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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The Governor's House Inn is a nicely renovated historic house within an easy walking distance to everything in Charleston. The common areas and rooms are quite large and clean. I went back and forth between a 3 and 4 and decided on 4, because the staff was generally very helpful, it is a great house in a prime location, and... More 

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Central NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

First the good- Easy to find, great location and parking on site means you can leave your car and walk all over this beautiful city. The common areas were very beautiful as well as “period appropriate”. I did feel like I was waiting for the Governor to walk in at any moment! I was with a group of 4 couples... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great location and walking distance to everything in historical district. Was able to park car in off-street reserved spot and did not move it for entire stay. Inn very lovely and room was clean and comfortable. Reception was pleasant and they made a special plate for us having arrived after afternoon tea had been served. Would recommend to anyone looking... More 

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SOUTH CAROLINA
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My daughter's wedding party just spent 4 to 7 days, depending on when one arrived, at the Governor's House Inn, and it was perfect in every way. The weekend of the wedding itself, we had the entire house, which added extra warmth and closeness, like being all together at someone's lovely home. It is a beautiful, rather secluded, property in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

The room and Inn were beautiful, the veranda lovely for afternoon tea. It is centrally located in Charleston. The Inn has 11 rooms. We were on the second floor which does mean that the stairs could be an issue for the less mobile. My only criticism in contrast to other B&Bs listed in Select Registry is that it feels more... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Our room was beautiful and very comfortable - loved the 2nd floor veranda and our own "private" entrance via the black spiral stair overlooking the garden. Dinner was a close walk away - to any number of excellent restaurants. It is a very convenient location. The staff is awesome! Afternoon tea with homemade goodies was a dellight on the veranda.... More 

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Yachats, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed three nights at The Governor's Inn. It is an historic mansion, well preserved and beautifully decorated. It was quiet and centrally located. We walked to all the sights we wanted to see. In the evening, wine, coffee and tea were set out with some sweet and savory finger foods. The porch had seating for breakfast as well as... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here in the Christopher Suite and it was delightful. The afternoon tea was well presented and the breakfasts are varied and ample. Excellently trained staff and very cheerful and helpful on all levels. Highly recommend.

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Safety Harbor, FL
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I was raised in Charleston only blocks from the Governor's House Inn (GHI) and always stay there since it reminds me so much of home. The rooms are old-time elegant with modern utilities, but these are only part of the charm. The southern hospitality of the staff makes one feel like family rather than guests. Charleston is a walk in... More 

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Need to respond to the recent review which criticized the food. My wife and I were there in late July for 3 days. Breakfast was excellent every orning. Eggs Florentine, Frittata, Pancakes with peaches.Service was very pleasant and friendly. The house itself is beautiful, the room was fine. The parking was a big plus. I would stay here again. No... More 

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The Governor's House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive veranda porches, it is no wonder that the former Governor's mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by Travel Holiday. ... more   less 

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Address: 117 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2435
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: $282 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Governor's House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“The larger rooms are spacious and seemed to be cleaned better than the small rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JLG_8, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Rutledge balcony faces east, so it gets direct sun early in the day. It's most enjoyable in the late afternoon/early evening.”
 of 5 bubbles CPintheSouth, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in the "Master Bedroom". Not really sure what the other rooms included.”
 of 5 bubbles 513robertv, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Christopher Suite is the best. Quite secluded with a wet bar, refrigerator, table, nice bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles 309kelsieb, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the "Waggoner" which had it's own private veranda. Our friends had the "Barbados" which had a private entrance”
 of 5 bubbles Domaracki, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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