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The Rhett House Inn
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 25, 2011

We have stayed half a dozen times at the Rhett House Inn and it is consistently great. The location is superb and the hospitality outstanding. Whether wine and cheese in the parlor or desserts for guests returning from dinner, the graciousness is welcoming, low-key and unforced.

Room Tip: There are 3 rooms on the main floor. Avoid #1 because the floor slants so much that your feet are sl...
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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2011

Thank you for your continued patronage. We truly appreciate that you choose to stay with us whenever you visit Beaufort. Thank you for the wonderful compliments and we look forward to welcoming you back time and time again.

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

My wife and I traveled to Beuafort as part of an anniversary trip. The Rhett House is one of those unforgettable places. The staff was superb...Jeanne, Anya, Yvonne, David and Betsy were incredible hosts. Each night my wife and I sat at the "kitchen table" and met wonderful people and really got to know the staff.....couldn't have been cozier or more relaxed. For those seeking a spectacular venue while in Beaufort...the Rhett House is definitely incredible.

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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2011

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. We hope to welcome you back.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

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The staff at The Rhett House Inn really go out of their way for each guest and are very helpful, nice and friendly.

I love that they serve drinks like lemonade and sweet tea for free as well as soft drinks. That's a huge perk. They also had out cookies but neither my husband nor I enjoyed those. We did, however, like the assortment of cheese, fruit and crackers in the evening. We skipped dessert (which is also included in the stay) but I'm sure it was great.

The breakfast was very good. In fact, it was the best grits I've ever had. They will even let you have both breakfast options if you want (i.e. pancakes and eggs).

The veranda with the hammock and outdoor seating was lovely and had great views.

The Rhett House Inn has an ironing board and iron, and a TV in each room with tons of channels. The common room has videos for guests to watch in their room, books, magazines and interesting things throughout.

Like the others, my only complaint is with the bathroom. It is dated (obviously since it's a historic house) but the fan has got to go. The fan in the bathroom was so loud it sounded like a hurricane and was downright scary each time we turned it on. The shower could also use a new head -- think 1970.

The room was comfortable although the air conditioning suddenly went off in the night and we were burning up.

I would recommend The Rhett House Inn for a lovely night in Beaufort but realize that this is not a modern hotel; it's a historic inn.

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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the amenities we offer. We have replaced the fan in the room and apologize for any inconvenience. The Rhett House Inn dates back to 1820 and we are glad you appreciated the charm and feel of a Historic house.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

My sister and I just returned from a whirlwind trip through the South: Atlanta, Savannah, Beaufort (1 day only), Charleston and Natchez, Miss. By far our favorite experience was the Rhett House Inn in Beaufort. The town is lovely, the people charming and friendly, and the Rhett House is simply gorgeous. Our stay there was delightful, so much so that we wished we had more time.

The Rhett House offered beautifully presented canapes and wine, champagne all day and evening, and home-cooked dessert just before bedtime. The room was lovely, and breakfast the following morning was exquisite. Beautiful old dining room, heavy silver, crisp linens and delicious food, perfectly prepared.

What more could you ask?

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2011

You can't ask for a better review than that. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you are right one night is not enough to absorb all the history and beauty that Beaufort offers. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We spent two nights in the cottage across from the inn. The room was very nice, although the bathroom had probably seen better days. The room and bath were clean. We very much enjoyed the welcoming attitudes of the staff and the wonderful breakfast each morning. We could walk most anywhere from the inn.

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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2011

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the attentiveness of our staff. We are in such a great location just one block from the Intracoastal waterway and waterfront park. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime.

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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed two nights in Room 3 which is upstairs in the front of the main inn. It is a nice big room and the bed is big and comfortable. We enjoyed reading out on the porch and the breakfast and snacks were all delicious. Having a yummy dessert at night was an extra treat. My only "complaints" were that our bathroom needed an complete overhaul...it's very old. Also, the carpet in our room was very industrial looking....took some charm out of the otherwise charming room. We had a great time walking the streets of Beaufort and learning some of its history. We would definitely come back...just might pick a different room.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2011

Thank you for your review and constructive comments. We are in the process of making renovations to our rooms. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the close proximity to the downtown area. We look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We visited the Rhett House to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. All was well until we went to bed on the first night and realised that the vent for the air conditioning was situated directly above our heads. Cold air was blown into our faces continuously all night long; the thermostat was clearly not working. The next day we were assured that we could switch off the air con which would be better than having another cold and uncomfortable night. Unfortunately we discovered that the controls are for two rooms and our neighbours switched it back on. We had a second miserable night with very little sleep. The next morning the manager cursorily told us that yes they already knew about the problem . It seems very unfair to have accepted our booking for five nights in this room, as the least we expected from our visit was a good night's sleep. We were moved to the annexe ,which was an ok room, but not what we wanted so we just spent one more night. The manager gve us an extremely small reduction on our room rate, very little in the way of apology and certainly made no effort to make up for our disappointment.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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AMC20, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2011

The Rhett House Inn prides itself on attention to detail and customer service. The Inn dates back to the 1820's and some of the rooms are on a shared heating/air unit. We make ourselves available to help our guests or provide access to control these units. Our sincerest apologies that your stay was so uncomfortable. Our entire staff is dedicated to ensure that each guest experience is nothing but the best. We in no way meant to be cursory or make light of the situation. The rooms on a shared unit are our most requested rooms and we do our best to regulate the heating and air to satisfy each guest's needs. We had no idea when you checked out that you were so disappointed in the rate reduction and the offer to move you to another room.

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Address: 1009 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5577
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#2 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range: $208 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rhett House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The multi award winning historic Rhett House Inn, located in Beaufort, SC, with its sprawling verandahs and white columns, is known for it's Southern Hospitality and has been the home away from home for many movie stars like Barbara Streisand, Ben Affleck, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and in Beaufort's Historic District, the Rhett House Inn is a few walking blocks to all restaurants, bars, and shops. Complimentary champagne on arrival and after dinner deserts. ... more   less 
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