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“Great historic inn” 5 of 5 stars
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John Rutledge House Inn
Ranked #5 of 59 Hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great historic inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed at JRH Inn for a tour in July, 2013. Normally, July in SC is hot and dry but not this year. The Inn has umbrellas available for guest to use. Breakfast is available in your room, on the patio, or in the ballroom which is a wonderful room with a balcony. On the balcony, you can enjoy afternoon tea. The facilities are the perfect balance between modern convenience and historic charm. Everyone was friendly, gracious, and very responsive to our requests. Truly a wonderful place.

Room Tip: We were on the ground floor and even that room was great.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
We appreciate your wonderful and detailed review. Thank you for taking the time to share your John Rutledge House Inn experience. I am glad that you enjoyed our historic inn and modern amenities. Your note about our staff is appreciated - they are a fantastic team! We all look forward to visiting with you again.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

this Inn was beautiful. The sevice was spectacular. The Inn was immaculate/ food was superb/the grounds were very nice..It was worth the money.. It is one of those places that you do get what you pay for...lovely.

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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful review of your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled that you had such a fantastic visit and were treated to five-star service and Southern hospitality. We hope to see you back in Charleston again soon. Thank you for the recommendation.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Once you find this place, you will not stay anywhere else in Charleston. The home is a relaxing oasis amid the sights and sounds of the city. The staff is the best we've seen anywhere in our travels. The food was excellent (including Circa 1886). The room airy and comfortable. Worth every penny. We will be a regular.

Room Tip: The carriage house is exceptional.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about our recent stay at The John Rutledge House. The location is great. You can walk to all the attractions, but the area itself is not heavily congested with crowds and traffic congestion. We parked in the available parking lot and the only time we drove was over to Sullivan's Island. Check-in was smooth and the concierge was very helpful and knowledgeable. Our room was in the carriage house which is the rear of the main house. We loved our room! I was traveling with my mom and requested a room with 2 double beds. The room was spacious and had all the modern amenities you would expect to find at an hotel. There is free Wifi, but I found it to be rather slow, but the service is available if you need it. We took advantage of the the free breakfast & wine and appetizers served at 4:00. Overall, a very pleasant stay and not outrageously expensive compared to other hotels in the area.

Room Tip: Our room was in the carriage house. Quiet location near rear of property. Away from the noise of t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Calabash, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This B&B is very well run. Excellent staff, very clean and accommodating rooms. Parking is available to the rear of the property @ $12 per day. Expect to spend $800+ for a 2 night stay which is just about right to see the sights in Charleston.

Room Tip: Stayed in Room 6 which is in the main house - king bed and room was quite large.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend this place to stay. Great service and can walk to almost anywhere. Rooms were large we stayed on the first floor. Free breakfast is bed was very good. Best part 4:00 port wine and snacks on the beautiful porch!

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The John Rutledge House is a wonderful bed and breakfast located conveniently in the historic district. It is a short walk to the Battery, waterfront, and shopping areas. First, the service is fantastic. The front desk was extremely diligent in trying to help us make reservations at McCrady’s restaurant. The room service was prompt and the wait staff for the morning breakfast was excellent. The décor in our room was simple but roomy. The building and grounds was in good shape. Breakfast can be served in your room, the ball room, or out in the court yard. We found it nice to sit outside in the courtyard. One afternoon, we did attend afternoon drinks and appetizers in the ball room. The appetizers were ok but it was just nice to sit in the ball room or out in the balcony to take a mid-day break. Parking is adjacent behind the building with a minimal daily fee. The only minor issue was the free Wi-Fi was rather slow or inconsistent. Overall, a great bed and breakfast.

Room Tip: The Bull Street Gourmet & Market across the street from the parking lot is a great breakfast and...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. I am thrilled that you had such a fantastic time exploring Charleston with our inn as a home base. We pride ourselves in delivering a unique B&B experience and are glad that our breakfast and casual afternoon tea provided a nice break in your schedule. Thanks for your note about our wonderful staff. I will relay your message. Please come back and visit us soon.

Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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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 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#5 Romantic 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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