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John Rutledge House Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
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Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Georgia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The inn was beautiful and so full of history. Michael, Mike, Elizabeth and Cici were very helpful and went above their duties. The breakfast was very good.If you want a queen or king size bed, stay in the main house. Beautiful canopy beds! If you are staying for a week,request the John Rutledge suite.Have breakfast in your room,patio or ballroom.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed five nights at the John Rutledge House Inn and it was nothing short of a fantastic experience. The historic charm, warm and friendly service, and very comfortable accommodations all contributed to a relaxing and enjoyable visit to a great American city. The Rutledge is a great representation of what Charleston is all about. We typically don't eat breakfast... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great central location in Historic Charleston. The conierge was wonderful in helping with dinner reservations and local attractions. Beautiful, clean and quiet room inncluding breakfast which could be brought to your room or the outdoor patio. Each night there were snacks, iced tea, lemonade and sherry in the upstairs sitting room and we met lots of nice guests there. Definitely... More

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We appreciate your rating of the John Rutledge House Inn with a 5 in service, a 5 in rooms, and a 5 in sleep quality. Thank you for your recommendation. We hope you will visit us again soon. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor More

Lubbock, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like historic buildings, you'll enjoy staying here. Our room was beautiful and the hotel itself was very quaint. They serve afternoon tea and breakfast upstairs and both were very good. Our room was clean and the staff was very hospitable. It was exceptionally hot and they made it a point to offer us bottled water when we left.... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Charleston and we wanted to stay somewhere that reflected the history of the city, was convenient to the area attractions and conveyed true southern hospitality. We found it all at the John Rutledge House Inn. We will definitely stay here again whenever we visit Charleston.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the inn’s history, as it is something we are proud to have the opportunity to preserve. I am pleased to read such wonderful feedback as our staff is dedicated to delivering true Southern hospitality. We look forward to hosting you on your next... More

London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John Rutledge House Inn is a real gem in the heart of a gorgeous city. The hotel itself is historical and truly impressive in terms of architecture and design. The staff at the hotel are incredibly helpful, warm and inviting, without being obtrusive in the slightest. Everything about our experience at John Rutledge House was lovely. We stayed in the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic inn in a very convenient location. Walkabale to everywhere in the historic district. We stayed in one of the carriage houses. Very clean room, good housekeeping service and especially great breakfasts. Highly recommend.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am thrilled to read your remarks and I am so glad that you enjoyed the beauty of Charleston from a room at the John Rutledge House Inn. The complimentary breakfast is a wonderful way to start the day before venturing out into the historic city. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we look... More

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming inn. In a great walk to every thing location. The staff is full of Southern charm and very welcoming. The main house belonged to John Rutledge a signer of the Dec. of Independence. We stayed in the old carriage house/ barn ..which was perfect for me...since my mother in law told me that l should live... More

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Stevens Point
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great location, lots of history, wonderful staff, clean and spacious rooms, and a southern charm that is unmatched. The afternoon tea (including port and sherry) and the evening wine/brandy are a nice touch. The breakfast is very good and served in your room or in the ballroom or outside. Will stay there again. Usually do not pay this much for... More

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and the inn's many distinct features. I am pleased to hear that you found the John Rutledge House Inn to be a great value. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. We look forward to your next... More

Philadelphia, PA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
52 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a magnificent place to stay! We felt as if we were in Gone With the Wind! Our room was surprisingly large, beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. We had a canopy bed with the best tempur-pedic mattress I have ever had! We had great breakfast selections, and we could have them served in our room, in the courtyard or in... More

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Address: 116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — John Rutledge House Inn 4*
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America's Most Historic Inn. John Rutledge, one of the fifty-five signers of the U.S. Constitution, built his home in 1763. Now exquisitely restored, it is one of only fifteen homes belonging to those signers to survive - and the only one to now accommodate overnight hotel guests. History records that George Washington called here in 1791. An entry in his diary shows a breakfast with Mrs. Rutledge. A loving rejuvenation has restored the beautiful details of the home's 18th and 19th century architecture: the elaborately carved Italian marble fireplaces, the original plaster moldings, the inlaid floors and the graceful ironwork. The John Rutledge House Inn offers nineteen guest rooms within a complex of three buildings. One may choose between the elegance of rooms and spacious suites in the original grand residence or the charm and seclusion of rooms in the inn's two carriage houses. Antiques and historically accurate reproductions give each room its own warmth and distinction. John Rutledge House Inn is proud to be a founding hotel in Historic Hotels of America, as well as Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of America and Classic Inns of the South. Guests may leave cars parked on-site for their entire stay because the best of this beautiful port city is just beyond the doors of the John Rutledge House Inn. The city's finest restaurants, theaters, shops, and the Old City Market are all in short walking distance. The gorgeous residential area "South of Broad" begins directly opposite the Inn. A stay in this elegant antebellum bed and breakfast offers the opportunity to experience history as well as the warm hospitality for which the South is justly famous. ... more   less 
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