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“The perfect spot for a Savannah Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Olde Harbour Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   508 East Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“The perfect spot for a Savannah Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2007

My husband and I have been to Savannah before, this time we wanted to try an inn style hotel. The Olde Harbour Inn is phenominal! The rooms are spacious and very nicely decorated, the hotel staff gives new meaning to "Southern Hospitality", and the breakfast served in the dining room is delicious. The inn is located @ the river front and walking distance to everything in historic Savannah. I also recommend the Oglethorpe day tour - ask for Chuck, he is the best! I highly recommend dining @ the Pirate House (around the corner from the Inn), good food and very historic atmosphere.

  • Liked — The historic charm
  • Disliked — The steps
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

We booked a "pirates and ghost" special at this inn for two nights during the week of October 7th. This is only the second bed & breakfast that we've stayed at so I don't have much to compare this to. The suite was large and comfortable, though not squeaky clean. There was residue in a coffee cup and smudges on some of the furniture. The view of the river is obstructed by a large tugboat house, but still is worthwhile.

Breakfast isn't much beyond a normal hotel continental breakfast, but there is a daily wine & cheese reception in a small parlor. Turndown service with a complimentary ice cream bar is advertised but we only received this one night of the two we stayed. There is a "guest journal" that stays with the room, so you can see what previous boarders have said and done--a nice touch.

What gives this inn character is its history, which includes a resident ghost (encountered by one prior guest in our room), and "the colonel", a combination host, bellman, concierge, cook, etc., who is very entertaining with his ongoing monologue on life, mostly as it pertains to his own situation there at the inn. We enjoyed our stay there. The location is ideal, the decor and ambience helps to make you feel at home.

By the way, we did enjoy our pirates and ghost tour as well, but we didn't see any ghosts. I did think the package was worth the extra money.

  • Liked — Comfort, special packages, staff, history
  • Disliked — Parking, not everything as advertised.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Billings, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

In the heart of the District!
We were there for 5 nights the first week of Oct.
We had a 2 bdr suite with a river view.

Wll decorated, acceptably clean, quiet, historic, and we would go back next week!
Easy walk to so many great places to eat you have a hard time deciding. Easy walk into the main historic district also, save a lot of driving, and walk off the sea food meals.
A bit of a challenge to find when first driving in at night. But once you figure that out no problem.
Had one window that looked out on the river and got to watch the tugs and huge container ships move up and down the river.

Staff was just fine. breakfast was sufficient, a bit different than the norm, but enjoyed it every day. You have to meet the "Colonel."

Easy to get in the car and drive to sites with not to much trouble.

If you like history and good food, Savannah and the Olde Harbour Inn will work for you.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chelsea
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

I am glad that the temperatures were in the 100s when we stayed at the Olde Harbour Inn. That gave us more time to be in our room and enjoy this beautiful hotel. My husband and I wanted to get away for a few days and this was the perfect destination. The staff was so courteous and helpful. The check-in was delightful. Chris showed us all of the perks of the four room bungalow - living area, kitchen, bedroom and bath - then showed my husband where to park...steps from the door. We joined the other guests for wine and cheese around five in the parlor. We looked through menus from the major restaurants in the area before we made our decision for dinner. As we strolled through the shops along the river, our beds were turned down, a Klondike bar was placed in our freezer and a note from Chris was placed on our door. Wrapped up in our complimentary robes we read through the diary of those that had lodged in our room before. A restful sleep and a great hearty breakfast with our friends from the day before helped us to relax into the next day of our vacation. We loved The Olde Harbour Inn and will be back next year!

  • Liked — personal service and courteous staff
  • Disliked — having to leave!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Columbus, Georgia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2007

From the beginning, we should have known trouble was lurking. After reviewing the Olde Harbour Inn's website, I called the hotel to ask a few questions. The man (Alex) who answered on behalf
of the hotel immediately cut me off when asking about the accomodations and referred me to the website to book our reservation. He did not want to help me. He told me also that he would have to charge $20 more if I booked by phone versus the website.

We arrived around 9 p.m. to check in and the front desk attendant was listening to music on her laptop and chose to sing along while she was checking us in. It was very unprofessional! She had the nerve to say, "What?" when she could not hear us over her music and did not turn the music down. We then asked her about booking a ghost tour, which is referenced on the hotel website, and she advised us to call down to the front desk in the morning and they could book the tour for us because the tour companies were closed at that hour. That was fine.

The room was large, however the 'River Front Room' was not as advertised. There was one single window in the whole king suite that had a view of the river. The air conditioning unit made a loud knocking noise the entire time. All night long! The toilet also was broken and ran the entire time as well. There was no room service, no ice machines and no vending machines. So bring your own water, beverages and snacks!

The next morning when my husband called downstairs to book a ghost tour, the notorious Alex was the employee who answered. He then proceeded to tell my husband that "the hotel does not book tours, but if we wanted to come downstairs there were some brochures." I called back and asked for the manager. He of course was not there. Alex then told me that he could not book our tour because (this is the best part) there was "a lot of negotiating that goes into booking tours and we need to do it ourselves." Alex needs to find another job perhaps not in the service industry. We indeed called and booked our own tour and paid for it by phone. There was no negotiating. We stated a time and the tour company stated the place and price. That was it. No negotiatons!!

When the website references an 'ice cream bar' each night , that is exactly what they mean - a klondike ice cream bar. We had 4 people in our suite that could sleep 6 and each night we had only 2 bars left in our freezer.

Overall we were very dissatisfied with our stay. The staff were very unprofessional and unhelpful. The hotel was overpriced for the accomodations and service. Stay at the Savannah Hyatt instead - it is right on the river and it really has spectacular views!

  • Liked — Location and proximity to River Street
  • Disliked — Staff, service, misrepresentations in advertisements on website, .......
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2007

We recently returned from a stay at The Olde Harbour Inn in Savannah, GA. Our riverview suite was very spacious and comfortable with a full kitchen. The continental breakfast was decent . The wine and cheese hour and delivery of Klondike bars and water to the room in the evening was a nice touch. The Inn is in a great location for touring the Historic District. I agree with the previous posts...the Colonel was great! The only negative I find is that they allow pets in certain rooms...while I am an animal lover, I don't think they should be allowed in hotels. There was a dog in one of the suites next to ours and it barked anytime someone came into the hall. Being in a strange environment is probably nervewracking to a dog.
If you're a Paula Deen fan take her tour...you'll get a ticket and be able to reserve for lunch or dinner. We had Cindy for a tour guide..she was a hoot. Lunch at Uncle Bubba's is included in the price...food was delicious at both places!
Mrs. Wilkes dining room is also a must...great southern food.
Take an on/off Trolley tour...great way to see the Historic District.
We loved Savannah and would go back again but probably in the Spring or Fall.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Longview, WA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2007

Our first trip to Savannah was wonderful. We booked online and were pleasantly surprised when we walked into our room. It was huge with a full kitchen, great breakfast, wine and cheese in the eve. and ice cream bars delivered every night. The entire staff was friendly and inviting. They seemed to love their jobs and "Southern Hospitality" was obvious. The Colonel was the best. He has wonderful stories to tell and we would go back just to visit with him!! The location of the Inn was within walking distance to everything and everyone in Savannah that we met was very gracious. The humidity was very high but we managed by ducking into shops, pubs, and hotels. It was a great time!

Stayed July 2007
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Additional Information about Olde Harbour Inn

Address: 508 East Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401
Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown , Historic District - North
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Savannah
#11 Romantic Hotel in Savannah
#17 Family Hotel in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Olde Harbour Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1892, the Olde Harbour Inn was once a bluff-side warehouse overlooking the Savannah River. Now a spacious and elegant bed and breakfast inn, it is the only establishment in Savannah where you can sleep in a historic building featuring large suites overlooking the Savannah River.Olde Harbour Inn provides more than just an ordinary hotel room for your stay in Savannah. Our spacious one and two-bedroom suites provide all of the comforts of home, with the extra amenities you'd expect from a luxurious vacation. Your Pets are Welcome too! Savannah is a very dog-friendly town, and Olde Harbour Inn is the perfect place to stay with your pet for a nominal fee. Please call us in advance to check availability.From First Friday on the River to the famous St. Patrick's Day Celebration, River Street is the place to be in Savannah. Olde Harbour Inn is located on the east end of River Street in Emmet Park, near the Waving Girl statue by River Street Marketplace. ... more   less 
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