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John Rutledge House Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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

Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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188 reviews 188 reviews
51 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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NYC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideally located in downtown Charleston. The inn is beautiful, the staff is well-trained. The rooms are exceptional. Breakfast is available in the room or the parlor. It is well prepared. 4 o'clock tea is very nice.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rutledge for 2 nights in July and absolutely loved the inn. The staff was wonderful and always friendly. Our room (number 2) was beautiful and had the perfect amount of room for a family of 4. Michael the night concierge was always helpful. The inn was centrally located near everything we wanted to see. We will... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the John Rutledge House Inn. The entire staff takes great pride in delivering top-notch personalized service. I am glad you enjoyed the central location of our historic property. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our room on the top floor (number 11). The staff was wonderful and helpful from the second we made our reservation. Don't expect a good breakfast though. Both days, I could not eat mine. Eggs benedict was awful with eggs cooked all the way through. The breakfast stratta was floating in oil. Just bad. However, the location was... 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 experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad to hear that our staff and location made your trip wonderful. Our guests frequently compliment our breakfast, so I am surprised to read about the quality of your entrees each morning. I am sorry for the inconsistencies and will follow up... More

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have mentioned the inn is very clean and centrally located on Broad street clause to King st. The AC works great and they have off street parking. We've stayed in a number of hotels and inns in charleston but will stay here in the future when we visit charleston.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time in Charleston. The inn perfectly matched the charm of the city. We stayed at the carriage house and it was very quiet and peaceful. The inn itself was on a quiet street and it is located close to King Street which is full of shops and restaurants. The staff was very friendly... 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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