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
If so, the Gastonian deserves it. Superb in every facet. Staff was unsurpassed: helpful, friendly, accommodating. like old friends. Room was outstanding; private entrance, fireplace, and more. Social hour and late night port - yes. Custom breakfast which you can have in your room. Right in the Historic District. I think I've found my place to stay in Savannah.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Gastonian Historic Inn. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating, and the Inn was really lovely. Afternoon wine parties and evening cordials were a nice touch! We contacted the Gastonian directly and got a better price than advertised on the internet, they were great!
The only negative thing I want to share is for guests to be very careful where they park and read the signs - we parked in a legal zone but did not see the sign stating legal parking except for 4 hours in the middle of the night on a certain day. Ended up with a $25 ticket issued at 1 a.m.! Other than that, the visit to Savannah was perfect!
The Gastonian Inn is well run; the staff and Inn condition are first rate. The rooms are nicely appointed and the bathrooms are relatively modern. The location near Forsyth Park is nicely removed from the Bay Street traffic and crowds, and some restaurants are within walking distance. The included breakfast is lovely, and well provisioned. There is onsite parking behind the Inn, but to fit all guest cars, they are stacked by the property manager- it takes a little planning to get your car out when needed.
I suggest parking at the Inn and using rides share for travel to restaurants, etc as parking can be hard to find.
We visited on a short one night trip to Savannah, and were very sarified with our stay-we will be back!
It’s like being among friends. The staff will take attentive care of you, with the warm southern style. Excellent and stylish accomotations and location near Forsyth Park. It upgrades the Savannah travel in time experience.
This B&B was amazing! We stayed in one of the cheaper rooms, and it still was so large, had a HUGE walk in shower and a huge whirlpool tub! The staff were so friendly. I have never met people more friendly! It’s very family style here. You feel at home. You need ice? Go up in your pjs and get it. You need a water? Go get it. Feel free to walk around ins in any open door. It’s ok!! The little hors d’ourves were amazing. The lemonade is so good. We were very conflicted about where to stay because this was our first B&B, but they set the bar high! You will not be disappointed if you choose the Gastonian!