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John Rutledge House Inn

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The house may be historical. The room and the staff were excellent. The staff could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The room which was in the historic carriage house on the second floor was beautifully decorated. The bed most comfortable. Breakfast was served at our request in the courtyard. This location was great as was... More 

Thank R M
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Found it on the internet while looking for places to stay in Charleston. Initially just looking for a hotel to stay in while attending a child's weekend sports tournament in the area, but decided to go off the beaten path, and so glad we did. Actually with everything we did, staying at the John Rutledge was the most unique experience... More 

Thank smule1720
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the John Rutledge House Inn. Your impression of our inn is exactly what we hope our guests take with them when they leave. Thank you for recognizing our staff and their passion for their jobs. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed meeting other guests over our complimentary afternoon tea. Charleston is a... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Combine a bed and breakfast full of old southern charm with a five-star hotel and you get this amazing place! The service was unbelievable! The concierge's we're so helpful and friendly! They felt like your best friend. They were able to supply us with beach towels and chairs and a cooler if we chose to go to the beach. The... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the John Rutledge House for our 43rd Anniversary and everything was just perfect. Wonderful staff, beautiful surroundings, and delicious breakfast along with the tea each afternoon!! Cannot say enough nice things.

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

I am so glad to hear that you chose John Rutledge House Inn as the place to spend such a special weekend. It is wonderful to read such high praise for our team, accommodations and amenities. We take great pride in delivering a five star experience for each of our guests. We hope that we will get the chance to... More 

Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stay at a historical landmark. Everyone was so accommodating. We stayed with our dog and she was greeted with fresh water, bowls and treats. The room was very well appointed and bright with windows. We had breakfast in the courtyard and it was lovely. You won't regret your stay here. Absolutely wonderful!

Elkins, West Virginia
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been staying at the John Rutledge for the past 6 years. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Charleston. It is a beautiful Inn with an excellent staff. We enjoy walking and the Inn is conveniently located. The concierges have always provided excellent suggestions for local dinner favorites and entertainment choices. We have always enjoyed... More 

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

What a great review of the John Rutledge House. Thank you! Your continual visits are our greatest compliment. We are so glad to hear that you and your family took advantage of our complimentary breakfast and enjoyed our passionate staff. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First stay in a Bed and Breakfast and wow, far exceeded my expectations. Such a historical house. The staff was very helpful, especially concierge Johnathan. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea and brandy service. Had a choice of where to have breakfast served--ballroom, courtyard, or in room.

Thank Beth N
Myrtle Beach
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast . Very conveniently located in historic Charleston...can walk to the Battery, Charleston city market, restaurants, etc. All of the staff was helpful, from carrying our bags in, to bringing us extra bacon at breakfast. They knew it was our anniversary and gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne . You can have breakfast brought to your... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at the John Rutledge House Inn. We strive to provide genuine Southern Hospitality, so we are delighted to read that our staff was able to add to your experience. We are glad that your stay was quiet and peaceful and that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. We appreciate your review and hope... More 

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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We booked the John Rutledge House Inn on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed at the Inn. Overall, the Inn is an historic Charleston house owned by a signer of the Constitution. Very historic in a city of many historic structures. We stayed in a large second floor room. The room was very nice and the Inn exudes... More 

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Point Richmond, California
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The staff at the Rutledge House were very welcoming and the house is beautiful. The staff cheerfully helped us with our bags and got us settled into our room. The parking is in the back of the property but it takes a few minutes to get to is because of all the one way streets. They offered tea, lemonade and... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at the John Rutledge House. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic hotel with modern amenities, so we are happy to hear you enjoyed the refreshments and your accommodations. We are delighted that our staff was accommodating and helpful. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Concierge
  • 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 Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Price Range: $247 - $396 (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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