My husband and I recently spent four nights at the John Rutledge House Inn. This was our first real visit to the South (not counting Disney World!), so we wanted to have the experience of staying in a historic building. We stayed in the Elizabeth Grimke room on the second floor. It was a huge room. Our room was right next to the ballroom where breakfast and afternoon snacks were served, but we never had any noise problems with that. The bed was very comfortable, a Tempur-pedic I believe. The bathroom vanity had plenty of counter space. We did not experience too much street noise in the room, because it was in the back of the house, rather than facing Broad Street. Our view was actually of a beautiful cathedral, which wasn't a noise problem at all, even though we were there on a Sunday, and there was school activity during the weekdays. The breakfasts were very good. I had the scrambled eggs every morning, and my husband really enjoyed the french toast with mango syrup, twice. He also had the turkey and pesto strudel, which I have to say was not as good as the french toast. We did not try the shrimp and grits. I have to give a special shout out to Patrice and Cassie. Patrice gave us wonderful restaurant and sight seeing recommendations, and made dinner reservations for us one evening. Both gave us good sightseeing tips, and Cassie printed out detailed driving instructions for us when we left, as we were stopping in Beaufort on our way to Savannah. The breakfast servers were very pleasant as well. The Inn's location was perfect. We like to take our guide books and start walking everywhere to look at the highlights, and we could do this easily from our base. The Charleston historic district is just beautiful to see, and the John Rutledge House was the perfect place to stay while seeing the sights.
- 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