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“Eliza Thompson House - An old gem in the historic district”

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Eliza Thompson House Savannah
Ranked #6 of 115 Hotels in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Eliza Thompson house in the Fall of 2013 and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were given the "most haunted" room in the house that was on the top floor located inside of the actual original home. We loved reading about the home's history in the book that was located inside of our room. Our room was very nice and we enjoyed the turn down service each evening. The bathroom was a little cramped, but this is an older home that has been converted to a bed and breakfast. The bed was super comfortable and relaxing.

The House is a bit of a hike from River Street and City Market, but if you're ok with walking and/or staying more on the outskirts of the action this is the place for you. We thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely walks back from the "party" scene of River Street and City Market each night.

The buffet style breakfast was excellent. I especially enjoyed the biscuits. In addition, the wine and cheese hour was also a major pplus. My husband and I attended it twice and loved drinking the complimentary wine in the courtyard. We never made it to the dessert hour, but I heard it was nice as well.

Would we come back to the Eliza Thompson House? You'd better believe it! It's a little extra money than some of the other bed and breakfasts in the city, but it's definitely worth it.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We could not have enjoyed ourselves more at this lovely inn as we celebrated our 15th anniversary. We arrived just in time for wine and cheese which we chose to take to the beautiful courtyard. A wonderful atmosphere in the parlor, where appetizers were served, was also available with several couples enjoying a glass of wine and each others' company. Our room, The Liberty on the third floor overlooking the beautiful courtyard, was nice and cool when we checked in....just the way we like it. Staying on the third floor was perfect for us as we prefer to arrive for breakfast a little late.....so no noise from the early breakfast bunch. Breakfast in the courtyard was amazing. Miss Virginia makes the best biscuits ever. We enjoyed meeting other guests including new friends from Florida and Las Vegas. The Jones Street location is near many shops, restaurants, and historic sites. Since we had already been traveling a few days, we took advantage of a very reasonable laundry service at the end of the block. Another highlight was meeting Bailey, a beautiful yellow lab, at the Pink House gift store on the corner. THANKS to ALL of the staff for making our stay so nice.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Our trip to Savannah was really a one night stop over on our way to Orlando but we wish we could’ve stayed longer. When we arrived at the Inn, we were promptly and politely greeted by a gentleman who offered to carry any of our bags. Check-in was no problem and we were in our room in no time. Our Garden Courtyard King room was on the third floor in the corner overlooking their beautiful courtyard. Our room was absolutely gorgeous and that had a historic charm to it. While trying to decide what to do with our short time in Savannah, we picked up some brochures down by the desk and decided on a ghost tour. While we had no luck in making reservations for the Hearse Ghost Tours, the man at the front desk went above and beyond to book us a tour for that night. The next morning after a quick jog around the area, we had a healthy and delicious breakfast in the courtyard. Check out was just as easy as checking in and the lady at the front desk gave us a wealth of information and directions for getting around Savannah. We had a memorable time in Savannah and it all started with the Eliza Thompson Inn. Anytime we’re back in Savannah, we’ll be making reservations here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stayed in one of the 2 original rooms. To be expected, bathroom is small, but manageable, however, the room was good sized and the bed was SOOOO comfortable. Located on lovely Jones Street. The parlor is charming. The breakfast is really an unbelievable fresh homemade buffet with hot entries, fresh fruit, drinks, and they even had grits. The breakfast courtyard is just beautiful and the old tree with the hanging Spanish moss was perfect. Parking is on the street for $12 per day, a little inconvenient but not impossible. Everything is within walking distance. We walked all over the place... all the squares, down to the waterfront and back. Really doable for anyone. Very reasonably priced compared to the other historic inns.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

#1 BnB in Savannah Historic District - Don't Look any Further! - we booked Eliza T. after reviewing 100s of Bnbs and others helpful reviews. We initially booked 2 nights and then extended to 3. On the famous and very central Jones st. Just a few steps from all the history - Loved our spacious clean downstairs quiet sanctuary. On street parking with pass, fabulous cooked breakfast with accomodations if needed by Miss Virgina. Erin at front desk was SO helpful, informative and friendly.

We really enjoyed social time at 530 - meeting others from all over the worlds (Aussies. Brits,and a great spread of Yankees and Southerner's) with good quality wines, cheeses and nibbles - inside in drawing room and outside in patio garden - go early for all meals and choose the more spacious tables - beautiful shaded outdoor areas to relax and rest your feet after walking tours of savannah - noble jones private tour - a must! Of note, at least 3 of the guests we spent time with over social hour were repeat guests - 2,3,5 times. This BnB is one of a number owned by a private group of locals and very professionally run.

We were two ladies on a 50th Birthday Celebration - very special - looking forward to coming back with our husbands another time. For two single wormen - choose downstairs - Chatham room - spacious, quiet, calm and clean!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The rooms are beautiful, and right in the center of the historic district, so it is a short walk away from everything (tours, stores, bars, restaurants, the river, etc...). You really get an authentic southern historic feel in the house (with the benefits of Air Conditioning). Breakfast is home made and satisfying, there is a happy hour and desert time included as well. They offer a turn-down service, which is cute. There is a small yard/patio in the center of the house with lots of seating and it is a very pleasant place to relax. Umbrellas are available for use located by the front door which is very nice. However, my mother and I were, no doubt, the youngest people there.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

My husband and I stopped here for a single night's stay (Thursday) on a whirlwind tour of Georgia. We were greeted outside by Brandon, who was incredibly nice and helped us check in/gave us a quick tour of the property.

Wine and cheese reception every night from 5:30-7 and desserts/decaf coffee from 8:30 (I think) until 10 PM.

Great location, close to all parks and one block down from Mrs. Wilke's Boarding House (go for lunch!!!).

Our room was facing the patio area outside, which is decorated with many flowers, a few fountains and outdoor seating. The room was smaller, but was decorated tastefully and was plenty of space for the two of us for a single night. Furnishings were nice and the bed was very comfortable.

Breakfast was cooked by Mrs. Virginia, who took time to speak to all of the guests. She made sure we enjoyed our meal and didn't need anything else :)

The entire staff was very nice and the property was very well-kept. We can't wait to return to Savannah and spend more time at the Eliza Thompson House in the future.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 5 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4503
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Savannah
#4 Luxury Hotel in Savannah
#6 Family Hotel in Savannah
Price Range: £123 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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