Foley House Inn
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Relaxing Stay with a Bustling History
On a quiet street facing Chippewa square, this lovely pet friendly Savannah bed and breakfast is the ideal location to call "home" during your visit to Savannah.
The Foley House Inn sits between two of the oldest churches in Savannah and it is situated perfectly in the heart of Savannah's historic district. While many activities and attractions are within walking distance from the Inn's front steps, the Savannah Trolley is a fantastic way to pleasantly cruise through the historic district and find your destination. There are several shops, restaurants, galleries, house museums, and other historical sites in the cozy one square mile that makes up the historic district.
A Savannah Carriage Tour is a fun and exciting way to learn the very interesting history of Savannah while enjoying the fresh air and sights passing by. The Inn's knowledgeable concierge would be more than happy to arrange a tour as well as any other activities you might wish to add to your itinerary.
Mornings at the Foley House Inn begin with a gourmet southern breakfast served inside or in the Inn's secluded classic Savannah garden. In the afternoon, complimentary sweets, savories and tea are waiting for your enjoying. Before you head to dinner, you are invited to mingle in the parlor over wine and hors d'oeuvres. To top off a busy day of exploring the city, evening port is served in the distinguished double parlors.
The elegant Foley House Inn bed and breakfast in Savannah, Georgia is made up of two lavishly renovated historic mansions facing the quiet and lovely Chippewa Square. This romantic Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast is distinguished both by location and historic prominence. This romantic bed and breakfast mansion hotel is located in the exact center of your Savannah Georgia destination journey.
Cuisine at the Foley House Inn includes a hearty "southern style" gourmet breakfast... served indoors or in our private historic Savannah gardens. An afternoon selection of sweets, savories and tea greet you after a day of sightseeing. Prior to your dinner, join us in the parlor for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Evening port served in the Inn's handsome double parlors cap your day.
The Foley House Inn is Savannah Georgia's premier bed and breakfast. Our location separates us from other luxury Savannah Bed and Breakfasts. The Inn sits on a quiet street nestled between two of Savannah's oldest churches making for a relaxing Savannah bed and breakfast experience. This Savannah Georgia luxury bed and breakfast envelops guests with the mesmerizing charm, attentive southern hospitality, and the legendary slower pace of the old south. It's no wonder National Geographic Traveler named this Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast one of the top 25 bed and breakfasts in the South.
AAA rates us as a four-diamond Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast and with good reason. A gracious and accommodating staff as well as luxuriously appointed surroundings and a quiet central location make this Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast something very special.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Grant Rogers for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We are an historic inn that is centrally located and we provide excellent personal service.
What are you best known for?
Foley House Inn is in a great location. We are within walking distance to everything. It is no more than a 10 minute walk to many attractions, restaurants, and shopping.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Savannah is a very romantic destination. The area offers plenty of fine dining for travelers to enjoy. Savannah is filled with historical activities and tours that most travelers are eager to take advantage of.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We always receive compliments on our great staff. Whenever a guest takes the time to tell us how much they appreciate our staff, we know we are doing our job!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
One of the best kept secrets about the area is how easy it is to get around town. Most attractions are within walking distance, so there is no need to have or rent a car.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We definitely recommend that guests take a trolley or carriage tour of the area.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Everything is within walking distance from our inn.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have three favorite restaurants we recomment to guests, though there are also plenty of other to choose from. The Olde Pink House offers traditional southern food, while the Saffire Grill serves contemporary food and Noble Fare provides diners with contemporary & traditional cuisine.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We don’t refer guests to any guides or web sites. We help make all arrangements for our guests. We have vast knowledge of the area, so we can help them with anything they need.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We offer 19 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We are Pet Friendly. There are no size restrictions.
Foley House Inn History
The Foley House Inn Savannah bed and breakfast consists of two of Savannah's fine old town houses situated in the center of Savannah's Historic District on quiet and peaceful, Chippewa Square.
Of the two adjoining houses that comprise the inn, Dr. Lewis Knoor built one in 1868 and Honoria Foley, the widow of a wealthy Irish immigrant, Owen Foley, completed the other in 1896. Owen and Honoria Foley married on January 12, 1850. He was 40 years old and she was 20 years old. They had two children, Francis born November 1851 and Catherine born 1853. Owen died suddenly in 1855, leaving Honoria, Francis and Catherine quite a sizable estate. However, due to the turmoil in the South after the Civil War, Mr. Foley's assets were frozen for twenty years. During this time his widow, by necessity, became an innkeeper, taking in lodgers to make ends meet. Thus, Honoria Foley became the first Foley House Innkeeper and the Foley House Inn the first Savannah bed and breakfast.
In 1894 Honoria decided she needed more living space. She chose lot#24 of the Brown Ward Section where the ruins of the former 1820 home of James Blois had stood until destroyed in the Great Savannah Fire of 1889. In 1896 the ruins were replaced by the new home of Honoria Foley and today, the house is one of Savannah's premiere bed and breakfast inns, offering a taste of the gracious living enjoyed in the past by the wealthy of Old Savannah.
Mrs. Foley lived at 14 West Hull Street along with her widowed son-in-law, Captain James McIntire, and her five grandchildren, until her death in 1914. At the stately age of 83, Honoria Kirby Foley died of heart failure in the early morning hours of September 6, 1914, peacefully in her sleep.
Now completely restored in every detail, The Foley House Inn Savannah bed and breakfast opened its doors as a B&B Inn in 1982. The guest rooms and public areas are today furnished with a selection of fine antique and period furniture, silver, Oriental rugs, and beautiful paintings that appeal to discriminating guests with a taste for the special things in life, as well as a reverence for the past. In 2006 current innkeepers Allisen & Grant Rogers purchased the Inn and continue to make improvements while honoring the history and prestige of these two beautiful mansions.
The Foley House Inn Savannah bed and breakfast stands as a lasting symbol of graciousness and beauty of Old Savannah and exemplifies the elegance of a glorious past. Most of all, it symbolizes the grace and elegance of a special lady, whose time-honored vigilance as gracious hostess and innkeeper are faithfully assumed by the current owners and their exceptional staff.
Foley House Inn Amenities
Concierge - Secluded Gardens - Cuisine - Bath Products - Workout Facility - Massage
Savannah is the perfect place to participate in one of Savannah's more than 200 festivals a year, enjoy a local sporting event or plan your dream wedding. There's always something fun and exciting to do in beautiful Savannah. Our city boasts everything from tours of historic homes to diverse cultural festivals and high impact sporting events to gorgeous weddings in the square. Savannah's beautiful, natural setting and mild year-round temperatures make visiting our historic Savannah Inn an experience you won't forget!
Consistently awarded in the top 10 most romantic historic bed and breakfast Inns, our intimate and luxurious 19 room boutique Inn, located in the heart of America's largest preserved historic district will pamper you with the "Foley Style" of genteel Southern hospitality.
Quita,our chef, acclaimed by CONDE NEST and trained to European standards, will wow you with gourmet white table cloth Southern breakfasts, delicious local pastry treats during the day, and mouth watering appetizers during the wine tasting hour.
No romantic getaway to Historic Savannah Georgia is complete without lodging at one of its landmark prestigious bed and breakfast inns. A visit seeking the charm, history, and culture of the Southeast Georgia Coast and low country can't help but create the romantic escape you have been looking for. Sultry and mysterious this Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast inn was chosen by TURNER SOUTH NETWORK for its "Three Day Weekend" travel show.
Our European guests often state that The Foley House Inn offers the "illusion of a bed and breakfast, but with the full pampered treatment of a small luxury hotel". Prepare yourself for the hospitality of the South, spacious and exquisitely appointed rooms, large flat screen LCD high definition televisions TV, high speed wireless Internet, guest computer, elegant parlors and garden courtyard hideaways, top notch concierge, and stunning period amenities that compliment Savannah's premier B&B.
The spectacular setting, oversized rooms and classic decor of this Savannah bed and breakfast is just the beginning of making our guests' stay special. However, "special" is not enough for this Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast, we have sought out other ways to make your experience "unforgettable".
In a location that is flanked by historic settings and created in a sophisticated English architecture, you will find a world of relaxation and romance at Savannah's premiere bed and breakfast inn. See what was old and grand once, truly now new and grand again in this small luxury hotel. Small details and classic comforts surround you. Whether it's a grand oversized guestroom or a romantic table for two in our garden, the elegance of the Foley House Inn experience is sure to become an everlasting memory.
The warmth and intimacy of the Foley House Inn will greet you the minute you walk through the park side front doors of our Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast. Our experienced staff will welcome you as you begin your retreat into indulgence. Bold, timeless formal decor is blended with sensuous, living pleasures. Plush bedding, fine linens, gas fireplaces in almost every room, large windows, private balconies, oversized Jacuzzi whirlpools, luxurious toiletries, fluffy robes and oversized bath towels await you at this Savannah bed and breakfast.
Chief amongst the Foley House Inn's many wonderful features is its quiet and central location unique to Savannah bed and breakfast inns. Nestled between two of the oldest churches in Savannah, the inn overlooks beautiful Chippewa Square in the heart of the historic district. The only traffic you will hear in front of our inn is that of horse-drawn carriages. While this Savannah bed and breakfast is walking distance to fine restaurants, museums, and shopping in the historic district, you may prefer a Pedicab, classic car or horse-drawn carriage. The Inn's front desk staff will make all arrangements as you request during your stay at this Savannah bed and breakfast.
The Foley House Inn, at the corner of Bull and Hull Streets is the starting point to stroll in four directions from the Chippewa Square - the exact center of the one-mile square grid that is America's largest preserved historical district. Stroll south across Hull Street and you will quickly encounter, the First Baptist Church, the only church in Savannah to survive all fires since the 1800s. In Chippewa Square, you may tip your hat to Savannah's founder, General James Edward Oglethorpe, whose statue faces south - still protecting Savannah from the Spanish from Florida.
Take in a theater performance at the Savannah Theater, the oldest perpetually open theater in America. Pass the Six Pence Pub [of Julia Roberts fame] on the way to the Greene-Meldrim Mansion, where General Sherman stayed at the end of the Civil War, telegramming President Abraham Lincoln, "Mr. President, I give you for Christmas, the City of Savannah." Pass the Mercer House, where Jim Williams shot his lover in the best selling novel and Clint Eastwood directed the scandalous movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Press onward to the Oglethorpe Club, Gryphon Tea Room, Temple Mikve Israel (the second Oldest Synagogue in America), the Fountain in Forsyth Park and genealogy at the Georgia Historic Society - to name only a few highlights.
Travel north from the Foley House onto Bull Street; pass the Independent Presbyterian Church (whose steeple was featured in the "Forrest Gump" movie). Notice the red brick school administration building, formerly the Savannah Pavilion Hotel, later a combined high- and grammar-school. Continuing northward, you will encounter Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Lowe's birthplace home, Chief Tomochichi's tomb in Wright Square, the gold dome of City Hall overseeing the Savannah River walk, the Cotton Exchange on Upper Factor's Walk, world-class architecture, antique shops, festivals in the squares and theaters, City Market cafe shops and art galleries, museums, and Broughton Street - a colonnade of downtown Savannah's diverse ethnic restaurants and shops. Ultimately you will want to explore River Street, and perhaps cruise up the Savannah River for a riverfront view of the city's high bluff and protective old forts. Return for extraordinary pampering at the finest luxury lodging in the Savannah Historic District neighborhood, The Foley House Inn.
Four-legged guests are always welcome at the Foley House Inn.
We’re proud to be the only truly pet friendly bed & breakfast or hotel in Savannah’s Historic District. There are almost no restrictions to our pet policies, so why not bring your dog or cat with you to Savannah?
Foley House Inn Pet Friendly Policy
- Unlike many other hotels, there are no size or breed restrictions here.
- You are not required to cage or kennel your pet if you leave the room. We only ask that you give us a mobile phone number, just in case you’re needed.
- Pets are welcome in all areas except the common interior spaces (such as the parlor and dining room). They are free to visit our outdoor common area (the courtyard).
A nominal one-time “extra guest” fee of $50 per pet/per stay (not per night) applies.
- Take I-95 North or South to I-16 (GA-404 E) East.
- Exit onto off-ramp at exit 167B to Montgomery Street.
- Turn right onto Oglethorpe Avenue 0.3 miles
- Turn right onto Bull Street 0.1 miles
- Turn right onto Hull Street 0.1 miles
- Foley House Inn is the brown brick Victorian (right) with the American Flag.
- You are at 14 W Hull Street, Savannah, GA