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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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Goshen, Virginia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A warm welcome, a beautiful historic home and a very comfortable room made for an exceptional stay. Location was perfect and the staff so accommodating! We especially enjoyed the afternoon tea on the Piazza and the complimentary port and sherry. Although we spent a good bit of our time in this grand old house, our room was in the old...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. We strive to offer a uniquely Charleston experience, so we are delighted to read that you enjoyed tea on the piazza and port and sherry in the ballroom. We are glad that you were comfortable in your carriage house room and enjoyed the renovated...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Inn was quite nice, clean and everything tidy and in place. It's located in a fabulous part of town... close to everything. But what impressed me the most was the wonderful welcome by everyone. Beyond that... Zach Sierputowski the concierge was incredible! His follow up was flawless in arranging three dinners and a brunch all which were magnificent and...

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Southport, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We enjoyed our stay at this B&B. We stayed for 3 nights in mid Decemeber. The house was decorated for Christmas and very festive. The staff was welcoming and we enjoyed the afternoon tea and appetizers and after diiner port and brandy. Our room was on the 3rd floor and there is no elevator, but after eating all the marvelous...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the John Rutledge House Inn. We are glad to see that you took advantage of our evening spirits and afternoon tea. Christmas is a wonderful time to visit our beautiful city and I am pleased that you enjoyed our cozy fireplaces. We love being able to provide a location that makes walking...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The John Rutledge House Inn is a lovely historic building with a very accommodating and friendly staff. We stayed there over Christmas with our dog and had a great time. The carriage houses in the rear are dog-friendly and conveniently located by the parking area.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our room was in the Ashley Carriage House. The accomdations were exceptional. Our breakfast was delivered on time and was delicious. The staff went out of their to make us feel welcome. Joseph and Margo were the concierge during our stay. They were friendly and helpful in making recommendations for us to enjoy our time in Charleston. We will definitely...

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

Thank you for sharing about your experience at the John Rutledge House Inn. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the accommodations as well as your interaction with our staff. We appreciate your compliments to our breakfast. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Charleston. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor

Reviewed 28 December 2016

This Inn/B&B is fabulous. No detail is left undone. Most courteous staff. Beautiful accommodations. Convenient location. Pet friendly. Has 2 beautiful Carriage Houses in the rear which makes it very easy to accommodate pets.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay! Hotel was immaculate. Staff was helpful & friendly. We arrived in time for afternoon tea & treats. The rooms were very historical & charming with a modern touch. It was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Breakfast was served promptly and it was delicious, servings were generous. Will make this a regular visit when coming to Charleston.

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

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We strive to provide genuine Southern Hospitality, so we are thrilled to read that our staff was helpful and you enjoyed our complimentary amenities such as breakfast and afternoon tea. We appreciate your review and look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Richard Widman,...

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 December 2016

There lot's of wonderful places to stay in Charleston, but I can't think of anywhere I would rather stay than this inn. It is truly like you are the invited guest into someone's home. The staff treats everyone like they are the only ones there, very attentive and friendly, you would expect nothing less from the Old South. Our room...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €312 - €382 (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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“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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