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    The Inn is beautiful, true to the period, and comfortable!

    We felt as if we were at home during our stay. The Inn is beautiful, immaculate, and very comfortable, and the staff makes sure it stays that way. Our suite was very comfortable and cozy. We enjoyed cocktail hour where we met and chatted with other guests, and spending a bit of time relaxing on the beautiful veranda. The property is well-kept and made accessible to guests. We can’t wait to go back. Oh, and let me say that the breakfast voucher system allows you much more of a meal than you would otherwise have at any B&B. The walk to the restaurant options was minimal and made us get up an out at a reasonable time of day. For an inn to attempt to serve a breakfast to guests who have their own agendas, it must be nearly impossible. We loved the voucher program. And, for the one day we didn’t have a breakfast, it was a savings to the Inn (they would have prepared a meal we wouldn’t have eaten). This program is smart in our opinion. We loved Millers All Day…excellent meals. Of course, there are no bad meals in Charleston. We highly recommend this Inn with its beautiful decor and rich history!! – Scot1234

    We would stay here again!

    My husband and I were a bit nervous about staying here based on some prior reviews about the breakfast voucher program but this ended up being one of the benefits of staying here. The vouchers were enough to cover the cost of our breakfast and there were 4 options of places (3 being extremely close by) that offered a variety of delicious breakfast options and was a way for us to enjoy the Charleston cuisine. We weren’t tied to a short window of breakfast time that you often run into staying at other B&B’s. We were able to take our time in the morning and eat on our schedule. The Inn itself was stunning and in a fantastic location where everything was in walking distance. The staff was very helpful on making suggestions during our stay and the daily happy hour was just perfect. We are already talking about which room we will stay in next time we visit. Our room was the Wagner room which was beautiful but the shower was rather small. Totally functional with plenty of hot water but not one that you take an extended shower in. – Kate1017

    Excellent place in Charleston’s Historic District

    We stayed here six nights and were not disappointed in our decision. A couple of nights (winter season) we were the only guests in the house which made it really feel like home. The staff is very attentive. They issue vouchers for breakfast that are good at four local restaurants. We liked this arrangement very much because we didn’t have to be up and downstairs at a particular time to have breakfast. It was quiet at night. Very close to many fine restaurants and shopping on King Street. We would definitely consider this property again if returning to Charleston. I cannot say enough good things about the nice women on the staff who keep the placing clean and running day after day. – SouthMauijim

    Genuine luxury in an Historic Inn

    “We’ve spent many enjoyable days and nights in Charleston since misspending our youth there years ago, but we’d never stayed at the Governor’s House for some reason. Our recent visit there will most certainly not be our last! The house is truly historic (C. 1700s) and is located on Broad Street near the famous Four Corners of Law and walking distance (like most places in Charleston) from The Battery and other historic settings. The evening wine and cheese and the lovely breakfast were icing on the cake. Our room on the second floor had access (via floor to ceiling windows!) to a lovely piazza (that’s Charleston for “veranda”) and a beautiful king-sized four poster rice bed. All in all, a wonderful experience that we’d recommend to first-time visitors or returnees like us. ” – LaurinBaker

    Home from home

    “We spent a few nights at The Governor’s House Inn, on our trip to check out the local art galleries and antique stores. From the minute we arrived, it felt as if the other guests were extended family. The afternoon wine hour provided the perfect opportunity to share stories about our explorations of Charleston. At breakfast, we relaxed over delicious food and coffee while we got to know our housemates. Our rooms were lovely and well appointed. I’d love to come back when the weather affords us the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful verandas on the house. ” – Elaineaus Cary

    Food & Wine Festival Success!!!!

    “My Girlfriend and I enjoyed a fantastic weekend at The Governors house Inn for the food and wine festival. The location is amazing, we walked everywhere all weekend. Shopping is right around the corner on King St. Restaurants are everywhere, try 167 Raw and Halls. Rooms are very comfortable and the history of the home adds another level of enjoyment. We drank wine and sherry in the same rooms as George Washington did, which was very cool. The staff was very accommodating and the breakfast was fantastic! When you come to Charleston you need to stay here!” – Lee P

    Anniversary visit to Charleston

    “We stayed in the Independence Room which was well appointed. The breakfasts were very good and we particularly enjoyed the snack hour with wine and cheese and various other finger food. The house itself is a lesson in history and was very well kept. Innkeepers were quite cordial and accommodating. You could mingle with the other guests or find one of the rooms to have some time to yourself. My favorite was rocking on the porch and taking in the wonderful breezes and architecture all around.” – 1360 Atlanta

    Wonderful B & B!

    “My husband and I decided to make a trip to Charleston for our anniversary as it fell on a Saturday this year. I wanted something downtown in the historical district and The Governor’s House Inn seem to be exactly what I was looking for. I was not disappointed! Beautiful home in a great location! Bryan is such a compliment to this Inn. He made my husband and I feel very welcome. The breakfast both days we were there were superb! Also we were upgraded to a suite as construction was taking place near the room I had booked due to a recent winter storm. Will definitely for another visit!” – CarolLinaGirl2013

    Wonderful service, Beautiful Home…

    “My husband and I just returned home from a three day trip to Charleston and stayed in the Laurens room at The Governor’s House Inn. My sister and brother in law were with us and had a separate room/suite. We were impressed by how welcome the staff made us feel. Bryan and others were very kind and the breakfasts were delicious (not to mention the 5:00 social time where they served us homemade deviled eggs and other treats). The room was beautiful; as was the entire house and we enjoyed visiting with other guests who stayed there. We would definitely stay there again.” – 498djohnson

    Excellent accomodations

    “Great place to stay. The staff is wonderful and Brian helped us with dinner reservations a month in advance. He confirmed with us as the time drew closer. Great customer service.  We had the room with the king size bed downstairs and it was so roomy and comfy, especially since it was freezing outside. The location of the Governors House is truly THE best. We didn’t need to use our car the three days we were there as EVERYTHING is within walking distance and completely safe walking through the area, even at midnight. ” – Spunky14

    All needs/desires met and more

    “We were in Charleston for a wedding weekend. We wanted a pretty, romantic, historical inn or B & B centrally located in Charleston’s historical section. The Governor’s House Inn was that and more. It felt like we were guests of the people who built that beautiful mansion. There were large, well-appointed public rooms where you could meet other guests or meet your local friends. The homemade breakfasts were delicious and a great way to start the day and meet other guests. The late afternoon wine and appetizers were also delicious and a wonderful respite before going out for the evening. (I had to ask for the recipes, they were that good!) Our room on the second floor landing was gorgeous. I only wish the weather had been warm enough to use our room’s second story porch. Bryan, the manager and concierge was warm, hospitable, informative, and attentive. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful place.” – Melanie H

    Xmas vacation

    “Absolutely wonderful for a getaway. This Inn met all my dreams. Our room was beautiful (Jefferson Suite-Kitchen House), the staff was helpful & accommodating from our late check in to me making a mess in the bathroom when the shower water went everywhere. Breakfasts were “delicioso”. The location is perfect, you can walk everywhere in historic Charleston. I would recommend this inn to everyone who wants a relaxing weekend.” – Lisa S

    Wedding Weekend

    “We booked the GHI for my wedding weekend, and I can honestly say, besides marrying my husband, it has been one of the greatest choices of my life. We were planning an intimate, beautiful and traditional ceremony, and the GHI accommodated us and helped bring our dreams to life. Let me start with the manager, Bryan. He is friendly, welcoming and committed to excellence. He helped us through every aspect of our stay, answered all my crazy questions and helped us put on the wedding and wedding weekend I had envisioned. My immediate family and some of our friends booked out all of the rooms in the Inn for the weekend and basically got to play house; using the Inn like our own private mansion in downtown Charleston. It is so perfectly located; walking distance to pretty much everything you want to see, do and eat! The housekeeping team was friendly, speedy and accommodating; working to make sure our rooms were serviced and that nothing interfered with our plans. It is this kind of quality customer service in all guest interactions that make the GHI stand apart from the rest. Benjamin and Kyle were helpful, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. The breakfasts and afternoon cocktail hours really helped fuel our crew! The creative southern fare and happy willingness to provide some hot biscuits or toast was so simple, yet so appreciated. As for the ceremony, 36 of our closest family and friends watched us get married in the GHI’s small backyard courtyard. Benjamin cut the grass, trimmed the bushes and cleaned up that morning so that everything would look pristine that afternoon. Bryan and Kyle helped set up our cocktail hour spread for our guests… The way the team worked with our schedule, vice dictating, was another piece of working with the GHI as an Inn and wedding venue that is so different, refreshing and stress reducing. I could go on for pages about this place, but let me just say that you will not be disappointed staying here as an individual guest or as a wedding party. We will absolutely be back in the future (hello, 1 year anniversary) and hope to find an excuse to gather our family and friends near again to play house in downtown Charleston.” – Caroline M

    Incredible stay

    “My Wife and I have been trying for 2 Years to get to Charleston and knew we wanted to stay at The Governor’s Inn. Just the history and the location sold us on this Inn. We were not disappointed. My wife and I both work for Disney and get to travel all over the world. Because we work for Disney, we expect a lot from the places we stay and I can tell you this was an amazing stay. From the Inn to the location to the staff 5 star. we got to stay in 2 different rooms both beautiful with lots of room. If you’re looking for a great stay in the heart of the beauty and history of Charleston the Governor’s Inn is worth every penny. We will be back :-)”

    Incredible stay

    “6 months ago, we planned a wedding weekend in Charleston for late June 2020, renting out most of the GHI for our wedding party. We stayed in touch with Kimberlee, and decided to go through with our weekend. They knew what we were planning, and so they opened up after COVID for us, even though our party had dwindled and we were now only renting 3 rooms, and allowed all of us to check in early. They took great pains to keep the place clean, and went out of their way to make our weekend amazing. Kimberlee and the staff are super friendly and helpful, and the place is beautiful. We had an incredible experience here, and will definitely be back for another romantic weekend in Charleston.”

    Great place to stay

    “My husband and I recently stayed at the Governors House Inn for my 60th birthday. I was a little uneasy due to Covid-19 issues. Not a problem here! Everyone wore masks and we had the option of not having our room serviced each day. They upgraded our room because it was my birthday and we got a room with our own private porch and a free bottle of wine. We really enjoyed sitting out each night on the porch. Everyone at the Inn was super nice and were happy to get us anything we needed. I highly recommend this place to stay in Charleston and we hope to come again soon in the future.”

    Fourth time and can’t wait for the Fifth!

    “This was our fourth trip to The Governor’s House Inn. This time we rented out the Kitchen House. My wife and I were downstairs and our friends had the upstairs. We loved it! Gave us a little more of a secluded feeling versus staying inside the house. As always everything was great. No complaints at all. Can’t wait until our next stay!

    Each morning we would walk down to Miller’s and pick up breakfast while our wives were getting ready. Then we all had breakfast downstairs. Worked great and the food was very good and pretty quick.

    Makes me want to go back just writing this. See yall next year!”


    “So, my wife and I live in Mount Pleasant and were trying to come up with ideas for a couple of nights alone and we came across this Gem!! I’m telling you from the time we arrived everything was amazing. The feel when you walk in is breathtaking and everything inside is beautiful from the dining room to the bedroom! Also, the breakfast option they have is amazing. If I could give this place 8 stars I would. If you are in the Charleston area and want to stay in class and stay at an amazing location like the Governor House Inn it is well worth it!! Thank you for a much-needed couple of days alone with the wife!!!”

    Great place!

    “We stayed in the Rutledge Suite. The minute we walked in it was Wow! Twelve-foot ceilings and about 600 square feet of historic beauty. We had a private balcony and a very spacious bathroom. The room has a large king bed with a beautiful canopy. The entire house is like walking into a very well-kept 1700’s. The Inn is in a great location in the historic district and just off of King St for shopping and eateries. The staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend the place if you enjoy staying somewhere that truly represents the history of the area.”

  • 117 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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


    2020 Charleston Area Visitors Guide