Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast When You Visit Charleston?

Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast When You Visit Charleston?

bed and breakfast charleston scAre you looking for a place to stay in Charleston?  If so, we highly recommend you consider a bed and breakfast.  You may be asking yourself what makes staying at bed and breakfast like the Governor’s House Inn unique?  In short, it’s our ability to make you feel utterly at home in one the world’s most sought after destinations.  Our inn is a National Historic Landmark, and the home was once owned by the youngest signer of the Declaration of Indpendence.  That is unique in and of itself.  However, our warm and welcoming staff, our luxurious accommodations, and our attention to detail enable us to create a homey experience that leaves our guests with enduring memories of one of America’s oldest cities.  We take great pride in the memories made at our inn.  Whether it’s a walk to the battery or a stroll down King Street, we welcome you to stay with us for a while and live here vicariously for years to come…

The Governor’s House Inn | A Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Charleston

Beyond our ability to offer a true homely experience to our guests, our beautiful accommodations and luxurious amenities, making staying at the Governor’s House Inn hard to beat.  Here is what you can look forward to when you stay with us in Charleston:

Bed and Breakfast Accommodations at the Governor’s House Inn

Savor the Romantic Grandeur…

Among Historic Charleston inns, only Governor’s House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-Revolution National Landmark combined with legendary Charleston hospitality. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms and expansive Southern verandah porches, the Governor’s House summons images of refined civility and mint juleps on a sultry afternoon.

Honored guests are inspired to slow their pace and rediscover a genteel lifestyle. It’s easy to see why the former Governor’s mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by one national travel magazine. Located just a short walk from Historic Charleston’s legendary Battery, Old Market, and Spoleto venues, Governor’s House Inn reflects the classic style and allure of the South’s most mannered and picturesque city. The Governor’s House Inn, a Charleston bed and breakfast, is honored to be the most historic hotel in Charleston South Carolina. 

“Governor’s House “captures my heart. I just might move in permanently.” — Southern Living Favorites – Best of the South 

“The perfect destination for a romantic getaway…a flawless urban hideaway.” — Southern Living

Staying at the Governor’s House Inn is truly a grand experience.  We have 11 luxury room accommodations available at a range of rates.  Please view our Accommodations page for more information regarding our available rooms and rates!

Bed and Breakfast Amenities at the Governor’s House Inn

charleston bed and breakfastAt Governor’s House Inn, a luxury Charleston bed and breakfast, your ordinary cares will be forgotten, and daily life will become effortless. We can handle all your arrangements for dining, tours and entertainment. As our guest, you can expect to experience many gracious amenities, including: 

Gourmet Breakfast

Each morning, as the sun rises and the aroma of fresh coffee is drifting about, the staff is preparing a traditional southern breakfast. The menu changes daily and includes a special item like homemade quiche, sausage cheese bake or banana French toast strata with Amaretto sauce. Fresh fruit, warm breads, Charleston teas, coffee and juices complete the meal. Guests choose to be served in our elegant dining room, on the verandah or in your guest room.

Lowcountry Afternoon Tea

Tea in the afternoon is a southern tradition that refreshes the soul and indulges the senses. House made savories and sweets are baked each day from recipes featured in Charleston’s best cookbooks. Favorites include Charleston chocolate cake, chess bars, homemade toffee, and Sullivan’s Island cheese spread.

Early Evening Wine and Cheese

Each evening guests enjoy a glass of wine paired with some of Charleston’s finest cheeses. Enjoy these treats on the Veranda, by the fireplace, or in your guest room. 

Evening Sherry in the Parlor

Share a private moment, finish your novel or make new acquaintances after dinner. It is the perfect ending to a perfect evening. Welcome home.

Genuine Southern Hospitality

Governor’s House is proud to uphold the longest tradition of luxury inn keeping in Charleston. Our knowledgeable staff has years of local experience to help guests enjoy Charleston’s romantic history, plan outings and book the best tables at the best restaurants.

Other Amenities Include

  • Telephone
  • Cable TV
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Complimentary On-Site Parking
  • Elegant Robes for Your Comfort
When you do plan your visit to Charleston, you may be interested in a few resources to help you plan out your stay.  Here is a quick roundup of items you may want to keep in mind:  
Images: Ron Cogswell
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