WELCOME TO EAST BAY INN
We're Glad You're Here!
On behalf of the entire staff here at East Bay Inn, 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.
Ronnie Jones, Innkeeper
East Bay Inn
Menu for Debi's Restaurant
Serving a popular array of Southern favorites, Debi's Restaurant on Bay is located on the Lower Level here at East Bay Inn. Take the elevator to the basement level, or enter through Tandem Coffee & Spirits on the first floor.
Tandem Coffee & Spirits
Get your visit to Savannah started right with a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine from Tandem Coffee & Spirits, courtesy of East Bay Inn. Tandem is located on the first floor, adjacent to the lobby. Present the voucher you were given at check-in to the bartender and enjoy your first beverage on us!
History of East Bay Inn
On June 17, 1852, Edward Padefford purchased the property and began construction on the building that would one day become East Bay Inn.
CIVIL WAR ERA: The simple design of the building, with its tall windows and elegant brickwork, echoes the Greek Revival Style that was popular in Savannah around the time of the Civil War. As typical with most commercial buildings of the period, the first floor features a façade made entirely of cast iron. The interior columns are also cast iron and can still be seen in the lobby and some guest rooms.
LATE 19th CENTURY: Cotton was king during this plentiful era of Savannah, and offices for cotton merchants and warehouses were located within the building. By the late 1800s, additional tenants included a steam bakery in the 1860s and foreign consul offices in the 1880s. During this time, cotton and grocery warehouses continued to be located on the lower levels of the building. The third floor housed a lodge meeting hall.
20th CENTURY: 1910 saw the last of the cotton merchants with offices in the building, as U.S. cotton sales were on the decline. In 1920, the Columbia Drug Company started their reign as the building’s longest tenant. From 1965 to 1983, this building—along with many in downtown Savannah—stood vacant. The 1980s saw a renewed interest in the historic preservation of the city, and in 1983, the building was purchased again. This historic structure was immediately renovated from a derelict old building into the East Bay Inn. Reconstruction was completed in 1984. Today, the inn has 28 guest rooms.
Favorite Things to Do in Savannah
With Distances From East Bay Inn
- Ghost & City Tours - Trolleys pick up near East Bay Inn
- River Street - Across the street
- Shopping and dining on Broughton Street - Walk 3 Blocks
- Spas - Several Options Within a Few Blocks
- Forsyth Park - Walk 1.2 Miles/25 Minutes
- City Market - Walk 0.4 Mile/9 Minutes
- Roundhouse Railroad Museum - Walk 1.1 Miles/23 Minutes
- The Ships of the Sea Museum - Walk 0.6 Mile/12 Minutes
- Jepson Center for the Arts and ArtZeum - Walk 0.6 Mile/12 Minutes
- Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace - Walk 0.5 Mile/10 minutes
- Davenport House - Walk 0.3 Mile/5 Minutes
- The Pirate's House - Walk 0.3 Mile/6 Minutes
- River Street Riverboat Company - Walk 1 Block
- Dolphin Magic - Walk 1 Block
- Oatland Island Education Center- Drive East 5.7 Miles/11 Minutes
- Tybee Island - Drive 17.5 Miles/28 Minutes
- Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum - Drive 16.4 Miles/26 Minutes
- Fort Pulaski - Drive 13.8 Miles/23 Minutes
- Old Fort Jackson - Drive 3.8 Miles/10 Minutes
- Wormsloe Plantation - Drive 9.3 Miles/14 Minutes
We're Pet Friendly
While East Bay Inn is pet friendly, we want to be sure all guests receive consideration when pets are in house. Here are a few policies and guidelines designed to keep all of our guests happy and pleased with their stay.
- Two pets are the maximum allowed in one room.
- Domestic animals only, please, such as a dog or a cat. Other pets may be considered on a case by case basis.
- Just a reminder...Chatham County Law requires pet owners clean up their pet’s waste and dispose of it properly.
- For their safety, pets need to remain within your control at all times, either on a leash or in a carrier. As long as your pet is well behaved and is secured in a pet carrier or crate, they may stay alone in your guest room. Please understand, however, that if your pet disturbs other guests or causes damage, it cannot be left alone in your room.
- With the exception of authorized service animals, pets are not allowed where food or beverages are served or provided.
- In order for Housekeeping to clean your room, your pet must be in it's carrier or crate. Contact Guest Services if you need to coordinate a cleaning time.
- It is very important for the safety and security of your pet that they not be left alone where they could exit your guest room if a staff member is entering your room.
- No one likes a mess. The Inn shall be entitled to charge if damages are incurred or if excessive cleaning is necessary as a result of your pet.
- Guest shall prevent pets from becoming vocal, disruptive or aggressive to other guests. East Bay Inn may require any guest with a pet to find other accommodations if we deem the pet to be dangerous, harmful or disruptive to Inn staff, property, or other guests.
Enjoy Savannah With Your Dog
- Take a Self-guided Walking Tour - With 22 parks and squares, Savannah's downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US. It's a great place to walk your dog! Take note of the doggie waste receptacles Savannah has installed. Most of the squares have an in-ground waste receptacle, noted by a green metal lid with a white stencil of a dog on it. You'll even find doggie water fountains positioned at nose level for your dog. There are two in Forsyth Park, one in Troupe Square, and another in Ellis Square.
- Go on a Pet-Friendly Tour - Most walking tours are pet friendly. We recommend Old Savannah Tours for a trolley tour if your dog prefers to ride. Perhaps the most dog-centric tour you'll find in Savannah is Oliver Bentley's Historic Dog Walk Tour.
- Enjoy Pet-Friendly Dining - Several restaurants within walking distance don't mind if your well-behaved dog sits quietly beneath your outdoor table. It's not unusual to find water bowls outside many downtown Savannah businesses.
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, East Bay Inn 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.
- 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.)
East Bay Inn
- 225 East Bay Street • Savannah, Georgia 31401
- Tel: (912) 238-1225 • Toll free: 1-800-500-1225
- email: email@example.com
Historic Inns of Savannah
- East Bay Inn is a member of the Historic Inns of Savannah collection. Our sister properties include: Olde Harbour Inn, Eliza Thompson House, The Gastonian, The Kehoe House, and The Marshall House.