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#6 of 78 in Charleston
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4.9
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4.7
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4.8
Value
4.4
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The John Rutledge House Inn® is the only home of a signer of the United States Constitution that serves as both a historic landmark and a luxurious inn.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Umbrella
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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utex1983 wrote a review May 19
San Antonio, Texas58 contributions17 helpful votes
If you're looking for a great place to stay in then historic district, this is the place. We stayed in the Ashely Carriage House and I felt like I was transformed to a different era. Very nice touches, such as afternoon tea and brandy/port/sherry in the evenings topped off the stay. Highly Recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return in the future!
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TravelingFan22 wrote a review Apr 2022
Olympia, Washington1463 contributions226 helpful votes
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Whenever we visit family in Charleston, I try to spend at least one night in one of the many historic inns. I was so happy to get a reservation at the John Rutledge Inn (I've tried before, but it's very busy), that I went straight from the airport to the inn and after a short discussion with the concierge realized that I'd arrived 2 days early for my reservation! No worries, we could stay with family. It was worth the wait! Our room (#8) was heavenly and the staff was wonderful. It felt like we were guests in a friend's home. Staying here is definitely a special treat!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Thank you for writing a review! We are so happy everything worked out and you were able to enjoy your stay with us! We hope you will be able to visit again.
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odyrinehart wrote a review Apr 2022
Miami Lakes, Florida4 contributions
The house and courtyard has so much history and charm! It is very well situated close to so many restaurants and shops! A very helpful and knowledgeable crew work there who constantly are there to help with any questions. We absolutely loved it and would love to come back again!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 6, 2022
Thank you for writing us a review. We are happy to read you enjoyed the house and courtyard as well as our wonderful staff. We hope to see you again soon.
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agatha62098 wrote a review Mar 2022
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My sons and I visited the John Rutledge House Inn during spring break. We made a last minute reservation and we were not disappointed! The House is beautiful and located in a fabulous location for exploring the Historic district by foot. The concierges provide top notch southern hospitality and made great recommendations for dining. Our room was large, clean, and full of charm. We enjoyed eating breakfast there each morning. The courtyard and balcony are perfect to unwind after a day of sightseeing. I would highly recommend the John Rutledge House Inn and would love to visit again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in room 10 on the 3rd floor. It was perfect for me and my older kids.
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Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed the inn, especially our wonderful staff. We hope you will stay with us again in the future!
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sarae wrote a review Mar 2022
28 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place to stay in Charleston! Wonderful if traveling with a dog. Close to Bay Street. Just around the corner from Millers All Day, Pogan's Porch & Husk. Excellent staff. Beautiful rooms. Will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you so much for the review! We are happy you (and your furry friend) enjoyed your room and location. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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MaryLou1480 wrote a review Mar 2022
Haddonfield, New Jersey5 contributions2 helpful votes
Each year on our trip from beautiful Amelia Island, Florida to freezing cold Fayetteville, PA, we stop for 4 or 5 days in charming Charleston. Over the years we have stayed in lovely Inns. For the last 2 years we spent our time at The John Rutledge House in downtown Charleston. We stay in one of the Carriage House accommodations on the first floor. The room is charming, convenient to the beautiful courtyard, and extremely clean! Breakfast can be served in the courtyard. Even if it is a chilly morning. Eating in the courtyard is so peaceful. The Ballroom in the original mansion is used for breakfast service as well. The Inn is walkable to many of the museums, fabulous restaurants, shopping and parks by the water. The staff at The John Rutledge House is exceptional! They are kind, helpful, and always have a smile. This Inn is the perfect respite for our journey home. Mary Lou Hirshmiller
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 15, 2022
Thank you, Mary Lou, for your wonderful review! We are delighted to read you are a repeat guest and enjoyed your recent stay. We are especially happy to read your comments about our wonderful staff. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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gulliver55555 wrote a review Feb 2022
Asheville, North Carolina194 contributions33 helpful votes
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Amazing antebellum mansion within walking distance of great restaurants, Rainbow Row, the waterfront, the upscale shopping of King Street, the ferry servicing Fort Sumter and the City Market, all of which we enjoyed during our 3 day stay. We made the short drive to Sullivan's Island to explore also. The staff was all very helpful, especially the concierges and the server of our great breakfasts, Maurice. We will go back.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Out building is spacious and comfortable, but you may ask to stay IN the mansion.
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Responded Feb 17, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay at our inn as well as Charleston. We are especially thrilled that you had a great experience with our wonderful staff. We hope to see you again soon!
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Mackenzie R wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I (and our dog) had an amazing stay at the John Rutledge Inn! The room was very spacious, and the staff were extremely nice and attentive! They even left treats for our pup! We had amazing complimentary breakfast in our room each morning and the complimentary drinks every night, weren’t bad either! We will definitely be back! Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 11, 2022
Thank you so much for the great review! We are delighted to read that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Happy to see your four-legged travel partner also enjoyed their stay and treats. We hope to see you all again soon!
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Amy G wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the time I booked our reservation the staff and facility was perfect. We were celebrating my Mom's milestone birthday and were greeted with complimentary champagne. The concierge Margo went above and beyond to help us get great reservations for restaurants and activities while we were there. Our breakfast was brought to our room and was amazingly tasty. The afternoon tea was such a nice treat too. So much history and character in this inn, perfectly located for a great trip to Charleston! 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 11, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to read you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We are especially happy to read you had a great experience with Margo! We hope to see you again soon!
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Laurie E wrote a review Feb 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We’d stay at this lovely inn again for the staff alone. They genuinely wanted us to enjoy our stay and offered umbrellas, help with luggage and help finding the nearby parking in the dark when we arrived late. Breakfast, ordered the night ahead, was brought to us wherever we wanted and the upstairs balcony was a great spot to have it. We loved being able to walk to so many areas right from the inn. Dining at Circa 1886 was exceptional and a wonderful memory. Take advantage of the guest 3-course meal offer and reserve ahead. If you can snag one of the few booth alcoves, your dinner will be even more special.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay and dinner at Circa 1886! We hope you will be able to visit us again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$402 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
john rutledge house hotel charleston, john rutledge hotel, john rutledge charleston
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharlestonDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about John Rutledge House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to John Rutledge House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (0.03 miles), St. Michael's Church (0.2 miles), and Sound of Charleston (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at John Rutledge House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at John Rutledge House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at John Rutledge House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at John Rutledge House Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to John Rutledge House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charleston Grill, Brown Dog Deli, and 82 Queen.
Is John Rutledge House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at John Rutledge House Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at John Rutledge House Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to John Rutledge House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.2 miles), Nathaniel Russell House (0.2 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.5 miles).