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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to stay in the city in a historic inn, this is the place. The house is kept in amazing condition, as are the carriage houses in the back. The property is clean and very quiet. The staff at the concierge desk were always very friendly and helpful, especially Joseph. We would definitely stay here again!

Thank Amanda M
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful bed and breakfast. The house and rooms were amazing and the house is full of history. This bed and breakfast is on the south side of downtown but still a very good location. We walked everywhere. The breakfasts were good but not great.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After extensive research, my daughter selected the John Rutledge House for our lodging in Charleston, and we were not disappointed! Staying in this magnificent home was a treat beyond compare. From the four poster bed (main house, room 8) to the working fireplace, to the nightly turn down service, we felt pampered and special. Having the choice of breakfast in...

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Rutledge House Inn and were not disappointed. While there were just a few aspects we felt could be better, our overall impression and experience were positive. We chose a Main House Grand Suite and it was indeed huge with sliding panel doors between the bedroom and the living room. Our room was number 5, just inside the...

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

Thank you for this detailed review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the layout of your suite and the breezy piazza for afternoon tea. It is also wonderful to read that your interactions with our passionate staff were positive and noteworthy. I am sorry that the air conditioning in your room and your...

Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at many B&Bs over the years. The John Rutledge House Inn is certainly one of the best! From our warm and enthusiastic greeting by one of the Concierges, Margo, to the spacious and comfortable room in the original Carriage House, to the choice of having breakfast in your room, the private courtyard or the...

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

Thank you for joining us at the John Rutledge House Inn. I appreciate the lovely recount of your stay with us. I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful visit and your experiences with our staff were so positive. We are thrilled that you took advantage of our central and our complimentary amenities. We hope to have you stay...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were walking down Broad St, we came across this beautiful home. We stopped to admire the extensive wrought iron work and read about this home. The house was built in 1763 by John Rutledge, who was a signer of the U.S. Constitution, the first Governor of South Carolina, and a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Today, the...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at John Rutledge House Inn on our honeymoon and it was one of the highlights of our visit to the United States. We have stayed in some magnificent hotels around the world but never felt so welcome as at John Rutledge House. The hospitality of the staff and exceptional quality of service made for a...

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in a hotel in Charleston that was historical. The John Rutledge House really filled the bill - it was built by one of the signers of the Constitution! Our room was very comfortable and attractive. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful. We enjoyed tea in the ballroom and browsed the book there showing the restoration...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the John Rutledge House Inn. We love being able to provide historic accommodations right in the heart of the city. Your account of the time you spent with us is so wonderful to hear and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to our devoted staff. We hope to have...

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The John Rutledge House Inn made our Charleston anniversary celebration incredibly unique! The room was fabulous, the history spectacular, and the hospitality top-notch. From activity recommendations to dining reservations, the staff went above and beyond to make certain our trip and 20-year anniversary celebration was perfect. We will definitely stay at the John Rutledge House Inn the next time we...

Thank Kim B
Woodstock, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful property, friendly and helpful staff, dog friendly, easy parking, conveniently located. What more could you ask for? The bed and pillows were very comfortable, even to the point of not missing my own. The included in-room breakfast was delivered precisely on time every morning and was hot and tasty. We also enjoyed coffee in the courtyard and hors d'oeuvres...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are so glad that you and your pet enjoyed our historic accommodations. We are pleased to read that you took advantage of our complimentary amenities such as breakfast and afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
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: $344 - $416 (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
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#32 Business Hotel in Charleston
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“Staying in the carriage house was very quiet, we never heard a peep from anyone else.”
 of 5 bubbles D9385FPamandam, 5 days ago | Read review
“We loved the third floor main house rooms. No one above you, and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles E1954TGcatherineb, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid first floor lobby rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgiaToast, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The John Rutledge Suite is exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles harron1987, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Some of the rooms are apart from the house in the carriage houses. No elevators in either place.”
 of 5 bubbles 77candacef, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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