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?).
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The Ballastone is one of the best establishments we have ever stayed in. The Inn is beautifully furnished, ultra clean and full of character. The breakfasts were delicious and the afternoon teas added a very civilised touch.Light classical was played throughout the day and gave a very soothing and elegant atmosphere. The staff were brilliant and gave a new meaning to 'hospitality' as nothing was too much for them. We would especially like to mention Derek and Christe who were fantastic.If we
ever visit Savannah in the future we would definitely stay at the Ballastone.
This is my second stay here. High tea is not to be missed & we love the garden for reading/lounging. The service is excellent & and the rooms are beautifully decorated and pristine! Short walking distance to shopping and waterfront. Bring a small fan and sleep mask if you use them. Can't wait to return!
Our return visit to the Ballastone Inn confirmed it: we will never stay anywhere else! We feel so welcome, love the afternoon tea, evening port, and delicious breakfast. The comfy sheets must be mentioned! From the owner, Jennifer to Kristie and Jackie and all the welcoming staff, everyone is genuinely pleasant, and ready to help us to fall under the spell of the best in Savannah.
Delightful breakfasts; charming, helpful staff; spacious, quiet, well-appointed room. My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Ballastone while spending a few days touring Savannah and Tybee Island. Because of Ballastone’s location, we were able to just park the car and walk everywhere in the city’s historic district, returning to the inn as needed throughout the day to freshen up.
We picked out Ballastone Inn as a place to stay to highlight Savannah.
The Inn itself and the room was beautiful but we felt they were trading on their history.
The services offered such as the nightly hor'deuves and breakfast were very dissapointing as only a dip offered with drinks being paid for and a luke warm breakfast at best.
If unavailable to cater for a cooked breakfast, best to provide a quality continental breakfast as well as some house wines and cheese at night.
Hopefully Ballastone Inn can improve to match their price and other similar places.