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“Overnight excellence” 4 of 5 stars
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Azalea Inn & Gardens
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   217 East Huntingdon Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 39 Savannah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Miami, FL
1 review
“Overnight excellence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2008

I was moving from New York City to Miami. It turned out the most economical way to do it was for my boyfriend to fly up and then for us to rent a truck and drive down to Florida.
Since I'd always wanted to visit Savannah, that seemed like the best half-way point for us to rest for the night during our drive. I started researching a few properties by looking on Google maps and a few travel websites. Because of the added restriction of needing to park a large moving truck, it was rather difficult to find a property able to accommodate us, even though it was only for one night.
When I called Azalea Inn, I spoke directly with one of the owners, Teresa, and she was so helpful and assured me that the truck would be safely parked in their on-site parking lot (which turned out to be visible from our balcony, perfect if we had wanted to check on it during the night).
Teresa told me about the different rooms they had available for the night we would be there and I chose the least expensive one (it didn't have a garden view, but a balcony and a jacuzzi tub). She told me a full homemade southern-style breakfast was included in the price and I was sold. I informed her we might be arriving late as we had a long drive planned for that day and she said she'd make a note of it and provide us directions for getting into the after-hours key box.
As it was, someone was still there when we arrived. She was very helpful and gave us the full tour and then showed us to our room. We were so exhausted from loading the truck all day the day before and then driving all day that we headed to the closest restaurant (located on the corner) for a quick dinner, then came back to bed. I was looking forward to a bath in the jacuzzi but it turned out to be much louder and more forceful than i had expected so we begged off in favor of showers and then climbed wearily into bed. The robes provided were luxurious, as were the sheets and all of the pillows. The complimentary bottles of water were a nice touch too.
Breakfast was scrumptious - served by Teresa and an assistant in the main dining room with a good portion of the guests present. Everything was delicious, from the homemade biscuits with warm maple butter to the poached pear to the quiche.
After breakfast we took a stroll to explore some of historic Savannah. We passed by several shops, a couple quaint parks, many elaborate houses similar to the one Azalea Inn occupies as well as the Savannah College of Art & Design & the park that was featured in the film "Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil".
Overall, we had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend anyone else visiting the Savannah area to stay there. I only wish we had been able to stay longer and lounge out by the pool in the garden.

  • Liked — everything else
  • Disliked — jacuzzi
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oklahoma City, OK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

This is a great place to stay in Savannah. The home is very Southern and the rooms are appointed in the same manner. We loved having a balcony to sit on while we sipped wine in the afternoon. The evening sherry was also a nice touch . Teresa's breakfasts are fantastic and she was nice enough to share her recipes with me. And I would be remiss if I failed to mention Joey, Teresa and Jake's adorable Yorkie, who adopted our group one afternoon for several hours. Teresa is highly entertaining and will keep you laughing all the time.

  • Liked — Joey, Teresa and the breakfasts.
  • Disliked — The small bathroom.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

My husband and I traveled to Savannah for our ten year wedding anniversary. We picked the Azalea Inn and were extremely pleased with our choice. Teresa and her staff made us feel welcome and left no detail untouched. We had champagne in our room upon arrival, cold water awaited us after we spent the day seeing the sights, the accommodations were extravagant, the food was magnificent, and the grounds were spectacular! We've also never had such great water pressure when we have been away...the shower was awesome.

This Inn is located on the southern side of the historic district. It's a bit further away from the major attractions, but we appreciated the calm and quiet - there was a bit too much hustle and bustle around a lot of the other inns. Savannah is small enough that the extra 5 minute walk or two minute cab ride was worth the peace and quiet. We spent a rainy Sunday morning reading on one of the porches and all we heard was the chirping of birds and the soothing sound of the rain. It was absolute bliss.

We had a delightful time touring Savannah on foot and we fell in love with both the city and the Inn. Teresa and her staff were delightful in every way!!! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

We stayed one night at the Azalea Inn on a long road trip back to Canada from Florida in early May.

Other reviews mention the "seedy" neighbourhood, and when we first arrived, I was concerned to see the neighbouring Probation Centre and what looked like a low-rent apartment building. However, there were no problems, and we found it quiet. Our room faced the front, and had a nice balcony with a large magnolia tree and leafy street view in one direction, and unfortunately, a rather ugly communication tower in the other.

The room was fairly small, but comfortable and nicely decorated. The bathroom, however, was an unpleasant surprise. It was not in keeping with the room, was extremely shabby and desperately in need of an upgrade. The wooden blind on one of the bedroom windows could not be easily raised, and fell to pieces (by the look of it, not for the first time) when we tried.

The private parking lot was a positive feature, given the tales of parking difficulties at other Savannah B&B's. The garden and pool area is very nice. Breakfast was fine, but not exceptional.

The location was a short and pleasant walk to the river, through some of the squares. We ate at Vic's On The River, which was very good and which we would recommend.

  • Liked — Walking distance to river, balcony
  • Disliked — Bathroom, excessively cold central air not regulated from room, broken blind
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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F/V, NC
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

We stayed for four days at the Azalea Inn. The breakfasts are amazing! Definately something to jump out of bed for in the morning! Theresa's three dogs are absolutely adorable although only one (Joey) is allowed in the house for most of the day. He was so cute and gets constant attention by all of the guests! The staff was pleasant and friendly and always willing to help.

Afternoon wine and appetizers were wonderful as were the evening desserts left out on the sideboard for the guests' late night enjoyment. There are binders that have menus from all the local restaurants and the staff is willing to make your dinner arrangements. There is sherry in the living room and plenty of magazines and even a game box with all kinds of board games. We had a few vicious games of checkers during our stay...Ha!

We stayed for 3 nights in the Cotton Exchange Room. This room is spacious and very well done. Warm, romantic, clean, inviting and comfortable... If you can get this room, do it...well worth it.

Due to room availability, for our last night, we had to move from this suite to the Chinaberry room. While the room was nicely decorated as well, the bathroom was a disappointment. It was not decorated, had linoleum floors and looks like there had been attempts to update the bathroom with a spa tub. The spa tub was way too large for the room and seems to have been installed by someone who didn't know what they were doing. The walls were cut and filled with caulk. The tile didn't meet the tub and I suspect they may have some water damage since the tub was installed so improperly. There is a window in the bathtub which was moldy from getting wet each time someone showered. Someone had screwed aluminum rods across the windows and my guess is that it was done so that the person showering didn't lose their balance and fall out the window. I do not know if the owners have intentions of updating the bathrooms but they should consider it.

We also walked by the Live Oak Canopy room which was equally as nicely decorated, however, the bathroom in there is in equal disrepair. I believe there is a picture of the shower tray in the hotel photos. It could probably be easily replaced and should be because it was very dirty looking.

There are lovely gardens around the property and a beautiful swimming pool out back. It wasn't quite warm enough for us to enjoy it but it looked fabulous. Plenty of balconies and sitting areas to enjoy the outdoors.

It is a block away from the wonderful Forsyth Park. If you are walking out of the Inn and go to the left, there is a gigantic cell phone tower and a very tall building that looks like it is some low-income housing. The Probation office is also located in this area so there were some seedy looking types wandering around but we never had any issues with anyone and no one bothered us or our vehicles. If you go to the right, you can walk through some lovely neighborhoods on your way to the river and to the downtown area and avoid the 'ghetto' areas located in the opposite direction. Everything you could want is within walking distance to the Inn.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay there. I am just trying to give the 'total' review so don't let anything keep you from staying there. It was a lovely place. It just needs a few changes in the bathrooms to match the decor of the rooms. We would return given the opportunity to stay in Savannah again.

  • Liked — the breakfasts
  • Disliked — the bathrooms
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

My husband and I stayed two nights at The Azalea Inn in the Gentleman's Parlor. Teresa and her friendly staff provided warm, welcoming hospitality. The accommodations and facilities were sparkling clean, the decor charming, the breakfasts each morning scrumptious, and the extras like wine and hors d'oevres in the evening and the extensive portfolio of area menus were much appreciated. The parking was easy and the location convenient. We were able to walk everywhere in Savannah, which we just loved. While you are there, be sure to have Teresa book reservations at Alligator Soul. The food is exceptionally good. A stay at The Azalea Inn is the perfect Savannah experience. Enjoy!

  • Liked — Cleanliness, comfort, friendliness of staff.
  • Stayed April 2008, 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
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Sacramento
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

We enjoyed our stay at Azaela Inn. The room was large and the bed was very comfortable. The room and bath could have used some minor cosmetic fix-ups but overall was good. The owner was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was tasty and we enjoyed chatting with other guests. This B&B is within walking distance of the fun and interesting sites of historic Savannah. We would stay there again.

Stayed March 2008
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Address: 217 East Huntingdon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Azalea Inn & Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rendevous at the romantic Azalea Inn & gardens, an historic Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast inn (ca 1889) in the colonial Savannah garden district featuring parking, reinvented southern cuisine, heritage gardens, balconies, courtyard pool, and veranda with rockers. An ideal Savannah Georgia vacation idea, romantic wedding engagement place, scenic colonial coast tour, photographic walking vacation, boutique downtown shopping in the Design District, or just-because romantic or friends getaway. Ask about business travel rate, Sunday - Thursday. ... more   less 
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