4.5
Very Good 556 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

Location

Located in Charleston (Downtown Charleston), The Governor’s House Inn is minutes from The Governor’s House Inn and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Charleston County Courthouse and Washington Square.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 11 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, and housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Meet other guests and eat at a complimentary reception. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Governor’s House Inn
117 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 556 Reviews
Great Charleston get away place!
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband surprised me with a trip to Charleston for a pre Valentine's Day get away. We had never been before and he booked our room at Governors House. What a delightful stay! The inn is lovely and extremely well situated for waking to any of the uptown restaurants and the downtown historic district. The staff was very accommodating. We had a glitch with the tv and WiFi not working in our original room, and to our surprise, the staff not only arranged for us to move to another room, they took care of moving everything, right down to putting things in the exact drawers they were in previously - and all while we were out enjoying ourselves! The food was excellent and they even accommodated some special alternative requests. While we were there we met several couples who were back for return stays, one for the seventh time! I can see why, as we will definitely stay here again when we come back!

The Best Place to stay in Charleston!
Reviewed 1 month ago

This B&B is AMAZING!! We have stayed twice now and will again in a few months! The staff is wonderful, they are so hospitable! The rooms are great, our favorite so far is the Orange Grove Room, it's very romantic! They serve an amazing breakfast and even bring it to your room if you don't want to get out of your pj's! We don't plan on ever staying anywhere else in Charleston!

Bill & Pat's 50th anniversary
Reviewed 1 month ago

The Governor's House Inn exceeded all our expectations!
Kimberlee, the director of the Inn was very attentive, down to every last detail to insure our stay at the Inn was perfect and it was.
The service the staff, especially Na'Quala Felder and Jose Rojas provided was flawless.!
Room decors were outstanding, as was the formal dinning room and parlor.
The formal breakfast served was amazing.
We can't say enough to complement our experience. We will be back.

Wonderful surprise
Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband surprised me with a trip to Charleston- he never plans our travels, and I had no idea what to expect. This B&B had the most lovely staff! Our room was spacious with a large porch with sitting area. Breakfast was delish- and varied daily. Wine and nibbles in the late afternoon were appreciated after a long day of touring. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Nice, But Over-Priced
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is a 258-year-old house. It is beautiful, but inconveniences do exist. As with most historic homes, you have to climb a flight of stairs to enter the house. There is no elevator. Once inside, you have to navigate a long, winding staircase to the second floor which is difficult to do, especially if you are carrying something. There is a very narrow and steep back staircase not suitable for carrying luggage. There was a young man on duty who helped us carry in our luggage. There was no one available to help take our luggage out -- just the cleaning staff and kitchen staff. This was probably the cleanest place we have ever stayed. It was immaculate. The staff were very friendly and polite.

Our king-sized bed in the Rutledge Suite was uncomfortable and extremely hard. The mattress was 36 to 40 inches above the floor. The necessary two-step stool is difficult for older people to use.

The bathroom for this two-person room inexplicably had three sinks, but the shower was tiny and difficult for a large/tall person to use. Eliminating one sink and expanding the shower would be a good upgrade.

The breakfast was good, but you had no choice. The afternoon wine and cheese hour (4:30 to 5:30) was different. Deviled eggs, pimento olives, cheese, crackers and wine filled out the offering. The unidentifiable wines were in carafes and very ordinary.

The Inn provided no refreshments other than breakfast and the wine hour. There was no coffee or tea available after breakfast, nor were there soft drinks or water throughout the day and evening.

Parking is difficult in Charleston. The Inn has its own private parking in the rear -- a huge convenience. If you want to stay in a historic inn, this is a good place to go if you don't mind 4 or 5 star pricing for a 3 star accommodation.