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
Loved our stay at The Gastonian. Staff were excellent, service was friendly
Enjoyed amenities and large comfortable rooms. Breakfasts were fine - not most remarkable I've had at a B&B. However cocktail hour and dessert bar were a lovely touch and gave an opportunity to chat with other guests. Would definitely recommend.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Gastonian in large part because of the staff. Special mentions for Ms. Tonya and Mr. Walter for all of their wonderful hospitality!
We were offered wine during our check-in while Mr. Walter took our suitcases up 2 floors to the Julia Scarborough room which was very much appreciated. Ms. Connie was super helpful in giving us tips about sights to see and restaurants to visit as well as the use of the free pedi-cabs since we didn’t have a car.
Our room was clean and spacious and we enjoyed being on the top floor as it probably is the most quiet. If you have trouble with stairs though, the Gastonian can be challenging due to the steep stairs up to the hotel and to the upper floors.
Breakfasts were delicious with a rotating menu of three main items to pick from the night before. Wine and small snacks in the afternoon was a nice touch as well.
We loved the location in the historic district and was an easy stroll to the river with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the many beautiful squares in Savannah along the way!
Only downsides for us was the bed was a bit firm, the pillows weren’t down pillows (which we prefer) and the amenities like shampoo/conditioner/soap could be better - very perfumed and in tiny little bottles.
If you’re looking for a true southern B&B experience in a beautiful historic home, then the Gastonian is for you. The staff is wonderful!
We really loved our stay at the Gastonian, the food and staff were amazing and the rooms were really lovely. We were very comfortable and would stay there again!
Only reasons for not a perfect review: The room was cleaned but you could tell they did not vacuum or really clean the rooms. We were there for 5 days and felt the towels were replaced and the garbaged emptied, but the rooms were not really cleaned and they did not replace items such as soap or take empty glasses.
The other issue was not having do not disturb signs - we were on our honeymoon and were exhausted from the wedding so we spent quite a bit of time in our room. We were woken up several times by house keeper and turn down service, so a "do not disturb sign" could have avoided this.
Other than those two things, we really loved our stay!