Southern charm is everywhere in the city of Savannah. Add in a horse and carriage ride, unique architecture, and lots of history, and you have the perfect family vacation destination! You can easily rent an Airbnb near Tybee Beach while in Savannah. You could stay in any of the hotels that are located in and near the city. The best place to stay during a vacation in Savannah, though is one of the historic inns. The best historic inns of Savannah are located within the city’s neighborhoods. This makes them perfect for when you want to spend your days and nights exploring the city or heading out on ghost tours. Today, I am going to share my favorite historic inns of Savannah.
The Marshall House is a beautiful historic inn right in the heart of downtown Savannah. Its centralized location makes it the best choice when you know you will be doing a lot of walking around the city. Plus, it is right down the street from Leopold’s Ice Cream.
This historic inn was constructed in 1851. The Marshall House was used as a Union hospital during the Civil War. The rooms still have their original doors, floors, and many other architectural quirks. The clawfoot tub turned into a shower adds charm to the bathroom.
You can learn more about the history of this inn by walking through the hallways. That is where historic photographs and other documents are on display. Oh, and before I forget to mention this, The Marshall House is haunted. So, it matches perfectly with Savannah’s ghostly atmosphere.
Kehoe House is a beautiful inn located near Columbia Square and the Davenport House Museum. This inn was constructed in 1892. There are only thirteen guest rooms at this inn. So, you will definitely feel pampered during your stay. You can easily spend at least part of your day out on your balcony or on the covered side veranda. There is a private garden courtyard that is wonderful for relaxing too.
Many of the historic inns of Savannah were built in the mid to late 1800s. This includes the East Bay Inn, which was constructed in 1852. You will find this inn directly across from River Street. This makes it the best option for your family vacation if you know you will be spending a lot of time down by the river.
The Eliza Thompson House is an adults-only historic inn in Savannah. Therefore, you will only be able to stay here when you are on a family vacation with your adult children. This is the oldest of all the historic inns.
The Eliza Thompson House was the very first home built on Jones Street, which is only minutes from Forsyth Park. Eliza and Joseph Thompson raised their seven children in the home before it was turned into an inn.
The beautiful River Street Inn was once an old cotton warehouse. This historic inn overlooks the Savannah River. All the guest rooms offer original pine wood floors, authentic fireplaces, and exposed brick walls. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, which are perfect for capturing the views of the river and surrounding area.
When you walk into the atrium, you will instantly see the grand staircase. Stand there for a moment and wonder what this space would have been like more than two hundred years ago when the building was used as a cotton warehouse.
This historic inn of Savannah is actually two restored residential homes located on Gaston Street. The inn is located near Forsyth Park. There are only seventeen guest rooms here. They all have stunning chandeliers, working fireplaces, and private balconies.
You can easily walk to any of the squares in the city, as well as River Street and all the restaurants and coffee shops from The Gastonian.
The Olde Harbour Inn is in a wonderful location, close to the Savannah City Market and the Moon River Brewing Company. This inn is slightly more rustic than many of the others. That doesn’t mean you won’t fall in love with the tall ceilings and architectural details, though.
The guest rooms at this inn are quite spacious and are considered more apartments than standard rooms. This extra space will allow your family to spread out more during your stay.
The Hamilton-Turner Inn is near Lafayette Square in downtown Savannah. This building was constructed as a home for Samuel Pugh Hamilton in 1873. It wasn’t turned into an inn until 1997.
This luxurious inn will have you thinking you should have visited this city much sooner. After all, you won’t be able to resist the four-poster beds and high-end finishes. Oh, and don’t forget the southern charm!
These are my favorite historic inns of Savannah, but there are others you can choose to stay at during your family vacation. Simply tell me which historic inn will fulfill your families needs the most, and I will book your stay while planning the rest of your vacation in Savannah. Yes, it is as easy as that to mix luxurious accommodations with time at the beach and a few ghosts along the way.
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