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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Azalea Inn And Gardens
- Azalea Inn & Gardens Hotel Savannah