We booked the Gastonian, with a little apprehension because we've never stayed at a B&B before. After researching all the B&B's in Savannah, I chose the Gastonian due to the Breakfast Tray service so we could have our privacy on our anniversary weekend. I was absolutely amazed that we ended up with the Carcalla Suite, I thought for sure the room was taken. The pictures do the room no justice, it is breath taking. The whirlpool tub is huge enough for both of us to sit and move around. There was a review on this suite that said they didn't like the tub due to not being able to stand up and shower, why not just sit down? The first night I used both tubes of bubbles, thinking it wouldn't be enough, but it was too much bubbles! Our cab was arranged for us for our dinner to the Melting Pot. Everything just seemed to be so easy, no hussle & bustle to get here there by driving. When we returned our Romance Package was waiting for us and totally worth it! Breakfast was delicious! I was so sad to leave, but knew we'd be back. We didn't really attend the afternoon wine reception with hors d’oeuvres daily from 4:30 - 6:00 pm or Desserts and cordials are served from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. We really wanted to spend our time alone, but you may however choose to enjoy these amenities.
The few issues I had with the Gastonian:
~ You have to cancel your reservation before the 10th day you are scheduled to arrive or they will issue you a gift card. My husband decided we would do a cruise instead for our anniversary, while I had this planned. I thought the reservations would be easy to cancel. Not so much. I actually booked on the 10th day and was told I couldn't have even cancelled that day either.
~The TV is super small and not in front of the bed. You had to sit in chairs to watch it. Really, we weren't really watching much TV.
~The hardwood floors were sandy and noisy. We could hear the people upstairs very easily during the day. You have to keep in mind this is a historic hotel built in the 1860's, so they weren't built as sound proof as most hotels.
~Wasn't in walking distance to Riverstreet, I thought the map I looked at was misleading but my husband says I just read it wrong. LOL Also, since this was the first weekend of the month, Riverstreet has a festival and is very noisy, so I was told that our B&B was the perfect choice for that weekend.
All in all, the pro's really outweigh the con's for this hotel. Enjoy your stay!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering a classic, elegant residential atmoshpere and unsurpassed service. Private gardens, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary wine and hors'doeuvres reception in the early evening, and complimentary homemade desserts and cordials at night. Other amenities included in your rate are free parking, free wifi and complimentary turndown service. AAA 4-Diamond Award winner and a Diamond Collection Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gastonian Hotel Savannah