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Freehold, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late on a Wednesday, March 8th, after long drive and met cheerfully. The B&B was described to us as we were shown to our room (Laurens). The room had a king bed and was very spacious with access to the second story porch. The triple windows operation was explained so we could exit to the porch. Though the inn...

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, glad we were part of a good first visit to "the holy city". We try very hard to meet or exceed our guests expectations. Had I know you were an early riser I would have arranged to have a coffee maker in your room. We do try to have coffee and tea out by...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 2030hrs just in time to catch the front desk clerk, check in was simple and uncomplicated. Shown to our room on the 3rd floor in this majestic old home. Found it strange there was no coffee making facilities in the room or downstairs after our long drive, but oh well. Bed was comfortable enough. Breakfast next morning...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully decorated for the historic period, but with a modern bathroom, which was great. Within walking distance to a large amount of the sites you'd want to see. Breakfast was fantastic. Terrance, the chef is so friendly, knowledgable, and fun, he made us feel right at home. After a day of sightseeing, you can come home to wine & cheese...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just had our 2nd trip to The Governor's House Inn in Charleston, SC. We were extremely impressed on both stays. The staff are outstanding - helpful, kind and courteous, and responsive to all our needs. They prepared delicious breakfasts each morning and had wonderful wine and hors d'oeuvres every afternoon. we were able to enjoy our...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Governor's Inn was incredibly charming, well maintained and the food (prepared by the proprietor- Terrence?) was fantastic. Our room was really magnificent, with a giant bathroom and balcony. We would definitely go back

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Rochester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My wife & I have been here twice - loved it both times. GREAT food, service, accommodations, very private. I can't wit to return. Within walking distance to everything. We especially liked sitting out on the veranda in the evening!

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We find we have many guests who return to stay with us! Glad to see you are among them. Hope to see you soon. Bryan

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The warm welcome is matched by the warm fall air as we strolled around the most historic and beautiful parts of old Charleston, all just steps from our room at this lovely place. The history is fascinating and the home is well preserved. It is not new - if you are looking for floors that don't creak and fixtures that...

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words of praise. It's not often one can stay in the home of one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence. Glad you liked our uniqueness. Hope you will return soon. Bryan

Springboro, Ohio
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Governor's House Inn is a terrific B&B. We learned of it through friends who had stayed there previously and highly recommended it. They were "spot-on." I made reservations and we were immediately welcomed on-line. I later realized that we would arrive in the early evening after a long drive and asked that the Inn find us a "casual, walking...

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do try to exceed all our guests expectations, glad to hear we did so for you. Please plan a return visit in the near future. Bryan

Murrysville, PA
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I spent an absolute incredible weekend in the Governor's House's Christopher Suite in the old kitchen building. We had the ability to engage with the other guests for breakfast and afternoon sweets yet have the intimacy of our private porch. The breakfasts had every guest begging for recipes (which WERE shared!) We can't wait to return soon.

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Bryan S, General Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for spending your second honeymoon with us. Hope we can be your go to place for future celebrations! Glad the breakfasts were a hit. Bryan

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I frequent bed and breakfasts to celebrate our anniversary. Unfortunately, they are not all equal. The Governor's House Inn is absolutely wonderful. The food is excellent. The staff strives to please. Parking right down on inn property only enhances what makes this a wonderful experience. All of the outstanding restaurants are within walking distance, and the surroundings...

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ManagerGHI, Assistant Manager at The Governor's House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and glad your stay was enjoyable! We are the only "South of Broad" inn to offer free off street parking. Hope to see you again soon. Bryan

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governor's House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive veranda porches, it is no wonder that the former Governor's mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by Travel Holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Governor's House Inn

Address: 117 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2435
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: ₹ 13,887 - ₹ 34,259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Governor's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Governor`s House Hotel Charleston
Governors Inn Charleston
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“we recommend the Barbados room.”
 of 5 bubbles cbmoretz, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor rooms have a few stairs to climb, but come with views of nearby historic church steeples”
 of 5 bubbles JTravelBuddy, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the back kitchen are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles rtyke, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Barbados room was in the back of the house on the ground floor. It was quiet and had a private entrance and a large bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles W4791MNheatherb, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The larger rooms are spacious and seemed to be cleaned better than the small rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JLG_8, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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