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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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My wife and I went to Charleston for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday. We enjoy staying at B&Bs and were fortunate to have selected the John Rutledge House. From the moment we stepped through the front door everyone was very friendly and professional....More
Great hotel/B&B in historic district of downtown Charleston. The rooms are fantastic and the bed was so comfortable. The staff could not have been nicer and both concierge's were fantastic, Jim and Margo. Location is great, as it is just a few blocks from everything...More
This home is beautifully maintained. Our room was plenty spacious with a very comfortable bed and lots of room for our luggage, etc.
The staff is great, from the concierge to the kitchen. Everyone was very friendly and polite and accommodating. Jim, the day concierge...More
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded yesterday
Thank you for the kind review of your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. Our guest loves being able to enjoy a full breakfast and the complimentary afternoon tea. Your personal mentions of staff members that made such a positive impression is so appreciated...More
I'll start by saying that the hotel was clean and the staff was very helpful, though almost overbearingly so. The room was nice but a bit outdated. Our particular room was on the ground floor, so it was very loud even at night. I woke...More
Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your feedback and are very sorry that you had a disappointing breakfast and noise you experienced during your stay with us. We offer many complimentary amenities such as afternoon wine and cheese, wireless...More
It was quite a joy to not be rushed with check-in and to have everything explained. As soon as I got to our room, I knew where I could walk to see things. The front desk staff (round-the-clock) made me feel like I had come...More
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for a lovely recount of your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. Our staff is comprised of hospitality professionals and we are thrilled that their service exceeded your expectations. Your compliments to our accommodations, many complimentary amenities, and the always...More
We stayed in one of the two carriage houses behind the main building, and on the top floor. There were two king ( I believe) with tempurpedic mattresses. Note that there are no elevators in the carriage when you reserve... More
We stayed in one of the two carriage houses behind the main building, and on the top floor. There were two king ( I believe) with tempurpedic mattresses. Note that there are no elevators in the carriage when you reserve. Also, our room did not have a walk-in shower but rather a tub/shower combo. The rooms were very comfortable and quiet. I do not know which rooms in the main house have two beds. I think you will be very pleased with this inn. The service is top notch.