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Catherine Ward House Inn in Savannah, GA

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Rating: 5.00

Address: 118 E Waldburg St, Savannah, GA, 31401

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    Comments (18):

    1. L P.
    I stayed at the Catherine Ward House last year and it was awesome!!

    I was looking for a bed and breakfast that wasn't too homely.  I didn't want to feel like I was staying at a relative's house.  I also wanted to stay at a design-conscious place (not a chintz covered place).  

    The Catherine Ward House was perfect in these respects, and more.  The owner/operator doesn't live on the premises (or at least she didn't when I stayed there) so it doesn't feel at all like you are staying in someone's personal home.  She does have a site manager who stays overnight should issues arise in the evenings.  

    The home is -very- tastefully decorated yet comfortable.  I liked that the website has photos of all the rooms, and you can choose a specific room if you like.  I stayed in the Garden Room which was lovely.  It is a little small for two guests, but perfect for one.  The room is on the garden level facing the rear-courtyard so it is quiet and perfect for sleeping in.  I did get to peak into the two other garden rooms and they looked nice as well.  There is no building adjacent to CWH so these rooms get wonderful sunlight.   Yelpers can look for themselves but prices for the rooms are very reasonable for Savannah.

    Breakfast is plentiful and -delicious- (and included in the room price).  I enjoyed lingering for coffee before setting out for my day.  

    The owner is a wonderful lady, friendly and spunky.  She'll help you make any arrangements you wish: tours, dinner reservations, whatever.   I enjoyed many conversations with her.  She has provided each guest room with a historic guide to the city (for use only during your stay, not for keeps!!!!) and a copy of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to watch in the evenings if you wish.

    The house is located on the edge of the historic district but still not a hard distance from the main sights (I arrived in Savannah without a car, so all of my sightseeing was done on foot, and it wasn't a problem to walk every day).  There is plentiful parking for those with a car.  

    I would love to stay at CWH again.  I don't know what occasion will take me back to Savannah but I hope to have the chance, just to stay at the Catherine Ward House.  I highly recommend this place!

    06/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Josie F.
    I've never stayed at a B&B so didn't know what to expect.  It was beyond my expectations.  Leslie who worked their was beyond friendly.  She gave us great suggestion on things to do during our stay.  The breakfast was so good it tasted like Paula Dean made it herself.  HIGHLY recommend it :o)

    16/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Scott R.
    This place is amazing! If you come to a historical town like Savannah you need to stay in an historical residence like this. The place is beautiful and run like any upscale five star resort. Leslie and her staff are extremely personable and ready serve any need. It is the gold standard for a romantic getaway and stay. They have a great breakfast, great people, and overall great experience.

    29/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Melinda M.
    Only spent one night here at the beginning of July, but it was a GREAT experience. Everyone who worked at the inn was very nice, hospitable, helpful, and welcoming. We stayed in the Hibernian Room, which was pet-friendly. There were some pretty intense cleaning fluid smells when we first arrived, but apparently the guests in the room before us had checked out a bit late so they had just finished cleaning. There is refrigerator in the room with free waters and sodas and room to store your own things as well. The bathroom is very small, but clean and completely fine for us. The entire inn was very clean, unique, peaceful, and in a perfect location. It was an easy walk, pedi-cab, or trolley ride from downtown, but still nice and quiet. Breakfast in the morning is served at 2 separate times so that you can sleep in and still eat if you want. The food was so delicious and the other guests were incredibly friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the Inn to anyone.

    24/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Samuel L.
    In the context of a "right-out-of-a-damn-movie," quiet, beautiful, and romantic (I know, I know) B&B scenario -- Catherine Ward House, or at least our room and experience, is a solid five stars.

    LOCATION: My girlfriend and I came out to Savannah for a weekend to explore and relax, and a B&B was in the cards. Not that we knew this ahead of time, neither of us having been to Savannah, but we lucked out location-wise. There are a few Savannah locales in which we could have found a decent B&B: River Road area, along Bull St., or up by Forsyth Park (where CWH sits). Maybe more. On a side road off the park, this place is quiet and calm, without any foot traffic, tourists, or drunk SCAD kids, but still very much within reach of the the uber-"cute" strip and Savannah's more hoppin' areas. Everything is readily accessible, but not in your face. GREAT location.

    ROOM: The girlfriend did the research and the room selection (the getaway was her gift to me) and she struck gold. Huge room, very nicely appointed in classy and classic fixtures and furnitures, working fireplace, enormous bed, soft pillows, and a jacuzzi (large enough for two). Now, apparently we stayed in just about the nicest room, and others (again, apparently) weren't nearly as spacious or luxurious -- but I'm reviewing what we did experience, not what we didn't.

    BREAKFAST: Because come on -- I food-blog, and must review the breakfast. Included, of course, which was nice, and superb. Fresh fruit, orange juice, and strong coffee constituted a solid and acceptable start. The main dish, which was definitely the centerpiece, was a praline french toast souffle-style dish, the likes of which I've had before, but never quite like this. French bread is left to soak in egg, milk, butter and spices overnight, topped with brown sugar, butter, and pecan (praline) topping, and baked -- essentially, french toast from the oven. VERY delicious, VERY sweet, even a bit too rich for me (but I blame my predilection for the savory in the morning, not the house recipe). Absolutely pregnant with a strong pecan flavor, the dish is likely to have filled my "Southern food" quota for some time. Fine sausage on the side; all around, a very pleasant, filling, and Savannah-esque brunch to begin our day. As a suggestion, if you can roll out of bed at 8:30 for the first seating of breakfast, do so -- you'll have a quieter, calmer experience. (Met some nice folks from the Northeast. ALSO: Idea for a reality TV show -- Awkward Breakfasts with Strangers! I'd watch it.)

    If we return to Savannah, I would strongly consider staying at the Catherine Ward House again, and only decide otherwise if we chose to try something new. For a quick weekend in a pretty little town for some quiet R&R at a B&B, this was perfect.

    06/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Jerry C.
    the  Best
    This is my first review, one which I never thought I'd write, but our experience was too good to be left without comment. it all started with Leslie, the Inn owner who greeted us with such warmth that we knew immediately that we had chosen the right place. We sat in the living room that was decorated in an eclectic mix of historic & modern, and was airy and comfortable. Leslie offered to assist us in any way that would make our stay in Savannah memorable, and with her extensive help, it was!  Leslie took us through the house and to our room which was in a separate building. It was huge and inviting with a king-size bed and modern decor. It had a kitchen nook with fridge and microwave, and an amazing bathroom with a glass enclosed shower. We felt right at home. Although this all seemed too good to be true, the best was yet to come. Breakfast!  Simple, yet generous, imaginative, and elegantly served. Day one: fresh fruit cup, ham & eggs cooked to perfection, a delicious warm scone, and plenty of OJ and coffee. Day two: fresh fruit cup with different fruits, eggs accompanied by pork tenderloin (yes!)_with an amazing teriyaki sauce, coffee cake, OJ, coffee. Day three:  Fresh fruit, the most deliciously different french toast ever, (eggs too if you want them) link sausages, .... etc. It all starts with Leslie who sets the tone and delivers every time. We were so taken that we added an extra day to our planned two-day stay. In over 50 years of travel including many, many B&B's, this was the best one we've ever experienced. Thank you Leslie.

    26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Tess K.
    Our stay at the Catherine Ward House was an excellent experience.  My husband had reservations about staying in a B&B.  But between the antiques, the friendly service, excellent food and beautiful room it surpassed all expectations.  I would suggest this place to my friends and family as it was a memorable stay.

    22/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Catherine K.
    My temporarily-long-distance Guy and I planned a Romantic Getaway Rendezvous Weekend (RGRW) in Savannah.  Because it was an RGRW, we wanted a friendly but private B and B close to the historic center of Savannah.  We also wanted access to delicious food and beverages.  We also wanted it to be within our slightly limited budget.

    Leslie and the Catherine Ward House exceeded all our expectations.  You can hardly go wrong with a RGRW, but the service, hospitality, food, conversation, and wonderful accomodations took our RGRW to the next level, which we didn't even think was possible.  

    We stayed in the Garden Room and then moved to the Sea Trade Room because there was a vacancy (and it was even more romantic, with a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub!)  Both were really lovely and perfect for a couple's weekend.  The Garden Room is the smallest of the rooms, but very comfortable and has direct access to the small charming courtyard in the back.  The Sea Trade Room just feels decadent with its luscious curtains and votive candles and chandeliers and enormous bed.  The Inn doesn't sell alcohol, but they do provide wine glasses if you bring your own, which you should.  The fact that it's set apart from the main house gives it an air of privacy.  It even has its own little porch.

    Leslie went above and beyond to ensure that our RGRW was filled with delicious food too.  She made reservations for us at Local 11 10 and Leoci's, both within walking distance, and made sure we sat with her favorite waiter, who was indeed wonderful.  Breakfast is provided every morning, cooked and served in the main house's dining room, which is set elegantly ever morning.  Our two breakfasts there were wonderful...two kinds of fresh fruit, endless supplies of coffee, and an assortment of eggs, caramel French toast, fruit garnishes, juice... basically exactly what you want from a Southern B and B.  You eat breakfast with the other guests, which makes for good conversation and a lovely way to start the morning.

    We so enjoyed ourselves here that we are planning a return RGRW within the month!  Conclusion: if you're in Savannah, stay here.

    07/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Sarah M.
    Fantastic B and B! The home is beautiful and the staff is superb. We stayed for a long weekend for the savannah 1/2 marathon and they were very accommodating to our schedule and our aches and pains.  It truly is a home away from home without any of the work.  The breakfast is outstanding and elegant, the service wonderful.  The staff helped us with other plans and arranged for the haunted tour to pick us up at the front door.  Southern hospitality at it's best.

    28/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Amy K.
    Great place to stay half a block from Forsyth Park within walking distance of most historic sights. The innkeeper, Leslie, and her staff were extremely helpful.  The house is beautifully furnished.  My room was small, but more than adequate with a beautiful four poster bed and wonderful furniture .  The breakfast was delicious.   And, most importantly, it is CLEAN!!  My dog and I enjoyed our visit.

    04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Brian M.
    Yelp isn't where I normally post B & B or hotel reviews.  Better saved for Expedia or some other true travel site.  But Leslie and her staff at the Catherine Ward House were so wonderful that I couldn't resist.

    The room was wonderful.  Light, airy, big bed, roomy bathroom and shower - all modernized.  The house itself was also light and airy.  Just the touch of southern elegance we were looking for.

    But I think it was Leslie that made us love this place.  You won't find a better source of information about the area and what to do in Savannah than Leslie.  Let her make the reservations for you and you won't go wrong.  This is what being an innkeeper is all about!

    24/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Danielle C.
    This BnB is by far the most relaxing and beautiful I've ever visited. Leslie is fantastic, she gives great recommendations, tells funny stories, and keeps the house in astoundingly perfect condition. The breakfasts are delicious (how they cook such great meals in such a tiny kitchen, I'll never know), and the girls who work alongside Leslie are ever so sweet. The house is in the Victorian District, right alongside Forsyth park. Easy walk to the Mercer-Williams house too! I can't wait to go back, and I highly recommend a stay here!

    01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Crystal T.
    Words can hardly describe how much I enjoyed this amazing place. I've been to several domestic and international bed & breakfasts over the years, but this one obliterates them all.

    I overwhelmingly agree with all the raving reviews written prior to mine, so I won't pile-on with redundancies.  Simply put...you should ONLY travel to Savannah when you're able to secure a room or suite at the Catherine Ward House!


    03/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. Sarah B.
    I can't agree more with the other rave reviews, this spot just can't be topped! Very tastefully (and luxuriously!) appointed rooms, warm witty Southern hospitality, scrumptious varied breakfasts, fabulous and quiet location right at the park, our very own fireplace...my boyfriend and I were very sad to leave. Can't wait until our next visit to the Catherine Ward House in Savannah!

    23/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Laura V.
    Had the best experience staying at the Catherine Ward House. I've never stayed in a B&B before, and doubt I will start at a chain hotel moving forward. Leslie and Sonya were great hosts and made us feel at home. They cooked a wonderful breakfast each morning and tended to dietary preferences. They gave us a tour of the building, room, and had chocolate covered strawberries for us when we arrived on Valentine's Day. They had even made a dinner reservation in advance for a guest at Ruth's Chris which we gladly accepted. A clean room every day and helpful suggestions for activities were always given. Location was great - half a block to Forsythe park and 1 mile from everything else. Being comfortable walking shoes. When I return to Savannah I will stay with them.

    16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Mags B.
    Sonja, Sonya, and Leslie did a fabulous job making us feel welcome and comfortable at the Catherine Ward House! The house is located right next to Forsyth Park which is beautiful and an easy and scenic walk down Bull Street to everything else you could possibly want to see or do.

    As soon as we arrived we were given information on parking, tours, restaurants and breakfast (all of the things we were interested in). Sonja set us up with some trolley tickets and some restaurant ideas and we set off. Some of the recommended places that we ate at were The Mansion (ate at the bar- decent burger), Alligator Soul (Sonya made a reservation for us, it is upscale and extremely worth it- simply heavenly), and Vinny Van GoGo's (A MUST-HAVE for pizza). We also enjoyed simply walking around Forsyth Park, a recommended Dash Tour of the Bonaventure Cemetery (AMAZING, highly recommended), and grabbing some To-go frozen adult beverages from Wet Willie's.

    Mike and I stayed in the Jim Williams' Room for two nights. It was very clean, well equipped, and comfortable. The deck was a wonderful place to relax and chat together while enjoying the nice southern weather. On the first day we ate breakfast and enjoyed pleasant conversation at the second seating (9:30am) with four other couples. There was orange juice, (delicious) coffee, and ice water waiting when we arrived. Shortly after sitting Leslie and Sonya began delivering food which consisted of a banana and blackberry parfait, ham (mikes favorite), eggs with cheese and mushrooms, seasoned potatoes, and some wonderful seasoned grape tomatoes as well (my favorite). There was also a little breakfast dessert which was something like a corn pudding. I wish I had taken photos and knew the proper names for some of these items I'd never had before.  Anyway. it was all AMAZING.

    On the second day we had to leave early to catch a ferry to Cumberland Island so I had asked if it would be possible to have some fruit or something easy set out for us before we left. WELL! Leslie got up extra early and prepared a breakfast for just the two of us and I must say it was the sweetest most amazing thing and by far the most special part of our trip. The breakfast was amazing once again and I really enjoyed sitting down and chatting with just Mike and Leslie. It was very personal and I was touched that the Catherine Ward House went so far above and beyond my expectations.

    To prove my point... I have never written a yelp review before, but both Mike and I felt these ladies really deserved it!

    I hope if you are reading this that you stay here, because I know you'll love it.

    10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Tempest B.
    I can't add any additional superlative comments that haven't already been said in previous posts.  Instead, I'll just say thanks Leslie, Sonya and Sonia for making our stay so great.  Gourmet breakfast varied each morning, yet was invariably great!  -John (one-half of "The Boys" 4/27-4/30)

    11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Caleb G.
    A wonderful experience on all levels: great house, fantastic room, friendly hosts, perfect location and a tasty breakfast to boot.

    The house has been restored tastefully and is in great condition. Our room was beautiful, clean, and huge.

    The location was perfect: at the top of Forsyth Park we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go - to the river and back several times.

    The hosts were friendly and gave us good recommendations on where to eat and visit. They prepared eggs, French toast, and fresh fruit and juice for a tasty breakfast.

    What more can I say? The next time I'm in Savannah, you can find me at the Catherine Ward House - as I would definitely stay there again.


    20/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0