East Bay Inn --- Rumored to be a Haunted Savannah Hotel
Part of the quirky and spectacular fun of Savannah is its reputation as a haunted city. East Bay Inn was built in 1852 just steps away from the dark waters of the Savannah River. The inn has its own place in the city's spooky folklore thanks to our “ghost,” who has been affectionately named “Charlie” by our staff.
About Our Reputation as a Haunted Savannah Hotel
Is East Bay Inn really haunted? Do we believe there's a ghost named Charlie living here at the Inn?
Well, who can say? Since Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia, it’s no surprise that we have our share of haunted attractions, and old buildings like East Bay Inn seem to be top picks for ghostly residents. From pub crawls to nightly haunted walks through the cemeteries, you're likely to find find a ghostly presence no matter where you go in Savannah. At East Bay Inn, we think it's fun, and we do enjoy the spirited fun Savannah's haunted reputation brings.
Is Charlie real? We can't say for sure, but here are a few guest comments about the matter.
Comments from Our Savannah Ghost Hunting Guests
Historical Charm and Southern hospitality!
Cocktail hour was great! Staff so helpful and personable. (Jennifer, Jasmine & Ernest) Rooms are so beautifully decorated. And Charley, the resident ghost, could be heard walking around! Mischievous little devil!Reviewed by Lisa on 2019 via Booking.com
“Hauntingly Charming Inn”
The Inn was beautiful with its natural brick walls, and cozy warm furnishings. My room was beautiful with 20 foot ceilings, wood floors (with a nice rug) a comfortable couch, and two queen 4 poster beds. The staff was super helpful, especially the valet, Earnest, and the night clerk, Jasmine. Loved the happy hour with wine and cheese, and the Inn was located across from the historical River front and two blocks from the theatre. Everything about it was perfect. I even got to meet Charley, the resident "ghost."Reviewed by Lisa R. on November 2018 via TripAdvisor
My friend and I took our daughter on a ghost hunting trip to Savannah and stayed at the East Bay Inn. The staff was wonderful. They were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The rooms were beautiful and well kept. We did get a few goose bumps and had a great time!! We will be back for sure!!
Reviewed by Sabrina B. on March 2019 via TripAdvisor
We loved everything about the East Bay Inn and wanted especially to thank staff who went out of their way to ensure our comfort and happiness . This is a beautiful historic Inn with appropriate period detail , close to downtown, SCAD, the waterfront and all the best Savannah has to offer . There is a VERY convenient garage nearby to park (within 2 blocks) ,multiple restaurants, lovely pink lemonade on tap for guests and multiple positive readings of our EMF meter- for our haunting and ghost hungry 12 year old who begged for another night.Reviewed by lauren2h2o on January 2019 via TripAdvisor
"Another Fantastic Stay"
Just returned from our second stay at the East Bay Inn, one of Savannah's historic hotels. They even have a resident ghost, Charlie, whom we missed meeting, again! As was our first stay, this stay was fantastic as well. Excellent value (free wine or beer coupons for their bar, as an example), great warm and welcoming staff, great rooms at a most reasonable price, for the heart of the entertainment district. The hotel is right in the thick of things, near numerous restaurants, shopping and the nightlife of River Street.Reviewed by mikeandwendy012018 on March 2019 via TripAdvisor
This hotel is gorgeous. The location is right in the middle of the main street of historic downtown. It has beautiful wood floors, beautiful brick walls, high ceilings, and it is decorated perfectly. The room was HUGE and stunning. The staff was incredibly kind and well informed. We parked right at the hotel with no problem at all. They are also pet friendly, but we stayed there with no pet. It was immaculate. They told us it was haunted by a friendly ghost named Charlie which my wife and I found funny and entertaining. In the middle of the night I swore I heard my wife call my name from the bathroom and I got up and the bathroom was empty. I looked back and she was fast asleep. Was it Charlie or just my mind playing a trick on me? The latter, but it's fun anyway.Reviewed by mcrownover33 on June 2018 via TripAdvisor