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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very comfortable rooms, elegantly furnished. Staff was very helpful and beds really comfortable. Included breakfast which we ate in the ballroom that is like a museum, filled with pre- and post-revolution artifacts. The courtyard reminds me of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Parking was easy and at $14/night more reasonable than most hotels. As an added plus, the location... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the first time I've posted on trip advisor but we use the site often before vacations. We felt very strongly to post about our great experience and wonderful staff John Rutledge House has to offer. My wife and I had the best Inn/Bed&Breakfast experience at John Rutledge house. The combination of excellent staff and historic significance of the... More 

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Prosperity, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John Rutledge House is one of our favorite places to stay when in Charleston. It is luxuriously and beautifully appointed while keeping its historic detail and charm. We have stayed in a couple of the rooms, but my favorite so far, room 7, is a queen suite that was once Mr. Rutledge's study. It adjoins the ballroom by huge pocket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are quaint and roomy. The historic building is wonderfully preserved. The staff is super helpful, and the location is as good as it could be. Be prepared for a few stairs. The breakfast was good, and we had local cooking (grits and shrimp). Wonderful place.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the John Rutledge House Inn on your recent trip to Charleston. Your review of our inn’s history, location, and service staff is exactly what we hope to hear from our guests. I appreciate you taking the time to share these kind words, and we hope you will stay with us again soon. Sincerely,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at John Rutledge House Inn. The inn is beautiful! Our room was on the bottom floor, and it was spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. It's pretty close to the action in downtown Charleston, so if you were feeling ambitious, you could walk. Each morning we received a room service breakfast that we had ordered the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be a five is we had two comfy chairs instead of just one in the room. But such a minor issue! Of all the B&Bs we've stayed in, this ranks as one of the best. Wonderful character and historicity. The service rivals a four-star hotel. Good, solid breakfast served to you in your room or in the great... More 

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of the John Rutledge House Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed our historic property and its ideal downtown location. It is an honor to be placed on your list of top Bed and Breakfasts, and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Sincerely, Richard Widman,... More 

Pensacola Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house has a style of its own! Beautiful iron work The marble stairs offer a grand entrance, the green blue iron is beautiful, even the sidewalk out doors shows the significance of this family. anytime you can stand in a place of history and think back to a time long past and be in awe of its grander. A... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very hectic week and a rough start to our vacation, we arrived at our destination, the John Rutledge House, at 2:30 am. The concierge was awake, he carried our bags to the room, made sure we had everything we needed for a good nights rest. That is the way the entire week was. The staff were delightful, that... More 

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that the John Rutledge House served as a welcome respite after a hectic week. We strive to provide a relaxing and comfortable stay for all of our guests, so we are pleased to read that this was the case for your week with us. It is an honor to be considered one of the best... More 

Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire time at the Inn was great! We stayed on the third floor with good views. All employees at the Inn were VERY nice and met all our needs. The history associated with the Inn was amazing. We were given a copy of a picture taken during the Civil war that showed our room being hit b a cannon... More 

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Estero, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating our anniversary and the inn was lovely in so many ways: very friendly staff; charming room in one of the two carriage houses; comfortable "ballroom" with light afternoon tea plus sherry and port; plentiful bottled water; great location. All in the shadow of history (George Washington was here; drafts of the constitution were written here). BUT. We... More 

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

While we do have pet friendly rooms, we never want them to be a disturbance for other guests. We are very sorry to read that another guest disrupted your stay. We respond immediately to any guest complaints, so we are very sorry we didn’t have the opportunity to address your concerns. Had we known that you were displeased with your... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about John Rutledge House Inn

Address: 116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Price Range: $247 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — John Rutledge House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
John Rutledge House Hotel Charleston
John Rutledge Hotel
John Rutledge Charleston
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#6 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#32 Business Hotel in Charleston
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