Ballastone Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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. Enjoy delectable breakfasts every morning and the most elegant afternoon tea in the city on antique linens and sterling silver every day at 4pm. Visit the antique bar for hors D'oeuvres before a romantic night on the town, and stop by before bed for complimentary port and sherry. 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 Inn, 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 2011-2016. "Most Romantic Inn" Southern Lady Magazine.




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

Ballastone Inn, Savannah

3.6 on November 13, 2016

Very pleasant stay in a lovely Bed and Breakfast inn. Centrally located in the historic district of Savannah, ideal for walking and also close to trolley bus stops. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Incredible stay and superior staff

4.2 on June 27, 2016

From the moment I booked my visit until the moment we left, the staff met every question or request that we may have had regarding our stay with smiles and professionalism. Next time we are in Savannah, we will return to the Ballastone, to enjoy the southern hospitality!

Everything we imagined and so much more

5 on May 25, 2016

Ballastone Inn surpassed any and all expectations we had! The inn itself is absolutely gorgeous, the staff is warm, friendly, professional and accommodating, the location is perfect, the breakfasts were delicious, the rooms were decorated beautifully with wonderful antiques...and the beds were heavenly! We highly recommend Ballastone Inn, and are looking forward to our next stay!

Love this place!

4.6 on May 06, 2016

This was our second visit to The Ballastone Inn and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. We booked a different room this time, which was probably a mistake. Our room was on the first floor and was spacious enough, but was a bit dark and the bathroom small. The bed was comfortable. The service at the Ballastone is great, Melissa, the Manager is so warm and accommodating. The entire staff was friendly and so hospitable. The breakfasts and the afternoon snacks and evening hors d' oeuvres were very tasty and the perfect amount. The Inn is in a perfect location for walking the streets of Savannah! We enjoyed it very much.

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.


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.

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Rooms & Rates


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


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 1 King , 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

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

This rice carved king four-poster bed is draped in imported Italian tapestry. The three Euro pillows of lush green velvet are finished in brush fringe, all elegantly appointed for a dramatic Ballastone theme. The dresser, chairs, mahogany armoire, and marble nightstands all welcome guests to this elegant room which overlooks our garden courtyard. 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


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
  • Beds 1 King

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

Peach Leather

one queen

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

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Location Type

Heart of Savannah Historic District, Downtown


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, Tours

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, 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, 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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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay taken at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: Regardless of the reason, if you must cancel your reservation, if it is more than seven days to your arrival date, we will refund the deposit minus a $50 cancellation fee. If cancellation is within seven days of arrival, you will be charged for the entire reservation. That amount may be applied to a future stay within one year. Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. Therefore, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. You are always welcome to send a friend in your place. Read more about our policies:
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Jennifer Salandi - Owner, Melissa Williams - Manager

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Off site facilities

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

Special meal options

Most dietary requests can be accommodated by our kitchen if notified prior to check in.

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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