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John Rutledge House Inn

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Lombard, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The history behind the building is very cool. The fact that it was owned by a signer of the declaration is very interesting for a history buff. Throw in the George Washington part and that makes it better. The place is currently well kept up and the decor is nice. I enjoyed it.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in the carriage house of this inn. Located behind the inn with a beautiful courtyard, it was serene and very comfortable. The hotel staff were very friendly, quick to bring us breakfast on the courtyard or tea in the afternoon. Late afternoon tea and appetizers were delicious and not to be missed, located on 3rd...

1Thank Jim K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having stayed in some fabulous B & B's, we were pretty disappointed in this one. It did have a nice size room (although we had the deluxe) but the most disappointing thing was the breakfast. We tried it twice and then gave up and started eating breakfast out. Nothing was very tasty. Very basic. Also their afternoon tea snacks...

1Thank dcramer77
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your experience. Your notes about our complimentary amenities are greatly appreciated. It is our goal to deliver a flawless experience to our guests, so we sincerely apologize that your experience was not up to our high standards. Had we known about the issues you encountered, we would have done everything in...

Carmel Valley, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just spent a couple days in the George Washington room, a very large suite appointed with lovely period pieces as well as a classic four poster bed with a very comfortable Posturepedic mattress. A lovely breakfast was served each morning in the room with canapés and drinks in the afternoon in the wonderful upstairs lounge in...

1Thank Cubro
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review of the John Rutledge House Inn. We love being able to provide historic accommodations with modern amenities. We are so pleased that you took advantage of our complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks. Your personal mention of our staff means the world to us and we will be sure to pass along your compliments. We...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Charleston in late March. I selected John Rutledge House Inn based on location, reviews and historic nature of the house. We were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were given an overview of parking, amenities (food) and shown our room (Grand Suite on first floor by reception). The tea in the grand ballroom was a great way to meet...

1Thank Louise S
Ft, Myers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I make an annual trip to Charleston and I cannot think of anywhere else I would rather stay then at this wonderful bed-and-breakfast. The breakfasts are plentiful and tasty, The staff is eager to please, very convenient within the historic area of Charleston, with incredible restaurants in abundance within walking distance. It is the only home of a signer of...

1Thank richdbb
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the rich history of the property. We appreciate your compliments to our staff and the daily complimentary breakfast. We are glad to read that you were able to explore the historic district from our inn. We are thrilled to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic house. Lovely staff and everything you would need in comfortable rooms. Complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening port and cheese were an extra delight. Good location and easy to walk to everything. We only stayed here for 2 nights but wished we had more time.

1Thank Trinidcq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful inn, staff is very informative and willing to help with any need. The rooms are very large, we have our own living room, so big we could have hosted a private party there. Bathrooms are very modern and they have a separate stand up shower and jet tub. Breakfast is good and plenty. I definitely recommend this place to...

1Thank Evelyn P
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the accommodations, service, and amenities at our property. We strive to provide a relaxing stay for our guests, so we are delighted to read your comments. Thank you for your review. We hope to see you on your next trip...

Dawsonville, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a few days in Charleston for a short get-away. We often look for properties on the "Select Registry" when we travel and this Inn offered us a great location from which to explore the city. The Inn itself is amazingly maintained and the suite room we stayed in was top notch. The staff was amazing!...

2Thank DaveRutki
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you want to stay in the city in a historic inn, this is the place. The house is kept in amazing condition, as are the carriage houses in the back. The property is clean and very quiet. The staff at the concierge desk were always very friendly and helpful, especially Joseph. We would definitely stay here again!

1Thank Amanda M
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at the John Rutledge House Inn. We strive to provide the most historic setting possible, while still maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and modern amenities. Your compliments to our service staff is so appreciated and we will be sure to pass along your kind words. We hope to see you again on your next...

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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 

Additional Information about John Rutledge House Inn

Address: 116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Downtown
Price Range: $444 - $562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — John Rutledge House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
John Rutledge House Hotel Charleston
John Rutledge Hotel
John Rutledge Charleston
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#32 Business Hotel in Charleston
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“We like the carriage houses in back, probably more quiet as not directly on Broad Street which has fairly high traffic.”
F1946LFjimk, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The high floor we had was very quiet.”
dcramer77, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Staying in the carriage house was very quiet, we never heard a peep from anyone else.”
D9385FPamandam, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved the third floor main house rooms. No one above you, and very quiet.”
E1954TGcatherineb, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid first floor lobby rooms.”
GeorgiaToast, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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