The John Rutledge House Inn is exceptional. The house was built in 1763 by John Rutledge, South Carolina's first Governer and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. If you enjoy history you will especially enjoy your stay. The house retains it's original design and is in very nice condition. Our room was big and comfortable. The staff is knowledgable of everything going on in Charleston and goes out of their way to be helpful. A delicoius breakfast is served where you choose; either in your room, in the garden out back or in a beautiful upstairs room that was often used by patriots, statesmen and presidents. The folks at JRH Inn go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. It's located on Broad Street, close to meeting and King Street where the best shopping and dining in Charleston is located. Once we parked at the hotel we walked everywhere we wanted to go. I HIGHLY recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- America's Most Historic Inn. John Rutledge, one of the fifty-five signers of the U.S. Constitution, built his home in 1763. Now exquisitely restored, it is one of only fifteen homes belonging to those signers to survive - and the only one to now accommodate overnight hotel guests. History records that George Washington called here in 1791. An entry in his diary shows a breakfast with Mrs. Rutledge. A loving rejuvenation has restored the beautiful details of the home's 18th and 19th century architecture: the elaborately carved Italian marble fireplaces, the original plaster moldings, the inlaid floors and the graceful ironwork. The John Rutledge House Inn offers nineteen guest rooms within a complex of three buildings. One may choose between the elegance of rooms and spacious suites in the original grand residence or the charm and seclusion of rooms in the inn's two carriage houses. Antiques and historically accurate reproductions give each room its own warmth and distinction. John Rutledge House Inn is proud to be a founding hotel in Historic Hotels of America, as well as Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of America and Classic Inns of the South. Guests may leave cars parked on-site for their entire stay because the best of this beautiful port city is just beyond the doors of the John Rutledge House Inn. The city's finest restaurants, theaters, shops, and the Old City Market are all in short walking distance. The gorgeous residential area "South of Broad" begins directly opposite the Inn. A stay in this elegant antebellum bed and breakfast offers the opportunity to experience history as well as the warm hospitality for which the South is justly famous. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- John Rutledge House Hotel Charleston
- John Rutledge Hotel
- John Rutledge Charleston