HOTELS WITH HISTORY

Each of our six hotels and B&Bs was built in the 1800s, and each has a sense of vintage authenticity not possible in new hotels.  If you're coming to Savannah to experience history, an historic inn will provide the perfect accommodations.  Read here about the history of each inn, and see what secrets of the past you can discover at each.  INSIDER'S TIP:  The Marshall House celebrates its history with a complimentary talk by a local historian in the library three nights each week. If you love tales from the past, you'll not want to miss this entertaining and educational presentation about the hotel and Savannah.   

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The Marshall House
Built in 1851 as Savannah's First Hotel

  • Used as a Union Hospital during the final months of the Civil War
  • Home to Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus Stories
  • Extensively renovated in 1999.  Historic hallmarks of the hotel were preserved or recreated.
  • Authentic 19th century doors, moldings, and tall ceilings
  • Artifacts found during the renovation are on display
  • Complimentary History Talks given by a local historian on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
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Eliza Thompson House
Built in 1847 as a Private Residence
The Oldest Inn in the Historic Inns of Savannah Collection

  • Built in 1847 for Eliza and Joseph Thompson and their 7 children
  • Was the first house constructed on Jones Street
  • The Main House was built in two stages; the second section added in 1870
  • The Thompson family remained in the house until 1920
  • Was converted into an inn in 1977
  • The carriage House was constructed in 1995
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The Gastonian
Built in 1868 as a Private Residence

  • Built in 1868
  • The free-standing house at 220 East Gaston Street was built for Savannah insurance broker R.H. Footman
  • The home next door was built for wholesale grocer Aaron Champion
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The Kehoe House
Built in 1892 as a Private Residence

  • Built in 1892 for the William Kehoe family 
  • The house was sold by the Kehoe heirs in 1930
  • Used as a boarding house, funeral parlor, and held for a time by Alabama and New York Jets football star Joe Namath.
  • Sold by Mr. Namath in 1990, and after a two-year renovation, the home was opened as a B&B
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Olde Harbour Inn
Built in 1892 as a Warehouse on River Street

  • Original stone foundation was laid in 1812
  • The site was first wharf warehouses and storage buildings
  • In 1890, construction at the site for Tide Water Oil Company
  • In 1892, the building burned and was a total loss
  • It was re-built with bricks designed by Liberty Brick Company of Savannah
  • Tidewater Oil became Standard Oil, a part of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust.  
  • The building sat vacant from 1907 until 1930 when Alexander Brothers Company, a blue jeans and overall factory, moved in
  • It was converted into a hotel in 1987
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East Bay Inn
Built in 1852 as a Warehouse & Business

  • Building was constructed in 1852 for William Padefford
  • Architecture style is Greek Revival Style popular around the time of the Civil War
  • First floor facade made entirely of cast iron
  • Interior columns also made cast iron
  • Used as a cotton warehouse
  • Tenants also included a steak bakery, foreign consul offices, and grocery warehouse
  • Columbia Drug Company occupied the building rom 1920-1965
  • Vacant from 1965 until 1983 when it was renovated as an Inn
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