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“Elegant and comfortable historic southern charm” 5 of 5 stars
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John Rutledge House Inn
Ranked #6 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
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3 reviews
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“Elegant and comfortable historic southern charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Wr stayed at the John Rutledge House for two nights with our small dog. We had a beautiful room in the Ashley Carriage House, and the bed was so comfortable! My dog enjoyed the treats that greeted her in our room upon arrival with a note attached. Breakfast in the ballroom was delicious and a lovely spot to relax. The location is perfect. I would definitely stay here the next time I am in Charleston.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Too high a price for medicre breakfasts. Wonderful room with comfortable bed.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I stayed with my cousin in the Edward Rutledge room and it was spacious and beautiful! The beds were comfy and there was even a working fireplace in the room! Perhaps the two best things about our stay at The Rutledge Inn was 1. the proximity to the shopping and street life on King street and 2. The amazing breakfast spread! We are both Pescetarian and they had a great selection for us to choose from. Definitely do NOT pass up their grits or the biscuit with sherried fruit. We opted for breakfast in the peaceful and serene courtyard; it was the way to go. We also enjoyed the complimentary spirits in the upstairs lounge area after a late dinner in the city. Definitely spend some time on their upstairs balcony taking in the calm street, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown. Highly recommended!

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Pembroke, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My wife an I had a relaxing time at the John Rutledge house. We enjoyed the afternoon tea and being able to sit an relax on the front porch. We also enjoyed the courtyard. The breakfast was a great way to start the day. A good selection of standard fare and plenty of fresh fruit. I enjoyed having breakfast served in my room. I did not have to get up and get dressed to go out for breakfast. I look forward to spending more time at this wonderful Inn,

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greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

the rutledge house was everything we hoped it would be...the history of the house, the charm, and everyone was extra nice...the breakfast was great.best grits we have had in a long time...super clean room and we could walk to all the historic streets......we will be back..

Room Tip: we stayed in one of the two carraige houses.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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central massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

My daughter and I were heading through Charleston on our way home from a lengthy road trip. Our stay at the John Rutledge House Inn was very delightful. Our geust room was charming and quite spacious. Breakfast was delicious & we enjoyed eating it in their courtyard. I would stay here again and recommend my friends to do the same.

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Beautiful house. Attentive, helpful staff. Each room and each hallway has amazing 100+ year old parquet floors, each with a unique design. Supposedly, the carpenter (a true craftsman) took 8 years to create the floors.

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Additional Information about John Rutledge House Inn

Property: John Rutledge House Inn
Address: 116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#6 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#32 Business Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — John Rutledge House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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 
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