Eliza Thompson House

5 West Jones Street , Savannah, GA 31401 USA (Show map)


Free Wine & Hors d'oeuvres, Desserts, Breakfast & WiFi
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The Eliza Thompson House in Savannah is an exquisite 1847 inn located in a quiet corner of the city's historic district. Known for superior service and an authentic Savannah atmosphere—the inn is private, peaceful, and just a short walk from Savannah's most beloved historic attractions.

* Built in 1847 as a residential home
* Located near Forsyth Park and the Mercer House
* Beautiful private garden courtyard
* Turn-down service and desserts every night




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Excellent Service

5 on July 08, 2013

We stayed here the week of july 7, 2013 for our 1 year anniversary. It exceeded our expectations. The room was beautiful, and the onsite employees were great. The bed and breakfast was a wonderful place and created memories we will never forget. The food was delicious and we were given a variety of items to choose from. The perfect place to visit if your on a honeymoon or anniversary.

A very charming property!

3.4 on September 26, 2011

The service is outstanding at this historic property in Savannah. The center fountain/courtyard is the perfect place for socializing, reading, etc. It is very relaxing and charming. The evening desserts are a must! The service was amazing. I didn't like the frozen fruit at breakfast. I would have expected fresh fruit as such a nice property. Otherwise the buffet was very delicious! I would stay there again.

awesome and great

4.6 on July 08, 2010

Our trip was a short one, May 23-26, 2010. "great"; it couldn't have been better. arrived around noon, room wasn't ready, walked around the city for 4 hrs, came back & our room was upgraded to a Superior King Room 128 (awesome)!! Breakfast was a salsa egg casserole, on Monday, crab & egg casserole on Wed, sausage, biscuits, & hash brown rds, grits, muffins, granola bars, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, oj & water. 5:00pm - finger sandwiches (ham & cheese); one sided panini sandwiches, deviled eggs, chicken salad w/crackers, soda's, wine (white or red), 8:00pm - cake & muffins, (2) waters in your rm ea. day.My husband & I had breakfast in the courtyard, appetizers at 5:00pm. I'm from the south & I was taken in by Savannah's beauty. We went to Savannah to relax and that's just what we did. went to The Crab Shack at Tybee Island, it's OK, my dh loved the Crab, I had the Low Country Boil, not enough spice for me, very bland. Next time I will take my Tony Chacheres. had a slice of Vinnie Van GoGos pizza, good, huge. went to Ms. Wilkes for lunch, good. $16 per person. went to Barnes BBQ,the sauce they have to put on this BBQ was awesome. My husband had the ribs, he said they were falling off the bone, I had chopped beef, oh my. As I say often, it was good enough to slap your mama. We also did a trolley tour and carriage ride, and we also saw Forrest Gump I have to say that The Warehouse on River Street is a great place to get a beer ($3.00 or $3.50) and they make a mean margarita too for $6.50 to $7.50. tip the bartender well & they'll treat you good. !! In conclusion; We paid $139.50 AAA rate for our room plus tax, but if you were on a limited budget, you could probably get by with just eating w/what Eliza Thompson served on a daily basis. It's a personal preference, but to each his own. We didnt, but somebody else might. We personally would recommend that folks who love history and just want to relax, stay at The Eliza Thompson House.

Spectacular Savannah

4.6 on August 13, 2009

This was our first B&B and we just loved it. The breakfast was great, and the afternoon cheese and cracker with wine and beverages was wonderful. When you come in at night, there are cookies and deserts too! They make reservations for you and are most accomodating to anything, including leaving your bags to change after check-out for an evening flight. We just loved Savannah and staying at the Eliza Thompson House, and loved walking everywhere from there.

Charming and quiet place to stay

4.0 on June 23, 2009

We stayed here for three nights on the first leg of our vacation. It was a wonderful little place. We had a pretty good sized room that overlooked a central courtyard with a fountain. This is an old house that really puts you back in the spirit of the early days of Savannah. They serve breakfast in the courtyard in the morning and they server wine, pastries, and snacks in the sitting room in the evening. The staff was helpful and nice. Free parking pass for parking on the street (and all over historic Savannah). Our stay was very laid back and the place was quiet, there were a few other couples but we pretty much felt like we had the whole place to ourselves (not that many rooms to begin with). Only negative was we had to drive down to the river front, would have been nicer to stay closer. You could walk it but it's quite a hike. Great stay!! Would stay again. Check out our blog at www.tripsthatdontsuck.com


4.8 on June 11, 2009

Our anniversary was spent here and it was a wonderful one. Great food, great afternoon social and exceptional service.

Excellent B&B

4.8 on December 29, 2008

Beautiful house, guest rooms and excellent customer service!!!

Eliza is a great stay!

4.6 on October 15, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Eliza Thompson house for our first wedding anniversary and it was awesome! When we arrived there were roses and chocolates on our bed after a warm welcome from the front desk clerk. The Innkeeper left us an anniversary card and it was a pleasant surprise. The breakfasts and other meals where great. I enjoyed spending time with the other guests in the comfy living room. My husband and I plan to return soon. We even scoped out other rooms in the inn for us to stay in the next time. We love Eliza's place.

True Southern Hospitality

4.4 on July 20, 2008

This is really more of a botique hotel with a small friendly staff ready to help you. They serve a really good breakfast in the garden and wine during the cocktail hour and desert when you return from dinner in the formal parlor. The location is quiet but central to Savannah. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend it to our friends.

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Rooms & Rates

Classic Queen - The Savannah Room

A cozy hideaway, perfect for the single traveler or quick getaway. Unique features include a gated entrance onto cobblestoned Jones St. A charming exposed brick wall separates the bedroom and sitting area. * One Queen-Sized Bed * Private Bath with Tub-Shower combination * A Small Sitting Area

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Garden Courtyard Queen

Guests who select the Courtyard Queen rooms enjoy Savannah wrought iron balconies and garden views. * One Queen-Sized Bed * Private Bath with Tub or Shower * Spectacular Secret Garden View

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Lower Level Main House King

Lower Level Main House Rooms feature one king bed and a small sitting area on the ground floor of the inn. These include The Chatham & The Oglethorpe. * One King-Size Bed * Private Bath with Tub or Shower

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $199

Garden Courtyard King

Garden Courtyard King rooms overlook the inn's private walled garden. Wrought iron balconies give a New Orleans' feel to these accommodations. * One King-Size Bed * Private Bath with Tub or Shower

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

Two Queen

Friends love to travel together in our rooms with Two Queen Beds. Spacious guest room located in our original 1847 Main House. They include The Telfair and The St. Julian. * Two Queen beds * Private Bath with Tub or Shower

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $229

Main House Rooms

Our Main House rooms have views over the courtyard garden or Historic Jones Street. Built in 1847 as a part of the original home structure, these rooms include The Lee Room, The Johnston Room and The Carter Room.

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

Luxury Main House Rooms

These ultra-luxurious guest rooms are our finest and most popular rooms in the Inn. Each is located within the original home structure. They include The R. Bruce Room, The J. Stephens Room, The Lindsay Room and The Admiral Turner Room.

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

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Location Type

Downtown, Historic Savannah, Near Savannah College of Art & Design, Forsyth Park, River Street, Downtown


Savannah, GA (SAV) 16 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 North or South: * Take Exit 99A onto I-16 East. * Follow I-16 to exit 167B Montgomery Street. * Turn right at first light onto Liberty Street. * Turn right at next light onto Whitaker Street. * Go three blocks and turn left onto Jones Street. * The Eliza Thompson House will be located on your right.

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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No No Children, Please.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card quarantee.
  • Cancellations: Must cancel 7 days prior to arrival, to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one nights stay.
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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM-10 AM
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Breakfast/dining area

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