WELCOME TO THE KEHOE HOUSE
We're Glad You're Here!
On behalf of the entire staff here at The Kehoe House, I'd like to welcome you to Savannah. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to ask! Whether you need restaurant recommendations, or directions to some of the great things to do in Savannah, we're here to help. You'll find brochures, tour tickets, and a knowledgeable local Savannah concierge on duty, so please just let us know how we can help you make the most of your time here in Savannah.
Mitch Linder, Innkeeper, The Kehoe House
CHANNELS FOR THESE ROOMS:
Pierpont, Emma Kelly, Whitfield, Treutlen, Bolzius, Lowe, Tomochichi, Oglethorpe
CHANNELS FOR THESE ROOMS:
Mercer, Wesley, Tybee, Finch, Fiore
Wine for Your Room
While there are lots of fun places to enjoy a glass of wine in Savannah, sometimes there's nothing better than just relaxing with a glass in your room. Dial 0 for the Front Desk, and we'll bring up a bottle of your choice.
- Private Label Pinot Grigio - $15
- Private Label Pinot Noir - $15
- Private Label Merlot - $15
- Private Label Cabernet Sauvignon - $15
Chef-Prepared Southern Breakfast
Enjoy your made-to-order breakfast each morning in the location of your choosing, in our double parlor, on a veranda, in our garden courtyard, or delivered to your room on a silver tray. Just let us know what your breakfast preferences are, and we'll take care of it all for you in the morning!
History of The Kehoe House
Humble Beginnings: In 1851, at the age of 8, William Kehoe immigrated to America from County Wexford, Ireland, with his mother, father, four brothers, and three sisters in tow. The family settled in the Old Fort District of Savannah with other Irish immigrants. William apprenticed in an iron foundry and worked his way up to foreman.
Eventually, he bought the foundry, which at that time was located east of Broughton Street. After World War I, he built a new foundry on the riverfront and quickly became one of Savannah's most successful and prominent businessmen.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE KEHOE HOUSE: In 1868, William Kehoe married Anne Flood and the two quickly started a family. Their first home, located on Columbia Square, was 130 Habersham Street. As his business and family grew, Kehoe built a larger, more stately home. He liked the Historic District so much that he purchased the southern half of the lot, located diagonally across the street, for $950.
The Kehoe House was designed by DeWitt Bruyn, and was built at the cost of $25,000. The home was completed in May of 1892, whereupon Mr. and Mrs. Kehoe and their 10 children moved into their new home.
THE LEGACY LIVES ON: Mr. Kehoe's heirs sold the house in 1927. In the 50 years following the sale, the property was used as a family home, funeral parlor, and held for a time by Alabama and New York Jets football star, Joe Namath. In 1990, Mr. Namath sold the property, and after a two-year renovation, the property opened as a historic bed and breakfast inn aptly named The William Kehoe House. The property was sold again in 2003, and purchased by its current owner, HLC Hotels, in May of 2007. HLC's corporate office is now located on the 4th floor of The Kehoe House.
Favorite Things to Do in Savannah
With Distances From The Kehoe House
- The Davenport House Museum - Next door
- 1790 Restaurant & Pub - Next door
- Ghost Tours - Trolleys pick up from The Kehoe House
- Savannah City/History Tours - Trolleys pick up from here also.
- Shopping and dining on Broughton Street - Just a block away
- Spas - Several options within a few blocks
- River Street - Walk 7 blocks
- Forsyth Park - Walk 1.0 Mile - 15 minutes
- City Market - Walk 7 blocks
- Telfair & Jepson Museums - Walk 8 blocks
- The Owens Thomas House Museum - One block behind Kehoe House
- Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace - Walk 5 minutes
- Mercer House - 7 Minutes
- Colonial Park Cemetery - Walk 3 minutes
- Bonaventure Cemetery - Drive 3.9 miles - 14 Minutes
- Wormsloe Plantation - Drive 9.2 Miles - 14 Minutes
- Tybee Island - Savannah's Beach - Drive 17.2 miles - 26 Minutes
- Fort Pulaski - Drive 13.5 Miles - 23 Minutes
Safety & Security
We know, we know — when you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is hotel security! Humor us and take a look at these security tips. We want you to have fun, and be safe during your stay with us, or at any hotel. Read on for some top hotel safety tips that are good to know, no matter where you stay.
- Keep your door locked at all times whenever you’re in your room --- including the deadbolt, Never prop your door open, no matter how briefly.
- At night, leave a pair of shoes next to the bed in case you need to leave in a hurry. Keep your room key card, wallet, and smartphone close at hand as well.
- Never open your door to someone until you’re sure of his or her identity; use the peephole instead. Do not allow anyone into your room without making identification first. If there is any doubt about the person’s identity, please contact the Front Desk.
- Each of our guest rooms is equipped with individual safes for securing your valuables. Don’t leave your passport behind. It’s best to have it with you.
- Safeguard your key card. Do not leave it in your room or give it to anyone. When you are ready to check out, please return your card to the Front Desk. We re-program the cards and use them again!
- Grab an extra business card or two from the Front Desk. Place one by the phone in your room. If there is an emergency, and you call for help, you’ll have the name and address of your location. Place the other in your pocket or purse. If you have to take a cab or if you get lost, you'll have our address handy.
Fire Emergency Info
- For your safety, The Kehoe House is protected by both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system.
- Near the door you'll find a map showing the location of all fire exits near your room. Study the routes to the exits. These exits are at each end of the corridors and are illuminated with a red light.
- Become familiar with the operation of the door lock. You should never leave your room without your room key, nor should you leave your door open.
- In the event of a fire please observe the following safety procedures:
- Obtain your room key card and go to the door. Feel the door with the back of your hand for heat. If the door is hot, do not exit.
- With your door ajar, check the corridor to ensure it is safe.
- Exit, and close your door behind you. Walk to the nearest safe exit. If there is smoke present drop to your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest exit.
- If unable to exit your guest room, please follow these procedures:
- Contact the Hotel Operator and give them your room number and number of persons in the room.
- Turn off all heat or air conditioning controls.
- Fill the bathtub and sink with water. This water may be used to wet towels or fight fire if needed.
- Hang or wave a bed sheet by the window to attract attention
- Should it become necessary to leave your room, remember to crawl on your hands and knees under smoke.
- In any emergency, remain calm and do not panic.
Georgia Hotel Laws
G E O R G I A
The Following are rates for this room: 1 person - $500, 2 persons - $500, 3 persons - $500, 4 persons - $500
- Rules & Regulations
- The Rules and Regulations of this Hotel are such as prevail in all First Class Hotels. The cooperation of our guests is kindly requested so that all may be better served. Kindly report any inattention on the part of any employee to the management. All moneys, jewelry, coats, valises and other valuables must be left at the office and checks received therefore: otherwise the proprietor will not be responsible for any loss.
- GUESTS ARE REQUIRED to deposit money, jewels and other valuables at the main desk for safekeeping, otherwise the hotel/motel will not be responsible for any loss in accepting valuables for safekeeping. Liability for any loss is limited to that provided for under the laws of the state of Georgia. Please keep your doors locked. Your cooperation is appreciated.
- Georgia Hotel Laws
- 43 -21-10. Deposit of valuables by guest with Innkeeper. The innkeeper may provide a safe or other place of deposit for valuable articles and, by posting a notice thereof, may require his guests to place such valuable articles therein or he shall be relieved from responsibility for such articles. For all valuable articles placed by guest with an innkeeper for safekeeping, the innkeeper shall give a receipt therefore to evidence the fact of such deposit. No guest shall recover from the innkeeper more than $750.00 for loss of valuable articles deposited with the innkeeper unless such guest shall possess the receipt of the innkeeper for the valuable articles claimed to have been lost. (Acts of 1922, p. 52.)
- 43 -21-11. Limitation of Innkeeper’s liability for loss of valuables in containers. (a) No hotel, apartment hotel, or innkeeper shall be responsible in an amount in excess of $1,000.00 for the loss or theft of any valuables, including cash, jewelry, etc., which are contained in a package, box, bag or other container left with hotel proprietor or innkeeper to be placed in the safe or other depository of the hotel or inn. Provided that the liability of the hotel or innkeeper may be increased to an amount in excess of $1,000.00 by a written contract entered into between the parties providing a greater liability; provided further, that the contract shall not call for any additional cost to guest.
- (b) A notice containing the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be posted in a conspicuous place in all rooms of the hotel occupied by guests. (Acts of 1943, p. 313.)
- 43 -21-12. Presumption of Law; defenses; limitation of innkeeper’s liability for loss of personal property in case of loss of property entrusted by a guest to an innkeeper. It will be presumed that the innkeeper failed to exercise extraordinary diligence with regard to such property. Negligence or default by the guest himself, of which the loss is a consequence, shall be a sufficient defense. The liability of the innkeeper for loss of or injury to personal property placed by any guest under his care, other than valuables or articles which must be delivered to the innkeeper to be deposited in a safe or other place of deposit, shall not exceed the sum of $1,000, provided, that any guest may, at any time before loss, damage, or destruction of his property, notify the innkeeper in writing that his property exceeds in value the sum of $1,000 and shall, upon demand of the innkeeper, furnish him a list or schedule of the same, with the value thereof, in which case the innkeeper shall be liable for the full value of such property in case of loss, damage or destruction because of negligence on his part: provided, further, that the innkeeper shall post a copy of this code section, printed in distinct type on the inside of the door of the guest’s room. The innkeeper may adopt reasonable regulations for his own protection, and the publication of such rules to his guests shall bind them to comply therewith. (Acts of 1922, p. 52.)
- 43 -21-13. Defrauding Hotels and Boarding Houses. Any person who, with intent to defraud, shall obtain food, lodging or other accommodation at any hotel, inn, boarding house, or eating place, except when credit shall be given therefore by express agreement, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Acts 1910, p. 137; 1957, p.335.)
- 43 -21-14. Proof of intent to defraud. Proof that food, lodging or other accommodation was obtained by false pretense, or by false or fictitious show or pretense of any baggage or other property, by such person obtaining such food, lodging, or other accommodation; or that such person absconded without paying or offering to pay for such food, lodging, or other accommodation; or that such person gave in payment for such food, lodging or other accommodation any check or draft made payable at sight, on demand or on a date not subsequent to the date when the same was drawn, which check or draft payment was refused on presentation; or that such person surreptitiously removed or attempted to remove there from his baggage or other property brought with him to such hotel, inn, boarding house, or eating house, without having paid for or having offered to pay for such food, lodging, or other accommodations so furnished him, shall be prima-facie evidence of the fraudulent intent mentioned in Code Section 43-21-13. No person shall be convicted under Code Section 43-21-13 where there shall have been an agreement to delay payment for such food, lodging, or other accommodation until a date after such person shall have terminated his relation as a guest at such hotel, inn, boarding house or eating house. (Acts of 1910, p.p. 137 , 139.)
The Kehoe House
- 123 Habersham Street • Savannah, Georgia 31401
- Tel: (912) 232-1020 • Toll free: 1-800-820-1020
- email: email@example.com
Historic Inns of Savannah
- The Kehoe House is a member of the Historic Inns of Savannah collection. Our sister properties include: Olde Harbour Inn, Eliza Thompson House, The Gastonian, The Marshall House, and East Bay Inn.