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Eliza Thompson House

  • 5 W. Jones St. Map It
  • Historic District


  • On one of Savannah's most beautiful streets
  • In a lively residential neighborhood
  • Flat-screen TVs in every room


  • Must purchase parking passes
  • Breakfast can be hit or miss
  • Some of the back rooms are small

Updated 10/02/2014

Fodor's Review

Afternoon wine, cheese, and appetizers and luscious evening desserts and sherry are served in the atmospheric main parlor of this fine town house built by Eliza Thompson's loving husband, Joseph, for her and their seven children in 1847. This gracious Federal-style home was transformed into a B&B by the first "new" owners in 1977; a boatload of furnishings and portraits in gold-leaf frames were shipped over from England. The rooms are well appointed, some with antiques and vintage beds, fine linens, and other designer accents. The R. Bruce room, with its draped ceiling and original hardwood floors, is considered the most elegant. A full breakfast is taken in the tranquil brick courtyard with its soothing fountains. Adjacent is a New Orleans–esque carriage house with 13 moderately priced rooms. It's worth noting that this inn is rumored to be haunted, and several travelers have had spine-tingling experiences here.

Hotel Information


5 W. Jones St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

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912-236–3620; 800-348–9378

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 25 rooms
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 10/02/2014

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Dec 22, 2009

Eliza Thompson House Review

We stayed for 2 nights and didn't enjoy it for a minute. Our room was small and very ordinary. The breakfast area (it is not a room but a cold, dirty basement/garden space) is uninviting and plain COLD!!!! The food is bland and boring (cakes and pastries looked like they came from Sam's Club or some food vendor. Sweet, sticky and not apetizing!!! The front desk lady was busy on her cell phone most of the time (personal phone call) and we never once

saw the manager or innkeeper.

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