Savannah is a beautiful city and the 1985 Inn is pretty much right in the center of everything. We were able to park our car and walk just about everywhere we wanted to go. The inn was nice enough to buy us a parking permit so we didn't have to pay for street parking while there. There are tons of restaurants, bars, shops, and historical sites within a short walking distance. River street was only a 10-minute walk through a safe and nice area.
The inn is beautifully decorated and is pretty much the cleanest place I've ever stayed. The bed was super comfortable and the room was amazing. It somehow was the perfect combination of being modern and updated while having an authentic antique feel. There are plenty of windows, but even though the street can be fairly loud when you're outside, the room was surprisingly quiet. The internet was free, and there was even a DVD library that was also free to guests! Come to think of it, I don't think there was a charge for anything other than the cost of the room.
There are only 4 rooms in this inn, so we got very personalized attention. Turndown service, clean towels, the works. There was a stocked fridge with sodas and water for the guests and they had a wine hour which was a pretty laid-back way to meet other guests and the innkeeper. They also offered a dessert later in the evening. Just a lot of little things that really made our trip special. The breakfast is more like a morning-themed Thanksgiving feast than any breakfast I've ever had. The food was amazing and there was LOTS of it.
But for us, the best part of the inn is the service you get. The innkeeper Ed was great. He seemed to know just about everything about every restaurant, attraction, and tour in Savannah, and his recommendations were spot-on. He was happy to take time to answer any question we had and he was just a super nice guy to chat with.
There's no question we'll be back. This is probably one of the best places I can think of for a romantic weekend (or weeklong) getaway.
- Also Known As:
- The 1895 Hotel
- The 1895 Hotel Savannah