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“The Eliza Thompson House is a MUST STAY in Savannah” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #6 of 114 Hotels in Savannah
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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Eliza Thompson House is a MUST STAY in Savannah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I were visiting Savannah for the first time and love to stay at bed and breakfasts. We wanted a historical location with a garden area, that was not located in the hustle bustle of downtown, that had vegetarian options for breakfast and that was not too far from running routes. After narrowing it down to the 3, we chose the Eliza Thompson and we are SO happy that we did.

GOOD POINTS: it was built in 1847 but shows off like a home of 2012, there are ghostly occurrences in the main building, it has vegetarian options for breakfast (the buffet has something for everyone), it is 2 blocks from Forsyth Park, which is a main running park - approximately 1 loop = 1 mile, and it's on a quiet street about 4 squares from the hustle bustle of River Street – meaning you can leave the car and just walk everywhere.

NOT SO GOOD POINT: although not a deal breaker for us, this property is not ideal for those with wheelchairs. Although they do have a couple of first-floor rooms that face the street, getting to the breakfast and garden areas would be challenging.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The staff was attentive, and wanted to please us. Very clean, well located, and easy access to everything in historic area. I actually would stay again. The bed was very comfortable for a king.
Breakfast good as it was complimentary as part of the B&B. They might have wanted to some lower calorie options, low fat yogurts, cereals, fresh fruit. Wine, snacks and deserts at night were great. They were not drawing lines in the sand if you arrived after the end of "happy hour"

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Location and aesthetics are the top reasons to stay at this home. The house is beautiful and is on Jones Street - one of the most beautiful streets in Savannah with large, old tress and brick street. The staff was friendly and welcoming and a nice perk is the wine and cheese reception nightly in the main room downstairs. I've stayed in a few other Bed & Breakfast homes and I'm used to encountering hosts/hostesses who live in the home and create the personal vibe and feel. This home is run by a company so employees staff the home in shifts. They are all friendly and great, but the home lacked the personality of a true B&B. The breakfast was decent but quarters for eating are tight if the courtyard is full and/or if weather is in-climate. Overall the experience was great and the room/house were both beautiful! A great value for the price as well.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eagle Lake, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for the thanksgiving weekend for 3 nights. We stayed in room 137 the Lincoln room, I believe. The room was very nicely appointed, yet the bathroom was extremely tiny. No where to keep toiletries and very few electrical outlets. The overall look of the room seemed cleaned,. Yet when I searched for an outlet for my phone charger, behind night stands, bed and dresser, found it to be very dirty. There were empty water bottles, wrappers from candy and lots of dust. The bed was comfortable and Had a nice flat screen tv. The best part was it's location, very convenient. The biggest negative I found was it really wasn't a bed and breakfast, more of a hotel. The breakfast was fair at best and very simple. We expected a better breakfast for this type of accommodation. Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. I personally would not stay here again, because if I want hotel accommodations, I would stay in a larger hotel with more space.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bell, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Greeted with a friendly welcome from the staff, almost like they were waiting for us to arrive. Stayed in the "Telfair" suite. Room was nice and true to the period of the Inn. Enjoyed the street front entrance to our room which was an unexpected surprise. Jones street and the entire B and B experience was well worth any extra compared to local hotels. Would have a hard time staying any place else now. Walking distance to everything. Will be back. Our twelve year old daughter (most likely the only child there) was made to feel special as well.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Everything about this place was perfect. Definitely an adults only kind of place however. Charming, cozy and romantic are the best things I can say. It is perfectly located in the residential area of the historic district so it was nice to spend time in the nightlife on the north side and come back to a nice quiet setting to end the evening. So glad I chose to stay here!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I couldn't have chosen a better location to propose to my fiance than Savannah and the Eliza Thompson! The house is so full of character and history that you cant help but love it. Upon our return we have since found ourselves starring down our normal breakfasts, and found wanting. The service was excellent from the friendly heartfelt pleasantries to the eagerness to help plan your days of fun. Even when I realized that I had left my glasses in the room when we got home the crew of the ETH was kind enough to fed ex them back to me!

Proposing on a beautiful Thanksgiving morning in front of the Forsyth Park fountain = Priceless!

Thank you to all at the Eliza Thompson House for making our trip the best ever!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#9 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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