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John Rutledge House Inn

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116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437
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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.
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Gus C wrote a review Apr. 12
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We enjoyed our stay at John Rutledge very much... The staff (Margo, Jim, all others) were extremely friendly and helpful, the daily breakfast was a great start to the day, and the champagne was cold. The location is also right where we wanted to be with easy access to various sites and spots in town. We will be back...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you for this lovely review of the John Rutledge House Inn. We appreciate your kind comments on our large accommodations, friendly staff, and daily full breakfast. We hope to welcome you back again soon and will be sure to share your kind comments to our team.
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Wishedforchild wrote a review Apr. 10
Woodstock, Georgia242 contributions17 helpful votes
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We enjoyed 5 days and nights at John Rutledge House Inn while vacationing in Charleston. As a signer of the Constitution, we enjoyed the history, the beautiful house, while staying in the Ashley Carriage house 2nd story King suite room #14. Breakfast in the Courtyard was delicious with ala carte option offered daily. The service, hospitality, clean and quiet rooms were complete with temperpedic beds and nice linens, a must for us! A small fridge, plenty of windows for lightening up the room, antique furniture, spacious room and dog friendly staff made for a great visit. We loved staying in the courtyard to relax and read, appreciated the help garnering reservations in the super restaurants around town. The location is next to St John the Baptist church which is gorgeous and the pealing of bells now and again so lovely. Not too loud ever!! Broad street is a busy street, but the courtyard and rooms were serene and quiet. Every afternoon, 4-6 was tea time, snacks served on individually wrapped plates with serve yourself the and lemonade in the lovely ballroom of the main house. COVid required us to wear mask in the house, and staff were diligent to make everything casual yet safe for us all. Linens and towels available when needed but no one came in the room while we were there, so we were ok with bringing our trash down etc. The locations is a few blocks down Meeting or Legare to Battery Park, short walk to any of the historical churches, the Market and restaurants. We drove to the pineapple fountain (Waterfront Park) and a small grocery was two blocks down for snacks. Thanks to Jim, Margo and Elizabeth (?) for being such great hosts and managers while we visited. The servers/cooks were so helpful and excellent too!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for this lovely review of the John Rutledge House Inn. We appreciate your kind comments on our large accommodations, friendly staff, and central location. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Mary Majerus wrote a review Apr. 9
Marietta, Georgia22 contributions
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We enjoyed our stay with history, comfortable temperpedic king bed, fridge in room, dog friendly and walk to battery park, meeting street and all churches close by. St John the Baptist Catholic Church next door rang bells often but rooms always quiet. We stayed in Ashley room 14 and loved the courtyard for breakfast, happy hour or reading. The weather was wonderful all week and the street quiet. Highly recommend! Price is a little high but worth it!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your great review of the John Rutledge House Inn! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the courtyard and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Krissi P wrote a review Mar. 2021
Texas48 contributions7 helpful votes
This hotel is a gem!!! We picked it due to its historical background but have been totally impressed with the hotel itself. It is impeccably clean and the staff are friendly and helpful with suggestions. Has a great location...5 min walk to the main touristy area and we were able to walk everywhere with ease. You will do A LOT of walking while in Charleston...we averaged 6 miles a day!! We stayed in room #3 in the main house and it was fabulous...large room with a nice seating area and cute table at which we ate the free made to order breakfast each day. Note that this room is close to the kitchen...never bothered us but if you are a super light sleeper it may. Water pressure was great and the hot water plentiful. Hotel also has complimentary coffee in the mornings and some alcohol in the evenings. Complimentary iced down waters on the back patio and in the in-room fridge. Also have bikes you can use to stroll the town and umbrellas for those rainy days. Do not hesitate to stay here...you will love it!!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our property, especially the location and breakfast service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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vegrayson wrote a review Mar. 2021
New York City, New York10 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a magnificent hotel in a historic mansion. The location is supremely convenient. I was much impressed by the professionalism of the staff. Afternoon tea in the ballroom was a delight. I will return soon!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our property, especially the location and afternoon tea in the ballroom. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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US$286 - US$420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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john rutledge house hotel charleston, john rutledge hotel, john rutledge charleston
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United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharlestonDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about John Rutledge House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to John Rutledge House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (0.04 km), St. Michael's Church (0.3 km), and Sound of Charleston (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at John Rutledge House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at John Rutledge House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at John Rutledge House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at John Rutledge House Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to John Rutledge House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include 82 Queen, Charleston Grill, and Brown Dog Deli.
Is John Rutledge House Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Charleston.
Are any cleaning services offered at John Rutledge House Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at John Rutledge House Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to John Rutledge House Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (0.3 km), Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (0.6 km), and McLeod Plantation Historic Site (4.0 km).