This is an old inn with charm but a little frayed round the edges. Some wallpaper is coming undone and the bathrooms are not what you would call 'high spec'. Having said that, the John Rutledge suite we stayed in was spacious and very nicely furnished. You can feel the history in the place and the innkeeper was very welcoming, her staff extremely helpful. Breakfast I personally did not enjoy very much, but it was nothing to complain about; I'm probably just fussy...Unlike the previous reviewer, I had no problem with the WiFi at all. It was efficient on all my three devices. Noise is an issue, as the floor boards announce every person going up or down the stairs, but there again, it IS an old inn. The drawing room was intimate and we met some nice fellow travellers, with whom to exchange thoughts and ideas.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- John Rutledge House Hotel Charleston
- John Rutledge Hotel
- John Rutledge Charleston