menu

Hamilton Turner Inn


Hamilton Turner Inn:
Nestled on picturesque Lafayette Square, the Hamilton-Turner Inn is ideally situated in the center of Savannah's beautiful historic district for discovering

Click To Make Your Reservations


Reservations
Arrive
mm/dd/yyyy
Depart
Check Nearby Hotels


Starting At
$212 US $
per Night



Details of Hamilton Turner Inn, Savannah, Georgia Hotels & Resorts Details for Hamilton Turner Inn


 - Hamilton Turner Inn

Description


Impressive in workmanship and size, the park-side mansion was built in 1873 for Samuel Pugh Hamilton and his family . Mr . Hamilton was a successful businessman and prominent Savannah citizen and alderman . He and his wife, Sarah V . Hamilton, created a social center for Savannahs elite, hosting a variety of society activities in their home . The Hamilton mansion was the first residence in Savannah with electricity . In 1883 electric lights were installed in the salon . Spectators witnessing the inaugural room lighting feared the house would explode . The entire house was fitted with electric lights by 1886 . It was no coincidence that the illustrious Samuel Hamilton became the President of the Brush Electric Light & Power Company around the same time his prestigious mansion was illuminated, encouraging the acceptance of the invention . Because of the Hamilton mansions tin roof, it withstood the Savannah fire of 1898 . All of the homes on Lafayette Square survived the fire due to their heat resistant roofing . A neighbor on the square, St . John the Baptist Cathedral completed the same year as the Hamilton mansion was not as fortunate . In 1915 Dr . Francis Turner purchased the house from the Hamilton estate . He and his family lived there until 1926, when they opened the house up for boarding . The mansion became a home for the Marine Hospital nurses in 1928 . The Turner family moved back to the mansion in the 1940s, and the basement of the house served as office space for Dr . Turners practice . Dr . Turner was known by neighbors as an electric car enthusiast, preferring electric to the noise and smell of gas cars . The Turner family sold the house to the Cathedral of St . John the Baptist in 1965 . The Cathedral purchased the property to provide a playground for their school, nearby . Once this plan published, the Historic Savannah Foundation began petitioning to save the house from demolition . After years of negotiations the mansion was saved from destruction in the late 1960s by the Historic Savannah Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1955 to protect endangered buildings in Savannahs historic district . Over the next 30 years the Hamilton-Turner House under several owners and management was an apartment building . The house was embroiled in scandal under the management of Joe Odom . His raucous parties made famous through the John Berendt book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil troubled neighbors on Lafayette Square . The Hamilton-Turner mansion was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1997 by Charlie and Sue Strickland . The Hamilton-Turner Inn restoration and preservation passed to Rob and Jane Sales in February of 2003 . The present owners take seriously the task of continuing the legacy of maintaining and upgrading this fine historic building in cooperation with the Historic Savannah Foundation . As long time Innkeepers, Susie Ridder plans to put her experience to good use, over the next three years, investing a considerable amount to do necessary restoration to the building, returning The Hamilton-Turner Inn to its original grandeur .

Amenities


  • Pets accepted
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Family Rooms
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Private dining for groups
  • Non Smoking Rooms Availability
  • High-speed internet
  • Dry cleaning/laundry
  • First Class Hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Policies


Check-in Policy1500

Check-out Policy1100

General Information


Rating AAA

Click To Make Your Reservations





Similar Listings

Accommodation Options | View More...

Hilton Head Island Beach and Golf Home...

Hilton Head Island Beach and Golf Home18.1 mi away
Hilton Head Island, Georgia
Vacation Rentals


From USD $2,150 per Week
Hilton Head Vacation Getaway...

Hilton Head Vacation Getaway22.2 mi away
Hilton Head Island, Georgia
Vacation Rentals


From USD $1,900 per Week
Hilton Head Palmetto Dunes Condo Near Be...

Hilton Head Palmetto Dunes Condo Near Beach22.6 mi away
Hilton Head Island, Georgia
Vacation Rentals


From USD $645 per Week
OCEAN RESORT w/Largest Pool On Island On...

OCEAN RESORT w/Largest Pool On Island On Beach24.9 mi away
Hilton Head Island, Georgia
Hotels & Resorts


From USD $100 per Night
ATTENTION: Beach, Tennis,&Golf Lovers...

ATTENTION: Beach, Tennis,&Golf Lovers24.9 mi away
Hilton Head Island, Georgia
Vacation Rentals


From USD $125 per Night
Hilton Head Island...

Hilton Head Island25.1 mi away
Coast, Georgia
Vacation Rentals


From USD $600 per Week
Hoyt House Inn...

Hoyt House Inn99.8 mi away
Amelia Island, Georgia
Bed & Breakfasts


From USD $195 per Night
Beachcomber Vacations...

Beachcomber Vacations121.9 mi away
Myrtle Beach, Georgia
Vacation Rentals


Scenic Mountain RV Park and Campground...

Scenic Mountain RV Park and Campground142.8 mi away
Milledgeville, Georgia
Campgrounds & RV Parks


From USD $39 per Night
St Augustine Beach Vacation Resort Renta...

St Augustine Beach Vacation Resort Rentals154.4 mi away
Saint Augustine, Georgia
Vacation Rentals




More Vacation Ideas | View More...

Compass Sailing, LLC...

Compass Sailing, LLC7.2 mi away
Georgia
Sailing & Yacht Charters


From USD $395 per Trip
Darien River Wine Cruise...

Darien River Wine Cruise52.6 mi away
Darien, Georgia
Scenic Cruises & Boat Tours


From USD $40 per Trip
Coastal Georgia Golden Isles Boat Tours...

Coastal Georgia Golden Isles Boat Tours52.6 mi away
Darien, Georgia
Scenic Cruises & Boat Tours


Cap Fendig's Tours...

Cap Fendig's Tours65.4 mi away
Little Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Scenic Cruises & Boat Tours


From USD $25 per Trip
Affinity Charters...

Affinity Charters74.7 mi away
Johns Island, Georgia
Fishing Trips


Water Music Charters...

Water Music Charters77.2 mi away
Folly Beach, Georgia
Fishing Trips


From USD $280 per Trip
Low Country RV...

Low Country RV83.3 mi away
Charleston, Georgia
RV Rentals


From USD $80 per Night
The Reel Deal Charters...

The Reel Deal Charters83.3 mi away
Charleston, Georgia
Eco Tours


Fin Stalker Charters...

Fin Stalker Charters83.3 mi away
Charleston, Georgia
Fishing Trips


From USD $400 per Trip
Amelia River Cruises...

Amelia River Cruises99.3 mi away
Fernandina Beach, Georgia
Scenic Cruises & Boat Tours


From USD $16 per Trip



Advertise Your Accommodation or Travel Services


Create A ListingGreat Vacations & Exciting Destinations Listing
Add a multi-page listing promoting your accommodations, tours or travel services to customers on our network of travel sites. Your listing page can have up to 26 images, unlimited text, interactive map, availability calendar, ecards, photo-gallery and more.
Rates From US $17 Per Month    » View Details


Disclaimer: Information provided through RealAdventures website, newsletters, emails or other services has been provided directly by the companies and/or individuals owning or offering the products/services. RealAdventures does not guarantee or warranty the accuracy of the information contained herein. It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure the accuracy and clarity of any posted material and to determine the suitability of any service for their particular needs or requirements. Likewise, it is the responsibility of advertisers to determine the suitability and credit worthiness of potential customers prior to any transaction.


Listing # RA-1223210