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John Rutledge House Inn

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116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will admit that the John Rutledge was lovely and the bed dreamy, but I felt like I was in a hotel. The rooms and decor lacked the charm of a B&B. They were somewhat dog friendly, designated rooms and courtyard only. Not at High Tea and afternoon aperitif and appetizers. The receptionist were helpful, but at check in, I... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We appreciate the positive comments about your stay, as well as your feedback on the features you did not enjoy. I am sorry to read that you were not pleased with the decor. The furnishings in the John Rutledge House Inn are representative of the... More 

Avon Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to thank the staff at the John Rutledge House for making my trip to Charleston perfect,from the crispy bacon at breakfast to the talks with the concierges about the history of the home and Charleston churches,to the cleaning people who kept my room spotless and the evening service who turned down my bed at night,what a great... More 

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glorious Midwest
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want the home-away-from-home experience (provided your home is a grand lady from 256 years ago), the JRH is a fantastic choice. The concierge staff go out of their way to help tourists in all ways, which we took advantage of, from restaurant reservations to advice on the area plantations. There was always a friendly interaction on coming and... 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. I am thrilled to read such high praise for our team, accommodations and amenities. We constantly strive to exceed our guests' expectations and take great pride in delivering a five star experience. Our location offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of King Street while still being... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely weekend in April 2015 at the Rutledge house. There were 7 of us in four different suites and one of us had dietary constraints. The entire staff provided great service to our group throughout the weekend. And the chef was especially concerned about making full breakfasts and evening hors d'oeuvres that were delicious and fun for... More 

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Templeton, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the making of the room reservations and restaurant reservations to checkout, it couldn't have been a better experience. The inn exudes history and the graciousness of the old south. It has been meticulously restored and yet, has all the modern conveniences. The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful in making you feel at home. The location is terrific... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic B & B in the center of Charleston. Many must see sights are within walking distance. Wonderful bedroom, breakfast in your room or in common areas. Evening tea, snacks, and libations! Staff very helpful and courteous. We had room #8. King size Tempurpedic mattress. Room beautifully decorated. On the top floor. Three flights up.

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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. We are glad that you enjoyed two glorious days while staying with us! We are happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and libations! Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We hope to see you... More 

Paso Robles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The John Rutledge House Inn is the finest example of Southern history, charm, culture and graciousness rolled into one. Location is tops. Staff exudes southern gentility coupled with a high degree of professionalism. Rooms give the feeling of living in a historical icon with unobtrusive modern conveniences. Well worth making your home when in Charleston

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
74 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at John Rutledge House Inn and found it to be a good place to stay. The location is excellent for walking around Charleston. It was great to stay in a historic mansion although our room was in the Carriage house. The room was very clean and comfortable. We had breakfast upstairs in the main house but... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing the John Rutledge House Inn. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed exploring Charleston from our central location. Thank you for your compliments. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of our breakfast and afternoon tea. The Signer’s Ballroom and the piazza are both great places to enjoy these complimentary amenities. We appreciate... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the inn for 4 nights and it was very nice. We stayed on the 2nd floor of one of the carriage houses and were very pleased - nice size room and very quiet. They do allow dogs in the carriage houses, which had us somewhat nervous about barking, etc., but it was not a problem - two... More 

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Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had simply a great stay in Charleston at the John Rutledge House. Our group of 7 stayed last weekend and this was our 6th trip to Charleston but first at the Inn. We will be back. Superb attention and service with outstanding breakfasts, our room was large with a Tempurpedic mattress that was just like home. I highly recommend... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We work hard to provide our guests with a flawless experience and it certainly appears that this was executed during your trip. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your next trip to Charleston. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor More 

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