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“The Good and the Bad” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn

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Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #11 of 33 Savannah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The Good and the Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Stayed at the Savannah Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights recently. The Good- very nice room with comfortable bed, quiet residential location where on-street parking did not seem to be a problem. The Bad- a nondescript breakfast served in a perfunctory fashion. Breakfast certainly is an area where they could drastically improve. The building(s) are old, but there is still a good deal of simple maintenance that is not being done- e.g. the slamming door from the dining room to the deck that was right below our room. Two light bulbs out in our room, and there were several areas of chipping paint. I got the idea that there may be an absentee owner who needs to pay more attention to his property.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank reh148
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Bob_McAlister, Owner at Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
I am the owner and I live on the property to be close to the Inn's operations. We try to do everything right the first time but unfortunately we sometimes don't. Our new chef has improved the breakfast already with more to come. The banging door has been fixed and I will see about touching the paint up. An unhappy guest makes for an unhappy owner. I am glad you enjoyed the room and the location. I hope to see you again soon.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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Goshen, NY
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

After reading the rave reviews of Savannah B&B Inn, I have to wonder if we stayed at the same place. In essence, we didn't, although we were at the same inn. The inn has 30 rooms of varying "luxury". We were in a "value" room, not because we were looking for a bargain, but because we were 2 sisters traveling together and wanted separate beds - hard to find in B&Bs. We were in Camellia, a room reached by going down a flight of metal stairs off the back porch, crossing a small courtyard and up a steep flight of more metal stairs. This wasn't a problem for us, but could be for some people. Being a 19th Century row house, Savannah B&B Inn has many stairs.
The room is large, the beds clean and comfortable (a king separated into twins for us), and plenty of closet and drawer space.
Unfortunately, the cleaning could have been better. The first morning, when we went to make coffee (the small drip coffee maker is a nice touch), we found clumps of old coffee grounds in the reservoir of the coffee maker. And there were no filters, not that we were about to use it. It was taken care of during the day and we did enjoy in-room coffee the next three mornings.
If there was vacuuming done during our stay, it was less than thorough. This was evident when we looked beneath a bedside table for an errant earring and also by a shred of tissue that remained in the middle of the rug for 3 days. A soaking wet bath mat was not replaced.
Breakfasts were OK, but nothing special.
On the positive side, the staff was pleasant and accommodating and it was delightful to meet other guests at breakfast. The location of the inn is perfect: in the Historic District off Chatham Square, a stone's throw from Forsyth Park and the Mercer-Williams House. A good-stepping off place for our many walks around the district.
Arriving back after these walks, we did enjoy the afternoon tea with delicious sweets. Cookies in the evening were yummy.
Keeping in mind that Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn is less expensive than many and it's not meant to be a luxury resort, it's worth the money. It served our purpose and our stay was pleasant overall.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank metwrt
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Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We did the "manager's special," expecting to get the value room. To our surprise, we stayed in the Live Oak room, one of the nicest B&B rooms we've ever stayed in. We decided to stay an extra night and had to move to the Jasmine room. It was still beautiful; my only complaint was that there was no fridge in that room.

The Inn is on a beautiful square and close to Forsyth Park, but it's a long walk to River Street -- if that's what you're looking for. Overall, I loved it and will be back.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank jenn3618
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Bob_McAlister, Owner at Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
That is the luck of the draw that is our Manager's Special! The Live Oak is one of our suites with fridge 'n' all. Some of our rooms have fridges, others do not. We hope to see you soon!
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Dublin, Ohio
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed 2 nights using the special that we did not choose the room. We were assigned to the Yellow Room which was in the main house, 3rd floor. That was 2 flights of steps but that is what you get in a row house and we liked it. Our room was not large but very adequate. The bed was very comfortable. Staff was accommodating, parking paid for and the afternoon tea with cookies and milk & fresh baked cookies in the evening was a nice touch. The location was great for us as we like to walk and the weather was just perfect along with the spring flowers. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gramsof1950
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Bob_McAlister, Owner at Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
I am glad that you enjoyed the Inn if not the stairs. The Inn has other rooms with few or no stairs. You can see those on the website. I hope to see you back soon.
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Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We stayed two nights in the Tea Olive room in mid-March. This room had street level access and was perfect for us as we had a great deal of luggage. The room was lovely, spacious and the bed was super comfy. The breakfasts were delicious - we particularly loved the blueberry pancakes! Afternoon tea and milk & cookies at night were a delightful treat. The common areas were nice with plenty of seating in the dining area; although, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and sat outdoors on the patio. We loved the location in Savannah's historic district and enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. The only inconvenience was the on-street parking but the staff was helpful, providing day passes, advice and meter tending on our final morning.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Erin C
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bmcalister117, General Manager at Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your positive comments and Sherman, our new chef is delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast! We look forward to your next visit.
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Okc, Ok
Level Contributor
117 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed three nights in a premium room at this bed and breakfast. The location and the staff were great. The room which nice, but had a rip in the carpet the entire length of the bedroom area. The breakfast was just adequate and something you would on a very limited menu at a diner. Probably would classify the food as average at best. The Inn provided snacks between 4 and 6 and cookies at 8. Nice touch.
Cudos for the staff as there was a party starting in the alley at about 1130 and they called the police or someone and got it stopped within 30 minutes.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DandVOKC
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bmcalister117, General Manager at Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
We appreciate your comments and hoped you enjoyed your stay overall. Thank you for pointing out that the carpet needed attention and this has been remedied. With regards to the breakfast we have recently addressed this with a new Chef. We do not offer a gourmet breakfast but a hearty southern breakfast with excellent grits!
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Stayed one night in the Library room...nice staff and a great breakfast!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank A S
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bmcalister117, General Manager at Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed the breakfast we have been making efforts to improve on this with our new Chef Sherman! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Property: Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 121 W Gordon St, Chatham Square, Savannah, GA 31401-4908
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Savannah's Premier Bed & Breakfast Inn is in the heart of the historic district. Dating from 1853, the Inn is a block away from the splendor of Forsyth Park. The Inn combines the elegance of a historic private home with the comfort of a gracious inn. ... more   less 
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