John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston
Charleston , South Carolina
Tel: 843 723 7999
Tel: 800 476 9741 (toll free)
Concierge.com's insider take:
This charming 1763 building is one of 15 surviving homes owned by one of the 55 framers of the U.S. Constitutionand the only one converted into a hotel. Original Italian marble fireplaces, plaster moldings, inlaid floors, and ironwork have been faithfully restored. Nineteen rooms are located in the original grand residence and two carriage houses. All are stunning, appointed with four-poster lace-canopy beds, working fireplaces, antiques, and hot tubs. Genteel touches include complimentary newspapers, breakfast, and afternoon tea or sherry. Park the car for your entire stay; the inn is central to all Charleston attractions and restaurants. Guest have spa privileges at sister Wentworth Mansion, a 10-minute walk away.