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Willow Spring, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The John Rutledge House during SEWE 2017 weekend was everything we had hoped for and more! The staff were attentive and the space was amazing. Location could not be any better. We parked our car and walked everywhere! It was our Anniversary trip and we were surprised by the staff with Champagne and Chocolates. It doesn't get any better than...

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Knoxville, TN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our group of six ladies stayed at the John Rutledge House last weekend to celebrate my niece's 35th birthday. Location was great...easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Accommodations were spacious and comfortable (we stayed in 3 deluxe rooms on the top floor in the main house) with historic charm but all of the modern amenities. We loved the delicious...

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

Thank you for choosing the John Rutledge House Inn for your girls' getaway weekend! We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our complimentary amenities, our location, and the historic charm of our property. We strive to deliver authentic Southern Hospitality, so we are delighted to read your comments about your interaction with our staff. We hope to see you...

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I happily recommend the John Rutledge House Inn because the staff is so friendly, the accommodations are so comfortable and historical and the food is very good. Granted it provides a daily breakfast either in your room or the ball room, thre is also a daily tea time with hors oeuvres and sherry and brandy at 8pm. The staff is...

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Camden, Maine
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

These folks are extremely dog friendly but nothing suffers from it. We stayed in one of the carriage house rooms which was comfortable, elegant and clean. The view from the courtyard is amazing. Breakfast to order was provided in our room. I have nothing but good things to say about this inn.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled to hear that the carriage house rooms were comfortable for both you and your pets. We appreciate your kind words as we pride ourselves on being a historic hotel with modern amenities. I look forward to being able to welcome you back to the John...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 10 February 2017

First stayed at John Rutledge House in the late 1980s, within its first year or two of operation. That was our first trip to Charleston, a city we love, and we honeymooned at the Inn, in one of the grand suites, 23 years ago. We have revisited many times, and this is obviously a sentimental favorite. We love the location...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 10 February 2017

As a history buff, I'm thrilled I was able to stay in the former home of John Rutledge one of my favorite figures from the War for Independence. If this was the Presidential Election of 1788-1789 and I was a presidential elector I also would've cast my vote for him. That being said, my wife and I had a great...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad that our staff was so accommodating and you enjoyed their recommendations for planning your days and nights in Charleston. I will be sure to personally share your kind words with the team so they can be recognized for...

Melbourne Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My husband surprised me with a trip to Charleston for my birthday and a stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. From the moment we checked in we felt the history of this home and a great start to our weekend. All of the staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcomed and special. The breakfasts were delicious...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed at the John Rutledge House about 20 years ago, and came back with some friends recently. It was as I remembered - a nicely restored inn that kept its historical character while adding modern conveniences. Room was nice. Only room related complaint is that one hears a lot of "creaking" on the lower floor, and the bath towels...

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled to hear that every part of your stay with us exceeded your expectations. Our location is one of our biggest assets, and we love hearing that our guests took advantage of the wonderful sights nearby. We appreciate your compliments to our accommodations, staff...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The John Rutledge House is a wonderful venue in historic Charleston. And it's not often that someplace this nice is also pet friendly. The staff is professional, friendly and helpful. The Inn's ambiance and facilities are upscale and worthy of the historic neighborhood. Our carriage house room was large, well-furnished, and featured a comfortable Tempur-Pedic bed. Despite the church steeples...

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

Thank you for this glowing review of the John Rutledge House Inn. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our historic accommodations in the heart of Charleston. Our staff is our biggest asset and I am thrilled that they made your stay more memorable. I am also pleased that you took advantage of our many complimentary amenities. I hope...

Tinton Falls
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The John Rutledge was just great. All of the staff were friendly and very accommodating. They were very knowledgeable about the area and quick to guide us in the right direction. The rooms were extremely comfortable. The breakfast was served in a timely manor with a choice of eating in your room, the ballroom or another area in the hotel....

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $460 - $556 (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
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#5 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
#16 Family Hotel in Charleston
#32 Business Hotel in Charleston
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“Staying in the carriage house was very quiet, we never heard a peep from anyone else.”
 of 5 bubbles D9385FPamandam, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved the third floor main house rooms. No one above you, and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles E1954TGcatherineb, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid first floor lobby rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgiaToast, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The John Rutledge Suite is exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles harron1987, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are apart from the house in the carriage houses. No elevators in either place.”
 of 5 bubbles 77candacef, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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