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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the deposit and cancellation policy?

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.

What is the parking policy?

We offer our guests off-street parking located behind the inn for a charge of $18 per evening per car.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in time is 4:00pm, and check-out time is 12:00pm.

What is the policy for additional room guests?

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. 

What are some of the property amenities at John Rutledge House Inn?

The John Rutledge House Inn amenities include 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.

What is the smoking policy?

Our historic bed and breakfast is a smoke-free establishment. Smoking in a designated non-smoking area is subject to a cleaning fee.

What is the pet policy?

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.

What are the most historic hotels in Charleston?

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 seating presidents, George Washington, and William Taft.

Where can I find the best rate?

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.

What is the guarantee policy?

We cannot guarantee any specific room number or location, we will
 make every effort to grant requests.

What are the best hotels for a girls weekend in Charleston?

The John Rutledge House Inn offers a number of packages and amenities perfect for a girls’ weekend in Charleston. Our Charleston Girls Getaway Package includes three-course dinner to our sister restaurant Circa 1886, Pineapple Tour at the famous Middleton Plantation, Candle Making Classes and a Gift Card to a local Wine Bar.