I was in Savannah for the first time to attend a friend's wedding over New Year's Eve. Of course, we all know the city is rich with history, and I wanted to take the opportunity to take advantage of some quaint Southern hospitality--instead of using a chain hotel. I found the Park Avenue Manor via my friend's guide to the city, and booked a couple months ahead. From the beginning, Maurice & Glenn were in contact, making sure I had a plan for transportation from the area airport; I knew I had selected a good location for my stay. Once I arrived to Savannah, I was great by Maurice & given a mini tour of my temporary dwelling. The Manor is absolutely beautiful!!! The front parlor rooms were great for visiting with friends. And, as I'm sure everyone has mentioned, the entryway was stocked with delectable homemade brownie bites & sherry at all times!! I stayed in the Robert E. Lee room. It was impeccably decorated, with a nice size bathroom--even providing a blow-dryer & additional shampoos and conditioners; which was great since I forgot mine. The bed was dangerously comfortable, as I lay down for a "rest" upon arriving and woke up hours later! (Oops, that may have been a result from my not getting much sleep the night before.) Each morning started with a homemade breakfast by Glenn, shared with the company of the other guests. It was a great way to meet the other folks and begin your day! Glenn & Maurice are very willing to give you suggestions on what to do, with directions if needed. The Manor is very conveniently located within the Historic District of Savannah. The walk to my friend's wedding was only 5 minutes, and just another 15 to downtown for sites & shopping! The day of the wedding, some other guests & I met up to do a bicycle tour of the city and had an absolute blast!! I would definitely recommend this as a way to see all you can in Savannah! (Check out Leopold's Ice Cream for some of the tastiest sweets EVER!!!--but, be prepared for a line--unless the weather is a little gloomy, in which case it's about half the size.) I have already told my newlywed friends to check out the Park Avenue Manor upon their next visit, as well as a few other friends! I will definitely be a returning guest of Glenn & Maurice any time I visit Savannah!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Savannah's Historic District and our 1889 Victorian home. Our B&B has four guest rooms upstairs and one (Georgia Suite) downstairs, each with a queen-size bed, private bathroom, and sitting area. Our rooms are furnished with antiques and Historic Savannah collections. Each of the four upstairs rooms will accommodate a maximum of two people and the downstairs room will accommodate a maximum of three people. We have two parlors and an outside courtyard for your enjoyment and relaxation. We serve a full breakfast at 8:30 AM and brownies and sherry are always available, as is free Wi-Fi. Sorry, no guests under age 16, no guest pets. ... more less