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
- 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
The inn is very beautiful and I felt right at home. The man at the front desk made me feel very welcome, and was able to recommend several good places to eat in the city. Crystal Beer Parlor is a short walk away and is my favorite! Overall a great place to stay, with friendly staff and comfortable beds, you wouldn't want to pick anywhere else.
Our flight was delayed and so admittedly we arrived late but the person that checked us in was clearly intoxicated. His manner and appearance was unprofessional to say the least. He was unwilling to assist with luggage, he was unsteady in his feet and avoided eye contact. Definitely not the person you would want representing your establishment. This made our check in experience, horrifying, laughable, and certainly disappointing. I immediately regretted my decision. When morning came my outlook improved enough to note our room was pretty nice, bed comfortable, and other staff we encountered was pretty professional. Sitting at breakfast with other travelers is always fun. Breakfast was good. The location of the B&B was wonderful. The street was beautiful and quite.
If you like cats, you'll love this Bed & Breakfast. There are 3 resident cats: Savannah, Midnight and Peanut. It's a lot of fun watching them in the relaxing, private courtyard.
We were disappointed in the breakfast. It wasn't cooked well or served hot.
The Jackson Suite is really nice and the service here is wonderful. The king size bed is so comfy.
Within a few minutes of Forsyth Park, Gryphon restaurant, Monterrey Square and E Shaver Booksellers!
We had a good time in Savannah and at this Bed & Breakfast. We plan to stay here the next time we come to Savannah.
Wonderful time in Savannah. Hotel was close enough to walk to water, but far enough you didn't have all the traffic and tourists. Would definitely stay again. Lovely park nearby. Beautiful flowers in bloom.
This was our second time staying at this lovely and charming lodging. Last time we had the Live Oak Suite which was fantastic and this time we opted for the Sgt Jasper House as we thought some friends may decide to come along. They did not, and we had all three floors to ourselves which was great! The staff is friendly helpful and professional, and the location could not be better! The decor is exquisitely appointed and comfy as well. We highly recommend staying here.