My husband and I have always been hesitant about staying in a B&B because we like our personal space, but when I saw the Hamiliton-Turner Inn on Trip Advisor and read the reviews, my curiosity got the better of me. We booked the Oglethorpe Suite. The young man who greeted us at the front door portrayed an elegant quietness. He took our luggage and escorted us to our room while telling us times for evening hors d'oeuvres, evening port and breakfast, etc. The room was as pictured, "amazing" . On entering our room we heard music playing in the background and on a table we saw a small gift box displayed for us which was filled with delicious chocolate covered brittle. I felt as though I should pinch myself or my husband. We could hear the tour carriage and tour trolley guides telling passengers about the house as they passed by (The Oglethorpe suite is located on a front corner of the house). For just a moment this was our house. The bathroom and room were very clean and not dusty. We immediately went for dinner so we missed the hors d'oeuvres but returned for the evening port which we enjoyed in the Parlor sitting area. As I lay in the bed I could see the shadow of the old oak trees and moss hanging off the limbs. For a moment I imagined this house in its grandeur when women gathered in one room and being a gentlemen meant something. Breakfast was to be served at 9am by the owners we were told. We came down to breakfast where we heard laughter. There was fruit and muffins before the main course was served and plenty of very good coffee served on a beautiful set of china. We met one of the owners, Jim Dunlop who served us as promised. Oh so there are still gentlemen around (besides my husband). He was such a pleasure and also portrayed an elegant quietness. I wondered was this a requirement. We loved it. We were served a huge portion of stuffed french toast and bacon. Oh my goodness! The young couple we sat next to were also B&B 1st timers and we both agreed that if this was going to be our first experience then we had picked the right place. We dined at Alligator Soul and I can not say enough good things about the place. The food, the service and the ambiance (romantic) was just perfect to complete our visit. The Pink House is also a place to try out. Other couples gave rave reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Southern hospitality at the elegant Hamilton-Turner Inn on beautiful Lafayette Square in the center of Savannah's historic district. The Inn has 17 guestrooms and suites. Some accommodations offer romantic fireplaces, and spectacular views of the park. Each day enjoy these complimentary culinary services: full gourmet southern breakfast, sweets in the afternoon, evening wine and hors d'oeuvres, late evening port, and bedtime sweet with turndown service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hamilton Turner Hotel Savannah