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Reviewed 5 January 2015

I recommend the Rutledge house. It is a romantic getaway perfectly located in the historic district with countless things to do and see. The services and staff cannot be beat! The rooms were amazing. The fireplace was great and the furniture was true to the time period.

1Thank nc-traveler201
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The fact that the "proprietor" of this business continues to deny the remarks made by his patrons on this website goes to show the tactlessness of the treatment at this inn. I have explicit recollections of booking two nights. In fact, we were unable to stay at prior inns we contacted because of their lack of availability for two nights....

7Thank Nicolas D
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize again, as we did in the review titled “They packed our bags and kicked us out.” It is unfortunate that the remedy we chose to rectify the difficult situation we were in impacted you so negatively. For that, we sincerely apologize. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor

New Jersey
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I have visited Charleston on 4 previous occasions but my first time at John Rutledge House Inn. The visit was by far my best stay in Charleston, thanks to John Rutledge House Inn. The service was exceptional. Everyone was kind and courteous and went beyond the call of duty. The breakfast was included and delicious. In addition, afternoon tea added...

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

Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. It is an honor to hear that our staff exceeded your expectations. We strive to make your trip as wonderful as possible, so we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, the breakfast, and the afternoon tea. We look forward to...

Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

We most definitely made a two night booking. At noon the day after arriving we were called and told that we had to check out because our stay was booked for a single night. They also couldn't book us for another room because their "system was down". We were at the plantations near Charleston and went back to sort things...

8Thank Sebastian D
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House Inn, responded to this review

When you called to make your reservation, our rooms were completely sold-out on the second night. Upon your arrival, you signed a registration card acknowledging that your reservation was for only one night. After repeated calls to your cell phone, after your scheduled check-out time, we had no other choice than to remove your bags to prepare the room for...

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Overall this B&B is very nice. We went to Charleston for the Christmas week and wanted to take our dog with us and this was 1 of only a handful of B&B's or Hotels that could accommodate. The rooms was in the Carriage house, 8 rooms in total, and worked very well although the carpet either should be removed or...

Thank Rathcoolej
Reviewed 23 December 2014

It was our 45th. We could not have stayed in a more accommodating & comfortable location. The grand suite was definitely "grand" with 2 rooms, each with fireplace. Enjoyed the champagne as a gift & the complimentary sherry & brandy. Loved the breakfast choices, both quality of food & option of served in room or in ballroom at our chosen...

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

Thank you for choosing the John Rutledge House Inn for such a special occasion! I am glad to hear you were pleased with the Grand Suite. Thank you for your comments about our complimentary breakfast as well as the sherry and brandy. We are pleased to offer these complimentary amenities. We love being able to offer a unique place to...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Our stay at the John Rutledge House Inn could not have been better! It is great to stay in such an historic building and still be able to experience all of the luxury you expect at a newer facility. The location is very convenient - within walking distance of great shopping and restaurants. The 24/7 concierge is extremely helpful. We...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Our first trip to Charleston was greatly enhanced by our stay at the John Rutledge House. It's location was ideal for walking and truly experiencing the city. The staff was extremely helpful suggesting attractions and dining, and the complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening brandy were unexpected benefits. We had a room on the lower level, near the kitchen, which...

Thank LAB229
Reviewed 11 December 2014

This is the best place I have ever stayed in the most wonderful city I will ever stay in. I wanted to see Charleston for so long and it was even better than I expected it to be. John Rutledge House is in a fabulous location allowing for walking distance to so many attractions. The concierge members are fabulous! Each...

2Thank Joanne I
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 December 2014

The John Rutledge House Inn is the perfect place to stay in Charleston. It has that old-fashion charm of southern hospitality. They have a friendly and helpful staff to see to your needs and make your stay memorable. It's a nice romantic inn with a fireplace for ambience, and breakfast in bed. What could be more perfect!

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

Thank you for taking your time to review the John Rutledge House Inn. We are happy to hear that you loved Charleston as much as we do. We have a fireplace in each suite, which is perfect for romance around the holidays. Thank you for the compliment about our wonderful staff. The dedication from our staff is one of our...

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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: €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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