Staying at the Rutledge House is a treat that we enjoy every time we come to Charleston. It is a beautiful and historic home with a lot of charm.
The location is great for exploring the historic area of Charleston and very close to great shopping on King Street. We enjoy walking and exploring all the neat little side streets and checking out the gardens and historic homes. Good exercise - great scenery!
Best of all, for a small charge, they have a place to park your car which is a very important consideration in a town where parking is very limited.
Our room was very well appointed, very clean, and quite large.
The staff is always helpful, pleasant, friendly, and willing to help plan your stay in Charleston or make reservations for dinner at any of the excellent restaurants in the area.
Breakfast is always a treat at the John Rutledge House. The Shrimp and Grits is the best way to start a day that I can think of. There are many choices on the breakfast menu and you can pick as many or as few items as you desire. You may also choose where you would like to eat you breakfast; in your room, in the ballroom, or if the weather is nice, out in the courtyard.
We have never had a problem finding a table in the ballroom as the guests seem to have a wide range of time preferences. You can pick a time slot to have your breakfast ready and they usually come quite close but since we know we are not the only guests there, we can be flexible either way.
All in all, a great place to stay and with the historic nature of the house, it puts you in a perfect mindset to explore the history, gardens, and architecture of Charleston.
We will return again and again when we travel south in March to see if Spring is on the way!
- 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