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14 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401-3707
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#9 of 128 hotels in Savannah
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Classical Italiante four stories of elegance. Build in 1838. Elevator to all floors! No stairs to climb. Escape to a romantic boutique hotel steps to everything in the center of the Historic District. Our Savannah GA hotel features self serve coffee and delectable bits with your morning coffee, cocktails beer and wine at the elegant antique bar. Our 4 Diamond Savannah hotel is dedicated to gracious southern service. . Romantic suites, a private elevator and 24-hour surveillance rival the offerings of other Savannah luxury hotels! Charming courtyard dining area for your evening glass of wine or cold beer. Best location in the city restaurants all walkable. Centrallly located to all shops and sites. Bull and Oglethorpe center of the Historic District.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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rpbMI wrote a review Jul 21
Ada, Michigan
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Ballastone!! It was absolutely beautiful! From the time you walk in the front door you feel like you have stepped back in time. Our room was on the 4th floor - the top floor (there is an elevator to take your luggage up) but we used the stairs the rest of the time just to get the feeling of actually living there. There was just so much to look at each time we went up and down! Our room was outstanding and the housekeeping was impeccable. It was so nice to return from our adventures each day to a nicely made up room. As I researched places to stay, most are still not doing maid service. There is coffee 24/7 and each morning a nice breakfast is set out in the parlor (homemade granola, yogurt, bagels, cut up fresh fruit, and an assortment of pastries). Christine was so much fun to talk with and so helpful! She was so patient with all of our questions and gave us so many wonderful recommendations of restaurants and things to see. The location is right in the middle of the historic district so all of the main sights are in walking distance. We look forward to returning some day!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Cathy R wrote a review May 2021
Hotel's Favorite
Staycation for our anniversary and we were over covid! We treated ourselves to a downtown getaway at the Ballastone and had a wonderful time. We loved the bar area and the courtyard area the best. We were impressed by the historic preservation and attention to detail at every turn. The owner even joined us for breakfast and that's how we found out she has a real French chef! She makes beautiful pastries. We will go back - as it's in the heart of walking at night and we finally made it to Plant Riverside and the Moon roof top lounge - spectacular!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Lori B. wrote a review Jul 11
Disappointing is an understatement. After reading the great reviews, my wife and I booked two nights at The Ballastone Inn. Derek greeted us, began check-in process, then proceeded to abandon us standing at the desk with no explanation, then someone from the back office strolled out and finished checking us in. Upon entering the room, it was immediately apparent that "Historic" and "dirty" have the same meaning to the people who operate this business. Our shower curtain had mildew, there was a thick coat of dust around the floor boards and crumbs and a bobby pin under the bed. The Bathroom sink was clogged, as well as the tub. The A/C only set to 70, so sleeping was miserable, as it was the month of June and adding to the misery was the loud rumbling of the A/C unit, along with the rock hard bed and bedding that felt like it had not been laundered. Luckily, we had brought along sanitizing wipes, and used half of the container wiping the room down. On one evening, I went to the bar to order a drink, and Derek was there chatting away with another guest. I stood there a moment waiting for Derek, he then walked behind the bar and turned the light out and told me he was closing it down for the night, although, it was five minutes to closing the bar. Derek told me that he needed to get home. I left and went back to the room, and my wife and I decided to walk around the Inn a bit, and we saw Derek sitting at the desk, looking like he had no particular place to be, but just ten minutes prior, he had refused to pour a drink for me, which would have taken all of less than a minute. We noticed that he stayed at the desk another half hour at least and then left. We never had breakfast, as they only offer honey buns that you can pick up at any convenience store, and they also offered boxed cereal. There was a slim selection of Keurig coffee and tea, and no decaf to be found. It could just be us, but we expected more from a B&B charging these prices. Christine checked us out, and since she asked how our stay was, we let her know about the issues and that we were disappointed. Her first response was "you should have told us earlier". For the prices, we do not feel that it is our responsibility to let them know that they should replace the $5 mildewed shower curtain, and run a mop around the floor, and unclog the sink and tub. The last thing that we wanted to do is spend our vacation time waiting on someone to come in and clean, while we are staying in the room. Christine seemed genuinely mortified, and especially interested that Derek had shut the bar down early on me, but then basically told me that I should have pressed him for a drink. Again, this is not professional and I was not there to train them on how to run a stellar B&B. Christine ended our conversation by promising that the owners would be reaching out to us, as she felt that our experience was unacceptable. It's been a full month, and we still have never heard from anyone from The Ballastone Inn. There are too many beautiful and well run B&Bs in Savannah that we have stayed in, we'll be sure to cross this one off the list.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Summer S wrote a review Jun 2021
Greenville, South Carolina
My husband surprised me with a weekend stay at the Ballastone Inn! To put simply, the Ballastone is jaw dropping. If you are looking for a romantic getaway that submerges you in the rich history of the town.. this is the place for you! During our time in Savannah, we were able to peek into other infamous Inns in the town- but nothing comes close to the beauty of the Ballastone. From walls of impeccable decor to the the friendly, professional staff we were pleased and delighted to ring in our one year anniversary here! We will definitely be booking a romantic stay here again soon!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ember wrote a review Jun 2021
After a 12 hour drive, 4 month reservation at Foley House which said upon our arrival...."Sorry but the air isn't working in your room. you'll need to stay somewhere else." This was 5pm and didn't know what to do. The Ballastone was so gracious and accommodating. "Jimmy" the manager was so helpful and kind. He got us all calmed down, relaxed and took us to our rooms. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, clean, and comfortable. This place is a winner in our books. Foley House....DON'T EVEN GIVE THEM THE TIME! And....The Ballastone Inn, they actually have a very quaint bar in the hotel, and a beautiful private court yard.
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Date of stay: June 2021
$154 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballastone Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ballastone Inn?
Nearby attractions include Nightly Spirits (0.1 miles), SCADstory (0.3 miles), and Webb Military Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballastone Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Ballastone Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Ballastone Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballastone Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, paid public parking on-site, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballastone Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's At The Jepson, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge, and Leopold's Ice Cream.
Is Ballastone Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Savannah.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballastone Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Savannah Historic District (0.5 miles), Sorrel Weed House (0.2 miles), and Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (0.3 miles).