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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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Breakfast included
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Special Rate:US$ 279 (USD)
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Grade: 90 out of 100
286Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
174Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff are courteous and accommodating. We loved everything about our stay at the John Rutledge House Inn. We were celebrating our Anniversary and received an unexpected bottle of Champagne delivered to our room, that included a card signed by all of the staff! That...More

Thank russell-bowser
Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review of John Rutledge House Inn. We are so appreciative that you chose to spend this memorable occasion at John Rutledge House Inn. Your comments about our staff are so appreciated and we will be sure to pass along all...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Darryl B
Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review of the John Rutledge House Inn! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate a birthday at the John Rutledge House Inn. Our staff is a huge part of what makes a stay with us so special and we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for a great review of John Rutledge House Inn. We love to offer a true Charleston experience through our historic property and hospitable staff. Our attention to details allows our service to stand above the crowd in many respects and your personal experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Susan S
Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sigame01
Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at John Rutledge House InnResponded 1 week 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

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HolidaygirlBrisbane
14 November 2017|
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Response from Gumgrove | Reviewed this property |
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
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mkanterman
28 July 2017|
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This is not your run of the mill continental. This is a home cooked meal, made to order. Eggs, Juice, toast, muffins. Wonderful
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"We stayed in one of the Carriage houses and loved it!"
russell-bowser
2 days ago
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"We stayed in room #11 and loved it. Mini suite with huge bathroom and great king bed"
marcPittsburgh_PA
1 week ago
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"Get a room on the upper floor. We were on the ground floor and the folks above had heavy feet!"
Girltime
1 week ago
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"I hear the carriage rooms are nice but we did not have one so I'm not sure."
mshahar
5 Oct 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 264 - US$ 405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharlestonDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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