Please note that the first night’s deposit including tax is required at the time of reservation. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Guests who do not cancel within this time will be charged for a one-night stay with tax. An early departure may result in a penalty.
We offer our guests off-street parking located behind the inn for a charge of $18 per evening per car.
Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm.
Yes, there is no charge. Check in at 4:00 pm.
For more than two guests in a room, there is a $40 charge per night for each additional adult guest. 13+ and $25 per child ages 2-12.
John Rutledge House Inn amenities include a morning newspaper, 24-hour concierge service, turndown service, complimentary deluxe-cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and light hors d’oeuvres, and evening port, sherry, and brandy.
Our historic bed and breakfast is a smoke-free establishment. Smoking in a designated non-smoking area is subject to a cleaning fee.
We offer dog-friendly accommodations for an additional fee of $40 per day. Our dog-friendly rooms are limited; please contact our concierge directly to reserve this room.
The John Rutledge House Inn is 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. Originally built by John Rutledge in 1763 for his new bride Elizabeth Grimke, this historic inn has hosted two sitting presidents—George Washington and William Taft.
There is no on-site fitness studio, but we partner with Pivotal Fitness and can provide discounted passes. Ask the Concierge for assistance.
You’ll always enjoy our best rate when you book directly with us, either online or by phone. If you find a better rate for the same room for the same dates elsewhere within 24 hours of confirming your reservation, call us. We will match it, guaranteed.
We cannot guarantee any specific room number or location, we will make every effort to grant requests.
The closest beaches to our hotel are Folly Beach, about 12 miles, and Sullivans Island, about 10 miles.
John Rutledge House Inn offers several packages and amenities perfect for couples looking for a romantic weekend in Charleston. Our romance package includes a dinner voucher for our sister restaurant Circa 1886 as well as champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.