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The Dresser Palmer House

211 East Gaston Street , Savannah, 31401 USA (Show map)
4.6
100 Reviews
$179 - $329
per night

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About

A beautiful 19th Century Italianate Mansion which offers gracious Southern Hospitality to travelers with selective taste. Included in the rate is our complimentary full gourmet Southern breakfast, an evening social with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine, followed by a full cash bar and convenient free off street parking.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Wonderful Stay

4.6 on December 16, 2014

We recently stayed here for 4 nights and had a delightful experience. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We arrived late but Kolin left easy instructions to get into our room, the Johnny Mercer Suite. The room was amazing! It was spacious with lots of great amenities including a fireplace and access to our own veranda. Because this was our honeymoon, we were left with a chilled bottle of champagne. The common rooms in the hotel are lovely and you must use them. It was a great way to relax and get to know other guests. The wine and cheese/snacks every afternoon was great, with generous wine pours. This is also one of the few B and Bs with its own stocked bar. It is reasonably priced and accessible anytime based on the honour system. Breakfasts were excellent - among the best I have had at a B and B. Free Wifi is a bonus. The House is located in a lovely, residential section of Savannah with many beautiful homes and, of course, Forsyth Park nearby. We had no issues with walking downtown or to the river. In fact, we made a point of walking a different way as much as possible which allowed us to see the full beauty of this city. We highly recommend the Dresser Palmer House, and would love to return.


Savannah Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

5 on November 15, 2014

We had a wonderful stay. The staff was very attentive, the breakfasts were great and the bed comfy. I especially appreciated Colin having breakfast ready at 5:00 AM for those guests running in the race that morning.


Relaxing Stay

3.8 on October 27, 2014

We enjoyed our stay as it was very relaxing, liked the neighborhood location, not in commercial area. Nice to have opportunity to experience ambiance of two different rooms. Our selected room was only available for 2 nights so B&B assign us different room for the first night. Very clean, bathrooms excellent, staff friendly. Only disappointment was the breakfast. Below standard from other B&B's we stayed in. Breakfast for us is a big part of staying at a B&B. All three days the breakfast was not hot and seemed to be pre-made and small portions. Wouldn't consider it gourmet and unfortunately made us feel like we didn't get the full value of staying at a B&B.


Great if you like Forsythe Park

3.6 on October 21, 2014

The Dresser-Palmer is a very historic mansion that has been nicely updated to modern amenities. It is very close to Forsythe park, which is very nice for walks or running or just hanging out. That means it is a bit of a hike from the river, if that is what you like. The breakfasts were nice but not outstanding. The staff is very nice and helpful. We had one of the less expensive rooms and it was nice, though it is entered from outside, which can be a problem in the rain. It is a little bare-bones compared to some of the other rooms but it is probably quieter than others. All-on-all a very nice stay.


Beautiful B&B

3.8 on October 15, 2014

Very nice B&B in great location for walking historic area.


Experience did not meet web-site presentation

2.6 on October 01, 2014

We've stayed at B&B's in Charleston S.C., St Augustine Fl, Arcadia Fl, and in comparison for the cost, we were disappointed in our stay at the Dresser Palmer House. We did a lot of research before deciding on this B&B and obviously made a bad choice. We stayed in the Flannery O’Connor room. The bed was terrible. It was not comfortable and the frame was so noisy that it would wake you when you turned over or moved. You could not get a good nights rest. The placement of the bed made getting up on the right side of the bed a "law suit waiting to happen". It would have been great if at least coffee could have been available earlier than 8:00 a.m. That could be an easy fix, a coffee pot on a timer! The breakfast the first morning was okay, but then there were only a few in the house. The next morning planning for the larger crowd was difficult for staff. Staffing for the larger crowd could have possibly solved that issue. We were disappointed in security. Our room was accessed from the outside and when not in the room our room could easily be accessed with a "pen knife". The dead bolt could only be used from the inside. The gate lock at the back is a joke. A good hard jerk and the gate would be open. The staff, were great, very helpful on questions and local activities. They try very hard to make up for the deficiencies. We enjoyed our stay in Savannah and we enjoyed the people we met while staying at the Dresser Palmer house.....However we would not stay there again.


Cozy Setting in Historic Savannah

4.8 on September 10, 2014

My wife and I were very impressed with the Dresser Palmer House. We stayed in the Wisteria Room, which was a little below ground level. The room was cool and cozy. The bathroom was quite modern and well equipped. We were served outstanding breakfasts. The staff was helpful and always ensuring that we had what we needed.


Elegant serenity; exceptionally good service

4.8 on May 09, 2014

In early May, 2014, 10 of us childhood friends, now spread throughout the country, came together in Savannah for a long weekend to celebrate turning 60 in 2014. We chose The Dresser Palmer House from among many highly-rated B & B’s, and this lovely home not only met, but far exceeded our high expectations. The staff--Kolin, Sarah, and Janice—were gracious, helpful, and knowledgeable, and went out of their way to accommodate the needs and requests of each guest. It was clear to me that each of them enjoy interacting with people and love their job. I must commend the owner for his skill in hiring what is probably the best hospitality staff in the south, and possibly in the country! The grounds and rooms were beautiful and well-maintained. I visited most of the 8 rooms our group occupied, and thought each one had a unique character and a lot of charm. Although the rooms are period in architecture and furnishings, the bathrooms are modern; this is a plus. Kolin, who I believe has a culinary background, served us delicious breakfasts each morning. He also systematically visits Savannah’s better restaurants and tours, so that he can make educated recommendations to Dresser Palmer guests based on the current performance of those places. The long front porch shown in photographs is a pleasant place to relax and socialize, as is the back courtyard area. Several rooms on the top level also have balconies--some private and some shared. Another nice feature of Dresser Palmer is its proximity of just 1.5 blocks to the gorgeous Forsyth Park. I stayed in the suite—Johnny Mercer—and it was just as elegant and comfortable as the photos suggest. The large sitting area in the suite provided a good place for our group to socialize after hours, without disturbing other guests. In conclusion, we had a wonderful reunion, and staying at The Dresser Palmer House was an important factor influencing our overall experience.


Exceeded Our Expectations

5 on August 08, 2013

My husband and I were looking for some place special to spend our anniversary. We were not disappointed! The Dresser Palmer House is a beautiful B&B with a staff like no other. We were greeted by Sean and Kolin. Sean took the time to map out some of his favorite dining spots as well as some local history. From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home. The breakfast was amazing, and quite delicious! We will be going back and referring this place to all of our friends who travel to Savannah.


Worth the trip

5 on August 05, 2013

This was the best B&B experience Sue and I have ever had. Every thing was just perfect. The staff made us feel right at home, and their service is excellent. I would suggest you call and talk to the staff and you will know right away this B&B is a step above the others.


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Rooms & Rates

The Johnny Mercer

Named for Savannah's own songwriter and singer, the Johnny Mercer suite is located on the second floor of the West wing. This room is the largest in the Inn with the king-sized bed tucked in a cozy alcove, leaving a large sitting room facing the working gas fireplace. The three tall "waltz out windows" lead you to your own private second floor balcony facing prestigious Gaston Street. The bathroom features a large walk in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

The Henry Dresser

Named for the original owner of the West wing, the Henry Dresser room is located on the second floor of the West wing. This room features a king size bed, working gas fireplace and two tall "waltz out" windows to a very large, second floor, shared veranda facing the courtyard. The bathroom features a large walk in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

The Samuel Palmer

Named for the original owner of the East wing. This exquisite room features a king size four poster bed, working gas fireplace and two tall "waltz out" windows to your own private second floor verandah facing prestigious Gaston Street. Luxuriate in the six foot, two person, cast iron, claw foot soaking tub or enjoy the large walk in shower in the bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

The Lady Astor

A "pretty woman with a dirty face" — this is how British Lady Nancy Astor described Savannah in 1946. Much has changed since then, and Lady Astor would be proud. This room is located on the second floor of the West wing with an entrance off the shared garden-side veranda. The room features a working gas fireplace, a 32" flat panel television, and a king-sized four-poster bed. The bathroom features a combination claw foot champagne bubble tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

The John Wesley

Named for John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement in Savannah, this room was the original grand parlor of the Henry Dresser side of the house. With 13 foot ceilings, original plaster medallion, and heart pine floors, this large room features a king-sized four-poster bed dripping with crocheted lace, and a working gas fireplace. The brand-new spa-like bathroom features a walk in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

The Emma Kelly

Emma Kelly, also known as "The Lady of 6,000 Songs", was made famous in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". This room is located on the second floor of the East wing. With two entrances, one at the top of the main east stairs, the second off the large second floor shared verandah. The Emma Kelly room features a king-sized four-poster bed, a twin daybed, and a working gas fireplace. As you enter the bathroom there is a very large, two-person walk in shower with two opposing shower heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

The James Oglethorpe

Named for the original settler of Georgia, the James Edward Oglethorpe room is located on the second floor of the East wing. This room features a king size bed, working gas fireplace and two tall, "waltz out" windows to a very large, second floor, shared verandah facing the courtyard. The bathroom features a large walk in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

The Wisteria

Known as “the most romantic room in the Inn”, the Wisteria room is a very private room located on the basement level of the West wing. This room features two entrance doors - one door off the courtyard, and a very private entrance from Gaston Street. With brick floors and walls, and a gas burning fireplace, you're sure to feel that old-world charm. The king-sized bed is framed with four massive columns joined with wrought iron, and the headboard is padded, stitched leather. The oversized bathroom features a large walk in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Ralph Mark Gilbert

Named for the famed leader of Savannah's Civil Rights Movement, the Ralph Mark Gilbert room is located on the parlor level of the West wing with an entrance door off the courtyard. This room features two queen size beds and soaring ceilings. The bathroom features a very large, two-person walk in shower with opposing shower heads. This room is handicap accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

The Mary Telfair

Named for Mary Telfair, who is famous in Savannah for willing her mansion to the Georgia Historic Society and is now known as the Telfair Museum. This large, parlor level room is located on the West wing of the Inn. As you walk through the entrance door, straight ahead is a desk facing out into one of Savannah's wonderful hidden gardens. To the left you enter into the guest room - which features a king-sized, four-poster bed and a working gas fireplace. The bright, sunny bathroom features a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

The Conrad Aiken

Named for Conrad Aiken, the American novelist and poet born in Savannah. This room is located on the second floor of the West wing with an entrance off the shared garden veranda. A corner room with lots of natural light, the room features a queen-sized, four-poster bed. The sunny bathroom features a combination claw foot, champagne bubble tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Flannery O'Conner

Named for Flannery O'Conner, a famous Southern writer born in Savannah. This room is located on the second floor of the East wing with an entrance off the shared garden-side veranda. A corner room with lots of natural light, the room features a queen-sized bed and faux fireplace. The sunny bathroom features a claw foot, cast iron soaking tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Waving Girl

Named for Florence Martus, known in Savannah as the Waving Girl. This corner room located on the courtyard level has exposed brick walls and a queen-sized sleigh bed. The spacious bathroom features a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Confederate Jasmine

The Confederate Jasmine room is a very private room located on the basement level of the East wing. This room features two entrance doors, one door off the courtyard and a very private entrance from Gaston Street. With brick floors and two queen-sized bed, comfort abounds. The new bathroom features a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Gardenia

Located on the basement level of the East wing, the Gardenia room has large windows that allow for a lot of natural light. The bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a new spa-like bath with walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

The Azalea

Tucked into the basement level of the West wing, the cozy Azalea room has half windows that allow for natural light during the day. The bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a new spa-like bath with walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Queen Deluxe

Situated on three floors of this impressive mansion, our rooms are a step back in time with modern conveniences. All queen deluxe rooms feature a queen bed, gorgeous antiques, private spa-like baths and luxurious hotel linens. Included in your rate is a full Southern gourmet breakfast, evening social with hors d'oeuvres, WiFi and Free parking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown, Urban

Airport

Savannah, GA (SAV) 15 miles

Directions to property:

I-16 to MLK Exit. Go straigt across and becomes West Gaston. Continue on for approximately 7 blocks, becomes East Gaston, Cross Abercorn and Dresser Palmer House 3rd house on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Internet Service, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Complimentary off street parking for all guests, Evening Social & Full Gourmet Southern Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 18 and older welcome at the Inn
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a deposit equal to one night's stay plus applicable tax for the deposit upon booking.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel, you must call at least 14 days prior to arrival date, otherwise you will be charged for the full stay. If we can re rent the room for any portion of your stay, we will credit you back that portion.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kolin Podell

Languages spoken

Southern, English

About the innkeepers

I'm a transplant from Indiana. I LOVE Savannah and all her charm. My favorite things to do out of the inn are to explore new restaurants, go anywhere on the water, and dive into fun new shops while walking through the squares.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30am & 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Vegan


Signature Dish

Peaches and Cream French Toast
Yummy seasonal peaches in a light caramel sauce over custard style baked French toast. Basically dessert for breakfast (but when you call it French Toast, it becomes breakfast)!


Details

211 East Gaston Street , Savannah, 31401 USA (Show map)

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