Savannah's River Street!
Our mystery blogger has been discovering the joys of River Street. For those who enjoy a scenic stroll River Street is a 20 minute walk on foot...
"An old friend and I stayed at the Savannah B&B for four days in late April 2014 on our first trip to Savannah, and we couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. Our lovely room, the Oglethorpe room, was on the ground floor down a hall behind a locked gate, with easy access to the street and the winding outdoor staircase to the main house, where we enjoyed tasty varied breakfasts, served personally by a friendly and efficient staff on the rear deck & patio. (You select what choice of breakfast you would like the night before.) This was also where we enjoyed the freshly baked cookies and milk which were set out each evening after 8pm in the main dining room, a welcome treat.
We loved the charming ambiance of the B&B and the surrounding area....right across from Chatham Square, within a block of the Mercer/Williams home, and just a few blocks from Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room and Forsythe Park, and an easy 15-20 minute walk to the main shopping area and the Riverwalk, with so many lovely historic buildings and shaded squares to see along the way. We are in our seventies, and walked everywhere and only took advantage of the free trolley once to get an overview when we first arrived.
Diane - First time visitor to Savannah! April, 2014
This was my first time in Savannah and my first time staying
at a bed and breakfast. It did feel a little different to walk up to
someone's front door and just open it and go in, but that also made it feel
like you were entering a friends house who always leaves the door unlocked
for you. My entrance was immediately followed by a "welcome" from the people
that were in the main part of the house and "hello's" from the other guests
that were in the sitting room next to the dining room. Wow you don't get
that at the Marriott.
I will stay in B&B's wherever they are available,
and I will return to this B&B on my next visit to Savannah. Close walking to
major Savannah must see's.
Guest Review Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn October 2012
We loved the quaintness of the whole house. From the moment we climbed the front stairs and entered, Pam at the reception desk was smiling and very welcoming. The library, where we stayed, was comfortable and homey. The cookies and tea from 4-6 every day and the evening cookies and milk at 8 pm were always beyond GREAT...shared with other guests, some of whom became like family. The kitchen staff went above and beyond preparing our breakfast each morning to our liking. The bonus was the three kittys, Midnight, Savannah and Peanut who made our visit less lonely for our own kitty left at home, Jasmine
The last 2 mornings, it was cool enough to enjoy the back terraces for breakfast. What a treat for folks from hot and humid Florida. Bottom line, when alan and I think of a shorter vacation to a really quaint and comfortable place in savannah, you can bet we will choose savannah bed & breakfast. Nothing could have made our stay more pleasant, nor the room and service any better....you are a 5-star bed & breakfast in our book.
Alan Lumpkin and Mary Mead http://www.booking.com October 2012
We had never stayed at a bed & breakfast before but we felt very much at home here. The bed was very comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They cooked a awesome breakfast every morning & served warm chocolate chip cookies & milk for a night snack. The location was perfect and safe.
Connie http://www.booking.com October 2012
It was what I was hoping to experience. A charming Bed and Breakfast that represented Historic Savannah. It was clean and centrally located so we could walk to the river and various good restaurants in the area. The warm cookies that welcomed us late at night was the icing on the cake!
Michelle http://www.booking.com September 2012
I loved it!!! Never stayed in a b&b before, very awesome experience!! Cannot wait to go back!!
Tommy http://www.booking.com July 2012
The Bed and Breakfast experience is a little different than that of staying in a large hotel. Walking into our inn feels like walking in to a private home (in fact, you are) where you are greeted by name, welcomed with daily afternoon tea, and are free to chat with our staff, the hosts for your visit. Our parlor area is a place for guests from all over the world to meet, exchange stories, and swap experiences. In fact, our Inn feels more like a cozy home than just a place to spend the night. One concern many guests have about Bed and Breakfasts is privacy. Please note that each of our rooms offers a private bath.
You are welcome to interact with the staff and guests as much or as little as you desire. The following comment is from the Kendrick’s who stayed with us this past August:
“I must say that this was the first time that I have stayed at a B&B. We had misconceptions about privacy, until we saw this place and then fell in love with it. I cannot express the amount of gratification that we have staying here. The staff was wonderful and extremely friendly. We feel that we have new friends that we will definitely plan to visit again and again. Our only regret is that we wish we could have found your B&B sooner to be able to stay longer. Thank you for allowing us to stay with you. We want to hug everyone goodbye.”
Staying in our historic homes and cottages is part of the unique appeal of Savannah. The entrance to the main house is up an elegantly curved staircase. We have rooms located on the ground and main floors, and additionally up one or two flights of stairs – for the best view! Please let us know when you make your reservation if anyone in your party has difficulty climbing stairs as we will do our best to provide you with the most conveniently located rooms.
We have three cats that are family at our Bed & Breakfast home. Although they are not allowed in any of our guest rooms or houses, they love to sit nearby when you enjoy our outdoor areas. They are friendly and happily return a scratch on the head with gentle purr.
If you arrive by car we do our best to make parking as carefree as possible with your cooperation. Meters are read from 8 am until 5 pm Monday-Friday and we happily pay the meters for you if you stay with us during the week.
As with any century-and-a-half year old house we work constantly to maintain its excellent condition. Please consider this when you hear creaks or see areas that are being updated and renewed. We welcome your comments and suggestions as we are always improving.
Unlike a large hotel that may be staffed through out the night, we do hold normal business hours. We are available to assist you and take reservations between 8 am and 10 pm Eastern Standard Time every day of the week. Check-in time is from 3 pm until 9 pm each night.