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janiekins Sep 19th, 2005 06:36 AM

Romantic Inn or B&B in Savannah
Planning a 3 night getaway to Savannah in December w/ my husband - any suggestions for a romantic Inn or B&B??? Also need restaurant recommendations

wanderer Sep 30th, 2005 01:46 AM

We liked this place - very comfy and roomy - great location - private entrance and back patio to relax and own kitchenette.

We didn't eat anywhere fancy, but liked Mrs. Wilkes for a fun lunch.

Ike Sep 30th, 2005 07:08 AM

Check out The Gastonian..........

I have relatives in Savannah and visit quite often. Elizabeth on 37th is one of the great fine dining restaurants in the U. S. Try A. J.'s Dockside Restaurant, Williams Seafood Restaurant and Georges' of Tybee on Tybee Island close by Savannah. Try Bistro Savannah, Avida Restaurant and Bar and Crystal Beer Parlo in Savannah. Mrs. Wilkes is outstanding as well.

Ballastone Inn and Kehoe House are recommended but I have not stayed there. The Gastonian is outstanding.

djdave Oct 31st, 2005 02:25 PM

My wife and I just returned from an anniversary weekend in Savannah, and we highly recommend the Hamilton-Turner Inn:

Lovely inn; great breakfasts; and an absolutely outstanding staff who are very friendly and helpful with meeting your needs. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Restaurants: Elizabeth on 37th was fabulous, but expensive; $180 for the two of us for the tasting menu, with the tip but WITHOUT wine. Still worth every penny. Mrs. Wilkes is also very good, but we give The Lady and Sons a slight edge in the southern-cooking department. If you're on River Street, try Huey's. Have fun!!

Patrick Oct 31st, 2005 02:45 PM

How much do you want to spend? If your budget is pretty high, you can't do better than the wonderful Ballastone Inn. It's been a few years since we stayed there, but I can't imagine it's lost any of its charm, including the beautiful four poster beds, the fireplaces, and the breakfast served in your room on an antique Victorian table.

OO Oct 31st, 2005 03:26 PM

Williams Seafoood burned to the ground last year Ike. I haven't heard of plans to rebuild, but I would bet they are in the making.

starrsville Oct 31st, 2005 04:35 PM

If I were to splurge in Savannah I'd probably do the Gastonian, Kehoe or Foley House.

padams421 Oct 31st, 2005 04:48 PM

Gastonian or Kehoe

aileen679 Oct 31st, 2005 05:05 PM

the Kehoe is in a much better location than the Gastonian.

I really don't know which has the better accomodations. But the Gastonian will be about one mile from River Street while the Kehoe is only a couple of blocks. It is also closer to some of the restaurants. The Pink House is quite good.
I would skip Mrs Wilkes Boarding House unless you are just crazy about Down Home Southern Cooking.

aileen679 Oct 31st, 2005 05:15 PM

Here's a good location map for you.

the blocks are numbered starting at Bull and Bay, starting at #1 and going to about 400 both east and west. Going south from the River, they start at 1 at Bay Street and go go upward.
I hope this helps.

OO Nov 1st, 2005 04:32 AM

:) A mile from River St would be a positive for me. LOL That is my very least favorite part of Savannah...didn't even like eating there unless it was a very quick pick-me-up meal at Olympia Caf&eacute; (did you know they were called &quot;Olympic Caf&eacute;&quot; until the Olympics actually came to GA and the yachting venue was Savannah? The Olympic Committee <i>made</i>, them change their name, no if's, ands, or buts,from Olympic to Olympia!)or River House, Frankie Harris' old restaurant, and now that he's died who knows how that is!

I've been away from &quot;what's happening&quot; in Savannah long enough that I'd now hesitate to recommend one B&amp;B over another, but in our tenure there, #1 was the Gastonian (Linebergers sold it since so who knows how it has fared), #2 was the Ballastone. I was never that fond of Kehoe House, either the house or the staff. Foley House is on my favorite square and the people who run it are terrific. I would love to stay in any of these 3.

I agree on Elizabeth,s on 37th, Pink House, and will throw Sapphire Grill, Garibaldi's, and 45 South into the mix as well.

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