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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: $545/$340
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: $315/$210
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: $295/$185
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: $470/$305
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.
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, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports
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