My husband and I recently spent four nights at the John Rutledge House Inn. This was our first real visit to the South (not counting Disney World!), so we wanted to have the experience of staying in a historic building. We stayed in the Elizabeth Grimke room on the second floor. It was a huge room. Our room was right next to the ballroom where breakfast and afternoon snacks were served, but we never had any noise problems with that. The bed was very comfortable, a Tempur-pedic I believe. The bathroom vanity had plenty of counter space. We did not experience too much street noise in the room, because it was in the back of the house, rather than facing Broad Street. Our view was actually of a beautiful cathedral, which wasn't a noise problem at all, even though we were there on a Sunday, and there was school activity during the weekdays. The breakfasts were very good. I had the scrambled eggs every morning, and my husband really enjoyed the french toast with mango syrup, twice. He also had the turkey and pesto strudel, which I have to say was not as good as the french toast. We did not try the shrimp and grits. I have to give a special shout out to Patrice and Cassie. Patrice gave us wonderful restaurant and sight seeing recommendations, and made dinner reservations for us one evening. Both gave us good sightseeing tips, and Cassie printed out detailed driving instructions for us when we left, as we were stopping in Beaufort on our way to Savannah. The breakfast servers were very pleasant as well. The Inn's location was perfect. We like to take our guide books and start walking everywhere to look at the highlights, and we could do this easily from our base. The Charleston historic district is just beautiful to see, and the John Rutledge House was the perfect place to stay while seeing the sights.