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John Rutledge House Inn

4.0 of 5 116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Such a lovely, historic place to call "home" while visiting historic Charleston. From the friendly, efficient, and informative staff, to the very comfortable rooms/bed, to the delicious afternoon refreshments in the ballroom, and to the wonderful amenities, this is a great inn. Breakfast delivered to your room is a real treat! The best part--practically everything in the city is within... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review! Your impression of the John Rutledge House Inn is exactly what we hope all of our guests will take away with them. I am thrilled that our staff was so accommodating and you enjoyed our many great amenities. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Richard... More 

Indianapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great B&B within walking distance to many attractions of the city. I stayed in the carriage house. Beautiful rooms with comfortable bed. Fridge with bottled water. Free wifi. No desk, not ideal for business travelers. I had to leave early (breakfast is served beginning at 7 am) and they made me a small breakfast to go. I did get to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you love to feel special you will love this place. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. Bath robes, complimentary breakfast delivered to your room, turn down service with chocolate, and a nightly reception. The staff is informational and welcoming. The only little bummer is that parking is expensive in Charleston and not included in the cost of the rooms,... 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 glad that you found our rooms to be comfortable and cozy. Complimentary amenities such as the robes and complimentary breakfast that you noted are just a few ways we like to pamper our guests. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. Sincerely,... More 

New York, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I just stayed at the John Rutledge House and did not want to leave! I booked in the main house and while I had been worried about the noise from fellow guests, it turned out to not be an issue. I never heard anyone and only heard a tiny bit of traffic in my room during the day. With only... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review. Your compliments and high praise of the inn are greatly appreciated. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic inn with modern amenities. I am glad to read that you took advantage of the deal at our sister restaurant, Circa 1886. It sounds as though you truly enjoyed your dining experience. I... More 

Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just steps away from the shopping district on King Street with a wide variety of dining options nearby, and a short walk from the waterfront and other historical sites, the location of the Inn is hard to beat. It was easy to find when driving from the airport and we had no problems parking in the convenient lot behind the... More 

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Everett, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everything about the John Rutledge House Inn is superb - from the concierge staff which makes guests feel like a member of the family, to the superbly appointed rooms. The breakfasts (ordered from a menu the night before and delivered to your choice of locations within the Inn) were very tasty; the afternoon tea and evening libations were extra touches... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A bed and breakfast with the comforts of a 5 star hotel. The staff could not have been more accommodating. They were always available to give directions or suggestions for yet another great meal at another great restaurant. Location was perfect for any plan of action for the day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Charleston.

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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 pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic hotel with modern amenities. I am glad our staff was so accommodating and you enjoyed their recommendations. Our staff is a great resource for planning your time in the city. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to your... More 

toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I just stayed with 2 girlfriends for 3 nights here. The location is great – 5 minutes to King St where all the great shopping is, walking distance within all the historic residential homes with gorgeous gardens to look at, 7 minutes to the waterfront where you can stroll along, 15 minutes or less to the market where you can... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We felt most welcomed at the Inn by Ceecee ang Mike. The staff took care of all our needs, and our dog, LuLu,was very happy to receive treats in our comfortable Carriage room. Breakfast was lovely served at the courtyard. Ms. Mary's grits are to die for!

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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. I am thrilled to read that our staff was so accommodating. We always strive to provide the best in Southern Hospitality. Our historic inn is located in a area that makes traveling to attractions or restaurants just a short walk away. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had the opportunity to spend two days and one night at this exceptional B&B in Charleston. My room was large, bright, spotlessly clean and had a wonderful new bath with an extra large marble shower with rain head. I had an excellent breakfast in the quiet courtyard. Staff was exceptionally welcoming and helpful during my stay.

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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*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
John Rutledge House Hotel Charleston
John Rutledge Hotel
John Rutledge Charleston
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#8 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#23 Family Hotel in Charleston

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