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4.6 out of 5

"Great Staff! Great atmosphere! Beds were fantastic! World Class experience " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 08 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star B&B near South Carolina Aquarium

Central Charleston getaway

Within a 15-minute walk of this Charleston Historic District B&B, you'll find Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal. Waterfront Park and College of Charleston are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Award-winning

This bed & breakfast doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast and free WiFi. Families will appreciate the picnic area and in-room childcare. Business travelers can take advantage of the laundry service.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 19 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and room service.

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$365* Per night/room Oct 25 - Oct 26

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

John Rutledge House Inn ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for John Rutledge House Inn

Couples (4) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Great Staff! Great atmosphere! Beds were fantastic! World Class experience

Posted by , from Myrtle Beach, SC on Sep 8, 2020

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5 out of 5
I loved the historic environment and the beautiful setting, as well as the special amenities...made-to-order breakfast, tea, post/sherry brandy in the evening. The concierge service was impeccable...warm, helpful and responsive.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 3, 2019 by Elizabeth

Thank you for your lovely comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our property and in the city. We hope to see you some time in the future for your next visit.

5 out of 5
Staff was incredible, location perfect for walking to restaurants, shopping, historic landmarks, museums and many other “must sees” of Charleston. It was a short walk too, to the city free shuttle. Included breakfasts were made to order each day and wonderful.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2019 by Elizabeth

Thank you for your lovely comment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay as well as your time in the city of Charleston. We hope you had a safe trip home and look forward to seeing you again some time in the future.

5 out of 5
Loved staying at this beautifully restored house. Staff was amazing. Perfect location. Thank you all for making our stay wonderful

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 19, 2019 by Elizabeth

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again some time in the future.

3 out of 5
Southern feel Comfortable bed Good location for walking to the downtown area.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 6, 2019 by Elizabeth

Thank you for response. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a safe trip home. We hope to see you some time in the future.

5 out of 5

John Rutledge House Inn

This is a wonderful place to stay, corner of King and Broad street in heart of Charleston Historical district. It is advertised in all respects. We stayed in Main House, although the carriage house rooms looked quite satisfactory also. We enjoyed our breakfast in the Ballroom daily instead of in the room. \n \nAn interesting note, when making reservatiions try Online Travel Website first. We found the Online Travel Website rate to be $* less than calling the hotel directly on the day we made the reservation. For dinner hightly suggest 82 Queen, 2 blocks away, garden or inside setting. She Crab soup is best in Savannah.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2007

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Inn

Our room was large and comfortable and the mattress on the bed was wonderful. Having breakfast in our room and in the courtyard was a great way to start the day. The service was attentive and friendly. We will definitely return.

Posted by on May 1, 2007

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4 out of 5

Loved it!!!!

This is an absolutely beautiful inn! The suite was huge, with beautiful, wood, sliding pocket doors that seperated the two rooms. I would highly recommend The Rutledge House Inn. The staff was extremely friendly, accomodating, and beyond helpful! The staff, the rooms, the food, and the FREE parking make this one of Charleston's true B&B gems. The only issue we had was with the temperature of the rooms. The room was a little too warm, which is apparently a problem they are working on. Again, as a B&B aficionada and frequent quest, the John Rutledge House is one of my favorites!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2006

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About the John Rutledge House Inn

Location 116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2437

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the family-friendly John Rutledge House Inn. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Charleston bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1763
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

John Rutledge House Inn offers 19 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Tempur-Pedic beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Charleston bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The bed & breakfast hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 40 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 15.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 40 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

John Rutledge House Inn is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.