Perfect location! The Aqua Room was beautiful! Wine/ treats in the evening and coffee/ tea in the morning. We were traveling but we wish we could have stayed. The owner was very nice and the email prior to the visit was very informative. Parking can be an issue, so just read carefully and you will be okay. We would love to go again!
We stayed at Galloway House in mid March on our way home to Ontario. It was a bit of a walk down to the historic district and riverfront and we had a cool drizzly day to do it but it was awesome. Loved the walk through all the various squares and the scenery was amazing. We were staying in the main floor carriage house. It was roomy, very clean and well supplied. While not a bed and breakfast the owners call it apartment and breakfast . Bagels, muffins, butter, cream cheese, orange juice., granola bars are applied along with a nice bottle of wine. We had a very private entry way through the gardens and felt very safe. Some have stated it was in a risky put neighbourhood but I did not feel that at all. It was not the historic district but I walked our dog all around the neighbourhood several times and felt safe. It is an older area but the entire city is old and full of history. All in all a very enjoyable stay and we would definitely stay here on a return visit, which we hope to make another year. We stayed 3 days and there is still a lot to see. Thank you Jim and Keith.
What a wonderful place. The Ballastone Inn was perfect. From our initial greeting by Melissa, and continuous attention by Libby, Kirsten, and Nathan. Truly we felt pampered. Jennifer just sealed the deal, this is how you define Southern Hospitality. The Inn is amazing, our room (Mulberry Tulips) was perfect, breakfast, high tea, happy hour....we will be coming back annually. The staff was always there to help. Tour reservations, recommendations on where to eat, advice on attractions, or just topping off your drink....so friendly and helpful. Wonderful attitudes all around. Love The Ballastone Inn!
I recently stayed for four nights at this wonderful B&B. Very large room, comfortable four-poster bed and a very clean bathroom. Great location in historic district and in walking distance to downtown Savannah and River Street. Great value for money and highly recommended.
This is the most beautiful B&B. Everyone was so nice, and helpful. The food was amazing. I would advise that if you are a light sleeper, room 1 which is on the Forsyth Park side, has a lot of traffic noise at night. But the room was large with many floor to ceiling windows, and just lovely.
The Galloway House exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful, and guests receive 5-star treatment. The owners are welcoming and make sure that every need is addressed. The Galloway House has my highest recommendation.
My wife and I got some alone time in the wonderful city of Savannah, GA. We stayed at the Armstrong Inn's Carriage House. The house is a lovely two story cottage with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs and a living room/kitchen down stairs. We had our own little courtyard which looked fantastic. The breakfasts were wonderful and Monique the innkeeper treated us like family. The location of the inn was with in walking distance to all of downtown Savannah. We will return!
We stayed in the Live Oak suite and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was basically the size of an apartment, and there was a fold-out bed in one of the closets, so more than two people could really stay there. Breakfast was good and the servers were very nice. We enjoyed being within walking distance to all of our destinations. Parking was easy; the staff filled our meter and then gave us a parking pass. I would recommend this B&B!
This was our first night away together without our twins since they were born 2 1/2 years ago and we couldn't have picked a better place. The Inn was fabulous, our room was great, and it was a nice walk to the historic part of Savannah where we enjoyed dinner and shopping. I will definitely return to Savannah B&B next time I'm in town.
Casa bellissima e accogliente a due passi dal parco della città. Il proprietario Maurice è una persona disponibile e squisita, che ci ha accolto come amici. Bella la colazione tutti insieme e l'atmosfera intima. Lo consiglio vivamente!
Excellent place to stay in Savannah. The employees are exceptional and service is superb. Stayed here couple times now and love it. Breakfast could be a bit more with hot stuff, but would not sway me from staying.
I made a fairly last minute reservation at the Galloway house(4-6 March). I was traveling with my 18 year old daughter and we decided to make a stop in Savannah. I love the look and feel of the Galloway house. We were in one of the carriage house apartments so we had tons of privacy and our own private entrance. The garden area leading to our apartment is lovely and I am sure it is absolutely stunning during the growing season. The apartment is well appointed and the extra touch of a bottle of wine, a fridge with bottled water, juice, cream cheese and butter was wonderful. Jim and Keith normally put bagels and such in the apartment for guests but we asked for fruit instead. They very willingly made the adjustment. Jim and Keith are perfect hosts. They are available if you need them but otherwise leave you alone. I personally love the location. We were able to walk to the river. It is a bit of a hike but it is so pretty. One block up to bull street and head straight to the river. History is abundant and the best way to really get a feel for Savannah is to walk these wonderful streets and have plenty of time to do it. We were also able to rent bikes from Jim and Keith and we had a nice ride. There is no onsite dining but there are plenty of places to eat and breakfast can be had at the apartment.
Overall it was a pleasant experience. The place was very clean, the coffee in the morning was great. Only had 2 gripes. First was the parking, which can be a mess if the 2 covered spots are taken. Our email said the adjacent dry cleaners offers 2 spots to spanish Moss guests. We stopped there and walked in to confirm. They said they don't offer that anymore. We ended up having to pay to park to get back to our room on 1 occasion. The other issue is probably just a dormer room issue. This room is basically an attic, so the walls are not insulated and we can hear the outside very easily. I didn't realize that Bay Street is a main artery used by semi's driving from the factories on the east side of the city to the main Highway. I'm a pretty light sleeper so I was woken up quite a few times by the passing trucks. Again this is probably just a dormer room issue.
Our 40th anniversary was magical thanks to Monique and Armstrong inns. The carriage house is pure Savannah, beautiful inside and out. Monique is a very talented interior decorator, beautiful furniture, 2 fireplaces, modern kitchen and bath, a very comfortable bed, and William Armstrong's art make the carriage house the best deal in Savannah. Then add Monique and her staff to the equation, and you've got something very special. The breakfasts were wonderful, snacks, desserts, wine, and the feeling that you're part of the family made our Savannah vacation the best that we have ever experienced, thank you Monique. See you in 2016. Thank you for the best anniversary of our lives.
This property has everything except the high room fee! We will never stay anywhere else in Savannah! From the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out we felt very important and almost like part of the family. The entire staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were "shown" to our room, what a nice treat! We stayed in Room 303. If you pack light and are not afraid of a few flight of stairs, (no elevator) I highly recommend room 303. It is the entire top floor of an historic brownstone, complete with living room, air jet tub, and steam shower. The fixtures are antique and what you would expect to find in an historical building, that was part of the allure and charm for us. It was a bonus to have such a fun pub and fine dining restaurant on site after a long day of driving! Everything about our stay was perfect and a highlight of our trip.
The only concern I had was with the shower. The water did not drain quickly so you ended up in standing water by the end. However, the room was very nice and clean. The service was great and event was extremely helpful.
What amazes me the most is the fact that most people with negative reviews can't seem to understand this building is almost 200 years old! the building methods 200 years ago we're not the same as they are now it's going to creak, it's going to be old, and not everything is going to be plumb, that is the whole point of staying in an historic inn, if you want the Hilton stay at the Hilton. Now, having gotten that out of the way this is a most delightful and historic inn and a great place to stay in the historic district, and yes parking can be somewhat of a problem you can purchase a 48 hour pass for $12 from the city to park anywhere. we were fortunate enough to spend 5 total days there. Four of those nights were in room 303 and one was in 301. we found both rooms to be delightful and true to the historical period with the obvious exception of the updated bathrooms which included Jacuzzi tubs. we found street noise to be minimal but the exception was the delightful clip clop of the passing horse carriages. the inn is within walking distance of practically anything you would want to see or do. We parked the car and didn't use it again for 4 days. Again, keeping in mind it is an historical Inn, we would stay there again in a heartbeat.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. One of the owners, Patty, and her team were all so very warm and friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I loved the big 4 poster bed and fireplace, it made my stay so much more homey and comfortable after a long day of touring beautiful Savannah. Lovely period furniture and décor. Dinner options were a bit pricey for my taste and breakfast was typical fruit, pastries, cereal and coffee. A hot breakfast option would have been nice, but overall, I would definitely recommend staying here. :) No ghost stories for me to tell.
I was coming home from a business trip and made the decision to stay with Savannah's Bed and Breakfast as a stop on my trip to take in the beautiful city. Having stayed before with my wife on our honeymoon, I knew what to expect and was just as satisfied with the rooms and service as we both were the first time. Extremely affordable and well worth every penny. I'll be going back to them every time I visit Savannah.
We immediately felt at home staying at the Jenkins House. First we were warmly greeted by Monique and she made us comfortable in the home. The house could not have been more perfect for the 4 of us. We love the historically preserved home, however the two areas that counted the most to be modern were - kitchen and bath. The breakfast each day was delicious and plenty for us all. We never expected the extra touches of evening snacks, wine and deserts, that Monique delighted us with. It was so comfortable there we spent a night in just enjoying the surroundings, fireplace and relaxing after touring the city all day. The feather beds are incredibly comfortable, good luck getting up. You cannot beat the value!
The B&B was nice. My fiance and I enjoyed our time there and used it's relative proximity to Forsyth park and historic Savannah to make the most of our trip. Though it is a bit of a walk if you want to explore all of the way to the river, that's the kind of exploration Savannah was made for so it wasn't an issue. The area was safe, the apartment was clean, and Jim and Keith were hospitable. While the breakfast isn't anything too special, it sufficed and wasn't an issue since I don't usually choose my lodging based on their dining options. Overall, it's somewhere I would recommend staying.
We loved this find! We are not usually B&B people, but thought it would be fun to try something new. The staff was fantastic from our check-in to dinner/drinks and sending forgotten items home. We will stay again!
Descubre Savannah, la ciudad de los fantasmas
La ciudad de Savannah es la mayor y también la más antigua del estado de Georgia. Fue fundada en 1733 junto con la colonia de Georgia y se convirtió, unos años después, en la capital de la Colonia Real de Georgia. Conocida como “la ciudad anfitriona del Sur”, por la tradicional hospitalidad de los habitantes del sur de los Estados Unidos, recibe cada año la visita de millones de turistas. Es además famosa por sus fantasmas, tanto como puede serlo Salem, en Massachusetts. Las historias paranormales se remontan en esta ciudad a sus mismos inicios, y los incidentes documentados son numerosos.
Cosas que hacer y ver en Savannah
Entre los cinco distritos históricos de la ciudad se cuentan 22 plazas, cada una asociada a un momento distinto de la historia, y a lo largo de toda la ciudad hay varias iglesias y sinagogas, además de viviendas históricas en perfecto estado de conservación. Probablemente la más famosa sea la Mercer House, principal localización de la novela “Medianoche en el jardín del bien y del mal”, convertida hoy en un museo. En el centro histórico de la ciudad se conserva un cementerio de la época colonial y a no mucha distancia del centro se encuentran varios fuertes que sirvieron para la defensa de la ciudad durante la guerra civil estadounidense. El antiguo Cotton Exchange, construido en 1887, es de obligada visita. Antiguamente era el lugar en el que se llevaban a cabo todas las transacciones comerciales del algodón sureño, y lugar de partida y llegada de esta carga; su visita, junto con el recorrido por el Historic Riverfront Park es toda una experiencia.
Especialidades culinarias en Savannah
La ciudad cuenta con restaurantes para todos los gustos y bolsillos, muchos de ellos situados en la zona de los bed and breakfast de Savannah. En cualquier caso, esta es la ciudad perfecta para degustar los típicos platos de la gastronomía sureña, como el delicioso pollo frito al estilo sureño o los tomates verdes fritos.
Eventos destacados en Savannah
El evento anual más destacado de la ciudad es la celebración el 17 de marzo del día de San Patricio, con una fiesta de carnaval (la segunda mayor del país) que puede recordar al Mardi Gras que se celebra cada año en Bourbon Street en Nueva Orleans. Los primeros sábados de cada mes se celebra el “First Saturday on the River”, una celebración familiar en la histórica River Street, con ferias de arte y artesanía a la orilla del río, el evento ideal para disfrutar en familia.
El clima en Savannah
El clima en esta ciudad es excelente durante todo el año, con veranos cálidos e inviernos con temperaturas muy tolerables. Puedes empaparte de todo lo que la ciudad tiene que ofrecer, incluido su ambiente más misterioso, alojándote en una casa rural en Savannah. Independientemente de tu elección, gozarás de una visita inolvidable al más puro estilo sureño, lo que garantiza que en esta ciudad te sentirás siempre como en casa.