Did y’all know that I’m originally from Georgia?
Yup! I was born in northern Georgia and lived there until I was 6 years old, then we moved to a few more places in the South before settling down in Texas, where I’ve been since the I was 12.
So, being a Georgia peach myself, I have been to Savannah many times since I was young. It’s a great place to visit for families, with lots of sight-seeing opportunities and fun things to do. This was the first time I have ever stayed in such a beautiful Inn while I was visiting, though. As I have mentioned (or talked about way too much over the past week or so), my bestie and I took a Southern road trip and Savannah, Georgia was our second stop after New Orleans, and we stayed at the beautiful Hamilton-Turner Inn.
The beautiful house itself it full of Savannah, Georgia history. It’s a stop on every city tour you can go on because it was the first house in town to receive electricity in 1883, and it survived the great Savannah fire of 1898. The owners have done an amazing job of maintaining the mansion’s extraordinary history, and every staff member is ready with interesting stories and facts. Tourists on the street kept coming up to the door trying to get in to poke around the inside, but only guests are allowed in, keeping it quiet and private.
The location was also picture-perfect. Located on Lafayette Square, you’re in walking distance from pretty much everything. We walked to grab some tea at Gryphon Tea Room, and to Perry Rubber Bike Shop just down the street so we could see even more of the city.
One of our favorite parts about the Inn were the lovely touches of hospitality. They had a number of pampering amenities for the guests to enjoy every day including: morning coffee and newspaper in the parlor, afternoon refreshments, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, late evening port, and a nightly turn down service. It was a wonderful way to get to know the other guests and was just really the nicest touch. We sipped on a glass (or two) of wine before heading to our haunted pub crawl and definitely took advantage of all the delicious, house-made snacks.
Our room was a dream come true. This bed, y’all… I never wanted to leave. Everything inside has been updated and redone, making it feel so luxurious. We were on the ground floor, along with 2 other rooms, and we never had a problem with noise from guests who were earlier risers than us. It was really such a relaxing place to stay in every way.
Along with the other amenities, a bountiful breakfast was served in the dining room every morning. The first day we had a croque-madame with potatoes and the second day we had a peach french toast with sausage. It was such a unique experience, completely different from the normal buffet-type breakfasts that are included at other hotels, with a server (Anthony, who is amazing) there to bring us our coffee and juice and give us some tips on where to go explore in the city. We walked out of the dining room every day feeling like we needed to pay an expensive bill because it was such a fabulous breakfast, but it’s all included in the stay.
If you’re visiting Savannah, Georgia and looking for the most quaint, historic, and luxurious Inn, The Hamilton-Turner Inn is the place to be. They have a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor and won the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award, so I’m among many people who have found their stay extraordinary. I can’t wait to come back again for my next trip to Savannah!
This post is in partnership with the Hamilton-Turner Inn. All opinions are my own.