Are you the type of person who likes staying in places that are a little bit spooky and mysterious? Places where you’d almost be happy to be kept awake by unexplained sights and sounds? If so, then you’ll appreciate my list of the most haunted hotels in Savannah, Georgia.

These are the hotels where you have the best chance of experiencing Savannah’s famous Southern hospitality mixed with a few spooky chills and thrills to enhance your experience.

Each hotel is located in the Historic District, so any of the three would make a perfect home base if you’re planning your itinerary around Savannah ghost tours and all things spooky.

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Quick Guide to Haunted Hotels in Savannah

Just so you know, the most haunted hotels in Savannah tend to garner their spooky reputations based on age and historical events — plus the occasional unexplained incidents, of course.

Luckily for us, there are plenty of old and historic places to stay in Savannah!

If you’re in a hurry and just want a quick answer, The Marshall House is my top choice.

The Marshall House

The Marshall House | 123 E Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Whenever you search for haunted hotels in Savannah, The Marshall House usually ranks near the top of the list.

Guests have reported hearing the sounds of children laughing and rolling balls across the floors, seeing mysterious flickering lights, and noticing faucets that turn off and on when no one is nearby.

Some have even reported getting a whiff of an odd smell in the two rooms that are considered the most haunted (rooms 414 and 420).

The odor is reportedly similar to the stench of decaying bodies.


Since the hotel was used as a makeshift hospital during the Civil War and multiple Yellow Fever outbreaks, that’s where the decaying bodies smell is said to originate.

According to members of my private Facebook group, the most haunted rooms at the Marshall House are rooms 214, 313, 314, 414, and 420.

As for hotel’s marketing team… well, let’s just say they don’t seem to mind the spooky reputation.

As a general rule of thumb: The more haunted a location’s reputation is in Savannah, the more money it makes for the owners.

In the “related reading” post linked below, you can read in-depth about the hotel — including comments from people who stayed there recently and had rather unique experiences.

B&W image of the entry level of The Marshall House at night with a doorman standing under a sign with the hotel's logo (a pineapple)
The Marshall House is an elegant, Southern-style property with very friendly staff! | ©ErinClarkson

The Marshall House walking distance to:
🚢 River Street: Less than 10 minutes
🍻 City Market: Less than 10 minutes
🌳 Forsyth Park: Less than 20 minutes
🍳 Quinn’s (breakfast): Less than two minutes
🍤 Chive Sea Bar (lunch): Approximately five minutes
🥘 45 Bistro (dinner): On site

The Marshall House: Check rates here.

Related Reading: Is The Marshall House Really the Most Haunted Hotel in Savannah?

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East Bay Inn

East Bay Inn | 225 E. Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

This is another hotel in Savannah that’s happy to play up its haunted factor.

The staff at the inn has nicknamed their resident spirit “Charlie,” and he falls a bit on the mischievous side.

Charlie reportedly takes items from guests, makes the lights flicker, and dresses in period attire.

(I’m picturing him in a tophat, but I’ve never actually run across him.)

Despite the sticky fingers, he’s said to be a friendly fella!

Overall, East Bay Inn is a hotel I recommend frequently and one readers consistently rank as a top Savannah Historic District hotel.

I love the historic aspect of the inn, the exposed brick walls throughout the interior, and that it’s within easy walking distance to restaurants and attractions.

Members in my Facebook group who have stayed there give it rave reviews, too.

Brick building facade with black shuttered windows and American flags hanging over the front entrance. Sign above the entrance reads East Bay Inn
East Bay Inn is charming, with beautiful exposed brick walls in many rooms. | ©ErinClarkson

East Bay Inn walking distance to:
🚢 River Street: Less than five minutes
🍻 City Market: Less than 10 minutes
🌳 Forsyth Park: Approximately 20 minutes
🍳 Debi’s Restaurant (breakfast): On-site
🥪 B. Matthews Eatery (lunch): One to two minutes
🍔 Treylor Park (dinner): One to two minutes

East Bay Inn: Check rates here.

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17Hundred90 Inn

17Hundred90Inn | 307 E President Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401

This historic inn is located on the east side of Savannah’s Historic District.

It’s deep in a residential area where it’s common to hear the clippity-clop of horses pulling carriages down the street at night.

The inn is reportedly haunted by one or two friendly ghosts, as well as one who isn’t so friendly.

Ghost Anna is the most well-known ghost said to haunt 17Hundred90 Inn.

In fact, when Miley Cyrus was in the area filming “The Last Song,” she stayed in Room 204 and claimed she received a visit from Ghost Anna — one of the inn’s friendly and playful spirits.

Thaddeus is another friendly ghost. He’s so nice that he leaves pennies around the inn for guests to find and keep as souvenirs!

The unfriendly ghost doesn’t have a name, but he reportedly hangs out in the inn’s restaurant and tosses items at the kitchen staff.

The wood and brick 3-story facade of the 17Hundred90 Inn at night, with spooky shadows from the trees visible on the road in front of the inn. A horse and carriage is traveling on the road beside the inn.
17Hundred90 Inn is in a residential area, so expect it to feel more like a neighborhood. | ©ErinClarkson

17Hundred90 Inn walking distance to:
🚢 River Street: Approximately five minutes
🍻 City Market: Approximately 10 minutes
🌳 Forsyth Park: Less than 20 minutes
🍳 The Collins Quarter (brunch): Approximately five minutes
🥪 The Pirates’ House (lunch): Approximately five minutes
🍔 17Hundred90 Inn Restaurant (dinner): On-site

17Hundred90 Inn: Check rates here.

Related Reading: Is 17Hundred90 Inn Really Haunted by the Ghost of Anna?

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Haunted Hotels in Savannah Georgia: Summary

There you have it! Those are three of my favorite Savannah haunted hotels.

Just so you know, if you’re planning to visit Savannah during October, it’s best to make your reservations at least a few months in advance.

If those three hotels aren’t available, try checking River Street Inn, Olde Harbour Inn, or one of my personal favorites, the Eliza Thompson House.

Savannah Travel Guide

If you’re in the beginning phase of planning a trip to Savannah, here are some handy resources I’ve created to help you out:

  • Savannah Quick-Start Guide – If you aren’t familiar with the city at all, start with this helpful post. It will give you a brief overview of Savannah.
  • Savannah First-Timer’s Guide – My ebook contains all of my most helpful Savannah travel tips in one handy downloadable guide.
  • Free Resources – When you sign up for my email list, you’ll gain access to printable checklists, photos of Savannah, and more.
  • Viator – This is the site I recommend for booking your ghost tours in Savannah.

When you purchase my ebook, you’ll also gain access to my private Facebook group about Savannah. It includes helpful trip reports and photos that other group members have shared.

Do you have questions about these or any other haunted hotels in Savannah, Georgia? Please let me know in the comments below.