This just in, y’all! Conde Naste Traveler Magazine named The John Rutledge House Inn The 5th Best Hotel in the South and one of the Top 100 Best Hotels in the World! What more can we say than thank you, thank you, thank you to Conde Naste Traveler readers. Our lovely 19-room historic inn and bed and breakfast scored an overall 94.5 out of 100 possible Readers Choice points. The John Rutledge House Inn received Grade-A marks for our rooms, food, service, location and design.
Conde Naste Traveler Readers said it best, noting The John Rutledge House Inn as…
A “wonderful small inn with loads of charm” was built as a private residence by a signer of the Constitution. Located near King Street’s restaurants and shops, the “classic elegant antebellum” design includes original plaster moldings and inlaid wood floors, ironwork, and Greek Revival porticos around the front door. The “spacious rooms” have Italian-marble fireplaces, period furnishings, and canopy or four-poster beds, creating a “very romantic ambiance.” As a concession to modern times, flat-screen televisions were recently added. Although there is no restaurant on-site, guests take “the exceptional breakfast outside in the quaint courtyard” or delivered to their room. “From check-in to departure, we were treated like family.”
As if this news weren’t over-the-moon-exciting enough, our Charleston, South Carolina home was named the #1 Best City in the United States and #1 Best City in the World! (Yes: best city in the world!) Our friends at the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau produced an amazing video in celebration, featuring the sounds you’ll only hear in Charleston. The horse-and-carriage click-clacking along our cobblestone streets, the waves crashing against the beach, fresh shrimp simmering in a skillet- this video will make you homesick for Charleston, even if you’ve never been.
We invite you to experience all this, plus the warmth, charm and Southern hospitality (of which Charleston is now known world-round for) at the John Rutledge House Inn. From our front door on historic Broad Street, the city is your oyster. Go out, explore, then return to a hotel that is truly Charleston. Start planning your trip: take a look at our special rates and packages.