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Free Things to do in Savannah

Free Things to do in Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is one of the best-loved cities in the South.  There are endless choices of history and haunted tours, eclectic shopping spots, and fine dining.   The good news for visitors is there’s a also a lot of things things you can do here […]

Book a Last Minute Savannah Getaway

Book a Last Minute Savannah Getaway

Lots of people aren’t fans of doing things last minute.  But there’s something to be said for an unexpected splurge now and then, and nothing fits the bill better than a last minute Savannah getaway. Just imagine, in a matter of hours, you could be […]

Where to Stay in Savannah

Where to Stay in Savannah

Deciding where to stay in Savannah is key to having a great vacation.   Here’s an infographic on six of the top historic inns in Savannah.  Each Inn here maintains top scores on TripAdvisor, is authentically historic, beautifully renovated and offers an abundance of amenities.  The most difficult thing might be deciding which to try first!

Here’s some of the features you might find helpful:

  • Pet Friendly:   Olde Harbour Inn and East Bay Inn
  • Children Welcome:  Marshall House, Olde Harbour and East Bay Inn
  • Adults Only and No Pets:  Kehoe House, The Gastonian and Eliza Thompson House
  • With an Elevator:  Marshall House, East Bay Inn, Kehoe House
  • Near River Street:  Olde Harbour, East Bay Inn, Marshall House, Kehoe House
  • Close to Forsyth Park:  Eliza Thompson House and The Gastonian
  • Bar/Lounge on Site:  Marshall House


Where to Stay When Location is Everything

Nearly everything you’d want to do in historic downtown Savannah is within walking distance.  Click on these links to find a map and distances to each inn’s nearby popular places.
Marshall House  |  East Bay Inn  |  Eliza Thompson House   |  Olde Harbour Inn   |   Gastonian   |   Kehoe House


Where to Stay in Savannah
Where to Stay in Savannah


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12 Things to Do in Savannah Near The Marshall House

12 Things to Do in Savannah Near The Marshall House

Visitors always want to know what are the top things to do in Savannah near The Marshall House.  Here’s an infographic showing a few favorite things that we always recommend.   For more suggestions, including distances from The Marshall House, visit our Area Guide.     […]

A Savannah Elopement Package that Includes Your Friends!

A Savannah Elopement Package that Includes Your Friends!

A Savannah Elopement Package can save you time, money and stress. It can also be incredibly fun, beautiful and romantic.  But some couples hesitate, concerned that friends and relatives might feel left out. The good news is that eloping doesn’t have to mean limiting the […]

4 Ways to Have the Best St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

4 Ways to Have the Best St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

Just thinking about the potential for fun in Savannah next month has us shaking off our winter blues. St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and the concierges at Historic Inns of Savannah  have some suggestions for you. Here are four things they recommend for the best St Patrick’s Day ever this year:


1. Stay in a Haunted Hotel

Sound scary to you? Have another sip of liquid courage, brave up a bit and join us. We’ll admit the haunted reputation of Savannah plays second fiddle to the Irish shenanigans of St. Patrick’s Day; but that doesn’t mean the paranormal vibe disappears. Celebrate the spooky spirit of Savannah by booking a stay in a 19th century historic hotel or B&B. Who knows? You might run into one of our ghosts wearing green and sipping a to-go cup.  Hotels with a haunted reputation to consider:  The Marshall House, The Kehoe House, Eliza Thompson House and East Bay InnIf you’d like to check availability and rates at all of the inns together, click here: March 16 & 17 and March 18 & 19.

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Stay in a Haunted Hotel: The Kehoe House.
Stay in a Haunted Hotel: The Kehoe House (pictured here) still has availability for the 2016 celebration.


2. Take a Haunted Pub Crawl

Continue with the theme of mixing spirits with spirits with one of Savannah’s most popular activities: a Haunted Pub Crawl. Our favorite pub crawls will be crawling on March 16, but not on St. Patrick’s Day. We recommend: Savannah Slow Ride and Cobblestone Tours; and we highly recommend reservations! Both of these tour companies will be closed on the 17th-19th, so if you do want to Pub Crawl, you’ll need to make it St Patrick’s Day eve.

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Take a Haunted Pub Crawl for a fun twist with Savannah's spirits.
Take a Haunted Pub Crawl for a fun twist with Savannah’s spirits.

3. Watch the Parade

Take a break from the ghost hunting and start a search for a leprechaun amid the craziest green ensembles on March 17. The 2016 St Patrick’s Day parade starts at 10:15 am and winds around downtown for approximately three hours. All of the details for this years parade have not been unveiled yet, but the parade route doesn’t usually vary from year to year. Here’s last year’s parade map. We expect it to be much the same this year.

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Parade watching in Savannah
Parade watching in Savannah is a given for the celebration.


4. Eat at One of Our Favorite Casual Savannah Restaurants.

Not-too-fancy, delicious fare will be easy to find if you head to one of our favorite fun spots.  These restaurants will be open on St. Patrick’s Day and are recommended by our concierges.
Jazz’d Tapas Bar  (52 Barnard St) will be open 4-10 on St Patrick’s day.
* Fire Street Food (13 E Perry) will have regular hours on March 17:  11 am-10 pm
* J Christopher’s (122 E. Liberty) – Closes at 3:30, but a great place for breakfast and lunch.
* Chive Seabar and Lounge (4 W. Broughton Street) – Open St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day in Savannah
Casual, fun dining options abound in Savannah during the St Patrick’s Day celebration days.

Here’s some more information about our hotels for a St. Patrick’s Day visit.  (Sorry, River Street fans…Olde Harbour Inn on River Street is already sold out.)

1) The Marshall House:

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - The Marshall House Hotel
The Marshall House

The Marshall House has been voted Best Haunted Hotel (USA Today) and Best Boutique Hotel in Savannah (Savannah Magazine), and it ranks right at the top of guests’ Savannah favorites on TripAdvisor, so it’s a great choice. This hotel is on Broughton Street and boasts one of Savannah’s  finest restaurants and a very upbeat and popular lounge, 45 Bistro, on its first floor. Built in 1851, The Marshall House has  sixty-eight  guest rooms. Its Broughton Street location is a hot spot for a spirited good time for parade-goers. There’s still availability for some rooms at this centrally-located hotel. We recommend a visit to their website or a phone call to work out the best room for you.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

2) The East Bay Inn: 

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - East Bay Inn
East Bay Inn

Located directly on the parade route, this Inn is always popular for parade- and people-watching. The East Bay Inn is perfectly situated for walking through the party…then taking a break…and then re-joining the fun at your own leisure. This Inn is small and intimate — with only 28 guest rooms, and its location on the parade route, it always sells out.  Give them a call if this sounds like your kind of place to enjoy the event.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

3) The Eliza Thompson House:

Two blocks off the parade route, the Inn is located in the

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Eliza Thompson House
Eliza Thompson House

heart of residential historic Savannah.  Here you’ll be just a couple of blocks from Forsyth Park and the green’d fountain.  It’s near Savannah’s decorated squares and popular historic sites, and has its own secret Savannah garden. Highly recommended by guests on TripAdvisor, the Eliza Thompson House is a remarkable small hotel and makes a memorable place to stay.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

4) The Kehoe House:

Classic and

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - The Kehoe House
The Kehoe House

sophisticated, The Kehoe House Bed and Breakfast Inn is located on Columbia Square.  It is central to the parade and is just one block off Bay Street and two blocks from the River Street festivities.  It’s right around the corner from The Marshall House, so it’s convenient to Broughton Street, City Market, and River Street.  However, this 4-diamond Inn has only 13 guest rooms, and will positively be sold out soon; so contact The Kehoe House soon if you wish to book here. Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

5) The Gastonian:

For fans of elegance, sophistication, and the fun of Forsyth

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - The Gastonian
The Gastonian

Park, this is a four-diamond hotel of choice, as it’s located one block away from the famous green’d fountain. This award-winning inn is located in a residential neighborhood, near all the fun, but in an excellent position to provide a peaceful, truly relaxing Savannah afternoon after the party. Of the six Inns in the B&B of Savannah collection, this is the most peaceful Inn during the celebrations. Parking should be less troublesome here than in other parts of the city.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.


Wherever you choose to stay, we do hope to see you in Savannah!

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How to Plan an Historic Savannah, GA Elopement

How to Plan an Historic Savannah, GA Elopement

It couldn’t be easier or more fun to plan a Savannah elopement.   Here are six steps we recommend for booking a Savannah Elopement Package with Historic Inns / Bed & Breakfasts of Savannah. 1.  Select an Inn You’ve already chosen Savannah, so you’re on the […]

Six Romantic Savannah Getaways

Six Romantic Savannah Getaways

US News & World Report Travel recently ranked Savannah as the nation’s #5 Best Romantic Getaway.  With that kind of endorsement, a romantic Savannah getaway should definitely be in your plans!  Here are six historic Savannah inns that specialize in romantic Savannah getaways. The Kehoe House […]

Get Married in Savannah!  2016 Elopement & Wedding Packages

Get Married in Savannah! 2016 Elopement & Wedding Packages

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Elopements and weddings don’t get any more romantic than the ones set in historic Savannah. There’s just something about the moss-covered oak trees, azaleas and cobblestones that make an exceptional backdrop for nuptials. So if Savannah’s on your list of possible places to get married, check out the 2016 Elopement Packages offered by these three Historic Inns of Savannah:  The Gastonian, The Kehoe House and The Marshall House.

Each offers a basic Savannah Elopement Package, which includes:

  • Two-night stay in the Inn’s very best room
  • Ceremony location & the Officiant
  • Small wedding cake
  • Champagne and keepsake flutes
  • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
  • Romantic carriage ride (Included at The Kehoe House, optional at The Gastonian & The Marshall House)

These packages are simple, but ideal, for a beautiful private wedding experience; with less stress and worry than you can possibly imagine.  Plus, these  packages are surprisingly affordable (starting at $1,250 at The Marshall House).

Savannah Elopement

Savannah Elopement at The Kehoe House. Photo by Dream Weaver Photography.
Photo by Dream Weaver Photography

What About Guests?

If a true “just for two” elopement doesn’t work for you, the Inns have Savannah Wedding Package options that will delight your guests. There’s always the option of including a room or two for close friends or family so they can attend the more personal elopement ceremonies.   And yes, we will probably still call it an “elopement” — even if you plan it ahead of time and invite a few guests!

  • The Gastonian offers a wedding package for 14-16 guests and another one for up to 34 guests.
  • The Kehoe House has a wedding package for up to 26 guests, when you rent the whole-house.
  • The Marshall House has three packages:
    1.  Veranda Elopement for Two – Just the Bride & Groom
    2.  Veranda Elopement with 1-6 guests + Bride & Groom
    3.  Private Veranda Wedding for up to 20 guests + Bride & Groom

If none of these wedding packages seem quite perfect for you, there’s help for that too.  Just contact us with your details, and we’ll help put together the perfect Savannah Elopement Package for you and your love…and maybe your friends and family too!   Complete our contact us form below, or visit our site to Learn More.


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Savannah Elopement at The Marshall House. Photo by Dream Weaver Photography
Photo by Dream Weaver Photography


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DIY Marshall House Pineapple Christmas Tree

DIY Marshall House Pineapple Christmas Tree

The pineapple, the symbol of hospitality, is well-known and much-loved in Savannah, Georgia.   At The Marshall House, we love it so much, we’ve been decorating our Christmas tree as this fabulous fruit for more 15 years! This year, the hotel’s traditional Pineapple Tree got a […]