John Rutledge House Inn

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Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine
You have a full day ahead of you, and so it’s essential that you start off having had a good night’s sleep and a full breakfast. Fortunately, Charleston’s selection of excellent hotels includes everything from contemporary design properties to historic bed and breakfasts, not to mention resorts on the Atlantic located just outside of the city’s famed historic district. The 16-room, meticulously preserved, Restoration on King has drawn a devoted following with its spacious suites (from 800 to 1600 square feet) and is complete with kitchens and a rooftop terrace with views of downtown Charleston. In contrast, the John Rutledge House Inn (pictured), built in 1763 and named after one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, boasts Italian marble fireplaces, original wood floors, and plaster moldings. The rooms, complete with 12-foot ceilings provide the opportunity to feel as if you are stepping back into history. Near Charleston, The Sanctuary at the acclaimed Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers sweeping views of the island’s 10 miles of private beach.
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