The Olde Savannah Inn

217 East Gaston Street , Savannah, Georgia 31401
Innkeeper(s): Kathleen Dupuis
 
  • Introduction

    Savannah Bed and Breakfast in the Historic District

    Olde Savannah Inn Georgia Front DoorThe Olde Savannah Inn is a premier luxury bed and breakfast located on Gaston Street in Savannah’s historic district.   The Inn is located a block away from Forsyth Park, the largest green space in the city and the hub of Savannah’s outdoor concerts, community activities, walking, jogging and café.

    Our guests tell us this is the Best B&B in Historic Savannah, Georgia.  Come to Savannah! We invite you to indulge and relax in luxury.

    The Olde Savannah Inn is located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia on Gaston Street only a block away from Forsyth Park, a 30 acre greenspace in the Historic District. This is an ideal place to walk, jog, relax, dine in an outdoor cafe or just people watch.

    Olde Savannah Inn Georgia Sitting RoomThe Olde Savannah Inn stands renewed surrounded by hidden gardens and grand old oaks on a quiet street of beautiful historic mansions. The Inn was built in 1877 as a privately owned residence. In 2005, Kathleen Dupuis managed a full renovation project on the establishment and restored this grand inn to an age of elegance and history.

    This luxurious inn has been restored to it's original 1877 historic charm with all of its alluring grand chandeliers, french renassiance antiques, and opulent guild mirrors beckoning you to relax in the elegance of this beautiful home. This Savannah inn is one of a kind.

    A stately white brick structure with a wrought iron-gate beckons you to enter a lovely English garden accented by splashing water with a stone fountain. We're sure you’ll enjoy your stay. Designed in french Renaissance decor to create a romantic ambiance of the highest quality, this Bed and Breakfast is a showcase of what elegance should be.  Kathleen, the innkeeper makes this a memorable stay at one of the best bed and breakfast inns in Savannah,Ga.

    Olde Savannah Inn Georgia ChandelierThe Olde Savannah Inn offers an exquisite range of romantic accommodations and venues. Five charming rooms and suites, a fountain courtyard, and crystal chandeliers only illuminate your special time with your loved one or spouse.

    For a more intimate setting, visit Versailles Court, a beautiful room dominated by a large fireplace and a bathroom with all the amenities. The rich deep accents of this lovely room contrast with luxury furnishings and a cozy fireplace.

    Come stay with us and enjoy all historic Savannah has to offer.

  • The Chef's Table

    Gourmet Breakfast in Savannah - Enjoy the Chef's Choice

    Olde Savannah Inn BreakfastThe Olde Savannah Inn offers an exquisite range of delicious breakfast options we're sure will leave your mouth watering. Whether you enjoy sunny side up or sweets smothered in syrup, we're sure you'll find our breakfast a meal to remember. Specially prepared and elegantly mastered, our breakfast is what our guests talk about most.

    Breakfast starts promptly at 9:00 am.  However, we do take special requests in accommodating our guests schedules during their stay at the Olde Savannah Inn.

    Your room reservation includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon refreshments and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres.

    Our Breakfast Gallery

    Enjoy breakfast made with the finest ingredients and prepared fresh each morning by our Innkeeper Kathleen. Enjoy your coffee in a French press and our menu varies to include French toast, omelets, fresh fruit and crepes. Breakfast at The Olde Savannah Inn is a great way for guests to start each day.

  • Treat Yourself to Luxury in our Savannah Mansion

    Olde Savannah Inn PianoThe Olde Savannah Inn offers a long list of amenities and services to make your stay more enjoyable. Your room reservation includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon refreshments and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres.

    You will experience the finest in:

    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Wireless
    • Copy/Fax
    • Laundry
    • Wake Up Call
    • Maid Services
  • Guestroom Amenities

    All of The Olde Savannah Inn bed and breakfast guest rooms offer:

    • Olde Savannah Inn Guest AmenitiesBose CD players
    • Flat Screen LCD televisions
    • Gas-line fireplaces
    • 800 count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets.
    • Comforters are pure down with 400ct and linen coverlets.
    • Luxury linens
    • Custom bath accessories, chocolates
    • Telephones with data ports
    • Hairdryers
    • Laundry facilities and irons with ironing boards.  

    Were sure you’ll enjoy your stay!  May we leave you a chocolate?

  • Weddings in Savannah

    Olde Savannah Inn Wedding Horse CarriageSavannah offers the beauty of the sea and the sound of the surf providing the perfect setting to renew your vows or have a perfect beach wedding. We are located only :15 minutes from your Tybee Island beach wedding.  At The Olde Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn, we are dedicated to ensuring your coastal Georgia wedding is perfection.

    Savannah’s history of tradition and history, accompanied by its modern style make Savannah a romantic hotspot in the south. Where romance blossoms and the feeling of joy abounds, we’re sure you’ll treasure you time here for years to come.

    Beautiful flowers and towering live oak trees set the scene for any romantic gathering; or maybe a cool calm breeze and the wash of the ocean fit your fancy- Olde Savannah Inn Wedding Elopement GeorgiaFrom the downtown historic district to Tybee Island, Savannah sets the scene for the perfect destination wedding to remember for a lifetime.

    Where Romance Meets Luxury

    The Olde Savannah Inn is the perfect accommodation for newlyweds seeking the highest standard of ambiance during their stay. Offering perfect sanctuaries for the newlywed or a couple looking to renew their commitment, rooms come with a luxurious beds, fine imported European linens, and more.

    If you come to Savannah for a romantic getaway, Versailles Court is for you. Every romantic getaway needs a bathroom equipped with a 5 star collection of the finest towels, a limestone Jacuzzi surrounded by Corinthian columns and underwater lights in the Jacuzzi causing the water to change colors. We are looking forward to your visit.

  • Meet The Innkeeper

    Savannah Hospitality on Gaston Street

    Olde Savannah Inn Kathleen Dupuis InnkeeperKathleen Dupuis, the owner and innkeeper visited Savannah in November 2004 and discovered this is where she wanted to live. Kathleen says "it's like going home again". The Olde Savannah Inn on Gaston Street has the "just like home feel" and Kathleen's hospitality is welcoming.

    Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she moved to Savannah in 2004. Having seen the movie Midnight Garden of Good and Evil" like so many tourists, she fell in love with the downtown Historic District and purchased a stately home on Gaston St that has become the finest and most elegant Inn.

    You'll see her and her black Labrador strolling through the squares. She enjoys connecting with the locals and visitors.  Kathleen is at her best when she can bring happiness and joy to others and this has been her philosophy throughout her life.

    What makes us special...

    In spite of many obstacles, Kathleen has persevered and made her dream come true to own and operate a beautiful bed and breakfast in historic Savannah, Georgia.  Her philosophy is clear- no matter what you want to do in life, there are two ingredients necessary for success...a burning desire and a strong faith.

    Blessings,

    Kathleen Dupuis

  • Area Information

    Olde Savannah Inn Georgia Savannah RiverStay in Savannah. Historic Savannah combines colonial architecture with southern charm, excellent cuisine and is an enjoyable weekend destination.

    Spend your Savannah vacation in The Olde Savannah Bed & Breakfast Inn, located on historic Gaston Street, the heart of beautiful hidden gardens, which can be seen through iron gates and just blocks from the famed Mercer house of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".  Go ahead, plan your visit to Savannah - you will not be disappointed.

    Forsyth Park, Savannah’s largest square is steps away and encompasses over one mile of urban green space with fountains, towering oak trees, magnolias, azaleas and the aromatic Garden for the Blind.  The park is the center of community festivals, concerts, picnics and outdoor movies. The new Forsyth Park Café was built inside a renovated fort originally designed as a training facility for the Georgia National Guard in 1915.

    A few blocks away is the first history stop for many visitors – The Massie Heritage Center, where guests can view all the squares of Savannah in a display with interactive laser lights and see where Georgia's first public school began. 

    Savannah Georgia FountainTouring the City

    Savannah is a place to enjoy fresh seafood, walk cobblestone and brick lined streets, enjoy local art creations in the many galleries and museums or take a quick drive to the beach.

    Walking tours, trolley rides or carriage tours offer a unique up close perspective of our fair city as you flow through the beautiful tree-lined streets and picturesque squares.

    Enjoy all historic Savannah has to offer while staying at The Olde Savannah Inn.

    Savannah Georgia ParkWhile You Are Here

    Welcome to Georgia's first city, a welcoming place known for grits, gardens and sweet ice tea. You will experience historic preservation at its best, beautiful architecture, live oak trees with hanging moss, and many attractions.

    Enjoy walking through art galleries, live theater, outdoor dining and concerts, a night at the ballpark with Savannah’s home baseball team or even a walk on the beach.

    What to Do

    Savannah Georgia BridgeVisit grand museums, take a carriage ride, walk and shop on the riverfront or a stroll through historic squares – it all makes Savannah a delightful place for all to enjoy.

    Savannah offers many attractions for the history buff including daily canon firings at Old Fort Jackson.  Spend an afternoon learning more about Savannah’s history in a walking tour or venture into the night and explore the mysterious side with a ghost tour.

    You could even meet Paula Deen, now offering Deen family book signings in Savannah.  Check the schedule for time, place and tickets.

    Tour Savannah

    Welcome to Savannah Georgia. Full of fun activities for everyone. Full of lovingly restored old homes, many attractions, beautiful architecture, quaint sidewalks and billowing live oak trees. Savannah has activities for all age groups to enjoy on their stay.

    You can enjoy award winning restaurants, unique local shops within walking distance of the inn and all the little treasures Savannah has to offer. Enjoy an afternoon walk through the historic squares or take a tour to learn about Savannah's history.

    May we suggest pre-reservations for touring: 

    The Old Town Trolley Tours

    Historic Savannah Carriage Tours

    Historic Savannah by Foot 

  • Awards & Accolades

    Winner of Certificate of Excellence 2012

    Olde Savannah Inn was named one of the top-ranked B&Bs in Savannah on TripAdvisor!

    Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and showed your support of the Olde Savannah Inn!

    August 14, 2012:

    The New York Times

    One of New York Times readers posted this about our Inn!

    August 15, 2012:

    Don't miss the Old Savannah Inn

    Had a wonderful stay at the Old Savannah Inn which has been recently and perfectly completely renovated. Beautiful and gracious, centrally located within a block of Forsyth Park with an unbelievable breakfast that kept us full til dinner, best of all was the wonderful inn keeper, Kathleen, who pampers her guests with the perfect music and little treats. Don't miss this one.

    – Jacqueline Mondros, Ragusa di Marina

    Savannah Scene Magazine

    Recently, we received a write-up in Savannah Scene Magazine!  We hope you enjoy the article as much as we did!

    August 20, 2012:

    The Olde Savannah Inn, a majestic sanctuary located just steps away from Forsyth Park, offers the city’s only French Renaissance-style accommodations, warmly welcoming guests from across the country and around the world.

    Owner and innkeeper Kathleen Dupuis serves as the force behind The Olde Savannah Inn. A Boston native, Kathleen first visited Savannah in November 2004 and felt a strong connection with the Hostess City. “I fell in love with Savannah,” she recalls. “It reminded me of the Beacon Hill and Back Bay area of Boston.”

    In 2005, Kathleen purchased the Gaston Street property, which was originally built in 1877 as a private residence. Thanks to her meticulous renovation, this stately mansion has been returned to its former glory. “This is my calling,” she says with a smile.

    “Everything here is very elegantly presented.”

    Today, this sumptuous inn features five exquisitely-appointed guest rooms as well as a lavish courtyard garden with a stone fountain. The property showcases impressive attention to detail in the décor, from French Renaissance antiques and opulent gilt mirrors and luxurious linens and silver accents.

    All The Olde Savannah Inn guestrooms include Bose CD players, flat screen LCD televisions and gas fireplaces. Sheets are 100% Egyptian cotton, long-stapled and hem stitched with a decadent 800 thread count. Pure down comforters with linen coverlets complete the plush bedding experience.

    Kathleen hand-presses the sheets before guests arrive and prepares every meal with love. Luxury towels, silver service, custom bath accessories, chocolates, free high-speed wireless Internet access, copy/fax services, telephones with data ports, hairdryers, laundry facilities and irons with ironing boards are also included with every room.

    One of the highlights of any stay at The Olde Savannah Inn is the four-course gourmet breakfast, which includes a wide range of delicious options from expertly-prepared French toast to omelets and crepes. Breakfast can be enjoyed by candlelight in the dining room or al fresco in the courtyard garden.

    Coffee is served in a classic French press and serves as an ideal way to start the day. Guests can also enjoy Kathleen’s signature Caribbean ice tea. Each room reservation includes delicious afternoon refreshments as well as evening wine and hors d’oeuvres.

    “My inn is like a sanctuary,” Kathleen enthuses. “It’s the perfect place to relax, be spoiled and be catered to. My goal is for every guest to create a lifetime memory and to feel refreshed, renewed and uplifted.”

  • Testimonials and Reviews

    Jeff J.  - April 2012

    Olde Savannah Inn Outdoor PatioMy wife and I stayed at the Olde Savannah Inn April 12-15. What a great stay! If you've read the other reviews here, you know that the inn is beautiful and well appointed. We stayed in the Verailles-court room. Great room! The bedding was so luxurious and comfortable that we had a hard time getting up in time for the 9am breakfast. And speaking of breakfast, the owner, Kathleen, will make you the best breakfast you've ever had. I am dead-serious about that. We travel a lot and have never had better breakfasts anywhere in the world! Kathleen cares so much about the inn and that the guests are comfortable and having a good time. And on that, she certainly delivered. The inn is wonderful, the breakfasts are world-class, and we had a fantastic and memorable stay.

    C.L. Luce & L. A.

    We checked into the Olde Savannah Inn for a 2 night stay and were very impressed with the level of service and free-range of the house. The other guests are warm and pleasant the atmosphere is exquisite. The linens are of the highest quality and the beds are incredible. I am a world traveler and have stayed in some of the most exquisite hotels, palaces and private estates in the world, and I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast of this caliber in the United States. It’s even a top runner-up on the European front (for the price and amenities/service). The style is a very tasteful mix of Old World European, mixed with colonial elements and all sorts of Savannah relics, books, and history of course, plenty of hospitality. The house itself embraces you and it really makes you feel like you live right in the middle of historic Savannah. The prices (while high) cannot be marched anywhere in Savannah (that we have seen thus far).

    Angela Winkler

    Olde Savannah Inn BreakfastWe spent our 25th wedding anniversary at the Olde Savannah Inn. Our hostess and innkeeper, Kathleen, was so warm and hospitable. The house was elegant and wonderfully restored, yet comfortably as well. The Provence Room was available for our stay. We loved the cozy, almost cottage, feel it provided within the historic district. The fountain in the garden just outside our room was a wonderful touch and example of the detail and thought Kathleen has put into this gem of an inn. The linens were very comfortable and the room immaculate. Each evening we found a sweet treat waiting for us to enjoy from a slice of Coca Cola cake to a chocolate chip cookie. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and plentiful. We enjoyed items such as fresh fruit, crème Brule French toast, blueberry pancakes with fresh whipped crème, and omelet’s with goat cheese, fresh herbs and tomato, all served with a side of bacon and sausage. Kathleen helped us with reservations and tour advice as this was our first trip to Savannah. We would love to return to Savannah and The Olde Savannah Inn.

    Kent and Mamie Gunter

    Dear Kathleen,

    Mamie and I would just like to say thank you for an exceptional night at The Olde Savannah Inn. Our time spent with you and your staff was the highlight of our entire honeymoon and will not soon be forgotten. During our stay your southern hospitality and attention to every detail was truly manifested in every way possible. Both the evening seven course dinner and the five course breakfast were exceptional and incomparable with any fine dining we have ever experienced. The thoughtfulness you showed us by turning down the sheets, placing flowers in the room and just the general friendliness, kindness, and extraordinary attention to detail showed the extent of your desire to establish a bed and breakfast of distinction. We thank you again for the wonderful memories and look forward to future stay at the Olde Savannah Inn.

    Mary Jan and Henry

    Olde Savannah Inn Dining RoomOn a recent visit to Savannah we stumbled across this exquisite B & B and met the lovely innkeeper Kathleen. She was worth the trip to Savannah! We asked if we could see her Inn and she not only invited us in, but upon finding out it was my husband’s birthday invited us to have cake with her and her guests! The amenities are 5 stars! How can we describe such a beautiful and romantic inn? The web site is but a glimpse of the inn’s beauty. Kathleen recently opened the inn and the guests we met were beaming with pleasure and didn’t want to leave to go home. She has a gift of hospitality and treats her guests and even those who aren’t her guests... as royalty.

    We look forward to booking our next stay in Savannah at this remarkable inn!

    John and Carol

    Dear Kathleen,

    It was John and my first trip to Savannah and the Olde Savannah Inn. We loved both of them! Both are sumptuously lovely, elegant, and genteel. Your warmth and friendliness was the icing on the cake. (And certainly the great breakfast was too!) I really appreciated the five star hotel qualities of the room and bath as well as how immaculate everything was. Five star hotels will never compare to the charm and beauty The Olde Savannah Inn has and your attention to fine detail. We couldn’t have picked a better introduction for ourselves. I hope we’ll be back soon.

  • Directions

    Savannah is the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Today Savannah is an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fourth largest city and third largest metropolitan area.

    Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 park like squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.

    From Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

    • Start out going west on Airways Ave toward Patrick S Graham Dr.
    • Turn right onto Patrick S Graham Dr.
    • Turn right onto Gulfstream Rd.
    • Turn right onto GA-21 S/Augusta Rd. Continue to follow GA-21 S.
    • Merge onto I-16 E/GA-404 E via EXIT 5 toward Savannah
    • Take the Ml King Jr Boulevard exit, EXIT 167A
    • Turn slight left onto W Gaston St.
    • 217 E GASTON ST is on the right

    From City Market

    • Start out going west on W Bryan St toward Jefferson St.
    • Take the 1st left onto Jefferson St.
    • Take the 2nd left onto W Congress St.
    • Take the 2nd right onto Whitaker St.
    • Turn left onto W Gaston St.
    • 217 E GASTON ST is on the right.
 
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