Elegant Testament to the Past

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.


Main House Ground Floor Rooms

Located on the ground floor, our Main House Rooms feature period antiques, reproduction furniture, and private bathrooms with showers (tub not available). Please note these rooms are only accessible via stairs.

King or Two Queens


Carriage House Rooms

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 require use of stairs.

King or Two Queens
Some Rooms Pet Friendly


Main House Deluxe Rooms

Our spacious Deluxe Rooms feature lovely antique details and charming touches, including Italian marble gas fireplaces, 12-foot high ceilings, canopy beds in all King rooms and private bathrooms with shower (tub not available). Please note that Deluxe Rooms are accessible only by four flights of the grand staircase.

King or Two Doubles


Main House Mini Suite

The elegant, 500-square-foot Mini Suite includes a canopy bed, original details, 12-foot high ceilings, an Italian marble gas fireplace, and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub and walk-in shower. This suite is accessed only by four flights of the grand staircase.

King Bed


Main House Grand Suites

Perfect for romantic getaways or family vacations, these 900-square-foot suites feature 12-foot high ceilings, canopy beds, Italian marble gas fireplaces, period antiques, reproduction furniture, and spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers (in select rooms). Original wood doors separate the sleeping and living areas to accommodate entertaining or added privacy. Please note these rooms are only accessible via stairs.

King or Queen
additional sleeper sofa

Complimentary Services
& Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Morning newspaper
  • Continental breakfast delivered to your room or the courtyard
  • Fireplaces in select rooms
  • Evening wine & cheese reception
  • Evening sherry
  • In-room refrigerator, flat screen TV, and hairdryer
  • In-room iron & ironing board


* Additional fees apply

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    Guests can choose from a range of of champagne, wine, food, and flowers options to choose from, carefully curated to suit every taste and occasion.
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  • Model A Ford

    Exclusive Experiences

    As a guest at a Charming Inns® property, you are able to book Exclusive Experiences through our sister hotel, Wentworth Mansion®. Ride in a 1928 Model A Ford or learn about wine or how to create perfect libations at home!
    • "Exceeded Our Expectations!"
      The John Rutledge House is centrally located on Broad Street, within walking distance to many attractions and restaurants, so you won’t need a car. The concierges (Jim and Margo) were available 24/7 and outstanding; they helped with securing our walking tour, places to eat, sightseeing venues , made us feel welcomed and warmly greeted us each time we came “home”! Delicious home cooked breakfasts were included and outstanding, with Maurice (so very nice) delivering them either to our room or to the ballroom. Our fireplace bedroom (room #8) up on the third floor was clean, elegant, quiet, and with a modern bathroom, made our stay so enjoyable. Lisa the innkeeper was very friendly and has done an excellent job with her team. We’re not ones to stay at inns or B & B’s but the JRH has changed our minds! Although a little pricey (we stayed Tuesday - Friday), it’s worth it and highly recommend this if you want an authentic feel of a Southern charm mansion.
      TwosomeTravelers2013 | Wareham, Massachusetts | 3/26/23
    • "The best experience of a lifetime!"
      This was one of the best experiences of a lifetime. Margo and Jim made my family feel at home with their hospitality and their eagerness to want us to enjoy Charleston like no other place to be found. I had somewhat of a hiccup while staying at the hotel and they were so kind to us and wanted me to know how much they cared by sending me flowers to say I hope I get well. I'm a man and the kind gesture of the flowers to our room made me once again understand what it means to be humble and to know that there's always someone out there that enjoys you for who you are, these two beautiful souls will always be remembered in my heart as loving people who truly care and love what they do. So in ending, if you want the best experience of your life, visit the John Rutledge House in Charleston, SC and you will not be disappointed. Also, the staff was also amazing, I cannot say enough about their hospitality and love for what they do. We will see you again soon and cannot wait for the next round of Brandy and good conversations with my friends Margo and Jim, much love! Enjoy your next trip at this beautiful establishment.
      David B | 3/18/23