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Eliza Thompson House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 West Jones Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 112 Hotels in Savannah
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“We can't wait to come back! Talk about best service ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

This is a beautiful--and they say haunted--inn, though we didn't experience any ghosts, just awesome, awesome friendly people and service. They have a fantastic complimentary breakfast, cooked by a real chef. Hot and delicious, plus there are cold items like cereal, yogurt, etc. It's served in their beautiful courtyard with an indoor area for rainy days and lots of outdoor seating with a fountain in the middle.

We checked in, got a parking pass for $12 (good for 48 hours of parking at any meter that says 1+ hour parking). They then gave us a tour of the property.

Our room was on the ground level of the courtyard--all we heard when the AC shut off was the pitter patter of the fountain in the courtyard--even during breakfast. It was a beautiful room with one of the most comfortable beds. Bathrooms were modern and clean. We had a key to get in the side gate as a shortcut to our room, though we preferred going through the main inn house because those rooms are so gorgeous.

They do turndown and left small chocolate coin style candies on our pillow. It's the little things that really leave an impression, and they have a lot of "little" things that go a long way to making a stay special.

Complimentary wine and cheese is served in the seating area off the check-in area. They have tons of area menus to help you decide on dinner. We actually had an early dinner and they were nice enough to pour us wine even though they were just cleaning up.

At around 8 they put out desserts and coffee/tea -- when we were there it was a decadent chocolate cake. We skipped dessert at our restaurant and it was a good thing we did.

We were only there for a night, but we know we'll be back. The location was perfect--removed from the downtown, but only a short (gorgeous) walk to the shops and restaurants (maybe 3/4 mile). It made the area much quieter at night. Felt like it was in a more historic area with cobblestoned streets and in the midst of more boutique-style shops (One Fish Two Fish just down the block is awesome) and local eateries (nearby Crystal Beer Parlor seemed like a more local hangout), as well as lots of squares good for just sitting around. Forsyth Park (the large park area) was just a short walk south. Seemed like the best of both worlds here.

Can't wait to book our next stay!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Avon, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

This Historic Bed and Breakfast built in 1847 is beautiful and comfortable. The location can't be beat. It is easily within walking distance of everything the tourist could want.

The afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres is lovely and the evening dessert, sherry and coffee bar is divine.

The full, hot breakfast buffet is delightful. The facility is cleaned very well.

This was quite a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hailey, Idaho
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

The Eliza Thompson House has a great location in the heart of the old downtown. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I stayed in the adjoining garden courtyard, not in the main house, but I still got the feel of being in a B&B and not a hotel. I was slightly disappointed by the breakfast. It was buffet style and while the food was fine, for the price of the inn, I was expecting something more. The courtyard in which you eat is gorgeous. Hotel staff were polite and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Vt.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I and my daughter stayed here in early September. From the moment we arrived the hosts made us feel welcomed. It seemed that our comfort and hppiness were extremely important to the them. The inn is beautiful inside and out. We felt transported in time in both the public rooms and our room. Yet, the bathroom was clean and modern and we had a large flat screen TV with plenty of channels to choose from. The breakfast had something for everyone's taste and it was all delicious.
The food at the cocktail hour was so varied and wonderful, you could make a meal out it. The only downside was the need to move the car some nights for street-cleaning. But the hosts were very helpful with that as well.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Great place to stay! The staff was friendly and helpful. when we asked their advice we were never steered in the wrong direction. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast and night time snacks are great. The location is also wonderful. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms the exit to the street in the main house fell more like apartments than rooms. Very nice!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sussex, New Jersey
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My daughter was a student at SCAD and liked to stay at difference places each time. I would recommend this to others. Enjoyed the breakfast in the courtyard and nightcap in the Living room. Although not in the heat of the action, it was in a beautiful historic area. The room was clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We originally were booked at a different place, but a relative stayed there a few weeks before we were scheduled to go and had a mediocre experience - So on the recommendation of other friends, we spent a night at the Eliza Thompson House. We could not have been happier with the decision to switch!! First, the place is GORGEOUS. We arrived at 5:30 PM, just in time for the complimentary wine and cheese hour. A nice way to start the evening; the wine and cheese are served in a parlor, we and many of the other guests brought them into the beautiful courtyard. We stayed in The Oglethorpe Room, which is near a separate entrance/exit, so it was almost like having a private house. The room was very comfortable, and beautifully and simply decorated. It was a pretty short walk (maybe 10 minutes) through a few squares to where we ate dinner in what seemed like a lively area. Breakfast is buffet style in the courtyard, which was a little more casual than in a lot of B&Bs, but we preferred it that way anyway. A large selection of hot and cold foods, all very good! They don’t have a parking lot, but they do offer parking passes for street parking with a small fee. We had no trouble finding street parking, and because we arrived late afternoon and left early morning we did not need to buy a pass. We would definitely recommend this B&B and wish we could have stayed there longer!

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5 West Jones Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Savannah
#4 Luxury Hotel in Savannah
#14 Family Hotel in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eliza Thompson House 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eliza Thompson House is an exquisite 1847 bed and breakfast inn located on beautiful Jones Street. Recommended by Conde Nast Johansens and known for superior service, this inn is private, peaceful, and just a short walk from Savannah's most-loved historic attractions. ... more   less 
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