We had the pleasure of staying at The 1895 Inn Savannah Georgia for three nights in April.
This was our first time staying at a B & B and the owners, Ed and Robert, were wonderful hosts with great attention to detail.
This was more of a last minute trip that we decided to take, after getting a notice about Hertz rental car deal, that I wrote about in a previous post. We booked our room a couple of weeks before arriving.
I had been checking prices for the hotels in historic Savannah and they were either very expensive or did not have any rooms available. I decided to check on staying at a B & B and went to TripAdvisor to find a place. I was intrigued when I read all of the outstanding reviews for The 1895 Inn and what they had to offer. The price included a hot gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine hour, late evening desserts served in the media room, free wireless internet, and free parking. When I called, someone had just cancelled their reservations and I immediately reserved the room. This B & B books up quickly, so plan accordingly.
We stayed in The Sovereign Room. This room is located on the top floor at the front of the house. There are two flights of stairs to take to get to the top floor.
The second floor, steps to the third floor.
We enjoyed the comfortable four poster canopy bed, decorated with gold and cream fabrics. The décor and artwork in this room was exquisite.
This room had the largest bathroom, and offered a deep soaker tub, which I enjoyed.
There was a second floor media room, where we could watch a large screen tv, read a book, or watch a movie from their large collection of DVDs. We used this area when we returned in the evenings to enjoy our tasty chocolate cake.
Included with our stay was a delicious hot gourmet breakfast which was served on different set of fine china every morning. Breakfast was served promptly at 9:00 a.m every morning.
Breakfast was scrumptious and very filling. This resulted in us eating a very late lunch or early dinner. We always returned for the wine hour where we talked to other guests and our hosts about our day, before heading out for the evening. When we returned in the evening, a yummy chocolate cake was served in the media room along with a refrigerator filled with water and soda. This gave us a chance to unwind from a busy day of sightseeing.
The 1895 Inn was filled with gorgeous antiques, artwork and collectables. It gave us an appreciation of the history of Savannah and what other houses might look like inside as we walked around the historic district.
There was even a Picasso in the powder room.
They also offered an outside enclosed patio.
But the real king of the house was Dudley. He was adorable, I could have taken him home with me.
The location of The 1895 Inn Savannah is perfect for easy walking of the Historic District. Parking along the street was not a problem, as they provided a parking pass to display in our car during our stay. We only drove our car one afternoon to have a late lunch and explore Tybee Island before returning to Savannah.
Ed and Robert made us feel right at home and our vacation at The 1895 Inn has set the bar high for future stays at B&Bs. This experience makes me wonder what took us so long to stay at a B&B. Do you stay in B&Bs when you travel?