What We Love
- An award-winning Historic District B&B in an 1830s mansion, with a suite option and moreStaying at a hotel that’s been Andrew Harper recommended since 1983 – among tons of other awards
- Sleeping in an individually themed and decorated room or suite with sumptuous fabrics and artwork
- Kicking off each day in the Historic District with a complimentary breakfast, among other daily perks
What To Know
- Limited parking spots available
- The inn is decorated with Victorian-era furnishings
- There's daily high tea and finger sandwiches in the parlor
- Free WiFi
Savannah’s one of those cities that you visit to keep a low profile or maybe disappear for a bit, and in that way, Ballastone Inn is a bit of an anomaly. This beautiful hotel couldn’t be less of a stranger to the spotlight, boasting four diamonds from AAA, a Departures mention as a local hotspot, a Good Morning America profile and commemorative plaques from the Historic Savannah Foundation and National Trust. It’s also top hotel on TripAdvisor, where it also holds a Certificate of Excellence, and was one of just six getaways profiled by Turner South. And yes, it’s been recommended by Andrew Harper – every year since 1983.
But in all other ways, the 1830s mansion blends in perfectly with its setting, famed for its old-fashioned southern hospitality. Rooms and suites are individually decorated with sumptuous fabrics and named with titles like Mulberry Tulip or Scarborough Fair, and an exclusive bar and private courtyard are yours to enjoy. Full Southern breakfast and a sumptuous afternoon silver-antique tea service are both included, as are C. Kay Cumming chocolates – to make your stay that much sweeter. So, in fact, Ballastone captures the very essence of Savannah. But if you’d like to see the rest, the Historic District is right out your door.
Rooms and suites
All rooms and suites at Ballastone Inn are individually themed and named, but in keeping with the award-winning hotel’s sumptuous take on hospitality, each is beautifully appointed. Expect designer fabrics, possibly including Scalamandre wallcoverings, and a palette of rich, warm local-inspired hues. Thoughtful additions like 800-thread-count sheets and a rubber ducky round off the array of luxury touches you’ll find.Grand King rooms offer more square footage than the Deluxe King rooms. Premium Queen Retreat rooms are larger still and offer a Jacuzzi bath and a separate shower, while the even-more-spacious Luxury suites come with a cozy sitting area and a fireplace.
Situated within the country’s largest National Historic Landmark District, in the oldest city in Georgia, Ballastone Inn places you steps from Savannah’s gardens, churches, museums, restaurants and shops. Georgian architecture, cobblestone streets and large oaks offer a picturesque scene at every turn. For a scenic stroll, take to the walking paths of Forsyth Park, alongside the famous fountain. When the weather is nice, you can also drive over to Tybee Island and befriend some seagulls, or settle into the sands with a good book (may we suggest Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil?).
How to Get There
WE arrived and were greeted by Derick (being from NY and a Yankee Fan Derick Geter comes to mind), I don't think your Derick plays much baseball. He and Jiome were most helpful. We took a tour on the trolly but it stopped 2 5 and we had a long walk back too the B & B in the rain.WE had a great meal at Cerca1790 (French) and found a great Jazz club(up town jazz I think?). Breakfast was great and your staff was most accommodating. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will be back and tell all our friends.
First off, this place builds the best relationships with its customers over the course of a stay. My wife and I enjoyed every interaction we had with the people that work at Ballastone.
It has a great location next to the the best cafes and activities that Savannah has to offer.
Every activity, including breakfast and tea time, is well executed. Highly recommend considering this place for your trip to Savannah.
I read a lot of the reviews before our stay and I was concerned about the negative comments about the traffic noise and the hotter temps in the rooms. So I called the Inn and talked to Derrick. He was nice as he could be and bent over backwards to answer my concerns. After talking to him we decided to upgrade to a room that suited us a little better. (and he did give us a discount on the upgrade). We were very pleased with our whole stay. If you are looking for a modern room with that you can find in almost any hotel chain, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a charming B+B with the character and feel of the old south, then this is the place for you. I guess it is not for everyone but, we loved it. We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary there and the staff really did a nice job of making it special for us. If we ever do return to Savannah, we will come back to the Ballastone.