John Rutledge Inn

4 stars
116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
5 reviews
Wonderful and Romantic

We had an excellent time and loved the staff! Thank you for a memorable time. See full review

  • Ashcraft
  • Aug 4, 2014
Step back in time

Our stay at this Inn was wonderful and memorable! It is quaint, private, immaculately clean, very... See full review

  • Karen the vacation expert
  • May 4, 2014
Gracious historic home now a charming Charleston inn

The John Rutledge Inn has been standing since 1763. It is the home of its namesake, who was one of the 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution. The restored inn is now serving as one of the most charming Charleston hotels in the area. Consisting of three buildings, the John Rutledge Inn is a founding hotel in the Historic Hotels of America and offers modern amenities within its historic walls. Guests enjoy top-notch service and easy access to many of the city's top attractions.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Hotel allows onsite parking and easy access to some of Charleston's most revered and anticipated attractions and sights
  • Guests get a taste of real history in this restored home of John Rutledge, one of the 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution
  • Historic home-turned hotel has all the modern amenities a business or leisure guest could want, wrapped up in an 18th century package
John Rutledge Inn Rooms

Today the John Rutledge Inn boasts elaborately carved Italian marble fireplaces (that work), original plaster moldings, inlaid floors, and elegant ironwork. The 19 guest rooms at the John Rutledge Inn spread across three buildings and offer guests not only historic charm but also quiet seclusion and privacy. Furnished with both antiques and historically accurate reproductions, guests staying at the John Rutledge Inn feel like they have stepped back in time. The distinct appeal welcomes guests who also enjoy modern amenities such as jetted bathtubs, wireless Internet access, flat screen TVs, DVD players, and designer toiletries in each room.

Things To Do:
  • Charleston Waterfront Park (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • The Calhoun Mansion (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Battery & White Point Gardens (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Joseph Manigault House (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Charleston Museum (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Aiken-Rhett House (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • The Citadel (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Sound of Charleston (8.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Drayton Hall (12.5 mi/20.2 km)

John Rutledge Inn Rooms

Standard - Inn
Our charming rooms with either 1 Queen, 1 King, or 2 Double Beds feature antique reproduction furniture, triple bedded sheeting, along with such amenities as CD player clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, waffle weave robes, in-room refrigerator with bottled water, and a flat screen TV and DVD player. Maximum occupancy in a room is either 3 or 4 depending upon bed type.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.7766 -79.9336
Area served
Downtown Charleston on historic Broad Street
Nearby airports
Charleston International Airport (CHS).
Area description
Guests may leave cars parked on-site for their entire stay because the best of Charleston is just beyond the doors of the John Rutledge House Inn. The city's beautiful waterfront, fine restaurants, theaters, shops, and the famous City Market are all within easy walking distance. The gracious antebellum residential area "South of Broad" begins directly opposite the Inn.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.1 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.1 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.2 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.2 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.2 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.3 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.3 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.4 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.4 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.4 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.5 mi
  • Theater99: 0.6 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: 0.1 mi
  • Gibbes Museum of Art: 0.1 mi
  • Unitarian Church in Charleston: 0.2 mi
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church: 0.2 mi
  • Nathaniel Russell House: 0.2 mi
  • The Calhoun Mansion: 0.2 mi
  • Heyward-Washington House: 0.3 mi
  • Dock Street Theater: 0.3 mi
  • The Black Fedora: 0.4 mi
  • Old Exchange & Provost: 0.4 mi
  • Edmonston-Alston House: 0.4 mi
  • Charleston Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • Port Charleston: 0.5 mi
  • Theater99: 0.6 mi
  • Charleston Music Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Charleston Museum: 1 mi
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry: 1 mi
  • Aiken-Rhett House: 1.1 mi
  • South Carolina Aquarium: 1.1 mi
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr.Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • Audbon Swamp Garden: 1.6 mi
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium: 1.8 mi
  • The Citadel: 2 mi
  • Magnolia Cemetry: 3 mi
  • American Military Museum: 5.8 mi
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 6 mi
  • Drayton Hall: 10.7 mi
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: 11.5 mi
  • Middleton Place: 14.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for John Rutledge Inn

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
4.8
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of John Rutledge Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ashcraft
Daytona Beach, FL
Aug 4, 2014

Wonderful and Romantic

We had an excellent time and loved the staff! Thank you for a memorable time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Porch Restaurant's Fried Tomato BLT is amazing!

Review of John Rutledge Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Karen the vacation expert
Powell, Ohio
May 4, 2014

Step back in time

Our stay at this Inn was wonderful and memorable! It is quaint, private, immaculately clean, very comfortable, with excellent staff who take care of your every need. The staff were so friendly and helpful through the entire stay. Well worth the price and the location was perfect for walking to the Historic Charleston sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of John Rutledge Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gregplo
Charlotte, NC, USA
Jul 29, 2013

Amazing place to stay!

My wife and I love Charleston, and visit whenever we are able.When I found the John Rutledge Inn, it looked like a place we had to try. We were not disappointed! The buildings in the complex are very historic, beautiful, and well maintained. The staff was very friendly, the breakfasts were great, and it was a terrific experience all around. Make sure you go out and sit on the balcony off of the ballroom. The location is perfect for walking around and sightseeing in the historic homes district, and an easy walk to Meeting St, East Bay St, and Market St. Parking is on-site, or right next door, but be aware that there is an additional charge for parking. I considered giving only 4 stars for amenities because they do not have a pool, but that is not something one normally looks for when going to a B&B like this. We will stay here again in the future!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of John Rutledge Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lorraine
Not Provided
Mar 20, 2011

We greatly enjoyed our stay at

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the John Rutledge House. The staff was very helpful, the breakfast was hot and delicious. The Inn was greatly located in the the historic district of Charleston. I would stay there again and recommend the John Rutledge Inn to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of John Rutledge Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
St. Paul, MN
Aug 23, 2010

One of the Best!

We were in town for a family wedding and the John Rutledge house was an oasis of calm during a hectic weekend. Our room was spacious, daily tea and sherry in the ballroom was a treat, and breakfast was fantastic. This is one of the best Inns/B&B's we've stayed in. You really had the best of both worlds--the feeling of being in an historic home, yet having all of the modern conveniences. I also can't say enough about the staff, especially [...] and [...].

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Saturday Brunch at Poogan's Porch was great. Started off with 1/2 price Mimosas, then moved on to terrific food. The biscuits were the best we had on the trip, the buttermilk fried chicken was very unusual but fantastic, the she-crab soup was also very good, as was the crabcake Benedict. Our group of 6 had planned on ordering Poogan's famous bread pudding, but we were all too stuffed! Reservations are a good idea.

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