John Rutledge House Inn Bed & Breakfast

John Rutledge House Inn Bed & Breakfast

116 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29401
United States
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Toll Free (800) 476-9741 ; Local (843) 723-7999
Average rate/night $301.08
Check Availability *Rooms starting at 219.00

The John Rutledge House Inn, circa 1763, was built by Charleston’s first governor and signer of the U.S. Constitution, John Rutledge. This Colonial home, located on Broad Street, is Charleston’s premier Bed and Breakfast. Just minutes from Charleston’s battery, stroll the streets and alleys in the heart of the historic district and experience one of Charleston, South Carolina’s antebellum homes first hand. In the afternoon guests gather for tea, wine, and sherry in the ballroom where patriots, statesmen and presidents have met. Start your morning with pastries delivered to the room and end your day with chocolates at turn-down. The John Rutledge House Inn is a National Historic Landmark and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America.


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Wine/Spirits available


  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Alcohol Permits: Wine
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Rooms & Suites

Our rooms are decorated with 18th century reproduction furniture and feature original plaster molding. Some rooms have elaborately carved Italian marble fireplaces, and original parquet flooring. Other room features you may enjoy are a canopied bed, large bathrooms with jetted tubs, triple bedded sheeting, oriental carpets, a CD player clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, waffle weave robes, in-room refrigerator with bottled water, and a flat screen TV and DVD player.

Main House Ground Floor Rooms:

Our ground floor rooms, accessed by the stairs, feature period antiques, reproduction furniture, and private bathrooms with shower (tub not available). Relax and enjoy our Charleston bed and breakfast accommodations.

Carriage House Rooms:

These secluded carriage house rooms add a bit of romance and privacy to your stay and boast period antiques, reproduction furniture, and private bathrooms. Bathrooms will have either a shower or shower/tub combination. Please note in your reservation if you require a tub. Second-floor rooms are accessible only by stairs.

Main House Deluxe Rooms:

Rejuvenate in our bed and breakfast's bright, spacious main house deluxe rooms that feature period antiques and private bathrooms with shower (tub not available). Please note that deluxe rooms are accessible only by the grand staircase. Plus:
Italian marble gas fireplaces
Original wood flooring and plaster moldings
Canopy beds in all King rooms
12-foot high ceilings

Main House Mini Suite:

Stretch out in 500 square feet of luxury in our main house mini suite, elegantly appointed with period antiques, reproduction furniture, and canopy bed. This suite is accessed only by the grand staircase. Plus, you'll enjoy:
Italian marble gas fireplace
Original wood flooring and plaster moldings
Spacious bathroom with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower
12-foot high ceiling

Main House Grand Suites:

These 900 square foot suites live up to their name with grandeur that includes canopy beds, period antiques, and reproduction furniture. Original wood doors separate the sleeping and living areas to accommodate entertaining or added privacy and:
Italian marble gas fireplaces
Original, elaborate parquet flooring and plaster moldings
Spacious bathrooms with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower (in select rooms)
12-foot high ceilings

Please note these rooms are only accessible via stairs.

  • Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
  • # Rooms: 19
  • Beds: Double, Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Refrigerators, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards
  • Entertainment: Video Library
  • Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite, 24 hr
  • Inn Amenities: Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, National Historic Registry, Wine/Spirits available

Location Type

  • Location Type: City/Metro

Weddings & Events

Charleston Weddings

Ballroom/Suite #7

The Signer's Ballroom will accommodate up to 20 people. The Signer's Ballroom and suite #7 combined will accommodate up to 40 people standing or sitting. Available event times: Noon to 6:00 PM only.


Our courtyard will accommodate up to 100 people standing. There is no back up in case of inclement weather. Available times: Noon to 6:00 PM only. Any tenting will be the sole responsibility of the guest.

A minimum number of sleeping room reservations are required in addition to reserving either of the above spaces. Romance Packages available. Restrictions apply to the following: music, rental equipment, event time, and food & beverage.

Circa 1886, nestled in the gardens of the Wentworth Mansion, serves Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Circa 1886 is a beautiful way to begin or end your wedding celebrations.

We offer two private and intimate dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 10 to 38 people. Banquet menus are available for luncheons as well as rehearsal dinners and receptions. Custom wedding cakes are created by Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn. Contact Circa 1886 at 843-853-7828 to make an appointment for a quote. Full service bars as well as extensive wine selections are available. Some restrictions apply. Contact a manager for further details at 1-800-476-9741

  • Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor