Staying at the Rutledge House is a treat that we enjoy every time we come to Charleston. It is a beautiful and historic home with a lot of charm.
The location is great for exploring the historic area of Charleston and very close to great shopping on King Street. We enjoy walking and exploring all the neat little side streets and checking out the gardens and historic homes. Good exercise - great scenery!
Best of all, for a small charge, they have a place to park your car which is a very important consideration in a town where parking is very limited.
Our room was very well appointed, very clean, and quite large.
The staff is always helpful, pleasant, friendly, and willing to help plan your stay in Charleston or make reservations for dinner at any of the excellent restaurants in the area.
Breakfast is always a treat at the John Rutledge House. The Shrimp and Grits is the best way to start a day that I can think of. There are many choices on the breakfast menu and you can pick as many or as few items as you desire. You may also choose where you would like to eat you breakfast; in your room, in the ballroom, or if the weather is nice, out in the courtyard.
We have never had a problem finding a table in the ballroom as the guests seem to have a wide range of time preferences. You can pick a time slot to have your breakfast ready and they usually come quite close but since we know we are not the only guests there, we can be flexible either way.
All in all, a great place to stay and with the historic nature of the house, it puts you in a perfect mindset to explore the history, gardens, and architecture of Charleston.
We will return again and again when we travel south in March to see if Spring is on the way!