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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.


Treat Yourself ToWarm Southern Hospitality

The one-of-a-kind John Rutledge House Inn® dates back all the way to 1763. Explore the heart of Charleston and create your own adventure with antique shops, art galleries, historic buildings, and stand-out dining. 

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  • Very Pleasant Stay

    We spent 5 nights in the main building and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The location is great, facility good, and staff is excellent. We felt quite pampered to have a made to order breakfast served at our choice of locations. We would look forward to a return visit.
    - dra226
  • Cozy and Luxurious Inn

    Absolutely amazing place to stay in Charleston. Around the corner from the best restaurants, and gorgeous rows of houses. The John Rutledge House Inn®is much more than B&B, packed with amenities and unparalleled customer service. The building and rooms are grand while still intimately historical.
    - Gahw328
  • Wow!

    This house has a style of its own! Beautiful iron work. The marble stairs offer a grand entrance, the green blue iron is beautiful, even the sidewalk out doors shows the significance of this family. Anytime you can stand in a place of history and think back to a time long past and be in awe of its grander.
    - FLSunnygirl
  • Wedding Stay

    My entire family took over the John Rutledge House for my wedding. They were incredibly courteous, helpful, accommodating and service oriented. The home and amenities were top notch. We absolutely loved the staff - you can't beat the location either. We were able to walk everywhere. We will definitely be staying again.
    - Natalie B

Words From The President

We are honored to receive such a prestigious award and be listed among many wonderful hotels. Thank you to Travel and Leisure for hosting the awards and to all of those Travel and Leisure readers and past guests who took the time to comment and vote for us.


Our PerksBook Direct Benefits

  • Complimentary deluxe continental or cooked breakfast
  • Afternoon tea & light hors d'oeuvres
  • Evening port, sherry, & brandy
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Features You'll Love Our photo opportunities are endless

If you’re ready for your close-up, be sure to grab a shot in front of the inn. The teal-colored wrought iron and black-and-white checkered sidewalk are photograph favorites.

Features You'll Love When it comes to amenities, we go above and beyond the essentials

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

Features You'll Love You can walk to all of Charleston’s best attractions

Ideally located on Broad Street, our inn is in perfect walking distance to so many of the city’s must-see spots, from renowned antique stores to historic museums

Features You'll Love Unparalleled Personalized
Service & Attention To Detail

From complimentary deluxe continental or cooked breakfast to 24-hour concierge service, we pride ourselves on offering a warm, welcoming environment in Southern style.

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#1 Best Hotel in Charleston 2021 Travel + Leisure

A few ofOur Accolades

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    Top 5 Best Hotels in Charleston

    2022 Travel + Leisure

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    #8 Best Small Hotel In the U.S.

    2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

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    #12 Best Hotel in the U.S.

    2021 Travel & Leisure

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    #1 Best Hotel in Charleston

    2021 Travel & Leisure

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    Top 10% of hotels worldwide

    TripAdvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards

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    #2 Best Hotel in Charleston

    2020 Travel & Leisure

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    #12 Best Hotel in the United States

    2020 Travel & Leisure

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    #5 Best Hotel in Charleston

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    Top 20 Small Hotel in the U.S.

    2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

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    Four Diamond Distinction

    AAA Travel

Visit The Historic Holy City

From cobblestone alleyways to hip clothing boutiques, Charleston’s culture is a seamless blend of old and new.


Our Statement Of Dedication

We are passionate about and dedicated to preserving historical authenticity while inspiring an inclusive, accessible, and unified future. We strive to lead our community and beyond to journey through the history and cultures that have transformed the fabric of southern food, art, and hospitality.

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