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

    The perfect backdrop for any photo💙

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    Autumn in the Holy City is unmatched🍁🍂

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    Calling all art enthusiasts in the Holy City! It`s time to celebrate one of our favorite events: First Friday Artwalk. Join us tomorrow as we embark on a journey through numerous local galleries, wander through our charming historic district, and dive headfirst into the artistic essence that has earned our city the top spot in the United States.

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    Don’t take our word for it. See what our past guests have had to say about the John Rutledge House Inn.
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    Did you know that John Rutledge House Inn offers you and your four-legged loved one luxury accommodations? We invite you—and your pup—to pamper yourselves in an elegantly appointed Carriage House room. We also have a `Dog`s World Package` featuring a gift card to a local pet-friendly dining establishment and a Pawty Poop Bag and leash. Book your stay today and let the adventures begin! 🐶❤️ #JohnRutledgeHouseInn #PetFriendlyCharleston #ExploreCharleston #CharlestonGetaway #dogfriendly ...

    We are halfway through September and there is still so much to do in the #1 city! Check out our top picks using the link in our bio and enjoy the beginning of fall!

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    John Rutledge built this beautiful home as a wedding gift for his wife. What could be more romantic than spending time with your loved ones here?

    On your next visit to the John Rutledge House Inn, take a closer look at the stunning craftsmanship and intricate details that went into creating one of the most beautiful homes in all of the city! Book your stay today!

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    We are soaking in the sun and ready to welcome you back to the Holy City! From cobblestone streets to the vibrant waterfront, let’s make this holiday weekend an unforgettable one!☀️

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    🎉We are excited to announce that we have been nominated for a @HistoricHotels 2023 Award of Excellence for Best Small Hotel!

    This prestigious awards program recognizes historic hotels in the United States by Historic Hotels of America®, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Each year, the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence are presented to historic hotels and hoteliers demonstrating innovative leadership, stewardship, and contribution to furthering the recognition, preservation, and celebration of these preeminent historic hotels and their histories. John Rutledge House Inn is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is
    recognized for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance. We will find out who receives the award on October 12th!🎉 #historichotelsofamerica #historichotels

    Embrace September in the Holy City! Join us as we dive into a month filled with historic splendor and unforgettable experiences, like Autumn on the Ashley hosted at Magnolia Plantation.
    Check out our top picks for September using the link in our bio!

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    We are gushing over @pastry_chef_ashley new faux display cake for our inn! This faux cake features a historic piece of Charleston with Rainbow Row. Guests of the hotel can view the display during our afternoon tea time
    We are so thankful for Ashley and everything she does!

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    Timeless elegance in the #1 city. Immerse yourself in history and luxury when staying at the John Rutledge House Inn.

    Book your stay now using the link in our bio.

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    Say “I do” in the most charming way! The John Rutledge House Inn is a fairy-tale setting for your dream wedding. Embrace timeless allure in our historic inn as you celebrate a magical day surrounded by loved ones.

    Let us be a part of your happily ever after. Contact us today if you’re interested in hosting your special day with us.

    📸: @walkerweddings843 & @philipcaseyphoto

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    It’s our favorite month in our favorite city. Immerse yourself with everything our city has to offer, such as sandy beaches and hidden alleys.

    Book your stay now and enjoy the perfect retreat to the #1 city!

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    We love seeing your kind words! Nothing makes us happier than pleasing our guests!
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    When you stay at the John Rutledge House Inn, you can experience our charming tradition of serving evening sherry.

    In the South, evening sherry has been a time-honored tradition for ages. It dates back to the early 1800s and was a frequent occurrence after dinner to entertain guests. Sherry evenings were a time to gather with loved ones, enjoy good company, and savor the taste of fine wine.

    Book your stay now and get a taste of Southern hospitality!

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