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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 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my now fiance to the Rutledge House for her first trip to Charleston. Not only was the experience amazing, but she said yes! The staff was awesome, the room was beautiful, it couldn't have been in a better location, and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience! We will be back for sure!

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

Congratulations on your recent engagement! I am thrilled that you chose the John Rutledge House Inn for such a momentous occasion. Our staff prides themselves on creating a memorable experience for all of our guests and I am happy to see that they were so awesome. I will certainly pass along the kind words. We look forward to helping you... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Rutledge House Inn is a beautiful landmark of Charlston. We - a family of four with two teenager boys - stayed for two nicht and found the inn great. The house is beautiful and well keep, the rooms great, internet and ac is working well and every site is within walking distance. A Charlston treat - enjoy!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the most beautiful historical B&B!! From the moment we walked in the staff wanted to make our stay perfect! Michael & C.C. Helped book a tour, had wonderful restaurant suggestions and places to see! The room was gorgeous...beautifully decorated canopy bed, fireplace, sitting area and large marble bathroom! 4:00 beverages served in the ballroom with appetizers that you could... 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 stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our “absolutely beautiful B&B”. We truly appreciate such high praise of our staff and historic inn. Our staff is a wonderful resource for all things Charleston and we are always eager to offer recommendations and suggestions.... More

Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our first visit to Charleston started with the John Rutledge House Inn. Location and setting of property as well as our Queen suite just brought life to a slower pace for us. Concierge desk helped to make a few reservations prior to our arrival, very nice and helped us frame out our stay. Love the extra space of the suite,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After reading the reviews and being married to a history major, I decided to book two days at the Rutledge House for us. The general staff was wonderful and very accommodating. We were told that our room was on the first floor when reservations were made, but it was actually down a short flight of stairs. The room was large... 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 stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your room and your experience at our afternoon tea. I apologize for the inconsistencies with your breakfast. We strive to provide a five-star experience in all aspects of your stay, so I apologize as this falls... More

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just returned from Spoleto in Charleston. Decided to stay at the John Rutledge House Inn to get that "historic" feel while in town. The structure is truly a gem in a city of gems..however, while staying on the upper floor, room 11 specifically, we went three days with extremely low water pressure and I do mean LOW water pressure !... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as your time in Charleston. I apologize for the trouble you experienced with the water pressure in your room. Unfortunately, the City of Charleston has very old pipes that provide... More

Apex, NC
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

surprised my wife with a special getaway before a wedding in Charleston. She loves history so I wanted something historic but also really nice. John Rutledge House Inn was perfect. Our room was beautiful, soaring ceilings, views of the old church steeples, antique furniture, updated bath. The breakfast was was great, we dined in the courtyard each morning. The staff... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Staying at the John Rutledge House Inn set us off perfectly on our intentions for our first trip to Charleston...to learn more about the history of the city. Our suite was right at the entrance to the house and you would have thought that would be disturbing as people arrived. We never were bothered or heard anything during our stay.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the John Rutledge House Inn. Our inn is certainly a wonderful place to begin your journey through Charleston’s rich history. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the historic charm and décor that it has to offer. A carriage ride through Charleston’s historic district is a wonderful way to learn about... More

Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay if you want to be in the beautiful heart of Charleston. Broad street is the perfect starting location for anything. We walked the historic streets. Walked to the best restaurants. Walked to the water taxi. All while easily parked behind the inn. This walking convenience was key to us feeling relaxed and on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I loved this Inn. We travel a fair amount on vacation and we bring our little terrier. The Inn could not have been more thoughtful and welcoming of all of us. We felt like they cared and really wanted us to feel at home. We stayed in the Carraige House and it was blissfully quiet. Bed was so comfy I... More

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

Thank you for your five-star review of the John Rutledge House Inn. It is our goal to anticipate our guests’ needs with the little details such as umbrellas, bottled water, and information about local pet-friendly establishments. We are happy that you found our historic inn to be comfortable and elegant. We hope that you will return again, and look forward... 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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Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#8 Luxury Hotel in Charleston #10 Romantic Hotel in Charleston #19 Family Hotel in Charleston
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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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