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“Simply charming”
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Ballastone Inn
Ranked #11 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Simply charming”
Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

A charming inn in a charming area of a charming city. The place is infused with antebellum quaintness. Our room, Mary Musgrove (all the rooms have names rather than numbers) was very pretty and the bed delightfully comfortable. The staff are remarkably helpful and friendly.

This is an inn, not a large hotel, so there is a certain degree of intimacy with other guests. Nevertheless, we heard no sound at all from adjoining rooms.

The included breakfast was wonderful. Complimentary tea and sandwiches are served in the afternoon, and sherry is available after dinner.

The Inn is located in Savannah's historical area, close to picturesque streets lined with huge, ancient trees dripping Spanish moss, lovely squares, shopping, restaurants, and the riverfront. The Inn itself is part of the area's charm.

The only potential downside is the scarcity of parking behind the inn. I can't fault the Ballastone for this, given the Inn's location, but guests considering a stay here should be aware that street parking may be required (passes are available from the hotel). There is a bus loading area right in front of the Inn; we were able to park there (illegally, but apparently everyone parks there temporarily without repercussion) while we checked in.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

We arrived at The Ballastone and we thoroughly impressed from the first moment till the last. The room "Scarlett's Retreat" was beautiful and the bed was so comfortable. Melissa, Kirsten, and all the staff made this weekend so special. We loved the romantic pkg. Carriage ride was so interesting and dinner at The Old Pink House was the best. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning. We will hopefully see you next year.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2013

My husband and I need a getaway, we chose Savannah because it was close enough to drive for the weekend. The Ballastone Inn staff could not have been more accomodating. Every room was beautiful. We will go back soon.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

on the first floor. inn is beautiful, especially at xmas. parking is a little tight, so try to come in a smaller car if possible.

this room could use some drapes that can be pulled across the high top windows to block the light at night. i found the bed to be very comfortable.

breakfast and tea are fine. evening port and hors d'ourves are great. the outstanding part of the stay? the sheets. :PPP

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

The service and the accommodations were excellent. Wonderful breakfast each morning, and afternoon tea was delightful (particularly the lemon bars)! I am looking forward to a return visit hopefully in the not too distant future.

Room Tip: I prefer the rooms on the third or fourth floor not on the main street side
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2013

The property is beautiful. The staff was kind and helpful. The food was great and the accommodations were impeccable. We were able to walk everywhere and leave our car parked at the inn. We would love to visit again.

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Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We spent the past weekend at the Ballastone Inn. Our stay was wonderful and a great way to bring the "holiday" season to an end. The Inn is quite large and has a variety of rooms. We stayed in the Mary Musgrove room on the back of the Inn on the fourth floor. The room and bath were quite comfortable. The king size bed was very comfortable and the sheets were amazingly soft. The breakfasts were exceptional and it would be difficult to decide which of our breakfasts were more tasty. We had cinnamon french toast one morning and scrambled eggs, bacon, grits and biscuit on the second day. The staff was outstanding and did everything within their power to make us feel at home and comfortable.

Our only disappointment was that we were awakened to a lot of construction noise and stuff being thrown in a metal dumpster around 6:45 on Sunday morning. The Ballastone is next to the Juliette Gordon Low house which is having a complete renovation. We were surprised that they would be working on a Sunday morning rather than on Saturday which they were not working.

We would recommend booking a room on the Oglethorpe Street side of the Inn rather than any room looking out on the lane behind the Inn. Had it not been for the noise of the construction workers, I would have rated the Inn a five.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front the Inn would be more quiet.
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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 #11 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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