A historic Savannah inn
13 Rooms / 4 Suites
The Hamilton-Turner Inn has the unique distinction of being one of the most photographed buildings in Savannah, partially thanks to its 1873 Second Empire architectural beauty, and partially for its role as a party hot spot in “The Book” (Savannahians’ moniker for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). Rumor even has it that the character of Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind was based on Samuel Hamilton, the house's original owner and city's mayor, business owner, blockade runner and all-around ostentatious man.
You’ll feel like one of Hamilton’s personal guests during a stay at this historic inn, with extras such as all-day tea and coffee, afternoon fresh-baked goods created by the inn's pastry chef, and evening port with cookies showered on guests. These treats are laid out in the parlor room — decorated much like the rest of the former grand home with a mix of original and reproduction antiques of the era. Complimentary breakfast is served in the adjacent dining area, where an open kitchen produces daily specials that range from vegetable frittatas to fruit pancakes.
Hamilton-Turner sits on one of Savannah’s 22 beautiful squares, Lafayette Square. Like all of the city’s squares, it has a few distinguishing characteristics. It faces the area’s most recognizable church, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Plus, this square is home to a fountain — dyed green every St. Patrick’s Day — that commemorates the 250th anniversary of the founding of Georgia. The Savannah hotel is also next door to the childhood home of author Flannery O’Connor.