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John Rutledge House Inn

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116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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Wilmington, NC, USA
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Rutledge house is a wonderful place to stay when you visit Charleston. It's located close to wonderful restaurants and shopping but it's very quiet and comfortable. The concierge was very helpful. They had great recommendations for restaurants and things to do. Room 19 in the carriage house was great and had everything we needed. Afternoon tea and breakfasts were... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I spent five days at this Inn. It's lovely, so many good things to say about it! First, the concierges (Jim, Mike, and Cici) are top notch. Every question we had--and we asked a lot) was easily and quickly answered and/or personally addressed by them. By the end of the trip, they felt like old friends. Breakfast... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, we agree 100% with juliemariegoldilocks' review! We, too, spent four nights at the Inn over Christmas and enjoyed every moment. Some key points to consider: - The Inn is centered in the heart of the city on Broad Street and it's an easy stroll to most historical homes and restaurants - The interior is well maintained and... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the John Rutledge House Inn over the Christmas holiday. I am glad that our staff was so accommodating and you enjoyed their recommendations. They are a great resource for planning your days and nights in Charleston. The inns central location makes for a great starting point when navigating the historic city. We sincerely... More 

Needham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from a nice location, this B&B offered nothing special. In fact, one morning it didn't even offer breakfast. We were told that the chef didn't show up. But only told that after we inquired, twice. It took a while to learn about the problem because there is ONE desk person who is also the concierge and reservations-taker. Although I... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. It is important for us to receive guest feedback to maintain and improve our accommodations and services. I agree, the staff should have called to make you aware of the difficulties we were experiencing as a result of our cook’s absence. I am truly sorry for the inconvenience... More 

Miami
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a pet friendly way to enjoy the center of Charleston. Trip Advisor guided us to this historic Inn. It was a congenial choice for my husband, me and our two dogs. The staff is responsive, informative and friendly. Breakfasts are delicious, customized and can be enjoyed in room. Pets are well treated. Take your afternoon tea... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The John Rutledge House Inn for 4 nights over Christmas, and hated having to leave! The location is perfection. When you walk out the front door any time day or night, head in any direction, you find charm, beautiful architecture, lovely shops, good restaurants, it couldn't get any better! We are huge fans of historic locations, so... More 

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

Your impression of the John Rutledge House Inn is exactly how we hope every guest feels when they check-out. We strive to deliver authentic Southern hospitality, so we are delighted to read your comments about our staff. Thank you for your compliments to our rooms and complimentary amenities. We look forward to welcoming you “home” on your next trip to... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night wish we could have stayed longer traveling to see family. Brought our three year old and dog and stayed in the carriage house. Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Inn is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Highly recommend it!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We enjoy staying at The John Rutledge House Inn each time we visited Charleston. The Inn Keeper, Cathy Leslie is a gracious host and her staffs is personable and accommodating. They give you that southern hospitality of welcoming you. The John Rutledge House Inn is also a bed and breakfast inn. Good choices on the menu, try the southern biscuits... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I’m pleased our individual team members were able to make you feel at home and offered a lasting impression that warrants a personal mention. We will pass along your kind words. We strive to offer our guests gracious southern hospitality in a historic setting with modern amenities. We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback and look... More 

La Verne, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The John Rutledge House never disappoints. We've stayed there several times and are as enchanted by the architecture as the history. There is something about sharing the same space as a signer of the Declaration of Independence that gives one a sense of connection to past. On this visit we were fortunate to enjoy room number 8, which is spacious... More 

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Daniel Island, South Carolina
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529 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you arrive in front of the Rutledge House Inn you know immediately it's going to be an amazing experience. The staff is warm and welcoming and the Inn is beautifully appointed. Clean, sophisticated and warm. We can't wait to return!

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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. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience from the moment you arrived. It is our goal to provide our guests with a five-star experience every time. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor More 

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