We have a granite wet bar, refrigerator, giant four poster bed, couch, chair, coffee table and 2 bureaus.  The tile bathroom has a walk in shower on one side and a large jacuzzi tub on the other.  We have a private patio with ample and comfortable furniture.  And our chocolate lab is a welcomed guest.  Breakfast is served in the main dining room of this historic house.  One of the original owners, Edward Rutledge, was the youngest person to sign the declaration of independence.  We had breakfast on the 1st floor porch overlooking the gardens.  The first morning breakfast was a quiche with applewood bacon and scallions served with a fruit cup and homemade coffee cake.  Today we had bananas foster french toast with grilled sausages.  Absolutely delicious and excellent service.  
    I highly recommend staying here.  We will definately be back.

    01/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Hula B.
    everything was perfect!
    great service, delicious breakfast, wonderful accomodations.  spacious tub.  not a single negative.  we had such a great time!

    29/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Christina F.
    How can I be the first to review this gem? We arrived, had a nice easy check-in, and were given a brief history (house belonged to SC governer/Declaration of Independance signer Rutledge) and tour of the public areas for our use, and told of the reception and meal times.

    We were than led to our room, The Christopher Suite, which is accross the garden, in what was the old Kitchen house. The suite takes up the entire first floor of the house, has the original 1760 fireplace, and a huge sun porch. It is decorated in a lush and serene color scheme, and has a large whirlpool bath. In the afternoon, there is tea, wine, cakes, and cheese and crackers, throughout the day there is Sherry, and breakfast is 8-9am in the dining room, or may be delivered to you.

    The location is EXCELLENT, you can walk to the market downtown, and all the restaurants/shops/harbor,trolley tours etc. There is also free parking and wi-fi. The staff is very sweet and engaging.

    I cannot praise this inn enough, I will definitely return, and I highly reccomend it.

    09/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Diana B.
    This place is gorgeous, the staff accomodating and well read, and the breakfast delish!!  
    WE stayed in the Barbados room, although on the lower level, it did not matter, for it was a great room, with a semi private sitting area on the outside.  There was a whirpool tub, which was lovely, and the bed and pillows comfy!!
    LOVE IT!

    24/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Phillip L.
    Stayed here in Aug 2011 for a weekend getaway with my wife, and loved it so much that we came back again in July 2012.  This B&B was the deciding factor in coming back to Charleston for a second year in a row -- the service is so attentive and pleasant, the breakfasts are gourmet, the rooms are spacious and comfortable.  The staff went the extra mile to make sure that we had everything we needed: we wanted to spend a day at the Isle of Palms beach, and they had beach towels, beach chairs, and a cooler on-hand and ready for use.

    The location is great, walking distance from the rainbow houses, battery park, the market, the "old exchange", and other attractions near Broad street.  The CARTA trolley has a stop a few blocks away, to get to other places a little further away like the ferry that goes to Ft. Sumter.

    They have a good selection of dinner menus on hand, and are eager to help in choosing just the right restaurants during your stay.

    It will be a pleasure to keep coming back to Governor's House Inn again and again, when we find time to visit Charleston in future years.

    15/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Kevin B.
    I loved the old historic home and all its charm. The staff was very friendly and I loved the inn cat "New".  New even joined us in our room once. The location is perfect and I loved the parking. Parking is critical in the area.

    The only thing keeping it from 5 stars was the limited breakfast window and that our room was very small. Granted my wife booked the room and she probably could of chosen a larger one but Expedia didn't give her options so we were left pretty cramped.

    Overall I loved this place and would stay again.

    19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Chris L.
    Courteous staff, easy parking (which isn't always easy in charleston), fresh baked food and nice, spacious rooms

    11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Chris B.
    We spent one night in the 'Barbados' room recently and enjoyed our visit. The staff were all very friendly and helpful (thanks Hollis, "Jay" and Jacob). The building is beautiful and the extra amenities were thoughtful. The only negative: my wife thought the room smelled a bit too much of air freshener. I liked that the inn is well located but sort of on the fringe of the 'action' which, during the busiest times of year, probably makes for quieter lodging.

    01/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Emma P.
    We stayed in the "St. Michael's" room which is located on the top floor. The entire house (including our room) was incredibly charming and beautiful. Extremely well preserved and you truly felt "at home". From our room we had a view of the St. Michael's church steeple that was simply stunning, especially at night. This B&B is ideally located, right on Broad street where anything in the downtown area can be walked to, we didn't even rent a car. As for the staff, they were wonderful!!! They were extremely accommodating and always helping with planning our daily activities in any way they could - whether it was suggestions on restaurants, tours, sites or actually making reservations for us or scheduling a cab ride. Each morning the breakfast was absolutely delicious! I appreciated that they also offered alternatives if you preferred something other than the scheduled breakfast. At 4pm, there is an "afternoon tea" which includes wine, tea, coffee, and a number of sweet and savory snacks to enjoy - once again, delicious. The entire presentation for breakfast and tea was just wonderful - it all felt very "of the time" with the antique serve-ware and dishes. My husband and I just absolutely loved this place and would most definitely go back. It made our trip!!

    13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Ashley R.
    When we pulled up to the Governor's House Inn I couldn't believe this was where I was going to be staying. The house and surrounding area is absolutely beautiful. The guy that greeted us upon our arrival was so nice, offered us a drink and gave us a tour around the house as well as little history lesson. He was quick to offer up things to do, places to eat, etc. Everyone we met that worked at the Governor's House was so friendly and accommodating. Our room was quaint and cozy and was off of a little shaded patio that offered a nice place to chill out with a drink. Breakfast at the Governor's House was incredible. Creme Brulee french toast! I can't wait until my next visit to Charleston. The Governor's House Inn will be my first pick of places to stay. Thanks for everything!

    03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Jaymie M.
    Fantastic!! Everything you expect from a top notch B&B.

    We booked the Governor's House Inn for New Year's Day to spend a couple nights in Charleston. Parking is included and easily accessible in a cute roundabout/garden, a great feature. Staff was cordial and started us off with a brief tour of the grounds and the history of the house (Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and SC Governor, was a former owner and resident) before handing over our keys and leading us up to our room.

    After getting our things settled in, we were treated to light hors d'oeuvres and wine. The building is very well kept with graceful, mostly Victorian era, furnishings. The innkeeper pointed us to the decanter of sherry if we wanted a nightcap later in the evening. Of course, passing up an offer like that would be crazy! I still need to ask what brand that was...

    Breakfast both mornings of our stay was delicious and homemade served with a side of juice and fruit. A few alternate options were offered for special dietary requirements.

    Our room was well-appointed with a gorgeous canopy bed and very high ceilings. The triple hung windows reminded me of visits to Jefferson's Monticello...except they actually let you open these!

    The staff are happy to help with any questions you might have about the best tours, sites, restaurants or bars to visit. Take time out to relax on the veranda outside and have a cup of tea, too. The surrounding boughs of trees, nearby church bells and occasional clip-clop of passing carriages have the ability to take you back to a different period.

    My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

    14/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0