I stayed at the Inn in Room 6 (2nd floor, main house) recently for three nights while in Charleston for business. The room was extra-large with hardwood floors, a 14 ft (?) ceiling, a working fireplace and even a mini-fridge. The bed was high and super comfy. Breakfast was delicious and delivered to the room each morning on silver service at the time of your choosing. You can order an entree (choices were shrimp and grits, vanilla and rum infused french toast, and eggs and bacon) as well as side items and juices. The afternoon tea was also delicious and included light appetizers and desserts. It's served in the 2nd floor parlor and you can sit outside on the balcony if the weather is nice. Breakfast and tea were included in the room price. The hotel is within walking distance of everything in the historic district. If you're a tourist, you won't even need to move your car for the duration of your stay! As a business traveler, I had an easy, scenic 5 minute walk to the courthouse each morning. Finally, the entire staff was friendly and helpful. In particular, Patrice was wonderful and very happily shared great recommendations as well as directions for nearby restaurants. Upon learning that we were in the process of moving to Charleston, she even gathered some information for us on the area. A historic property with outstanding service....you won't be disappointed if you stay here!
- 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