Ballastone Inn

Select Registry member since 2005
Escape for an embellished romantic getaway vacation to yesteryear at Ballastone… the historic district’s most celebrated luxury Savannah, Georgia bed and breakfast. Ballastone, a 1838 stately mansion in the heart of the Historic District, is within walking distance to all restaurants, shops and dining, and centrally located at the intersection of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue.
14 East Oglethorpe Avenue Savannah, GA 31401 US
Ballastone Inn
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Voted best B&B/Inn of 2018 by Savannah Magazine readers, another year brings more awards and we are thrilled to be the best in Savannah!

Guest Reviews...

"It is not a place to stay, it is a place to go to."

"The Ballastone is an experience, the hospitality, the personnel, and the presence. The decor is indigenous to the unique Southern culture."

"The business of the Ballastone is one of relationships."

Escape to romantic Savannah at Ballastone Inn, the historic district’s celebrated, luxurious inn. Rejuvenate with an enchanting Savannah weekend to Ballastone, built in 1838, and enjoy Savannah’s five star rated luxury Inn. Ballastone is chosen year after year as Savannah’s most distinguished inn by those with discriminating taste. An antique bar is available with extended hours and a great selection of wines. Beautiful courtyard to relax in during the day or into the evening.  Stay awhile... there is no hurry at Ballastone.

Wake up to your own private dining table, a table for two privacy, greeted by your personal server and enjoy a chef inspired breakfast, with soft music in the background. After breakfast, get ready to explore the city on your own, a private tour or just stroll through the 21 separate parks during the day or take a quick trolley ride around the city. No car necessary, as we are located in the center of the city.

"It must be 4 o'clock somewhere" and right you's tea time at Ballastone.  Silver service attention as you enjoy the delectable sweets and sandwiches. Evenings are enchanting in Savannah! At  6 pm, a light appetizer is available at our bar, a great place to have a glass of wine before dinner.   Take a carriage ride through an amazing historical city to your dinner reservations at a top restaurant in Savannah, return for fellowship with other guests sipping evening sherry and port, or your favorite wine.  Bar hours at open until 11 pm.

Don't worry with your luggage, we have a hotel elevator to wisp you up and down, all four floors.  Handicapped parking right out the back door, street parking for other guests, don't worry, we will have your passes ready!


Inn Amenities: Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, National Historic Registry, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,

Food & Wine

At the Ballastone, intimate dining and privacy are our number one concern. Start the day off right with breakfast at a private table in the mansion or outside in the courtyard garden.

Ballastone breakfast specialties include complete continental bar with fresh breads, yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit and steel cut oatmeal. Included is a chef's special prepared with seasonal foods. Breakfast hour is from 8:00 till 10:00, our guests are never rushed! So take your time.

Tea time at Ballastone includes...

Fresh cream scones, delectable sweets and seasonal tea sandwiches alternating throughout the week. Offering all selections from your traditional tea, from tomato sandwiches to open faced radish and pesto. Our house-made pastries include fine tarts, cakes, and miniature petit fours.

Ballastone's antique bar is open all day to serve our guests with sodas, generous selection of wines, beers, champagne and soda. Join us anytime in the bar for a cool drink of your choice. Cash bar.

At 6:00 daily, join us in the Victorian Bar for a light appetizer.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: Limited to overnight guests

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental , Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea , Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres , Picnics Available

Rooms & Suites

Relax In Luxury... A private elevator at the back of the house, quickly takes you to the upper rooms in the house. Fall asleep in sumptuous Egyptian cotton linens, on the finest beds, to truly discover the most soothing comforts of Ballastone. Plush down pillows, quilted French duvet blankets, designer coverlets, and imported matelasse recall the essence of centuries past. *Ten rooms have antique coal reproduction fire sets and three rooms offer a large jacuzzi tub.

Accommodations: Suites, Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 16

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, iPod Docking Statio

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Feather-beds , Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Entrance, Telephones, Turndown Service, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

The best of the best, personally designed cakes for any occasion, flowers for that special birthday or anniversary, carriage rides to the restaurant of your choice, spooky ghost tour of Savannah at night, cultural private guide private car or walking. Just say the word and we are there for you.
Private for that private marriage ceremony or just a romantic weekend to renew the spirit. Let us know and we will have your special wine or beer in stock at our antique bar ready for you. Welcome to Savannah hospitality at its finest.

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, National Historic Registry, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: City/Metro


Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: No

Weddings & Events

Elegant weddings at the Ballastone!

Ballastone Inn is the perfect setting for an elegant, romantic wedding ceremony. Select our lovely front parlor or the lavish, private courtyard for your personal wedding for just the two of you. We will work with you to provide the exact services and amenities necessary to make your elopement an exquisite affair to remember! The ceremony can be scheduled any time between noon and 2:00pm (well after breakfast but before afternoon tea) in the afternoon and on any day of the week that you prefer.

Several wedding packages are available and may include:
Two-night stay in one of our luxurious suites
Service of wedding officiant
Wedding cake (for 2-10 people)
Bridal Bouquet: Seasonal Bouquet
Setting: Beautiful front parlor or Lavish courtyard
Chocolate covered strawberry and rose petal turndown service
Bottle of chilled champagne for toasting with cake cutting
Private horse drawn carriage ride
$100 gift certificate to either the Olde Pink House, Alligator Soul, Garibaldi or Circa 1875

Additional guidelines for wedding packages: You may have up to 6 attendees. 2 night minimum stay required. Additional upgrades available through our wedding coordinator.
Please phone us for additional information or if you require additional information. 912.236.1484 800.822.4553

Wedding/Events Capacity: 20-49

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Officiant, Caterer, Florist, Decorator

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: Indoor - up to 10 people; outdoor - up to 25 people

Banquet Seating: 25

Max Capacity Outdoor: 25

Business Travel & Events

Whole house rental, elegant intimate business meetings, catered dinner in house. Maximum 50 people.

# of Meeting Rooms: 3

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 50