My wife and I spent several days at the Olde Harbour Inn over the New Year’s holiday. All in all, this is a nice hotel, but it does have some issues potential guests should be aware of.
First, the good stuff:
Our room was spacious, with a bedroom, kitchen, bath, and living room. The décor was tasteful and the room was generally well-maintained. We were in a second floor corner/end unit, so we had sunlight in every room, including the bath and kitchen. The staff was courteous and helpful, and the turn-down (and ice cream bar) service at night was a pleasant touch. They provided a small bottle of champagne and two glasses on New Year’s Eve. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served in the lobby every night. Savannah is a walking city, and the hotel’s location is ideal – right on the river and close to many of the downtown attractions.
And the issues:
Groups of rooms share an access card-controlled lobby. In our case we shared a hallway door with two other guest rooms. The outer door closed loudly, and since the three inner doors were somewhat loose in their casings each time the outer door opened or closed the inner doors all shook and rattled loudly.
The plumbing is noisy. We heard water running through pipes every time a nearby guest flushed their toilet, ran their shower, or used their sink.
The water side (River Street) of the hotel is busy well into the night, with walking and driving tourists, tour vehicles, and service vehicles. Our bedroom was at the opposite end from the street, but those sensitive to sound may have difficulty sleeping. The ship and tugboat traffic mentioned by other reviewers didn’t bother us.
At one point in its long history, the warehouse building that now houses the Olde Harbour Inn served as a kerosene factory. I have a very good sense of smell and was able to smell the kerosene that had long ago seeped into the walls and floors. I left the living room windows open several inches for most of the duration of our stay.
Our bed was the squeakiest I’ve ever attempted to sleep in. Every slight move caused the springs to squeal.
Our couch had some age issues as well, sagging pretty seriously in the middle.
Our room had no alarm clock. I assume one could call for a wake-up, but we used our smartphone alarms.
Parking is somewhat limited, but the staff gave us a pass good for two days. All parking is street parking. We walked most of the time we were in town, but did manage to find parking nearby.
Breakfast included typical hotel fare – sausages, bacon, biscuits, fruit, cereal, coffee, yogurt, etc. – but, oddly, no eggs.
The verdict? We enjoyed our stay at the Olde Harbour Inn, and we’d definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1892, the Olde Harbour Inn was once a bluff-side warehouse on the Savannah River. Olde Harbour Inn provides more than just an ordinary hotel room for your stay in Savannah. Our spacious one and two-bedroom suites provide all of the comforts of home, with the extra amenities you'd expect from a luxurious vacation. Your pets are welcome too! Savannah is a very dog-friendly town, and Olde Harbour Inn is the perfect place to stay with your pet for a nominal fee. Please call us in advance to check availability. From First Friday on the River to the famous St. Patrick's Day Celebration, River Street is the place to be in Savannah. Olde Harbour Inn is located on the east end of River Street in Emmet Park, near the Waving Girl statue by River Street Marketplace. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Ebookers so you can book your Olde Harbour Inn - River Street Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Olde Harbour Hotel Savannah