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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Eliza Thompson House Hotel Savannah