The Best Bed and Breakfasts to Book in Savannah, Georgia

The Gastonian, a historic property spread over two 19th-century mansions, is perfect for a stay in Savannah
The Gastonian, a historic property spread over two 19th-century mansions, is perfect for a stay in Savannah | © The Gastonian / Expedia
Photo of Alexis James
22 December 2021

The oldest city in Georgia is also the most charismatic, with cobblestones, tram-lined streets and a floodlit riverside providing a warm introduction to traditional Southern charm. With a welcome so warm that even the dead don’t wish to leave, the other Savannah claim to fame is as an apparent hotspot for paranormal activity. If the prospect of spooky apparitions holds more fun than fear for you, some of the best bed and breakfasts in Savannah claim to be able to introduce you to their older residents. Here are our top picks of Savannah guesthouses – bookable on Culture Trip.

Azalea Inn and Villas, for individually styled rooms

A bed with two glasses of wine on a tray in a guest room at Azalea Inn and Villas, with palm leaf wallpaper
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Guests who have trouble remembering their room number will be relieved that the accommodations at this Savannah B&B come with quirky individual names that are unlikely to be forgotten in a hurry. There’s Gentleman’s Parlor, with a fireplace and hand-carved mantle; Sweet Olive, with a queen canopy bed and private deck overlooking the courtyard; and Magnolia Place, which lives up to its name with a coffee-and-cream color palette. B&B rooms come with a traditional Southern breakfast of cheese blintz and crêpes with fresh berries and bacon.

Kehoe House, for local history

Tress around the entrance to the red brick Victorian Kehoe House, with a US flag flying at the front
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On Columbia Square in downtown Savannah, this B&B dates back to 1892, when it was built by local iron-foundry owner William Kehoe. The property is a faithful reminder of the expertise of its original owner, with his cast-iron fingerprints on everything from the outside stairs to the fences and entrance doors. There are 13 guest rooms here, the pick of the bunch being the Johnny Mercer Room with a private veranda, king bed and chandelier lighting.

Eliza Thompson House, for ghost sightings

A bed, fireplace and armchair in a stylish guest room at Eliza Thompson House
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With its elegant, draped ceilings, four-poster beds and homey fireplaces, this luxury B&B is a perfect romantic getaway. Let the owners know of your arrival in advance and they’ll be able to arrange for roses, chocolates and champagne to be placed in your room. This hotel also lays claim to some ghostly sightings, including apparitions of Confederate soldiers. Ask the staff for more information and they’ll be happy to arrange a Savannah ghost tour for you.

The Gastonian, for wine and hors d’oeuvres socials

The Stars and Stripes fly proudly alongside the flag of Georgia at the grand entrance to this historic property, which consists of 17 rooms spread over two adjacent mansions built in 1868. Two of those rooms are luxury suites, one of which – the Caracalla Honeymoon Suite – comes with a whirlpool tub wrapped in white-and-gold drapes. The food here is just as exquisite: this B&B is renowned for its takeout shrimp salad picnics and cheeseboards, and wine and hors d’oeuvres socials take place daily at 5pm.

Amethyst Garden, for sightseeing in downtown Savannah

An ornate four-poster bed with drapes, a chandelier and a fireplace in an elegant guest room at Amethyst Garden
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You’ll spot the distinctive lilac panels of this hotel long before you arrive at the white staircase entrance. The unique exterior is a taste of the Victorian panache that awaits inside, with period furniture, lavishly woven rugs and gold-framed oil paintings generously spread around its 11 rooms and suites. The location is ideal for a wander around the Savannah Historic District, with Forsyth Park and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist under 10 minutes away on foot, while the waterfront fun of River Street is a 20-minute stroll through Colonial Park Cemetery.

Justine Inn, for pet-friendly stays

A four-poster bed, chandelier, desk and wardrobe with glass doors in a guest room at Justine Inn
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Plenty of Southern hospitality awaits at this traditional brownstone B&B just two blocks from Forsyth Park on Gaston Street. The warm welcome here comes in the form of evening wine receptions, where you’ll get the chance to mix with the guests staying in the four other rooms. There’s also occasional live music from local acts. Dogs are not only welcome, but showered with treats throughout their stay. Your four-legged friend will also enjoy curling up beside the ornate bedroom fireplaces.

Galloway House Inn, for a haunted B&B

Rattan seating with cushions and potted plants in the sunroom at Galloway House Inn
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Keith and Jim run the show at this ambitiously restored property near the Bull Street Library. Black dragon sconces illuminate the entrance as you walk past gleaming white columns at this property, which was previously a funeral home. This gives the inn a neat backstory for visitors hoping to partake in a spooky sideshow, and the owners boast that their inn is one of the most haunted in the country. If you’d rather get on your bike than go ghost hunting, staff will be happy to rent you two bicycles and a lock for a very reasonable daily rate.

Presidents' Quarters, for breakfast in bed

A spacious guest room at Presidents' Quarters with two double beds, a brick featured wall and fireplace and period furniture
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The breakfast here is a mouth-watering Southern-inspired selection of croissants, French toast, eggs benedict, vegetable quiche and fresh coffee, and guests also have the option of having it delivered to their room. Alternatively, if the morning sun is shining over Georgia, tuck in while sitting in the delightful tree-lined courtyard with hanging floral baskets. Complimentary parking is a veritable bonus in a city where it isn’t always easy to park, and, like many other hotels in the area, an afternoon tea or light cocktail is offered on the house.

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