The John Rutledge House on Broad Street in beautiful Charleston was a delight to behold. Entering up one side of the double entry staircase to the magnificient front door, I knew at once that this lovely B & B was setting the tone for what was a wonderful vacation in Charleston. The staff and service were impecable. The room was beautiful.. We stayed in the Edward Rutledge room on the thrid floor which was large enough to be called a suite. It was beautifully appointed and the beds were extremely comfortable. My only dissappointment was the food. Breakfast offerings were unusual (I am sure they were trying to capture the Southern Charleston cuisine) but missed the mark and the hors d'oeuvre were not anything to write home about and certainly not a reflection of the quality showed throughout the rest of the B & B. It is so centrally located, only a couple of blocks from the Four-Corners area and a leisurely stroll to the battery and home tours. The overall experience was grand and only enhanced our stay in Charleston. Southern hospitality is alive and well at the John Rutledge House.
- 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