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Praised by one national publication as "a flawless urban hideaway," Governor's House is a magnificent National Historic Landmark reflecting Charleston's civility and grandeur. As Southern Living magazine discovered, "Check into the Governor's House Inn and you may never want to check out." Over 200 years ago, this elegant Inn (circa 1760) was the home of Governor Edward Rutledge, youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. Today, the former Governor's mansion is one of Charleston's most historic and stately bed and breakfast inns, the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. The Inn has been acclaimed as "Charleston's most glamorous and sophisticated inn." (Travel Holiday) Guests at Governor's House enjoy 12' ceilings, nine fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, family antiques, king or queen 4-poster beds, original hardwood floors, whirlpool baths, private porches and available suites. Ideally situated in the heart of the Historic District, the Inn is within walking distance of garden and house tours, the Battery, antique shopping, the Old Market, and fine restaurants.
Elegant master bedroom with 12' ceilings, arched canopy king 4-poster bed, antique Italian chandeliers, fireplace, comfortable sitting area, immense bath with three vanities, whirlpool, marble shower, private porch.
Nightly Rate: $340-$545
This spacious first floor room is named for Captain Wagener, the mansion's wealthy owner during its renovation in 1870. The room has 12’ ceilings, hardwood floors, queen 4-poster bed with canopy, private bath with glass enclosed marble shower and antique pedestal sink.
Nightly Rate: $210-$315
This third floor retreat features original heart pine floors, entry hall, and queen 4-poster bed with canopy, private bath with glass enclosed marble shower and double vanities! Dormer windows overlooking 80-year-old Magnolia.
Nightly Rate: $185-$295
Romantic upstairs Kitchen House hideaway with living room, original fireplace, wetbar, queen 4-poster canopy bed, marble shower and whirlpool, private screened porch.
Nightly Rate: $305-$470
2.8 on March 18, 2014
The Governor's House is a beautiful property, but attention to detail is missing. Although I like historic charm, I do not want to experience dust from the 19th century. Our room had thick dust on the wooden blinds (some of which were broken), on the molding and behind furniture. Some of the wallpaper was peeling or damaged in our bedroom and bathrooms. The internet did not reach the bedrooms and barely was usable on the outdoor porch. The afternoon snack and breakfast food was excellent. We enjoyed chatting with other guests around the large dining table as this was the highlight of our stay. Unfortunately the value for money was poor due to the condition of the rooms, but it can easily be remedied.
4.8 on March 06, 2014
Outstanding facility and accomodations. I will probably be a return guest. I will also gladly recommend this property to my family and friends.
4.8 on January 17, 2014
This was our first trip to Charleston and the staff helped make our experience great. Once we got there they showed us around the house and told us about the history of it. They also gave us some recommendations of things to see and do while there. It was a very welcoming and relaxing experience and we would certainly go back.
5 on December 14, 2013
This place was great. Slept like babies every night. Staff was very accommodating. Complimentary breakfasts were delicious.
3.4 on November 13, 2013
This was our first visit to Charleston and we were pleased to find the Governor's House Inn located within easy walking distance for most venues of interest for us. We also appreciated the generous parking area behind the house as parking space is at a premium in downtown Charleston. The house interior is very nice, clean, and well kept. We stayed in the Wagener Room on the main floor and the room is very nice & the bed is very comfortable. The bathroom is quite small though and the location of the Wagener Room is just off the main dining area which is quite loud in the mornings and is also beneath the main staircase which sees a lot of traffic. I would recommend a room on the second floor due to all the noise around this particular room. The exterior of the house is a little run down & could use some repair work & I would describe the breakfast as average at best.
4.4 on October 21, 2013
The Governor's House Inn is definitely the place to stay in Charleston if you're looking for romance, history, and prime location. My girlfriend and I stayed here in mid-October and it met all of our expectations and beyond. Mid-afternoon tea/wine/cheese on the porch was a great way to relax before getting ready for a night out on the town and the location made it convenient to go in and out as we leisurely perused the sites. Worth the stay.
4.6 on September 11, 2013
Recently stayed at the Governor's House Inn, in Charleston, S. Carolina. The location and accommodations were perfect. Staff was attentive, helpful, and very pleasant. The breakfasts were good, but portions might have been a bit larger. Although we didn't ask for seconds, and maybe we could have! Would return in the future, no qualms.
4.4 on July 19, 2013
My wife and I loved this bed abd breakfast. the staff were great, accomodations fabulous and the personal piazza was very romantic and charming. The food was not as good as we have experienced at other bed and breakfasts but the accommodations made up for that. I highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a charming, relaxed stay in Charleston
4.6 on December 21, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at The Governor's House Inn and during our next stay in Charleston we will return!!!! The service was "top of the line"!
5 on November 23, 2012
We cannont rave enough about the Governor's House. The staff is outstanding in that they are friendly and helpful in every way. We arrived late on Thursday night and wanted to get something light. Robert pointed us to "Fast and French", a block or so east and across the street and it was the perfect end to a hectic day. One of our favorite memories from the trip. Very friendly and informative crowd. The room was everything we had hoped for and although it would have been nice to have had some warmer weather. We had a delightful time and will definitely be back. We still have a lot to see.
Charleston, SC (CHS) 15 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Spoleto Festival, Garden tours, Historic home tours, Plantations, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River
Copier, Piano , Wireless Internet Access, Bikes, Southern Afternoon Tea, Personal Concierge Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Cheese
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports