Widely considered one of the better B&B choices in Savannah given the high class accomodations and remarkably friendly and attentive staff, this handsomely appointed house, dating from the 1890s, was originally the family manse of William Kehoe. It has brass-and-marble chandeliers, a courtyard garden, and a music room with a baby grand piano. Guest rooms in this charmer have a decidedly Victorian feel with a mix of antiques and gilt mirrors, while the beds are dressed in fine, contemporary linens. The Mercer room (the best accommodation) has private verandas; all rooms have a private bath. On the main floor, a double parlor houses two fireplaces and sweeps the eye upward with its 14-foot ceilings, creating an elegant setting for a beautifully served, full gourmet breakfast. It is a popular wedding and anniversary venue.
123 Habersham St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
Oct 17, 2004
In a city with unlimited inns and luxury lodgings, the Kehoe House certainly did not meet our expectations. Our room was on the third floor and near the front of the house. The street noise was incredible. After two sleepless nights we were given a room in the back that was quieter. One afternoon, a wedding was taking place in the Ball Room on the fourth floor and party guests were wandering the hallways. We were unable to get to our room because
they were taking pictures on the stairway. When we inquired about this, we were told guests are usually gone in the afternoons and they book other envents during this time. We may have been gone as well but after being unable to sleep because of the noise, we had were looking forward to a rest. The service was very corporate and ranged from friendly to indifferent. The concierge service was variable. They had multiple tasks assigned to them and generally the place seemed understaffed. We prefer more local ownership and more attentive service. At every tea and wine service we had to ask for hot water or for wine. It should have been seamless. Next time we are in the area, we will stay elsewhere.
Nov 19, 2003
Just returned from three fabulous days and nights at the Kehoe House. The house is beautiful, in a great location, the staff is superb, wonderful food, and we met great people, as we so often do staying at great inns. This inn has a refined elegance without being stuffy. Made-to-order breakfast, afternoon tea, evening wine with snacks were all wonderful. Free off-street parking, staff willing to service any need of the guests, everything a top-notch
property should provide is here. If you like clutter and Victorian frou-frou, this is not the place for you. If you like simple elegance and a staff ready to serve without being in your face, you'll love the Kehoe.