The River Street Inn is a great Savannah experience with a distinctive sense of style that we want to share with you. The central Atrium, with 5 floors wrapped around it, is the backdrop for antique and reproduction furnishings, evoking the subtle sophistication of Savannah. The Inn has been preserved with the feeling of yesteryear but with all the modrn conveniences. Experience Charming Riverfront Hospitality.
The romantic ambiance of Savannah and the Antebellum South is found in the Inn's theme and decor, from hardwood floors and four-poster beds, to plush carpeting and private balconies. All 86 guest rooms are well appointed, offering views of the Savannah River to the North and Savannah's Historic District to the South.
Guests can enjoy walking onto the French-style balconies to watch the huge ocean freighters pass, or watch the night sky through floor-length windows. There are period furnishings and guests may choose from smoking or non-smoking rooms. ADA accessible.
Perched above the Savannah River on the bluff overlooking Savannah's popular River Street, the Inn's past is intertwined with that of its historic surroundings - which shaped its design. From the building's humble beginnings in 1817, adjuacent to the Cotton Exchange, the structure was used for the storing, grading and exporting of the city's main export of the age - Cotton.
The original two floors were built of ballast stones in 1817. In 1854 came the addition of the final three floors to accomodate the prosperous cotton industry. Alleys, walks and bridges gave traders access to all floors from the bluff to move cotton bales. Known as "Factor's Walk," after the professionals who graded the cotton, these alleys and the riverside street of ballast stone add to the Inn's character. These stones were brought in as ballast in the numerous ships that traveled from Europe and unloaded to make room for valuable cotton.
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