We usually stay at another fine hotel in Charleston but they recently changed their policy regarding well mannered pets. We have a wonderful little lap dog that goes with us when we vacation so I set out to find a fine hotel in a top location in Charleston. The John Rutledge House was top ranked by CondeNast. I called and inquired. A very helpful young man answered all my questions and rearranged some guest accommodations to give me exactly what I desired for the dates I needed. The carriage house room exceeded our expectations and the Tempur-Pedic mattress was a dream to sleep on (we have one at home, so we slept as good as in our own bed). Our room was conveniently located on the Inn's grounds and we could easily walk every place we wanted to go in Charleston. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and piping hot when it arrived each morning at our doorstep! We also enjoyed the lovely patio for our one late morning breakfast. The room was spotless and tastefully decorated. Every one of the young people who staffed the concierge and reception desk were knowledgeable and gracious. They even provided great directions when we needed them. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. We may never try another place in Charleston.
- 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