Home to 19 elegant rooms and suites—each unique in both size and architectural details, the John Rutledge House Inn® offers luxurious amenities that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Whether you join us in the main house or one of our two charming carriage houses, you are sure to revel in the grand comfort of our historic Charleston inn.
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 quite 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 chocolates.
Our Recent Accolades
Top 20 Small Hotel in the U.S. | 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
Top 10 Best Hotel in Charleston | 2018 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' CHoice
Four Diamond Distingtion for 30 Consectutive Years| AAA Travel
Our Complimentary Services & Amenities
- Evening Port, Sherry & Brandy
- Morning Newspaper
- Tempur-Pedic Beds
- Whirlpool tub*
- Italian Marble Gas Fireplace*
- Tea & Afternoon Light Hors' D'oevres
- 24 Hour Concierge Service
- Turndown Service with Nightly Chocolate
- Canopy Beds*
- Deluxe continental or cooked breakfast served in your room, ballroom or the courtyard
- In-room iron and ironing board, hairdryers, cozy robes, refrigerator with bottled water, and flat screen TV
*Available in Select Rooms
Staying at the John Rutledge House Inn was truly a memorable experience!! The inn is located within walking distances of all that historic Charleston has to offer. The amenities and breakfast were fabulous. The hospitality of everyone we encountered was truly special! - Kathy L.
My wife and I went to Charleston for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday. We enjoy staying at B&Bs and were fortunate to have selected the John Rutledge House. From the moment we stepped through the front door everyone was very friendly and professional. The staff all made time to introduce themselves and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit Charleston. -Darryl B.
We came in for the Presidents’ Day weekend from NYC. The John Rutledge house was absolutely perfect - well located, very historic but with all the necessary modern convenience and no issues from the age of the hotel. The daily included breakfast was delicious and the special touches like snacks, coffee, tea, and brandy bar throughout the day set it very far apart. Most importantly, the staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. - Gerome V.
Inn Amenities: Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, National Historic Registry, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
Meals Offered: Breakfast
Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
Alcohol Permits: Wine , Spirits
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea
Rooms & Suites
Our rooms are decorated with 18th century reproduction furniture and feature original plaster molding. Some rooms have elaborately carved Italian marble fireplaces, and original parquet flooring. Other room features you may enjoy are a canopied bed, large bathrooms with jetted tubs, triple bedded sheeting, oriental carpets, a CD player clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, waffle weave robes, in-room refrigerator with bottled water, and a flat screen TV and DVD player. Main House Ground Floor Rooms: KING OR TWO QUEEN TEMPUR-PEDIC BEDS Our ground floor rooms, accessed by the stairs, feature period antiques, reproduction furniture, and private bathrooms with shower (tub not available). Relax and enjoy our Charleston bed and breakfast accommodations. Carriage House Rooms: KING OR TWO DOUBLE TEMPUR-PEDIC BEDS These secluded carriage house rooms add a bit of romance and privacy to your stay and boast period antiques, reproduction furniture, and private bathrooms. Bathrooms will have either a shower or shower/tub combination. Please note in your reservation if you require a tub. Second-floor rooms are accessible only by stairs. Main House Deluxe Rooms: KING OR TWO DOUBLE TEMPUR-PEDIC BEDS Rejuvenate in our bed and breakfast's bright, spacious main house deluxe rooms that feature period antiques and private bathrooms with shower (tub not available). Please note that deluxe rooms are accessible only by the grand staircase. Plus: Italian marble gas fireplaces Original wood flooring and plaster moldings Canopy beds in all King rooms 12-foot high ceilings Main House Mini Suite: TEMPUR-PEDIC KING BED Stretch out in 500 square feet of luxury in our main house mini suite, elegantly appointed with period antiques, reproduction furniture, and canopy bed. This suite is accessed only by the grand staircase. Plus, you'll enjoy: Italian marble gas fireplace Original wood flooring and plaster moldings Spacious bathroom with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower 12-foot high ceiling Main House Grand Suites: KING OR QUEEN TEMPUR-PEDIC BEDS, SLEEPER SOFA These 900 square foot suites live up to their name with grandeur that includes canopy beds, period antiques, and reproduction furniture. Original wood doors separate the sleeping and living areas to accommodate entertaining or added privacy and: Italian marble gas fireplaces Original, elaborate parquet flooring and plaster moldings Spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower (in select rooms) 12-foot high ceilings Please note these rooms are only accessible via stairs.
Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
# of Rooms: 19
Beds: Double, Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Cable TV, Video Library
Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Turndown Service
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, National Historic Registry, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services
Location Type: City/Metro
Innkeeper's Pets: Inside
Smoking Policy: Smoke Free
Family Friendly: Yes
Weddings & Events
The Signer's Ballroom will accommodate up to 20 people. The Signer's Ballroom and suite #7 combined will accommodate up to 40 people standing or sitting. Available event times: Noon to 6:00 PM only.
Our courtyard will accommodate up to 100 people standing. There is no back up in case of inclement weather. Available times: Noon to 6:00 PM only. Any tenting will be the sole responsibility of the guest.
A minimum number of sleeping room reservations are required in addition to reserving either of the above spaces. Romance Packages available. Restrictions apply to the following: music, rental equipment, event time, and food & beverage.
Circa 1886, nestled in the gardens of the Wentworth Mansion, serves Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Circa 1886 is a beautiful way to begin or end your wedding celebrations.
We offer two private and intimate dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 10 to 38 people. Banquet menus are available for luncheons as well as rehearsal dinners and receptions. Custom wedding cakes are created by Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn. Contact Circa 1886 at 843-853-7828 to make an appointment for a quote. Full-service bars, as well as extensive wine selections, are available. Some restrictions apply. Contact a manager for further details at 1-800-476-9741
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor