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John Rutledge House Inn

At a Glance

    Pros

  • at night, when you "go home" and pour a sherry, it's like being a blue-blood Charlestonian
  • nice, quiet back courtyard
  • friendly staff

    Cons

  • you can hear some street and kitchen noise in the first-floor rooms
  • the two carriage houses are not as grand as the main house

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John Rutledge House Inn Review

In 1791, George Washington visited this elegant, grand mansion, then residence of one of South Carolina's most influential politicians, John Rutledge, and now a National Historic Landmark with spacious accommodations within the main house. (Nos. 6, 8, and 11 are the most appealing.) The building has a New Orleans–esque exterior with wrought-iron architectural details, and inside, parquet floors sit beneath 14-foot ceilings adorned with plaster moldings. Families gravitate to the privacy and quiet of the two carriage houses overlooking the shaded brick courtyard. A scrumptious afternoon tea is served in the former ballroom. Breakfast—Continental as well as at least one hot item—can be taken in the ballroom, courtyard, or your room.

    Hotel Details

  • 16 rooms, 3 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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    Impeccable Inn

    The service was wonderful. Our room was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely be staying there again!

    by ARCollins, 4/12/07

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