Catherine Ward House Inn

118 East Waldburg ST. , Savannah, GA 31401 USA (Show map)


Experience Savannah in style! The Catherine Ward House is located on a quiet street in the Victorian District. This wonderful 1880’s inn is only ½ block from magnificent Forsyth Park. You will find Historic District shopping, restaurants, museums, and over 250 years of history are within a few minutes stroll. We offer a host of unique ideas and stand ready to make your stay in Savannah memorable. An elegant escape that you will long remember.



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

Can't wait to visit again!

5 on July 03, 2014

We stayed at the Catherine Ward House about a year ago and it was absolutely lovely. The food was delicious and decadent, and the house itself was gorgeous. We stayed in the Jim William's Room, and I don't think i'll ever forget it. I loved the balcony, it was quiet and peaceful.

Wonderful visit

5 on November 07, 2013

This was our first visit to Savannah, and we fell in love with the Inn and the city. Leslie and staff were inviting, friendly and very helpful. The rooms were beautiful and clean. The breakfast was delicious. They were very accommodating to all the guests especially those with special dietary requests. I would not hesitate recommending this B&B to anyone and would gladly return on future visits.

The Best

5 on June 26, 2013

This is my first review, one which I never thought I'd write, but our experience was too good to be left without comment. It all started with Leslie, the Inn owner who greeted us with such warmth that we knew immediately that we had chosen the right place. We sat in the living room that was decorated in an eclectic mix of historic & modern, and was airy and comfortable. Leslie offered to assist us in any way that would make our stay in Savannah memorable, and with her extensive help, it was! Leslie took us through the house and to our room which was in a separate building. It was huge and inviting with a king-size bed and modern decor. It had a kitchen nook with fridge and microwave, and an amazing bathroom with a glass enclosed shower. We felt right at home. Although this all seemed too good to be true, the best was yet to come. Breakfast! Simple, yet generous, imaginative, and elegantly served. Day one: fresh fruit cup, ham & eggs cooked to perfection, a delicious warm scone, and plenty of OJ and coffee. Day two: fresh fruit cup with different fruits, eggs accompanied by pork tenderloin (yes!)_with an amazing teriyaki sauce, coffee cake, OJ, coffee. Day three: Fresh fruit, the most deliciously different french toast ever, (eggs too if you want them) link sausages, …. etc. It all starts with Leslie who sets the tone and delivers every time. We were so taken that we added an extra day to our planned two-day stay. In over 50 years of travel including many, many B&B's, this was the best one we've ever experienced. Thank you Leslie.

Highly Recommend

5 on July 10, 2012

I am a repeat customer and highly recommend this inn. The rooms are beautifully decorated, including antiques. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. The food is delicious and the hostess and staff are excellent. I have never been disappointed and think this inn is worth every penny. THE ABSOLUTE BEST!


3.8 on May 01, 2012

We fell in love with Savannah during out stay. We were in the Hibernian - the smallest, true, but very clean, comfortable and well appointed. We were after all, only there to sleep! The building is deceptively large: although it holds 10 bedrooms, one would never guess so. The main sitting-room, overlooking the side-street, is light, has lovely proportions and makes a very good first impression. It is a beautiful house, well-maintained throughout. There are two minor criticisms: i. parking in the street outside is legal, provided you are on the right side for the street-sweeper. This varies day by day; so do be careful to establish which day it is and move your vehicle if necessary - we collected a parking fine! ii. We enjoy walking, so the location suited us perfectly. However, if your trip focuses on the North of the Historic District (Bay Street etc., where most of the tourist action is), you need to factor in a 25 - 30 minute walk there and back. That said, it is such a lovely city that the walk is delightful, at beginning or end of day - and you can always grab a taxi if the flesh is weak! Close to the house we particularly enjoyed the dark wood, live-music 2nd floor cocktail bar in the Mansion / 700 Drayton; and the nearby Leoci's restaurant. We would definitely return.

A Wonderful Stay!

4.2 on October 20, 2011

We recently stayed at the Catherine Ward House and had a delightful time. The owner, Leslie, was warm and welcoming, and her breakfasts were truly gourmet. We had our dog with us and the inn was very accomodating about cleaning the room early so the dog could be left in the room. Though I knew the room would be small when I booked it, I had no idea that the bathroom would be problematic. The space for the commode was quite small and narrow and very uncomfortable and the bathroom overall was quite small. But overall our stay was very nice and I would go back, but would book a larger room with a bigger bathroom.

Wonderful experience!

5 on August 03, 2011

We love the peace & quite that this location offers. We found the accomodations to be clean, comfortable and inviting. The breakfasts both mornings we were there were exceptional. This was a lovely way to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary! Paul & Priscilla Babas

Elegant,gracious and centrally located

4.2 on July 15, 2011

I enjoyed my stay from upstate new York. The rooms were well appointed.The beds were comfortable. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was made to order and served with friendleness and professionalism. Leslie Larson and Maianne Preble made our stay special with their attention to detail and willingness to suggest places to see.Housekeeping was wonderful and responsive. This is a quiet, very clean and elegant resident. I plan to return and only wish my first visit could have been longer. 5 star +

"I Loved the Relaxed Southern Hospitality"

5 on July 11, 2011

Our time at the Catherine Ward House Inn was exceptional! Not only were the rooms inviting, oh so comfortable beds and the quiet coziness of downstairs! I could have stayed in the lovely robe provided and lounged most of the day. But, too much to see and do! I appreciated Ms. Preble Ms. Larson for their genuine care and concern. So knowledgeable of the area and helpful. The breakfast and coffee were excellent!! We loved it! This was a very calm and peaceful inn to retreat to for me! I will return!

What a lovely place!

4.8 on November 16, 2010

My boyfriend and I wanted to visit Savannah and decided on the Catherine Ward House because it's close to Forsyth Park and it's pet friendly. Leslie, the innkeeper met us outside when we arrived and showed us to our rooms and explained the property and what to expect. I got the feeling she had been waiting on us and kind of felt bad that we weren't there the time we had expected. The room was so pretty and clean and the grounds were immaculate. Because we were new to the the b and b experience, we didn't know that breakfast was with all guests. Luckily, after a cup of coffee, everyone was lively and the akwardness soon passed. Not an experience for the painfully shy. I so enjoyed this lovely house and Leslie is just a delight. I'm so ready to go back!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Catherine's Room

This oversized sun-drenched corner room on the top floor has four windows and 10.5 foot ceilings. This room includes the only working guestroom fireplace in the main house. A remarkable four-poster King bed sits so high that steps are needed to reach it. The private bathroom with another two windows and a three-sided glass shower completes the light and spacious space making for a very comfortable and uniquely charming stay. Rates: $209 - $269

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

Captain's Room

The Captain’s Room, located on the third floor, includes a highly ornate French Rococo style Queen bed. The grandeur of the bed is complimented by an elegant crystal chandelier. An Eastern exposure ensures inviting light that makes the room a delightful experience any time of day. A two-person Jacuzzi is the centerpiece of the spacious bathroom that includes a separate shower and access to a balcony that leads to the courtyard below. Rates: $209 - $269

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

Jim Williams' Room

Jim Williams’ Room, the smallest room on the top floor, has custom drapes and Queen bed with tufted headboard of tobacco colored linen that raises the bar of elegance. With its neutral palette and corner windows, it offers a relaxing and cozy retreat from the heat of the day or cold winter afternoons. Business travel or working holidays are much more enjoyable in this very rich and handsome room. A balcony extends the room size to include a sweeping view of treetops and firework displays from the Savannah River. Rates: $169 - $229

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

Jessica's Room

Jessica’s Room is a corner room located on the street level. Painted in neutral tones with wide horizontal stripes above wainscoting and floor to ceiling window treatments of soft pastel tones creates a simple and elegant feeling. A gilded mirror above the mantel, Queen size four-poster bed and overstuffed chairs add warmth and charm to a light, cool, comfortable and very tasteful garden room. Unique to this room is a private gated entrance that allows access without having to climb stairs. It also includes outdoor seating for enjoying the morning light or evening breeze. Rates: $209 - $269

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

Nell's Room

Nell’s Room is located on the street level with windows that face a quiet lot on the side of the house. The Queen size four-poster pencil bed and traditional wallpaper in soft yellow and cream tones and French Country touches create a warm and comfortable guest experience. The bathroom is larger than most and includes the only bathtub in the house. This quiet and very pretty room also has a private door that leads to the Courtyard and fishpond. Rates: $169 - $229

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

Garden Room

The Garden Room, located on the street level, has a queen size four-poster bed surrounded by black and white French Country wallpaper complimented by apple green silk bedding. The petit bathroom includes a window and shower. This room also has direct access to the courtyard for quiet moments on a warm evening or cup of coffee with the morning paper. It is a wonderfully cozy retreat and a favorite choice among many guests. Rates: $159 - $219

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

Hibernian Room

The smallest of all our rooms, the Hibernian Room, located in our Carriage House, is elegant and inviting with white and green leaf wallpaper, mirrored chest of drawers, and silver and cranberry hurricane candlesticks. A Queen size bed and bathroom with shower makes this delightful little room a practical way to enjoy a restful retreat. The porch is a very nice extension of the room and overlooks the courtyard where you can listen to the soothing sounds of the fishpond’s waterfall. Rates: $159 - $219

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

Sea Trade Room

The Sea Trade is located on the first floor of our Carriage House. The tiled entry leads you to doors that open onto a large, but warm, apricot colored room with grass cloth wall treatments and floor-to-ceiling silk drapes. The apricot tones are contrasted by a black lacquered Chinese screen used as the headboard with the King size bed. Vintage lamps, custom bed treatments, working fireplace and two-person Jacuzzi all contribute to a wonderfully romantic escape. Rates: $269 - $329

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

Cosmopolitan Room

This chic room with its private balcony is located on the second floor of our Carriage House. Neutral colors are enhanced by the black marble hearth, chocolate silk drapes, bamboo blinds, warm wood tones, mirrored back splash and dark counters of the wet bar. Custom king size bed, antique Asian night stands, original artwork and a 32” flat screen TV mounted above the fireplace mantel and behind a mirror only begin to describe this rich room. The tile and mirror bathroom with a two-person shower adds another dimension to this outstanding room. Rates: $269 -$329

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

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Location Type

Historic District, City, Downtown


Savannah, GA (SAV) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From I-16: Follow I-16 East to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Exit 167A. As you exit down the ramp, continue straight. You should be on Gaston Street. Proceed East for 6 short blocks to Whitaker Street. Turn right onto Whitaker Street (one way street heading South). On your left will be Forsyth Park. Continue on Whitaker Street to the south end of Forsyth Park. Take a left onto West Park Ave. Turn left onto Drayton Street (one way street heading North). Take the first right you can onto East Waldburg Street. We are located on the left (North side of the street), in the middle of the block, at 118 East Waldburg Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Green Space - Squares and Forsyth Park, Year round festivals, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine , Whirlpool Jacuzzi (2), Dog Friendly Rooms (2), Ironing board/Iron available upon request, Free Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Garden Tours, Walking Tours, Museums, Live Theatre, Festivals, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 11:00 AM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs Only (in certain rooms)
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on Friday and Saturday in High Season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We do not ask for deposits except for special occasions. We take a one day deposits for holiday weekends or for big events, like St. Patrick’s Day or New Year’s Eve.
  • Cancellations: We let you cancel your reservation up to three days before you arrive with no penalty. After that, we will charge you for one night if we cannot rent your room. If it is a holiday weekend or a big event (St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, etc.), we may lengthen the time to ten days that you have to cancel you reservation with no penalty. If you are not coming, you must let us know. We will have to charge you for your entire stay if you do not show up without contacting us in advance.
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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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