This was our second visit to the Catherine Ward Inn and again it could not have been better! My husband and I decided at the last minute that we needed a quiet, restful weekend and immediately thought of this inn. From the moment you arrive until you leave you feel like a guest in a friend's home. Leslie welcomed us on the porch the moment we pulled up. The inn was again immaculately clean and welcoming upon entering the front door. Leslie showed us to our room and asked us if there was anything else we needed. We stayed in the Room 2, The Captain's Room, this visit which is beautifully decorated with silk drapes and gold accents all around. The original fireplace adds ambience with a wide mantle that holds period art pieces and fresh flowers and a huge gilt mirror above. The queen-size bed is so comfortable with fine linens and comfortable pillows. The bath is very large with a Jacuzzi for two and a pretty pedestal sink. The towels and robes provided are of excellent quality. There is also a separate shower. Candles around the tub's edge are a romantic touch. The mini-fridge hidden away in the closet holds cold bottled water and soft drinks. No detail here is overlooked. The balcony is directly off the bath and overlooks the small interior lush garden with a fountain and koi pond. You are at tree-top height and the birds are chirping all around. The view leaves a little to be desired but you hardly notice the surrounds when you are basking in the sunshine and listening to the sounds of the birds and the flowing fountain. If you listen closely you can hear the sounds of laughter and play from Forsyth Park about 1/2 block away.
The downtown area of Savannah is full of hustle and bustle so the relaxed and quiet location of the inn is a plus for me. River Street is quite a hike(20-30 minute walk, I'd estimate) but driving downtown is fairly easy and was not a problem for us. We easily found our way around with the help of a little map in a brochure which you can get from the inn. The "squares" are all unique and beautiful and the architecture is amazing! Any help you may need with navigating the city can be obtained from Leslie or Sonja who are always willing to advise and guide you to the areas you wish to visit. They are knowledgeable of the sites as well as the best restaurants to visit.
Now to the best part---the breakfasts!! They are to die for!! Served at a large antique table for eight, you begin your feast with fresh fruit. From there you progress to the most delicious sweet and savory southern breakfast. One of the reasons I like staying at B & B's is the interaction between guests. We have met some of the nicest people from all over the world staying at B &B's!! I hope in the future that Leslie may decide to include an afternoon tea party/wine and cheese get-together for guests. In other B & B's, we have also enjoyed time interacting with others in the evenings with desserts and cordials served upon returning from dinner out on the town.
When in Savannah, do not miss a chance to stay at the Catherine Ward Inn. Thanks, Leslie and Sonja for another wonderful visit to your beautiful inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Catherine Ward House Inn, built in the 1880's, is an elegant bed and breakfast featuring 9 distinctly appointed guest rooms. A comfortable parlor and outdoor courtyard area with koi pond are available for all guests to enjoy and relax in. Located in downtown Savannah near the Historic District and Forsyth Park, the Inn is within an easy stroll to many restaurants, shopping and antiquing opportunities, museums and other historic sites. Leslie, the friendly and knowledgeable Innkeeper, is happy to assist all guests with dining reservations and tickets and share her "insider's knowledge" on where to most enjoy your visit to Savannah. A three course breakfast is served daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catherine Ward House Hotel Savannah