My girlfriend and I stayed at here for a weekend trip. It's located near the outskirts of the Historic District in a very quiet area. The staff was very welcoming and accomodating. Offered to make dinner reservations for us that night. There is a private parking lot a block away, although we didn't drive anywhere once we arrived.
The overall decore matched the age of the houses. Wine and cheese happy hour from 5-6 each night was a nice way to settle down before dinner and meet the other guests, etc. Our breakfast was delicious, and the staff asked upon check-in whether we had food allergies or taste preferences. There was also a fully stocked bar available at any time, which was based on the honor system. Domestic beers for $5-6 and cocktails/wine about $8-9.
The front porch had about 10 padded rocking chairs to sit and relax, as well as few other outdoor sitting areas in the back. The upper floor rooms also had a shared balcony.
Forstyhe Park is just a few blocks away. This historic district is easily walkable, as the River Walk area is about 15-20 minutes away, mostly along shaded streets. If you plan on staying here and being out late at night, I would advise taking one of the many pedi-cabs back to the hotel. Some of the streets from the River Walk area/nightspots are very dark. While we didn't feel unsafe, we were also keeping an eye out. As with any city, you have your homeless people asking for change, etc.
One aspect of Savannah was the open container policy. As long as your drink is in a plastic cup, you can walk anywhere with it. The streets were very well maintained and clean. Just had to be careful where you walked on some of the brick/cobblestone streets.
While I we will go back to Savannah we may try a different B&B just to get a different feel. That being said, I would still recommend the DPH to my friends and family. The only complaint we really had was the lack of hot water for a morning shower. Maybe if we had gotten up around 6 or 7 there would have been some. i know others commented on the bulky outdated TVs in the rooms. While I agree, they could use updating, it wasn't much of a factor as we didn't plan on spending our time in the room watching TV, we were there to get out and explore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located within the nation’s largest urban Historic Landmark District, Dresser Palmer House, a historic Savannah bed and breakfast, offers an elegant southern vacation setting with quaint hospitality to delight the most discriminating traveler. Come stay at one of Savannah’s oldest and most exclusive locations, one block from world famous Forsyth Park.Built in 1876 by Henry Dresser and Samuel Palmer, this 11,000 square foot Italianate townhouse now operates as one of Savannah’s finest bed and breakfast inns, providing a variety of distinctive accommodations from king canopy beds and private baths to our ADA compliant lift and guest suite.At the Dresser Palmer House bed and breakfast in Savannah, you will find amenities normally seen in much larger hotels, coupled with the personal attention found only in the very best inns. We invite you to come and experience true southern hospitality at its finest. ... more less
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