I loved this Inn. We travel a fair amount on vacation and we bring our little terrier. The Inn could not have been more thoughtful and welcoming of all of us. We felt like they cared and really wanted us to feel at home. We stayed in the Carraige House and it was blissfully quiet. Bed was so comfy I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. Best bed I've slept on in yrs on vaca. Location convenient to walking south of Broad. Took strolls every morning past beautiful mansions. Sat on the balcony morning and afternoon w coffee or snacks and look out at beautiful churches and homes. This place is quieter than ones closer to market but if you like really getting a flavor for the city without as much noise you will enjoy the inn. It was close to Husk, Poogans, 82 Queen, and antiques district. Easy walking.
They also get the little things right. Umbrellas by the doors. Water bottles in ice chest by door. Unobtrusive housekeeping. Chocolates on bed at night and coffee in morning. Nibbles in afternoon. Biscuits and list of dog friendly places for pup.
Nice people running the inn. There to help. Stately but comfortable interior. Inn rooms looked quite elegant. My only small quibble is that when it rains the breakfast process can get a little harried and slow if you don't want to eat in the room and courtyard not an option. Breakfasts, however, are lovely with 3 or 4 full breakfast options.
I highly recommend the inn. It was a highlight of the trip.
- 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