More about The Presidents' Quarters Savannah
Like spending the night at a dear friend's home
My best friend of 30 years came to visit me (Idaho to Florida) and we decided a trip to Savannah was just what we needed! We arrived on a very rainy Tuesday afternoon and stopped at the Visitor's Center to pick up a map of Savannah's historic district. We met a gracious gentlemen representing the President's Quarters and the 17hundred90 Inns. He told us a little about the Inns and gave us brochures and directions so that we could check it out. I'm not sure what we liked more, the Inn itself or the staff! William, Paula and Troy were wonderful hosts. They shared wonderful stories of Savannah with us, made great recommendations for sightseeing, dining, shopping, etc., and provided us with directions when needed. Our room was quaint, comfortable and clean. We truly felt as if we were staying in the home of a close friend. A simple continental breakfast was provided each morning and though we were not there in the late afternoon to enjoy it, they have "Tea Time" late each afternoon which included wine and appetizers. There is a lovely litlle courtyard outside to enjoy your morning coffe or your "Tea Time" wine. The President's Quarters is representative of a beautiful and gracious southern home of long ago. It provides most anything you would need for an enjoyable stay in beautful Savannah without hoopla and pretense. I hope to go back sooner than later.
Avoid at all costs
I stayed here with my family in the Woodrow Wilson Suite. The brochure on the internet was false, DO NOT BELIEVE what it says, we were supposed to receive a full breakfast each morning of our stay, the manager William Harvey said that they had changed the policy for full breakfast to continental breakfast after we had made our reservations and told us it was our problem to deal with, when we told him we would have to leave the Inn because of this he told us the most he could do was give us $25.00 for the five of us for breakfast in the morning at another restaurant (little did we know that there was no place to eat for that little amount of money each morning).
We also did not get any monogramed robes that was stated in the brochure. We paid alot of money and it was not worth it because the room needs to be updated the bathrooms were not cleaned properly (the walls were dirty, it was disgusting) the housekeeping staff does not clean too well and does not know how to take care of guests. We needed to ask for pillows, towels for three of the five people that were staying in the room.
One morning we went out to get our breakfast and did not return till almost 12:30 pm in the afternoon and the room was not cleaned (the beds were not made, the dirty towels were still on the floor and the garbage cans were not emptied) the maid knocked on the door around 1:00 pm to see if she could clean the room then because she was leaving at 2:00 pm and wouldn't be able to clean the room. When we told the lady at the front desk about this she was clueless and didn't seem to understand or care that we had to leave the room again so the maid could clean it before 2:00 pm. In closing this is a very poor experience and a tarnish to southern hospitality.
We arrived just before the 4th of July rush and were greated by courteous and friend staff who were always going out of their way to help us in any way we needed. Whether it be extra towels or booking a reservation or recommending a good place for breakfast the Staff at President's Quarters were excellent. Even after the Inn filled up with the holiday rush staff was always accomodating, helpful and friendly.
We loved our room, the JFK Suite, it was beautiful and comfortable and well kept. The cleaning staff was always on top of their game and did a fantastic job with both keeping the room clean and cleaning it in a reasonable amount of time but also with being friendly and exhuding southern hospitality.
We also were informed about the change in Inn policy that there was no "full breakfast" anymore and simply asked for accomodation due to that fact as we had made our reservations under that assumption. The Innkeeper more than readily reimbursed us a good amount toward our breakfast each day. Whenever we asked for anything it was provided, post haste.
Though there is another review on this site that is negative I hope that others will consider this establishment. My husband and I met in Savannah 5 years ago and celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary here driving all the way back from Maryland. The President's Quarters made our stay both welcoming comfortable and pure pleasure. I highly recommend it.
Hope and Patrick Varnedoe, Pasadena, MD
This Inn was in a perfect spot to visit and see all the places of interested. The rooms were large, beautiful, and some with fire places and king size four posted beds.
The Inn Keeper William Harvey, along with his staff, were exceptionally friendly, helpful and did their very best to make you feel at home there. The breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner if you wished was quite wonderful. My husband and I would highly recommend The President's Quarters.
This property is under new management and they don't have everything running smoothly yet.
We stayed one Saturday night - they ran out of wine, cheese, did not have enough glasses, and the manager of the hotel did most of the work.
Turns out he had taken over early October and the prior owners did not give them much help in estimating needs. They were down 3 staff (so the manager said) so requests (such as for ice) were slow.
The breakfast area is outside and if you are staying there when they are full space to eat is at a premium - especially if it is raining. Again they did not have enough to service the people staying.
The rooms need some simple care (peeling paint, stains) but clean.
With all the alternative's in Savannah, I would look at other options.
Truly Awful - do not waste your $
We stayed at the President's Quarters this past weekend in the Lincoln Suite of the Guesthouse for our anniversary. I cannot begin to describe how unhappy we were. I am not one to publicly air bad experiences but I am doing so in this case so that other traveler's don't waste their money. First of all, there was no parking at all within a 3 square block radius. I understand that this is not the hotel's issue but nevertheless it was an issue for us. Second, we arrived in our room to a toilet that had not been flushed, a tub that had not been cleaned, and dead roaches on the floor. Being from Florida I understand that Palmetto bugs are unavoidable but these were roaches, nothing more nothing less. The toilet paper holder was broken and the fireplaces were not operational - zero out of 3 of them! The furnishings are in dire need of an update. The VCR in the room, yes I said VCR, did not work so we asked for a head cleaner. No headcleaner to be found so they brought us another VCR - that did not work. Even the person helping us (who shall remain nameless) said that the owner's don't invest their money back into the place like they should. The front desk staff went out of their way but no degree of courtesy can make up for the room experience. Part of the "romance package" that my husband purchased was a horse & carriage ride tour. When we went to the tour, which was an hour later than we originally scheduled due to "booking issues", we did not receive a private tour but were instead booked with 4 other couples! The sign on the carriage said $20 per adult. We gave them a check from the hotel for $110 - you decide whether this was supposed to be private or group! On check-out day my husband was loading up the car at 8am and we could not get out of there fast enough. For $200+ a night we should have stayed at the Westin or any number of other B&B's that were much nicer. Never again!!!!
Not worth the money
Frommer's recommended this inn, and we were very disappointed. There is a sign on the front of the building indicating that the Inn is a member of the Select Registry but the Inn is not listed with SR currently. It appears that a lot of attention went into decorating the Inn at one time, but it is now in need of serious cleaning and updating. We went downstairs for wine and cheese our first evening there and found moldy cheese. The "breakfast" doesn't compare to even a chain hotels' continental breakfast. A maid woke us one morning at 8:00 a.m. and then never came back to clean our room; when we asked about having the room freshened later that day (something we certainly expected given the price we paid) we were told the maid had left for the day but another staff member could come and make up our bed. We received packaged (frozen) cookies in the room some evenings, but not always. The attention to detail that we have come to expect from a bed and breakfast was lacking here.
Great location, nice staff, friendly atmosphere.
We stayed over Thanksgiving with 16 family members and found the overall stay to be good. Staff was friendly and very helpful with nice suggestions for dining and touring Savannah. The staff made arrangements for one of the tour companies to pick us up at the Pres. Quarters. The location is excellent, you are within walking distance of pretty much all of the historic sights and attractions.
Rooms were clean and in good condition, but to be fair they are showing some minor wear which is part of the ambience, after all it is an historic building.
Parking was fine, we even had family portraits taken in the parking area with an arch and Olgethorpe Square in the background.
Our kids missed the cookies one evening so we asked at the front desk the next day upon which the staff made sure all of us were amply supplied.
We had a nice stay.
Great place to stay...quite and relaxing and quaint
My husband and I recently stayed at the Presidents Quarters in Savannah, Georgia and had a pleasant experience. The property is well maintained and very clean. It is quiet and is located in the historic district. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly...especially Joe, the night manager/security. He went above and beyond to see that our stay at the Inn was enjoyable. He even went as far as giving us a brief tour of their sister property the 1790 house and provide ghost stories to boot! It was a lot of fun!
Our room was beautiful and nicely decorated.
The only negative I can say is that the amenities are not what they used to be. I have visited this Inn twice prior to this stay, with the first visit about 10 years ago. During that time there were luxurious bathrobes provided, and a breakfast menu provide in the evening that you could check off what you wanted and it would be served in your room in the morning at the time chosen. The next visit (April 2006), we were disappointed to find no bathrobes and breakfast was not at the inn, but next door at the 1790 house, but it was adequate...a light buffet that could fill you up. This visit, only months later dwindled to a few pastries and mini-muffins and a few other "continental" items placed on the sideboard in the lobby. If it was my first visit to the Inn I would have found it perfectly acceptable, but knowing what amentities were provided in the past left me feeling somewhat disappointed.
Other than a dwindling list of amenities, I would still highly recommend this Inn to anyone wanting to visit the beautiful historic city of Savannah!!!