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John Rutledge House Inn

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Everett, Washington, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Everything about the John Rutledge House Inn is superb - from the concierge staff which makes guests feel like a member of the family, to the superbly appointed rooms. The breakfasts (ordered from a menu the night before and delivered to your choice of locations within the Inn) were very tasty; the afternoon tea and evening libations were extra touches...

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Tupelo, Mississippi
Reviewed 15 October 2014

A bed and breakfast with the comforts of a 5 star hotel. The staff could not have been more accommodating. They were always available to give directions or suggestions for yet another great meal at another great restaurant. Location was perfect for any plan of action for the day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Charleston.

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

Thank you for reviewing the John Rutledge House Inn. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic hotel with modern amenities. I am glad our staff was so accommodating and you enjoyed their recommendations. Our staff is a great resource for planning your time in the city. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to your...

toronto
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I just stayed with 2 girlfriends for 3 nights here. The location is great – 5 minutes to King St where all the great shopping is, walking distance within all the historic residential homes with gorgeous gardens to look at, 7 minutes to the waterfront where you can stroll along, 15 minutes or less to the market where you can...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We felt most welcomed at the Inn by Ceecee ang Mike. The staff took care of all our needs, and our dog, LuLu,was very happy to receive treats in our comfortable Carriage room. Breakfast was lovely served at the courtyard. Ms. Mary's grits are to die for!

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

Thank you for your five-star review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am thrilled to read that our staff was so accommodating. We always strive to provide the best in Southern Hospitality. Our historic inn is located in a area that makes traveling to attractions or restaurants just a short walk away. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 October 2014

I had the opportunity to spend two days and one night at this exceptional B&B in Charleston. My room was large, bright, spotlessly clean and had a wonderful new bath with an extra large marble shower with rain head. I had an excellent breakfast in the quiet courtyard. Staff was exceptionally welcoming and helpful during my stay.

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 3 October 2014

In August, we stayed at the John Rutledge House Inn and we had a Main House Grand Suite. The room was so much bigger than I imagined. It was perfect! I loved the high ceilings and fantastic windows. The only thing that would have made this room better was a tub, but the shower was very nice. The breakfast was...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is such an honor to hear that the John Rutledge House Inn was the best part of your trip to Charleston. Our staff loves to help our guests in any way, especially when it comes to making reservations and planning exciting Charleston experiences. Please let us know about your room preferences on your...

Scotch Plains
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This was one of the nicest bed and breakfasts we've ever stayed at. Room 7 ran the entire length of the house with 2 fireplaces; one in the bedroom and the other in the separate living room area. Breakfast each day can be had in the Ballroom, outdoor patio, or your bedroom. Sherry is available all day. Breakfast was good...

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

Thank you for your review of the John Rutledge House Inn. I am glad to hear that your time with us was so enjoyable. I am thrilled to hear that we made your ‘nicest bed and breakfast ever’ list! Thank you for your feedback about our staff and accommodations. I am happy to see that you enjoyed our complimentary amenities....

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We stayed in a room in one of the carriage houses with our dogs. The room was spacious and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful with info on Charleston. We took advantage of the special they offer for guests of 3 courses for $45 at Circa 1886 -it was one of the best meals we've ever had and the deserts...

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Rutland
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This Inn was very good indeed. We enjoyed particularly the complimentary afternoon tea and evening drinks. The staff were very friendly and gave us good recommendations. The downsides were the slightly disappointing breakfast (toast cold and flabby and cooked option tepid) and for the money and high room standard we would have expected a bath tub as well as a...

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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. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback about the complimentary amenities as well as your interaction with our staff. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. I am sorry that we...

Reviewed 27 September 2014

This is going to sound like we work for the rutledge inn, I promise we don't, it was just that good. Visiting from Boston for a wedding, we stumbled upon the rutledge inn. Unbelievable service. Ridiculous history. Beautiful rooms, great (temper) beds, amazing free full breakfasts. They bent over backwards to make our stay perfect. We've seen 4 hotels in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $446 - $546 (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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