For the very practical, the location is a quick, scenic 15 minute ride to the island, the price is right, the rooms are large, and the breakfasts are delightful.....but that is only a small part of the magic of staying at Brunswick Manor.
First, there is Rusty! There is a reason why almost all of the other reviewers rave about our favorite all-time inn keeper. Not to diminish all of the things he did for us that made our stay so enjoyable, but per my wife's description, Rusty is "a lovable, cuddly Southern gentleman". It started out with a glass of wine upon arrival and ended with Rusty's short cut back to Atlanta that eliminated at least half of the dreaded, boring Interstate 16. Rusty had shopping tips, dining suggestions (to include making reservations for us), and a ton of endearing stories.
Second is the Manor itself. Wow! Their websites photos are true to reality if not a bit understated. Its street presence is an eyeful, the interior a well-decorated historical statement, and the rooms and beds are comfortable, large, and.....just really nice! So nice that my wife and I both stood there grinning at the doorway to our room.
Finally, the breakfasts in the dining room! Again my wife's quote, "That was just right! I loved the coffee, enjoyed the quiche/biscuits and gravy/fresh fruit/whatever was the choice of the morning...but what I really liked was that Rusty joined us." The other guests at the table were as diverse as the choices for breakfast, another reason we enjoy the B&B experience.
For a true Southern experience, you would do well with spending time at the Brunswick Manor. Tell Rusty that it was John and Jeri's review that brought you to the Manor. He'll just grin! We loved his smile....and you will, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, this historic bed and breakfast is in historic downtown Brunswick, the Gateway to the Golden Isles. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brunswick Manor Hotel Brunswick