2015 St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

2015 St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Savannah is any thing but an ordinary event — so why stay in an ordinary hotel room when you visit?  Stay historic with Bed and Breakfasts of Savannah, a collection of six historic inns and boutique hotels in the downtown district near all the fun.

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is on Tuesday, March 17, starting at 10:15 am, but the festivities surrounding the parade officially start on Friday, March 13.  Here are our recommendations for more than an ordinary hotel for your St. Patrick’s Day stay in Savannah.

1) Olde Harbour Inn:  

To be in the very center of the excitement, book one of this hotel’s apartment-style guest suites on River Street.  Undoubtedly, this is the  best location in Savannah for being in the very center of  the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.  Olde Harbour Inn has some of the most spacious accommodations you’ll find anywhere in the city.  All the rooms are suites, and the hotel is pet and child friendly, if you want to bring the family. (Pets must have advanced reservations, as there’s a fee and limited rooms for your furry friends.)   As you might surmise, it’s not the most inexpensive time to stay on River Street, but your room rate includes enough amenities you’ll feel spoiled and pampered by your stay.  There’s breakfast and a wine and cheese reception served daily, and you can’t beat the location.  It’s literally just a step out the door to be on River Street.

2) The Marshall House:

The Marshall House was voted 2014 Best Boutique Hotel in Savannah by Savannah Magazine, and ranks right at the top of guests’ Savannah favorites on TripAdvisor.  This hotel is on Broughton Street and boasts one of Savannah’s  finest restaurants and a very upbeat and popular lounge, 45 Bistro, on its first floor.    Built in 1851,  The Marshall House has  sixty-eight  guest rooms.   Its Broughton Street location is a hot spot for a spirited good time for parade-goers.  There’s still availability for some rooms at this centrally located hotel.  We recommend a visit to their website or a phone call to work out the best room for you.

3) The East Bay Inn: 

Located directly on the parade route, this Inn is always popular for parade and people watching.  The East Bay Inn is perfectly situated for walking around through the party…then taking a break…and then re-joining the fun at your own leisure. This Inn is small and intimate — with only 28 guest rooms and its location on the parade route, it always sells out.  Give them a call if this sounds like your kind of place to enjoy the event.

4) The Eliza Thompson House:

Two blocks off the parade route, the Inn is located in the heart of residential historic Savannah.  Here’s you’ll be just a couple of blocks from Forsyth Park and the green’d fountain.  It’s near Savannah’s decorated  squares and popular historic sites, and has it’s own secret Savannah garden.  Highly recommended by guests on TripAdvisor, the Eliza Thompson House is a remarkable small hotel and makes a memorable place to stay.

5) The Kehoe House:

Classic and sophisticated, The Kehoe House Bed and Breakfast Inn is located on Columbia Square.  It is central to the parade and is just one block off Bay Street and two blocks from the River Street festivities.  It’s right around the corner from The Marshall House, so it’s convenient to Broughton Street, City Market and River Street.  However, this 4-diamond Inn has only 13 guest rooms, and will positively be sold out soon, so contact The Kehoe House soon if you wish to book the weekend here.

6) The Gastonian:

For fans of elegance, sophistication and the fun of Forsyth Park, this is a four-diamond hotel of choice, as it’s located one block away from the famous green’d fountain.  This award-winning inn is located in a residential neighborhood, near all the fun, but in an excellent position to provide a peaceful, truly relaxing Savannah afternoon after the party.  Of the six Inns in the B&B of Savannah collection, this is the most peaceful Inn during the celebrations.  Parking should be less troublesome here than in other parts of the city.

Wherever you choose to stay, we do hope to see you in Savannah!