Experience the History
of Charleston

exterior of hotel with green iron gates and flags waving in the breeze
Living room setup with red wall paper and unique antique furnishings
Lush garden courtyard with entry way to hotel

Welcome Home to theJohn 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 hospitality.

Canopy bed with antique furnishings in a green room

Where Charleston HistoryMeets Southern Hospitality

As time-honored as our classic Southern charm, the one-of-a-kind John Rutledge House Inn dates back all the way to 1763. Discover the luxurious restoration of a bygone era in the heart of Charleston.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Our PerksBook Direct Benefits

  • Complimentary deluxe continental or cooked breakfast
  • Afternoon tea & light hors d'oeuvres
  • Evening port, sherry, & brandy
  • Nightly chocolates
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Elegant living space with peach padded chairs, yellow sofa, red curtains & crystal chandelier
View of Charleston from hotel balcony
Rainbow row houses on street
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man playing with his children on checkered sidewalk of inn

Five Features You'll Love We carry on the tradition
of Southern hospitality

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

Five Features You'll Love You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into Charleston’s grand history

The John Rutledge House Inn transports you all the way back to 1763, when John Rutledge originally built the home as a gift for his bride.

Five 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

Five 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.

Five 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.

A few ofOur Accolades

  • JohnRutledge Accolades FourDiamond

    Four Diamond Distinction

  • TripAdvisor Excellence Logo

    2017 Certificate of Excellence

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Readers2016

    #3 Best Hotel in Charleston

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Trip advisor

    2016 Certificate of Excellence

  • JohnRutledge Press CondeNast GoldList

    The Gold List

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Readers2015

    #3 Best Hotel in Charleston

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Readers2014

    #19 Best Hotel in the South

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Trip advisor

    2014 Travelers' Choice Awards

  • Fodors Travel Logo

    10 Best Hotel Porches in the U.S.

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Readers2013

    #2 Best Hotel in Charleston Top 100 Best Hotels in the World

  • JohnRutledge Accolades Readers2012

    #5 Best Hotels in the South Top 100 Best Hotels in the World

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