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John Rutledge House Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed on the 3rd floor at the Inn, the room was large, the beds very comfortable and the service excellent. We had breakfast served every morning in our room, attended tea in the afternoon and sat on the balcony with a great view! The Inn is in a great area close to all the historic sites.

We spent three nights here with our two small children (age 1.5 and 4) were extremely happy with our stay. The service was amazing. Everyone was helpful and patient and super sweet to our girls. if we go back to Charleston we would definitely stay here again. We had one of the big suites at the front of the B&B. The room was incredible and there was more than enough space for us. Breakfast was great. Highly recommend a trip to Carmello's for desert.

We had booked a different hotel for our stay, but after our son and daughter in law had a problem with that hotel and were moved to the Rutledge House, we decided to book there also. What a great decision! It is a beautiful inn located in a great location. The rooms were probably the largest you will find without booking a suite, comfortable bed, roomy bath, sitting area and breakfast table. Afternoon refreshments served in the ballroom were an added bonus, but breakfast could use a little tweeking. French toast was good, but scrambled eggs were dry and the Tuesday chef special croque madame not good at all. We saw several trays with this on them that was uneaten. That being said, overall service and hospitality get an A+. All of the concierges were friendly and helpful and meeting Margo, after talking on the phone, felt like seeing an old friend again.

The John Rutledge House Inn is a perfect spot for exploring Charleston! This historic home has retained all of its charm while offering guests modern amenities and comfort. Just steps from bustling King Street and an easy walk to the Battery, City Market and other top Charleston sites and dining, you’ll feel like you’re staying with knowledgeable friends from the moment you make your reservation. The concierge team is phenomenal—genuinely kind and helpful, with a clear dedication to hospitality. Not only is breakfast included each day but the choices are plentiful AND you can choose your dining location too, including room service. All ordered with a convenient hang tag (a personal favorite of this frequent traveler). Whether you’re a family, a couple, a couple of friends or a solo traveler, you’ll find yourself at home in Charleston should you choose to stay here.

We loved at stay at The John Rutledge Inn. We felt right at home. Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating. I also appreciated having unlimited free water bottles throughout our stay. Our breakfast was always delicious. I enjoyed sitting on the piazza drinking coffee with the beautiful views of Charleston.

The B&B is conveniently located and serves up some great local history. The bath area in our dog friendly room in the Carriage House could have used some sprucing up. That being said the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The included breakfast, although not outstanding but pretty good, brought directly to your room is a nice feature.

My husband and I truly got lucky landing at John Rutledge House. We had booked elsewhere and that hotel had no hot water upon arrival. They booked us alternate accommodations and we couldn't be more thankful that we got moved to JRH! From the moment we walked through the door, Margo made us feel right at home and incredibly welcome, especially considering the circumstances. This B&B is a great mix of beautifully historic with all the modern comforts (like a tempur-pedic bed and unlimited water bottles!) that you'd want. All of the concierges had great information and recommendations for us throughout the weekend. The balcony and courtyard were both great places to enjoy a drink or snack in the gorgeous weather. The location can't be beat... we walked everywhere and were around the corner from the great restaurants on Queen St. We'll be booking here first next trip.

Ok, this was close to perfect. stayed there with our 11 month old toddler.. Location is absolutey excellent. The house is large and beautiful with a large living room, where you could relax and where breakfast was served. Afternoons snacks and brandy. The staff was outstandingly nice and helpful. The room was large, clean, huge bed, clean bathroom, working wifi, everything you want...breaktfast could be individually chosen every evening for the next morning...parking 14 dollar on the compund... if we come back to charleston we def. come back!

I travel all over the US for a living and have stayed at a multitude of hotels and B&B's. This place is definitely in my top 10. My stay at this establishment was wonderful in every way. All the personnel were warm, friendly and accommodating. The rooms were well appointed and the room service breakfast was enjoyable.

My wife and I took a weekend trip to Charleston just to get away. No firm plans in mind. We booked a room at the John Rutledge House Inn for two nights based on a random web search. Boy, did we get lucky! The property is centrally located so walking around old Charleston is convenient, and the room - wow, what a room! Suite actually. Big 4-poster bed in the br, living area with two sofas and several chairs, plus a writing desk and a table. When we checked in we were greeted by Margo, the concierge, who was warm and welcoming. She even got us a reservation at Circa 1886, a reservation I'd been trying to make for well over a week. Fantastic people, included breakfast and tea time, port and sherry on the balcony in the evening. A GREAT (but all too short) trip to Charleston. We'll be back!

116 Broad St Charleston SC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to College of Charleston
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in Historic Charleston, John Rutledge House Inn is next to The Governor's House Inn and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The 19 rooms at this 4-star hotel include refrigerators and flat-screen TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Located in central Charleston, the hotel is also near College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.


Free full breakfast is offered each morning. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free daily manager's reception.


All 19 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Tempur-Pedic beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

John Rutledge House Inn features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Self parking is available for USD 14.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This historic hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 738 reviews