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
Stayed for a weekend trip, first time in a B&B and loved it! From check-in; Shanika was lovely meeting me outside (had trouble finding parking on the street so she advised me) and taking me on the tour of the hotel; to the amazing breakfast buffet (best grits ever!), the warm kitchen staff and Mrs T take so much pride in their meal and service.
We stayed in the Turkish room. It is upstairs, so be prepared to carry your luggage. The room was clean and spacious enough for 2 of us. Bathroom was roomy and had toiletries & blow dryer. Shower pressure was too low for my liking. We had a suspicious brick wall outside our room that we named -Wall-e😂
I will be back to try another room (& more grits).
My hubby had business in Savannah for a couple of days, but we decided to extend his trip on either side of his workdays to have a vacay for ourselves. We chose to stay at the Savannah B&B Inn and we’re so glad we did. The location was just into the southern section of the historic district, but not too far to walk anywhere in the entire district. It’s just a block away from the beautiful Forsyth Park, just off Chatham Square, one of the 22 quaint squares in the city. It was a leisurely 20 minute walk from the Inn to the River Street shopping area, or the City Market to the west. Our room was lovely, and had a a private bath. Breakfast were delicious and plentiful. “Afternoon tea” was served from 4-6 pm, and milk and homemade cookies at 8 pm. The various staff members were all very nice and gracious, and more than willing to help with anything we needed. Can’t wait to come back!
My husband booked the Treehouse Suite as a surprise for my birthday. We both thought the room was so nice. So clean and comfortable. Everyone there was so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. We sat outside on the porch over looking the court yard. It was so close to Forsyth Park you could stroll over there anytime of day. The stop for the free shuttle is right around the corner. Couldn’t have asked for a better time. My husband picked the perfect getaway for us.
Loved it! Impeccably clean. The owner is a perfectionist. True Southern hospitality here. Check-in personnel are in no rush to get you out of there way even if there are others waiting. The place is sort of a maze but they give you a tour. The buffet breakfast for very fine. The dining areas are gorgeous as well and staffed very well with girls that take much pride in their services. We stayed in the Jazmine room and it was just lovely. Very comfy bed. The only single slight issue is that we stayed 3 nights and left notes and cash (which they took) for the housekeeping to leave extra towels which they did not but the front desk quickly brought them. Definitely recommend. You will not regret.
We stayed here on our way to PA and spent a few hours exploring the area before continuing our trip. The Inn is lovely with a great location in the historic district. There is a free bus that goes around the historic district. Parking is scarce and you have to pay to park. The inn does not have a parking lot. The buffet breakfast was delicious. They have afternoon tea and evening milk and cookies, but we missed those.