Green Palm Inn

548 East President Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Innkeeper(s): Diane McCray
  • Summary

    Southern Charm or Country Chic

    The Green Palm Inn's homey atmosphere and focus on the little things that will make your stay memorable is probably why Fodor's found it a "pleasing little discovery."

    It's fitting to be greeted by a dessert bar when checking in at the Green Palm Inn, an 1897 Gingerbread Classic Victorian in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. Talk about a first impression! The best thing is that you can enjoy this delightful spread every afternoon of your stay...and this is only a taste of what awaits.

    Decked out in British-Colonial furnishings, such as king and queen-size four poster beds, the four palm tree-themed guestrooms and suites, along with a separate two bedroom cottage, can comfortably accommodate the solo traveler, couples, a group of friends or families. A well-traveled innkeeper, Diane McCray's devotion to her guests is evident in the plush bedding, color TV with full cable, ceiling fan, central air and heat and private baths, two of which feature fireplaces.

    Her renowned hearty gourmet breakfasts will provide the proper nourishment to visit nearby attractions, such as famed Greene Square, museums, gardens, galleries and the Savannah river front with its shops and restaurants. Diane can also offer recommendations or make reservations to sightseeing options by foot, horse-drawn carriage or boat. But if you just want to take it easy, the Green Palm Inn has plenty of cozy spaces to read or relax.
  • Introduction

    The Green Palm Inn - Savannah, Georgia - Royal Palm SuiteSwoon-worthy, Green Palm Inn, a cozy happening place and Savannah B&B inn that Fodor's guide calls a "pleasing little discovery" and "a little gem of an inn" resides just steps away from serene Greene Square, one of historic Savannah's celebrated public garden parks. The family-owned 4-bedroom bed & breakfast inn in Savannah Georgia's historic district exudes a calm, homey yet smart breakfast inn travel, and softer side of Savannah comforts, attesting to the small Savannah Georgia bed & breakfast inn's well-traveled innkeepers' devotion to guest pleasures.

    Get away from "crazy busy" back to chic, country cottage in the city. The refreshing folk Victorian B&B in Savannah Georgia, constructed along the perimeter of the British colonial palisades of "Savanna Town in Georgia," is surprisingly sophisticated - a slow-paced, sweet classic Savannah GA B&B choice and only a short walk to the popular Savannah River Street and cultural sightseeing in the historic Savannah.

    A popular retreat from convention, historic district Savannah hotels downtown along

    busy Bay Street, the Savannah B&B inn welcomes Savannah convention travelers.

    Green Palm Inn, a cozy folk Victorian Savannah romantic inn, reflects upon Savannah's British roots and its subtropical ambiance. The historic district Savannah Inn is one of Savannah's most acclaimed, and warmly comfortable 4-bedroom historic district bed and breakfast inns.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Diane McCray for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most folks stay at the Green Palm Inn to experience Savannah through the eyes of a local. We offer insider info I guess you could say!

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    I'm best known for my breakfasts and we pride ourselves in the cozy feel our inn offers. This inn is unique because we are very small and visitors experience that "at home" feel. I make every breakfast here and it is time that I cherish with all of my guests. I love the fact that I meet people from all over the world and consider them my family as soon as they walk in the door.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Savannah is so rich in history that it should be on evertyone's bucket list!

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    While we receive plenty of compliments, the biggest of all is the continual repeat business. We have regular guests that come back year after year!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    General Sherman gave his 40 acre and a mule speech to freed slaves in the Church (Second African American Baptist) just across the Greene square this inn.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    I definitely recommend that guests take a history tour, then walk with a guide for architectural info. A good ghost tour is essential because you hear so much about that family's history as well. A ride out to Bonaventure Cemetery and Isle of Hope is a great idea too, and Tybee Island, the marshland, and Ft Pulaski. You won't want to miss Lulu's Chocolate Bar and Wright Square cafe (our chcolatier here), a must for the discerning chocolate lover.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything is within walking distance to the Inn. Our river front is about a 4 minute walk with city market only about 8 minutes. We have a fabulous restaurant, Cha Bella which is just a few steps out our back door.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Savannah is filled with fabulous restaurants but my favorite is Alligator Soul with Cha Bella running a close second.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    You'll want to check out for general information. Also,  for a walking tour with lots of back stories and tales of Savannah's women. Then check for architectural tours with Jonathon at

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4 rooms here at the Inn and a separate cottage with 2 bedrooms for families.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not allow pets here at the Inn, however small dogs are acceptable at the State Street Cottage.


  • Amenities

    The Green Palm Inn - Savannah, Georgia - Sabal Palm SuiteEach of the Savannah inn's guest rooms and suites features palm-themed Savannah bed and breakfast inn cozy cottage accommodations : Royal Palm Suite, Sabal Palm Suite, Palmetto Suite, and Sago Palm Suite. Indulge in country inn coziness:

    • Plump pillows
    • Single king or queen poster bed or sleigh bed
    • Modern conveniences like color TV with full cable
    • Ceiling fan
    • Central heat and air
    • Private bath
    • In-room phone

    Weave down through softly rustling palm- and live-oak shaded Savannah. In a sweet Georgia town, the Savannah romantic inn's idealistic setting feels a little homier, especially for the solo traveler. Our historic Savannah inn is a member of Savannah Romantic Inns, an association of family-owned small Savannah inns. Like other romantic bed and breakfast inns in Savannah Georgia, our Savannah inn mansion resides in the legendary, cozy chic historic district in Savannah.

    The biggest Savannah vacation getaway isn't always better. We've tried to think of the 'little things' that matter so that your Savannah vacation stay at Green Palm Inn will be a memorable one. Pleasing amenities include a full, hot gourmet breakfast (served in the main dining area); the cottage's parlor fireplace; and artful, cozy spaces to laze, read or dream in the paradise of Savannah.

    For a quick Savannah vacation pick-me-up, an indulgent afternoon dessert bar of refreshments await guests; only a few of the many small, welcoming touches at the top rated Savannah bed and breakfast inn. Charming southern hospitality prevails for a unique Savannah vacation getaway.

  • Area Attractions

    Simulating an entertainment committee of one, Diane will gladly make recommendations to the most popular Savannah vacation spots, reservations at the many fine restaurants in Savannah and offer unique Savannah vacation ideas, including: Savannah vacation tour options -- sightseeing by foot, trolley, horse-drawn carriage, or boat -- in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia (circa 1733). Ask about:

    • Scooter or bicycle rental
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Golfing
    • Kayaking
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Sight-seeing
    • Tybee Beach adventures

    Green Palm is located only 3 blocks from the Savannah River Front, well-known for its scenic views and variety of shops, restaurants, night life establishments, and river tours. In addition, the inn is ideally located for walking to any of the museums, gardens, galleries, and cafes found throughout the Historic District.

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