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The Governor's House Inn

117 Broad Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)
44 Reviews
$185 - $545
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Rutledge Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $340 - $545

Middleton Suite

Premier room featuring Charleston artwork, arched canopy king 4-poster bed, wetbar, fireplace and sitting area, whirlpool bath, marble shower, outdoor sitting area on glorious upstairs verandah.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $340 - $545

The Laurens Room

Premier room with 12' ceilings, hardwood floors, king 4-poster canopy bed, fireplace, sofa and wing chair, triple hung windows, marble shower, sitting area on second floor verandah.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $305 - $470

The Independence Room

Charismatic and intimate, with 12' ceilings, hardwood floors, queen 4-poster canopy bed, split baths (shower and vanity, commode and vanity).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $315

The Wagener Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $315

The St. Michael's Room

Engaging third floor view of historic St. Michael's Steeple. Original heart pine floors, queen bed and sitting area, private bath with standard tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $295

The Magnolia Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $295

The Jefferson Suite

Romantic upstairs Kitchen House hideaway with living room, original fireplace, wetbar, queen 4-poster canopy bed, marble shower and whirlpool, private screened porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $305 - $470

The Christopher Suite

Kitchen House beauty with queen 4-poster canopy bed, living room, wetbar, fireplace and hardwood floors, marble whirlpool and shower, large private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $320 - $505

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.2

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44 Reviews

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Fantastic house, clean and well maintained, richly furnished. Your basically sleeping in history. Nice staff.

5 on September 28, 2014

Fantastic house within walking distance of all of Downtown Charleston. We cannot speak more highly of this...STAY THERE IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A SUPERB B&B.

We love Charleston

4.6 on September 08, 2014

Beautiful home, great location. Would stay here again.

Great Property Needs Some TLC

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.

Review for Feb 2014 visit

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.

Beautiful, historic place!

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.

Loved if

5 on December 14, 2013

This place was great. Slept like babies every night. Staff was very accommodating. Complimentary breakfasts were delicious.

Great Location on Broad

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.

Highly recommended.

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.

Southern Charm

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.

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

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

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Charleston, SC (CHS) 15 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Copier, Piano , Wireless Internet Access, Bikes, Southern Afternoon Tea, Personal Concierge Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Cheese

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm-11pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12+
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends, 3 nights special events
  • Deposit Amount Required: An advance deposit is required (amount based on length of stay).
  • Cancellations: Reservations are noncancellable. If a guest finds that he will not be able to come on his scheduled arrival date, the Inn will change his deposit to a gift certificate that is valid for one year.



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  • Time Served: 8-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Double Verandah, Dining Room, Guest room


Details Diamond Collection

117 Broad Street , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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