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Green Palm Inn
Ranked #8 of 31 Savannah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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“A great experience in every way”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

My first trip to Savannah was made special in large part by the decision to stay at the Green Palm Inn. My fiancee and I stayed in the Sabal Palm suite, which was clean and loaded with special touches. The suite boasted two fireplaces: one near the bed and one in the bathroom, with a king-size bed and rich wood floors. The room was great, but the real star of the show was the hospitality exhibited by Diane, the owner of the inn.

We were greeted warmly upon our arrival, with Diane sitting us down to show us some of the best places to visit while we were in town. She marked up a map for us that we were able to keep, and she filled us in on a lot of the local history: for instance, the African Baptist Church that was located directly across the square from the inn is where General Sherman addressed many of the freed slaves after capturing Savannah on his march to the sea. Each time we came in or went out, Diane was there to ask us how our day was and offer further tips to maximize our time in the city.

I have nothing bad to say about our time at the Green Palm Inn, but without a doubt the best part of our time there was the breakfast. Diane pulls out all the stops in starting your day right, making a breakfast that would put most restaurants to shame. Our first morning was kicked off with banana-stuffed French toast, topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream, and fresh fruit that included red passionfruit and fresh strawberries. It was nothing short of delicious. Breakfast the next day was also fantastic, with a frittata made up of eggs, cheese, and potatoes, and a side of freshly sliced kiwi and sausage links.

Every day from 4-6 p.m., Diane prepared hot hors d'ouevres and freshly baked pastries. These bite-sized treats were a great late afternoon snack, especially paired with a glass or two of wine. Diane even informed us that we could treat ourselves to the wine anytime we liked, and the pastries were left in the dining room for a possible late-night snack opportunity after a long day of touring the city.

Diane did a great job of fostering a family atmosphere in the inn, as we frequently found ourselves eating and mingling with the other guests. I don't think you can get these types of things from a hotel. In fact, the entire experience at the Green Palm Inn was so much different and better than any hotel I've stayed in. It's definitely the way I plan to travel in the future, and I can thank Diane for opening our eyes to what a great experience a bed n' breakfast can offer.

Room Tip: The Sabal Palm suite was an excellent choice, but juding by what our fellow guests said, I don't...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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GAMcCray, Owner at Green Palm Inn, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for you very kind compliments! We had a great time and truly enjoyed having you here at the Green Palm. Come back anytime to see more of our Savannah!
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We Spent two nights at the Green palm inn and I have to say we loved it. Diane is a great host, very helpful and breakfast was simply delicious. Our room was georgeous and very comfortable. The Inn is always only a few blocks away from the Riverside. We also recommend the Pirates house for Dinner.

Lissette and Jason

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We spent a weekend in Savannah and stayed two nights at the Green Palm Inn. It was a great choice. We stayed in the Royal Palm Suite, which was so spacious and comfortable. The bed was large and very comfortable--just be sure that a short person uses the steps. The gas fireplace in the bathroom is certainly unique; it does work and puts out lots of heat. This room was far superior to other B&B rooms we've stayed in. So were the breakfasts. Our host, Diane, is not only a great cook, but a great advisor on all things Savannah. She could not have been more gracious. The inn is on the east end of the historic district so you could say it was out of the way. But it only takes 15 minutes to walk all the way to the other side, so it is no big deal. One final plus . . . off-street parking!

Room Tip: Royal Palm is super--spacious, well decorated, comfortable, lots of closet space.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We spent a couple of nights here in October for our first visit to Savannah. We have stayed in few B&Bs over the years partly because our experiences were mixed, but this changed my opinion. Diane is a gracious host, and a phenomenal cook. From her gourmet quality breakfasts to afternoon cookies to evening wine, cheese and hor d'oeuvres, it couldn't have been better. We also enjoyed chatting with her as well as the other guests.

Our room was very comfortable, and the location very convenient. Almost everything is walkable, and with all the squares, there's plenty of places to sit and rest your feet.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed Savannah and our stay at the Green Palm was even better than we expected!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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GAMcCray, Owner at Green Palm Inn, responded to this review, 8 February 2012
Thank you for your fabulous compliments! We always have fun here at the Inn and would love to have you come back anytime. Know that you are always welcome!
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

What a beautiful property in the midst of bucolic Greene Square in the heart of Savannah! Owner Diane was the perfect hostess, remembering my gluten free, nut free diet each morning and supplying a delicious hot breakfast, as well as cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres. We were there at the end of June so the city was all but deserted which made it even more romantic. We stayed in the Sago Palm suite in the back of the house and were delighted to have utter comfort and privacy. A five minute walk from the property brought you either to the river or towards the center of the city's historic district so it was nice to be a bit removed from all of the hotels and larger inns.

We would recommend the Green Palm to anyone looking for the comforts of home with a dose of historic charm.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with any of the rooms here! All are so private, you'll scarcely know the...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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GAMcCray, Owner at Green Palm Inn, responded to this review, 8 February 2012
It is good to hear from you! Glad you had a great time! We would love to have you come back to stay with us. Thank you again for coming to Savannah and the Green Palm Inn.
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Manassas Park, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

My sister picked the Green Plam Inn for us to stay to celebrate my 40th birthday. She could not have picked a better spot. We stayed in the Royal Palm Suite, and I was in heaven. One of the reason she picked the Green Palm Inn was because it had a soaking tub and a fireplace in the bathroom. Unfortunately, while we were there (Jan 6-10, 2012) the temperatures were in the upper 40's at night and high 60's/70's during the day, so we didn't get to use the fireplace.

The owner, Diane was very friendly and helpful by giving us a great suggestion, to try the Cha Bella, for our first dinner in Savannah (it was excellant). She explained how to get around Savannah and helped to get our first day started by calling the Old Savannah Trolley tours to come pick us up at the Inn. Diane and her assistant Tammy were wonderful, and we even met Diane's husband Gary. We had expected a package to be waiting on us when we arrived, but discovered it had't arrived. They all worked to see where the package may have been including telling the postman to call if they discovered it. While the package never arrived, I am certain everything was done to locate it from their end.

Our stay in Savannah was wonderful, and when I go back I would definitely stay here again. The only B&B's I have stayed in before were in Ireland, and I can say without a doubt the Green Plam Inn lives up to the standard set by those establishments. So if you are ever in Savannah, I would highly recommend the Green Palm Inn.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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GAMcCray, Owner at Green Palm Inn, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
I truly enjoyed having you both here at the Green Palm Inn for your sister's birthday! Just to let you know, that cake finally arrived. It was mailed a week later than you needed it, I believe on the 11th according the the mail stamp. I have it in the freezer right now. Want to come back??
Thank you again for coming to stay with us!
Diane
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Husband and I stayed at Green Palm Inn for one night on a stop-over on the way to Florida. Loved this Inn. The room was nice. I particularly enjoyed the shower with body sprays. We were greeted with warm evening appetizers even though we were running late. We walked just around the corner to a fabulous local restaurant the innkeeper recommended for dinner. Breakfast was great the next morning before we got back on the road to Florida.
We would certainly stay here again, and hopefully spend more time in the lovely city of Savannah.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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GAMcCray, Owner at Green Palm Inn, responded to this review, 16 January 2012
Loved having you even though it was quick!! Come back anytime to see all of our sights!
Diane
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Property: Green Palm Inn
Address: 548 E President St, Savannah, GA 31401-3546
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown , Historic District - North
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fodor's guide calls the cozy Green Palm Inn a "pleasing little discovery." Exuding a calm, homey yet smart atmosphere, the little Savannah B&B haven reflects the well-traveled innkeepers' devotion to guests. The family-owned Victorian cottage resides in the Savannah historic district along boundaries of colonial Savannah's palisades; near the Savannah Riverfront, Factor's Walk on Bay Street, and concert venues; and, just steps away from patriotic Greene Square park, one of historic Savannah's world-famous garden squares. ... more   less 
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