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“Wonderful b&b in heart of Savannah” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ballastone Inn
Ranked #19 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful b&b in heart of Savannah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband stayed for one night while visiting Savannah. We appreciated the great location which is walking distance to the main tourist sites and restaurants. The home is beautifully restored, and the rooms are well appointed. We were in a room in the bottom level. The courtyard was a nice place to sit and enjoy a drink, and to eat breakfast. There were nibblies in the afternoon, and the breakfast was very good (hot or cold)
We would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Windsor Heights, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

We just returned from our annual anniversary trip to Savannah and the Ballastone. We have been regular guests at the Ballastone for the past twelve (12) plus years. Each visit has met or exceeded our high expectations. The Ballastone staff is A #1. The Manager (Melissa) is top notch. The owner (Jennifer) is a caring and hands-on operator; her attention to detail is quite apparent. We have referred many friends and family members to the Ballastone; they have likewise (without exception) fallen in love with the Inn. Two years ago we treated our entire extended family (16 of us in total) to a weekend at the Ballastone; it was a wonderful experience for all of us. The Ballastone treats us like family. They totally rock and are #1 in our book. We would never stay anyplace else while visiting Savannah. We can't wait for our next return trip. Jim/Carol from Iowa.

Room Tip: We enjoy top floor rooms the most. But there isn't a bad room in the entire Inn.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carol L
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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Ballastone with 3 other couples. The accommodations we exceptional. The staff exceeded our expectations. They were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to do things for us. They have an excellent chef who prepares delicious breakfasts. Also, High Tea had wonderful fresh homemade delicacies. They also provided hors'derves at the dinner hour The location was perfect. When we returned to the Inn after dinner we found complimentary Port Wine and Sherry out which provided an extra touch. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Each of the 4 couples had a different room style and all were wonderful!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cindy N
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Columbia, SC
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

We could not believe this place could get any better; we returned because of our last great experience here, but this time The Ballastone has improved (if that's possible!) their service and food beyond what was already great, to fantastic! My compliments to Ozzie, the chef, to Melissa, the manager, and to Jennifer, the owner, for never being satisfied with status quo and adding extra quality to this already delightful place. What an absolute bargain!

Thank you, thank you. The Ballastone is now on our Savannah "must do" list.

Room Tip: Just ask for Melissa or Christine - you can't go wrong with either one.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Ballastone Inn is perfect for a couples getaway. It is centrally located which is awesome if you are in town to explore Historic Savannah. The Inn offers many convenient amenities: free Chef's Choice breakfast, afternoon tea, hor'duerves at 6, helpful and friendly staff, and nightly turn-down service. Our room was on the top floor, Rhett's Retreat, and the furnishings were extremely comfortable. My only suggestion: if you don't want to hear creaky floorboards as people walk around above you, then book a top-level room, as I noticed everything creaked as we moved around the room. My husband and I agree: we will stay here if we visit Savannah again. A sidebar: "Things to Do While in Savannah" - eat family-style at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, tour the Owen-Thomas House, use the bike rickshaw services (save your feet!), eat a burger at the Crystal Beer Parlor, enjoy the nightlife at Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar, and visit when SCAD is holding their Chalk Art Festival in Forsyth Park.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BeckyL-FL
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Brisbane
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights here recently and the quality of the accommodation is exceptional the ladies who run this establishment take such good care of you you really don't want to leave. This combined with the beauty of the house and it's convenient location made it a truly memorable experience for us...we just loved it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OzfamilyBrisbane
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pennsylvania
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Wow! It will be hard to list why the Ballastone Inn is so exceptional! We just returned from an Easter vacation stay with the entire family and had five rooms at this beautiful inn. We had rooms on three of the four floors and they were all wonderful. Everyone in the family had an enjoyable stay. What really makes this inn so wonderful is the attentive and friendly staff. They are very professional and personal at the same time. The breakfasts and afternoon tea are wonderful and the location is the best. We felt as pampered as the many "famous guests" that frequent the inn. Savannah is such a pretty city and the Ballastone Inn is the perfect place to stay - it compliments the ambiance of the "old south". We are very seasoned travelers and believe me .... this is one of the best. We miss everyone there already !!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank momofthreepa
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Additional Information about Ballastone Inn

Property: Ballastone Inn
Address: 14 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401-3707
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballastone Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a romantic bed and breakfast in Savannah GA steps to everything in the center of the Historic District. Our Savannah GA B&B features delectable breakfasts every morning, high tea on sterling silver every afternoon, and evening hors d'oeuvres with drinks at the elegant antique bar. Our 4 Diamond Savannah bed and breakfast is dedicated to gracious southern service with top rate 24-hour concierge. Romantic suites, free off-street parking and a private elevator rival the offerings of other Savannah luxury hotels! ... more   less 
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