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The Dresser Palmer House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • owner relationship with local hot glass studio provides for free glassblowing demonstrations
  • the two back gardens with fountains are lovely
  • an evening "social" offers wine, cheese, and guest camaraderie

    Cons

  • although the building is 11,000 square feet, there's not the privacy of a large property

The Dresser Palmer House Review

This rambling Italianate townhouse (c. 1876) is a standout for its ornate exterior, front porch, and comfortable ambience. The oversized rooms boast high ceilings, fireplaces, clawfoot tubs (some), and tasteful antique furnishings, such as canopied four-poster beds. Since this was once two separate houses, the room configurations can be unusual, but the inn exudes a historic, haunting atmosphere. Staff members are fun and make this a feel-good, homey place. Next to Forsyth Park, this quiet residential area offers a true slice of Savannah life on one of the city's most beautiful streets. All of the inn's bathrooms underwent a sweeping renovation in 2009; an ADA handicap-accessible room was also added. The Johnny Mercer room, with its recessed bed alcove and private balcony overlooking Gaston Street, is the inn's best accommodation. The inn owner also owns Motorini, the local scooter rental place.

    Hotel Details

  • 16 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • N/A.
Updated: 11-07-2012

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