Savannah's Quaint B&Bs Blend a Bygone Era With Modern-day Amenities

The mere thought of Savannah usually conjures up visions of horse-drawn carriages, graceful live oak trees swathed in sexy Spanish moss and stately 19th-century mansions aligned along lush parks and cobblestone streets. Fortunately for visitors to this genteel Southern city, many of these mansions have been converted into comfortable B&Bs offering Old World touches backed up by modern-day amenities. Picture yourself tucked into one of these enchanting accommodations, surrounded by rich antiques and luxurious surroundings echoing the city's past, all wrapped up in the proverbial lap of luxury. Top that off with sumptuous breakfasts - and often afternoon teas and evening wine tastings - and it's a definite match made in heaven. There are so many options to choose from, starting with the striking Hamilton-Turner Inn, the Kehoe House, the Gastonian or Ballastone Inn, which has added high tea to their delectable offerings. The Foley House Inn wows guests with an authentic Southern breakfast, while the Olde Savannah Inn dishes up gourmet breakfasts with fresh pastries, French press coffee and more. If you're traveling with a larger group, Armstrong Inns offer several suites and individual houses in different locations. If you check into one of these, you'll enjoy all of the perks of a B&B, but with a little more privacy. The city's oldest inn, 17Hundred90 promises not only lovely accommodations, but they might even throw in the resident ghost, if you're open to that sort of experience.

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Conveniently located in the Historic District, 17Hundred90 is Savannah's oldest inn and a top choice for visitors in search of creature comforts - and ghosts. According to local lore, a woman suffering the pangs of unrequited love jumped from...  Read More

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You'll feel like you've stepped back in time when you stay at this late 19th-century Italianate townhouse with the ornate verandah. Located just one block from Forsyth Park, bygone touches include rocking chairs, an old Steinway piano and good...  Read More


Built in 1886, the Catherine Ward House is considered to be one of the best examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture in Savannah. Located just one block from Forsyth Park in the Victorian District, the charming bed and breakfast has...  Read More

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Touted as "Savannah's Most Romantic Inn," the Ballastone offers a treasure trove of period furniture, antiques and authentic reproductions in its 19th-century perch in the Historic District. Built as a private residence in 1838, it was expanded...  Read More

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Located on Lafayette Square in the heart of the Historic District, the Hamilton-Turner Inn is one of the most photographed buildings in the city. The striking Second Empire-style mansion was built in 1873 as a private residence and has worn many...  Read More

For anyone visiting Savannah and looking for the charm (and convenience) of a B&B, combined with some private space, Armstrong Inns is a good choice. Accommodations are located in a house with two suites - with private entrances - and can be...  Read More

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Just steps from Forsyth Park the five beautifully appointed rooms in the Olde Savannah Inn are tucked into an elegant 19th-century house, replicating an Old World French Renaissance ambiance. Delicate chandeliers and priceless antiques are an...  Read More

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Mouth-watering Southern-style breakfasts and freshly-baked pastries kick start the perfect stay at this centrally located B&B, which is comprised of two adjoining historic mansions on Chippewa Square. When the sun goes down, tasty appetizers are...  Read More

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Luxury and elegance combine at the charming Kehoe House overlooking Columbia Square in the heart of the Historic District. The 13-room inn, tucked into a 19th-century Renaissance Revival mansion features luxe European linens, elegant...  Read More

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Photo courtesy of Kehoe House

Tucked into two 19th century Regency-Italianate style mansions in the heart of Savannah's charming Historic District near Forsyth Park, this "adults-only" B&B offers couples the perfect romantic escape. The 17 elegant guest rooms offer unique -...  Read More


Meet Michelle da Silva Richmond

Michelle da Silva Richmond is an award-winning travel editor and member of the Society of American Travel Writers and other journalism organizations. 

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