The Gastonian Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Historic District, Savannah, Georgia

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Pros

  • Beautiful, historic hotel with large windows, mahogany finishes, and crystal chandeliers
  • Great location in the Historic District
  • Free breakfast, served in the dining room or brought to your room
  • All rooms feature antique furniture and working fireplaces
  • Free cocktail hour and dessert every night
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (almost unheard of in Savannah!)
  • 24-hour concierge

Cons

  • No elevators
  • No fitness center
  • Some bathrooms are small
  • Some flat-screen TVs are small and placed in awkward corners

Bottom Line

Comprised of two historic mansions surrounded by lush foliage, the historic Gastonian has the B&B feel down to a tee. Each of the 17 rooms features antique furniture and a working fireplace, and free breakfast is served every morning, either downstairs or directly in your room. This upscale B&B lacks the amenities of larger hotels -- there is no fitness center and no elevator -- but modern perks like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs make this 19th-century property feel up to date.

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 Location

On a street lined with beautiful old homes in the Historic District, blocks from Forsyth Park

Savannah's Historic District packs plenty of restaurants and bars, most within a short walking distance from The Gastonian, which stands on a street lined with beautiful old homes. The famous Forsyth Park is one block west, and other outdoor spaces can be found just minutes from the front door.

Savannah's charming Historic District is filled with numerous parks and well-kept, architecturally-stunning historic buildings. The nightlife isn't as lively here as in other big Southern cities, but many of Savannah's bars (like infamous Pinkie Master's) are in the Historic District -- mostly thanks to the young crowd from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The Historic District is bordered by the Savannah River and Forsyth Park, and includes the Riverfront and Market City areas.

  • 20-minute drive to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to Forsyth Park
  • 5-minute walk to King-Tisdell Cottage, the Museum of Black History
  • 6-minute walk to Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 7-minute walk to various restaurants and bars in the Historic District
  • 10-minute walk to Colonial Park Cemetery
  • 13-minute walk to Owens-Thomas House, a historic home
  • 13-minute walk to the birthplace of Juliet Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts
  • 4-minute drive to Roundhouse Railroad Museum
  • 4-minute drive to Savannah History Museum
  • 6-minute drive to Telfair Museum of Art
  • 7-minute drive to City Market, a casual scene of restaurants and shops
  • 10-minute drive to The Savannah Golf Club

 Bottom Line

Comprised of two historic mansions surrounded by lush foliage, the historic Gastonian has the B&B feel down to a tee. Each of the 17 rooms features antique furniture and a working fireplace, and free breakfast is served every morning, either downstairs or directly in your room. This upscale B&B lacks the amenities of larger hotels -- there is no fitness center and no elevator -- but modern perks like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs make this 19th-century property feel up to date.

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Address

  • 220 E. Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401

Room Types

  • Classic Double
  • Classic Queen
  • Grand Superior King
  • Luxury Sutie
  • Superior King

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 17
Internet Access: Yes
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Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Historic District, Savannah
Address: 220 E. Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401
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