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John Rutledge House Inn

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Lobby sitting area
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
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Overview of John Rutledge House Inn

John Rutledge House Inn

4.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Parking available
116 Broad St, Charleston, SC, 29401-2437

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCharleston City Market9 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort of Charleston Cruise Terminal14 min walk
  • Popular LocationWaterfront Park14 min walk
  • AirportCharleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.)24 min drive

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About this area


Located near the beach, John Rutledge House Inn is in Charleston Historic District, a walkable area in Charleston with great shopping. Charleston City Market and Charleston Tanger Outlets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit South Carolina Aquarium. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's central location.

What's nearby

  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist - 1 min walk
  • First (Scots) Presbyterian Church - 6 min walk
  • Charleston City Market - 9 min walk
  • Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal - 14 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Charleston Station - 19 min drive
  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 24 min drive


  • The Blind Tiger Pub - 6 min walk
  • Toast Of Charleston - 7 min walk
  • Meeting at Market - 9 min walk
  • 82 Queen - 3 min walk
  • Poogan's Porch - 4 min walk

About this property

John Rutledge House Inn

4-star family-friendly bed & breakfast near Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal
Located close to Charleston City Market and Waterfront Park, John Rutledge House Inn provides free full breakfast, a free daily manager's reception, and a terrace. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this bed & breakfast include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), free newspapers, and smoke-free premises
  • A front-desk safe, a porter/bellhop, and meeting rooms
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the central location
Room features
All 19 individually furnished rooms boast perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services, free infant beds, and free extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, heating, and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

John Rutledge House Inn is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 18 per night)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Free daily manager's reception

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • In-room babysitting (surcharge)
  • In-room refrigerator


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • In-room massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free crib
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Desk
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Free local calls
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self parking fee: USD 18.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 40 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

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Frequently asked questions

Is John Rutledge House Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this bed & breakfast allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at John Rutledge House Inn?

As of Mar 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at John Rutledge House Inn on Mar 28, 2023 start from $390.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at John Rutledge House Inn?

Self parking is available for USD 18.00 per night.

What time is check-in at John Rutledge House Inn?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at John Rutledge House Inn?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is John Rutledge House Inn located?

This family-friendly Charleston bed & breakfast is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of College of Charleston and Charleston City Market. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Waterfront Park are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at John Rutledge House Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, John Rutledge House Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to John Rutledge House Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great experience!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The John Rutledge House Inn was everything we expected and more! John, our Concierge, was helpful in every way. We could not have asked for a better experience. I would give the John Rutledge House Inn my highest recommendations to anyone who asked. We will plan to stay there again on future trips to Charleston.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

10/10 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rutledge House - Highly Recommended
We enjoyed a wonderful 4 day stay at the Rutledge House. The room was spacious, the staff very helpful, and the breakfast’s were delicious. The location is also ideal for exploring Charleston and with almost all sites, shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommended!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The room was spotless and the bed wonderful. Margo and Jim took great care of us. Within walking distance to many sites of interest.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020