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Most Family-Friendly Haunted Hotels in Savannah

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Savannah, Georgia is known for its beautiful architecture, rich history, and, of course, its haunted past. The city is home to a number of haunted hotels that are perfect for families looking for a spooky and exciting getaway. Here are the most and luxurious family-friendly haunted hotels in Savannah.

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The Marshall House

123 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

For those who love all things paranormal, a visit to the Marshall House Hotel, built in 1851, is a thrilling experience. The hotel’s historic atmosphere and haunted history is sure to give you and your family goosebumps. From strange noises and eerie apparitions to unexplained sightings and ghostly encounters, the Marshall House Hotel is a hot spot for paranormal activity. It was even a hospital for Civil War soldiers and during two yellow fever epidemics. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Union soldier who died of yellow fever during the Civil War. For the highest chance of a paranormal experience, stay on the wonderfully haunted 4th floor!

But the haunted Marshall House Hotel isn’t just a place for ghost hunters. It’s also a beautiful and historic hotel that offers luxurious accommodations and a range of amenities. The hotel’s old-world charm and Southern hospitality make it a unique and memorable place to stay.

Kids are welcomed at The Marshall House and there are rooms with two queen beds for families. At 45 Bistro, families can start their mornings with a delicious breakfast where two plates are included in the amenity fee and kids under 13 eat free. The hotel’s central location makes it easy to explore the sights and sounds of Savannah, including the famous Forsyth Park and the River Street.

Overall, the Marshall House Hotel is a unique and exciting destination for families looking for a spooky adventure. With its haunted history, luxurious amenities, and central location, this historic hotel is the perfect place for a haunted getaway.

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The Olde Harbour Inn

508 Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401

Built in 1812, Olde Harbour Inn is one of the oldest inns in Savannah’s historic district. For families, you can stay in one of the double queen rooms and enjoy the Inn’s central location to area attractions.

This charming inn is said to be haunted by several spirits with, “Hank,” being the most-often encountered “ghost” at the hotel. He is thought to be a former worker at the inn that perished in one of the past building fires. Most encounters happen in room 405 and 4056. Guests have reported smelling cigar smoke when no smokers were present, experiencing things moving around, coins dropping on the floor, and loud knocking.

There are also reports of the ghost of a former slave who drowned in the river near the inn. Guests have reported seeing his ghost near the river, as well as hearing strange noises and feeling a sense of unease in certain areas of the inn.

Olde Harbour Inn’s staff would be happy to organize tours that highlight local legends and stories of ghosts and house haunting.  Contact Guest Services to inquire about Ghost Tours.

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East Bay Inn

225 East Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Established in 1854, East Bay Inn has a long history and many ghost stories. “Charlie” is the resident ghost here who is said to be a former employee at the inn. The story goes that poor Charlie was cleaning room 325 and somehow fell out the window to his death. Guests say they can hear walking the halls at night, jiggling doorknobs, and misplacing items. Some have even claimed to see his full apparition wearing a black suit and top hat.

Beyond the paranormal excitement, guests can enjoy luxurious amenities including a complimentary glass of wine each evening of your stay. There is an on-site restaurant, Debi’s Restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch, as well as an on-site bar, Tandem, adjacent to the lobby. Rooms best suited for families are the double queens.

If you would like to learn more about the ghosts of East Bay Inn, there are a number of companies that offer haunted tours. Grave Encounters by Old Savannah Tours offers a family-friendly night tour that includes East Bay Inn.

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The Hamilton-Turner Inn

330 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401

This former parkside mansion was built in 1873 by Samuel Pugh Hamilton, or informally known as “The Lord of Lafayette Square.” However, the inn is most infamous for its mention in the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt as the location for wild parties thrown by Joe Odom, the manager of the Hamilton-Turner Inn at the time.

There’s no doubt it continues to be a spirited place, thanks to all the paranormal activity that is said to occur. Guests have reported hearing the sounds of children laughing, and billiard balls popping off a table and rolling across the floor. Some have reporting seeing a ghost of a man smoking a cigar on the rooftop or even holding a rifle. There are even reports of a Civil War soldier walking through the halls at night knocking on the doors of guest’s rooms.

For families, rent out James Turner Carriage House and enjoy three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a parlor and garden access along with a private entrance. The carriage House consists of The Flannery O’Conner, Conrad Aiken and Julia Scarborough rooms. Complimentary amenities include morning coffee or tea service, a chef prepared Southern Breakfast, afternoon refreshments, evening wine and hor d’oeuvres, and late night port and cookies. Everyone will enjoy the luxurious amenities, like a grand entryway and staircase, fireplaces, brocade wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and marble-topped end tables.

 

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That’s A Wrap!

Overall, Savannah is a great destination for families looking for a haunted getaway. From historic hotels to charming inns, the city is home to a number of family-friendly haunted hotels that are sure to provide a spooky and exciting adventure.

If you would like to do in Savannah see our full guide for things to do in Savannah with kids.

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