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John Rutledge House Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Sipping sherry on the balcony felt like a step back in time. Jim and Margo could not have been more accommodating and really all of the staff were magnificent! A very special, elegant inn with wonderful, interesting staff. The location was great, breakfast was great. We would easily recommend this as a first rate experience. Don't miss Orange Street....

We spent one night at this beautiful B&B during our recent visit to Charleston. While we loved the house and our room, we were disappointed in the service. That evening we were looking forward to spending some time in their ballroom over a glass of port and a dessert, as many of the old B&B’s do. We learned that the ballroom was closed for a “private event” to guests from a nearby restaurant tour who came in and out for dessert. Why not open up this event to House guests too? We were made to feel like “second class” guests. Also, the mediocre breakfast in the morning was disappointing. Each plate, dish, glass of juice, Sirup, etc was wrapped in cellophane. Not very classy for a hotel in that price range. We will not come back.

I travel often to Charleston and there is no better place to land than the John Rutledge House Inn. Not only is it a wonderful facility the staff is simply amazing. Every person we met during our stay exemplified the best in service and won us over with their smiles and enthusiasm. The concierge staff is superb. We will stay at the John Rutledge Inn every time we visit highest recommendation!

Truly wonderful place to stay in Charleston. Tons of history and personality and the location is excellent. We didn't even both renting a car for this trip. We walked everywhere and for the farther trips we grabbed an Uber. The John Rutledge House is gorgeous and the staff is incredible. Wonderful breakfast every day and the concierges are friendly and have tons of great inside scoop.

We had a great weekend in Charleston staying at the John Rutledge Inn. Fantastic service with very helpful front-of-house staff. Walking distance to mansions, museums and sea walk, Fascinating history and great food/drink.

Back again for 2 nights in Charleston at the John Rutledge House Inn. Never a disappointment. Room always immaculate; Tempur-pedic mattress a "dream." Love everything about the Inn. Looking forward to return visits.

We spent our anniversary weekend at the John Rutledge House and it couldn't have been better. The room was a perfect mix of quaint history and modern amenities. The service was outstanding. Margo and Michael at the concierge desk were welcoming and so helpful in making recommendations. We took all of their advice and had a spectacular weekend.

We stayed 3 nights here, and it was perfect. It's like going back in time! Quaint old fashioned decor. Staff very efficient and helpful and breakfast was tasty. The location is fantastic, walking distance to major historic sites.I love history, and this place is full of it! I highly recommend .

We have stayed here in the past and liked it. This time the service was greatly lacking. Breakfast was late and not correct, French toast was burned. At tea time there was no hot water for tea. Waited 30 minutes for it and gave up. Definitely would try another place in a better location next time. Room was OK. Bathroom nicely updated.

This beautiful B&B in the historic district of Charleston was a very enjoyable place to stay. As other reviews have stated, it is a great location for easy walking to restaurants and all that Charleston offers visitors. The staff are excellent - very friendly and helped us with reservations, making our stay memorable. They seemed sincerely interested in us and making our stay a wonderful experience. This was an anniversary trip and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne in our room for this. The room we stayed in (#8) was large with the most comfortable hotel bed I have slept in. The only concern for some could be the stairs. We were on the third floor and there is no elevator. This was not a problem at all for us, but it could be for some, so just make sure you ask for a ground floor room in the carriage house if stairs are an issue. I would stay there again and wish our visit could have been longer.

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 Downtown 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.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 717 reviews