Ballastone Inn

14 E Oglethorpe Avenue , Savannah, GA 31401 USA (Show map)

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About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

James Lambdin

5 on April 22, 2016

Great service, beautiful rooms, friendly staff and outstanding location


Enjoyed the Ballastone!

4.2 on April 21, 2016

Very nice room and building. Would definitely stay there again.


Vacation

4.6 on April 16, 2016

great location and wonderful service


Great 3 Day Getaway

4.8 on April 15, 2016

The Ballastone Inn was a great place for a 3-day getaway. Beautiful rooms, good morning breakfast and ideal location right in the heart of the historic distance. Everything is within walking distance. Our room (Rhett Butler) was a little noisy because it faced Oglethorpe.


Beautiful B&B within walking distance of everything

4.6 on April 11, 2016

Located in the historic district, it was a couple of blocks to the river and all the best restaurants. Try Chive, it was really good. Breakfasts were top notch and the afternoon tea with snacks, before dinner treats and after dinner port / sherry added to the experience. The owner went above and beyond when we needed our lunch heated up. She set a table, brought out china plates and served us some dinner roles and tea. Very nice experience overall.


Ballastone Inn Review

5 on April 07, 2016

A beautiful place to stay and a great location. Would highly recommend.


Historic Ballastone

4.0 on April 06, 2016

My husband and I had a great three night stay at the Ballastone Inn. The staff went above and beyond for Saint Patrick's Day with green grits served with the egg dish, chairs set out along the parade route (which is steps from the hotel), and a light buffet lunch of corned beef, cheese, and rolls served after the three hour parade. The Inn itself is gorgeous with many different, historic rooms to pick from. There are some stairs up to the reception area and they will help you with your bags (although the young lady helping looked smaller than the bag itself). There is an elevator in the back of the Inn. The common rooms are lovely and the breakfasts were delicious with a choice between oatmeal and some larger breakfast with eggs or french toast. There was also fruit, yogurt, granola, juice, and some type of pastry set out. With the exception of the rug in the Oglethorpe State room needing some vacuuming and the bathroom being a bit small (it is a historic building!), we were very happy with our stay.


Excellent Choice

4.6 on March 18, 2016

The Inn is located in the center of the historic district, walking distance for the entire area. The room was beautiful and spacious. The staff was helpful, cordial, and always available. The breakfasts were tasty and the afternoon teas and evening offerings ere also lovely.


Great time at the Ballastone Inn

4.6 on March 06, 2016

This was our first bed and breakfast and it surpassed our expectations. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. I highly recommend the Ballastone Inn


Anniverssary celebration

5 on February 22, 2016

We were most satisfied by the service and cleanliness of the property. As we were driving away we mentioned staying at the Ballastone again.


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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

zTomochichi

Garden Queen Fireplace

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

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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, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: We offer a gift certificate for your first nights stay, valid for one year.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jennifer Salandi - Owner, Melissa Williams - Manager

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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