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Ballastone Inn

14 E Oglethorpe Avenue , Savannah, GA 31401 USA (Show map)
4.7
111 Reviews
$179 - $395
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Come discover a truly unforgettable and historic Savannah bed and breakfast, chosen year after year as the "most romantic Inn in Savannah.” Privacy and intimacy prevail at our Savannah, GA bed and breakfast located in the center of the Historic District where you can walk to every attraction. At our romantic Savannah B&B, you leave your car in our free off-street parking area and then take our private elevator to all floors. Enjoy delectable breakfasts every morning and the most elegant high tea in the city on antique linens and sterling silver every day at 4pm. Visit the antique bar at our Savannah bed & breakfast for your favorite beer or wine before or after a romantic night on the town. Our romantic 4 Diamond bed and breakfast in Savannah is for the discerning traveler indeed. We are dedicated to preserving our past and our love for period antiques abounds! The Ballastone is dedicated to gracious southern service and embellishing hospitality like no other Savannah bed and breakfasts can. Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report Grand Award Winner, Dallas Magazine Top 10 places in the world to visit, Best Savannah Bed and Breakfast in, Zagat Survey "Best Inn in the State of Georgia", Named 1 of the 50 Best Romantic Getaways by Travel and Leisure. Voted Best Inn in Savannah 2011 -12. "Most Romantic Inn" Southern Lady Magazine.

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4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Great and beautiful Inn!!

5 on December 23, 2014

We stayed in Low Country, it was a great little room. However, next time I come I will upgrade our stay to a larger more romantic style room, because we will be returning for another stay soon!


Christmas Magic

4.8 on December 22, 2014

i stayed for the first time two nights mid-December mid-week. The Ballastone, especially the Operations Manager, are amazing in their attention to customer satisfaction. The location is fantastic. I will be back.


BALLA' Stone

4.6 on December 11, 2014

This place was great the wife and I had a great time. Super nice and helpful staff (shout-out to Kara, even if she didn't think I could get in). Breakfast was great , rooms where CLEAAAN, only knock was the port wine and sherry (port wine and sherry are gross, they just are that's not their fault per se but why serve it?) High Tea was a favorite for my wife. Having never been to Savannah before the local knowledge of the staff was crucial. All that to say if you're gonna drop this kinda money on a room and not stay at the Ballastone you're blowing it.


Weekend Getaway for Anniversary

4.2 on December 10, 2014

I am from Savannah, but have not lived there for the past 20 years. My spouse and I decided to spend our anniversary there in order to revisit childhood places and acquaint my spouse with the home of my youth. We had an enjoyable stay, and the Ballastone Inn was what made it a wonderful weekend. The rooms are so comfortable and inviting. The beds are so soft. We fell asleep to the sound of gurgling water in the fountain in the courtyard and woke up to delicious smells coming from the kitchen. The food was very good They do provide a lot of food. The Vidalia Onion dip was so good. My spouse loved the triple berry bars and I loved the chocolate streusel bars they served during high tea. The staff was very friendly (think Disney World friendly), and always greeted us with a smile. They were gracious enough to take our picture in front of the inn which was beautifully decorated for fall. Also when I mentioned that I would love to have a couple of the recipes I enjoyed the most, the hostess gave us an inscribed cookbook as an anniversary gift. I love this inn! We plan to make staying here an anniversary tradition! Thank you Ballastone!


Elegant Inn

5 on December 07, 2014

--We loved everything about our stay at this wonderful inn--spacious, nicely appointed room; personalized breakfast; afternoon tea and evening drinks;perfect location for walking around town, to the waterfront, and to great shops and restaurants. We were on the fourth floor with a wonderful view. Easy access to the upper floors with an elevator. Wonderful fireplaces in each room. Great staff who want you to enjoy your experience with them.


Charming Experience!

3.6 on December 04, 2014

My stay at the Ballastone Inn was a surprise birthday present from my husband. This was the first time either of us have ever stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. As soon as we pulled up infront of the building, I was immediately in awe. We stayed in a room on the first floor, the Sorgum Cane room. Very charming. Big 4 post bed, fireplace, antiques, it was lovely. One downfall of that room is it was right under the main sitting room so you could hear footsteps from people upstairs. This is an old Inn, very old, so it comes with the territory and added to the charm in my opinion. There were many amenities as well. Breakfast was provided to you each morning. You sign up the night before and select which dish from the chef's selections you would like and which room you would like to sit in. The chef prepares the meal for your time of arrival. There is also a spread of bagels or danish in the bar. Tea is served at 4pm each day. Hors d'oeuvres are served from 5-6pm in the bar. Sherry and port are served each night in the bar. The bar also offers beer and wine for purchase. There is a nice garden/patio with a small fountain on the premises. The Inn is centrally located in the Historic District. It was perfect! We were able to walk to the Riverfront, see all the squares, shops, restaurants, etc. The staff was amazing. Very nice and helpful. If you had a question or needed a service, they would call and set it up for you. They reserved our Horse Carriage ride for us. Turndown service is also offered in the evening and a chocolate is left on your pillow. Small touches like this is what made the Inn so appealing. Now, we are a couple in our late 20's and we were basically the youngest there at that time. To me, it's not a big deal, but most of the staff were young. I would recommend the Ballastone to anyone, and have already. We hope to return to Savannah soon and will be staying at the Ballastone.


Wonderful Hospitality

4.8 on November 15, 2014

Amazing breakfasts with biscuits better than even those at the pink house or grimaldis. The room was lovely and the staff so friendly. An absolutely wonderful stay. They even called to say I'd left my shoes (that I love) and shipped them back to my house in new York within 3 days. Fab! Highly recommend and you can't beat the location.


What a great time!

5 on October 22, 2014

The Ballastone was a great overall experience. It was nice to see Savannah but staying at the Inn, sitting in the parlor and talking with guests and staff and enjoying a great atmosphere was the highlight of our trip. This was top notch all the way.


3 days in Savannah

4.4 on October 16, 2014

The staff was incredibly helpful. Our front fronted Oglethorpe so it was a tad noisy, especially when the fire engines deployed, seemingly every night. Even though our room had a balcony, it wasn't accessible. Room was very comfortable and roomy. Would we return to the Ballastone Inn, yes, but probably try and book a room towards the rear of the Inn if possible.


great location

3.8 on October 12, 2014

great location in the historic area and close to Civic Center. Very friendly service and excellent breakfast. only issue was the smell in our room - somewhat musty, like it needed aired out.


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Rooms & Rates

Hannah

Wonderful mahogany sleigh bed, queen, covered in a diamond quilted matelasse with European pillows, French side chair in needlepoint, antique pine fireplace, and your own crystal chandelier. Full size empire sofa to relax on. Peek out on the courtyard gardens. Sophisticated but very comfortable!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Savannah

Best view of the courtyard with two antique iron extra-long twin size beds. Cream matelasse with Williamsburg reserve collection needlepoint pillows. Tiffany lighting, antique country oak armoire and dressers add to this wonderful setting - with a view of the garden courtyard fountain directly outside your door. A favorite for returning guests!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sorgum Cane

Large corner room containing windows facing the garden courtyard and Oglethorpe Avenue. The king size cherry bed is plush in paprika imported Italian matelasse with four plushy Euro pillows. A wing back chair, armoire, and a lovely Victorian deacon's bench complete the room's cozy setting. Savannah grey brick fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Peach Leather

This beautiful room has sophisticated warm peach tones. Queen mahogany rice carved bed, a wonderful combination of rich warm hues in the softest chenille tapestry. Old world elegance with decorator trim detailing. Bedskirt and Euro shams are in a warm gold fabric with a chenille dot framed by repeating diamonds, inlaid English mahogany armoire. Two comfortable wing back chairs allow you to relax for the afternoon! Cool and comfortable as a Georgia peach!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mary Musgrove

Very private! Windows across the back with treetop views towards Wright Square. Handsome baroque print overstuffed comforter with wonderful cranberry walls. Cherry four poster king-size bed! Antique mirrored dresser, period armoire, and a cozy sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Scarlett's Retreat

As the name implies, this romantic room contains a queen size carved mahogany four-poster Rice carved bed set into a bay window overlooking historic Oglethorpe Avenue. Toile in teal Italian matelasse coverlet and Euro shams. Scarlett and Rhett memorabilia surround you. Wrap up in your private loveseat under your own crystal chandelier. Antique lighting and Jacuzzi bath truly sets the stage for a very romantic evening! Fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rhett's Retreat

A masculine feel of a gentleman with civil war portraits of famous generals from the past. Whether a Southern or English gentleman, you will love the English dark oak paneled queen size, canopied in red silk. Relax on your very private love seat with your favorite movie for the evening! Lovely crystal chandelier, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. This guestroom has a treetop view overlooking historic Oglethorpe Avenue at the front of the home, as does the large Jacuzzi bath. Superior Lodging.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Scarborough Fair

This elegant corner room contains king size English canopied bed, period borders, masculine black and tan toile print. The room also has a sitting area with full-size sofa and chair, writing desk, and inlaid armoire. This room has lots of light from windows on two sides of room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Palmetto Fan

Cool green Savannah evening style with a king size four poster rice bed, dresser, mahogany armoire, and marble nightstands. Overlooks our garden courtyard. A sitting area with two comfortable wing chairs for that intimate conversation. A wonderful black marble fireplace!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Oglethorpe State

Sophisticated in style with faux rusticated plaster walls and French toile inspired patterns of the past for a peaceful luxurious retreat. King size four poster rice bed, a handsome English mahogany armoire, and lovely sitting area with wonderful velvet club chair and ottoman along side a distinguished wing back chair. Savannah grey brick fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mulberry Tulips

A period room with Victorian era deep jewel tones. Decorated in deep jewel tones with chenille coverlet trimmed in handsome bullion fringe. Corner room with windows on two sides giving lots of light and wonderful treetop views. The room has a king sized mahogany period bed, Eastlake armoire, a full size sofa by the fireplace, writing desk, and marble washstand. Climb in your full size wingback chair - perfect for that favorite book! Savannah grey brick fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Victoria

Queen Victoria would have loved this one. Reserve this one for that special occasion! Richly decorated in a French inspired toile called "Scenic Savannah" features courting couples and village scenes of the 19th century. Gold brocade corona above a king size four poster rice bed with Victorian sitting area. Decorated with period art work of Victoria herself! Hand colored prints worthy of the most discerning collector. Mirrored fireplace. Great views of the courtyard! Bath has Jacuzzi tub and shower with separate dressing area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Gazebo Suite

Exotic in every way ... including wall faux painting ... reminiscent of an English manor with handsome William Morris original papers furnished in English antique pine. One of Ballastone's favorite! Sure to please. Pine four-poster plantation bed, wonderful example of an 18th painted blanket chest and a full size sofa with sitting area. Late 19th century English Pine linen press. Fireplace!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

China Trade

Dramatic faux walls make this truly Ballastonian in style ... with rich rose canton colors. It is elegantly appointed with an oriental theme, including antique kimonos and oriental artifacts of the great days of the busy seaport of Savannah. King size four poster draped plantation bed, and a sitting area with wing chair and loveseat. Beautiful burl mahogany coffee table completes a wonderfully comfortable sitting area. There is a bath with a separate dressing area. Black marble fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Tea Olive

Sophisticated green hues with queen size rice carved canopied bed and imported Italian cream matelasse coverlet, plushy Euro shams, and Williamsburg needlepoint pillow. English oak dresser, turn of the century armoire, and wonderful Victorian antique lighting. There are large windows across the back of the room to let in the day. Quiet sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Low Country

Savannah grey brick walls and original Low Country artwork make this room cool and cozy! Queen size brass bed, beautiful turn-of-the-century armoire, antique wicker and your very own cherry Low Country rocking chair. Cream imported Italian matelasse coverlet. Best Value!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

zTomochichi

Garden Queen Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Heart of Savannah Historic District, City, Downtown

Airport

Savannah, GA (SAV) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95, take interstate 16 east to savannah. I-16 will terminate and merge into Montgomery street, follow that through two streetlights to Oglethorpe Ave. Turn right (east) continue through the Bull St. intersection to Drayton Street. Make a u-turn back onto the opposite side of Oglethorpe Ave., where The Ballastone is located in the middle of the block.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Telfair Fine Arts Museum, Walk to fine dining, Design District Boutique Shops, Walk to cafes, Historic Savannah architecture, Landmark Historic District (walking vacation), Colonial, Revolutionary War & Civil War history, City Market, River Street, Forsyth Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Private off street parking (limited), Elevator from Street level to entire mansion, Pre dinner hors d'oeuvres, Gourmet breakfast, Boutique wines & beer, Victorian High Tea Service, Metered parking on Oglethorpe Ave. in front of Inn, Parking passes available for purchase

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, Walk to street cafes and fine dining, Antique shopping, Private area tours, Design District Boutique Shops, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah Book Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Private Courtyard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children age 16 and older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends - two night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's room rate due at time of booking. Balance is due upon departure.
  • Cancellations: A deposit of one night's accommodation per room is required at booking. Fifteen days prior notice of cancellation or change of date is required. A $35 cancellation fee will be charged at the time of cancellation. Cancellation within fifteen days of arrival will result in loss of deposit.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jennifer Salandi

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Off site facilities

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Meals

Breakfast

Southern Gourmet Made-To-Order

  • Time Served: 8 am to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Front Parlor, Antique Bar, Tea Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Chefs Choice
The Chefs Choice menu changes daily. However, among the house specialties are homemade granola, homemade breads, Southern Grits, Southern Biscuits, and Eggs Benedict. Chefs Hors d'oeuvres at night include specialty stuffed mushrooms, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, Chicken Satay with peanut sauce. Chocolates in the evening with Port and Sherry at our antique bar. Turn-down service with chocolates. Romance Packages enjoy chocolate covered strawberries and champagne with turn-down.


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