Romantic Inn or B&B in Savannah

Sep 19th, 2005, 06:36 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,589
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
janiekins is offline  
Sep 30th, 2005, 01:46 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,017
www.zeiglerhousesavannah.com/

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.
wanderer is offline  
Sep 30th, 2005, 07:08 AM
  #3  
Ike
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 636
Check out The Gastonian..........

http://www.gastonian.com/

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.
Ike is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 02:25 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 90
My wife and I just returned from an anniversary weekend in Savannah, and we highly recommend the Hamilton-Turner Inn:

www.hamilton-turnerinn.com

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!!
djdave is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 02:45 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,749
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.
Patrick is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 03:26 PM
  #6  
OO
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,973
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.
OO is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 04:35 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,226
If I were to splurge in Savannah I'd probably do the Gastonian, Kehoe or Foley House.
starrsville is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 04:48 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,834
Gastonian or Kehoe
padams421 is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 05:05 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 985
the Kehoe is in a much better location than the Gastonian.

http://www.kehoehouse.com/

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 is offline  
Oct 31st, 2005, 05:15 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 985
Here's a good location map for you.

http://www.savcvb.com/savannah/maps/downtown.shtml

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.
aileen679 is offline  
Nov 1st, 2005, 04:32 AM
  #11  
OO
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,973
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 Café (did you know they were called "Olympic Café" until the Olympics actually came to GA and the yachting venue was Savannah? The Olympic Committee made, 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 "what's happening" in Savannah long enough that I'd now hesitate to recommend one B&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.
OO is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:00 PM.