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Eliza Thompson House

At a Glance


  • on one of Savannah's most beautiful, brick-lined streets in a lively residential neighborhood
  • flat-screen TV with cable in every room


  • must purchase parking passes
  • breakfast can be hit or miss
  • unattractive carpet in halls of main house

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Eliza Thompson House Review

Afternoon wine, cheese, and appetizers and, later, 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 before he left her a widow (albeit a socially prominent one). 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 in 1995. 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. Some of the back rooms are small. A full breakfast is taken in the tranquil brick courtyard with its soothing fountains. Adjacent is a New Orleans–esque carriage house, built in the 1980s; its 13 moderately priced rooms have just been completely upgraded, furnishings and all. It's worth noting that this inn is rumored to be haunted, and several travelers have had spine-tingling experiences here.

    Hotel Details

  • 25 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • N/A.
Updated: 11-29-2012

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    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.

    by beryl0110, 12/22/09

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