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“Romance, Peace & Quiet” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dresser Palmer House

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Dresser Palmer House
Ranked #15 of 31 Savannah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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“Romance, Peace & Quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

What a wonderful time we had here! A quiet, romantic setting from which to explore the entire city. Walk almost everywhere, the staff is great, the room was nicely decorated and very comfortable. Can't say enough good things about our stay.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rstack19
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Rstack19,

Thank you SO much for the glowing review and kind words. We strive to make every stay comfortable, fun, and relaxing. We are glad to hear that you had such a nice stay with us. We look forward to seeing y'all again for another fun weekend!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin, Janice, Sarah, and Lovett
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Dresser Palmer as part of a leisure trip tagged onto a business trip to the Deep South of the US. I made the booking at the last minute and they were really responsive to my emails and getting me all figured out. The inn is everything I was hoping for - charming, quiet, a beautiful inn with lots of nooks (the backyard in particular was perfect) to hide away and read a great book. The staff were so friendly and the guests I met along the way were fascinating. Sarah, in particular, gave me lots of great restaurant recommendations and all were spot on. When I'm back in Savannah, I'll be sure to come back!

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank happyxs
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Hi happyxs,

Thanks for adding us to your southern trip! It's very important to have a little fun when traveling for business, and we are glad you were able to relax and kick back with us. The courtyard is my favorite place to be! Sometimes I just go out there and just garden or take care of the koi in the pond (aka, take a nap on the bench)... Come back and visit soon!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin, Sarah, Janice, and Lovett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I cannot recall being treated to a better long weekend. This was my first B & B and my first time in Savannah. Both experiences were perfect. Kolin went above and beyond even to help me with my gluten-free diet. Sarah was always there to share a story. Janice made sure everything was fresh and clean. The house was fabulous and carried a rich history (and maybe even a few ghosts :) ).
All I can add is ... I'm planning a return trip ASAP. Relax and enjoy yourself.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Melanie J
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hi Melanie J!

Great to hear from you. We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend with us. We are always here to have fun with and serve our guests at the best capacity. Since we're here on our weekends, we always like to make sure we're having fun with everyone and sharing cool places to go and eat, neat new shops, and maybe a ghost story! DO come back very soon, we'd love to see you again!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin, Sarah, Janice, and Lovett
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Naperville Illinois
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

In mid-April 2014, my husband and I stayed at the Dresser Palmer for two nights. I will admit I was pleasantly surprised because I found it on an internet search and typically don't have high expectations of a hotel unless close friends recommend. The pictures of the rooms actually matched what we saw. As soon as we walked into the entry way, you felt comfortable and satisfied. Parking was convenient at no extra charge, a social/happy hour every evening was available with top shelf liquor, beer and wine with cheese appetizers, and if you missed the social you could take your drink in a "to go" cup and contribute to the cost of the drinks. Sarah was our first hostess and she was very accommodating and helpful getting us our room. We had a flight delay and checked in late, but she stayed longer than normal to ensure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was delicious. Loved our room the "Samuel Palmer" and it had a balcony with pretty views of the street, trees and bushes. Located in the historic district I loved its proximity to the squares, boutiques and restaurants. We never had to drive anywhere which was nice. I would highly recommend Dresser Palmer to anyone and will stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gina J
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hey Gina J!

So nice to hear such great praises. We at The Dresser Palmer House like to make darn sure you're getting great amenities and a beautiful stay for what you pay. We sell it and tell it just like it is. No use in fibbing or fudging the facts! We like all guests to experience Savannah in a unique and fun way with comfortable clean rooms and a great big breakfast that changes everyday. Thank you for staying with us and enjoying what we do!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin, Sarah, Janice, and Lovett
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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Booked same day, the room was ready upon my early arrival. The gentlemen at the desk were extremely friendly and helpful. It was nice to not pay extra for parking for once. The hotel bar had drinks on the honor system with "to-go" cups ready for city adventures. The wine and cheese social in the after noon was a good pause to meet others staying at the same location. The breakfast was included and enjoyable. The rooms were clean and large with mine having a nice updated bathroom and walk out communal balcony/porch.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kurt K
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Hey Kurt K,

Sometimes we have a few last-minute availabilities and it was so great to have you come stay with us. Savannah is a beautiful city and it is great to be able to show off all her assets to new guests. We are happy you enjoyed everything at the inn for your stay. Please do visit us again for a longer period next time!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin, Sarah, and Janice
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

In early May, 2014, 10 of us childhood friends, now spread throughout the country, came together in Savannah for a long weekend to celebrate turning 60 in 2014. We chose The Dresser Palmer House from among many highly-rated B & B’s, and this lovely home not only met, but far exceeded our high expectations. The staff--Kolin, Sarah, and Janice—were gracious, helpful, and knowledgeable, and went out of their way to accommodate the needs and requests of each guest. It was clear to me that each of them enjoy interacting with people and love their job. Another recent reviewer complained that the owner is not on-site. For me, this was a non-issue, because the staff are so highly committed to making sure the guests have a fabulous experience both at the house and in Savannah. In fact, I must commend the owner for his skill in hiring what is probably the best hospitality staff in the south, and possibly in the country! The grounds and rooms were beautiful and well-maintained. I visited most of the 8 rooms our group occupied, and thought each one had a unique character and a lot of charm. Although the rooms are period in architecture and furnishings, the bathrooms are modern; this is a plus. Kolin, who I believe has a culinary background, served us delicious breakfasts each morning. He also systematically visits Savannah’s better restaurants and tours, so that he can make educated recommendations to Dresser Palmer guests based on the current performance of those places. The long front porch shown in photographs is a pleasant place to relax and socialize, as is the back courtyard area. Several rooms on the top level also have balconies--some private and some shared. Another nice feature of Dresser Palmer is its proximity of just 1.5 blocks to the gorgeous Forsyth Park. I stayed in the suite—Johnny Mercer—and it was just as elegant and comfortable as the photos suggest. The large sitting area in the suite provided a good place for our group to socialize after hours, without disturbing other guests. In conclusion, we had a wonderful reunion, and staying at The Dresser Palmer House was an important factor influencing our overall experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank J0niAnn
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
J0niAnn,

What an AMAZING weekend we had with your group! You all are such sweet and fun ladies. It was great to see you all come together when some of you hadn't seen each other in decades. It was fun to show you a good time and recommend great new places for y'all to experience together. We know some of you are already planning another trip to see us soon and we're all excited!!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin. Sarah, and Janice
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Oklahoma City, OK
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

While my husband and I enjoyed the Dresser Palmer House, there are some negative points. The good points are the location, the great front porch, our wonderful room with the gorgeous bathroom (the Samuel Palmer room), and the welcoming staff. The negative points were that the breakfast was almost cold, the lack of cable for the TV, and the absence of the owner. I attribute the problems with the Dresser Palmer to the lack of an on-site owner and not to the staff. During our stay, the very nice chef worked virtually alone in the kitchen, trying to prepare breakfast for about 18 guests at once which explains why the food was nearly cold. If he had more help, he would be able to get the food out at the proper temperature. The housekeeper, Janice, who is a real treasure, definitely needs more help. Kolin and Sarah, who answer the phone and check in the guests, are very gracious but they also need more support. It appears as though the owner is only interested in the home as an investment which is a shame because the property is beautiful but it is lacking that special something that would make a stay there spectacular. There are some portions of the home that need more attention and decoration, most of which can be attributed to an owner who does not live on-site and run the B & B himself. It's also seriously lacking a woman's touch, particularly in the public areas (sorry, guys). As the prices are high in comparison to other B & B's in the same area of Savannah, the owner should consider either lowering the price of the rooms or employing a larger staff so that the Dresser Palmer House can deliver as advertised.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JoanR1950
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KolinDPH_Innkeeper, Manager at Dresser Palmer House, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Hi JoanR1950,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Dresser Palmer House. We are glad you enjoyed the home and its location. Its great to be able to walk anywhere from our front door! We do apologize for any slack in service and overall satisfaction of the inn. When we get into high season like this, we DO need a lot of support and we are in the process of hiring another person to help with laundry, outdoor maintenance, and to maintain the parlor and other main spaces. When we get this person started, we will have much more time to help with breakfast, to pay more attention to the details that make an inn so charming and welcoming, and to focus on the guests needs. Thank you for your observations and kind words. We will definitely take them all to heart and move forward with a list of things that we should do daily to make everyone feel welcome!

From all of us at The Dresser Palmer House: Kolin, Sarah, Janice, and Lovett
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Property: Dresser Palmer House
Address: 211 East Gaston Street, Savannah, GA 31401-5611
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Savannah > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Savannah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dresser Palmer House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located within the nation’s largest urban Historic Landmark District, Dresser Palmer House, a historic Savannah bed and breakfast, offers an elegant southern vacation setting with quaint hospitality to delight the most discriminating traveler. Come stay at one of Savannah’s oldest and most exclusive locations, one block from world famous Forsyth Park.Built in 1876 by Henry Dresser and Samuel Palmer, this 11,000 square foot Italianate townhouse now operates as one of Savannah’s finest bed and breakfast inns, providing a variety of distinctive accommodations from king canopy beds and private baths to our ADA compliant lift and guest suite.At the Dresser Palmer House bed and breakfast in Savannah, you will find amenities normally seen in much larger hotels, coupled with the personal attention found only in the very best inns. We invite you to come and experience true southern hospitality at its finest. ... more   less 
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