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The Gastonian in Savannah, GA

The Gastonian in Savannah, GA

Specialties

The Gastonian is a four-diamond, award-winning bed and breakfast inn in Savannah, recognized by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as one of the finest places to stay in the world. This luxury Savannah Inn features 17 intimate guest rooms--all uniquely furnished and named after prominent Savannah natives such as Flannery O'Connor, Juliette Gordon Low and Mary Telfair. All guest rooms at our historic Savannah B&B have working fireplaces. Guests are given personalized breakfast menus, and can choose either a silver tray service or may join other guests for family-style breakfasts. A complimentary selection of tea, hors d'oeuvres and wine, is served each afternoon. Desserts and cordials are served in the evenings.

History

Established in 1868.

The Gastonian, comprised of two striking Regency-Italianate style mansions, rests in the heart of Savannah's beautiful Historic District. Built in 1868, these majestic mansions, like many of Savannah's old homes, serve as reminders of Savannah's rich history.

The exterior cracks along the mansions' façade and a crack along the fireplace in the original kitchen of The Gastonian were caused by an earthquake that struck the Coastal Empire in the late 1800s. Many Savannahians fled their homes during the panic. The Gastonian remained standing.

In December of 2000, The Gastonian was selected for membership in the international association of luxury hotels and restaurants known as Relais & Chateaux. No other hotels in Savannah enjoy membership in this very elite group, which has distinguished The Gastonian as one of the finest luxury hotels in the world.

On April 1, 2005, HLC Hotels, Inc., a Savannah-owned and operated hotel management company, purchased The Gastonian and added it to its d

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.82

Address: 220 E Gaston St, Savannah, GA, 31401
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Comments (22):

1. Greg R.
Very nice stay. Breakfast great (ate in the kitchen). Large nice room with large bathroom and excellent shower. Forsyth Park only two blocks walk. Excellent place for walk, jog or run. Wide sidewalks around perimeter; almost one mile around. Many walkways inside park.

22/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Kate C.
What a great place. I was worried about staying here because when you look at the map of Savannah, it seems like the Gastonian is on the outskirts of town. My assumption couldn't have been more off base. Granted, it's not as close to the water as some other places to stay, but for me that was one of the positives. The waterfront is touristy and tacky. The Gastonian is in a beautiful neighborhood that we got to walk through every night on our way home. The food at the Gastonian was another real plus. Every morning, afternoon and night food was served...and not wine, grapes and cheese, but homemade gastronomic delights. Our room had real character and the grounds were beautiful. Highly recommend.

21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Tracey C.
Can I live here forever? I think the rest of my days would be lovely if I could have a nice breakfast served in my room and eaten on a sunny balcony . Walter, Laura, and Boo are the best hotel staff members ever.

The building is about 150 years old and gorgeous. You have a fireplace in your room for God sakes. It has some quirks, such as fold in doors to the bathroom that don't quite close all the way and creaky floors but it is older than everyone on the planet so that is to be expected. Those quirks can also be overlooked when you have a whirlpool tub and one of the most comfortable beds in the world. It is perfect for crashing onto after eating and drinking more than one should.

The best part is enjoying delicious canapés served in the parlor where, with the assistance of our friends, Merlot, chardonnay, and white zinfandel, you and the other guests tend to get a little chatty and you find out a lot of interesting tidbits about relative strangers. If you can't get them to say something juicy at tea time try again after some port or brandy at dessert.

Interesting tidbit: If you come here with a same sex friend people will assume you are gay as most people here are married couples. It is nice to know that people can be so accepting/tolerant . Our hotel menu was even printed up as Mrs & Mrs. ______.

23/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Melissa B.
I wish I could give The Gastonian more then 5 stars!  If you are looking for Southern Hospitality you must stay here!  The accomodations are clean and beautful.  The concierge is extremely pleasant and helpful.  The breakfast is cooked to order with waiter service and is excellent.  There is an appetizer/wine event daily in the evening, as well as a seperate dessert/coffee nightly.  In the main room there is a wonderful book with pictures and menus of local restaurants.  There are a lot of stairs in the Inn but the concierge is more then helpful.  Each room has a working fireplace and the turn down service was welcomed.  Our stay in Savannah was exceptional!  I would love to return and I would most definetely stay at The Gastonian.  If they'd let me completely move in, I probably would have just stayed!  The price is extremely reasonable once you see all that is included once your there!

21/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. G Z.
This inn made my trip to Savannah. I was a lone traveler and felt so welcome in the inn by the staff and the other guests.

It is an exceptionally beautiful building, perfectly located in the historic district and close to everything. My room was huge and had a sitting area in addition to the bed.

The breakfasts were a very pleasant surprise. They were so tasty and the service was very elegant. The bonus is that there is afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres and late-night cordials, which makes for a lovely way to socialize.

09/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Dennis S.
As good as it gets, in a great city.

The Gastonian is a well-rated bed and breakfast for good reason.  Terrific rooms with fire places, old world charm throughout, friendly and professional staff, complimentary Southern breakfast, complimentary tea, wine, and hors d'oeuvres, complimentary cordials and desserts, nice reading material and furnishings in the parlors, friendly other guests to chat with over wine or cordials.  It's all perfect.

You can have your customized breakfast in your room, but it's more fun to eat in the kitchen.  Their chef is a charming lady whose been cooking for many years.  She has a wonderful banter she entertains with as she cooks.  (She was off to a Food Channel audition the day after we were last there.)  

It's a great walk-around neighborhood, not far from downtown.  There's nothing we would change about The Gastonian Inn.

26/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. tiphanie w.
A wonderful establishment!!
I would return here again and again and again. Hell, I'd live there if they let me!!!
However, they won't and I can't see myself moving to Savannah anytime in the future.
But the stay there, even as brief as it was (one night) was fantastic.

-The night before we had stayed at the Riverside Inn (also comfortable and enjoyable). The reason for the change of hotel was experience and wanting to see the fireworks on the river from the room, not a crowd -

So back to the Gastonian. I'm embarrased to say that it was my first time in a B&B but now it won't be my last.
Why on earth anyone would stay in a Marriot or Hyatt in a place like Savannah is beyond me. You keep those places for the late night drive down 95.

The Gastonian and it's employees are so pleasant, and cordial with all the southern politeness and hospitality you could ask for.
The place is decorated beautifully! No hotel furniture here!!
Each room's pieces have been selected and arranged in such a way that it's not over the top & gaudy and you feel like you belong in a true home of 1865. Oh...you can't beat the fireplaces in every room either!

Breakfast was served to me and my sweetie in our room beneath silver trays. We had opted for that over breakfast in the kitchen just cause we were lazy following our previous day out and about. And breakfast was delish! When was the last time I had breakfast in bed??? So long ago and I can't remember when.
The evening before there was wine and  hors d'oeuvres in the dinning room. Of course we pretty much cleaned them out of a bottle of red! We also met a pretty cool couple from Switzerland on a big road trip down the East Coast. Seems as though they have seen more of my coast than I have!
We didn't partake though in dessert and cordials later that evening.

The Gastonian was just a very pleasing experience all around. Perfect for romantic couples, close to  a lot of things without being right in the middle of it. Off the beaten track so to speak.
If you stay here or on that side of town, it really is a great place to bring your bike! There's also pedicabs that'll pick you up. So by no means think it's location is far away from the 'action' so to speak. You couldn't be in a better spot!

18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Bryan B.
I stayed at the Gastonian in March 2011 (wasn't on Yelp! at the time, so getting caught up with my reviews...this was originally posted on another site, but I'm posting here, too) and had a great time. The rooms were nice & well kept. The house was very charming. The staff was cordial and fun to talk too. Especially Calvin - he cooked the (included) breakfast. Not only did he do an outstanding job with the food, he was fun to talk too as we enjoyed breakfast. He is a true example of why Savannah is the "Hostess City of the South"!

Included with the price was a very nice room (and decently sized), breakfast (with the option to eat in the kitchen or have tray service in-room), wine/h'or devours in the afternoons, and cordials in the evenings. The house is old, so expect to hear some floor-board creaking noise, but that adds to the charm.

Definitely somewhere I'll stay again!

07/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Joella D.
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at The Gastonian.

Room: We were lucky to have the honeymoon suite for a great deal. This room is not located in the main building which I though was great. It is an amazing room. Extremely large, clean and comfortable with fireplaces in both the bedroom and bathroom. The tub was amazing - although it took way to long to fill up it was great to soak in a bubble bath after a long day of walking. The bed was very comfortable but the nightstands are to far away from the bed. The TV is small in this room and oddly placed - very hard to watch it from bed. The toilet room is small and the door does not close all the way but this did not bother me at all. The turn down service was a treat and the room was kept clean by the staff.

Food: We were pleased with the food. Each night you receive a menu to select your items for the next day. You may have a tray service delivered to your room or have your breakfast in the main house with the other guests. We chose to eat in the kitchen/dinning room and enjoyed having conversations with the other guests and the kitchen staff. Food was always cooked to order, fresh and tasty.  I recommend if you can to return to the B&B and enjoy the lovely wine and snacks they provide in the afternoon as well as the cordials ans desserts in the evening.

Staff: The staff was very helpful and friendly they made us feel welcomed and at home through out the stay.

Location: Right in the historic district 2 blocks away from Forsyth park. Nice charming neighborhood. Good restaurants within walking distance and a very nice 15 walk to the river.  

Overall a most romantic stay in a charming house with lovely rooms, beautiful gardens, friendly staff and good food. A five star for sure.

29/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Ny D.
We LOVED this place. The staff really took care of us and made us feel at home. A+ customer service. The house was stunning. Our room was immaculate and so beautiful. We will visit again, for sure!

01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Jessica W.
First trip to Savannah, first stay at a bed & breakfast. The Gastonian exceeded my expectations-beautiful, friendly staff, delicious breakfast (first experience with grits....mmmm) amazing decor, great location, huge room, fabulous bed, evening cocktail/dessert hour. Just delightful! :)

08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Robert B.
We had been here 11 years ago and our comments would have mirrored the 5 star reviews currently posted.  This time the 4 of us independently felt that the place had gone downhill from the cleanliness of the rooms to the breakfasts to the service.  What's the old saying "you can't go home again."
I doubt that we will be back or  recommend this place to our friends.

17/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Jacob P.
Great rooms, service, grounds, location!

13/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Jay L.
Stayed here for our Honeymoon back in March of 2014. The place was incredible, service was top knotch, and the food and drinks was amazing. Can't wait to go back again, hopefully soon.

04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Jillian C.
Adore this hotel and the concierge, Lance:) Southern hospitality at its finest, with gorgeous rooms, great food and excellent service. I'm having a ball:)

30/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Alex L.
Assuming what should have been a five-star review, minus two stars for the room condition, plus one for the staff. We stayed in the Caracalla Honeymoon Suite. It is a grand and unique room, but it wasn't in the tip-top condition I expect from the flagship room at a 4-diamond hotel. The door to the bathroom didn't close, the moulding over the the bathtub was falling off, the gas fireplaces need updating (was like lighting a gas grill with a match - make sure you stand back), the tub wasn't pristine, and a minor annoyance: despite having a dimmer on the light switch, the lights didn't dim. The staff and front desk was exceedingly helpful and polite, and the breakfast was great.

10/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Jesse D.
17 rooms, parking around back, we stayed on a ground floor room with a beautiful and large bathroom including a cool ceiling mirror. Susan was amazing, helpful and entertaining. Make sure you ask for cake right at 8PM when they serve it COMPLIMENTARY. The Gastonian lays on a lovely block and makes you see a lot of the historic district because of its location.

11/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Jenny B.
My husband and I came here on our Babymoon during President's Day weekend. It was absolutely wonderful! Our king size bed provided the best night's sleep (which says a lot since I was 8 months pregnant at the time). The spa-like tube was also so deep that my entire belly could be covered with water. They provided your choice of breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and desserts at night. They would even save you the desserts if you weren't going to be there in time. All of the staff were courteous and generous the entire time. They gave us food and tourist site advice, which helped and ordered us cabs whenever needed. It is in the historic district, not downtown so it is very quiet and relaxing. We thought parking would be worse. We had to park on the street and move the car once because of street cleaning, but we walked everywhere else. This is not the party type of place, but is perfect for a romantic getaway. I would love to go back!

23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Barbara B.
Beautiful beautiful room and bathroom. I was really surprised how spacious the room and bathroom was. The decor was accented around the beautiful historian home. The staff was great and friendly. They would turn down your beds leaving you a nice late night treat and a card letting you know what the forecast would be the next day. The staff accommodated you with anything you needed. The location was nice too, wasn't too far from Broughton and main attraction area. Everything was within walking distance.  I would definitely come stay here again!

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Jo El S.
Be forewarned: For the rest of your life *every* hotel you stay at will *always* be held in comparison with The Gastonian. It is TRULY an unforgettable Bed and Breakfast with pampering well worth the cost.

For our Honeymoon I researched to find the most romantic location to spend our FIRST night as husband and wife---I wanted a place with enchanting decor from a more noble past but not so "Anne of Green Gables" that it would be a libido turnoff. The Gastonian was the perfect combination with plenty of privacy for the blushing newlyweds! We stayed in The Carriage House which is essentially your own *private* two story brick apartment with a porcelain claw-foot tub (big enough for TWO) and a balcony on the second story with wrought iron furniture. The walls were exposed brick and the hand carved wooden bed was so high you had to use the stepping stool. It was absolutely lovely and I couldn't imagine a better place for our Honeymoon!

I don't think The Gastonian can be described as merely a "Bed and Breakfast" since it also provides gourmet afternoon hors d'oeuvres and wine as well as various desserts and Cordials at the nightly reception. You feel spoiled by all the extras and attention! The staff is incredible with genuine concern about your weekend escape!

In the morning you have your choice of pre-ordered breakfast delivered to your door (on a silver tray with coffee service!) or dine in the main hall. For the first morning of our Honeymoon I  ordered this delicious Spinach Florentine Eggs Benedict and my husband ordered the French toast. It was luxurious to just get out of the bath, wrap up in my robe, and then have breakfast waiting for us in the sunshine. It was a beautiful spring morning on the balcony overlooking Savannah and I was there with my husband smoking his pipe!

The staff really goes over and above the customer service you receive at most lodgings. While my husband slept in the next morning, I went inside the main house to get myself some coffee. One of the attentive employees greeted me, brought me a plate of scones, and invited me to sit on the couch and read a newspaper while I ate and drank. I honestly cannot say enough about this amazing institution If you're looking for a weekend satiated in romantic ambiance and pampering!

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13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Justin L.
Nice
Staff and
The place looks
Fantastic. Has
Free meals, wifi, and a few parking spots.

22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Marie B.
I'm a local hairstylist here in Savannah. I do A LOT of hair for weddings, so I've been to many b&b's for bridal hair appointments...

Most b&b's I've been to don't really concern themselves with me, as I'm not a paying guest, which is understandable, I'm more like "staff".  But as soon as I walked in to the Gastonian I was treated as a guest. EVERYONE greeted me and offered me water.  They even had someone carry my bags to the brides room.  On our way up I even got a little history/ tour of the house, which is absolutely lovely, by the way. I've never stayed at the Gastonian, but they treated me (neither staff, nor guest) with nothing less than the utmost cordiality.  

The brides room was huge and beautiful. It had antique furniture, historic charm, but simultaneously wasn't cluttered or outdated.  We also walked through a lovely back porch area with an arbor.

I've always wanted to take a "stay-cation" here in Savannah. Now I know where I'd like to stay when I do. I also know where I'll be referring people to stay when they visit.

10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0