The Governor's House Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3


4.2 on October 16, 2015

Beautiful 1760 mansion with up to date amenities. The breakfast was nice as were the other guests. The staff were friendly. My only constructive criticism would be that the staff could be a little more helpful...offer a tour of the home or the history of it and offer suggestions for the area. It would only take a few minutes and at over $500 per night I think they could afford a few.

Great Stay!

5 on August 07, 2015

Great location, great staff, great rooms, we loved it! You could really tell the staff wanted you to have a restful stay, they went above and beyond to make sure everything was pleasant. Was also great to walk out the front door and immediately have access to all of the great culture downtown Charleston has to offer. Definitely will stay here again!

Great stay!!

4.6 on July 04, 2015

This was a very beautiful and comfortable bed & breakfast. We enjoyed it very much!! The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Lovely Stay

3.6 on March 22, 2015

Wife, daughter, and myself very much enjoied staying at the Governor's House . Excellent location and great personal touch by the hosts .

Wonderful experience!

5 on March 20, 2015

The governor's house inn greatly exceeded my expectations. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, room was lovely, and who doesn't love "tea time!" Staying here was definitely one of the highlites of my trip to Charleston, and I can't wait to return!

Loved this Historical Bed and Breakfast!

5 on February 21, 2015

We wanted to go somewhere different to celebrate Valentine's Day, my boyfriends "50th" birthday, and we also had already bought tickets to the Jason Aldean concert in Charleston. We were just going to get a regular hotel room, but some of his friends had mentioned if we were going to stay for the weekend that we should stay at a Bed and Breakfast in the historical part of Charleston. So we did and we loved it. Everyone that we dealt with at The Governor's House Inn were very helpful with the surrounding historical places and were always very polite. We had a great time, but a weekend was too short to do everything that we wanted to do so we will be going back to The Governor's House Inn soon. Thanks! We had a great time. Ricky O. and Tammy L.

A Gem in Charleston

4.8 on February 10, 2015

The staff was incredibly helpful and professional. They were knowledgeable about the history of the house and the city. The home is absolutely beautiful and a fabulous piece of history. Reservations for dinner and recommendations for tours were made for us. We completely enjoyed our stay!

Great location!

4.6 on December 10, 2014

The Governor's House Inn is a great place to stay in Charleston! The breakfasts are delicious, and the location is great-we walked to dinner every night! We'll be back!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Rutledge Suite

Elegant master bedroom with 12 feet ceilings, arched canopy king 4-poster bed, antique Italian chandeliers, 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, 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 feet ceilings, hardwood floors, king 4-poster canopy bed, sofa and wing chair, triple hung windows, marble shower, sitting area on second floor veranda.

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

Nightly Rate: $305 - $470

The Independence Room

Charismatic and intimate, with 12 feet 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 feet 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 non-working 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, decorative non-working fireplace and hardwood floors, marble whirlpool and shower, large private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $320 - $505

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Location Type



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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano, Radio , 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, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:30 pm-11pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12+
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends, 3 nights special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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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Hot homemade breakfast

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