$219 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 2, 2015 Check-out: Mar 3, 2015

Hamilton-Turner Inn

4 stars
View map of 330 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31401

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
5 reviews
A Holiday Treat

Fabulous service. The staff will make sure that you have a cab or any other form of transportation... See full review

  • diane z.
  • Jan 14, 2015
Great experience

Excellent hotel, but the room was a bit small for the price. Food was excellent. See full review

  • sueser
  • Sep 29, 2014
Impressive in workmanship and size, the park-side mansion was built in 1873 for Samuel Pugh Hamilton and his family. Mr. Hamilton was a successful businessman and prominent Savannah citizen and alderman.
He and his wife, Sarah V. Hamilton, created a social center for Savannahs elite, hosting a variety of society activities in their home.
The Hamilton mansion was the first residence in Savannah with electricity. In 1883 electric lights were installed in the salon. Spectators witnessing the inaugural room lighting feared the house would explode. The entire house was fitted with electric lights by 1886. It was no coincidence that the illustrious Samuel Hamilton became the President of the Brush Electric Light & Power Company around the same time his prestigious mansion was illuminated, encouraging the acceptance of the invention.
Because of the Hamilton mansions tin roof, it withstood the Savannah fire of 1898. All of the homes on Lafayette Square survived the fire due to their heat resistant roofing. A neighbor on the square, St. John the Baptist Cathedral completed the same year as the Hamilton mansion was not as fortunate.
In 1915 Dr. Francis Turner purchased the house from the Hamilton estate. He and his family lived there until 1926, when they opened the house up for boarding. The mansion became a home for the Marine Hospital nurses in 1928. The Turner family moved back to the mansion in the 1940s, and the basement of the house served as office space for Dr. Turners practice. Dr. Turner was known by neighbors as an electric car enthusiast, preferring electric to the noise and smell of gas cars.
The Turner family sold the house to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in 1965. The Cathedral purchased the property to provide a playground for their school, nearby. Once this plan published, the Historic Savannah Foundation began petitioning to save the house from demolition. After years of negotiations the mansion was saved from destruction in the late 1960s by the Historic Savannah Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1955 to protect endangered buildings in Savannahs historic district.
Over the next 30 years the Hamilton-Turner House under several owners and management was an apartment building. The house was embroiled in scandal under the management of Joe Odom. His raucous parties made famous through the John Berendt book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil troubled neighbors on Lafayette Square.

The Hamilton-Turner mansion was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1997 by Charlie and Sue Strickland. The Hamilton-Turner Inn restoration and preservation passed to Rob and Jane Sales in February of 2003. The present owners take seriously the task of continuing the legacy of maintaining and upgrading this fine historic building in cooperation with the Historic Savannah Foundation. As long time Innkeepers, Susie Ridder plans to put her experience to good use, over the next three years, investing a considerable amount to do necessary restoration to the building, returning The Hamilton-Turner Inn to its original grandeur.

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Hamilton-Turner Inn Rooms

Carraige House
Featuring the Flannery OConnor Room or Conrad Aiken Room. Throw open the French doors of the Flannery OConnor Room at Hamilton-Turner Inn to let in the Southern breeze from the courtyard patio. Room 501, with its carriage-house feel, features a stylish iron queen-sized bed and single whirlpool spa bath and shower combination. The Conrad Aiken Room at Hamilton-Turner Inn features a king-sized, four-poster bed and charming casement windows that overlook tree-lined Charlton Street. Room 502 boasts a quaint bath and shower combination.
Johnny Mercer Room
For an inspired stay, enjoy the light-filled seating area nestled in the bay window in room 202. The Johnny Mercer Room offers a four-poster queen bed, soaring twelve foot ceilings, claw foot soaking bath and vintage chest sink.
Conrad Aiken Room
The Conrad Aiken Room at Hamilton-Turner Inn features a king-sized, four-poster bed and charming casement windows that overlook tree-lined Charlton Street. Room 502 boasts a quaint bath and shower combination.
Button Gwinnet Suite
After a long day of sightseeing, the Button Gwinnet Suite at Hamilton-Turner Inn is just the place for you. The clawfoot soaking tub and shower combination, complemented by a comfortable king-sized bed, makes the spacious Suite 402 an ultimate place for relaxation. A separate sitting area with elegant treetop views provides the coziness of home.
Julia Scarborough Room
Enjoy a courtyard garden view in the Julia Scarborough Room at Hamilton-Turner Inn. The carriage-house Room 503 has a queen-sized sleigh bed for comfort. The full, private bathroom is a few steps outside of the room and can only be opened with the key to the room.
Mary Telfair or Eli Whitney Room
A beautiful bay window and sitting area provide views through magnolia and oak tree branches in the Mary Telfair Room at Hamilton-Turner Inn. The 12-foot ceiling in Room 303 makes the room feel spacious while boasting a queen-sized bed and clawfoot soaking tub and shower combination. The largest of the courtyard-level accommodations, the Eli Whitney Room at Hamilton-Turner Inn features cheerful dcor and exposed brick. Room 103 features a queen-sized sleigh bed, private garden entrance and clawfoot soaking tub and shower combination.
Earl of Chatham Suite
Deep red walls envelop the luxury that is the Earl of Chatham Suite at Hamilton-Turner Inn. Suite 401 overlooks the treetops of picturesque Lafayette Square and features two queen-sized beds with a separate cozy sitting area. The double whirlpool spa bath and shower combination is a great way to begin the day before a hearty, home-cooked breakfast.
John Wesley
The John Wesley Suite at Hamilton-Turner Inn has got spirit with its two queen-sized, four-poster beds and cozy sitting area around a romantic fireplace. View Lafayette Square and cathedral spires from high atop our historic bed and breakfast. Suite 404 also boasts a spacious bathroom complete with a double whirlpool spa bath and shower combination.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Free full breakfast
Restaurant
Services
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed

Dining

Hamilton-Turner Inn
The restaurant at the Hamilton-Turner Inn offers a full Southern breakfast that is complimentary each morning of your stay.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 AM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Hamilton-Turner Inn

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
diane z.
Business
laplace
Jan 14, 2015

A Holiday Treat

Fabulous service. The staff will make sure that you have a cab or any other form of transportation at a designated time. The breakfasts were divine and then throughout the day cookies, wine, cheese appetizers and port are set out. Starting on January 5, 2014, the bathrooms on the third floor, along with the living room were set to be renovated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sueser
Business
Chapel Hill NC
Sep 29, 2014

Great experience

Excellent hotel, but the room was a bit small for the price. Food was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hamilton-Turner Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mherndon11
Business
Georgia
Jun 2, 2014

Remarkable Inn

This was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we were not disappointed. The staff was conscientious and courteous with polite, prompt replies to our needs. The location in Lafayette Square was in easy walking distance to the attractions of the historic district. We stayed in room 101, the Casmir Pulaski. It is ground level with a private door to the street level of the square. The room's furnishings and marble accents were warm and blended the modern with touches of nineteenth century period decor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hamilton-Turner Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Paul, MN
Mar 29, 2010

Beautiful inn

This was our first visit to Savannah and the staff was extremely helpful in making recommendations on how we should explore the city and made tour reservations on our behalf. Savannah was a great place to visit made even more enjoyable by staying in a beautiful inn located in the heart of the historic district. We also enjoyed meeting other couples over a glass of wine in the evening, sharing highlights of our discoveries.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hamilton-Turner Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA.
Aug 31, 2009

Wonderful overnight !

Anniversary one-night stay. We felt right at home as soon as we were greeted by the friendly staff. The Inn was beautiful and in a superb location with lovely rooms. All food and beverages were delicious, graciously offered and served.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cream of Crab Chowder at local Distillery is a must-try! Cathedral of St. John The Baptist is Heaven on Earth - really!

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