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 stayed 3 night here. everything was as expected and more. from the moment we walked in they made us feel welcome. the lovbyband room were large and comfortable. the breakfast option was great and the accomodate our needs. the afternoon snacks and calenbefore bed was delish too. they helped with places to go and see too. the staff was always making sure thatbwe had what we needed. walking distance to everywhere and far from the noisy area. we had a corner unit and did not hear anything from the outside. just one suggestion, have softer pillow as options for guests.
Loved using the fire place in the morning and night. for sure would recommend this place
Wonderful accommodations with fireplace in room and great bathroom. Great staff and amazing biscuits every morning along with surprising hors d'oeuvres at night and desert to finish up night. Overall highly recommend.
The room I occupied, the Juliette Low, was charming, with a working fireplace, claw foot tub, and private balcony. I observe a gluten-free diet, and the concierge and chef surprised me daily with delightful treats, including waffles and pancakes at breakfast, hors 'doeuvre at the cocktail hour and brownies at evening's end. All three gatherings were a relaxing way to chat with other guests about their experiences in the city. The service was always attentive and obliging. This was my first visit to Savannah, and I would highly recommend The Gastonian, which is conveniently located to many points of interest in the Historic District.
We stayed in the Garden room of the Gastonian Inn. The room is in a courtyard next to the main house. normally, we don't like rooms that aren't part of the main house but this was so close-just a few steps and up a back outside staircase to get to the main house, so we were completely fine with it.The room itself was quiet,large and furnished with lovely period furnishings and oil paintings, a comfortable king bed and fireplace.The bathroom has a clawfoot tub/shower combo that would be a challenge for those who need an "accessible room" so that, along with the brick pavers in the courtyard and step down to the entry door is something to be aware of.The "sit down" complementary breakfast each morning from 7:30-10:00 in the main house was fantastic, with linen tablecloths, napkins, silverware and stoneware at private tables. Our breakfast items were chosen the night before from a list left on our bed then cooked fresh upon our arrival and delivered to our table by one of the cook staff there, along with juice and coffee service. Choices included Savannah peach pancakes, chicken&waffles,biscuits&gravy and made to order omelettes, grits,home style potatoes, bacon, sausage and turkey sausage, fresh fruit, toast, biscuits-menu changes each day with the exception of the omelettes which are always offered.There is also an option to have breakfast delivered to your room.They also have an hors d'ouvres&wine reception every evening and a dessert hour each evening. Every staffer we encountered was friendly, polite and helpful and the place was quite lovely. The only reason we did not give it 5 stars was that it needed some deep general cleaning(things like switchplates and under beds& corners, baseboards) and some light repairs( caulking&floors) but this was a small distraction from the general loveliness of The historic Gastonian.You will not find a better complementary breakfast anywhere. The Inn is on a pretty, historic street and walking distance to many of the squares and historic homes. Those who want a more riverfront experience would probably be better to choose another location closer to Bay street, although we walked there once and took the free Savannah bus service back-runs every 10 minutes, clean and safe. Pedicabs are also offered and some tours will pick you up at the Inn.Be advised-parking on the premises will cost you $15.00 per day, which we were not made aware of until checkout. However, you can park on the street for free in limited spaces with residential competition.Would we return? YES. We feel The Gastonian is worth experiencing. We loved going to sleep in our king bed by a crackling fire every night and the sound of the koi pond right outside our door, then having a delicious breakfast served to us every morning.
What can I say about The Gastonian? Our experience was so incredible, the attentiveness genuine and the atmosphere so perfect we put a deposit down on a room for NEXT year's Valentine's weekend. Laura The Innkeeper's Team of Walter, Courtney and Alexis went above and beyond to make sure our first trip to Savannah would not be our last. Our room was breathtaking and the southern hospitality of hosting evening wine & appitizers @ 5pm, along with 8pm desserts (both in the beautiful parlor) were the perfect touches to end the day. As my wife and me were leaving for dinner, Alexis overheard my wife commenting we were missing the 8pm dessert and that evening's Red Velvet cake. Upon our arrival later that evening, Alexis had saved a large piece for my wife. We experienced this type of genuine kindness and hospitality thfoughout1 our stay.
The beauty of The Gastonian house speaks for herself; but the people who host her guests were the true beauty behind our stay. PS....The silver tray service is a fantastic touch!