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
The Gastonian was PERFECT for our girls weekend. Located in the heart of beautiful Savannah the property was not only historic but grand. The exterior of this 100+ year old building is meticulously maintained with wonderful wrought iron and a perfect garden with fountain. As we entered through the etched glass double doors, we were greeted warmly by Courtney. (We knew we were in for a treat.) She explained the happy hour, the lovely southern breakfast options and the desert hour - complete with Port and served in the stunning dining and parlor areas. Our room was large with grand windows and beautiful views - the crown moulding, fireplace and antique furnishings made us feel like royalty. Then the breakfast options - delectable! I'm not a breakfast eater - but during this weekend, I indulged in wonderful southern homemade breakfast. Every.morning. The staff was exuberant and helpful. Eager to explain and book a tour, make a restaurant recommendation or call Uber. I've stayed in Bed & Breakfasts, resorts and hotels in many countries, and the Gastonian has my highest praise. (And I'm particular.)
We've stayed in a lot of B & Bs, but this was one of the best!! Everybody who works there was genuinely sweet, the food was excellent, & the room was lovely. What a nice treat to come in from dinner to find home made lemon pound cake & port!
We'll be back!
The Gastonian exceeded all of our expectations! The Gastonian fits in nicely among the charming grandeur that is Savannah. We will absolutely return to this beautiful hotel as soon as our busy lives allow.
My mom and I decided to take a spur-of-the-moment weekend road trip to Savannah for some quick culture. Most exciting was our stay at The Gastonian, a beautiful and charming historic BnB nestled in historic downtown. We absolutely loved the accommodations and can’t recommend this hotel enough to those with a taste for a unique stay.
What really set our stay apart was the wonderful customer service. From the moment we checked-in, every staff member we encountered was polite and ultra helpful. We enjoyed our tray service breakfast by the balcony overlooking the brick Victorian house next door. And the nightly hors d'oeuvre and wine service provided tasty snacks and a much needed glass of wine (or 2... maybe 3) after a long drive down.
I don’t often write reviews, but the spectacular service demanded a glowing recommendation.
Thank you for the great stay!
We enjoyed our stay. Excellent for our romantic Anniversary. Stayed in the Caracalla Room and it was amazing. The staff even gave us Champagne as an Anniversary gift. We will definitely stay here again!