John Rutledge House Inn

The ethereal guest rooms and suites of this historic property emanate an elegance of an era bygone


The ethereal guest rooms and suites of this historic property emanate an elegance of an era bygone

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outdoor patio
outdoor breakfast
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kids greeting

The Basics


From 12-foot high ceilings to Italian marble gas fireplaces, the ethereal guest rooms and suites of the historic John Rutledge House Inn® emanate an elegance of an era bygone, and the experience is just as enticing. After a day of exploring Charleston, there's nothing like returning home to your cozy Broad Street accommodations and joining fellow guests for a complimentary evening drink of port, sherry, or brandy before retiring to your suite for nightly turndown service.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces
  • Turn Down Avail.
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Weddings/Events
  • Hot Breakfast

In the Know

  • Experience what life was like in 18th-century Charleston at Heyward-Washington House, a historic house with formal gardens.

  • Once a prisoner of war facility during the American Revolutionary War, Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon has quite a history.

  • Take a scenic boat ride to historic Morris Island, an 840-acre uninhabited island.

  • Visit the Charleston City Market, One of the nation's oldest public markets.

Stay for the Story

Step back in time at John Rutledge House Inn®, the only home of a signer of the Constitution that serves as a living national historic landmark and inn. Amenities like cooked breakfast, evening cordials, & turndown service make guests feel at home.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Discover an unexpectedly modern take on the city’s classic Lowcountry cuisine at Circa 1886 Restaurant
Enjoy fresh shucked oysters at 167 Raw Oyster Bar
Enjoy nightly live music, eclectic Lowcountry cusine at Slightly North of Broad

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Explore Charleston by foot with Bulldog Tours. Choose from Ghost Tours, Food Tours, and History Tours!

Rent a kayak any day of the week from Nature Adventures and explore Shem Creek

For a romantic evening, there's no better choice than Circa 1886 Restaurant on the grounds of Wentworth Mansion®.

Guest Reviews

It's rare to find this level of service these days! Breakfast is made to order, served in the location of your choice. We enjoyed spending time in the courtyard. The bed was comfy and luxurious and the staff superb.

- Betsey Goering

We stayed in the Rutledge house for one week in March. My wife reports that it was the best Hotel experience that she has ever had. The John Rutledge House Inn is in the center of the Historical District of Charleston. The Inn has a parking lot at the rear. We never moved the car once we were there. We were able to walk everywhere. We stayed in the...See More

- george singer

Great location and beautiful property. It is very well maintained. The rooms are spacious and nicer than I imagined. You can walk to so many restaurants and historic locations. Service was really great. Everyone was very nice. I stayed here for 5 days. I really liked the nightcaps set out at night. My only critiques are that the rooms that I stayed (carriage house) had no soundproofing so you...See More

- Eloise J. Li

Exceptional accommodations here. By far my favorite B&B in Charleston. Gorgeous, historic decor. Staff who welcome you like family & cater to your every need. I can not recommend JRH highly enough!

- G. Oakden

Had a great short stay at the Rutledge House. Location is prefect as the Inn is on a quieter street and still walking distance to all the attractions and restaurants. The staff is warm and welcoming (my wife said she now understands what they mean by Southern hospitality), the breakfast is hearty, and both the courtyard and terrace provide great space to eat, drink, and relax. Would absolutely come...See More

- Alex Goldman

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 19

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Turndown Service, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Full House Rental Available, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Bridal Luncheons, Baby Showers

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: City/Metro