With my son attending college at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I've traveled several times a year to this beautiful city. I discovered the Whitaker-Huntingdon Inn on my very first stay in 2010, and have made repeated visits since then for so many reasons....
For starters, Bill and Debbie Saxman have been the innkeepers here for many years, and they live right on the premises. They have maintained their beautiful building -- their home -- meticulously, both on the interior and exterior. They are warm, caring, and accommodating folks. Any special requests? They do their best to deliver! (For me, it's half-and-half for my morning coffee. And it's always there in the fridge.)
The inn faces Forsyth Park, which is a peaceful oasis and a visual feast! Being mere steps away from the park, I've enjoyed strolling down the paths, sitting by the famous fountain, and people watching. There are also concerts from time to time, and it's great to take in the music and the gathering of people from the community.
Restaurants, shopping, galleries, and museums are all easy walks from the inn. If you have a car, the inn offers free street parking, which is readily available. (Another plus!) And if you've walked to the riverfront or City Market and don't feel like making the walk back -- as I've found several times -- pedicabs are always around to provide a pleasant, open-air ride back to the inn.
By far, my favorite thing about the Whitaker-Huntingdon is the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms. Correction: they are not rooms, but 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens, tables to dine at (or do work), and full baths. Huge! High ceilings. Big windows to let in the light, with magnolia trees in immediate view. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antiques and period furniture. Super comfortable... Plenty of towels... Whenever I stay at the inn, I feel completely indulged and relaxed.
I also have to say, the rates are very reasonable. This inn is an amazing value. I am now in my fourth year of visiting Savannah (yes, my son is now a senior), and I am a loyal fan of the Whitaker-Huntingdon Inn. I've never even considered staying at another inn.
This is my go-to place in Savannah!