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.

    Explore Our Curated Offerings

    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

    Make your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn even more special by adding a bottle of champagne to your room. It`s the perfect touch for a romantic getaway, a celebratory stay, or simply to add a touch of luxury to your Charleston adventure.

    Just ask our friendly team about this delightful amenity when you book your stay. We can`t wait to welcome you!

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    Time is running out! The deadline for the Conde Nast Traveler 2024 Reader`s Choice Awards is just around the corner!

    Vote before June 30, 2024, for a chance to win a 2-night stay at the John Rutledge House Inn or a dream trip from Condé Nast! Click the link in our bio to cast your vote now! #CondeNastTraveler #ReadersChoiceAwards #VoteNow

    End your day on a perfect note with complimentary sherry, port, or brandy at the John Rutledge House Inn.

    Cheers to a cozy and relaxing evening! 🥂
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    We are thrilled to celebrate a truly remarkable milestone for our President, Michelle Woodhull, who has dedicated 25 years of leading Charming Inns to new heights! Her journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment, innovative vision, and extraordinary leadership.

    One of Michelle`s proudest achievements was creating the Director of Operations position, a strategic move that elevated our company to new heights. She also tackled the toughest challenge of her career, navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulties, it was also the time she felt most proud of our team`s resilience and unity.

    Humility and teamwork define Michelle`s leadership style. She often says, "I`ve surrounded myself with great people who make me shine." A heartfelt compliment from an employee perfectly captures her spirit: "She`s the kind of leader who doesn`t expect her team to do anything she wouldn`t do herself, sometimes that means doing laundry or serving breakfast."

    Her passion for hospitality runs deep. Joining Charming Inns a few years post-college, she began her career as the Innkeeper of Kings Courtyard Inn and has excelled in various roles until she took the helm as president in 2019.

    Cheers to Michelle, for your incredible dedication and leadership! Here`s to many more years of success! 🥂

    After a day of exploring Charleston, retreat to the historic John Rutledge House Inn. Discover countless charming nooks to relax and savor your time in our beautiful inn.
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    Immerse yourself in the charm of Charleston with our Discover Charleston Package at John Rutledge House Inn!

    Enjoy accommodations for two and embark on a public carriage ride through the Historic District. Explore the city`s rich history with your choice of a tour of Fort Sumter or Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, followed by a visit to one of Charleston`s famous historic homes.

    Let your Charleston adventure begin! Call the hotel today and book your next stay!
    #Charleston #HolyCity #KingStreet #PatriotsPoint #DowntownCharleston #VisitSC #DiscoverCharleston

    There`s still time left to vote in the Conde Nast Traveler 2024 Reader`s Choice Awards!

    Please take a moment to vote before June 30, 2024. By participating, you could win a 2-night stay at the John Rutledge House Inn or a dream trip from Condé Nast!
    Vote now by clicking the link in our bio!
    #condenastraveller #readerschoiceawards

    Enjoy delectable treats and refreshing tea at our complimentary Afternoon Tea and Hors D’oeuvres.

    Book your stay now and take advantage of this luxurious amenity!
    #Luxury #Tea #Charleston #Hotels #Travel #ExploreCharleston

    Unwind in historic elegance in our ballroom, surrounded by ornate decor, opulent chandeliers, and beautiful architecture.

    Ready to experience true luxury? Book your stay at the John Rutledge House Inn today!
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    We`re honored to be recognized as one of the Top 1% of Hotels worldwide by TripAdvisor Traveler`s Choice Awards. Additionally, our commitment to luxury and charm has earned us a spot on their lists of Top Small & Boutique hotels.

    Congratulations to our sister hotel @wentworthmansionsc for also receiving a spot in the Top 1% of Hotels worldwide and a spot on the Top Luxury Hotels and Top Small & Boutique Hotels

    Thank you to our dedicated team and incredible guests for making this possible! Come experience the magic of the John Rutledge House Inn for yourself!
    #TravelersChoice #Luxury #Travel

    Unleash your inner mixologist! Join our sister restaurant, Circa 1886, for our exclusive Shaking with the Seasons experience.

    This interactive session dives deep into the world of seasonal cocktails, exploring the art of using fresh, local ingredients to craft delicious libations. Learn about different spirits, their unique characteristics, and how to create perfectly balanced drinks at home!

    Be sure to ask our team about this incredible experience on your next visit!

    #Cocktails #FineDining #Experience #Lifestyle

    Unpack, unwind, and explore all that Charleston has to offer!

    From the moment you check in, be greeted by the timeless allure of our rooms, each offering a unique blend of historic charm and modern comfort.
    Make your Charleston dreams a reality. Book your stay at John Rutledge House Inn and experience Southern hospitality at its finest!

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    Indulge in sweet treats and savory delights amidst historic charm. Our afternoon tea is the perfect Charleston pick-me-up.

    #TeaTime #Charleston #BoutiqueHotel #Luxury #LuxuryTravel #Lifestyle

    We`re excited to announce our nomination for a Conde Nast Traveler 2024 Readers` Choice Award! 🎉 Your support means the world to us, so please cast your vote by June 30, 2024. Plus, by voting, you stand a chance to win a 2-night stay at the John Rutledge House Inn and/or a dream trip from Condé Nast!

    Click the link in our bio to vote now!
    #condenastraveller #readerschoiceawards