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John Rutledge House Inn


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


  • 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

Updated 12/03/2012

Fodor's 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.

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Hotel Information


116 Broad St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, USA

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 16 rooms, 3 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/03/2012

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Apr 12, 2007

Impeccable Inn

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

By Robbie

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Dec 18, 2001

Wonderful for children and adults!

My dad and I had a wonderful stay at the John Rutledge House. We were upgraded from a standard inn room to a grand suite. The wood floors were beautiful and the staff treated us like family. They told us about all of the history of the house. The front door's doorknob was very low to the ground. One of the explanations of thi was beacause of how small people were back then. The other was because the slaves were knelling when they opened the

door. George Washington slept inn the house too! It is definitely one of the best places to stay in Charleston.

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