I have chosen this place for its history. How often can you stay at a home of one of the founding fathers. Although I am Swiss, the American History in particular the Revolution Period is fascinating and of great interest to me. The John Rutledge House is by far the most beautiful Bed & Breakfast that I know. The room #14 that I stayed in is simply gorgeous. The space and the decor is second to none. You have the choice to have your breakfast either served to your own Room or to the Ballroom. The Ballroom is more like a family room which is nicely decorated to suite all occasion. The breakfast itself does not leave any wishes open. Miss Patrice, the concierge is the most pleasant host I had the pleasure to meet, She is a great Charlestonian who has an immense knowledge of this great city and will give you many handy tips of where to eat and places to see. I can only congratulate the owners for having such a fine staff. Unfortunately, all good times coming to an end and I had to leave after 3 nights this beautiful place which is truly a home away from home.
- 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