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“Want to Be Pampered????”
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Ballastone Inn
Ranked #9 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Allentown, PA
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419 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Want to Be Pampered????”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

If you do, this is the place to do it!

First of all, this inn is located on Oglethorpe Street, so you will get THE best location of Savannah....a wonderful historic part of the city, but yet all the sites you might want to see all within a short walk.

Secondly, you will never find an inn that is run like this. ANY tip that is given to ANY member of the staff is put into a central fund to be split with ALL the members of the staff.......that is how tightly-knit these staff members are! Kudos to them!

Now we are getting to the meat of the things! Trust me, you will have to look VERY far to find an inn that treats its guests any better than Ballastone. They offer a breakfast that you will remember for a very long time (that Cinnamon French Toast was to die for!!!!). Then they present their daily 4 PM tea for you......a wonderful assortment of both teas and goodies. Think you are done??? No, not yet.......they also offer daily hors d'oeuvres at 6 PM too.

If the goodies still don't entice you, the staff and the amenities of the inn will do that. Melissa is THE best for greeting you and making you feel like you are part of the family. The courtyard at Ballastone will remove all the stresses of your life......it is so wonderful! The rooms are so varied in size and ambiance, so you need to go to their website to pick your room, but I am sure that there is no room that will not please you. A surprising feature of the Ballastone Inn is that they leave the doors of all vacant rooms open for your perusal......a great way to plan your next visit there!

The best part of the inn is that they actually have parking for 7 vehicles.............a feat in this city of limited parking! So you can park your car when you arrive and leave it there until you leave as most of historic Savannah is well within walking distance.

Our first time here, but definitely not our last!

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English first
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

The staff treated you like family! The best B and B we have stayed at in any city!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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bethesda
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stayed at the Marshall House for a literary seminar and then packed our bags and walked around the corner to the Ballastone for a more personal experience. We were not disappointed. The staff is cheerful, helpful (accommodating guests who must leave early for the airport), and efficient. Everything was smooth as silk--from the port/sherry apperitifs and hors d'oeuvres to their making dinner and cab reservations and wake-up calls. Our breakfasts were inspired and delicious--and check-out was a breeze. Many, many thanks. Catherine and George Mattingly

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Made our third trip to Savannah and second visit to the Ballastone for the St. Patrick's Day weekend. We couldn't have been happier with the accomadations, the service, the breakfasts, etc. Thank you so much to the staff, especially Melissa and Amy. Having the pleasure of dancing with Jennifer on the day itself, all I can say is 'don't worry Jennifer, I'll do better next year, and won't step on your feet!' See you all next year!!

Room Tip: Try for a room at the back. It was a little noisy due to the festivities.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth VA
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Thanks so much for a glorious visit !! We loved Rhett's Retreat (especially the tub!). My husband and I really needed to recharge our batteries and everyone helped us do just that. The breakfast was amazing. I almost didn't want to eat lunch later. Your tea time was so much fun too! Our deep thanks to Aimee for helping get us dinner reservations and arranging the carriage ride. Although it was sprinkling that night, your umbrellas helped us enjoy a fun-filled trip to the Olde Pink House for an exquisite dinner. We will definitely come back again!!!
Joan and Rick Long
Portsmouth, VA

Room Tip: Our room was on the 4th floor. Very quiet and cozy. Loved the pictures of Rhett Butler !!!!
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Jackson, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Our three night stay at the Ballastone Inn was wonderful. All of the women were great hostesses and did make sure you had what you needed. We had the Low Country and Savannah rooms. They were comfortable and we all agreed that the sheets were fantastic! (Comfy co. Microfiber) I also loved the wonderful robe. At breakfast they made sure we had what we wanted and even did a couple of changes and modifications for us. It was a special time for me as it was the celebration of Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary and this B&B was right next door to Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace. I was hoping to stay there for a return trip in May but unfortunately they are totally booked! Tea time was lovely when we were able to make it. A very relaxing stay and we were wishing we could have stayed longer.

Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Dalton, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stayed in Scarletts Retreat and it was comfy and lovely. Love the jacuzzi. The breakfast was very good. Only disappointment were the hors d'oeuvres--not what is shown on website. At 4 p.m. tea time, we only had lemon bars and plain scones w/cream--no sandwiches or other pastries as advertised. At 6 p.m. they only had cucumber spread and crackers plus mushrooms stuffed with green onion stuff which smelled terrible. You could smell that odor when you walked in the bar room. Glad we stayed but we would NOT go back.

Room Tip: Scarletts room has a good view, plenty of windows, street side.
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Property: Ballastone Inn
Address: 14 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401-3707
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballastone Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a romantic bed and breakfast in Savannah GA steps to everything in the center of the Historic District. Our Savannah GA B&B features delectable breakfasts every morning, high tea on sterling silver every afternoon, and evening hors d'oeuvres with drinks at the elegant antique bar. Our 4 Diamond Savannah bed and breakfast is dedicated to gracious southern service with top rate 24-hour concierge. Romantic suites, free off-street parking and a private elevator rival the offerings of other Savannah luxury hotels! ... more   less 
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