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John Rutledge House Inn

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116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
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#5 of 73 hotels in Charleston
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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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
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Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Safe
Telephone
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Charles B wrote a review Jul 2021
Land O Lakes, United States1 contribution
I have stayed at JRH a couple of times. They are located in the heart of old Charleston and you can walk to everything. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. There are a range of full breakfast items on the menu, and afternoon social, and evening drinks. Taking to whole package into account this is a great value and I highly recommend JRH!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Michelle Woodhull, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for being a return guest of the John Rutledge House Inn. We are pleased to read that our knowledgeable staff and full breakfast menu made your stay more enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit to Charleston.
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Anita S wrote a review Jun 2021
San Diego, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
My two sisters and I had a wonderful girls weekend in Charleston. Staying at the John Rutledge Inn was the highlight. Our suite on the second floor was perfect for our adventure. It is huge with a separate living room - Perfect space for us to spread out and enjoy our time together. Breakfast was a treat on the patio or in the ballroom. The front porch adjacent to our living room was very comfy on a rainy afternoon. The staff was amazing as per other reviews. I would highly recommend this historic hotel. Very well located for all restaurants and tours. We never used the car.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michelle Woodhull, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for this lovely review of the John Rutledge House Inn and for choosing to celebrate your girls weekend with us. We appreciate your kind comments on our spacious rooms, breakfast and amazing staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Extraordinary474234 wrote a review Jun 2021
Brentwood, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
My mom and I stayed for 3 nights in May in one of the ground floor rooms. Some of the previous reviews mentioned noise at night, but that was never an issue at all. We were warmly greeted by Margo every time we got back to the lobby area. She offered to take our picture out front before a nice dinner, she made very helpful suggestions for things to see and great places to eat. I needed a bobby pin for a dress I was wearing and she looked all over for one and couldn’t find one, but she then brought me to Lisa who hemmed my dress right then and there. I was amazed at how helpful they were and how they made us feel right at home. The breakfast was delicious and brought right at the time we scheduled it for. The afternoon tea/lemonade and appetizers were a fun treat, as well as the evening port. The location of the Inn was ideal for walking and exploring the best spots in Charleston. If we ever get back to South Carolina, we will be sure to reserve a stay at the John Rutledge Inn!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michelle Woodhull, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn
Responded Jun 25, 2021
Thank you for such a lovely recount of your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We appreciate your kind remarks about our passionate staff, complimentary breakfast, and central location. We hope to have you stay with us again soon and I will be sure to share your kind comments with Margo and Lisa.
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Gail J wrote a review Jun 2021
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We stayed at JRH in early May. This was our 2nd stay in a few years. We love the location and the staff is very attentive. Breakfast in the courtyard is a plus. Our room was lovely and well appointed. We look forward to coming back to Charleston.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: We like the rooms off of the courtyard
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Response from Michelle Woodhull, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn
Responded Jun 4, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our property, especially the breakfast in the courtyard and well appointed room. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and truly appreciate your repeat business!
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Jennifer Z wrote a review Jun 2021
32 contributions12 helpful votes
Very nice place to stay with personal touches and comfort. The people were great and the garden courtyard, free breakfast to order, complimentary brandy and port happy hour was awesome. The location is within walking distance of the historic district and the bicycle taxis are easy and fun when you don't want to walk. If we get back to Charleston, I would only stay at the John Rutledge house!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The carriage house is great, other rooms are probably good too.
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Response from Michelle Woodhull, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn
Responded Jun 4, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our property, especially the perfect location in the historic district and outdoor courtyard We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$286 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 82 Queen, Charleston Grill, and Brown Dog Deli.
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), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.4 miles), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (2.5 miles).