Savannah’s Bed and Breakfast Inn
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, afternoon tea (4 to 6 p.m.) and milk and cookies (8 p.m.) are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Guestrooms have exposed brick walls, four-poster beds, wood beam ceilings and period furniture, as well as mod cons (flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and air conditioning)
- Located near top attractions such as Mercer House, Forsyth Park, Mrs. Wilkes’ Restaurant and the Telfair Museum of Art
- Free parking passes
What To Know
- The decor varies from room to room, and the fireplaces are decorative
- The inn is home to five outdoor cats, but otherwise pets aren’t allowed
- Some rooms have views of Chatham Square
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Conveniently located on Gordon Row, in the heart of the historic district just one block from Forsyth Park, the Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn takes guests a few steps back in time, but with all modern-day conveniences, such as flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and air conditioning. All five houses that make up this classic Southern sleep were constructed in the early 1850s and are a prime example of Federal style architecture. The guestrooms vary by size and decor, but expect exposed brick, walls in slate blue, rosemary and peach, four-poster beds, decorative fireplaces, hardwood floors covered with oriental area rugs and wood beam ceilings. Start each day with a bountiful homemade Southern breakfast (buttermilk biscuits, slow-cooked stone-ground grits, blueberry pancakes and French toast with fresh blackberry syrup and a side of sausage) in the parlor at a family-style table, or enjoy your meal outside on the patio overlooking the gardens. Afterward, curl up with a good book in the courtyard or head out and explore the city — but return for afternoon tea from 4 to 6 p.m. or nightly milk and freshly baked cookies (around 8 p.m.) in the parlor.
In the Area
Located on the border between Georgia and South Carolina, this quaint city is known for its 24 squares, the charming landscaped parks and plazas that occur every few blocks in the historic district. The most famous are Forsyth Park, known for its picturesque willow trees and ample suntanning space, and Chippewa Square, which appeared in the opening scene of Forrest Gump. Start your day with a cold-brew coffee from the Coffee Fox, then get the lay of the land on a bike tour of the historic district from Savannah Bike Tours; $25 will get you a two-hour tour, bike, helmet and bottle of water. Afterward, nosh on a healthy lunch at Starland Café, or get your fill of African-inspired sandwiches at cult favorite sandwich shop Zunzi’s. Have a post-lunch ice cream at Leopold’s or a craft beer at Savannah’s only brewpub, Moon River Brewery; get a tasting flight and sit outdoors in the beer garden if the weather is mild. For dinner locals love the Olde Pink House, which serves Southern fare in an 18th-century mansion on Reynolds Square. If you’d rather test your skills in the kitchen try a cooking class at the prestigious 700 Drayton, and end the evening with a show at the Historic Savannah Theatre (known to locals as “Broadway on Bull Street”), which dates back to 1818.
How to Get There
Everything was clean, in good condition and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and served in a lovely dining room. I especially enjoyed the private courtyard behind our townhouse. Definitely worth the money to stay, it's right on the bus line and within easy walking distance of just about everything.
We live in Atlanta and always come back once a year to the Savannah bed and breakfast inn. It just keeps getting better. They have made upgrades throughout the years and they have reasonable rates. I myself run a cleaning business and always find the rooms very clean. My husband and I love the square and also to sit out back on the deck and have a couple of drinks. The receptionist is just as sweet as can be. We never have had an issue with parking throughout the years. We will continue to come back. We have made many memories at the inn. It’s our home away from home.
This property on the edge of the Historic District, and beautifully positioned across from Chatham Square was a great place to stay. The proprietor was extremely friendly and helpful, and the complementary breakfast on the back porch was delightful and delicious. Our room was a little dark though, and there was only one chair.