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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
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We recently stayed at Eliza Thompson House during our visit to the wonderful city of Savannah. We spent a lot of time researching places to stay and were so happy with our choice, this place surpassed all of the great reviews and comments we read. First of all, the location is great and it's a easy walk to most attractions and places to eat. Our room was located right off of the main hallway and I was very pleasantly surprised that our room was quiet and we were not affected by the noise of other guests coming and going. Our room and beds were both very comfortable and clean. There is one improvement I would suggest, there was only one useable mirror, the one over the bathroom sink. This did make it challenging for 2 girls to get ready in the morning and evening. A floor length would help and I'm sure one could be added that was vintage and decor appropriate. We were able to take advantage of the breakfasts in the morning and the wine and cheese in the afternoons. We even made it for dessert one night. What a bonus to be able to enjoy all of this in the very lovely and tranquil courtyard. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we had no problem finding a parking spot for our car. I will recommend this b&b to all of my friends and hope that some day I will return to Savannah to stay in this lovely property again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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  • Cleanliness
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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

but really nice,friendly staff. i also cannot understand the rationale behind increased price on Friday night, compared to Thursday night. same room, same people , same everything, but price jumped from about $200 per night to very close to $300. absolutely not worth it!

Room Tip: the stairs to second floor have a heavy cushioned feel to them and only have a single side railing...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Little River, Kansas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have stayed in a good number of flashy hotels with all the things inherent in those chrome and glass edifices. What we were looking for in a 7 day sojourn through Charleston and Savannah, was something more like the flavor and spirit of these old cities. Eliza Thompson House...researched and selected online, was not a disappointment. Driving in from Charleston, a GPS was really handy to find this place as the streets are a bit much in this old part of Savannah. Jones street has some beautiful houses...and this was an old one and nice.

Our rooms were small as we selected the lower end of the offerings, but had all the essentials for a good night's rest including free WiFi that worked well. The additional things certainly made small, old rooms very acceptable. The breakfast was great....varied every morning somewhat with the usual grits but other dishes changing. Breakfast at 0800, but coffee was there by 0700 every morning for help waking up. At about 5:00 p.m.....the upper lobby had red and white wine (Australian when we were there and very reasonable wine for the occasion) always served with some hot appetizer and cheese plate. Very nice. There was a large book and basket of menus pretty much detailing the menus of all the better restaurants in the area.

The staff was attentive and friendly...giving good advice when asked. After the evening was over....you could sample some type of cake and cookies with coffee. Very nice touch and I am sure used by many. Our aim on this trip was to eat in some good restaurants and do some walking...so with the exception of breakfast and a complimentary newspaper...we did not partake of the afternoon cocktail hour or desserts...but checked them out daily when we could.

This site on Jones street is very accessible to the river and all the squares. It is quiet, A/C worked well and very secure with exterior locking gates. Once again...the bed and breakfast connotations of this facility really shined with great breakfast....nice courtyard to enjoy that in and the afternoon and evening desserts. Top drawer in that regard. Rates...for our smaller and old rooms, were exceptionally reasonable and as we found....only about $30 more per night than a cookie cutter Holiday Inn Express at Covington, Ga. on the route to Charleston. Great value, historical Inn and a very pleasant stay with a great staff. I would highly recommend The Eliza Thompson House. Brandon was our incoming host and a great first impression that we never had to change.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aventura, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Friendly Staff and Great location in the historical district
Generous breakfast buffet, wine & cheese at 5pm & The evening with dessert at 8pm
Details that could be important: Lots of steps if you stay on the 3rd floor and small bathrooms.
Over all a nice B & B!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I took my Mom to Savannah to celebrate her 70th birthday and we stayed at the Eliza Thompson Inn and I just cannot sing its praises enough!

It is situated on Jones Street which has been ranked one of the most beautiful streets in the country. The exterior is charming (especially the gorgeous courtyard with a beautiful fountain and lots of greenery and tables - where they serve a complimentary DELICIOUS breakfast every morning), the interior is absolutely lovely and historic and impeccable. Our room was huge and just as beautiful as the common areas. I could go on and on, but the wonderful icing on the cake were the people....Nell, Erin, Sheila, Kevin, Brandon, and unfortunately I can't remember the amazing chef or the hilarious busboy's name! ALL SO friendly, helpful, funny, endearing - they made the stay all the more memorable and perfect than it already was.

I DEFINITELY recommend the Eliza Thompson House - you will absolutely love your stay there!!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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San Diego, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a wonderful time staying at the Eliza Thompson House! We stayed for 4 nights and felt well taken care of by the wonderful and attentive staff (especially Erin, Kevin, and Brandon!). All of their recommendations were wonderful! We were treated to an excellent southern style breakfast each morning, wine/cheese/snacks in the evening, and also yummy desserts and coffee before bed. Our room was wonderfully appointed and very quiet, we stayed in the main house on the third floor. Our room was called the Lindsey with a King sized bed. Jones street is lovely and the Inn is located well within walking distance of everything, including the famous Mrs. Wilkes restaurant. We will be back again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Aiken, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I enjoy a couple of days away from home by ourselves, and Eliza Thompson is a superior option for privacy, comfort, and relaxation. The location on a quiet street provides an immediate sense of tranquility, but the inn itself is quiet, as well. We never hear other guests except in public areas, and the staff are friendly and attentive. We always look forward to our return visits.

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms or 3rd floor rooms of the main house are quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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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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