History & Timeless Luxury
Welcome to John Rutledge House Inn®

The only home of a signer of The United States Constitution that now serves as both a living national historic landmark as well as an inn, the John Rutledge House Inn® mixes its original features in a charming historic setting with incredible amenities and a timeless sense of Charleston’s heart and soul.

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Our Perks

Life’s Little Luxuries

  • Complimentary deluxe continental or cooked breakfast
  • Afternoon tea & light hors d’oeuvres
  • Evening port, sherry, or brandy


Top Reasons to Stay

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    Endless Photo Opportunities

    From the intimate courtyard to the teal wrought iron to the black and white checkered sidewalk, you are sure to find the perfect spot for the perfect photo.
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    Thoughtful Amenities

    A stay at John Rutledge House Inn® includes more than just free Wi-Fi. Guests also enjoy complimentary afternoon tea & light hors d'ouevres, 24-concierge service, and more.
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    Perfect Location

    Ideally located on Broad Street, our inn is within perfect walking distance of many of the city's must-see attractions, shopping, and dining.
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    Unparalleled Southern Hospitality

    At John Rutledge House Inn®, you will be welcomed like family where you will feel like you are returning to your very own home.
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    rooms & suites

    A Refined Retreat

    Each one of our 19 guest rooms and suites is unique – in size,
    in shape, in striking architectural details – but all provide a
    refined oasis for reveling in the history and charm of historic downtown Charleston.

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    Offers & Packages

    Guests can choose from a range of packages, each designed to provide the ultimate in comfort, relaxation, and southern charm.

    Timeless Luxury

    In the Heart of Charleston

    John Rutledge House Inn is just steps away from some of Charleston’s most stylish boutiques, art galleries, and world-class restaurants.


    Top Seasonal Events in Charleston

    • Best Place to Stay in Charleston
      You know that you've stayed in a remarkably well run hotel when you're feeling sad when you leave. That was certainly the case with the John Rutledge House. This is a great hotel with a wonderful staff. Clean, comfortable and absolutely lovely rooms. Terrific breakfasts, excellent afternoon tea and pastries (perfect after a day of walking), and a great selection of late night drinks like port in the evening. Kudos to Lisa, Holly, Margo, Shimeek and Virgil for taking such good care of us. Note that the hotel is right next to the historic district and is perfectly located for walking everywhere. Hotels further north are not so well located. We were able to walk around the south of Broad area and walk to some great restaurants north of the hotel with ease. I'd go back in a heartbeat. BTW, Burbage's Grocery, just down Broad Street, is charming and a great place to pick up freshly made sandwich.
      Passenger784906 | 4/28/23
    • "Wonderful Inn, Great Staff and Location!"
      First-class experience every step of the way! The staff at the Rutledge House is fantastic, from my initial conversation upon booking to check in and check out. Highly recommend and can’t wait to return!
      SuzyQu15 | Brooklyn, New York | 4/28/23
    • "Great inn; fantastic staff"
      We really enjoyed our stay there. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room in the carriage house was spacious and the room was comfortable. The afternoon tea and evening port were fun and tasty. I think our concierge staff were what made it exceptional. They truly went above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be.
      MaryEllen2013 | Edmonds, Washington | 4/27/23

    Awards & Accolades

    Celebrating Excellence

    Top 500
    Hotels in the World
    Travel + Leisure
    No. 1
    Best Hotel in Charleston
    Travel + Leisure
    The Gold List
    Conde Nast Traveler

    Only One Week Remaining! Don’t miss out on your chance to vote for the @travelandleisure 2024 World’s Best Award! We urge you to show your support by casting your vote before February 27, 2024. Additionally, participating in the voting process offers you the exciting opportunity to potentially win a 2-night stay!

    Click the link in our bio and make sure to submit your vote before February 27th!

    #WorldsBest #TravelAndLeisure #Awards #BestHotel #CharlestonHotel

    We would like to introduce our new assistant innkeeper: Gabby!

    With over a decade of hospitality experience, Gabby loves connecting with guests and sharing her passion for local history. She has been a part of the Charming Inns team since February 2023, and we are so excited to welcome her in this new role.

    Please join us in welcoming Gabby to the team!🎉

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    Sweet luxuries and Southern hospitality await you when you stay at the John Rutledge House Inn! From afternoon tea to evening sherry, our attention to detail sets us apart and makes your stay unforgettable.

    Book your sweet escape today and enjoy the everything we have to offer!

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    🎉 Congratulations to our sister hotel, @wentworthmansionsc for being named the No. 2 Best Hotel in Charleston and No. 5 Best Hotel in South Carolina by @USNews & World Report! 🥂 #wentworthmansion ...

    We are so excited to introduce our new Innkeeper, Nicki!

    Originally from outside Philadelphia, Nicki has called Charleston home for 36 years, embodying the essence of a true "Home Grown" Charlestonian. With an unwavering pride in her city`s rich history, cultural vibrancy, breathtaking landscapes, and welcoming community, Nicki`s affection for Charleston is unmatched.

    Welcome to the Charming Inns Team Nikki! 🎉

    #MeetTheTeam #Innkeeper #SouthernHospitality #Charleston #DowntownCharleston #HolyCity #AppreciationPost

    There is still time to vote for @travelandleisure 2024 World’s Best Award! We kindly ask for your support by submitting your vote before February 27, 2024. Additionally, participating in the voting process offers you the exciting opportunity to potentially win a 2-night stay!

    For more details, click the link in our bio, and cast your vote before February 27th!

    #WorldsBest #TravelAndLeisure #Awards #BestHotel #CharlestonHotel

    ✨The Holy City is like no other✨

    Immerse yourself in rich history and charm of Charleston’s historic district, then retreat to luxurious comfort at the John Rutledge House Inn.

    Book your stay today and elevate your Charleston experience with us!

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    ~Step into history at the John Rutledge House Inn~

    Right in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, our elegant retreat offers timeless charm and Southern hospitality. Indulge amidst 18th-century architecture and timeless views.

    #ExploreCharleston #LuxuryHotels #HistoricHotels #LuxuryTravel #DowntownCharleston #RomanticGetaway #Romance #Timeless #SouthernTravel #SC #holycity

    Planning your next trip to Charleston? Don`t just visit, experience the city like a local with our `Discover Charleston` page! We have created a locals` guide to the hidden gems, historic sites, and culinary delights that make this city #1. Let the John Rutledge House Inn be your gateway to the authentic Charleston experience!

    Ready to dive into the true essence of the Holy City? Head over to the link in our bio and start planning your unforgettable adventure!

    #charleston #discovercharleston #explorecharleston #holycity #luxuryhotel #southernliving #charlestondaily #charlestonlocals #visitsc

    It’s National Tea Month, and what better way than to celebrate than enjoying our complimentary afternoon tea and hors d’oeuvres when you stay.

    Secure your reservations today and indulge in life’s little luxuries!🫖

    #teatime #nationalteamonth #luxury #historic #explorecharleston #downtowncharleston #chs #discoversc

    Lost in the timeless allure of the John Rutledge House Inn`s Piazza- where luxury meets historic charm!

    Book your stay today and be sure to check out the stunning views from our piazza!

    #history #luxury #views #downtowncharleston


    Charleston`s iconic She-Crab Soup originated right at the John Rutledge House Inn. In the 1920s, Mayor Robert Goodwyn Rhett, residing at this charming inn, created a special version for President Taft, infusing orange crab eggs for a burst of color and flavor.

    Now a culinary legacy, this dish is a must-try for all Charleston foodies.

    Check out the link in our bio for more of this classic dish`s origin story!

    📸: @historichotels
    #shecrabsoup #history #foodie #charleston

    We are thrilled to be in the running for a @travelandleisure 2024 World’s Best Award. Show your support by voting before February 27, 2024, and have the opportunity to win a complimentary 2-night stay! Additionally, Travel + Leisure will enter you to win a cruise for two or one of six cash prizes, including one for $15,000!
    Simply click the link in our bio to cast your vote today. 🌟 #worldsbestawards2024 #travelandleisure

    Ready to dive deep into Charleston`s history & charm? Museum Mile Month is HERE!

    For the whole month of January, get your hands on a single pass that unlocks 13 incredible museums & historic sites along Charleston`s iconic Museum Mile. Explore at your own pace, discover diverse exhibits, & immerse yourself in the rich stories of this captivating city.

    Don`t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Grab your Museum Mile Month pass today & start planning your Charleston history spree! Click link in bio for more information!

    #explorecharleston #museum #museummile #culture #mustdotravels

    🎉 Wishing everyone a joyous and prosperous New Year from all of us at John Rutledge House Inn! 🥂

    May this year bring you happiness, success, and unforgettable moments. Cheers to new beginnings and cherished memories in 2024! ✨

    #HappyNewYear #JohnRutledgeHouseInn #BedAndBreakfast