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  • Looking for the Best Base for Your Charleston Vacation? It’s Award-Winning Governor’s House Inn!

    Taking a trip together can strengthen family bonds, and research shows that it can increase optimism in children and parents alike–and a positive outlook is something we all need in these crazy times! Vacations are an ideal gift for parents who don’t want their kids to become addicted by the latest technology or fashion trends. “Family holidays are valued by children, both in the moment and for long afterward in their memories,” reports psychologist and best-selling author Oliver James. “It’s all about moments of time in which their interests are genuinely taken into account.”

    Many parents are finding that vacations and shared experiences are much more cherished than any new electronic toy or gadget they could give. One forty-something man recently recalled with fondness his favorite vacation with his mother for his sixth grade graduation present. “I got to pick my favorite activities, and even the restaurants!” he remembered.

    When searching for a place to stay in Charleston, one factor you should consider is if the accommodations are noted for outstanding service. The Governor’s House Inn has received numerous awards throughout our long and storied history. These include a Recognition of Excellence by HotelsCombined.com, GoHotel.com’s Outstanding Service Award and the prestigious Travelers Choice Award by TripAdvisor.

    Hotels Combined Recognition of Excellence Award

    The Governor’s House Inn has received the highest award from www.HotelsCombined.com, its Recognition of Excellence. This award is a recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of customer satisfaction worldwide. It is based on a strict set of criteria to measure the overall quality of the accommodations.

    Outstanding Service Award from Gohotels.com

    Each year, Gohotels.com bestows its outstanding service award to establishments that have consistently rated “Excellent” in all the following areas: cleanliness, facilities, location, rooms, and service. The Governor’s Inn is proud to have received this honor over the years. This is especially relevant these days, when cleanliness is so important. Not all safety precautions are bad–each guest now receives their very own bottle of wine upon arrival, instead of the daily wine reception. And as a long-standing tradition at historic mansions in the South, sherry is available any time of day, you just have to ask! You can be assured of the highest levels of cleanliness and safety during your entire stay.

    TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

    The Governor’s House Inn is a recipient of TripAdvisor’s prestigious Travelers’ Choice Award. TripAdvisor is an excellent resource for all things travel. Based on millions of opinions and reviews from travelers who travel all over the world, this award recognizes the very best tourism establishments—including historic inns–in terms of service, customer satisfaction, quality, and more.

    TripAdvisor presents its prestigious annual Travelers’ Choice Award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top ten percent of properties on TripAdvisor. With over six hundred positive verified guest reviews on TripAdvisor, The Governor’s House Inn has a huge following of dedicated fans.

    Receiving this award is a true honor. For the Traveler’s Choice Award, winners are determined based on thousands (and sometimes millions) of opinions and reviews posted over the past year from people who’ve traveled all around the world. The awards consider both the quantity and quality of guest reviews particular to each award category. Award winners must provide remarkable quality and service experiences for their guests.

    Create Memories at the Award-Winning Governor’s House Inn

    No matter how many awards are bestowed upon it, you must personally experience a stay at The Governor’s House Inn to truly appreciate its beauty and place in history. It’s the perfect place for any type of getaway or event – from a fun overnight stay to a memorable wedding venue. Once you walk into the foyer of our historic mansion and see the majestic curved wooden staircase for yourself, then explore Charleston’s many attractions, fine dining, and waterfront activities, only then will you understand what keeps our dedicated guests coming back to this beloved mansion year after year.

    Let’s see how travelers can enjoy Charleston, and the unique vacation opportunities The Governor’s House Inn provides:

    • The Governor’s House Inn is the perfect historic venue for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic getaways. Our award-winning service ensures that everyone, from the happy couple to each of their guests, is treated to a wonderful stay in our Charleston mansion.
    • Family vacations can be a challenge to plan. One way to capture children’s interests in vacation planning is to explore some websites together. The Governor’s House Inn has photos and videos showing its rooms and common areas. Many guests to the beloved historic mansion have fond memories of their kids running up and down the beautiful curved staircase. One of those children even grew up to plan her dream wedding, with her grand entrance on that very same staircase!
    • What about finding the right vacation for family members of different ages? For example, if you have a teenage “princess” and a rambunctious grade-schooler, the answer is in the planning. Sitting down with them and letting them each choose their top three activities will give you insight into what makes a fun vacation for them. You can even alternate days when each child gets to enjoy their personal choices. And it might even be surprising that a trip to the South Carolina Aquarium, chosen by your youngest, also ends up being a favorite with the princess.

    As you can see there’s so much to do in Charleston, and the best place from which to launch your adventures is the award-winning Governor’s House Inn!

    Now is the perfect time to reconnect at The Governor’s House Inn in Charleston. Book your getaway today!

  • 117 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401

    Toll Free: (800) 720-9812
    Local: (843) 720-2070


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