Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Charleston inn in Historic Charleston, near College of Charleston


This family-friendly Charleston inn is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of The Governor's House Inn and College of Charleston. Postal Museum and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are also within 5 minutes.

Property Features

This smoke-free inn features self parking, coffee/tea in the lobby, and meeting rooms. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 19 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Tempur-Pedic beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and premium bedding.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This family-friendly inn also offers tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in the lobby, and concierge services. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

John Rutledge House Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free reception 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 19 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Year Built 1763 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Room Amenities

  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Climate control 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast each morning. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Only service dogs are allowed


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per night
  • A pet fee will be charged per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • John Rutledge House Inn is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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