What We Love
- Daily rituals like free evening hors d’oeuvres and wine and dessert served in the parlor
- Fireplaces, balconies and claw foot tubs add to the romantic vibe
- The location, within strolling distance of the town’s famous squares
What To Know
- The hotel is adults only
- Pets are not allowed
- The communal, B&B style of the inn might not suit all travelers
- There’s parking onsite
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This elegant inn makes the most of its atmospheric setting, maintaining the look and feel of the historic 19th century mansions in which it’s housed. Suites feature Old World touches like cast iron beds, claw foot tubs and working fireplaces. Daily rituals include a huge breakfast (showcasing Southern flavors like apple smoked bacon and grits) plus an evening wine tasting with appetizers and dessert served in the parlor. The vibe is romantic, pitched at starry-eyed couples: although given the cozy, intimate nature of the inn, be prepared to mingle with other guests.
In the Area
Savannah’s compact downtown and leafy, dappled squares make it the perfect walking destination. Navigate the streets solo or opt for a guided tour with a local expert from Savannah Walks who will bring the town’s civil war history and prodigious ghost legends to life. Get even more deliciously spooked at the famous Bonaventure Cemetery, with its Southern Gothic atmosphere and the statue featured on the cover of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Afterwards, get your fill of Southern staples like shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes at Alligator Soul–if you’re feeling brave, there’s even ‘gator on the menu.
How to Get There
We chose this place based on good reviews here on Tripadvisor. It certainly lives up to the reviews! We were welcomed in when we arrived and treated very well on our 2 night stay. Anything we needed day or night they took care of. The food was great. We opted for the Garden room as it has a private entrance and my husband prefers to remain private. I was shocked that he wanted to eat in the main house both days and talk to other guests and staff when there was wine. That means a lot that he was made comfortable enough to do that. If we were not on a tight schedule on our way down to Pompano for a wedding we would liked to have extended our stay. Next time we are in the area we will be back. Big thank you to the entire staff for the wonderful stay!
My wife and I spent a weekend in Savannah to explore the city. I thought we would stay in the historic part of town to be in walking distance to all the beauty Savannah has to offer and it was the perfect decision. Not only did we stay within walking distance to everything, but we also stayed in the most charming and friendliest place around. The only thing better than the gorgeous and spacious rooms at this historic place is the super friendly and courteous staff. All in all this place is worth every penny and is highly recommended. Thank you The Gastonian for making our short stay so special.
We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at the Gastonian, a charming and welcoming property in Savannah's Historic District. We were particularly impressed by the friendly and helpful staff, the gracious and well-maintained guest rooms and public spaces, as well as the breakfasts and evening appetizers. The inn well located within walking distance of Savannah's river district, historic homes, and lovely squares.
I attend a seminar in Savannah every year and have stayed at the Gastonian for about the last twelve years. Our stay has always been outstanding. The staff is excellent always willing to help and they go above and beyond. The room is very clean and the breakfast choices excellent.
My wife and I had the opportunity to spend two nights at The Gastonia, and what a delight it was. The inn consists of two connected 150 year old buildings. It was filled with charm and our room was large comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. Breakfast snacks and dessert were all good with great honey butter brushed biscuits in the morning. Afternoon people congregated in the parlor for flowing wine and conversation. A real delight. The Inn is situated in a quiet neighborhood just a few blocks from the river/restaurant/shopping areas. However the best part of it all was the staff. Eager to please, eager to help. Next time in Savannah I will be here.