Voted #2 Best Hotel
in Charleston & #12 in the Travel + Leisure!
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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 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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.

A few ofOur Accolades

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    #22 Top Small Hotel in the United States

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    Top 10% of hotels worldwide

  • #2 Best Hotel in Charleston

  • #12 Best Hotel in the United States

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    #5 Best Hotel in Charleston

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    Top 20 Small Hotel in the U.S.

  • Four Diamond Award badge

    Four Diamond Distinction

  • TripAdvisor Excellence Logo

    2017 Certificate of Excellence

  • Conde Nast 2016 badge

    #3 Best Hotel in Charleston

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    2016 Certificate of Excellence

  • Conde Nast Award badge 2011-2015

    The Gold List

  • Conde Nast 2015 badge

    #3 Best Hotel in Charleston

  • Conde Nast 2014 badge

    #19 Best Hotel in the South

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    2014 Travelers' Choice Awards

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    10 Best Hotel Porches in the U.S.

  • Conde Nast 2013 badge

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

  • Conde Nast 2012 badge

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

Visit the historicholy 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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