How can I sum up the past three days in Savannah? Terrific to say the least. We loved the East Bay Inn and the wonderful staff that serves it. Parking is a problem for all but includes everyone that goes to the historic district for a stay.
Concerning staff: I have to mention Melinda, Jennifer, Julie, and Shelia at the front desk. They were most accommodating and I loved them all. "Melvin the bellman" was a hoot" and I could not stop giving him "tips" for his service levels. Their comment when I left was...."we don't get many people like you but when we do, it makes us appreciate our positions here at the hotel." Suffice it to say, I was always chiding them on every occasion I got.
My hat is off to "Ronnie" the manager as he helped me find an ex-coworker in Savannah from over 35 years ago. Where do you get service like that......only in the South where friends are friends forever.
Beware of the "haunted city" as we stayed in a haunted room. We had no trouble at all but "Charlie" would not let the phone work nor the thermostat until service staff "Steven" made it possible with an override command that took 30 minutes to complete. It's our understanding that "Charlie" wants things to be just his way. Be sure and take the "ghost tour" in a converted hearse so that you can understand more of what I am speaking of.
Great place to stay, close proximity to everything, and beautiful rooms with 18 ft. ceilings to boot. Built in 1854, this cotton warehouse is now a wonderful hotel and full to the brim with history.
The location of this hotel is great with a view of the River Walk just 50 yards away. The City Market is only five blocks away and an easy walk for all.
Be sure and ask for 'Melvin, the Bellman" when you get there! You will not be disappointed.