Frugal Foodie Mama: Presidents' Quarters Inn- A Reflection of the Charm of Savannah

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Presidents' Quarters Inn- A Reflection of the Charm of Savannah

I would like to thank our gracious hosts at Presidents' Quarters Inn in Savannah, Georgia for our lovely stay. Other than providing our accommodations, I was not compensated for this review post in any other way. The opinions expressed below are 100% my own.

Presidents' Quarters Inn of Savannah, GA- a family friendly review via #travel
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Almost 10 years ago I feel in love with the charm and architecture of Savannah, Georgia.  I visited the city once more after that, but knew it would not be my last visit.  
When my husband & I married over 3 years ago and then had our daughter a year later, I knew we would have to travel to this lovely city as a family.

We enjoy traveling to places that not only provide vacation fun, but that also tell a story.
And boy does Savannah have stories to tell! ;)
But there will be more about that in tomorrow's post...

We sort of have a thing for staying at bed & breakfasts and inns when possible as opposed to hotels when we travel. 

Traveling with a family, you want stay at a place that feels like a home away from home.
And the Presidents' Quarters Inn located at 225 East President Street at Oglethorpe Square, in the heart of Savannah's historic district certainly filled the bill for us...

For our two night stay, we roomed in the George Washington Suite- a two level loft suite on the top floor.
The loft of the suite was spacious with a full bathroom and a comfy king-sized bed. And let me tell you, that bed was a real treat for these two parents who are currently bed-sharing still with a sometimes restless toddler... ;)

The downstairs was basically a family living area complete with seating, pull out sofa bed (that served my teenage son well that night), a fridge, and half bathroom.

After our first full day in Savannah, one worn out little girl found the king size bed in our suite quite comfortable. ;)

Let's talk about the complimentary afternoon wine & hors d' oeuvres for a moment, shall we? I have to say this was my first time staying at an inn or bed & breakfast that offered this little extra something special, and we have stayed at B&B's in Virginia wine country a number of times.

We partook of the complimentary wine hour our second night before heading over to the 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant for our dinner reservations (which the staff of the inn so graciously made for us).  The staff brought a glass of juice for our two year old while mommy and daddy enjoyed a glass of wine... or two. ;)
The wine hour was also a wonderful opportunity to meet other guests staying at the inn and to swap travel stories.

Presidents' Quarters Inn of Savannah, GA- a family friendly review via #travel

Another amenity I found to be unique to the Presidents' Quarter Inn was how the daily breakfast was served.  My typical experience with the breakfasts served at inns has been to come down between the designated hours where a variety of items are provided- some freshly cooked or baked & others provided by local shops, you eat what you want, and then mosey back to your room.

At Presidents' Quarters, you choose a time to come down and eat and if you would like the Chef's Choice or the Continental breakfast the evening before
Then you come down at your scheduled time the next morning and have your freshly prepared meals within minutes. 
You don't have to worry about coming down to a crowded eating area.  And you know your breakfast has been freshly prepared right then- Genius!

Baby girl was a huge fan of the Continental breakfast (pictured above) and had it both mornings. The huge bowl of fresh fruit accompanied by yogurt and granola was beautiful and fresh.

My husband and I opted for the Chef's Choice both mornings. For our last morning at the inn, the freshly made breakfast was Bananas Foster French Toast. I mean, how amazing does this look?? 

You could choose to sit inside or dine outside in their beautiful courtyard to enjoy your breakfast or the wine hour...

Presidents' Quarters Inn of Savannah, GA- a family friendly review via #travel

My family-friendly breakdown of the Presidents' Quarters Inn-
Pros of Staying at the Presidents' Quarters Inn:
  • Free parking in the inn's private lot
  • Within walking distance of all of Savannah's historic sites & tourist favorites
  • Scheduled breakfast
  • Complimentary wine hour with hors d' oeuvres each day of your stay
  • Friendly & attentive staff who is at the ready with restaurant & activity recommendations & can help with reservations
  • Evening turn-down service complete with chocolates
Cons of Staying at the Presidents' Quarter Inn:
  • If you are staying with younger children, they do not provide high chairs or cribs. You will also have to bring your own baby-proofing supplies (outlet covers, a portable safety gate, etc).
Of course, if you are considering staying at the Inn sans the kiddos, then there are really no cons to staying here. ;)

All in all, our stay at the Presidents' Quarters Inn was enjoyable and comfortable for our family. And the inn definitely reflected the charm of the city surrounding it.

Click here for a full listing of the rooms available at the Presidents' Quarters Inn. Some of the rooms even feature private balconies! You can actually see two of the balconies in the second photo of this post.

To book a room at the Presidents' Quarters Inn, just click below!

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Where will YOU be staying during your next trip to the charming city of Savannah?