We had a mother / daughter trip to Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah. I did a lot of research on hotels. I'm so glad we decided to stay at the Rutledge House. It was in a great location. The house is beautiful. We had a suite on the top floor which was beautiful and had a great view of the cathedral. The beds were the most comfortable on the whole trip. The staff is great too, very helpful. We appreciated the cooler of chilled water available at any time, the afternoon tea and evening sherry service. The breakfast was great. You can order anything you want and have it anywhere in the Inn or in your room. The only negative is that the coffee was not good. We kept asking for strong coffee but it was very weak tasting. That was unfortunate. I'm a tea drinker and the water for the hot tea tasted metallic.I couldn't drink it. Also, the housekeeping could be a little better. They didn't empty the trash and please clean the close up mirror in the bathrooms. So for that I would give it 4 and 1/2 circles. Otherwise I highly recommend staying at the Rutledge. We had a wonderful time in Charleston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- John Rutledge House Hotel Charleston
- John Rutledge Hotel
- John Rutledge Charleston