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Eliza Thompson House Savannah
Ranked #5 of 113 Hotels in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Townsend, Georgia
2 reviews
“New bathroom Needed!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed overnight at the Thompson House, an anniversary gift from our children. The hotel is attractive from the street & the reception area was well furnished tho a bit shabby. Our bedroom was pleasant and well furnished except for the bathroom. This space made Motel 6 look upscale. The toilet was small and low, the wall and floor coverings were all plastic, the shower faucet didnt work and I could get no hot water at all for a shower. I finally gave up because I didn't want to freeze in cold water. The same situation with the sink, the faucet was cheap and didn't work, I never could get hot water in the sink. This bathroom needs to be completely redone to at least a minimum standard. The towels and toiletries were both way below standard for an hotel of this type. The breakfast was good, the dining room and courtyard pleasant, and the staff seemed to care about the hotel clientele.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Mill Valley, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

I truly enjoyed this bed and breakfast during a week long stay at the end of February. The location is very convenient to the historic district. Don't miss Mrs Wilkes Boarding House next door for a fun and wonderful meal.

William, whose title I do not know, was a great help during our stay. He was very professional and always ready to go the extra mile.

If you decide to go, try to stay in the main house. The carriage house rooms are nice, but the interior rooms are amazing and the same price.

Breakfast is served every morning and offers a pretty good variety -- although the grits sat there in a huge pot every morning, almost untouched. The lady who prepares breakfast every morning is an intimidating and wonderful lady. If I could muster the nerve to ask her for anything, I always felt both satisfied and scolded. :). In fact the staff as a whole went out of their way to accommodate any request.

Room Tip: Stay inside of the house!!! The fountain in the courtyard is nice but sometimes loud. The air cond...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

We had stayed in the Eliza Thompson House several times in the 1990s when we were stopping in Savannah, and have just this week rediscovered the city and the inn. It has not lost its charm, and still provides the little extras--brandy and afternoon tea and coffee in the parlor, for instance--that distinguished it even then. It is nestled in the elegant mid-19th century quarter around Pulaski Square -- quieter than the tourist drag close to the river, but splendid for dolce-far-niente ambling about.

We had a room with two double beds just off the entrance, and it was meticulously furnished and maintained. WiFi too was excellent (an amenity not to be taken for granted), and the breakfast service in the courtyard was varied and filling.

You go to Savannah not so much for great historical and cultural sights as for the unique atmosphere created by many small historical and cultural sights, miraculously preserved in elegant homes built around gracious squares. At the Eliza Thompson House you experience the atmosphere before you step out the door.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed at the Eliza Thompson House in mid February and it was absolutely fantastic. We arrived and there is someone to help you with your luggage and then you get a tour of where everything is located. It was great. The staff is sooooo nice and extremely helpful. We could ask them anything and they would know the answer from restaurants to if a tourist spot was worth seeing. The room was clean and so quaint. We stayed in the Adminral Turner room. Loved it!!! They have a cocktail hour which was great to meet others staying at the B & B, and then dessert around 8:00. We met so many nice people during this time. The breakfast was fantastic. it wasn't just a continental breakfast. it was eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage, ham, cereal, toast, grits, coffee, orange juice, etc. It was wonderful and you could talk to others you met the night before. This is probably one of the best B & Bs I have ever stayed in. Every staff member was exceptional and so friendly. They always said hello and were so helpful. The location was also great. Just a short walk to the different squares and places of interest. I highly recommend this place if you come to Savannah!!

Room Tip: Look on their website to check out the different rooms. They are all so quaint.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

This was our third visit to Savannah but unfortunately it was just an overnight stop between Florida and Michigan. We were just looking for a place to sleep for the night when we stumbled into the Eliza Thompson House and found so much more. As we checked in, we were warmly greeted, our bags picked up curbside and whisked to our room as we were ushered into the in-progress, complementary, evening wine & h'orderves reception. Our room was comfortable and full of Victorian charm, yet the bathroom was quite modern and sparkling clean. In the morning, breakfast offered a nice selection food, including eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit compote, and even grits. Diners can choose between sitting indoors of in the beautiful courtyard with many plants, statuary, and even a large fountain pool. Our only regret was the limited amount of time we had to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were driving through Savannah and decided to stay here. We couldn't have been more impressed with the room, staff, and amenities. The room was quaint, the evening dessert and the breakfast buffet were fabulous, and the staff was kind and courteous. We will definitely be back to Savannah, and we will make every attempt to stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

My wife and I have made several day trips to Savannah over the last 5 years. This year is as part of our road trip it became an overnight stay. This Historic Inn is centrally located in the old town and city square area. It is within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District.
Most importantly; however is the charm of the rooms, the parlor, the courtyard, and the breakfast area. From the more then gracious staff to the wine, cheese and other goodies at Happy Hour, to a bedtime dessert hour with coffee, and sherry; and finally the incredible breakfast in an enclosed part of the courtyard, makes this a 10 on most any one's travel plan. Charming! Romantic! and an outstanding value!

Room Tip: Courtyard would be desireable
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eliza Thompson House Savannah
Address: 5 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4503
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Savannah
#3 Luxury Hotel in Savannah
#6 Family Hotel in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Eliza Thompson House Savannah 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eliza Thompson House is an exquisite 1847 bed and breakfast inn located on beautiful Jones Street. Recommended by Conde Nast Johansens and known for superior service, this inn is private, peaceful, and just a short walk from Savannah's most-loved historic attractions. Included in your rate are: complimentary WiFi, breakfast, desserts, and wine & hors d'oeurvres. Very close to Forsyth Park, Clarey's Cafe and Mrs. Wilkes. ... more   less 
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