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Marlboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Such a lovely, historic place to call "home" while visiting historic Charleston. From the friendly, efficient, and informative staff, to the very comfortable rooms/bed, to the delicious afternoon refreshments in the ballroom, and to the wonderful amenities, this is a great inn. Breakfast delivered to your room is a real treat! The best part--practically everything in the city is within...

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review! Your impression of the John Rutledge House Inn is exactly what we hope all of our guests will take away with them. I am thrilled that our staff was so accommodating and you enjoyed our many great amenities. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Richard...

Indianapolis
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Great B&B within walking distance to many attractions of the city. I stayed in the carriage house. Beautiful rooms with comfortable bed. Fridge with bottled water. Free wifi. No desk, not ideal for business travelers. I had to leave early (breakfast is served beginning at 7 am) and they made me a small breakfast to go. I did get to...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 November 2014

If you love to feel special you will love this place. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. Bath robes, complimentary breakfast delivered to your room, turn down service with chocolate, and a nightly reception. The staff is informational and welcoming. The only little bummer is that parking is expensive in Charleston and not included in the cost of the rooms,...

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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 that you found our rooms to be comfortable and cozy. Complimentary amenities such as the robes and complimentary breakfast that you noted are just a few ways we like to pamper our guests. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. Sincerely,...

New York, NY
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I just stayed at the John Rutledge House and did not want to leave! I booked in the main house and while I had been worried about the noise from fellow guests, it turned out to not be an issue. I never heard anyone and only heard a tiny bit of traffic in my room during the day. With only...

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

Thank you for your detailed review. Your compliments and high praise of the inn are greatly appreciated. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic inn with modern amenities. I am glad to read that you took advantage of the deal at our sister restaurant, Circa 1886. It sounds as though you truly enjoyed your dining experience. I...

Minnesota
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Just steps away from the shopping district on King Street with a wide variety of dining options nearby, and a short walk from the waterfront and other historical sites, the location of the Inn is hard to beat. It was easy to find when driving from the airport and we had no problems parking in the convenient lot behind the...

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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 14 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 8 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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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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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 20,603 - ₹ 26,822 (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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“The high floor we had was very quiet.”
dcramer77, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Staying in the carriage house was very quiet, we never heard a peep from anyone else.”
D9385FPamandam, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved the third floor main house rooms. No one above you, and very quiet.”
E1954TGcatherineb, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid first floor lobby rooms.”
GeorgiaToast, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The John Rutledge Suite is exceptional.”
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