This gingerbread inn built in 1897 is a pleasing little discovery with its spacious, high-ceilinged, and elegantly furnished cottage-style rooms inspired by Savannah's British Colonial heritage. All rooms have fireplaces, and a couple even have working fireplaces in the bathrooms. Hot breakfasts are generous and served with style, and in the evening you'll be treated to wine and hors d'oeuvres, plus daily homemade desserts.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There is a 14-day cancellation policy. If cancellation is necessary within 7 days of arrival or booking, one night’s rate will be applied to the credit card on file.
The compact yet charming bedrooms and suites have a laid-back feel and decor. Whereas many of the pricier B&Bs in Savannah feel almost like museums, the Green Palm Inn rooms feel more like they are owned by a fun, tidy relative. Though not absolutely top-of-the-line, the beds and linens are perfectly comfortable and clean.
The facilities have light color palates and white wainscotting, which create a pleasant, homey vibe. Though not especially spacious, nor with luxury hardware, they are well maintained.
The entrance to the appealing little gingerbread inn leads past a covered porch to the parlor and dining areas. Although not the most spacious of rooms, it doesn’t need to be, as there are only four guest rooms. One of the best parts of the inn is the proprietor, Diane, who makes herself readily available for advice about how best to navigate Savannah.
The four northeastern squares in the historic district should not be missed. They are smaller, quieter, and less trafficked by tourists.
The innkeeper serves up healthy, homemade, southern breakfast foods each morning. The kitchen is prepared for special diets such as gluten-free, low salt, low carb, and for specific food allergies. Let them know at the time of booking. A home-baked dessert bar is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. along with hors d’oeuvres.
Wine, along with non-alcoholic beverages, are provided during pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres. The innkeeper can also assist with the procurement of wines or champagne for special occasions, with advance notice.
The easiest and most exciting way to get around downtown Savannah is on foot, which reveals hidden courtyards and quaint shops galore. The local trolley companies that originate from the Visitors Center on MLK Boulevard also offer fascinating — and often colorful — historic tidbits while shuttling visitors around the squares and landmarks.
Cha Bella (2-minute walk) sources all of their ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Their diverse menu is ever-changing, so make sure to peruse their current selections before you dine. 17hundred90 Inn and Restaurant (5-minute walk) serves southern-influenced dishes featuring steaks, lamb, chicken and a wide variety of vegetables. Low-lit rooms with exposed brick and dark wood create a cozy, romantic mood. Treylor Park (11-minute walk) on Bay Street is a hip eatery with trendy decor and offbeat menu items that are surprisingly addictive. Expect a wait for Sunday brunch and come early.
Although The Olde Pink House (9-minute walk) is famous as a fine dining destination in Savannah, many tourists never bother to check out the basement. A low-lit tavern has a beautiful antique bar and a fireplace. A perfect spot to grab a romantic cocktail before or after a nice dinner. Abe's on Lincoln (8-minute walk) is a fun little dive bar with quirky cartoons papering the walls and affordable drinks. If you want to meet some of the hipster locals, Abe's is where you want to be.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Although not a stately Savannah manor, what the inn lacks in flat-out grandeur it makes up for with its personal touch and unique, peaceful neighborhood.