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Justine Inn Savannah
Ranked #5 of 30 Savannah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 13, 2008

Now I do and The Olde Savannah Inn is it!!

But I really shouldn't have been surprised based on the reviews here, which is how I found this jewel. My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in the Renasissance Room for 3 nights. It's on the second floor. There are plenty of pictures already here of the bedroom and private bathroom, both of which are romantic and large. So I won't add to the collection. Suffice it to say that Kathleen, the lovely owner, spared no expense when putting it together. Beautiful chandeliers in both the bedroom and the bathroom. Gorgeous travertine tiles cover the walls and floor of the bathroom where there is a pedestal sink and a claw foot tub with a shower. She very recently added a nice flat screen TV to the bedroom. We used the gas fireplace which is on a timer so you can fall asleep with it still on. The king size bed is the most comfortable we have ever slept on and I kept threatening to steal those incredible pillows.

The only thing that made us think about getting out of bed in the morning was to make sure we didn't miss the 9:00am breakfast. And what a breakfast! Others here have quite appropriately raved about them. We weren't disappointed. In fact, shortly before our visit a few weeks ago, I called Kathleen to ask whether she had any healthy choices on the menu for my wife. Such as Cool Whip lite instead of the full octane version she prepares (which she makes herself, by the way--it's to die for). Well, she couldn't bring herself to buy the fake stuff but she did buy 3 cookbooks specializing in healthy receipes for our visit and prepared a scrumptious breakfast using one of the new receipes.

But that's just typical of Kathleen and her Devotion, with the proverbial capital D, to pampering, pampering and pampering. There was wine every afternoon. There was a gourmet dessert waiting for us after returning from dinner each night, along with some port. We have stayed in lots and lots of B&B in the US but none of them were on a mission to please like Kathleen. Without my asking, she offered to let me borrow her car to make an emergency run to a local store. Now that's southern hospitality, from a northerner no less!!

The location of the B&B is also very good. It's at the southern edge of the historical district, just a block from beautiful Forsyth Park. There are many historical homes and good restaurants within an easy and safe 10 minute walk. If you want to go to the river, where the commercial district is centered, it's about a 20 minute walk due north past several beautiful squares and one gorgeous home after another. A very safe and pleasant walk; if you're slow of foot, allow about 30 minutes or take a cab.

One hint about the breakfast. Although the portions are huge, if you want only a half order or so, let her know in advance. She hates wasting food and I don't blame her! She's too good of a cook for that.

If you're looking for a romantic getaway, this is the place. All the rooms and common areas are beautifully decorated. And the hospitality and service is beyond compare. Truly a 6 star experience.

We miss Kathleen and Dakota already. But we'll renew acquaintances the next time we're in town.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2008

My wife and I paid about $400 a night to stay in the Versailles Room at the Olde Savannah Inn on a Wednesday and Thursday in early April.

The inn is in Savannah's historic district one block from Forsyth Park and about a mile from Bay Street.

The inn keeper, Kathleen, goes overboard to please her guests.

I asked her to suggest restaurants and tour companies. After conferrring with me twice, Kathleen ended up booking all four reservations we needed. She has good taste. All the restaurants and tours were excellent. (The Pink House, Elizabeths on 37th, Classic Car Ghost Tour, Horse and carriage ride.)

Breakfast was included with the price of our room. Kathleen makes a lot of great, high-calorie food. When she found out I was trying to eat healthy, she went out of her way to fry me a couple of eggs.

Kathleen likes to talk to her guests and encourages them to speak to each other. Anyone who is looking for a lot of privacy might have to ask for it or find another inn. But if you're the chatty type, you could find yourself with some quick friends.

The Versailles Room has enormous bathroom with a Jacuzzi, bath tub and shower. The bedroom was suprisingly quiet for being in such an old house. The floor boards didn't squeak. I never heard our neighbors.

Overall, I'd say we had a great stay.

  • Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed April 7, 2008

Stayed for a romantic long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Savannah. It was our first time in Savannah and we did extensive research on the B&B options. Kathleen's lovely Olde Savannah Inn was in our top two after the research and remains there after our stay.

From her tasteful meals (including night time desserts!), to the eccentric piano playing Diana Rogers, to Kathleen's engaging conversation... we found the whole stay and experience very enjoyable. Of course the rooms were beautiful to look at and even better to lay your head down each night. The Inn itself was located close to the beautiful Forsythe park and in relatively comfortable walking distance to all major sights most are interested in (if you don't like to walk extensively like we do, then you always have options for a Pedicab bicycle transportation or even the formal Old Town Trolley tours which we really enjoyed ourselves on day 1 -- regardless, plan on leaving your car parked at any Inn you stay at).

We found overall that the Inn was charming and added to our whole experience. What Kathleen lacks from her Northern heritage :) , she makes up for in her genuine desire to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. Hospitality is hospitality, whether you're from Boston or the deep South! :) I recommend you give her Inn a shot if you're looking for cozy Inn that pays attention to the details.

So you know that I'm a real person, we did find one thing we could have done without. We had minor issues with shower water pressure varying each morning (we think when other guests and/or washing were all competing for limited resources)... they were so minor we didn't even bring them up to Kathleen in our stay -- you're going to get things like that whenever you stay at an older historic B&B. Just roll with it, and we don't change the rating from Excellent because it was really very minor. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2008

The Olde Savannah Inn was the perfect place for our long weekend of R&R. The Innkeeper went out of her way to take care of us. She made all our reservations and called all our cabs. She also makes a delicious breakfast and has the cutiest black lab I have ever seen. He sings to the saxaphone. Our room was beautiful and the Inn itself had great ambiance. We loved it!

Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed March 31, 2008

My wife, Stacy, and I are looking for places south of Pittsburgh to relocate – at least for a time in the winter. Toward that end, we are interviewing cities throughout the South. Savannah’s turn came the weekend of March 22 & 23. We selected The Olde Savannah Inn from all the others. Boy, were we glad about that. We arrived late in the evening. Kathleen, owner and hostess, waited up for us and welcomed us with hugs and kisses. That was the beginning of a delightful weekend in a beautiful little city in Georgia.

Kathleen guided us to our room, the “Provence”, where she let us take in the stunning décor. The bed was adorned in the most European tradition -- a working fireplace and the robes – the robes. We were given a guided tour of the rest of the house – the three other rooms were equally divine. The “Versailles” was amazing – probably still is.

Lest we forget, the Old Savannah Inn is a bed and breakfast. We slept very well in the bed, but were totally unprepared for the breakfasts. They were works of art. There isn’t a way to describe them to you because they are ever-changing. I could talk about the apple-cinnamon pancakes topped with strawberries and homemade whipped cream or the omelet loaded with apple-cured bacon and three cheeses and a few hash browns -- stellar. However, there is no sense talking about them because every breakfast is different than that last – no two will ever be alike.

Then there’s Dakota, a big, shy, totally devoted to Kathleen, black Lab. He assisted several of us with our breakfasts and delightfully greeted us with a wagging tail.

Kathleen is a wonderful hostess. She catered to our every whim, offering to call Peddycabs, taxis, or arrange for reservations on any of the tours or at any of the million restaurants. Kathleen is from Boston – Yank meets Reb in Savannah. Her B&B really has the feel of the Olde South yet it is undeniable that there is culture drawn from both – Boston & the South. What a combination. By the way, CALL NOW! Kathleen has availability in May…a great time to visit a gorgeous, friendly and little city.

Savannah is a great place to go and the Olde Savannah Inn is the best place to stay. Stacy and I will return – maybe to stay. Who knows?

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2008

Our stay at the Olde Savannah Inn over St. Patrick's Day weekend was truly extraordinaire. Kathleen Dupuis, the Inn owner, and her devoted companion, Dakota met us at the door with the warmth of someone you would consider a dear friend. Our room was spectacular with additional personal touches that were added to ensure our comfort. Each morning we were greeted with the fantastic aroma of meals that were being prepared especially for us. Our breakfasts were unbelievably savory, not to mention quite memorable.

The Inn was truly charming and Kathleen and Dakota both succeeded is making us feel very special during our stay. I would encourage others to share in the experience in staying at such a fine establishment
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  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2008

The location is very good, the decor is better and the ambience better still, all crowned by superb hospitality, a helpful innkeeper and one of the best breakfast tables we have been fortunate enough to sit at.

Our experience at the Olde Savannah Inn is one we shall try to repeat and will not hesitate to recommend to others.

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Address: 217 E Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401-5611 (Formerly The Olde Savannah Inn)
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Savannah
Price Range: $165 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Justine Inn Savannah 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Justineinn, previously the Olde Savannah Inn, is a five bedroom exquisite privately owned refurbished inn elegantly designed in 2006 in French Renaissance. This is a rare inn with its extraordinary uniqueness and caters to the highest level of detail. This inn is a must see. ... more   less 
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