The President's Quarters posts some newspaper reviews of their "new" facility that are 20 years old.
The old girl is getting another facelift, and we stayed in one of the recently refurbished rooms - the Woodrow Wilson Suite on the 4th floor. It is a 2-story suite where the bedroom is in a loft that sort of overlooks the dining area downstairs. There's a full bath up and a half bath down. The sofabed in the sitting room is reasonably comfortable. The one thing that marred an otherwise excellent room were the VERY dirty windows that hadn't been cleaned since the room had been renovated. There are nice views from that level that really couldn't be enjoyed.
Checkin was handled well, and the cool drink was very welcome. The small elevator was very welcome for moving bags up to the room - even if the architecture of the addition that houses it is a bit iffy.
The hot breakfast, served inside or out, was quite good, with interesting choices that change daily. In anticipation of a departure before breakfast on our last day, I asked for some simple items to put in our fridge the night before, and was given a nice helping of granola, a couple of bananas and some milk. Just right, and fresh coffee was ready downstairs when we were leaving.
Savannah itself is in need of a good scrub and some serious weedwacking. It's fun to walk from square to square, reading the history of each and looking at the great antebellum and Victorian architecture (and the President's Quarters is in a very convenient location to do so), but Savannah has a long way to go before it will offer the graciously restored feeling of Charleston. There are good places to eat, too, and the Savannah Grill is definitely one of them.
One thing we really appreciated - free parking in a lot right at the hotel.
- Also Known As:
- The Presidents` Quarters Hotel
- The Presidents` Quarters Hotel Savannah
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featured on "Wheel of Fortune" and Voted "Best Savannah B&B / Inn" six years, Presidents' Quarters Inn exudes charming ways of the American South. This historic and private bed-and-breakfast hotel (16 overly spacious executive quarters; ca. 1855) is a time-honored place of beauty on Oglethorpe Square and featured in Southern Living, "The South's Most Scenic Drives" (August 2012). Guest favorites are the walkable historic district location, private courtyard, balconies, free parking, elevator, WiFi, lovely breakfast, wine hour & extraordinary southern hospitality. General Robert E. Lee was an overnight guest. The 'Trust Lot' was the first residence site of Georgia's First Royal [British] Governor (ca. 1735). It was a movie location for "Roots" television mini-series. ... more less