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John Rutledge House Inn

116 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States
#4 of 109 hotels in Charleston
Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Rutledge House

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 12, 2015

Gov. John Rutledge House, also known as John Rutledge House was completed in 1763, it was the home of John Rutledge, a governor of South Carolina and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. John's younger brother Edward was also a governor of South Carolina he lived here following the Civil War, The U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina met here, from 1866 until 1868.

In 1973, the Rutledge House was declared a National Historic Landmark. The inn has 19 guest rooms, ranging from standard hotel rooms to large suites. 11 of these rooms are located in the main house, with the remaining 8 being in the carriage houses. In addition to the guest rooms, the house contains a public ball room which is used for afternoon tea as well as breakfast.

Unique Quality: Charming, southern Inn

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Ruined our Honeymoon and Christmas...not recommend

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 25, 2011

We checked into the John Rutledge grand suite for a 5 night stay on Christmas Eve, December 24th for our honeymoon. We were charged nearly $400 per night for this suite. The website pictures show a room that is brand new; however, these pictures are a lie. We checked into the George Washington Suite. The room looked old and not as the website showed. The couches and chairs in the sitting room looked ragged and dirty. The pull out couch was broken and not opperational. The sitting chair in the bedroom was ivory but was obviously dirty from use. After a few minutes of sitting in the bed my throat closed up and my eyes were red and watering. After inspecting the canopy bed, the fabric all around the bed was yellow with mold, and looked as if it had not been cleaned in years.

Our stay at John Rutledge lasted 2 hours, and they had the audacity to charge us a $125 cleaning fee.

The innkeepers response to the deplorable condition of the room was simply "it is a 250 year old inn...what did you expect?"

So I would like all reviewers to be aware that this inn is not what it appears to be. Also, I would like to note that our room was literally 5 steps from the front door, the manager's desk was on the wall outside were our bed was, so all the conversation taking place outside was audible in the room, and the stairs creaked each time people walked up and was very noisy when sitting in the bed.

So if you would like to stay at an overpriced, run-down inn...this is the perfect place for you. Just make sure you do not have any allergies because you will definitely need to see a doctor after being here for a few hours.

Needless to say our honeymoon, and Christmas was nearly ruined due to this! My husband is active duty military and we will probably not have another Christmas' together for a few years. Forturnatley, I was able to find a different, beautiful bed and breakfast that night.

I would never return to this inn, and would caution anyone from wasting their money at this inn!!

Unique Quality: Moldy, dirty, and run-down inn

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Address: 116 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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Amenities at John Rutledge House Inn

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kids Activities
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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