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
Thank you to all the wonderful staff! You all made our first trip to Savannah a memorable experience!! Definitely recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking for a different and special experience. Perfect location to check out many sights. Food and hospitality was A+!!
My husband and I recently visited The Gastonian for a mini version of a honeymoon. From the moment we checked in we were completely amazed! The inn, our room and the view from the balcony were so beautiful. We had a romantic touch with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our room after we went to dinner our first night, and we got to keep the champagne flutes engraved with "The Gastonian"! We woke up every morning to breakfast in bed, walked from the inn to river street, explored the parks around us, and took a quick uber ride for dinners! The service was exemplary, our stay was phenomenal, and we can't wait to go back!
Visiting from London, we spent five nights in the luxurious surroundings of the Gastonian. It oozes character and quality from the moment you are welcomed and shown to your antique-laden room.
The food is fabulous, with different breakfast options each day, a selection of hors d'oeuvres and wine in the evening, followed by cake and port before you retire at night. Just wait until you're faced with the temptation of Chef James's coconut cake, or Sabora's cherry almond cake. Resistance is futile - even after dining elsewhere!
All the staff are fabulous and work so hard ensuring everyone experiences the best of Southern hospitality. To the lovely breakfast waitress who never let the coffee cups run dry, as well as Eboni, Walter and Alexis - you really are the best in the business. I wish I could namecheck everyone, but suffice to say at the Gastonian guests are in extremely good hands.
A big thank-you for making our trip to Savannah so special. I don't think I've ever felt so sad leaving for home.
When I set out to find the perfect place for our wedding the Gastonian was an EXCELLENT choice!! From the Old Southern Savannah Charm to the AMAZING staff, my day was absolutely PERFECT..It is a very beautiful B&B on a quiet street within walking distance of everything including the famous Forsyth Park. Everyone at the Gastonian is genuinely top notch in the hospitality field and my husband and I had a wonderful time getting to know all who are a part of it. THANK YOU MELODY for making our wedding TRUELY PERFECT in every way!! We stayed in the Olgethorpe Penthouse so we had the entire 3rd floor to ourselves. Beautiful room with all the amenities and a gorgeous clawfoot tub w/shower. Breakfast was delicious every morning. Thank you Chef James, Chef Van and of course Walter (with his famous lemonade) we really enjoyed all that you did. Y'all are GREAT!! Thank you Alexis, your beautiful smile everyday made our stay even more MAGNIFICENT!! We definitely want to make The Gastonian our yearly tradition and can't wait to be back next year on our 1 year anniversary...Thank you again to ALL!!
There are not enough words for me to talk about how great my experience was here. This was my first time to Savannah and my first time ever staying in a bed and breakfast. WOW says it best. From the meet and greet til time to check out this place and the people are amazingly friendly and accommodating. Alexis stands out the most because she worked all the evenings so spend a lot of time talking with her, her attitude and personality is second to none, they are blessed to have her as an employee. I wish I could remember everyones name but sorry, but everyone was totally amazing. I cannot say enough about this place but promise I will highly recommend it and will definitely be back. Thanks again to all the staff from top to bottom, kitchen, waitress, and walter the head houseman. My hats off to you guys.. 5 stars always...