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The Rhett House Inn
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 March 2014

March in South Carolina is usually one of the loveliest but the days of our brief getaway in Beaufort were cold, rainy, gray, and dreary. However, our room in the cottage of the Rhett House Inn had a wonderfully welcoming gas fireplace that kept us warm and comfortable. As many other reviewers have said, the location is super convenient with many restaurants and shopping sites within walking distance, staff is professional and friendly, and the overall atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The breakfasts, however, were average--although they are described as "famous Southern."Another reviewer has noted "basic egg and biscuits," and we would agree. Not much choice and depending on the cook du jour, a difference in quality. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it as a Beaufort lodging choice.

Room Tip: Cottage annex is private and upstairs rooms will be quieter.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Belwen4,

Hello and thank you for staying with us! I was very upset to hear that you did not enjoy our southern breakfast. I will tell you that in the last couple days we have put together an entire new menu, and have also taken on one of the best breakfast chefs we have ever come across. I am glad you would recommend us to anyone traveling down! And I do hope the staff here at The Rhett House Inn can have another chance for us to WOW you with our famous southern breakfast!

Thank you for staying with us and I personally welcome you to the family!

Josh and the staff of the Rhett House Inn

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Don't expect the modern amenities of a Ritz Carlton when you stay here, but that's not what this place is about. This is an old, classic Beaufort mansion with very large, spacious rooms. The main sitting room in the inn is tasteful and warm. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The owner lives right behind the inn and was a charming guy to talk to. Breakfast was terrific and our server Beverly was a real sweetheart. Would definitely recommend and go back again. great location too - right in the historic district and a block from downtown.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

MNtravelman,

I would like to personally thank you for your fantastic review and it was a pleasure meeting you! I really think you summed up the Rhett House Inn in two words " tasteful and and warm." We are all very happy to hear that our level of customer service exceeded your expectations and you can say that you experienced a true level of southern hospitality.

Once again, thank you for choosing The Rhett House Inn as your Beaufort paradise, and welcome to the family!

Josh and the staff of The Rhett House Inn

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed a wonderful three-night stay at the Rhett House Inn and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The location was perfect (just a short walk to tons of great shops and restaurants), the staff was gracious and helpful (shout-out to Michael and the many others who made our stay so pleasant!) and the accommodations and amenities were absolutely perfect. The Rhett House Inn just oozes southern charm and hospitality. We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Ashlie C,

First of all thank you for staying with us at Beaufort's only AAA 4 Diamond Inn! Secondly, congratulations on leaving the first official review on our newest innkeeper Michael! He is an excellent part of our team, and encompasses all the values that The Rhett House Inn prides itself on. We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your 3 day vacation with us, and we cannot wait to welcome you back to beautiful Beaufort South Carolina with open arms!

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Rhett House. It is a wonderful bed and breakfast. The accomodations were excellent and the food for breakfast was scrumptuous. The service was impeccable. We needed to stay in 2 rooms because of scheduling and saw both an older room in the inn and a more contemporary room on the property. Both were very nice but if you prefer gracious Southern charm and a natural fir place then opt for room #4. We look forward to our next visit to Beaufort and The Rhett House. Steve Grant.

Room Tip: 4, there is no spa or fitness facility
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Steve G,

We are thrilled to hear all the great things you had to say about The Rhett House Inn! Being Beaufort's only 4 Diamond inn, we pride ourselves on the caliber of service we provide to all our guests.

I am disappointed to hear that you were not informed of the accommodations that we have set up for our guests. All of our guests can enjoy visiting the beautiful Cat Island Sanctuary which features a refreshing pool, fitness center, golf course, and restaurant. The next time you plan a visit to the beautiful Beaufort South Carolina, I would love to set you up with all those fabulous amenities.

Thank you for staying with us, and I cannot wait to welcome you back!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

My husband, daughter and I were in Beaufort for a wedding. We talked many times about how nice and relaxing our stay was and how much better a B&B (especially this one!) is over a hotel. The staff, from check-in to breakfast servers was fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend the Rhett House Inn to anyone staying in Beaufort. It is a VERY SHORT walk to anything you want to do and they take great care to make your stay relaxed and special.

Room Tip: Room #7 walks out onto a beautiful garden/patio. We loved having this direct access outdoors and co...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Anya C, General Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

123Kathy456,

Hello and thank you for leaving such a fabulous review! We are all thrilled to hear that the service we provided to you, and your daughter was nothing short of the best. I always love to hear what guests think of our location! Being right in the middle of the historic district, and only a block away from the beautiful downtown Beaufort. Our guests enjoy an enchanted walk back in time through the charming Spanish moss filled streets, to watch the sun set over the famous Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

The staff here at The Rhett House Inn thank you for staying with us, and we welcome you to the family!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We generally prefer small hotels over B&B's, because so many of them are decorated in a bad and oftentimes uncomfortable Victorian style. The Rhett House is beautifully furnished, with an eye toward tasteful details and customer comfort. We had 5 rooms for the weekend for a special family event, and everyone loved their room. Ours had king sized bed and a sitting area with a fireplace, making it a perfect place to sit and chat after dinner.
The owners have thought of everything...there is a glass of champagne to welcome you upon arrival; cheese, hors d'oeuvres, and an honor bar in the living room in the early evening; and several delicious complimentary desserts later each night. Josh, at the front desk, is an absolute treasure. He is warm, inviting, knowledgable and a truly gracious host. He gave us excellent restaurant recommendations, insider tips, and shortcuts to get places. Josh not only helped us when we asked, but was proactive in making sure we had everything we needed.
There were interesting guests staying the weekend we were there, including the owner's sister who was delightful. I would stay at the Rhett House again in a heartbeat. Every B&B should be run like this.

Stayed: January 2014
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Lulunolu,

First of all, I officially welcome you to the Rhett House Inn family! Second, thank you for the kind words. The staff here prides themselves on giving each guest a true southern experience. We want every guest to not only come to Beaufort for the experience, but we also want them to have an experience of a lifetime at The Rhett House Inn!

Once again, we are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself with us, and we cannot wait to have you back!

Keep in touch!

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Our stay at the Rhett House was "over the top"! It is walking distance to the Waterfront Park and to all of the unique shops in downtown Beaufort. Being a former Beaufortonian, it was nostalgic to walk the historic areas and recall so many fond memories. We stayed in one of the cottages away from the main house. It was private, having a separate porch with rockers to enjoy the scenery and breathe the fresh salty air!! We have a small yorkie that travels with us and it was so pleasant to visit a place that felt so much like home. Your blood pressure is sure to take a dip when you stay here! Breakfast was prepared as ordered from a very pleasant staff!
Kudos to the Rhett House...you are 5 stars in our book!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anya C, Manager at The Rhett House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

PattyRoy1965,

Welcome back to Beaufort! Thank you for choosing The Rhett House Inn as your base camp while taking a trip back in time to your Beaufort days! Our kitchen staff is very happy to hear how much you enjoyed there famous southern breakfast, and I am thrilled to hear that we are no longer a 4 diamond inn but a 5 in your book!

Please plan another getaway with us, and I will be sure to leave our pet friendly room open for you!

Welcome to the Rhett House Inn family!
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Address: 1009 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5577
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Beaufort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Beaufort
#2 Romantic Hotel in Beaufort
#3 Business Hotel in Beaufort
Price Range: £157 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rhett House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The multi award winning historic Rhett House Inn, located in Beaufort, SC, with its sprawling verandahs and white columns, is known for it's Southern Hospitality and has been the home away from home for many movie stars like Barbara Streisand, Ben Affleck, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and in Beaufort's Historic District, the Rhett House Inn is a few walking blocks to all restaurants, bars, and shops. Complimentary champagne on arrival and after dinner deserts. ... more   less 
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